Don’t call it a come-back… allow Just Plain Ant to re-introduce you to blocSonic

Yo Ant! I think you’re too deep for ‘em!

Cover of Just Plain Ant's 'Dig Deep' to be release by blocSonic.com on February 24th

Well we’ve finally come back with that real ish… some real hip-hop for you fiends out there! Coming to you straight outta Richmond, VA. Just Plain Ant’s “Dig Deep” is our premier Original release and it’s available in all the same formats that you’ve come to expect with our netBloc compilations:

  • Available in a choice of three high-quality audio formats — Lossless FLAC, 320kbs MP3 and 192kbs MP3.
  • Complete album art is available in three formats — EPS, PDF and TIF.
  • 40+ page PDF booklet with complete liner-notes, lyrics, photos and album credits.

“Dig Deep” is a shining example of what the independent music world has to offer. It’s also an authentic and innovative hip-hop album that refuses to be boxed in by quick and simple comparisons. With this album, Ant has brought together a terrific bunch of co-producers, vocalists and emcees that have all added their own touch in such a way that doesn’t make this producer-driven album feel like a compilation. Conceptually, there’s no doubt that this album is a whole.

Thanks to Just Plain Ant for his interest in having blocSonic release “Dig Deep”. Also, thanks to Sleaze, EENJ, Jay Slim, Alex Murphy, Elijah, Joey Ripps, Brad Oblivion, Caitlin Meissner and Yarrow Lutz for being a part of this fantastic album. Finally, thanks to Christine Lockerby for her fantastic photographic work.

Still to come this year are two more Original releases (which are scheduled to drop every four months) and more regular netBloc releases. In other news…

blocSonic 2.0!

As you may know from previous posts, we at blocSonic have long been shopping around for the perfect PHP framework. After much trial and consideration, we’ve come to the conclusion that the Yii Framework is perfect for our needs. What you now see in your browser, blocSonic 2.0, is now powered by Yii and PHP. Goodbye Ruby on Rails.

Due to a complete retooling/rethinking of the database schema, we chose not to port users from the old database. What that means for you is that if you previously had a user account, you’ll need to re-register. We’re very sorry about the inconvenience, we just felt that the user system needed a complete overhaul. Currently, the user system is quite limited to only offering no-approval commenting and a profile page. A more fully-featured messaging system and other user features will follow in the coming weeks.

We hope you enjoy the new look and the fresh sounds! Thanks for stopping by… remember… share the music. Burn copies for friends and strangers… peace!