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Will Eastman ‘s Best of 2014

Posted on December 29 2014 by Blisspop

1. Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones – I Got You

2. TCTS, Shivum Sharma – These Heights (Detroit Swindle Mile High Club Remix)

3. Leon Vynehall – Butterflies

4. London Grammar – Hey Now (Sasha Remix)

5. Dorsia – Ghana

6. Urulu – Moon Unit

7. Daniel Avery – Knowing We’ll Be Here (KiNK Remix)

8. Dosem – Chase The Link

9. Lane 8 – Every Night

9. Walker & Royce – Let Me Be feat. Javi

10. Agoria – Scala

Panama – Strange Feeling (Casino Gold Rework)
Lancelot – Givin’ It Up (Isaac Tichauer Remix)
Alex Metric & Oliver – Galaxy
Jaymo & Andy George – In My Way
Audion – Sky (Daniel Avery Remix)
Ten Walls – Walking With Elephants
Super Flu – Fibi Maybe
Duke Dumont – Won’t Look Back
Odesza – Say My Name
Justin Martin – Buggin
Kölsch feat. Gregor Schwellenbach – Cassiopeia
Chet Faker – I’m Into You (Monkeyneck Remix)
Klangkarussell – Netzwerk (Falls Like Rain)
Bag Raiders – Nairobi
Andhim – Hausch
Watermat – Bullit
Walker & Royce – Sister
Caribou – Can’t Do Without You
16 Bit Lolitas – Higher State

Artist of the year: Duke Dumont

Label of the year: Anjunadeep

Video of the year: Tiga – Bugatti

DC new artist to watch: Jackson Ryland

Fave DJ set of the year: Jamie xx at The Union BBQ

Fave live show of the year: Odesza at U Street Music Hall

Fave show of the year: Flume at 9:30 Club

i.V. & Will Eastman – Finally Brandy

Posted on December 22 2014 by Zach
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Tracks come and go. Legacies survive and then fade. But neither of these seem to apply to Blisspop’s founder, Will Eastman, seeing as he’s been on a real hot streak this year. Last week saw the release of his newest track, a collaboration with fellow Washingtonian i.V., and it is the kind of soulful, smart-house we’ve come to expect with Eastman. With that being said, it may very well be one of his crowning achievements.

Sampling Brandy’s seminal pop hit “Almost Doesn’t Count,” the track opens with a series of bright arpeggios before crashing into symphonic vocal samples which then drop into a kick drum fueled fever dream. And as Brandy sings that “we’ll be running back,” one gets the feeling at the halfway mark that they may have actually escaped the cruel, cruel world. A therapeutic tonic for the malaise of everyday life – and the current affairs at hand in the aftermath of multiple counts of violence in our country – Eastman and i.V.’s “Finally Brandy” is a necessary listening experience.

Listen to the track after the jump and visit i.V. or Will Eastman’s SoundCloud pages for a download link.

Young Summer – Classless Kids (Caleb L’Etoile & Will Eastman Remix)

Posted on November 14 2014 by Zach
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Blisspop veterans Will Eastman and Caleb L’Etoile made some serious waves in the indie dance scene earlier this year after releasing their gorgeous Jean-Luc Godard inspired track “Breathless.” They have recently come back with a new collab in the form of a sparkling, electropop retooling of the already infectious track “Classless Kids” by indie upstarts Young Summer.

Hitting the ground running from the get-go, the track starts off with powerful synths and a great kick to complement the vocals before descending into sugary pads and basslines that are so energetic it could revive Mia Wallace faster than John Travolta with an adrenaline shot. The track, overall, has a light essence to it which suggests a certain accommodation for pop sensibility that is sometimes lost in the indie dance or deep house circles – both of which are places that both Mr. Eastman and Mr. L’Etoile have been known to reside and demonstrate their talents. But it’s this very element that makes their work unique: it’s as if their awareness of the scene informs them to take dynamite risks to achieve a sound they both love and share resulting in a sort of magnetism that sits below the surface of their collaborations.

Listen to Will Eastman and Caleb L’Etoile’s remix of “Classless Kids” and hit up the Blisspop SoundCloud page for a free download.

Outputmessage – Pillars (Will Eastman Remix)

Posted on September 26 2014 by Caleb

The DC force is strong with this one. Outputmessage has been slowly dropping remixes of tracks from his epic The Infinite Void, and the latest comes by way of Blisspop’s Will Eastman. Eastman reworks the track into a slow burning deep house beast that ripples with arpeggiated synths and spacey textures. It’s one of our favorites yet by him and the track does a really good job of refining the deep-house-by-way-of-techno sound that Eastman’s been cultivating. Take a listen below and grab the track as a free DL while you’re at it.

14 Years of Bliss + Will Eastman’s 4 a.m. Eternal Mix Vol. 5

Posted on September 18 2014 by Blisspop

This is a very big week for Bliss. Our little blog and it’s consistently epic partner party, Bliss, are turning 14. To celebrate, head honcho, Will Eastman, is playing a 6 hour set this Saturday at U Street Music Hall. Come out and dance and make new Bliss memories while sharing your favorite old ones. Eastman also debuted the 5th installment of his 4 a.m. Eternal series on DC’s Washington City Paper in support of the event, and you can stream it below. It features some of our favorite house, deep house, indie dance, and techno tracks of the last few months wrapped up in the mystery and enjoyment that only the end of the night can have. All ticket proceeds will also be going to the Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation, which raises funds to research AHC, a debilitating genetic neurological disorder.

Take a listen below and join us this Saturday in celebrating 14 years of Bliss

Saytek – The Place
Chet Faker – I’m Into You (Monkeyneck Remix)
Superpitcher – Delta
Danny Daze – Freeze
Jackson Ryland – Crystal City
Hunzed, Harvey – Sheeta (Mendo Remix)
krankbrother – Thank You Baby
Caribou – Our Love
Walker & Royce – Sister
Route 94 – Misunderstood
Benjamin Damage – Up