On the surface, Soul Sides seems to be an just like any other ordinary mp3 blog, save for the fact that it is in general, a little more funky, however, the depth of Soul Sides is much greater than meets the eye.
For one, SS, originally created to be the review grounds for records, began in 2000, where it was a website and not a blog. The transition to blog came in 2003, and the inclusion of mp3s, in 2004. From there it received astounding success, and in 2005, Oliver Wang, the author got the chance to produce his own compilation LP and CD.
In the spring of 2005, I was approached by Kevin Drost at Velour Music/Zealous Records about putting together a compilation. He was a fan of my Soul-Sides.com audioblog and thought there might be a good opportunity here to both bring some great music to light as well as test the waters for interest amongst a newly forming generation of music listeners who are getting their cues from online sites like mine and others. Thus was born Soul Sides Vol. 1.
The compilation, which garnered rave reviews spawned several others which you can get more information on here, though the LP versions are long out of print.
Along with the blogging and record making, Soul Sides has created several mixtapes and out of this world box sets which must be seen to believe.
As well as the above accomplishments, Soul Sides produced a How-To on "Audio Blogging" in 2004, ripe with valuable information and tips which are still relevant in the world of mp3 blogging today.
If you are fan of this particular genre of music, I strongly encourage you check out Soul Sides and their compilations. You'll be wondering how you ever lived with out it.
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