This Week in Dance Music is a new weekly series by Blisspop aiming to highlight and provide nuanced commentary on the biggest stories in dance music. Make sure to check the meter each week. Starting off the first edition of this series, it’s hard to delve into some of this week’s top stories and ignore the news of Aretha Franklin’s passing yesterday morning. One of the most important entertainment figures

Here at Blisspop, we aim to show our audience who’s making their mark upon electronic music culture today. We sort through the good and the bad, bringing you the latest sounds. Back at it again with the latest edition of our series, Feedback Friday. This week, our group of Blisspop contributors includes: Alex Rubenstein, Kristina Dandrige, Max Hirsch, Connor McInerney, and Justin Barini-Rivers. This week’s music includes tracks by Floog

Ahead of their latest installment of one U Street Music Hall’s most popular show series on August 24th, the “Werk Ethic” gurus Ken Lazee and Nick Garcia share a playlist of their most beloved house and techno summer tracks from the 80s and 90s. Find out more about how classic house and techno artists like Fathers of Sound, Alcatraz, Mother, Tim Deluxe, Cyber People, and Larry Heard inspired Ken and

Ahead of Blisspop Disco Fest starting August 31st at the 9:30 Club and U Street Music Hall, Blisspop contributors Aeron Premo and William Creason talk about some of their favorite disco records.   Carol Douglas – “Doctor’s Orders” (1974) In order to re-record a hit UK single by an act called Sunny, RCA put together a crack team of session musicians for “Doctor’s Orders.”  Produced by future space disco originator Meco Monardo and

Blisschix is a new Blisspop series in the spirit of #womencrushwednesdays. Our goal with Blisschix is to highlight talented female artists who are having a substantial impact in the music industry, particularly in electronic music. In light of our upcoming Blisspop Disco Fest at 9:30 Club and U Street Music Hall on Labor Day weekend, we decided to buzz about artists and curators in the disco and boogie genre for our