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Best of 2016: Zach Eser’s Picks

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Best Remix Billy Kenny, “Work Me (Justin Jay Remix)” Honorable Mentions: Green Velvet, “Flash (Eats Everything Remix)”; DJ Cassidy, “Kill the Lights (Dimitri From Paris Remix)” Best LP M83, Junk Honorable Mentions: Tiga, No Fantasy Required; Deadmau5, W:/2016ALBUM/ Best EP Claude Vonstroke & Green Velvet, Get Real Honorable Mentions: Eau Claire, All the Wonder; Todd

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Best of 2016: Zach Eser’s Picks

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Best Remix Billy Kenny, “Work Me (Justin Jay Remix)” Honorable Mentions: Green Velvet, “Flash (Eats Everything Remix)”; DJ Cassidy, “Kill the Lights (Dimitri From Paris Remix)” Best LP M83, Junk Honorable Mentions: Tiga, No Fantasy Required; Deadmau5, W:/2016ALBUM/ Best EP Claude Vonstroke & Green Velvet, Get Real Honorable Mentions: Eau Claire, All the Wonder; Todd

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Best of 2016: Zach Eser’s Picks

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Best Remix Billy Kenny, “Work Me (Justin Jay Remix)” Honorable Mentions: Green Velvet, “Flash (Eats Everything Remix)”; DJ Cassidy, “Kill the Lights (Dimitri From Paris Remix)” Best LP M83, Junk Honorable Mentions: Tiga, No Fantasy Required; Deadmau5, W:/2016ALBUM/ Best EP Claude Vonstroke & Green Velvet, Get Real Honorable Mentions: Eau Claire, All the Wonder; Todd

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INTERVIEW | SWEATER BEATS

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Sweater Beats is an EDM producer who grew up outside Washington D.C. in the suburbs of Rockville, MD.  He is currently on his For The Cold debut live tour across North America, in advance of a new EP release in early 2017. Blisspop had the chance to catch up with him before his homecoming show

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PREMIERE | Tigers Are Bad For Horses, “Embers”

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I’m not typically a believer in traditional Chinese astrology. Although I’ve been sympathetic in the past to those who put stock in their Zodiac readings, that’s all about to end. As it turns out, tigers are actually supposed to be good for horses. This is the final nail in the coffin: the curtain has been

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PREMIERE | Tigers Are Bad For Horses, “Embers”

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I’m not typically a believer in traditional Chinese astrology. Although I’ve been sympathetic in the past to those who put stock in their Zodiac readings, that’s all about to end. As it turns out, tigers are actually supposed to be good for horses. This is the final nail in the coffin: the curtain has been

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PREMIERE | Tigers Are Bad For Horses, “Embers”

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I’m not typically a believer in traditional Chinese astrology. Although I’ve been sympathetic in the past to those who put stock in their Zodiac readings, that’s all about to end. As it turns out, tigers are actually supposed to be good for horses. This is the final nail in the coffin: the curtain has been

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PREMIERE | Tigers Are Bad For Horses, “Embers”

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I’m not typically a believer in traditional Chinese astrology. Although I’ve been sympathetic in the past to those who put stock in their Zodiac readings, that’s all about to end. As it turns out, tigers are actually supposed to be good for horses. This is the final nail in the coffin: the curtain has been

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Neutral – “NTFLXNCHILL ft. Ameer Dyson”

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Neutral is a DC-based DJ/producer duo composed of Yomimbi and T3k, and their new house track is spreading deep, spacey vibes throughout the region. “NTFLXNCHLL” features a mellow vocal sample from Ameer Dyson, otherworldly atmospheric pads, and a bassline that gives the track a deep vibe. You can catch Yomimbi this Sunday at We Can Make

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Neutral – “NTFLXNCHILL ft. Ameer Dyson”

