As the city begins to open up again, I believe more and more definitively that Galcher Lustwerk’s Proof was my top album of COVID isolation. In early July, Lustwerk released Proof on Ghostly International, a quick, 27-minute infusion of deep house, hip hop inspired vocals, jazz instrumentals and far-out, austere chord leads.


Violetta Markelou is a DC-based photographer, stylist and artistic director who also produces music under the moniker Dino. Michael Cobaria, better known by his production moniker Micfreak, has seen his presence become known outside of the DMV scene in recent years, with songs charting in the Top Ten of both Beatport and Traxsource’s charts. Together, they have teamed up for the release of Dino’s single “Vespers”, with Micfreak contributing two


Last week, we shared the announcement that DC’s ROOM collective launched a record label and also featured the freestyle-meets-house “574S”, the first single from Silver Spring producer Amal. Today we are excited to share the first full release for ROOM and Amal, a six track EP entitled Dance Concept. Dance Concept is a versatile body of work, with shades of bass, techno, house, and trance permeating throughout. Amal creates productions


DC’s electronic music scene is full of diverse talent, crews and labels making their way in today’s music scene, and taking steps to evolve is always important. The ROOM collective, best known for their ROOM mix series and radio show on Full Service Radio, is doing just that by launching their own label, and the debut release comes from Silver Spring, MD born and bred producer Amal. Learn more about


Feedback Friday is Blisspop’s weekly exploration of the latest tunes being released both in the mainstream and underground electronic scenes. Our dedicated team of virtual crate diggers rotates each week to offer their unique takes on the newest house rollers, techno stompers, experimental cuts, bass rattlers, disco hits and beyond. No matter if the track has 6 plays or 6 million, breaks new ground or retreads the same tired tropes,