Vilcabamba EP Artwork
Galapagos Records graces us with a new EP from artist Ryan Brokenshire, Vilcabamba. The third release off the label, Ryan Brokenshire offers a unique take on what I would expect from this tropical EP. Helped by drum sessions from John Joseph and Mike Dreg, he takes you to the tropical climate the title evokes. Disco vibes felt throughout as well as jazz feels. Vilcabamba opens with the title track, which


Film director, musician, and performer RZA took the stage at the Warner Theatre on April 18th for a compelling audio-visual experience that combined DJing with a screening of Lau Kar-Leung’s 1978 classic, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin. RZA, whose real name is Robert Diggs, has become an influential figure in hip-hop culture, leading the Wu-Tang Clan who released four gold and platinum albums from 1993 to present. Their debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang


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The sun sets, the city lights dim low, and a man walks the empty streets alone anticipating his fate. No, I’m not describing the beginning of the movie Daredevil, but I’m setting the scene for the first few bars of Rob Garza’s latest release “Dobruja” with Armada Music. The second half of the electronic duo Thievery Corporation, Rob is spending the second half of his music career producing nu-disco, boogie,


Feedback Friday Week 7
Here at Blisspop, we aim to show our audience who’s making their mark upon electronic music culture today. We sort through the good and the bad, bringing you the latest sounds. This brings us to the seventh installment of our new series, Feedback Friday. Our next batch of  party people / music lovers / Blisspop contributors includes: Max Hirsch, Alex Rubenstein, Justin Barini-Rivers, and the Feedback Friday debut of DJ/Owner of


Confused John Travolta in a record store
In April 2017, the German company Fraunhofer IIS announced that it was terminating patents related to the MP3 file format. The news was incorrectly reported as the “Death of the MP3,” as if all MP3s will stop working once Fraunhofer pulls a giant lever in their office building. Obviously, this was not the case — a year later MP3s are easily still the most downloaded digital music consumed. The story