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Neutral is a DC-based DJ/producer duo composed of Yomimbi and T3k, and their new house track is spreading deep, spacey vibes throughout the region. “NTFLXNCHLL” features a mellow vocal sample from Ameer Dyson, otherworldly atmospheric pads, and a bassline that gives the track a deep vibe. You can catch Yomimbi this Sunday at We Can Make

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Neutral – “NTFLXNCHILL ft. Ameer Dyson”

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Neutral is a DC-based DJ/producer duo composed of Yomimbi and T3k, and their new house track is spreading deep, spacey vibes throughout the region. “NTFLXNCHLL” features a mellow vocal sample from Ameer Dyson, otherworldly atmospheric pads, and a bassline that gives the track a deep vibe. You can catch Yomimbi this Sunday at We Can Make

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Neutral – “NTFLXNCHILL ft. Ameer Dyson”

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Neutral is a DC-based DJ/producer duo composed of Yomimbi and T3k, and their new house track is spreading deep, spacey vibes throughout the region. “NTFLXNCHLL” features a mellow vocal sample from Ameer Dyson, otherworldly atmospheric pads, and a bassline that gives the track a deep vibe. You can catch Yomimbi this Sunday at We Can Make

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DNNY KAY – New Jack Style

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A little late to the punch on this one, but local up-and-comer DNNY KAY dropped a track about a month ago full of bassy goodness. DNNY KAY utilized some funky chord stabs and a raw sounding bass line to give it that bass/future house vibe. It’s free to download so grab it if you like it,

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zacheser – “Skippy”

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Blisspop’s own zacheser put “Skippy” up on his Soundcloud for free download today. “Skippy” features a clean sound inspired by DFA Records and U.K. house artists such as Disclosure, Duke Dumont, and Fono. zacheser (a.k.a. Zach Eser) went for a weird, wonky, synth vibe with pads, percussion, and a pitched down vocal sample. A lighthearted

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zacheser – “Skippy”

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Blisspop’s own zacheser put “Skippy” up on his Soundcloud for free download today. “Skippy” features a clean sound inspired by DFA Records and U.K. house artists such as Disclosure, Duke Dumont, and Fono. zacheser (a.k.a. Zach Eser) went for a weird, wonky, synth vibe with pads, percussion, and a pitched down vocal sample. A lighthearted track in every sense, “Skippy” will have you skipping on the dance floor this spring.

zacheser is a DMV based DJ/producer and “Skippy” is his first original track. Listen and download “Skippy” for free:

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zacheser – “Skippy”

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Blisspop’s own zacheser put “Skippy” up on his Soundcloud for free download today. “Skippy” features a clean sound inspired by DFA Records and U.K. house artists such as Disclosure, Duke Dumont, and Fono. zacheser (a.k.a. Zach Eser) went for a weird, wonky, synth vibe with pads, percussion, and a pitched down vocal sample. A lighthearted

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Foreign Air, “In the Shadows”

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Grandiose pop infused with alternative stylings, Foreign Air doesn’t stray too far off the beaten path reserved for contemporary acts like Børns, Florence and the Machine, or alt-J. In a move that feels larger and more anthemic than their previous single, “Free Animal,” the Washington, D.C. based group goes with a ‘big drum, bigger feels’

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Foreign Air, “In the Shadows”

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Grandiose pop infused with alternative stylings, Foreign Air doesn’t stray too far off the beaten path reserved for contemporary acts like Børns, Florence and the Machine, or alt-J. In a move that feels larger and more anthemic than their previous single, “Free Animal,” the Washington, D.C. based group goes with a ‘big drum, bigger feels’ approach on “In the Shadows.”

Gently blurring the lines between eery pop and the danceable alternative motifs we’ve learned to love over the past few years – like percolating guitar riffs and tribal percussion – “In the Shadows” draws inspiration from the dreamy echoes of moody bands ...

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Foreign Air, “In the Shadows”

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Grandiose pop infused with alternative stylings, Foreign Air doesn’t stray too far off the beaten path reserved for contemporary acts like Børns, Florence and the Machine, or alt-J. In a move that feels larger and more anthemic than their previous single, “Free Animal,” the Washington, D.C. based group goes with a ‘big drum, bigger feels’ approach on “In the Shadows.”

