Popular This Week Paula TempleAndré LaosJust KiddinDennis Kruissen

Blisspop Mix Series #12: DJ Lisa Frank

Posted on October 24 2014 by Caleb
Morgan at SGS

There are very few DJs that we have more love and respect for than DC’s DJ Lisa Frank. She’s quickly become one of the hottest names in the scene with her penchant for seamless blends of deep house and techno, she heads one of the most innovative and fun parties DC’s seen in awhile with ROAM, and she’s recently stepped in to the production game, blowing us out of the water with only one track. Frank is this month’s guest at BLISS, manning the decks alongside Blisspop’s Will Eastman, and she was nice enough to drop the next installment of the Blisspop Mix Series as a teaser. Check the mix out below and make sure to catch her at Bliss this Saturday!!

Outputmessage – Goldilocks Zone (DJ Lisa Frank’s Pulsar Remix)

Posted on October 15 2014 by Caleb
a2744951129_10

Long time Blisspop favorite (and this month’s guest), DJ Lisa Frank makes her production debut with a rework of Outputmessage’s “Goldilocks Zone.” She puts a completely new twist on the original, working it into a dark, techy landscape with throbbing lows and clattering percussion. It’s hypnotic and spacey, sounding like a black hole pulling you in. Listen below and grab the exclusive over at Bandcamp:

Blisspop Mix Series #11: Jackson Ryland presents DC’s Warehouse

Posted on October 10 2014 by Caleb
blisspopmix 11

The Blisspop Mix Series is back! This time we’re bringing you a sterling mix from one of DC’s brightest, Jackson Ryland. Racking up a steady stream of releases for labels like Holic Trax, Sccucci Manucci, Music Is Love, and more, Ryland has been carving a name for himself with a great blend of deep house and techno. He’s also a member of the Silence In Metropolis crew and a top class DJ to boot. His penchant for analog grooves and warehouse vibes comes through strong on his mix, which is equal parts funky, soulful, and raw. It serves as a perfect intro to get you prepped for an epic Saturday night at U Street Music Hall where Jackson will be sharing a bill with Duke Dumont and local disco duo Man & Woman. Take a listen to the mix below and grab the DL after the jump.

Jackson Ryland on Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud

Wave Age – Thug Love

Posted on October 7 2014 by zacheser
WaveAgeThugLove-300x300

Get ready, D.C. There might be a new sheriff in town.

Coming out of the shadows, the mysterious Washington based Wave Age is a project rooted in bass and house music that, according to the official bio, draws influences from artists like Justin Jay and Friend Within. This much is evident: the enigmatic producer is out to make you drop whatever you’re doing and dance.

The first release, “Thug Love,” is a deep cut with an obvious love for being tongue-in-cheek. Combining the acapella from Khia’s “My Neck, My Back” with a bouncy, UK bass backdrop, “Thug Love” is a finely tuned experiment in giving us the goods without any fuss or muss. It’s a filthy, groovy, spaced out odyssey that explores not just underground house music, but also the current fascination with old school, throwback hood anthems from the Millenial generation’s childhood thereby cementing the track’s undeniable earworm status with a self-aware finesse which is deserving of the loudest sound system you can find.

In other words, if you’re in dire need of a replacement for Breach’s “Jack” in your setlist, I think Wave Age has you covered.

Download Wave Age’s “Thug Love” via the official Facebook page and stream it below.

Chris McClenney – Best You Got

Posted on October 7 2014 by Caleb
Screen Shot 2014-10-05 at 4.33.14 PM

DMV-producer, Chris McClenney, cooks up one of the freshest tracks we’ve heard in awhile with “Best You Got.” The track is a soulful house groove wrapped up in future funk colors, working off a completely seductive groove, mellow synths, and dreamy atmospherics. It feels like a grown up version of a Kaytranada track with all the swagger and soul but smarter melodics. Listen below:

Resident Advisor Event List