Best Remix  Tale of Us turned Plastikman’s “EXpand” into a dark, deliberate, and contemplative techno track with their remix. They emphasized the piano, created a perfect breakdown, and demonstrated a masterful understanding of how to create intricate rhythms with percussion. For these reasons, Plastikman – “EXpand (Tale of Us Remix)” wins best remix of 2015 in my book. Honorable mentions: Kaiserdisco, “Jet Stream (H.O.S.H. Remix)”; Solomon Grey, “Miradors (Lane 8


D.C. implant Nick Garcia has been a growing blip on our radar after the release of his EP, ‘Stereosoul,’ as well as his recent contribution to the District Summer compilation which dropped earlier this month. When we asked him to be a part of the Blisspop Mix Series, he delivered a sensationally deep mix that treaded into the far reaches of techno and deep house. Here’s what he had to


French Horn Rebellion have completely crushed the nu disco game with a funked out remix of Catey Shaw’s “Human Contact.” Slap bass and upbeat guitar work with retro flavored synths to set the vocals on fire for one of the catchiest tracks we’ve heard yet this year. It’s been steadily climbing the charts, and there’s not much question why. FHR are also set to headline U Street Music Hall this


Blisspop’s Philco just dropped a new mix full of heaters for new DC-blog-on-the-rise Deep District. Philco’s one of our favorites and this mix is on point featuring tracks from the likes of Patrick Topping, Bufi, and Sonny Fodera. If you haven’t had a chance to catch him yet, he’ll be holding it down at Little Miss Whiskey’s with Caleb L’Etoile this Sunday and later this month alongside Will Eastman and


This month sees the homecoming of FOLD (Rob Glassett) for his sophomore EP on George Fitzgerald’s ManMakeMusic label. Rob’s 10 years of house production technique balances on his knack for precise sampling and creatively manipulating those samples to find hidden rhythm. That philosophy applies to his “B2 – No Foolin'” and title track “A1 – Mr W00D.” In comparison, both tracks display a strong understanding of how far subtle changes