On Resident Advisor’s yearly top DJ poll, Mike Servito jumped from #90 in 2015 to #75 in 2016. For anyone who has seen Servito play, this jump will not come as a surprise: the Detroit bred Bunker resident’s storming techno sets breathe fire. With a full international DJ schedule, one could forgive Servito’s slim production output to date. Most recently, Servito teamed with Justin Cudmore to remix Gunnar Haslam‘s “Scale
On a wonderful, muted cut from his latest album, Devout, Mr. Mitch links with Mixpak artist Palmistry on “VPN”. The heart-broken technological dread of Palmistry’s vocals meets Mr. Mitch’s hazy, half-erased digi-dancehall riddim. Your late summer nights in a time zone away from home just got soundtracked. Catch Mr. Mitch on May 19th at the DC Eagle, an event presented by L.E.N.G. and the Forward Festival.
This Friday, the pivotal 90s shoegaze band Slowdive will return with a self-titled new album, their first in 22 years. Ahead of the release of the album, Avalon Emerson has been tapped for an official remix of “Sugar For The Pill”. Emerson’s wide-screen take begins in an open field, synth burbles slowly form into a spry melody reminiscent of Boards Of Canada‘s early tone-bent memory markers while Rachel Goswell’s vocals
Since 2013, the ROAM team has raised the bar for DC’s underground event circuit by bringing solid international headliners to unconventional spaces. Next month on May 20th, ROAM is headlined by the extraordinary techno producer Matrixxman. A favorite among the Blisspop writing team, Matrixxman has produced matte black cybernetic club tools for Spectral Sound, Delft, Unknown To The Unknown, and most recently Amsterdam powerhouse Dekmantel. Ahead of his appearance at
Blisspop covered Citizen Boy‘s “Indaba Ka Bani Besibenuza” last summer and our writing team has been discussing gqom over the last few weeks. This month, Gqom Oh! label founder Nan Kolé has a new EP on Black Acre backed by remixes by gqom acts Citizen Boy and Formation Boyz. Citizen Boy’s remix of “Malumz” has a rhythm that skips along in the darkness, a gasp keeping the beat as rolling