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, while swinging between bliss and desperation because of his perfectionism. 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 moves between Ambient, Dubstep, HipHop, BigBeat and Funk – always enhanced by an affection for detailed samples of vinyl treasures.
Along with his band ‘Octopussies’, a HipHop-Funk combo, that he is founding member, guitarist and musical lead of, Blockboy already has a lot of live experience and attention in Southern Germany – with hand-made music and real instruments. But now, after his first tracks on the well received sampler ‘Yummy! Yummy!’, his debut as a solo artist in the world of electronic music has arrived:
‘Heartbox’, which will be released as a limited collector’s vinyl edition (of course!) as well as a Download edition, is the start of a trilogy of topically defined EPs, that showcase his incredibly wide spectrum. On ‘Heartbox’, Blockboy presents his affection for Downbeat, HipHop and deep sound – but it will be interesting, what else is to come … ;) (added: 2013-01-23 10:39:33 )