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The Spotify Issue

We need to talk about Spotify. Not just Spotify, admittedly, but Apple Music, Deezer, YouTube Music and all the rest. For a consumer, these are all amazing and incredible value for money. All the musi…

15 April 2019

Well, that was 2018

I released so much music in 2018 it was ridiculous. First off was my Hastromil EP in January. Hastromil by Dublock This was followed by the Sirius Tau LP in March which featured a host of remixes from…

30 December 2018

NI Komplete Kontrol A25: Initial Thoughts

Yesterday evening I unboxed a brand new Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol A25 keyboard, to replace my Novation LunchKeyMini. I’ve wanted to replace the Novation for a while as the keys are too…

24 October 2018

The Nostalgia Curse

The Nostalgia Curse

Please note, there is an update at the bottom of this post. I have an issue with Nostalgia. It may be because I’m living in a country that is literally tearing itself to pieces, largely due to w…

23 October 2018

FavAlbums #1: The Cat

A 1964 jazz album might not be the obvious place to start a list of my favourite albums. But Jimmy Smiths The Cat is about as pure a musical experience you could ever hope for. Melodic, joyous, uplift…

17 August 2018

Releases Roundup

There has been a flurry of Dublock related releases lately, including collaborations, remixes and a quickie solo EP. Third Witness – Illequal  Third Witness – another nom de plume of Tr…

10 August 2018

Live at Emotion Wave – this Saturday

This Saturday 28th July marks my solo live debut. I’ll be performing a 30 minute set of minimal ambient and tribal techno at 81 Renshaw Street, Liverpool. Doors open at 8pm, and I’ll be on…

23 July 2018

Gigs, Music and Merch

Gig On the 28th July I’ll be performing my first solo, electronica gig at 81 Renshaw Street, Liverpool. Also appearing are White Mask and Baron Farg, with DJ sets from Oscillik. It’s the f…

23 May 2018

Man Maschine 1

After much deliberation, I’ve bought a Native Instruments Maschine. I’m going to make a series of posts to explain my immersion into the world of Maschine. This was a considered choice …

11 May 2018

Resonate – a fair streaming service

Resonate is a new streaming service built on Web 3.0 technologies. Their aim is quite revolutionary, and totally in line with my own feelings. It is built to take down Spotify. It is a fully co-opera…

9 April 2018

Coming Soon: full-length album and epic collaboration

I’m pleased to announce that a new full-length album Sirius Tau will be coming soon from Romeda Records. The album contains 7 new songs from Dublock, from straight ahead techno bangers, to some …

13 March 2018

review: Primal Code – Ēteru

The latest release from Hypnus Records is – to be pretty honest – much like all of their other releases. However, it’s a microgenre all of it’s own, and its one I happen to lov…

15 February 2018

Review: Gnoomes – Ngan!

Ngan! by Gnoomes Hailing from the small Russian city of Perm, deep in the Ural mountains, Gnoomes have produced an album of beauty. Where psychedelic rock meets kosmische meets shoegaze, there you…

17 January 2017

Coming Soon – Viejos Hombres de Abejón

Six years on from the first instalment, and two years in the making a new Viejos Hombres de Abejón album / EP will be laying waste to the Earth on 25th November 2016.

17 November 2016

Devil’s Advocate: Ambient Music

Is ambient music too easy? Is it a con? The very nature of the genre itself seems to add gravitas and depth to the music that would certainly not be there in a happy hardcore or Eurotrance track.

27 September 2016