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Sam Burns interviewed Ultra Naté for the second chapter of our Blisspop Guest Interview series. Sam asked Ultra about her Deep Sugar parties, why she became a DJ, where she thinks the dance music scene will go in the next few years, her upcoming projects, and more. Catch Ultra Naté and Lisa Moody with Katie Elder at Deep Sugar DC at U Street Music Hall on February 11. Where were you born? I was

After a four-year sabbatical, the dance pop duo Codebreaker, comprised of Steven Hawley and Sage Schwarm, re-emerges with a new studio single release. Codebreaker presents “When the Lights Go Down,” accompanied by a video montage paying homage to the classic 1980s film Better Off Dead. The song’s 90s house energy is complemented by a catchy vocal melody that echoes above smooth guitar and synth play. While this record is unapologetically a 4-to-the-floor

At a time when music producers are constantly categorized and genre-defined, it’s refreshing to find an artist who stumps this trend. Aaron Brockovich’s new track, “Light,” is a unique house jam that pleasantly combines disco, house, and hip-hop elements. The groove is crisp and clean while the beat is still solid and steady. I highly recommend that DJs take advantage of the free download and find a creative way to include

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Best Remix Jimpster, “Eel Pie Island (Adam Port Remix)” [Systematic Recordings] Adam Port’s remix of “Eel Pie Island” is creative on many levels: the sound design is spectacular throughout the track and Port displays a virtuosic rhythmic sense. But what made his rendition of “Eel Pie Island” stand out from every other remix I heard in 2016 was the spoken-word sample he used in the track. The spoken-word artist shares

Tom Misch Best of 2016
Best Remix Joe Hertz, “Stay Lost ft. Amber-Simone (Cabu Remix) [Re-Mastered] Honorable Mentions: Ms. Jackson (Party Pupils Remix), Le Youth – Me Without You ft. Tay Beckham (Ghosts of Venice Remix) Best LP Flamingosis, Bright Moments Honorable Mention: Birocratic, Replaced Best EP Tom Misch, Reverie Honorable Mention: Kartell, Last Glow Track of the Year CHANCE THE RAPPER, KNOX FORTUNE, “ALL NIGHT (KAYTRANADA EXTENDED JOINT)” Honorable Mention: Oliver Nelson ft. Kaleem Taylor, “Ain’t A Thing“