Category Archives: Blisspop DC

GUEST INTERVIEW | Mathias

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DC’s Ayes Cold interviewed Mathias for the fifth chapter of our Blisspop Guest Interview series. Ayes Cold asks Mathias about his DJ name, where he’s from, and how long he’s DJ’ed for in addition questions about the past, present, and future of the DC music scene. Mathias also offers several “top 5” lists at the end of

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REVIEW | Roosevelt at U Street Music Hall

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With Roosevelt’s latest tour stopping at some well-established destinations, including The Governors Ball Music Festival 2017, I was excited to see Roosevelt perform a sold out show at U Street Music Hall this weekend. Roosevelt’s performance was a cross between popular modern chillwave artists, such as Cut Copy or Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, and what

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FEATURE | BLOOD FRENZY

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In 2017, starting a record label is easy. With a few keystrokes you can have a presence on Soundcloud or Bandcamp. What is much more atypical in 2017 is starting a record label that presses records. Mastering, plating, and pressing vinyl, upfront costs, and the time it takes to put a physical release together requires

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Feature | igloo two – “lazy daze (OZKER Remix)”

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Whether he’s in the studio mixing down his latest track or in the DJ booth mixing into the next track, Ozker has a profound influence on dance floors in DC and beyond. Last month, Ozker delivered a deep, atmospheric house remix for DC’s igloo two. The remix is decked out with lush synth pads that highlight a powerful

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INTERVIEW | CYRIL HAHN

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In 2012, Cyril Hahn broke out with a sensational house remix of the hit Destiny’s Child track “Say My Name,” and has been delivering tasteful R&B inspired remixes and originals to his fans ever since. As he embarks on his 2017 North American tour, I had the chance to talk to him about his influences,

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The Spotlight | Local House Showcase

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Purchase tickets for Friday’s Show. Are you proud of our city’s music scene? Me too- Let’s celebrate it! On Friday April 14th, D.C.’s most authentic house DJs are taking over U Street Music Hall. We will be treated to sets from Sam Burns, DJ Nav, Sol Power All-Stars, and Ozker. In 2016, Sol Power All-Stars

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Meet the Artists: Local Techno Showcase

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DC isn’t typically recognized as a techno hotspot, but those in the know are hip to the burgeoning local scene. U Street Music Hall, which has a long history of supporting local artists and uplifting rising stars, will carry on this tradition by hosting a local techno showcase this Saturday, April 8. This party is

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GUEST INTERVIEW | Jerome Baker III vs. Modi

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Jerome Baker III [Rock Creek Social Club] and Modi [DC to BC | Trillectro] interviewed each other for the fourth installment of our Blisspop Guest Interview series. Jerome Baker III asked Modi about roadblocks he overcame with DC to BC and Trillectro, why DC’s music scene hasn’t received as much national and mainstream recognition as other cities, who he

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Blisspop Presents: #TRACKWERK

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After a hiatus in throwing parties, we’re back with a monthly party series called #TRACKWERK at Ten Tigers Parlour, a bar in DC’s Petworth neighborhood that features comfortable seating, a beautiful outdoor patio, good food, and most importantly for us, an upstairs dance floor with a crisp yet powerful Martin Audio sound system. The name

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GUEST INTERVIEW | Chris Kelly

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So, here’s the thing about writers. We do a lot of writing and analyzing and intellectualizing about everybody else’s offerings to art and culture, but who writes about the writers?  Who’s the real person behind the byline?  Chris Kelly is constantly in search of a deep, emotional connection with music, art, and his community.  His

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Feature | Philco – “King Of The 909 (Original Mix)”

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As the popularity of house music elements rises in mainstream electronic productions, few new artists understand and incorporate its roots like DC’s Philco. The Roland TR-909 was released in 1984 as one of the first Roland kits equipped with MIDI, and it played an instrumental role in the rise of underground house music with use

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Premiere | Eau Claire – “Room ft. CMG (Nazariff Remix)”

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Eau Claire‘s “Room ft. CMG” finds itself turned inside out by Washington, DC-based Nazariff. He takes Eau Claire’s dreamy, shimmery track and somehow hardens it, striking with determination. He plays with the idea of a trap remix: adding toy pianos, a drumline-like beat, and some strings, he creates a sort of eerie, self-aware sensuality that could be found

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GUEST INTERVIEW | Ultra Naté

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Sam Burns interviewed Ultra Naté for the second chapter of our Blisspop Guest Interview series. Sam asked Ultra about her Deep Sugar parties, why she became a DJ, where she thinks the dance music scene will go in the next few years, her upcoming projects, and more. Catch Ultra Naté and Lisa Moody with Katie Elder at Deep Sugar

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IN THE MIX | Jacq Jill, “FRUIT PUNCH 001 : 4 Business Women”

