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Jacques Renault is an old school dude. He still records synths live and he embraces the un-quantized. His brand of homemade analogue house and disco has come to define New York’s contemporary sound as music with a genuine human touch. Originally from the DC area and influenced by its punk roots, you can tell that Jacques is a big believer in DIY. He releases music on his own label, Let’s Play House (LPH), and runs a roving party

Canadian DJ Pat Lok posted up a new track last week that is forthcoming on Hear This.  “You Street” is a very lush sounding house/disco track, with big chords and a bit of a syncopated rhythm. This one hits home with us here at Blisspop, literally and figuratively. The title, “You Street,” is a play on words having to do with U Street Music Hall. You may have heard of the place, and

Our very own zacheser happens to have a mix series promoting body positivity and general acceptance of fellow dance music weirdos. Aptly named “FatBeats,” these mixes span the world of good ol’ fashioned house music. Zach has been hard at work cranking out these hour long mixes over the past month or two. In fact, he has already moved on to the 5th edition of FatBeats and it dropped a couple days ago.

Ben Gomori, head of the house label Monologues, recently came out with a freebie via Soundspace. Ben brought out the disco feels for this one, giving us an edit of the 80s classic “Ooh You Make Me Feel” by Loose Ends. Complete with a solid bassline, loungey chords, and the soulful vocals of the original, this “Touchy Feely” edit is just that. Grab it today via the Soundcloud link below!

The Blinkhorn Batch is a deliberate and meticulous selection of new dark, deep, and occasionally sinister sounds followed by a classic production of the same style. This ongoing series of posts is curated by Blisspop author Patrick Blinkhorn.  Starting off this installment of The Blinkhorn Batch is Norwegian artist Todd Terje’s remix of Dolly Parton’s classic song, “Jolene.” Terje’s remix is a slow burner in every sense – he sets