Jan 31st 2011, 10:45pm

New release: Introducing Joey Ripps’ “The Son of 1,000 Pardons”, hip-hop done well

In the early 80s, while in my teens, I first heard hip-hop music and it was for me… there was simply something about it that spoke to me. It was the future. It was exciting and fresh. A musical genre in its infancy that was finding its way… learning who it was. It grew up over the years… it evolved… still learning about itself. It had a chance to sell out and took it. It embraced the good times and seemed to forget about the important things in life. Read more …

Jan 17th 2011, 11:30pm

New release: Welcome back to blocSonic… JOEY RIPPS!

Hailing from Richmond, Virginia, Joey Ripps is part of the multi-talented Just Plain Sounds crew. Depending on how much you follow blocSonic, there’s a chance that you’re familiar with JPS. If you aren’t, let me tell you that they’re quite simply the most prolific and talented hip-hop squad in the US. JPS and blocSonic go way back to 2008 when we first featured the work of Just Plain Ant. Yup… I thought you might recognize that name. Ripps is also no stranger to blocSonic. Back in Read more …

Dec 27th 2010, 8:37pm

New release: Goodbye 2010, Hello 2011. Ladies & gents… netBloc Vol. 31!

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 Words”. We’ve re-released three netaudio albums with exclusive bonus content — CM aka Creative’s “The Classic Material Completion Package XE”, Tha Silent Read more …

Nov 30th 2010, 9:29am

New release: Introducing Liam Stewart's "Sixteen Words"

Since first deciding to release original albums here, I intended blocSonic to release an eclectic range of music and with each new original, I think we’re reinforcing that intention. Since the beginning I’ve been amazed at the caliber of artists that have either approached us or agreed to release through us. Liam Stewart is yet another in an amazing roster of artists that are showing listeners that the world of netaudio is not something to ignore. With his incredible “Sixteen Read more …

Nov 19th 2010, 7:54am

Care to know more about blocSonic?

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 Dan for giving me an opportunity to spread the word. Oh, and thanks for the beer!

Check out freezingprocess.net Episode 9 here!

Peace
Mike Gregoire
Founder/Curator blocSonic.com