Blisspop head and creator, Will Eastman, is gearing up for a monthly mix series called the Bliss Tapes. It will serve as the perfect primer to the monthly Bliss parties at U Street Music Hall. He’s just dropped the first installment of this new series, and it’s the perfect way to start the week (as well as a great reason to get super excited for this Saturday’s Bliss featuring MK)!! So sit down and chill out with an hour’s worth of tracks ranging from house to disco and techno, and while you’re at it, grab your tickets HERE before they run out!
The 2 Bears (Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard and Raf Rundell) recently announced their 12 week residency at London’s esteemed XOYO. In anticipation of the dates (which will see them joined by the likes of Henrik Schwarz, Four Tet, and Toddla T), the duo has released a free track in the form of “You’re Nasty.” The track is a slowly evolving disco-driven house track built around a driving bassline and electric piano. It ebbs and flows, eventually building into a monster, glitched out synth solo before settling back into its groove. Check it out below:
DC experimental pop band, The Caribbean, are gearing up to release their sixth LP, Moon Sickness. The band have enlisted a number of collaborators to serve up remixes in anticipation of the release, among them Will Eastman. Eastman’s take on “Imitation Air” is a hefty deep house dream scape complete with acidic flourishes, resampled voices, and a throbbing low end. The vocals are condensed to a single word that quickly becomes an incantation, floating on a nice bed of reverb. Take a listen below and grab it for free over at Eastman’s Facebook page.
Pomo does it again. This time kicking a super summery house groove under fat synth swells and acid influenced bass line. The track is balanced with minor disco flourishes and spacey synth rises that make for a definite feel good time, and like most of his previous work, the Canadian producer has offered the track up for free. Grab it below:
Hometown favorites, Walker & Royce, are offering up a free track, hosted over at Deep House Amsterdam. Originally meant as a remix, “Let Me Be” is a spacey deep house track. It starts with a simple house beat and vocal loop, paired with a slowly evolving synth, and quickly drops a hypnotic bass line that forms the backbone for the rest of the song. The track has a nice, techy feel and is super easy to get lost in. It also serves as a nice build up to Walker & Royce’s recently announced return to U Street Music Hall next month on May 2nd.