DC’s Ian Place is prepping his new EP for Hot N Heavy. Place has been one of the quick rising talents in DC, racking up a string of releases for Silence In Metropolis, Semper & Solum, and more, and the Control EP is easily some of his best work yet. Consisting of two originals, and two remixes, Control shows Place experimenting more with soulful house, sounding like a modern take on Kerri Chandler and a bit like the Max Graef/Andy Hart camp. The remixes are no joke either, bringing in some serious grooves from the likes of Bob Citrus and Tone Chaser & Commodore 69. The EP is due out later this month, but for now, check the preview below:
Outputmessage has just released the first video in support of The Infinite Void. One of our favorite tracks for the album, “Pillars” is a sprawling sci-fi flavored house trip that manages to make you dance while feeling the way deep space would sound. It’s an impressive track in itself, but when paired with a visual companion, it takes on a whole new life. Consisting of a series of constantly evolving motifs, the video plays with light and images to draw you in to a seemingly dark and sensual landscape that fits the track perfectly. Hit play before and keep an eye out for the Infinite Void remix package coming this October!
The DC force is strong with this one. Outputmessage has been slowly dropping remixes of tracks from his epic The Infinite Void, and the latest comes by way of Blisspop’s Will Eastman. Eastman reworks the track into a slow burning deep house beast that ripples with arpeggiated synths and spacey textures. It’s one of our favorites yet by him and the track does a really good job of refining the deep-house-by-way-of-techno sound that Eastman’s been cultivating. Take a listen below and grab the track as a free DL while you’re at it.
This is a very big week for Bliss. Our little blog and it’s consistently epic partner party, Bliss, are turning 14. To celebrate, head honcho, Will Eastman, is playing a 6 hour set this Saturday at U Street Music Hall. Come out and dance and make new Bliss memories while sharing your favorite old ones. Eastman also debuted the 5th installment of his 4 a.m. Eternal series on DC’s Washington City Paper in support of the event, and you can stream it below. It features some of our favorite house, deep house, indie dance, and techno tracks of the last few months wrapped up in the mystery and enjoyment that only the end of the night can have. All ticket proceeds will also be going to the Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation, which raises funds to research AHC, a debilitating genetic neurological disorder.
Take a listen below and join us this Saturday in celebrating 14 years of Bliss
Saytek – The Place
Chet Faker – I’m Into You (Monkeyneck Remix)
Superpitcher – Delta
Danny Daze – Freeze
Jackson Ryland – Crystal City
Hunzed, Harvey – Sheeta (Mendo Remix)
krankbrother – Thank You Baby
Caribou – Our Love
Walker & Royce – Sister
Route 94 – Misunderstood
Benjamin Damage – Up
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.