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Whether she’s behind the decks or curating a party, Jacq Jill takes care of business. Jacq Jill (aka Lauren Wright) had a busy 2016 with launch of her JUICE project, a “… movement dedicated to providing a platform for booking and highlighting female-identified, genderqueer artists in electronic music.” Ahead of the Our DC event Jacq

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IN THE MIX | Jacq Jill, “FRUIT PUNCH 001 : 4 Business Women”

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Whether she’s behind the decks or curating a party, Jacq Jill takes care of business. Jacq Jill (aka Lauren Wright) had a busy 2016 with launch of her JUICE project, a “… movement dedicated to providing a platform for booking and highlighting female-identified, genderqueer artists in electronic music.” Ahead of the Our DC event Jacq

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GUEST INTERVIEW | Madame Gandhi

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Kate Ross [Ross Business Management | The Coven DC] interviewed Madame Gandhi in the first installment of the Blisspop Guest Interview series. The interview covers Madame Gandhi’s recent EP, Voices, 3-D Femininity, advice for politically minded artists, how to endure and make our voices heard during Trump’s presidency, and more. Catch Madame Gandhi alongside Eau Claire, Ayes Cold, DJ Vanniety

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Best of 2016: Patrick Blinkhorn’s Picks

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Best Remix Jimpster, “Eel Pie Island (Adam Port Remix)” [Systematic Recordings] Adam Port’s remix of “Eel Pie Island” is creative on many levels: the sound design is spectacular throughout the track and Port displays a virtuosic rhythmic sense. But what made his rendition of “Eel Pie Island” stand out from every other remix I heard

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Best of 2016: Patrick Blinkhorn’s Picks

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Best Remix Jimpster, “Eel Pie Island (Adam Port Remix)” [Systematic Recordings] Adam Port’s remix of “Eel Pie Island” is creative on many levels: the sound design is spectacular throughout the track and Port displays a virtuosic rhythmic sense. But what made his rendition of “Eel Pie Island” stand out from every other remix I heard

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Best of 2016: Patrick Blinkhorn’s Picks

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Best Remix Jimpster, “Eel Pie Island (Adam Port Remix)” [Systematic Recordings] Adam Port’s remix of “Eel Pie Island” is creative on many levels: the sound design is spectacular throughout the track and Port displays a virtuosic rhythmic sense. But what made his rendition of “Eel Pie Island” stand out from every other remix I heard

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Best of 2016: Michael Nociolo’s Picks

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Best Remix Joe Hertz, “Stay Lost ft. Amber-Simone (Cabu Remix) [Re-Mastered] Honorable Mentions: Ms. Jackson (Party Pupils Remix), Le Youth – Me Without You ft. Tay Beckham (Ghosts of Venice Remix) Best LP Flamingosis, Bright Moments Honorable Mention: Birocratic, Replaced Best EP Tom Misch, Reverie Honorable Mention: Kartell, Last Glow Track of the Year CHANCE THE RAPPER, KNOX FORTUNE,

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Best of 2016: Max Rewak’s Picks

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Best Remix Mc Pedrinho, “Dom Dom Dom (Banginclude & Zee Reach)”  MC Andinho x Lemonick x MC Baiano & MC Kalzin, “Aquecimiento da Litoral (Pobvio Crash Edit)” “Global Bass Music” (GBM) is an appropriate name to define the sounds of 2016 as producers dug deeper and deeper into regional specializations of dance music (see also: baile funk,

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Best of 2016: Max Rewak’s Picks

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Best Remix Mc Pedrinho, “Dom Dom Dom (Banginclude & Zee Reach)”  MC Andinho x Lemonick x MC Baiano & MC Kalzin, “Aquecimiento da Litoral (Pobvio Crash Edit)” “Global Bass Music” (GBM) is an appropriate name to define the sounds of 2016 as producers dug deeper and deeper into regional specializations of dance music (see also: baile funk,

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Best of 2016: Kristina Westernik’s Picks

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Best Remix CloZee, “Sankar’s Lake (Igama Remix)” I am rooting for the newer producers out there who possess a fresh approach to remixing. I’d consider Igama to be one of those producers with his latest remix of “Sankar’s Lake” by the French producer, CloZee. His remix is mesmerizing. I hear a prominent fusion of Eastern and

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Best of 2016: Kristina Westernik’s Picks

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Best Remix CloZee, “Sankar’s Lake (Igama Remix)” I am rooting for the newer producers out there who possess a fresh approach to remixing. I’d consider Igama to be one of those producers with his latest remix of “Sankar’s Lake” by the French producer, CloZee. His remix is mesmerizing. I hear a prominent fusion of Eastern and

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Best of 2016: Kristina Westernik’s Picks

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Best Remix CloZee, “Sankar’s Lake (Igama Remix)” I am rooting for the newer producers out there who possess a fresh approach to remixing. I’d consider Igama to be one of those producers with his latest remix of “Sankar’s Lake” by the French producer, CloZee. His remix is mesmerizing. I hear a prominent fusion of Eastern and

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