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How do you prepare for summer? Well, for me, it involves revamping my playlists with uptempo, feel good vibes. Loud sounds and summer nights — a feeling like none other. Golden Coast’s take on “IOU” is just that. An experimental, bassbreaker that perfectly melds into sensual, pitch-perfect vocals from Annabel Jones. It incorporates filtered house techniques and spaced-out synths too, meaning its fire in multiple senses. Enough from me, take

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This is ‘The Spotlight.’ Many artists pass through D.C. on a weekly basis, but this column highlights one specific artist/group who happens to be playing in the district during the week. That way, you may join their journey in influencing the electronic music landscape. This week, we got the chance to interview Boulder based artist Space Jesus before his show tomorrow evening (November 12) at U St. Music Hall. Read

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Will Eastman, the owner of U Street Music Hall as well as the driving force behind BLISS, one of Washington, D.C.’s nightlife institutions for the last 15 years, has announced that this month’s upcoming BLISS party will be the last. Deciding to end the party on a milestone, the party’s 15th anniversary, Eastman wants to move on to other ventures including a pending single releases in the next few months. BLISS,

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Mobilee label star, Anja Schneider, recently released her first EP of 2015, Culture Club, just a few days ago. Flying high on the successes of a packed 2014, Schneider’s latest three song EP shows that she has no intention of taking a break anytime soon. The opening track, “Circle Culture,” is a mesmerizing romp through a journey of expert breakdowns that begs to be experienced in a live setting. Going

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This is ‘The Spotlight.’ Many artists pass through D.C. on a weekly basis, but this column highlights one specific artist who happens to be playing in the district during the week. That way, you may join their journey in influencing the house music landscape. House and techno are a dominating force in today’s American music scene and Sarah Myers is a leader in DC. Rightfully labeled a “hometown hero,” I