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

INTERVIEW | Sweater Beats
Sweater Beats is an electronic music producer who grew up outside Washington D.C. in the suburbs of Rockville, Maryland. 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 at U Street Music Hall. We discussed his beginnings as a producer, his pursuits

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

Vjuan Allure
On October 15th, the Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art will present the Voguing Masquerade Ball which will include a panel discussion on voguing and Ballroom culture capped off by a masquerade ball. DJing the ball is Vjuan Allure, one of the originators of the Ballroom sound which has rapidly gained interest around the world. Vjuan Allure lives in the DMV area and has been familiar with the DC club

Fabric Logo
This past week, following impassioned speeches from staff and local residents on its behalf, London’s legendary club Fabric had its license revoked by the local Islington Council. Bewilderment in the judgment gave way to an outpouring of sympathy and shared memories on social media. As an American, my personal relationship to Fabric is through their mix CD series which launched late in 2001 and has issued a staggering 177 discs