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As the popularity of house music elements rises in mainstream electronic productions, few new artists understand and incorporate its roots like DC’s Philco. The Roland TR-909 was released in 1984 as one of the first Roland kits equipped with MIDI, and it played an instrumental role in the rise of underground house music with use by innovators such as Daft Punk and Frankie Knuckles. Philco draws upon this influence in


Lydia Kitto is a rising producer and vocalist from Essex, United Kingdom who specializes in combining her soulful voice with free flowing and polished electronic instrumentals. Her latest single, “Ride,” is an intoxicating blend of soul, disco, jazz, and house that takes cues from artists like Floating Points and Four Tet. The track first lulls you in with plaintive jazz keys followed by a woozy bassline that keeps the song grooving


Barclay Crenshaw at U Street Music Hall February 18
Learn more about Barclay Crenshaw before his show on Saturday at U Street Music Hall. RSVP on Facebook and purchase tickets. Channeling a love affair with classic ’90s hip-hop, an affinity for otherworldly themes and an ear for raw funk, Barclay Crenshaw uses his given birth name to bare his soul and deliver a slowed-down, emotive collection of collaborations and instrumentals. This self-titled debut album is a left-field departure from his


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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


Savoy live at U Street Music Hall February 10
Learn more about Savoy before their show on Friday at U Street Music Hall. RSVP on Facebook and purchase tickets. Brooklyn-based Savoy‘s rock edged, yet club-geared releases, along with their notoriously high energy live shows, have spawned a hybrid dance culture of its own. The live electro-house trio have made a name for themselves by effectively bridging the gap between the concert venue rocker and the club-bangin’ partier – and the result is