2007

netBloc Vol. 10: Postmodernism is dead. Postmillennialism killed it... sorry Andy :(

Thanks once again for checking out our latest installment in the netBloc series. 10 more net audio gems for you to groove to. Here we present to you hip-hop, trip-hop, jazz, electro-pop and rock from Germany, France, Spain, Bulgaria and Canada. I'm sure you'll be curious what the title means,… Read more

blocSonic guide to filling your mp3 device for free with legal DRM-free music

Recently, I've come across a few "guides" to filling your portable audio device. They all seem to benefit only the mainstream music industry, as they primarily guide the reader to finding music via costly methods that support the major record labels. I'm personally not against spending money for music, quite… Read more

Janet was right – it is all about "control"

(Updated version of netBloc Vol. 9's liner-notes essay) October proved to be quite the shake up for the bloated music industry. I've been saying all along that the industry is in bad shape, much thanks to it's narrow-minded greedy outlook on what place music has in this world. To them,… Read more

netBloc Vol. 9: Lo-Fi Adventures on Planet Rheton!

Hello again everyone. After a month off, I was eager to unleash volume 9 to the world. As the title suggests, it's focused on "lo-fi" offerings that the world of net audio has to offer. Lo-fi as a description for music is kind of vague and can include many genres.… Read more

WARNING: Listen to Highly Addictive "netBloc Vol. 8: I Copyleft!" at Your Own Risk

As some of you may or may not know, I run a freelance graphic design business at nvzion.com. When I'm not working full-time at my "day job" or finding the best new net audio for you, I'm designing albums for Public Enemy and Chuck D's Slamjamz music label. This past… Read more

Black Sweater, White Cat and BlocSonic presents - netBloc Vol. 7: 10 From 200 plus one

Well it's finally here! I've been trying to get it released for the past two weeks, but complications occurred that made it impossible to do. Regardless, this is a terrific collection none-the-less. It's a bit different in that it's co-presented with Black Sweater, White Cat (BSWC), a terrific blog that… Read more

Congratulations Black Sweater, White Cat!

I'd like to congratulate Black Sweater, White Cat on a job well done in introducing us to 200 selections from the world of net audio via their One-A-Day blog posts! I look forward to hearing the next 200! Now that Black Sweater, White Cat (BSWC) have reached this milestone, I'd… Read more

Volume 6 challenges and "Day of Silence"

(Modified version of a previously published essay that can be found in netBloc Vol. 6's PDF booklet) Thanks again to everyone who participated in Volume 6 and everyone of you who has downloaded it and are listening to it while you read this. It was quite a bumpy ride this… Read more

Introducing netBloc Vol 6: Maniacally toying with your listening habits

Finally! A couple weeks behind schedule but netBloc Volume 6 is now available! This great collection features rock, pop, trip-hop and electronica from all over world — Basque, Canada, Italy, France, United Kingdom and the United States. Go ahead... check it out! Let me know what you think. Peace Mike… Read more

Queue the violins...

...and the let the sob story begin. Go read Rolling Stone's recent article The Record Industry's Decline: Record sales are tanking, and there's no hope in sight: How it all went wrong and have yourselves a laugh. The mainstream music industry still can't admit that they're wrong. Sure they admit… Read more