Washington, DC has produced artists that record in many genres, but most denizens don’t think of disco when thinking of ‘DC music.’ We at Blisspop are here to prove that theory wrong — from classic disco to boogie, let’s take a look at some fantastic disco tracks that have come from The Capital. At the end, find out which one of these artists is performing at this year’s Blisspop Disco
Sam “The Man” Burns is a DC institution. He first made his mark on the scene over 40 years ago performing in many of the city’s legendary clubs and also working in local record shops and radio. We got a chance to catch up with him and learn more about how he got started in DJing, his memories of the scene and what’s next for him. Tell us about
Falling in love with electronic music in his native United Kingdom, Andy Grant has seen both the scenes in his home country and his current home of Washington, DC grow and become influential in many incredible ways. We were able to catch up with him to find out more about his experiences in the legendary UK club scene, moving to the District and DJing and promoting the music that he
Phillip Hafner, who DJs under the name PHILCO, has created quite an enviable career for himself — heading up the Good Buddies collective/record label, DJing regularly around the DC area and creating original tracks and remixes. We were excited to catch up with him to find out more about his career, perspective on the DC disco scene and what is in store for the future. Tell us a bit about
If you’re a fan of Lotus you’ve probably attended the annual Summer Dance festival which takes place at the band’s home away from home, Nelson’s Ledges Quarry Park in Garrettsville, Ohio. This year’s edition took place this past weekend and offered a number of surprises including long requested bust outs, a fantasy set list written by and voted upon by the fan base, and a DJ/Live hybrid set dubbed “Bellweirder”.