Working in a cancer center is not a regular day job for most DJs; in fact, it’s an atmosphere that most of the general public will never understand. For DC-based artist, Eau Claire, it’s not uncommon to spend most waking hours working with terminally-ill patients. Fortunately her upbeat personality brings an optimism and energy that is reflected in her music – a sound that inspires listeners to not stress and

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Jacques Renault is an old school dude. He still records synths live and he embraces the un-quantized. His brand of homemade analogue house and disco has come to define New York’s contemporary sound as music with a genuine human touch. Originally from the DC area and influenced by its punk roots, you can tell that Jacques is a big believer in DIY. He releases music on his own label, Let’s Play House (LPH), and runs a roving party

Dutchman-turned-DC Resident Martyn has turned himself into a local hero. In between a Panorama Bar residency, running his own label 3024, and a monthly slot at NTS Radio, Martyn has helped elevate DC’s burgeoning forward-thinking dance music scene to new heights with gigs at U Street Music Hall (U Hall), releases on labels like Brainfeeder and Ninja Tune, and collaborations that might take you by surprise. I had the opportunity

Philco, on a hot streak which has him supporting acts like Catz ‘n Dogz and Damian Lazarus, is in the process of breaking the mold. With a sound that’s still firmly rooted in the underground, but a finesse that continuously pushes forward into more current house aesthetic, the D.C. based producer and One Love Massive collective member is setting a new standard with his recent spin of Dennis Cruz’s “Zoo Project.”

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Blisspop’s own zacheser put “Skippy” up on his Soundcloud for free download today. “Skippy” features a clean sound inspired by DFA Records and U.K. house artists such as Disclosure, Duke Dumont, and Fono. zacheser (a.k.a. Zach Eser) went for a weird, wonky, synth vibe with pads, percussion, and a pitched down vocal sample. A lighthearted track in every sense, “Skippy” will have you skipping on the dance floor this spring.