One of DC’s brightest, Jus Nowhere has been making a fast name for himself with his take on house, deep house and techno. As a producer, he’s had releases on Definition:Music, Silence In Metropolis, White Widow, and more, and as a DJ he’s shared the booth with the likes of Breach and George Fitzgerald. We’re more than pleased to have him taking up selector duties alongside Will Eastman at Bliss tomorrow night, and to get you in the mood he’s cooked up the next installment of the Blisspop Mix Series. Consisting of a hour’s worth of house, ranging from deep and techy to raw and bassy, Jus Nowhere’s mix is the perfect pick me up to start your weekend. Take a listen below and make sure to check him out tomorrow night at U Street Music Hall!
UK house wiz, ozzi, drops a perfect track to end the weekend on. Riding on a classic house kick, “Deeper Love” mixes the UK deep sound with an old school house vibe and soulful vocals, resulting in a smash that’s equal parts groove and get down. Listen below and grab the free DL while you’re at it:
As my initial “Too Funk Tuesday” for Blisspop, I’d like to describe to readers what this post is all about. Throughout the week, a person needs pick-me-ups, whether that’s eating pizza, extra sleep or getting laid — we all need them. For many like myself, a great track can totally brighten my day and because of that I want to share those moments with all those who care to listen. These songs may not be the same genre, some could be dark, some upbeat, some minimal or some futuristic, but it will be funky — I promise you that.
Take a load off and listen to my top 5 selections this week!
Tobtok — Savanna (Keljet Remix)
Nu Disco genius Tobtok gets a fantastic remix by counterpart Keljet for some serious groovy goodness. Off a new EP from the Kitsune Maison label, this track is made to be the background for an awesome party. Upbeat and energetic, Keljet brings out all the stops with a funk bassline and other-wordly synths. Hearing this brings me back to the French House that made me the man I am today, please enjoy!
Pretty Ricky ft. 50 Cent — Grind With Me (SNBRN Remix)
Take deep bass boosters, a early-2000 R&B pop track and a verse from 50 cent, combine them and you get this masterpiece. SNBRN somehow takes this amalgamation of pieces and makes one soothing, romance track that can only be described as “#Sunset House”. This may reflect on my age, but I remember “Grind With Me” with fond memories of middle school dances and hot, sweaty puberty.
Janet Jackson — Someone to Call My Lover (Justin Faust Remix)
This takes an awesome OG track and totally makes it modern day dance floor ready. Justin Faust has been killing the game for some time now and its good to see him producing new mixes! Soulful and funky, the rhythm on this is one to keep your 80’s dance vibe going.
Bondax — Something Good ft. Speelburg
Really chill and drips with sunshine, this track is like an acorn for a squirrel: Grab it before you begin your winter hibernation. The refrain is catchy, the bassline is pure funk and the jazz makes this song pop. Bondax is a beast.
Kartell — Utopia Mixtape
Last but not least, my mixtape of the week is Kartell’s Utopia: An imaginary and indefinitely remote place. This is seriously 1:20:39 of funkability, with some laborious love making symptoms. Serious great November mixtape, fits your nu disco mood almost any time of the day. Here’s the track list as well:
Dave Aju – Clean St.
Rihanna – Pour it Up (Wantigga Flip)
Klaves – People
D’Angelo – Untitled (How Does It Feel) (L-Vis 1990′s Own Way Edit)
SHIFT K3Y x Linden Jay – Crazy
Lion Babe – Jump Hi (Billon Remix)
Lido – Money (Para One Remix)
Squarehead – Elegante
Motez – Own Up (POOLCLVB Remix)
Boris Dlugosch – 2 Stronger (Monte Remix)
Wayne Snow – Red Runner
Daniel Leiseman – Drums
Grades – Freedom
Luvlux – Waterpark Funk (Kink Remix)
Toyboy – Jaded (Amtrac Remix)
Mayer Hawthorne – Reach Out Richard (Mitzi Remix)
Crayon – Unreleased
James Creed – Undone
Erdbeerschnitzel – Through The Night
Iron Galaxy – Attention Seeker
Tinashe – Vulnerable (Gold Fields Remix)
Logic – The Final Frontier
Lucky Charmz – Corneria
Kele – First Impressions
Dos Palos – I’ve Been Around
New found duo, Royce, have just dropped one hell of a debut track. Taking on Jill Scott’s “Golden,” they turn the track into a bouncy piano driven house tune ready to destroy dance floors. Balancing a seamless line between nu disco and indie dance, Royce has already caught the ears of DJs like Zimmer, who recently featured the track on his October mix tape. The best part is the tracks free to download as well. Listen below:
Blisspop veterans Will Eastman and Caleb L’Etoile made some serious waves in the indie dance scene earlier this year after releasing their gorgeous Jean-Luc Godard inspired track “Breathless.” They have recently come back with a new collab in the form of a sparkling, electropop retooling of the already infectious track “Classless Kids” by indie upstarts Young Summer.
Hitting the ground running from the get-go, the track starts off with powerful synths and a great kick to complement the vocals before descending into sugary pads and basslines that are so energetic it could revive Mia Wallace faster than John Travolta with an adrenaline shot. The track, overall, has a light essence to it which suggests a certain accommodation for pop sensibility that is sometimes lost in the indie dance or deep house circles – both of which are places that both Mr. Eastman and Mr. L’Etoile have been known to reside and demonstrate their talents. But it’s this very element that makes their work unique: it’s as if their awareness of the scene informs them to take dynamite risks to achieve a sound they both love and share resulting in a sort of magnetism that sits below the surface of their collaborations.
Listen to Will Eastman and Caleb L’Etoile’s remix of “Classless Kids” and hit up the Blisspop SoundCloud page for a free download.