Happy Labor Day! We hope you’ve got the day off (and even if you don’t this is thoroughly enjoyable). Blisspop resident Steven Faith has posted his opening set from a recent show with Echo & The Bunnymen at the Fillmore in SilverSpring. It’s a seamless mix of classic Brit Pop and modern indie rock that really shows you what a DJ is meant to do. Faith maintains a continuous vibe as every track flows from one into the other effortlessly and takes you on a trip through the foundations of modern indie rock. Take a listen below and enjoy your holiday! (Soundcloud is lame as usual, so the set was only able to be uploaded to MixCrate, but just click through and you’ll be exactly where you want).
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!
Based in DC, Crafty Daggers have branded themselves with a slew of edits and remixes that mix their background as hip-hop DJs with contagious beats and catchy hooks (including last year’s remix of Foals’ “My Number” that continues to make people go crazy on the dancefloor). Their latest release, the original track “Ready to Rock,” honors this legacy they’ve been building while breaking new ground.
The track features many layers of hip-hop production including drum samples that bounce like a beach ball at a Jack Johnson concert and an almost hypnotic vocal track that, before each break, declares that they “came here to boogie.” The real beauty, however, lies in the bass line that creeps in about two minutes into the track and the plucky strings that come in a minute later; two real “whoa” moments that may very well be able to slay the dancefloor.
Amsterdam based producer Sam Feldt, who is recently coming off the hot, vibey remix of Naxxos’ “New Orleans,” is back at it again with a slick remix of folk group I Am Oak’s “On Trees and Birds and Fire.” This is Feldt’s second collaboration with Bloombox – also out of Amsterdam – after they dropped a wickedly addicting remix of Mumford and Sons’ “I Will Wait” this past February.
Their most recent collab features lots of soul, lots of horns, and a deep melodic groove while keeping the haunting core of the source material at the heart of the track which, when combined, creates a track that not only rests on its laurels as a piece of whimsical deep house, but also as a piece of free flowing, anthemic bliss. This is a must have track that will set the dance floor into a starry eyed, uplifting trance. Make sure you get it when it drops on Spinnin’ Deep on September 8.
This new release by Tokyo based producer Boys Get Hurt might be living proof that summertime might be extending through September and October this year. Coming off the Yunizon label out of Paris and London, “Sand in Hand” is everything you would expect out of a tropical house banger: free-flowing vocals; lighthearted synths and laidback percussion; and even a sample of the ocean waves crashing up against the shore. It’s almost as if Boys Get Hurt is begging us to keep our sandals on and crack open a couple more Coronas. With tracks like this one, Boys Get Hurt is an artist to keep an eye on (especially with other up and coming artists in the tropical house subgenre like Thomas Jack and Kygo).
You can check out the track below which, for now, is a free download: