Schubert, a burgeoning young producer and DJ out of Barcelona, has managed to capture the eyes and ears of the electronic underground in what seems like a tremendously short period of time. Crafting some of the finest and most captivating tech-house of the moment while simultaneously managing, producing, DJing, and performing live prove the young musician to be not only a fine talent, but one with exceptional time management skills. With recent releases on Minus12 and his own Black Swan Recordings, Schubert’s latest efforts seem only to suggest that the artist’s vision is fixed firmly upon the future; and what this future holds appear to be big things.
To get you ready for tomorrow’s all local BLISS at U Hall, we’ve got a brand new mix by DC’s Charles Martin. Charles’ all vinyl sets are a real treat, expertly mixed and selected, and this mix follows suit. Have a listen and we’ll see you on the dancefloor tomorrow!
Charles Martin spins at BLISS alongside Jay Simon, Lxsx Frxnk, Mazi and Adam Ross at U Street Music Hall tomorrow (Jan 26). Tickets and info here.
Unknown Artist – Forever Dancing
Simon Baker – Grey Area (Steve Bug Remix)
Sascha Dive – Move On
Leon – Rain in Rio
Shivers – Love Falls
System of Survival – X-pert
Djebali – Djebali 05
Jozif - Benny Benjamin (Djebali Remix)
Shonky – Le Velour (Martinez Brothers Cuttin’ Heads Remix)
Bhoo – Elastik Phone (Alex Arnout Remix)
Shenoda – Moments (Huxley Remix)
Dachshund – Jokari
Blisspop resident Lxsx Frxnk’s latest mix was “created while you were sleeping.”
“Awake,” an hour long journey through nocturnal techno hits the vibe spot on. One can imagine Frxnk toiling away in her lab, her beloved one-eyed cat at her side, while the rest of the city sleeps. The proceedings begin slowly with the warm, beautiful tones of Someone Else’s remix of “Fukushima” before ramping up a bit with Alex Plastic’s take on “Ask Yourself” and its tribal percussion — a sound we often hear tastefully placed in Frxnk’s DJ sets. The mix goes on to navigate a bit of acid, low swung funk and leftfield tech house, all of which find a way to sit together nicely. Nothing feels rushed. Finally, we come full circle with the Shaun Reeves and Tale of Us edit of Rainer’s “8000 Feel Up” — another beautiful, emotive track to gently wake the city from its deep sleep.
You can catch Lxsx Frxnk opening for Catz n Dogz and Rory Phillips at U Street Music Hall this Friday (Jan 11). Tickets and info at: http://www.ustreetmusichall.com/event/190291-catz-n-dogz-washington.
So Inagawa – Fukushima (Someone Else’s Dooby Remix)
Sasha, James Teej – Night Track (M.A.N.D.Y. Remix)
Plastikman – Ask Yourself (Alex Plastik Remix)
Andrew Fiorito – Balada Tzigana (Mike Shannon Haunted Mix)
Uner – Lapan To
Edu Imbernon, Los Suruba – Torete
T.W.I.C.E. – Round & Brown
Rainer – 8000 Feet Up (Shaun Reeves & Tale of Us Edit)
We were first introduced to techno newcomer, J. Tijn, by his rollicking addition to Turbo’s superb compilation, New Jack Techno, just this summer. The release was met with great critical claim, even landing the number two spot on RA’s year-end, top compilations list. But the Londoner has kept relatively quiet since, releasing only one track in the meantime: a stadium-sized remix for labelmates Gingy & Bordello. Yesterday saw the release of a mix curated by J. Tijn on behalf of fledgling label Convex Industries’ new podcast series. The mix is perfect for this time of year, encapsulating the aggressive bleakness of urban winters, the monotony perforated only by brief glimpses of light when the weekend arrives. Driving, jacking, and pumping are all adjectives that apply here, so you’d best lace up your dancing shoes before giving this one a spin.
We’ve got an exclusive mix for Blisspop from local homie DJ Remote Ctrl. Highlights include underground anthem, Betoko’s “Before I Lose Control,” as well as selections from Alex Niggeman, Maxxi Soundsystem, and the name that seems to be on everyone’s lips: George Fitzgerald. Full tracklisting below!
Come get down with DJ Remote Ctrl live & direct when he opens for Sneaky Soundsystem this Saturday, September 1st, at U Street Music Hall. 18+, 7:00PM doors. Buy tickets here.