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Happy Netlabel Day, we’ve got new releases galore!

If you haven’t already heard, today is the first annual Netlabel Day, a spirited endeavor being spearheaded by M.I.S.T. Records’Manuel Silva. As part of ND, blocSonic is one of a total of 82 netlabels releasing music today under a Creative Commons license. For our part, we’ve got a total of… Read more

Announcing #projectEqualize

Imagine a social-networking site that caters, specifically, to the Creative Commons community. One which only allows you to share Creative Commons licensed content… books, images, videos, audio, games… free or commercial. A centralized location for creators to share with like-minded individuals. All social networks contain a certain amount of noise… Read more

New release: Garmisch are back with a re-release of their first two EPs and much more!

Before Garmisch released their debut album via blocSonic.com in 2010, they released two great EPs via the now defunct netlabel “Go! Jukebox”, “Black Paint EP” and “The Münich EP”. What you’ll find in this great Xtended Edition release are those two EPs, for the first time available in a lossless… Read more

New release: Enter The Honorable Sleaze!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… Richmond, VA has an incredibly vibrant independent hip-hop scene. Our latest artist, The Honorable Sleaze is more proof of that. You may have heard him as a guest on previous releases, but I guarantee that you haven’t heard anything yet! Let… Read more

blocSonic’s sibling coming soon!

Since launching blocSonic, I’ve been noticing connections between my graphic design freelance work and my personal projects (eg. blocSonic). Without initially realizing it, everything has turned out to have a common thread… music. I guess it’s only natural that all that I do is somehow music related or has gone… Read more

Call for remixers: Remix Jeremy Macachor’s forthcoming single!

Hey producers & remixers, as you may or may not know, with each of our singles we strive for an eclectic mix of sounds as a way to explore each of our artist’s music in new ways. On March 29th we’re releasing the new Jeremy Machachor single, “Onwards” and we’d… Read more

Call for remixers for a special blocSonic and Garmisch remix event!

Before Garmisch came to blocSonic, they released two great EPs with the now defunct netlabel Go, Jukebox!. Those EPs never saw a lossless release and deserve such a treatment, so we’re re-releasing them as part of what’s currently entitled “The Garmisch EP XE”. An Xtended Edition release featuring both EPs,… Read more

New release: Introducing Joey Ripps’ “The Son of 1,000 Pardons”, hip-hop done well

In the early 80s, while in my teens, I first heard hip-hop music and it was for me… there was simply something about it that spoke to me. It was the future. It was exciting and fresh. A musical genre in its infancy that was finding its way… learning who… Read more

New release: Welcome back to blocSonic… JOEY RIPPS!

Hailing from Richmond, Virginia, Joey Ripps is part of the multi-talented Just Plain Sounds crew. Depending on how much you follow blocSonic, there’s a chance that you’re familiar with JPS. If you aren’t, let me tell you that they’re quite simply the most prolific and talented hip-hop squad in the… Read more

New release: Goodbye 2010, Hello 2011. Ladies & gents… netBloc Vol. 31!

2010 has been an incredible year for blocSonic. We’ve had Boots Riley on ETHX’ “Boom to Bloom” and Chuck D on Just Plain Ant’s “Rumble, Young Man, Rumble”. We’ve released our first indie and pop albums with Friends or Whatever’s self-titled debut, Garmisch’s self-titled blocSonic debut and Liam Stewart’s “Sixteen… Read more