By now, the D.C. music scene knows that the nudisco duo Man & Woman are a force to be reckoned with. Comprised of DJ Provoke and Eau Claire, Man & Woman has played alongside Chris Malinchak, Tensnake, and Duke Dumont in addition to carving a niche for themselves through their bright, elevated sound that’s synonymous with catharsis.
Their first track of 2015 is a remix of Basement Jaxx’s juggernaut, Unicorn, off his 2014 release ‘Junto.’ This edit is a far step away from the original which was more in the style of a 90′s throwback, but that’s not to say this take Unicorn isn’t a bonafide treat. Made up of layered pads and bells, the soundscape provided by Man & Woman is mellow, inviting, and soothes the same way a mug of hot chocolate does after a day out in the snow. Built from the idea of ebb and flow, the remix practically floats and entrances as the transient melodies are set to seduce us into shuffled feet (and maybe the hope of locking eyes with a mysterious, attractive stranger).
Poet John Keats once said, “Beauty is truth.” So if this is an indication of what we can expect from Man & Woman in 2015, this is the unabashed truth: they’re going to be a duo to keep tabs on because this edit is beautiful as hell.
Stream Man & Woman’s remix of Unicorn after the jump and visit their Facebook page for a free download.
Blisspop resident Ozker is starting up a new mix series, and there’s plenty of reason to be excited for it. Hands down one of the best and most enjoyable DJs in the district, Ozker’s work is always a treat to experience. This most recent series, is aimed to be a little darker, harder, and to have more attitude than his previous mixes. The result is an hour’s worth of deep grooves ranging from heady and hypnotic to gritty and jackin.
It also serves as the perfect primer to tonight’s party featuring Ozker, Will Eastman, Baronhawk and Caleb L’Etoile. If you’re in DC tonight, head to Velvet Lounge for Blisspop’s Together!
1. Daniel Avery – All I Need (Original Mix)
2. Amirali – Just An Illusion (Appleblim’s Black Mirrorball Mix)
3. Aiby & The Noise – Keep Your Head Acid
Justified Cause Recorthings
4. Alci – Rope A Dope (Original Mix)
5. Bashtone – Flirt Orange (Yaaman Remix)
6. Manu P – Radames (Original Mix)
Finish Team Records
7. Yeray Herrera – Dance To Death (Original Mix)
8. NiCe7 – Bassline Soldiers
9. Kreature, Sizeup – She Freaks (Original Mix)
10. German Brigante – Right Now
11. Andrew C. – Dream (The Wize Guys Remix)
Happy Day Records
DC up and comer, Wave Age, has a big week ahead of him. He’s playing his first show, opening for techno heavyweight Kolsch at U Street Music Hall tomorrow evening (1/21). To celebrate, he’s dropped a new mix of deep and tech house jams. The second installment of his Currents series, the mix is a nice continuation of the sound Wave Age has been developing.
If you’re in DC, make sure to head to U Hall for an awesome evening. Tickets can be bought HERE
Gunnar Haslam – Demoninazione Version
Cajmere – Satisfy (Tiger Stripes & Pleasurekraft Remix)
Elderbrook – How Many Times (Andhim Remix)
Aaron Snapes – Open
Sonny Fodera – People Forget
Philip Bader – Funkey Feeling
Hermanez – Soms
Michael Bibi – Wave Rider
Montel – Brothers Sisters
Harry Romero – Get Get
Sidney Charles – Cave Rave (Kalyde Remix)
Breach & Cinnaman – Avocado
Joris Voorn – So Long (feat. Kid A)
DC’s M. Vaughan just dropped one hell of an EP. Touted by Ben Pearce as one to watch, M. Vaughan is one of the best and brightest coming out of the district at the moment with his brand of UK influenced house. The ep starts with the garage influenced groover called “Where You At” which would fit perfect on Definition. The B-side “Comfort Zone (3 AM Mix)” takes a spacier route, wrapping an old school drum beat in swirling pads and lush chords. The best part is the whole thing is free. Grab it below
2014 was an awesome year for music, and 2015 is guaranteed to be interesting at the very least. To celebrate the shift into a new year, Blisspop’s Caleb L’Etoile has cooked up a mix of his favorite tracks of 2014. It ranges from house to indie dance and deep house but always maintains it’s attitude of Bliss. Listen below and if you’re in town New Years Eve head to Looking Glass Lounge to see a Blisspop Family New Years with Ozker, Caleb L’Etoile, and Philco. No cover, shots at 12, and killer music. What’s not to like?