Jerome Baker III and Modi
Jerome Baker III [Rock Creek Social Club] and Modi [DC to BC | Trillectro] interviewed each other for the fourth installment of our Blisspop Guest Interview series. Jerome Baker III asked Modi about roadblocks he overcame with DC to BC and Trillectro, why DC’s music scene hasn’t received as much national and mainstream recognition as other cities, who he would pick for his music super group, and more. Modi asked Jerome Baker III about memorable journeys

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After a hiatus in throwing parties, we’re back with a monthly party series called #TRACKWERK at Ten Tigers Parlour, a bar in DC’s Petworth neighborhood that features comfortable seating, a beautiful outdoor patio, good food, and most importantly for us, an upstairs dance floor with a crisp yet powerful Martin Audio sound system. The name #TRACKWERK is a pun that will resonate both with musicians and any DC resident who rides

Chris Kelly Profile
So, here’s the thing about writers. We do a lot of writing and analyzing and intellectualizing about everybody else’s offerings to art and culture, but who writes about the writers?  Who’s the real person behind the byline?  Chris Kelly is constantly in search of a deep, emotional connection with music, art, and his community.  His impetus to write is driven by politics, artwork of all types — whether it be

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As the popularity of house music elements rises in mainstream electronic productions, few new artists understand and incorporate its roots like DC’s Philco. The Roland TR-909 was released in 1984 as one of the first Roland kits equipped with MIDI, and it played an instrumental role in the rise of underground house music with use by innovators such as Daft Punk and Frankie Knuckles. Philco draws upon this influence in

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