This Friday night DC will host our techno neighbors from the north for Awkward Moments at Backbar with Ian Funk, Craig Sopo and love/hate at the commands. Don’t miss this one, folks. These fellas have great taste in music. Since we were so excited about having our Baltimore bretheren in town, Mr. Sopo was kind enough to put together an exclusive promo mix for us which includes a few of


This week, Berlin/Prenzlberg-based label Get Physical released a four-track remix EP of Siopis’ “Stinky Socks,” oddly leaving out the title track and adding a re-edit and Adam Port remix of “Lost Battleships” and a Boogie Drama and Haito Göpfrich remix of “I Try To Fight.” The slow pace, dark synths and intergalactic blips in Siopis’ re-edit of “Lost Battleships” extends it as a personal favorite out of the four – while


Having recently released yet another extremely well received album, Lovers Do, on his thesongsays label, Blisspop had the pleasure of interviewing Steven Ford, aka Bruno Pronsato, to talk influences, collaborations, and naturally, speed metal vs. techno. Don’t miss his live set at U Hall this Friday. Locals Jubilee and Lxsx Frxnk will handle the warm-up duties. Advance tickets can be purchased here.


Jubilee Mo is one of my favorite DC DJs. His sets and original productions are steady, deep and sexy. He’ll be at U Street Music Hall this Friday with Bruno Pronsanto and Blisspop’s own Lxsx Frxnk, who will be setting the mood with a frothy deep/minimal opening set, blindfolded, with hands tied behind her back, in a panther costume. Or so I’m told. I sat down with Jubilee to talk


A re-imagining of some classic and newer jackin house and techno as deep and cosmic house in the disco bpm range. The idea came from an email exchange with LOUISAHHH!!!. The mix also includes a few favorites from this year as well as Hot, an unreleased track by Volta Bureau, my new group with Outputmessage and Micah Vellian, and two upcoming VB remixes for Pat Lok and Codebreaker. Recorded live