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
Check out the latest interview I've done with the great guys over at freezingprocess.net. A Maine based podcast that covers music related topics in each episode.
Our conversation goes into depth about what exactly blocSonic is, Creative Commons and that most-excellent open-source audio format, FLAC.
Thanks again to Trent and… Read more
Love of music is what the netBloc series is about. It’s not about hatred of the mainstream music industry, even though it may seem so sometimes (no matter how much I am against everything that the music industry represents these days). The fact of the matter is that there are… Read more
CM aka Creative “I Got You”
The final maxi-single promoting CM’s “The Classic Material Completion Package XE” (which you should def check out if you haven’t already done so), we’ve got a couple more exclusive previously unreleased tracks for you to enjoy. Grab CM’s “I Got You” here!
Just Plain… Read more
To promote Creative Commons-licensed music and the musicians behind them, this year Musikpiraten e.V. once again launches the Free! Music! Contest. We are happy to present famous Cory Doctorow as the contest’s patron!
Until the end of July musicians and bands releasing their art under a Creative Commons license, can… Read more
There was once this funky little UK netlabel named Random Flow that put out a total of 12 releases. It was the first netlabel that I knew of that was solely focused on hip-hop. Among the many gems that they released were CM aka Creative’s 2 volumes of Classic Material.… Read more
Back in ‘07 I first got wind of a funky, funky little UK netlabel called Random Flow. They came out swinging with a series of fantastic hip-hop releases that proved to me that hip-hop was finally making itself known in the netaudio world. For me, one of their standout acts… Read more
We’re closing out this year’s Friends or Whatever releases with the 2nd and final single for the self-titled debut album which we released a couple weeks ago on May 25th. Once again… we’ve gotten some friends to deliver a tasty set of exclusive remixes that take the FoW sound into… Read more
You may recall our October 2009 original release, “Classic Material Vol. 3: UI Radio” by Maryland hip-hop artist CM aka Creative. CM originally came to blocSonic to release that album due to the inactivity of Random Flow, the fantastic but now defunct hip-hop netlabel which released the previous volumes in… Read more
blocSonic is quite proud to present to you the self-titled debut by Richmond, Virginia artist Friends or Whatever. With its fusion of shimmering electronica and a raw rock vibe, FoW proves to be a very engaging listen. At times quiet and contemplative… at other times beat-driven and laced with distorted… Read more