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Sweater Beats is an electronic music producer who grew up outside Washington D.C. in the suburbs of Rockville, Maryland. He is currently on his For the Cold Debut live tour across North America, in advance of a new EP release in early 2017. Blisspop had the chance to catch up with him before his homecoming show at U Street Music Hall. We discussed his beginnings as a producer, his pursuits
Machinedrum’s (a.k.a. Travis Stewart) most recent project is a joyful reflection of the composer’s emotional state. According to Stewart, Human Energy reflects “a period of great change in my life. I moved across the country to a new city, I proposed to the girl of my dreams, I moved into a new house, bought a brand new computer and set off to write a new album.” The album also echoes
It is always delightful to discover young musicians chasing an older sound. Today’s feature comes from Discoholic, an 18 year old music producer and student at the University of Maryland. His original track “Too Close For Comfort” (ft. Michael Littrell) is a straight disco throwback, bringing back the groovy acoustic elements of Chic or Duran Duran. This record features a warm electric baseline paired with smooth synth chords to create
The DC-based duo Rush Plus (Jackson Ryland and Jus Nowhere) will self-release a colossal record soon. RPDC002 is a top-shelf techno release comprised of “Ten” on the A-side and “D_Tool” and “Detour” on the B-side. “Ten” and “D_Tool” are driven by quality synth design and a merciless kick and bassline. “Detour” is an equally potent track, but it is more introspective and mysterious. We’re excited to see what’s next from