If you are a fan of my music, by now you’ve probably heard of Captive Portal, the name under which my good friend Zach Bridier releases music. If not, let me give you a brief rundown: I’m featured on many of his songs, last year he produced my album Retroflux, and we have played some great shows together, most recently in our band, Sunsailor. Zach has also been a major supporter of netlabels, internet record labels, as well as proponent of the recently started Netlabel Day. Over the past year, Zach has kept himself busy by founding and operating his Netlabel Archive, which aims to restore and archive releases from netlabels which have gone offline. This project is a massive undertaking, but he has already made incredible progress by restoring releases from nine different labels, with more planned on the way! He has also been very productive with his project Captive Portal, releasing four EPs in December alone! Last year was the first Netlabel Day, for which Zach released a remix of the song Keep You Safe by Fire to the Stars on a special release by the netlabel Mahorka. The second annual such celebration of netlabels is coming this July. This year, Zach has something even bigger planned: an entire album of remixes of his songs by some of his favorite collaborators and artists(also to be released on the Mahorka label). I was fortunate enough to be able to contribute a remix of the song Oak Bloke. For this remix, I added just a touch of my new clarinet playing to make the remix a bit more unique. My remix will be made available with the rest of the remixes on July 14th. On top of that all, today is Zach’s birthday! I’d like to say happy birthday to Zach and thank him for all the help he has given me with my own music over the years! Make sure to check out his music and his other projects. He is always up to good things and I would definitely expect to hear something from Captive Portal soon.