Mr. Mitch
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.


Avalon Emerson
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


Mall Grab
At the end of 2016, I selected Unknown To The Unknown as my pick for label of the year on Blisspop’s yearly wrap up.  UTTU has continued to roll into 2017 with a clutch of vital releases including the latest 12″ from Mall Grab, Pool Party Music.  The young Australian producer has been on fire, his well regarded DJ sets propelled him onto Resident Advisor’s Top 100 DJs for the first


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After a hiatus in throwing parties, we’re back with a monthly party series called #TRACKWERK at Ten Tigers Parlour, a bar in DC’s Petworth neighborhood that features comfortable seating, a beautiful outdoor patio, good food, and most importantly for us, an upstairs dance floor with a crisp yet powerful Martin Audio sound system. The name #TRACKWERK is a pun that will resonate both with musicians and any DC resident who rides


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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