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

Purchase tickets for Friday’s Show. Are you proud of our city’s music scene? Me too- Let’s celebrate it! On Friday April 14th, D.C.’s most authentic house DJs are taking over U Street Music Hall. We will be treated to sets from Sam Burns, DJ Nav, Sol Power All-Stars, and Ozker. In 2016, Sol Power All-Stars released Djidjo Vide (featuring Elikeh), an afro house smash that appeared on Soul Clap’s Fabric

Mall Grab
At the end of 2016, I selected Unknown To The Unknown as my pick for label of the year on Blisspop’s yearly wrap up.  UTTU has continued to roll into 2017 with a clutch of vital releases including the latest 12″ from Mall Grab, Pool Party Music.  The young Australian producer has been on fire, his well regarded DJ sets propelled him onto Resident Advisor’s Top 100 DJs for the first