A week ago, Brooklyn-based DJ/Producer Moon Boots dropped a funk bomb via Annie Mac’s Soundcloud and we’re still recovering here at Blisspop. It has every ingredient a Moon Boots track calls for: smooth vocals, beautiful melodies, and a groovy bass line. If you’re a fan of classic Moon Boots, you’ll click your heels to this – listen to and pick it up for free here:
Ready or not, here come DC-based DJ/Producers Flying Fortress and Micah Vellian with a new remix of the Fugees’ classic hit, “Ready or Not.” These two artists are no strangers to the spotlight – Flying Fortress (a.k.a. Canine Teeth, real name: Erik Anderson) and Micah Vellian (Miguel Lacsamana) have been crushing the DC music scene for a while now. Micah Vellian also is known for his role in the DJ/Producer troupe Volta Bureau. Volta Bureau, composed of Blisspop founder Will Eastman, Outputmessage, and Micah Vellian, topped the Beatport Indie Dance chart with this gem.
The arrangement and composition for the “Ready or Not” remix came to Flying Fortress in a dream. This is a remix most producers could only dream of making, but Flying Fortress and Micah Vellian made the dream into a reality. Listen to their take on “Ready or Not” below:
Keep an eye on Flying Fortress, Micah Vellian, and DRKarts – their sound and shows around town are not to be missed!
Win tickets to see The Juan Maclean, Nancy Whang, and Cut Copy’s Ben Browning at U Street Music Hall
Those of you who read Blisspop know about the legendary BLISS parties that we throw. Beats. The haze under the mirrorball. Bodies moving together as a collective. Needless to say we are all about it. We also happen to be all about Nancy Whang and The Juan Maclean who are coming in hot after their stellar album In A Dream was released by DFA this fall. And don’t even get us started on Ben Browning who is part of the killer dance ensemble Cut Copy.
Which is why we are super excited about the upcoming BLISS party on 12/27 as these stellar performers DJ at the one and only U Street Music Hall. And guess what: we want you to come! We are giving away 2 free tickets to see The Juan Maclean, Nancy Whang, and Ben Browning on 12/27 and all you have to do is this:
- ‘LIKE’ the Blisspop Facebook page.
- RSVP on the BLISS feat. The Juan Maclean, Nancy Whang, & Ben Browning event page.
- Tell us your favorite dance music DJ/act of 2014 on the Blisspop Facebook page along with your e-mail or Twitter handle.
The winner will be chosen at random on Christmas Day.
We hope to see you dancing on 12/27 and feel free to browse some awesome set lists by these talented artists after the jump.
South African band and producers-extraordinaire, Goldfish, are back with a remix of “Sugarman” by Rodriguez. The track quickly rocketed to the top of the Hypemachine charts with its blend of soulful folk and slick electronic production, fitting comfortably with tracks like Wankelmut’s remix of Asaf Avidan’s “Reckoning.” It’s an affecting house groove that’s easy to get lost in, and DC’s lucky enough to have Goldfish coming through U Street Music Hall this Sunday 10/26.
Goldfish has been nice enough to offer up a pair of tickets to the show, and they’re all yours. In order to win them, send your name and favorite Goldfish track to email@example.com . We’ll send an email confirmation to the winner Saturday night!
For Bliss this Saturday, the awesome people at Mr. Funglasses are setting up shop with their ultra cool limited edition U Street Music Hall Stunners, and they’ve been awesome enough to give us two pairs to give away. All you need to do is make sure like our Facebook page and mail your name and favorite new song to firstname.lastname@example.org. You have til 5 PM on Friday so get on it! Winners can pick up their glasses at the show…and while we’re at it, don’t miss Bliss this weekend with Will Eastman and one of our local favorites Keenan Orr!! A portion of the proceeds also go to charity, so you get to help others while you get down. What’s not to love?