Artist of the Year Jayda G. Jayda G. has had a truly stellar year. She released an incredibly strong debut record (Significant Changes), utilized her background in environmental science to launch a series of academic talks (JMG Talks), and continued spreading her disco-fueled sound to the masses. She is a fascinating and well-rounded talent who will no doubt continue to be a success in the music industry.     Honorable

Artist of the Year Big Thief Lana finally got her overdue roses (did anyone listen to Lust for Life last year?), Phoebe Bridgers made Conor Oberst and Matt Berninger into sidekicks, and Tierra Whack continued to not miss on a song, but Big Thief stole the biggest prize – my heart. Applauding the band for releasing two landmark LPs in a year is still selling them short. Adrianne Lenker is

Track of the Year ANZ “No Harm” In a year where most everyone went dark and foreboding and self-serious, “No Harm” from ANZ’s Invitation 2 Dance goes the opposite direction with an intense ray of light that parts the storm clouds. The track slingshots through a wonderful build and plants two dancing feet into a buoyant bassline and wriggling synth. Four minutes of proof that fun indeed still does exist

Over the years, Zimmer has been sharing with the world his shimmery brand of nu-disco and has continued to evolve his sound and show his growth as a producer and DJ. We got the chance to ask him a few questions prior to his show tonight at U Street Music Hall. Read his responses below.   You released your self-titled album, Zimmer, in September of this year. Tell us about

Feedback Friday is Blisspop’s weekly exploration of the latest tunes being released both in the mainstream and underground electronic scenes. Each week our group of contributors submit tracks for review whether they have 6 plays or 6 million.  We are back at it again and this edition features our contributors: Alex Rubenstein, Justin Barini-Rivers, Aeron Premo, and Marshall Stukes. This week’s music includes tracks by The Galleria, Galcher Lustwerk, Tchami remixed