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Every Sunday afternoon, Nairobi, Kenya-based artist KMRU sits at his brother’s piano and plays classical pieces and scales, recording ideas that come to him into Ableton Live. One Sunday, KMRU — aka Joseph Kamaru — was playing seemingly random notes on the piano: D#, E, F#, G, Ab, Bb, B, C#, Eb. After playing this sequence of notes, KMRU recorded them into Ableton, starting his track “Byculla.” KMRU is still trying

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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. Back at it again with the latest edition of our series, Feedback Friday. This week, our group of Blisspop contributors includes: Patrick Blinkhorn, Alex Rubenstein, Yvette Bailhache, Justin-Barini Rivers, and Kristina Westernik. This week’s music includes tracks by Nitemoves,

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Ask yourself, “What do I really want? What is really gonna make me happy?” This existential, disconcerting question echoes outwards and introduces “Will Love,” the breakout single from new house duo lovetechnique. Produced on a tape console “that cost as much as a Honda Civic when it was released,” “Will Love” walks the line between analog and digital, its organic, percussive claps undercut by a brooding, high-resonance synth lead. Such

Another gem comes out from Better Listen Records in First Class EP. Martín Miguel’s Better Listen Records is a DC-based vinyl-first disco and house label. The label includes releases from The Last Trip to Gandahar, Ponty Mython, Cody Currie, Dorsi Plantar, Ethyène, Ari Bald, Thatmanmonkz, Closed Paradise, and Chevals. Their latest EP joins music from from French artists Folamour and Ethyène and Scandinavian artists Ari Bald and Dorsi Plantar. The label’s first

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