We here at Blisspop have been able to secure some fantastic interviews over the course of our careers. But perhaps none stands as tall as the illustrious, mysterious figure of DJ BUTT. Little is publicly known about DJ BUTT and pleasant companion animal Ralph the Dog, but DJ BUTT’s music speaks for itself. Listen to the DJ BUTT EP (released on the 20th of this month) while you read this

Kendrick Lamar’s new release DAMN. has been lighting up the airwaves and the Internet since its release last week. The record represents a departure from the jazzy, critic-friendly fare of TPAB in a few different ways, notably including the visual media accompanying the music. Kendrick Lamar’s video for “DNA” makes reference to a few standard rap video tropes – cops, girls, cars, gang affiliations. But instead of relying on these

Nan Kolé
Blisspop covered Citizen Boy‘s “Indaba Ka Bani Besibenuza” last summer and our writing team has been discussing gqom over the last few weeks. This month, Gqom Oh! label founder Nan Kolé has a new EP on Black Acre backed by remixes by gqom acts Citizen Boy and Formation Boyz. Citizen Boy’s remix of “Malumz” has a rhythm that skips along in the darkness, a gasp keeping the beat as rolling

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Whether he’s in the studio mixing down his latest track or in the DJ booth mixing into the next track, Ozker has a profound influence on dance floors in DC and beyond. Last month, Ozker delivered a deep, atmospheric house remix for DC’s igloo two. The remix is decked out with lush synth pads that highlight a powerful bassline, enthralling percussion rhythms, and an inspiring vocal sample in the breakdown. Ozker is one of

In 2012, Cyril Hahn broke out with a sensational house remix of the hit Destiny’s Child track “Say My Name,” and has been delivering tasteful R&B inspired remixes and originals to his fans ever since. As he embarks on his 2017 North American tour, I had the chance to talk to him about his influences, production techniques, and evolution of his sound, as well as what we can expect to