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Blisspop Mix Series #17: Evan Michael

Posted on February 23 2015 by Caleb
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New York’s Evan Michael has quickly become one of our favorite DJs on the rise. Last year he released the excellent Gran Vía EP, and now he’s back with sporting his debut on Drumpoet, the Acid Anonymous EP. The new EP is more house and less disco than his previous work, but it’s a great fit and his production is better than ever. Starting with the title track, we’re treated to a summer-tinged house groove with a lightly burbling arp line laced over tropical stabs. “Something’s Up With Jack” is a mellow deep house cut running off fluttering synths and an early morning balearic flavor. “Fleck” carries an 80s influence with a throwback house beat, and closer “Monarch Migration” is a dreamy array of summery textures and percussion.

The EP is a great collection, and Evan’s been awesome enough to offer us the next installment of the Blisspop mix series. Hitting some of our favorites, he jumps from deep to soulful with ease and keeps us grooving the whole time. It’s hard to go wrong with names like Hunee, Andy Hart, and Tornado Wallace, and that just scratches the surface. Take a listen below and grab the EP on vinyl over at Juno:

Downtown Loop – Do I have All Your Love
Espresso – Ping Pong
Hunee – Rare Silk
Tornado Wallace – Soft Light
Cleveland – Overheated Version I
Steve Murphy – Sun Flight
Norm Talley – Mid-Nite Madd-Ness
Synchrojack – Into Powder
Andy Hart – Aquarius
Kez YM – Amplified Soul
Nick Chacona – Tonka
Arttu – Upwards
Jayson Brothers – Keep On Dancin’
M>O>S – Lost Digits
House Mannequin – Ep 3 Track 1

Philco – Deep District Guest Mix Vol. 4

Posted on February 11 2015 by Blisspop
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Blisspop’s Philco just dropped a new mix full of heaters for new DC-blog-on-the-rise Deep District. Philco’s one of our favorites and this mix is on point featuring tracks from the likes of Patrick Topping, Bufi, and Sonny Fodera. If you haven’t had a chance to catch him yet, he’ll be holding it down at Little Miss Whiskey’s with Caleb L’Etoile this Sunday and later this month alongside Will Eastman and Eau Claire for Bliss.

Ozker – Skeletons Mix #1

Posted on January 23 2015 by Blisspop
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Blisspop resident Ozker is starting up a new mix series, and there’s plenty of reason to be excited for it. Hands down one of the best and most enjoyable DJs in the district, Ozker’s work is always a treat to experience. This most recent series, is aimed to be a little darker, harder, and to have more attitude than his previous mixes. The result is an hour’s worth of deep grooves ranging from heady and hypnotic to gritty and jackin.

It also serves as the perfect primer to tonight’s party featuring Ozker, Will Eastman, Baronhawk and Caleb L’Etoile. If you’re in DC tonight, head to Velvet Lounge for Blisspop’s Together!

1. Daniel Avery – All I Need (Original Mix)
Phantasy
2. Amirali – Just An Illusion (Appleblim’s Black Mirrorball Mix)
Crosstown Rebels
3. Aiby & The Noise – Keep Your Head Acid
Justified Cause Recorthings
4. Alci – Rope A Dope (Original Mix)
Robsoul Recordings
5. Bashtone – Flirt Orange (Yaaman Remix)
Kiez Beats
6. Manu P – Radames (Original Mix)
Finish Team Records
7. Yeray Herrera – Dance To Death (Original Mix)
Select Case
8. NiCe7 – Bassline Soldiers
Noir Music
9. Kreature, Sizeup – She Freaks (Original Mix)
Kumasi Music
10. German Brigante – Right Now
Sanity
11. Andrew C. – Dream (The Wize Guys Remix)
Happy Day Records

Wave Age – Currents #2

Posted on January 20 2015 by Blisspop
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DC up and comer, Wave Age, has a big week ahead of him. He’s playing his first show, opening for techno heavyweight Kolsch at U Street Music Hall tomorrow evening (1/21). To celebrate, he’s dropped a new mix of deep and tech house jams. The second installment of his Currents series, the mix is a nice continuation of the sound Wave Age has been developing.

If you’re in DC, make sure to head to U Hall for an awesome evening. Tickets can be bought HERE

Gunnar Haslam – Demoninazione Version
Cajmere – Satisfy (Tiger Stripes & Pleasurekraft Remix)
Elderbrook – How Many Times (Andhim Remix)
Aaron Snapes – Open
Sonny Fodera – People Forget
Philip Bader – Funkey Feeling
Hermanez – Soms
Michael Bibi – Wave Rider
Montel – Brothers Sisters
Harry Romero – Get Get
Sidney Charles – Cave Rave (Kalyde Remix)
Breach & Cinnaman – Avocado
Joris Voorn – So Long (feat. Kid A)

Blisspop Mix Series #16: PHILCO

Posted on January 13 2015 by Blisspop
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Blisspop’s latest crew member and one of DC’s DJs on the rise, PHILCO, just dropped an hour’s worth of house and deep house to help get you through the week. For the 16th installment of Blisspop’s mix series, PHILCO weaves together some of our favorite hits recently alongside an exclusive new remix of Katy B’s “5 A.M.” The mix is groove packed and a perfect primer to Disco Made Me Do It this Thursday at Wonderland Ballroom, which will feature PHILCO alongside Eau Claire, Jacq Jill, Citizen Select and < Zero. Listen below and if you’re in the city Thursday, come out and dance

We Can Make It (Original Mix) – Cajmere, Dajae, Oliver Dollar
Saving Grace (Original Mix) – As I Am
5AM (Philco Remix) – Katy B
Bring It Back (Original Mix) – Pyrocight
Benediction (Nic Fanciulli Remix) – Hot Natured
Rusty Bugatti (Wave Age Blend) – Dark Science x Tiga
Energy (Courage UK Remix) – Sakima
I Got (Something You Need) (Oliver Dollar Remix) – Ed Ed
Can’t Find A Reason – Marquis Hawkes
Get It Right (Club Mix) – Harry Romero & Joeski ft. Shawnee Taylor