French Horn Rebellion have completely crushed the nu disco game with a funked out remix of Catey Shaw’s “Human Contact.” Slap bass and upbeat guitar work with retro flavored synths to set the vocals on fire for one of the catchiest tracks we’ve heard yet this year. It’s been steadily climbing the charts, and there’s not much question why.
FHR are also set to headline U Street Music Hall this coming Thursday. Their shows are guaranteed parties, so you definitely don’t want to miss out, especially with Blisspop’s Caleb L’Etoile opening. Check out their mix for Thump below to help get you in the mood and grab tickets HERE
Blisspop’s Philco just dropped a new mix full of heaters for new DC-blog-on-the-rise Deep District. Philco’s one of our favorites and this mix is on point featuring tracks from the likes of Patrick Topping, Bufi, and Sonny Fodera. If you haven’t had a chance to catch him yet, he’ll be holding it down at Little Miss Whiskey’s with Caleb L’Etoile this Sunday and later this month alongside Will Eastman and Eau Claire for Bliss.
This month sees the homecoming of FOLD (Rob Glassett) for his sophomore EP on George Fitzgerald’s ManMakeMusic label. Rob’s 10 years of house production technique balances on his knack for precise sampling and creatively manipulating those samples to find hidden rhythm. That philosophy applies to his “B2 – No Foolin’” and title track “A1 – Mr W00D.” In comparison, both tracks display a strong understanding of how far subtle changes in a mix can work for sample-centric tracks – rich, a warm filter glides across the nylon guitar samples in “No Foolin’” and crunches the vocal loop in “Mr W00D” to its limits, in these particular cases. Though after extensive road testing of these tracks over the past month, I have to say the breadwinner and crowd-pleaser of this record belongs to the B1 slot, “Keif Chugwin” (an homage to UK television personality, Keith Chegwin). The synth stabs are downright gnarly and ripe in delay effects, the kicks drive through your gut like a jackhammer and the ragga sample just kinda catches you by surprise, which is pretty great too. I’ve been playing this one everywhere recently, all with the same reception: “what the hell is this one??”. FOLD’s Mr W00D EP seems to have gone a bit unnoticed, which is a shame as the 12″ is soon to hit stores this month. You should plan on grabbing a copy while it’s still under the radar and firmly locking it in your record bag. These are 3 bombs waiting to go off.
Guest post by Jackson Ryland
Labor Day weekend has finally made it’s way here, putting the official cap on summer days and beach parties and ushering in Fall in all it’s glory. If you’re looking to get down, our crew has you covered with a pretty massive weekend on the horizon!
And if that isn’t good enough, here’s a mix from resident Caleb L’Etoile to get you in the mood for the weekend!
Brooklyn’s Aimes recently dropped a heater with his track “Burnin’”. The track, which has been getting love from BBC Radio One’s Annie Nightingale, is best described by Aimes himself as “think 80′s Hunter S. Thompson driving a speeding Maserati into the sunset.” It’s bouncy wash of synths in all their retro glory playing out like an italo disco track on steroids. Take a listen below and catch Aimes this Friday at Little Miss Whiskey’s with Blisspop resident, Caleb L’Etoile on support.