DC’s Ayes Cold interviewed Mathias for the fifth chapter of our Blisspop Guest Interview series. Ayes Cold asks Mathias about his DJ name, where he’s from, and how long he’s DJ’ed for in addition questions about the past, present, and future of the DC music scene. Mathias also offers several “top 5” lists at the end of the interview. Let’s start with the simple things. Mathias, that’s a cool name! What prompted

Roosevelt
With Roosevelt’s latest tour stopping at some well-established destinations, including The Governors Ball Music Festival 2017, I was excited to see Roosevelt perform a sold out show at U Street Music Hall this weekend. Roosevelt’s performance was a cross between popular modern chillwave artists, such as Cut Copy or Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, and what I imagine it was like in the disco dance halls of the 1970s (based on

Blood Frenzy
In 2017, starting a record label is easy. With a few keystrokes you can have a presence on Soundcloud or Bandcamp. What is much more atypical in 2017 is starting a record label that presses records. Mastering, plating, and pressing vinyl, upfront costs, and the time it takes to put a physical release together requires patience and a strong vision. Earlier this year, College Hill (a producer who has appeared

Ozker artist image
Whether he’s in the studio mixing down his latest track or in the DJ booth mixing into the next track, Ozker has a profound influence on dance floors in DC and beyond. Last month, Ozker delivered a deep, atmospheric house remix for DC’s igloo two. The remix is decked out with lush synth pads that highlight a powerful bassline, enthralling percussion rhythms, and an inspiring vocal sample in the breakdown. Ozker is one of

In 2012, Cyril Hahn broke out with a sensational house remix of the hit Destiny’s Child track “Say My Name,” and has been delivering tasteful R&B inspired remixes and originals to his fans ever since. As he embarks on his 2017 North American tour, I had the chance to talk to him about his influences, production techniques, and evolution of his sound, as well as what we can expect to