Nazariff
Eau Claire‘s “Room ft. CMG” finds itself turned inside out by Washington, DC-based Nazariff. He takes Eau Claire’s dreamy, shimmery track and somehow hardens it, striking with determination. He plays with the idea of a trap remix: adding toy pianos, a drumline-like beat, and some strings, he creates a sort of eerie, self-aware sensuality that could be found simultaneously in a packed club and a car flying down the highway at two in

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Sam Burns interviewed Ultra Naté for the second chapter of our Blisspop Guest Interview series. Sam asked Ultra about her Deep Sugar parties, why she became a DJ, where she thinks the dance music scene will go in the next few years, her upcoming projects, and more. Catch Ultra Naté and Lisa Moody with Katie Elder at Deep Sugar DC at U Street Music Hall on February 11. Where were you born? I was

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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

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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

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Best Remix Jimpster, “Eel Pie Island (Adam Port Remix)” [Systematic Recordings] Adam Port’s remix of “Eel Pie Island” is creative on many levels: the sound design is spectacular throughout the track and Port displays a virtuosic rhythmic sense. But what made his rendition of “Eel Pie Island” stand out from every other remix I heard in 2016 was the spoken-word sample he used in the track. The spoken-word artist shares