What an awesome way to kick off a Friday. Will Eastman has teamed up with Blisspop resident, Ozker, and producer extraordinaire, Enea, for a deep and dirty monster of a house track called “Falling In Dub”. The track centers around a classic house vocal and builds into a trippy, almost dreamlike, field of scattered percussions anchored by a winding sub bass. The track is being hosted over at the Discobelle Soundcloud, but you can grab the free DL from the Blisspop fan page.
And while we’re on the subject, make sure not to miss Will Eastman this Saturday, headlining Bliss at U Street Music Hall with local favorite Keenan Orr. Great times guaranteed (as well as a chance to grab a pair of limited edition U Hall shades)!!!
Grenier is having a prolific year, from solo outings and remixes, to his lauded album with NY’s Archie Pelago trio. A few months ago he and Petey Clicks (of Clicks & Whistles,) were featured in a Thump video, and the alluded to a collaborative project. The past few months have seen Petey Clicks writing a fair bit of bassline house for Party Like Us Records, and Grenier has been exploring various tempos, but both have extensive backgrounds in bass focused styles (I highly recommend Grenier’s series of VOID albums). The details of the project have surfaced, their project is named Nevermind, and the depth of material sounds immense, a melting pot of grime, techno, house, and bass.
The first official release is on Trouble & Bass at the end of this month, with at least two more EPs and a mixtape to follow, plus they are touting eight bootlegs to be given away for free. Preview the first EP here:
And grab their first two free offerings here:
Nevermind’s mixtape was also released recently on Thump:
Keep tabs on Nevermind:
Vancouver-based producer extraordinaire, Pat Lok, just dropped a remix of Olympic Ayres’s “Control.” In typical Pat Lok fashion, the track is a high energy piano house groover with plenty of feel good, ‘hands in the air’ vibes. Pat’s been on fire this year, and this is one of his hottest mixes yet. Listen below and make sure to grab the free download while you’re at it!
Detroit Swindle link back up with recent collaborator, Mayer Hawthorne, for a remix of his track “The Stars Are Ours.” And the best part? It’s 100% free! The track is a super smooth house rework full of late night vibes and endless grooves. It has the old school flair that we’ve come to love built in with Detroit Swindle’s signature touch. Take a listen below:
DC’s Micah Vellian just dropped one of our favorite recent tracks on us out of nowhere. “Without You” is a hyper sensualized disco house burner that comes off as a cross between Russ Chimes and early Treasure Fingers. It’s a retro tinged ball of energy that seamlessly crosses genres and even comes complete with a “Sour Diesel Dub.” Take a listen to both versions below: