Blisspop resident Will Eastman unveiled today his latest release via Main Course—a roaring one-tracker which the prolific producer/DJ has graciously made available as a free download to all. “Nikkei,” a tune which Eastman himself has rather aptly dubbed as “cosmic house,” shows the artist again in supreme form. Beginning with crisp hats, celestial synths and muted snares, the track quickly transitions from galactic exploration toward a thunderous four-on-the-floor romp. As the pace picks up, menacing stabs complement airy pads and a twisted, nearly unintelligible vocal sample which somehow manages to cling to one’s memory. After a serene recess, the track returns with an even bigger bang—this time showcasing a truly interstellar lead. This is easily one of Eastman’s toughest, most impressive tracks to date and is certainly not one to overlook. Be sure to grab “Nikkei” via his SoundCloud below.
Starting this month, we’ve created a poll on Facebook that lets you decide which song will kickoff our monthly party, BLISS, at U Street Music Hall. Take a listen to the tracks here and choose for yourself! We’ll announce the winner before the party, then come out and dance to it with us!
The next party is on December 28th with Eats Everything, Henry Krinkle and Jacques Renault.
Detroit-bred Jimmy Edgar adds to his arsenal of crisp and infectious techno the new EP, Mercurio. Through multiple builds set up within each of the three tracks, the EP creates prime dance floor moments and gives new life to Mercurio‘s repetitious nature. With first track, “Ultraviolet,” Edgar constructs and restructures his rhythm with calculated precision, finally ringing in the track’s sweet spot with a resounding metallic reverberation. The title track “Mercurio” builds its energy with a drum machine mimicking the call of a marching snare, then strips down to a raw, no-nonsense club anthem. “Qlinda,” the final track, emerges steadily with upbeat buoyancy, then holds the brakes as the sampled vocals shout “feels good,” which Mercurio certainly does.
Mercurio, out now on Ultramajic, is available to stream below:
Blisspop contributor and resident Harry Ransom (R4NS0M) was kind enough to make his recent hour-long live set available for free download. The set, a mix of bass, deep and tech house, was recorded at U Hall on October 23. Click the “Free Download” link below to snag Harry’s mix.
This Saturday, November 23, BLISS hosts residents Will Eastman, Ozker and Baronhawk in celebration of Will and Baron’s birthdays. In conjunction with the party is The Illest Ingredient Allstyles Dance Competition presented by Urban Artistry. Contestants must register at 11 PM to battle for the $200 cash prize. Click here for more details.
Doors at 10pm, 18+ (18-20 by advance ticket only) $10; free before 12am for 21+