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 music you want for a small monthly fee. What could be better? But as an artist, you’re effectively giving your art […]
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 weaponised nostalgia. I have my own pet theory that the constant repeats of Dad’s Army – a nostalgia […]
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 Trium Circulorum (along with Kanal Drei and 3dtorus) – produced a throbbingly great set of electro dub music. He commissioned myself, Dub Not Pop […]
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 at about 9.30pm. Also on the bill are excellent producers Baron Farg and White Mask. DJ services c/o Oscillik. I’ll […]
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 first time I’ve performed live electronic music, so it’s safe to say I’m moderately terrified! I’ve begun planning, which has involved creating […]
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 – I’d looked at various MIDI controllers, Ableton Push and the like. My primary intention was to make and perform music live. My music […]
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-operative movement that aims to build a “Bandcamp for streaming”. The internet has seen the growth of what is perhaps sarcastically […]
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 more ambient, drone infested tracks. The album will be released on digital platforms, but also as a CD in a digipack. The […]
Stefano Leproto’s Dance & Mood Music purports to be a rediscovered collection of soundtracks from a forgotten Italian movie composer. It isn’t but it is a really, really good imitation of that.
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.