BLISS 11 year anniversary

Bliss is the among the very best things that has happened to me. I feel extremely fortunate to be able to play music for you at the party every month and it’s safe to say that if you weren’t there to support Bliss back in 2001, 2004, 2008, etc. a lot of things that I hold dear, not least a DJ and music production career and U Street Music Hall, would not exist. Thank you. I’m humbled and honored to have a party 11 years running at which I can play new, forward-thinking music and occasional left field classics and I’m forever grateful for your support.

This month, we’re going back to basics, just like September 2000 at the Metro Cafe. I’ll be on the decks all night playing mostly deep and cosmic house, with a fair bit of some of the best tracks from the past 11 years of Bliss in the mix. If you’re around, please stop by and say hello. It will be good to see you.

Thank you to Nick Nichols (RIP) of the Metro Cafe, who had the guts and optimism to book a party like Bliss when it had nothing going for it: a DJ who couldn’t yet DJ, a brand with no following–only a passionate beginning DJ who wanted to try hard, play music you couldn’t hear in a club anywhere else, and smile while doing it.

Thank you to Dante and the Black Cat for hosting Bliss for 8 strong years and for allowing me to stick to my guns, even when it would have been easier to make paper and play to twice as many people by going a route that I wouldn’t be proud of today.

Thank you to Lisa White and the staff of the exceptional 9:30 Club for giving us the opportunity since 2007 to team up with some of the artists we most respect and for being friends whose quality work has inspired us.

Thank you to my fellow owners, the staff and patrons of U Street Music Hall for making a dream come true. I love you all.

All the best,
Will

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