Byrell The Great
Byrell The Great is part of the Qween Beat crew, the worldwide collective pushing club music and ballroom culture whose first full length salvo titled Qweendom will be released on July 29th.  Ahead of Qweendom, Byrell The Great has produced an excellent remix for NYC producer JX Cannon that will be released July 15th on the Loveless label.  Byrell’s remix of “Gagged” dices the vocals of the original version, girding the


Carpainter
The city streets of Tokyo feel a lot like the internet, cultures collide in unexpected ways and reassemble into new formations that seem both futuristic and alien. The music of Carpainter is thoroughly Japanese AND of the internet in its willingness to abandon all rules and dissect music genres for parts to make something fresh, previously unheard, and exciting. Carpainter’s music has appeared on the Finnish label Top Billin, UK garage


Nina Las Vegas
Nina Las Vegas has been on a tear in 2016. Last year the tastemaking Australian DJ left the powerhouse radio station Triple J to concentrate on her new label, NLV Records, and her own production work. This year will see NLV put out music from fellow Australian producers Swick, Strict Face, and Air Max ’97 in addition to Nina Las Vegas’s own Ezy Or Never EP released this past April.


Nunu
The French producer Nunu first came to my attention when his gleaming drum track “Blush” appeared on the stellar Top Billin Meets Classical Trax compilation released earlier this year. Additionally, a new track titled “Long” is out this Friday on the [Re]Sources Music label. Both tracks point in the direction of Nunu’s debut EP out July 1st on The Astral Plane. “Punani” from Nunu’s forthcoming Mind Body Dialogue ambles to


K-HAND
Several contributors to Blisspop headed out to Detroit this past month for Movement. If you missed the festival (or you are yearning for more), K-HAND, one of Detroit’s finest and storied producers, will be at Flash on June 11th alongside Honey Dijon. K-HAND launched her label Acacia in 1990, releasing dozens of 12″‘s while also recorded for Tresor, Warp Records, !K7 Records (who released her 1995 debut album On A