Blisspop head and creator, Will Eastman, is gearing up for a monthly mix series called the Bliss Tapes. It will serve as the perfect primer to the monthly Bliss parties at U Street Music Hall. He’s just dropped the first installment of this new series, and it’s the perfect way to start the week (as well as a great reason to get super excited for this Saturday’s Bliss featuring MK)!! So sit down and chill out with an hour’s worth of tracks ranging from house to disco and techno, and while you’re at it, grab your tickets HERE before they run out!
DC experimental pop band, The Caribbean, are gearing up to release their sixth LP, Moon Sickness. The band have enlisted a number of collaborators to serve up remixes in anticipation of the release, among them Will Eastman. Eastman’s take on “Imitation Air” is a hefty deep house dream scape complete with acidic flourishes, resampled voices, and a throbbing low end. The vocals are condensed to a single word that quickly becomes an incantation, floating on a nice bed of reverb. Take a listen below and grab it for free over at Eastman’s Facebook page.
The Blisspop mix series is back for its second installment and this time we have Blisspop captain and resident, Will Eastman, manning the decks, ahead of this Saturday’s massive Bliss, featuring Dusky and Midland at U Street Music Hall. Here’s the DJ’s take on the mix:
Years ago, I made a crate for “Last song of the night” tracks to use to close out my sets. As time passed, this genre tag has become the playlist I go back to over and over again to listen to on my iPod. The songs I tag as LSOTN are my favorite tracks, perfect for a 4 a.m. vibe; perfect for going out into the streets in bliss after a great night out. I’ve had the idea to do a mix series called “4 a.m. Eternal”, riffing off KLF, for years and now that I finally tried it I’m really happy with the results. These are my favorite tracks, perfect for an after hours set whether you’re raging or chillin.
U Street Music Hall is a name that has fast become synonymous with dance music in DC. The underground club boasts one of the best sound systems in the city, a no bullshit vibe, and a calendar featuring some of the hottest names in the game, both new and old. They’ve also gone above in beyond to help culture the local dance scene, and we personally couldn’t love them more.
This coming week marks the 4 year anniversary of the venue, and celebrations begin this Sunday with a secret show and then roll through the week, bringing names like Magda, Classixx, Nadastorm, and a particularly awesome instance of Bliss featuring Dusky and Midland. Blisspop and U Street Hall founder, Will Eastman, was asked to do a mix for Washington Post and it serves as the perfect segueway to the weekend and a nice taster of why you should be super excited about this week. Check out below and don’t miss out!
Blisspop resident Will Eastman unveiled today his latest release via Main Course—a roaring one-tracker which the prolific producer/DJ has graciously made available as a free download to all. “Nikkei,” a tune which Eastman himself has rather aptly dubbed as “cosmic house,” shows the artist again in supreme form. Beginning with crisp hats, celestial synths and muted snares, the track quickly transitions from galactic exploration toward a thunderous four-on-the-floor romp. As the pace picks up, menacing stabs complement airy pads and a twisted, nearly unintelligible vocal sample which somehow manages to cling to one’s memory. After a serene recess, the track returns with an even bigger bang—this time showcasing a truly interstellar lead. This is easily one of Eastman’s toughest, most impressive tracks to date and is certainly not one to overlook. Be sure to grab “Nikkei” via his SoundCloud below.