Blisspop Valentine’s Day Playlist 2014

Lane 8 “The One” (forthcoming)

Indie dance/nu disco wiz, Lane 8, has been a favorite of mine for awhile. His forthcoming release is a beautiful merging of deep house and indie dance. Look for an upcoming date with him at U Hall.
Option4 “Love Like No Other” feat. FLASHLIGHTS”

Option4 is my bud Brennen Bryarly from Denver. Brennen holds down some of the best parties in Denver and he’s been on an absolute rager lately with new releases including this house gem. Think it’s going to be a big year for Option4.
Tensnake “Love Sublime” ft. Fiora & Nile Rodgers (Duke Dumont Remix)

Duke has been at it for a minute and it was great to see him really emerge in 2013 with a number 1 UK hit and Grammy nomination. This just-released remix for another U Hall fave, Tensnake, brought down the house when I dj’d with Duke back in October. Also check Duke’s new original “I Got You”. 2014 will be another big year for Mr. Dumont.

 

Chromeo “Come Alive”

The electrofunk kings are back and it sounds just as sweet as if you jumped in a time machine and are listening to Fancy Footwork for the very first time. The chorus implores “give it up girl before you lose your mind”. Success hasn’t changed these guys a bit.
Nina Kraviz “Desire”

This track made every rainy and overcast beach where it was played at BPM this year sound like paradise. Nina Kraviz has made a career of playing sexy deep house and techno and this one is tremendously good, but I have a feeling it’s far from icing on the cake. There’s years more dark, dirty, sexy dance floor goodness from our favorite Russian DJ.
Casino Gold “All I Need”

We recently reviewed this release on my blog, Blisspop. “All I Need” reminds me of some faves, Chris Malinchak and the French Express label artists. The Casino Gold duo have made a surprising shift from their earlier electro leanings and I welcome it with open arms. The Magician agrees, putting it on his recent Magic Tape 38.

J.Phlip “Say My Name”

Jessica J.Phlip of the Dirty Bird crew is one of our fave DJs at U Hall. She approaches DJing with incredible fun and joy it’s impossible not to get sucked in and be on the floor all night. Just released on Dirty Bird, “Say My Name” is a bass-ey, tech house jump off. Looking forward to dropping it tonight for the first time at our monthly Bliss party.
Detroit Swindle “Unfinished Business”

This track is a deep house mirror image to Nina Kraviz’s “Desire”. Where Kraviz is confident and secure she will prevail, Detroit Swindle longs to be your dance partner and to tie up the loose ends of all those nights of flirting. Just give in.

 

Phil Kieran “Saturdays” (Catz ‘n Dogz Remix)

This one has been in the crates of all the U Hall crew DJs for a minute. Catz ‘n Dogz channel all the anticipation and eagerness of a fun Saturday night on the town with only the assistance of a dark, deep bass line and the refrain “Saturday, Saturday….” They speak with the music and the vibe, just like any good DJ.

 

Route 94 ft. Jess Glynne “My Love”

Route 94 merge house and indie dance with sweeping warm vocals (and pianos, which never hurt a house track). This one has been a go to in my sets since last fall and still packs an emotional punch.

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