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

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

Fruit Punch 001
Whether she’s behind the decks or curating a party, Jacq Jill takes care of business. Jacq Jill (aka Lauren Wright) had a busy 2016 with launch of her JUICE project, a “… movement dedicated to providing a platform for booking and highlighting female-identified, genderqueer artists in electronic music.” Ahead of the Our DC event Jacq Jill is playing at U Street Music Hall tomorrow, January 21, she released “FRUIT PUNCH 001

Madame Gandhi artist image
Kate Ross [Ross Business Management | The Coven DC] interviewed Madame Gandhi in the first installment of the Blisspop Guest Interview series. The interview covers Madame Gandhi’s recent EP, Voices, 3-D Femininity, advice for politically minded artists, how to endure and make our voices heard during Trump’s presidency, and more. Catch Madame Gandhi alongside Eau Claire, Ayes Cold, DJ Vanniety Kills, and Jacq Jill at the Our DC show at U Street Music Hall on January 21. Door