• Hank Shocklee, Bomb Squad, Public Enemy

    Best known for his innovative production techniques and founding the group Public Enemy, Shocklee has a distinctive, diverse background in the entertainment world.

    Whether working with a wide range of artists (Ice Cube, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Peter Gabriel, Slick Rick), scoring and producing film soundtracks (He Got Game, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Dangerous Minds, Juice) or as a music industry executive (Senior Vice President Universal MCA Records, Mary J. Blige, Patti LaBelle, K-Ci & JoJo, Gladys Knight) Shocklee has lead an illustrious career and track record as a producer, composer, record label executive and entrepreneur.

    Hank has recently invested in a TL Audio A2 stereo processor from our new top quality Discrete Class A Ebony range of processors.

    The unit was used by Hank for all his recent live shows alongside his brother Keith Shocklee for Bomb Squad, Shocklee Entertainment and Public Enemy performances across the world.

    Sarah Yule, Sales Director for TL Audio recently caught up with Hank for an exclusive interview on his career, production style, the use of the A2 and future projects from the industry legend that is Mr. Hank Shocklee.

    "The sound quality was bigger, the stereo separation was incredible, the compression was tight and the overall sound was big and loud but at the same time it wasn't harsh or brittle. So it allowed people to really get into my sound and it really made all the different colours and frequencies I have, stand out big!"

    Shocklee currently heads up his own New Media Entertainment company, Shocklee Entertainment, and is producing & scoring several music and film projects including his very own long awaited audio-visual project Shocktronica and soon to be released artists under the Shocklee Innertainment banner. Shocklee is also currently writing a book on his philosophy behind creating the group Public Enemy and the creation of the famed album 'It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back'. The book will be an in-depth manual chronicling and detailing his philosophies behind the making of the band, the making of the album and Shocklee's widely heralded exciting sonic sculpture techniques.

    Hank Shocklee, Bomb Squad, Public Enemy


  • The A2 sound quality was impeccable... the sound quality was bigger, the stereo seperation was incredible, the compression was tight and the overall sound was big and loud but at the same time it wasn't harsh or brittle