“Washington is a weird city because it’s kind of transient. It’s a city where people come to work or study, and once they’re done, they’re out. There are few people who actually stay here long enough to build a scene”, is what world renowned DJ/Producer Martyn stated in an interview with The Guardian. Well, Martyn and the nations capital are in for a big surprise this Thursday when Deep Sessions DC brings U Street Music Hall the biggest and most deep rooted bass show it has ever seen. Not only will Martyn provide the well known “Martyn Music” sound but he will be accompanied by two profound and legendary artists that have become staples in dubstep all over the world.
Making his DC debut, Manchester’s Biome, has become known for his atmospheric, organic dubstep sound, and will provide a spacious vibe with his collection of mid-range energy. Biome has the ability to build deep-dark beats and create a cosmic trip on the dance floor. His tracks has been played by inspirational artists such as Icicle and Youngsta, and it is no doubt that Biome will continue to make his mark with this powerful genre making him one of the leading forces of dubstep.
Listen to Biomes “Nocturnal” here and grab a free download:
Having one of the most reputable names in the bass music scene today, DJ Youngsta has been one of the biggest influences in this genre to date and is well known for being a dubstep veteran. Also making his DC debut, Youngsta leads his success with his popular radio show Rinse FM, Youngsta has made monumental discoveries that go down in music history that has made an everlasting impact on the deep rooted music we hear today. He also represents Tempa Records, which holds releases under big names such as Skream, J:Kenzo, Headhunter, Coki and Truth. Youngsta continues to be the voice of dubstep worldwide as well as creating consistant momentum and lasting memories.
Listen to LX ONE and Youngsta’s new track “Responsibility”, forthcoming on Tempa Records:
In a interview with RA in 2008, Martyn states, “Well, bass is – that’s also sort of a physical thing for me.” For years, Martyn has made bass music a physical, emotional and mental thing for his audience. Beautifully blending all genres like techno, dubstep, garage, and house, Martyn tells his story on the dancfloor while continuing to push new forward thinking sounds. His label 3024 holds EPs from some of the biggest names in electronic music such as Jacque Greene, Julio Bashmore, and Instra:mental. Martyn continues to be a moving force within the bass scene by pushing boundaries and ideas.
Listen to one of Marytn’s classics here from his full length album Ghost People titled “Viper”:
Don’t miss out of history being made this Thursday at U Street Music Hall! Here’s where you can get your tickets: http://www.ustreetmusichall.com/event/183749
Artist, producer and pioneer FaltyDL provided forward thinking momentum once again at U Street Music Hall while opening for Montreal’s 20 year old Jacques Greene. Blending a collection of genres, such as UK funky, garage, 2-step, and bass music, FaltyDL got the crowd warmed up and ready for Greene’s headlining performance. This Red Bull Music Academy event provided monumental influences and inspired everyone on the dancefloor.
Going right in with New York and Chicago sounds, FaltyDL starts off with a perfect, sexy and chill vibe to start the night off right. He introduces a couple of his new tracks off his new album titled Hardcourage, where he plays tracks like “Bells” and of course his hit single “Straight & Arrow.” He incorporates a bright collection with the right mixture of jazz, garage, house and 2-step. After the very uptempo soulful start, he keeps the dancefloor moving by picking up more on the deeper side of things by playing colorful sounds of post-dubstep, similar to his track “Korben Dallas.” FaltyDL tells a perfect story within his sets. He kept telling his story, moving the crowd into a perfect build up into Jacques Greene.
In a recent interview with Pitchfork Weekly, FaltyDL stated that he wanted to improve on his DJ sets for 2013 by playing more diverse genres and more of his own music. He has definitely delivered that at U Street Music Hall and will continue delivering that through this up coming year.
Want more? If you haven’t heard his recent Ninja Tune & Blueberry Records release Hardcourage, then listen here! Don’t forget to grab yourself copy:
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Also – we have just over 100 tickets left for our inauguration party on 1/19 with MOBY & Will Eastman at U Street Music Hall! Be sure to grab a ticket here - http://bit.ly/MOBY119
See you on the 19th!
This will be Blisspop’s second inauguration party with Moby! The first time around Moby and Eastman performed together at the 9:30 Club, in 2009. If you were there, then you know about the insanity that ensued; the packed house and the power outage that lead to an impromptu drum performance by Moby and Eastman, banging on nothing but plastic garbage cans, beer kegs and metal sheets until the lights came on.
Raw footage here -
Tickets go on sale this Thursday at 10am – http://bit.ly/MOBY119 – this show WILL sell out so be sure to grab a ticket in advance!
See you there!
Moby is well known for bringing electronic music to the mainstream; starting with the release of his 1991 single “Go.” Since “Go,” Moby has sold over 20,000,000 records worldwide and has co-written, produced and remixed for Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Daft Punk, Pet Shop Boys and New Order. Moby has received nominations for five Grammy Awards and has won several MTV Video Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards, in addition to being noted by MTV as, “one of the most controversial figures in techno music” and as “one of the most important dance music figures of the early ’90s.”
U Street Music Hall co-owner Will Eastman has had a successful year as a member of D.C.-based Volta Bureau; most notably with the release of their sophomore single “Alley Cat” which stayed within the Beatport Indie Dance top 100 for over a year. Volta Bureau’s recent work includes a remix for Icona Pop’s “I Love It,” noted by MTVHive as “noir techno for fans of upbeat funk,” a partnership with Gotta Dance Dirty in the release of “On Your Own,” and their August release, “Hot,” now available on iTunes.
As a solo artist, Eastman has recently gained much blog and DJ support with the release of “Shouldna Left U”; an R&B-tinged deep house collaboration with Ozker (Sleeper Cell Productions, D.C). Both Volta Bureau and Eastman are looking forward to debut several new releases and remixes in 2013.
In an interview, Francis Harris (Adultnapper), head of Brooklyn-based label Scissor & Thread, once described his DJ sets as composed of “grooving cuts for dark rooms.” No phrase better exemplifies the music of Black Light Smoke, whose sound is as raw and analog as it is fresh and sexy. Born Jordan Lieb, this Chicago native has been making music for years, but entered the house game as recently as two years ago. As far as we can tell, this guy is the next big thing. Honestly, Black Light Smoke sounds like the jazzy lovechild of “Mirror Conspiracy”-era Thievery Corporation and Maceo Plex, with a dusting of pop sensibility. And you don’t get credentials such as these unless you’re the real deal: releases on Poker Flat, My Favorite Robot, Get Physical, a deal with Scissor & Thread, and support from the likes of Bicep and Move D. Furthermore, if you haven’t heard DJ T’s remix of his absurdly catchy track, “Lovework,” then you may be living under a rock. We caught up with Black Light Smoke ahead of his live set this Friday to talk house, artistic schizophrenia, and Jim Morrison.
Black Light Smoke will be playing the Scissor & Thread label showcase at U Street Music Hall this Friday, November 16th, alongside Anthony Collins, R’n'B & Marko Peli. Doors open at 10pm. Buy tickets here.