It seems fitting that as we approach the Blisspop Disco Fest that the DMV itself would be overcome with a sweltering Saturday Night Fever, marked both by the anticipation surrounding this weekend’s two day bacchanalia of dance music as well as the rising temperature outside. All things considered, who better to soundtrack this heatwave than the festival’s headliners themselves — Horse Meat Disco, the four dude DJ collective straight out of
With Blisspop Disco Fest fast approaching, we spent time with Blisspop Fest artist and Baltimore-based dance music queen, Ultra Naté. As she is about to embark on her upcoming 15th Anniversary Deep Sugar tour this Fall, she is also simultaneously releasing a new EP with her latest project, Black Stereo Faith. As a champion of dance music throughout her extensive musical career, she recalls how disco music from the likes
It is hard to deny the influence of disco on the musical landscape. The genre combined orchestral majesty with funky soul and syncopated rhythms and made dancing the center of its universe. While the influence of many disco artists and producers remains a constant in today’s music scene, there is one artist, writer and producer who not only has influenced disco, electronic and soundtrack music, but music as a whole.
Here at Blisspop, we aim to show our audience who’s making their mark upon electronic music culture today. We sort through the good and the bad, bringing you the latest sounds. Back at it again with the latest edition of our series, Feedback Friday. This week, our group of Blisspop contributors includes: Connor McInerney, Alex Rubenstein, Patrick Blinkhorn, Justin Barini-Rivers, and Jonathan Sherman. This week’s music includes tracks by Rabit,
Ahead of Blisspop Disco Fest starting August 31st at the 9:30 Club and U Street Music Hall, Blisspop contributors Aeron Premo and William Creason talk about some of their favorite Italo Disco & Boogie records. Kano – “I’m Ready” (1980) The claps and burbling bassline that open “I’m Ready” will more than likely instantly register a DC connection in most listeners: the bass riff is the basis for Tag Team’s 1993 Jock