Album & Compilation Releases

For the past decade an alternative culture of music has been sprouting up outside the wastelands of the increasingly formulaic and compartmentalized mainstream music business. This world of “Netaudio” is generally released freely, either independently or through Netlabels. As this culture continues to grow, the amount of available music grows exponentially making it increasingly difficult for folks who are new to the culture to filter the good from the bad. Each of our free releases, in one way or another, are an attempt to shine the spotlight on what we think is the best of what this world has to offer.

Originals

The Impossebulls - Everything Has Changed; Nothing Is Different
D3Zs - Zenpin Hangaku
Cheese N Pot-C - EXPLWORAZ
Serhio Efremis & Elli Q - Vocalises

During our travels through the wide-world of netaudio culture, we find artists who stand out and who we feel would be perfect to spotlight independently in original blocSonic album releases. Each Original features:

  • 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.
All our original releases are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. We explicitly authorize the use of our original releases during for-profit DJ performances, radio broadcasts and in online DJ mixes. We do ask that you notify us of your use for our own curiosity and that blocSonic and the album artist are attributed and linked to where possible.

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maxBlocs

The Impossebulls - Road Warriors b/w Think (About It)
The Impossebulls - The GetBack b/w And Then There Were Two
D3Zs - Bloc Party 2 (Featuring CM aka Creative, C-Doc, The Honorable Sleaze, L-Mega & Pot-C)
CM & Tha Silent Partner - bloc Sonics

These fantastic releases are blocSonic’s brand of promotional maxi-single and EP. As with traditional maxis, each of our maxBlocs feature 3-6 previously unreleased exclusive tracks! You can expect us to release 2 singles per Original/Xtended Edition release. We’ll also occasionally surprise you with original EP releases! Each maxBloc features:

  • Available in a choice of four high-quality audio formats — Lossless FLAC, OGG, 320kbs MP3 and 192kbs MP3.
  • Complete art is available in three formats — EPS, PDF and TIF.
  • PDF booklet

All our maxBloc releases are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. We explicitly authorize the use of our maxBloc releases during for-profit DJ performances, radio broadcasts and in online DJ mixes. We do ask that you notify us of your use for our own curiosity and that blocSonic and the album artist are attributed and linked to where possible.

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Xtended Editions

The Impossebulls - Slave Education XE
D3Zs - Doin' The Raps XE
Cheese N Pot-C - Cheese N Pot-C Buffet XE
The Honorable Sleaze - Summer Fresh XE

Each of our Xtended Edition (XE) series is essentially a re-release. A re-release of an album that blocSonic found to be an exceptional example of the quality that the netaudio world is capable of producing. These re-releases contain the original album as well as at least a bonus disc worth of material (remixes, demos, outtakes, new material and/or other unreleased material). They also feature fresh album art and as with all our releases an extensive PDF booklet.

Each Xtended Edition features:

  • At least 1 disc worth of bonus material
  • Available in a choice of four high-quality audio formats — Lossless FLAC, OGG, 320kbs MP3 and 192kbs MP3.
  • Complete new album art is available in three formats — EPS, PDF and TIF.
  • 40+ page PDF booklet with complete liner-notes, lyrics, photos and album credits.

All our Xtended Editions are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. We explicitly authorize the use of our Xtended Editions during for-profit DJ performances, radio broadcasts and in online DJ mixes. We do ask that you notify us of your use for our own curiosity and that blocSonic and the album artist are attributed and linked to where possible.

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fortyFives

Nodus1 - Sudden Archive
Tha Silent Partner - SIX ONNA 7 (Part 3)
Tha Silent Partner - NGTSHFTRMX (Featuring Revalation)
Pete Lund - Gypsy Cab

fortyFives are blocSonic’s take on the classic 7" single format. An A side, a B side and tracks no longer than 6 minutes in length. Because of this, it’s the perfect format to allow us the freedom to quickly surprise you with new music any day of the week by any current and future artists. They send us the music, we quickly get it to you. Each fortyFive features:

  • Available in a choice of four high-quality audio formats — Lossless FLAC, OGG, 320kbs MP3 and 192kbs MP3.
  • Cover/Insert art and a short PDF booklet

All our fortyFives are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. We explicitly authorize the use of our fortyFives during for-profit DJ performances, radio broadcasts and in online DJ mixes. We do ask that you notify us of your use for our own curiosity and that blocSonic and the album artist are attributed and linked to where possible.

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netBlocs

netBloc Vol. 46: #returnofthenetbloc
netBloc Vol. 45: Old Orchard Ave
netBloc Vol. 44: Break From The System That Gotcha
netBloc Vol. 43: ANTIPETROMUSICABIOTIC

Each of these eclectic releases shine a spotlight on ten or so international audio gems culled from the Netaudio culture. Each netBloc features:

  • 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.
  • 30+ page PDF booklet with complete liner-notes, track credits and artist photos.

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Intros

Mr. & Mrs. Smith - INTRO
The Womb - INTRO

A new compilation series in which we curate a selection of favorites from an individual artist’s body of work. The same care goes into each of these as you’ve come to expect from our netBloc series. Each Intro features:

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

Xtras

Chenard's Massive Menagerie of Earth's Grandest Marvels!

These special collections feature Creative Commons licensed tracks that for one reason or another blocSonic couldn't acquire official permission to use but find them worthy of extra attention. Since no formal permission has been acquired, links to the original files are provided rather than compiling them into a proper release. However, a cover and a tracklisting is provided in order for you to burn them to disc, if you'd like.