Since launching blocSonic, I’ve been noticing connections between my graphic design freelance work and my personal projects (eg. blocSonic). Without initially realizing it, everything has turned out to have a common thread… music. I guess it’s only natural that all that I do is somehow music related or has gone… Read more
This fantastic release has been in the works since ETHX first contacted blocSonic back in May. In it you’ll find a few high-profile peeps he’s managed to connect with – folks like Boots Riley who you may know from The Coup, Zumbi from Zion-I and Myron Glasper who’s sung background… Read more
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
...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
This is just a quick update to let everyone know that I'm in the process of completing netBloc Volume 6. This time around I had a bit more difficulty achieving communication with three of the artists and/or netlabels. I needed to replace a couple of the tracks in the original… Read more
In the world of net audio, much is going on. New netlabels pop up every day. ccMixter's contests draw more and more remixers into their fray. Jamendo continually boasts new CC'd albums. New netlabels/releases are are frequently being added to Internet Archive. I think that it's safe to… Read more
Welcome back everyone...and thanks for checking back for Volume 5! Well, after a bit of a delay it's finally been released. A couple days late, but it's definitely worth the wait.
This finely crafted collection features acts from all over the world — Sweden, Germany, Spain, Columbia, Belgium and the… Read more
After a couple months of development, this new version of blocSonic is ready to be poked and prodded. IE users, may/may not experience issues with the layout, not much testing has been done. IE testing will occur this week and if any issues exist, they should be rectified shortly.
The… Read more
Hi everyone... I'm just writing a little something to let you all know what's currently going on behind the scenes. I'm hard at work developing a useful utility that'll make a terrific addition to blocSonic for those of you who would like to further explore net audio. It should be… Read more
Yesterday Martin at DRM Alternatives asked a few good questions regarding blocSonic. A couple of them were answered in a comment, the remaining one I'd like to expound on today.
First, I'd like to clarify what I mean when I describe the included compilation tracks as the 'best'. Of course… Read more