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

Claptone at U Street Music Hall January 28
Learn more about Claptone before his show on Saturday at U Street Music Hall. RSVP on Facebook and purchase tickets. In a now long forgotten world, many generations ago, a bird like shape emerged from wooded darkness, floating and fluttering, drifting and dreaming. Backlit by a bright glow of iridescent light, the undecipherable form wore a dazzling golden mask. Its long beak swooped down like an inverted horn and since then, people have

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Sam Burns interviewed Ultra Naté for the second chapter of our Blisspop Guest Interview series. Sam asked Ultra about her Deep Sugar parties, why she became a DJ, where she thinks the dance music scene will go in the next few years, her upcoming projects, and more. Catch Ultra Naté and Lisa Moody with Katie Elder at Deep Sugar DC at U Street Music Hall on February 11. Where were you born? I was

After a four-year sabbatical, the dance pop duo Codebreaker, comprised of Steven Hawley and Sage Schwarm, re-emerges with a new studio single release. Codebreaker presents “When the Lights Go Down,” accompanied by a video montage paying homage to the classic 1980s film Better Off Dead. The song’s 90s house energy is complemented by a catchy vocal melody that echoes above smooth guitar and synth play. While this record is unapologetically a 4-to-the-floor

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Whether she’s behind the decks or curating a party, Jacq Jill takes care of business. Jacq Jill (aka Lauren Wright) had a busy 2016 with launch of her JUICE project, a “… movement dedicated to providing a platform for booking and highlighting female-identified, genderqueer artists in electronic music.” Ahead of the Our DC event Jacq Jill is playing at U Street Music Hall tomorrow, January 21, she released “FRUIT PUNCH 001