Lydia Kitto is a rising producer and vocalist from Essex, United Kingdom who specializes in combining her soulful voice with free flowing and polished electronic instrumentals. Her latest single, “Ride,” is an intoxicating blend of soul, disco, jazz, and house that takes cues from artists like Floating Points and Four Tet. The track first lulls you in with plaintive jazz keys followed by a woozy bassline that keeps the song grooving

Barclay Crenshaw at U Street Music Hall February 18
Learn more about Barclay Crenshaw before his show on Saturday at U Street Music Hall. RSVP on Facebook and purchase tickets. Channeling a love affair with classic ’90s hip-hop, an affinity for otherworldly themes and an ear for raw funk, Barclay Crenshaw uses his given birth name to bare his soul and deliver a slowed-down, emotive collection of collaborations and instrumentals. This self-titled debut album is a left-field departure from his

Night Sea mix artwork
We restart the Blisspop Mix Series with an ambient techno mix from San Francisco’s Night Sea. Couleurs (Johan Ismael) and Tape Ghost (David Grunzweig) joined forces both in the studio and onstage for their live set to craft their unique sound. Their recent track “Solis” off their Night Sea EP is a good representation of their restrained yet powerful music. Night Sea focuses primarily on studio production and their live electronic set, but they also

Savoy live at U Street Music Hall February 10
Learn more about Savoy before their show on Friday at U Street Music Hall. RSVP on Facebook and purchase tickets. Brooklyn-based Savoy‘s rock edged, yet club-geared releases, along with their notoriously high energy live shows, have spawned a hybrid dance culture of its own. The live electro-house trio have made a name for themselves by effectively bridging the gap between the concert venue rocker and the club-bangin’ partier – and the result is

Nazariff
Eau Claire‘s “Room ft. CMG” finds itself turned inside out by Washington, DC-based Nazariff. He takes Eau Claire’s dreamy, shimmery track and somehow hardens it, striking with determination. He plays with the idea of a trap remix: adding toy pianos, a drumline-like beat, and some strings, he creates a sort of eerie, self-aware sensuality that could be found simultaneously in a packed club and a car flying down the highway at two in