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Stevie Wonder – Uptight (Eau Claire Remix)

Posted on September 10 2014 by zacheser

Well known for their work in DC’s nudisco scene, Man and Woman are on the rise with their feel good, old-school-in-a-new-school aesthetic. Eau Claire, who makes up the “Woman” half of the duo, is no force to be reckoned with as a solo artist either.

Her latest remix, a hyper, vibed up retooling of Stevie Wonder’s masterpiece “Uptight,” is a disco-age slampiece just waiting to jettison out of your subwoofers and into the soles of your favorite pair of dancing shoes. With sharp claps and synth riffs reminiscent of “Future Shock” era Herbie Hancock, this is the kind of perked up, indie dance number that’s going to be few and far once autumn comes sweeping in with the deep and ambient house for those cold, dark nights.

Pick up Eau Claire’s savvy edit of Stevie Wonder’s classic via her Facebook page.

Quindon Tarver – Everybody’s Free (Yomimbi Dub)

Posted on September 4 2014 by Caleb

Really loving this track from upcoming DC producer, Yomimbi. His remix of Quindon Tarver’s “Everybody’s Free” is a super dance floor friendly deep house rub take makes you want to move immediately. It’s got a huge bassline and a late night club feel that makes it absolutely irresistible. It’s also up as a free download, so make sure to not miss out!

Steven Faith : Opening DJ Set for Echo & The Bunnymen

Posted on September 1 2014 by Caleb

Happy Labor Day! We hope you’ve got the day off (and even if you don’t this is thoroughly enjoyable). Blisspop resident Steven Faith has posted his opening set from a recent show with Echo & The Bunnymen at the Fillmore in SilverSpring. It’s a seamless mix of classic Brit Pop and modern indie rock that really shows you what a DJ is meant to do. Faith maintains a continuous vibe as every track flows from one into the other effortlessly and takes you on a trip through the foundations of modern indie rock. Take a listen below and enjoy your holiday! (Soundcloud is lame as usual, so the set was only able to be uploaded to MixCrate, but just click through and you’ll be exactly where you want).


Resident Show Roundup: Week of 8/29

Posted on August 29 2014 by Blisspop
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Labor Day weekend has finally made it’s way here, putting the official cap on summer days and beach parties and ushering in Fall in all it’s glory. If you’re looking to get down, our crew has you covered with a pretty massive weekend on the horizon!

Friday 8/29

ACTIVATE at Zeba Bar with Ozker, Martin Miguel, Remote Ctrl & Citizen Select

Saturday 8/30

Disco Made Me Do It at Zeba with Caleb L’Etoile, DJ Provoke, Ferdinand & The Ghost, and Ypset

Sunday 8/31

Labor Day Blow Out at Jimmy Valentine’s with Baronhawk, Caleb L’Etoile, and Tommy Cornelis
Sunday Sessions at The Lodge at Red Rocks with Ozker, James Nasty & Sharkey

And if that isn’t good enough, here’s a mix from resident Caleb L’Etoile to get you in the mood for the weekend!

Crafty Daggers – Ready to Rock

Posted on August 29 2014 by zacheser

Based in DC, Crafty Daggers have brandedĀ themselves with a slew of edits and remixes that mix their background as hip-hop DJs with contagious beats and catchy hooks (including last year’s remix of Foals’ “My Number” that continues to make people go crazy on the dancefloor). Their latest release, the original track “Ready to Rock,” honors this legacy they’ve been building while breaking new ground.

The track features many layers of hip-hop production including drum samples that bounce like a beach ball at a Jack Johnson concert and an almost hypnotic vocal track that, before each break, declares that they “came here to boogie.” The real beauty, however, lies in the bass line that creeps in about two minutes into the track and the plucky strings that come in a minute later; two real “whoa” moments that may very well be able to slay the dancefloor.

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