“music” Posts

New release: Setting the mood with netBloc Volume 30: aldartea

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Hoodgrown Magazine: The First Hip Hop iPad Magazine App!

(via Tablazines.com) What started as a print magazine that ceased publication due to increasing print cost and decreasing advertising revenue has returned as the first hip hop magazine app to hit the Apple store. Spearheaded by Chris “Cartel” English and Lord Jamar (of Brand Nubian fame), the Hoodgrown Magazine app… Read more

New release: With the final Garmisch maxi-single the exclusives keep coming

If you haven’t figured it out by now, each original blocSonic album release is promoted via two maxi-single releases. With each single, we draw you in with very tasty exclusives. Garmisch’s “Facing the Sea” is no different. In fact, this one comes packed with six! On it you’ll find a… Read more

New release: Enjoy 10 tracks of gorgeous Swedish electropop. Enjoy Garmisch!

If you missed the release of the maxi-single “Glimmer” a couple weeks ago, you may have missed a bit of the background about this great band. Based out of Malmö, Sweden, they’ve been together for about six years now. In that time, they’ve released a couple incredible EPs on the… Read more

New release: The Swedish pop sound of Garmisch "Glimmer"

Everytime I come across incredible pop music from Sweden, I wonder if there’s something in the water that makes such a large of number of that nation’s songwriters and musicians have such a firm grasp on what it is that makes tasty pop music. Back in 2007 while putting together… Read more

New release: Just Plain Ant "These Times / Scream Out"

If you haven’t already checked out the excellent Just Plain Ant release “Rumble, Young Man, Rumble”, here’s a little reminder for you. This, the final album maxi-single contains a double dose of album cuts with a couple dope remixes and a sneak peek at Ant’s upcoming September 7th release “seewhateyesee”.… Read more

New release: Just Plain Ant “Rumble, Young Man, Rumble” with guest appearance by Chuck D!

Just Plain Ant is back with another fresh collection of his unique brand of hip-hop — beats, jazzy samples and a host of guests who each add their own flavor to the mix. Among the guests we’ve got blocSonic regulars such as Joey Ripps, Ohbliv and Sleaze. We’ve also got… Read more

New releases: Two for Tuesday: CM aka Creative and something new by Just Plain Ant!

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

New release: CM aka Creative’s back in full effect! Complete your Classic Material collection

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

New release: Don’t sleep on CM aka Creative and his Classic Material

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