Matrixxman
Since 2013, the ROAM team has raised the bar for DC’s underground event circuit by bringing solid international headliners to unconventional spaces. Next month on May 20th, ROAM is headlined by the extraordinary techno producer Matrixxman. A favorite among the Blisspop writing team, Matrixxman has produced matte black cybernetic club tools for Spectral Sound, Delft, Unknown To The Unknown, and most recently Amsterdam powerhouse Dekmantel. Ahead of his appearance at

Nan Kolé
Blisspop covered Citizen Boy‘s “Indaba Ka Bani Besibenuza” last summer and our writing team has been discussing gqom over the last few weeks. This month, Gqom Oh! label founder Nan Kolé has a new EP on Black Acre backed by remixes by gqom acts Citizen Boy and Formation Boyz. Citizen Boy’s remix of “Malumz” has a rhythm that skips along in the darkness, a gasp keeping the beat as rolling

The Gaslamp Killer
You would be hard pressed to name a more ferocious DJ than The Gaslamp Killer. His wild gestures, chest rattling bass, and risky selections routinely whip mesmerized crowds into a frenzy. GLK is back in Washington DC on April 27th at U Street Music Hall after a tour supporting Run The Jewels. We got to talk with him about his background, his latest album, and terror. Purchase tickets here. Thank you

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