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).
London based songstress Shannon Saunders is about to explode. Her latest single “Sheets” is one of the most addicting pop tracks of the year. The production (courtesy of Pablo Nouvelle) is tight and irresistible, laying a high energy house track underneath Saunders’ flawless vocals, and the hooks stick with you instantly. Even away from all the music though, Saunders has one of the most enjoyable voices we’ve heard in awhile. It’s beautiful but with plenty of character and mystery behind it. We can’t wait to hear more from this young talent:
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:
As you might remember from our very first ‘Blisspop Bonus Tracks’ round-up, the purpose of these is pretty simple: A gathering of all the music that may have slipped through the cracks from the weeks past. In this second round-up, we’ve got a bunch of cool stuff for you to discover and play, and hopefully download and take with you to soundtrack whatever it is you’re doing. Highlights of this one include the lead single “Give Up” from San Francisco based duo BLAUS’s debut EP, an epic debut single from a BLEITCH called “This Is Our Youth”, as well as one hell of a remix from Axmod that will just take you away. Enjoy everything below!
If you didn’t know, I’m a huge fan of R&B tracks that are given a dance touch. Although this is similar to a heavy hip hop sound, it still has dance characteristics that really resound within. It’s catchy and I could see audiences really getting into this one. araabMUZIK is an amazing producer and he’s been dropping a steady roll of awesome beats for a good time now. Take a listen to this Trey Songz remake!