L.A. producer Shlohmo is now selling prayer candles. They look like this:
He’s selling a limited 50 pieces for $20 each. But in better news, they come with a download code for “Beams”, a track off Shlohmo’s awaited Dark Red album.
You can catch him at U Hall on April 8th.
In the mean time, check out “Buried”.
What is Study Group? This mysterious name and logo has been popping up while I’ve been looking for music and music-related news, but I never knew what it was. I signed up for their mailing list so I could be in the know, however I still didn’t know. I was able to gather that it was headed up by NYC’s own Mark Martinez (aka Subset) and that’s about it.
Earlier this week they finally revealed themselves with the first release. It’s a compilation of forward-thinking bass music ranging from trap to booty-tech house. It’s mostly from artists that are still slightly under the radar but put on this release for good reason. Word has it that Study Group will also live up to its name by holding events that helps artists collaborate, elevate, and learn from each other.
I’m really excited for this vision to come to fruition, as Mark has quite a unique idea here. All of the songs on here are up for free download so grab ‘em all here. Make sure you support Study Group by following them on SoundCloud and Facebook and join the mailing list here.
Up and comer Jamie Prado has just released a free Ep for Perfect Driver records. Lead track “Get Lost” is a tight deep house heater with a huge bass line, mellow stabs and a light sax touch. This has one of those middle of summer rooftop party vibes to it along with a healthy serving of soul. Take a listen below and grab the whole EP for free:
The good folks at U Street Music Hall have just announced the rest of the headliners and the local lineup for the Union BBQ on June 14th, and boy is is going to be a hell of a show (although we may be just a little biased with all the Blisspop residents on board :D )! Marytn, Animal Collective and a whole slew of local heavyweights and hometown heroes have been added to the lineup, which already includes Jaime XX (of the XX), Kaytranada, Viceroy, and more. The event is June 14th at DC’s Union Market, so grab your tickets and mark you calendars (and check out the awesome new website for the fest)! We’ll see you there!!
We’ve been working on getting this together for awhile and are finally ready to debut it. The Blisspop Mix Series has landed, and will be bringing you some of the freshest mixes around from our ever awesome residents and favorite up and comers. Baronhawk has manned the decks for the first installment and we couldn’t be more excited. What he delivered is close to an hour of raw, deep and funky house. Check it out below and help spread the word!
Art of Tones – The Great Sgatmi (Local Talk)
Ivel Tax – Dubbler (Kina Music)
Soulstar Syndicate – Take Me (King Street Sounds)
Kim Jay – Love Come Down II (Kingdom)
The Family – Feel The Light (UMM)
Detroit Swindle – Huh, What! (Dirt Crew)
DJ Aakmael – Just A Track (Liberate)
Suges – Suges Jam (Soulstream)