This will be Blisspop’s second inauguration party with Moby! The first time around Moby and Eastman performed together at the 9:30 Club, in 2009. If you were there, then you know about the insanity that ensued; the packed house and the power outage that lead to an impromptu drum performance by Moby and Eastman, banging on nothing but plastic garbage cans, beer kegs and metal sheets until the lights came on.
Raw footage here -
Tickets go on sale this Thursday at 10am – http://bit.ly/MOBY119 – this show WILL sell out so be sure to grab a ticket in advance!
See you there!
Moby is well known for bringing electronic music to the mainstream; starting with the release of his 1991 single “Go.” Since “Go,” Moby has sold over 20,000,000 records worldwide and has co-written, produced and remixed for Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Daft Punk, Pet Shop Boys and New Order. Moby has received nominations for five Grammy Awards and has won several MTV Video Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards, in addition to being noted by MTV as, “one of the most controversial figures in techno music” and as “one of the most important dance music figures of the early ’90s.”
U Street Music Hall co-owner Will Eastman has had a successful year as a member of D.C.-based Volta Bureau; most notably with the release of their sophomore single “Alley Cat” which stayed within the Beatport Indie Dance top 100 for over a year. Volta Bureau’s recent work includes a remix for Icona Pop’s “I Love It,” noted by MTVHive as “noir techno for fans of upbeat funk,” a partnership with Gotta Dance Dirty in the release of “On Your Own,” and their August release, “Hot,” now available on iTunes.
As a solo artist, Eastman has recently gained much blog and DJ support with the release of “Shouldna Left U”; an R&B-tinged deep house collaboration with Ozker (Sleeper Cell Productions, D.C). Both Volta Bureau and Eastman are looking forward to debut several new releases and remixes in 2013.
Blisspop don Will Eastman has a brand new mix up on his SoundCloud page for stream and download. With a healthy dose of house and disco, the mix features unreleased remixes from Eastman’s Volta Bureau project as well as Crosstown darlings Walker & Royce (both tracks off the forthcoming Sam Records comp on Nurvous Records). Per usual, mixing is top notch — for example, Cassian’s delightfully deep “Reach For Love” slips right into Laberge’s edit of Frisky’s ‘You’ve Got Me Dancing.” Check it out below…
Mercury – Rio
Kid Color – Time (Curt’s mix #2)
Cassian – Reach For Love
Frisky – You’ve Got Me Dancing In My Sleep (Laberge’s Extended Party edit)
Rhyze – Just How Sweet Is Your Love (Walker & Royce touch)
Prince – We Could Have a Good Time (Kolombo rework)
Only Children – Richard Morris
Raiders of The Lost Arp – Night Theme
A.N.D.Y., Vicente – El Barrio
Moon Boots – Running From (feat Violetness)
Mike & Brenda Sutton – We’ll Make It (Volta Bureau rework)
Munk & Peaches – You Can’t Run From My Love (Classixx Remix)
Chris Malinchak – Another Day
Satin Jackets – Hollywood (Chris Jylkke Miami Mix)
Be sure to catch his DJ set after his live performance with Volta Bureau alongside Starks & Nacey and Brian Billion for U Street Music Hall’s two year anniversary! RSVP for free admission (for 21+) at www.bit.ly/uhall_rsvp. Ages 18-20 can purchase an advance ticket here.
This Saturday we celebrate 11 amazing years of Bliss – at U Street Music Hall – with a 6-hour set from the party-starter himself, Will Eastman! To get everyone in the mood, Eastman released a live recording of his set at Bliss back in June – 2.5 hours of forward-looking sounds that represent Bliss’ objective of getting you in trouble, intoxicated and in love.
Doors open at 10pm Saturday, entry is $10 – advance tickets are available here.
A re-imagining of some classic and newer jackin house and techno as deep and cosmic house in the disco bpm range. The idea came from an email exchange with LOUISAHHH!!!. The mix also includes a few favorites from this year as well as Hot, an unreleased track by Volta Bureau, my new group with Outputmessage and Micah Vellian, and two upcoming VB remixes for Pat Lok and Codebreaker. Recorded live after hours 8.24.11 at U Street Music Hall.
01 Loco Dice – How Do I Know (Edit)
02 Audion – Noiser (Mary Velo remix) (Edit)
03 UNKLE – Hold My Hand (Dubfire Remix) (Edit)
04 Diplo & Laidback Luke – Hey (Nadastrom’s Hot Latin Dub) (Edit)
05 Modeselektor – Black Block (Edit)
06 Robert Hood – Alpha (Edit)
07 Jatoma – Little Houseboat (Kenton Slash Demon Remix)
08 Paul Johnson – Feel My MF Bass (Edit)
09 Pat Lok – No Shame (Volta Bureau Extended Remix)
10 Mosca – Tilt Shift (Julio Bashmore Remix)
11 John Tejada – Sweat (On The Walls) (Edit)
12 Codebreaker – Desire (Volta Bureau Remix)
13 Modern Amusement – Cold As Ice (Louie Fresco Remix)
14 Maya Jane Coles – Senseless
15 Wolfgang Voigt – Kafkatrax 1.1 (Edit)
16 Motor City Drum Ensemble – Basement L.O.V.E.
17 Volta Bureau – Hot (unreleased)