Gently blurring the lines between eery pop and the danceable alternative motifs we’ve learned to love over the past few years – like percolating guitar riffs and tribal percussion – “In the Shadows” draws inspiration from the dreamy echoes of moody bands ...

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Bag Fries, “Mvula”

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The NeedlExchange, a collective who has grown incredibly popular in the gay, underground disco and house circles both in the District and abroad, continuously reminds our local scene of where dance music came from, where it is now, and where it’s going. TNX mainstays Baronhawk and Bil Todd (under the alias ‘AnA’) consistently present their truth to us every time they get behind the decks: choosing positivity over narrow-mindedness, wise curation over playing out heat-seeking records, and paying mind to showing beauty in an ordinary moment like spending a night in a club. This focus on the purity of dance ...

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Riffa, “Graffiti”

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“I see you baby / Shaking that ass.” This lyric from 90′s dance superstars Groove Armada’s “I See You Baby,” out at a time when the U.K. was producing crossover big beat heaters left and right, is one of the most recognizable lines in dance music. Straight to the point, it’s a jab to get a crowd moving everything below the waistline on the dancefloor and the reason it’s had staying power is because it works.

DMV native Henri Charuau, known as the DJ and producer Riffa, is the kind of rave-minded, young blood producer who understands the weight ...

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Riffa, “Graffiti”

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“I see you baby / Shaking that ass.” This lyric from 90′s dance superstars Groove Armada’s “I See You Baby,” out at a time when the U.K. was producing crossover big beat heaters left and right, is one of the most recognizable lines in dance music. Straight to the point, it’s a jab to get a crowd moving everything below the waistline on the dancefloor and the reason it’s had staying power is because it works.

DMV native Henri Charuau, known as the DJ and producer Riffa, is the kind of rave-minded, young blood producer who understands the weight ...

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The Blinkhorn Batch #6

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The Blinkhorn Batch is a deliberate and meticulous selection of new dark, deep, and occasionally sinister sounds followed by a classic production of the same style. This ongoing series of posts is curated by Blisspop author Patrick Blinkhorn. 

Starting off this installment of The Blinkhorn Batch is Norwegian artist Todd Terje’s remix of Dolly Parton’s classic song, “Jolene.” Terje’s remix is a slow burner in every sense – he sets a house-centric atmosphere, waiting until 2:28 to bring in Dolly’s iconic vocals. After Dolly belts the hook, Terje accompanies her voice with his funk-infused variation of a classic country walking ...

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Best of 2015: Shawn G’s Picks

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Track of the Year

My criteria for “Track of the Year” is centrally focused around crossover appeal and what song can transcend genres, sub-genres, and sub-sub-genres to appeal to dance fans all over. So, with that being said, my selection goes to Oliver Heldens and Shaun Frank for “Shades of Grey” featuring Delaney Jane. It’s an awesome, energetic dance track with serious grooviness and deep house vibes – the ones that have declared supremacy in the game right now.

Honorable mentions: Airwolf, “Lose the Lazy”; Penthouse Penthouse, “69 Camaro.”

Artist of the Year

This has to go to JackLNDN. After ...

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Philip Goyette – “Chvrch”

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The Sticky Fingers Collective put out DC based artist Philip Goyette’s “Chvrch” a few weeks ago in their Artist Compilation Vol. 1. In “Chvrch,” Goyette mixes elements of both house and techno to great effect. “Chvrch” features a subtle yet driving bass line that repeats one pitch throughout the track. Staying with the theme of repetition, Goyette uses a short vocal sample as the hook.

In musical composition, artists generally have three areas they can focus on to grasp the listener’s attention: melodies, harmonies, and rhythms. For “Chvrch,” Goyette focused his attention on percussive rhythms. The “Chvrch” bass line screams ...

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