Creative Commons

Read the interview with yours truly about blocSonic

The fine folks at Kilted Chaos came to me to learn a bit more about netlabels, blocSonic, what we are and what we've got planned. Do give the interview a read, if you've got a moment. Read more

The evolution of blocSonic continues with “Songs About Something XE”

We set things off in 2007 with our premiere release, “netBloc Vol. 1: The Opening Salvo”. Even at that early stage, I knew that I wanted blocSonic to be a bit more than your standard “netlabel”. I didn’t want blocSonic to be completely self-serving… it was to be a promotional… Read more

Netwaves’ blocSonic special

This is just a quick reminder to check out the blocSonic special on netwaves. You can download it directly from archive.org or you can catch it on the podcast via iTunes. Read more

What are your favorite music magazines?

I just got finished reading Phlow Magazine’s excellent interview with the editor of German magazine Beat, Thomas Raukamp. It got me thinking about what I do to promote blocSonic releases. Thomas is quite correct when he states the following: …most people who run a netlabel forget that their work should… Read more

Enjoy netBloc Vol. 26: N.E.T.A.U.D.I.O.

I want to first send out a heartfelt Happy New Year to you all! May 2010 be a year in which we all set the wheels in motion for a positive and happy decade. For blocSonic, our first year featuring original releases was a good one and it was the… Read more

A testament to the importance of Creative Commons licensing

It all started back in March when Marco Kalnenek first posted about a track he’d been working on called “Life On Ceres”. I fell in love with it instantly and requested to include it on a then upcoming netBloc release. That developed into making it the title track of said… Read more

Introducing blocSonic’s fourth original release!

Hip-hop is an incredibly diverse musical genre that has a bad reputation no thanks to the American mainstream branch of it. People who write-off hip-hop as idiotic, materialistic, violent or misogynistic are only getting a small slice of what it’s about. Since hip-hop has become international there are a wide… Read more

Welcome to “The Catastrophic Connection”

Back in February, Joey Ripps approached me about releasing one of his projects through blocSonic. One of the projects, a collaboration with 13aDLucK produced by Catastrophe, turned out to be quite a strong set. After hearing the drafts Ripps sent, blocSonic was officially down for a release! What you’re about… Read more

Introducing Formula’s “The Overcast Project”

Ladies and gents, allow me to introduce to you the latest member of the blocSonic family, Formula. A producer extraordinaire hailing from London. This here is his premiere solo release and our second original. If you’ve been following our netBloc series for a while, you’ve most-likely heard “Is It Too… Read more

Continuation of a dialog

Originally published in the netBloc Vol. 23: We Invented The Compilation PDF Once upon a time… long, long ago… 2007 was the year and we released “netBloc Vol. 5: The threat at Goliath's feet...”. In that release’s PDF was an introduction entitled “An infrastructure for take-over” which was later published… Read more