FILLER 2001
It’s the summer of 2001 and every week I look forward to Sunday night. Four blocks from my apartment in Adams Morgan is a club called the Blue Room. It’s a slim three story building two doors down from Heaven & Hell (which, remarkably, is still open for business in 2018). For me, Sunday night at the Blue Room has two major things going for it. First, it’s free. This


It is my distinct privilege today to share a little secret with you, dear reader. Are you sitting down? Here goes: your favorite DJ doesn’t bend genre. Your favorite DJ just gets covered by lazy music writers who need to find another term for “including tech house and deep house in the same set.” There’s nothing wrong with restricting oneself to a specific sonic palette – in fact, this technique


The Magician
Seven years ago, The Magician (a.k.a. Stephen Fasano) played U Street Music Hall’s opening night as 1/2 of Aeroplane on March 17, 2010. This Saturday, The Magician returns to U Hall for the last show of their seven-year anniversary week, bringing with him some of the best in dance music today. A gifted DJ/producer known for his Magic Tapes and multiple hit singles and remixes, Blisspop was able to chat


Night Sea mix artwork
We restart the Blisspop Mix Series with an ambient techno mix from San Francisco’s Night Sea. Couleurs (Johan Ismael) and Tape Ghost (David Grunzweig) joined forces both in the studio and onstage for their live set to craft their unique sound. Their recent track “Solis” off their Night Sea EP is a good representation of their restrained yet powerful music. Night Sea focuses primarily on studio production and their live electronic set, but they also


Ultra Naté ARTIST image
Sam Burns interviewed Ultra Naté for the second chapter of our Blisspop Guest Interview series. Sam asked Ultra about her Deep Sugar parties, why she became a DJ, where she thinks the dance music scene will go in the next few years, her upcoming projects, and more. Catch Ultra Naté and Lisa Moody with Katie Elder at Deep Sugar DC at U Street Music Hall on February 11. Where were you born? I was