Mall Grab
At the end of 2016, I selected Unknown To The Unknown as my pick for label of the year on Blisspop’s yearly wrap up.  UTTU has continued to roll into 2017 with a clutch of vital releases including the latest 12″ from Mall Grab, Pool Party Music.  The young Australian producer has been on fire, his well regarded DJ sets propelled him onto Resident Advisor’s Top 100 DJs for the first

CC (feat. Shygirl)
Cold & flu season may be coming to a close, but it’s not too late to get in a last *coughcough* *coughcough*. UK’s Crazylegs label, last seen with CLUBKELLY‘s stomping eponymous EP, returns with a new six track stunner by producer Sega Bodega.  Ess B‘s centerpiece is “CC”, a high tension hi def tune swarmed by SHYGIRL‘s vocals pitching up and down, spinning out into a dramatic undulating bass figure.  Coughing

Everybody In The Place
By all accounts, Mathias is having a great 2016. This past year, the hardworking DC DJ was profiled by Washington City Paper and Made In The District while spending his nights on the decks at some of DC’s most exciting events. This month, Mathias is launching a new club night called Everybody In The Place at U Street Music Hall and we caught up with him to talk about the new

TSVI
Launching just last year, the London-based label Nervous Horizon has moved from strength to strength by releasing their crew’s highly syncopated, percussion heavy club tracks. The label’s sixth release, Sacred Drums by TSVI, landed last month. It broadens the label’s sound by bringing African live percussive elements into the mix. The EP is packed with highlights, among them is “Assam’s Children” whose tumbling hand drum rhythm is outfitted with weighty

DJ EZ
In August of 2014, DJ EZ played at Flash on his first U.S. tour.  The veteran DJ has been playing since the early 90s, has been a mainstay on pirate radio and the legal airwaves in the UK, and has helmed the Pure Garage Mix CD series since 2000 but, amazingly, had never toured America until just two years ago.  In preparation for the night, I gorged on a month-long