Monument Of The Broken Souls
Release - Info
Following his debut EP "Heartbox", Blockboy's new release "Monument Of The Broken Souls" is a highly complex and entertaining record.
Again, it would be very hard to label his sound, but still the mix of HipHop-Beats, catchy melodies, all sorts of sampling and Blues influences is astonishingly homogenous.
The inspiration to many of these sound jewels are faded voices of the past – old Blues records from Blockboy's Vinyl treasury. Accordingly, this record is dedicated to them: to the "broken souls"!
Vinyl includes free mp3 download coupon!
Release - Facts
|Label:||Hot Corner Records|
As an avowing vinyl-junkie, the native of Munich sees his inspirational roots mainly in Beat and Rockmusic of the early 70s as well as in the New York HipHop of the 90s.
In his recording studio and atelier in an old building flat in Munich, he regularly descends into spheres of visual art and sound. With attention to detail, the communication designer plays and records all instruments himself, strictly according to the motto: keep it real! To put a label on Blockboy's sound is not easy, since he shifts between many genres – one characteristic though is his affection for detailed samples of Vinyl treasures, which he skillfully transforms and refines.
Along with the band "Octopussies", a HipHop-Funk combo, that he was founding member, guitarist and musical lead of, Blockboy already has a lot of live experience – with hand-made music and real instruments. After releasing first tracks on the Sampler "Yummy! Yummy!", followed by the release of his debut EP "Heartbox", he finally made the full transition to electronic musician on his first LP, titled "Monument Of The Broken Souls".
Press & DJ Quotes
"...you can play this at a cozy party. Or while cruising on a coastal highway somewhere in the south. On rainy days in your room or at 30 degrees having a barbecue with friends. These tracks work always!" (curt.de)
"The Blockboy LP is that kind of secret joint you play at a party or in a café where people will come up to you and ask what it is. Unique album with a great sample selection, reminds of early RJD2 a bit in a good way. Favourite tune: “E E E” (DJ Scientist)
"One of the freshest producer/beatmaker albums I heard this year!" (DJ Sepalot / Blumentopf)
"cineastic beats, making you think of Herbalizer or, in general, those glory days of Ninja Tunes" (stylewalker)
"This is the lost love child of Portishead, DJ Shadow and Kruder & Dorfmeister. An album for a lazy, sunny afternoon" (Acid Ted, UK)
"... a very complex groove monster 3.0...this is cutting edge!" (soultrain)
AIRPLAY at EgoFM, Bayern2 "Zündfunk" , Unfold Radio (UK), Contro Radio (Italy), Australia, Switzerland, Portugal and many others!
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