Candyman, These Are Powers‘┬álatest EP, is loud, raw, and utterly perfect. From start to finish, the Brooklyn trio exudes a pure energy that lands somewhere between electro-pop, hardcore, and indie-rock. Topping lists at last month’s SXSW, I am more than excited to catch these guys live. These Are Powers – World Class Peoples (mp3) These Are Powers – World Class Peoples (Cosmetics Remix) (mp3)

The Blisspop DC family rager returns this Saturday, April 17th at the new U Street Music Hall! This party is a celebration of new, forward-looking dance music featuring some of the names involved in putting DC on the new EDM map in 2010. Tittsworth and Will Eastman just received noteworthy nods from none other than Fatboy Slim in his March Beatport Top 10 chart. Since their last Blisspop appearance, Nadastrom

Night, the ambitious side project of Washington, DC based Alvin Risk, delivers a superb combination of heavy bass and crisp driving synth in his debut EP, Infinity. I highly recommend checking him out next Friday, April 23rd @ Rock N Roll hotel. INFINITY EP by NIGHT

Prior to last Thursday’s epic ravefest at U Street Music Hall, our good friend Morgan sat down to interview the Flashing Lights crew (Nick Catchdubs, DJ Ayres & Jess Jubilee) on WVAU. Stream and download below. Flashing Lights (Nick Catchdubs, DJ Ayres & Jess Jubilee) Interview on WVAU 4/8/10 by pldmorgan

It’s times like these that one has to remind oneself that there is a distinct difference between a track being released and “officially” released. On May 26th, French jammers Housse De Racket will “officially” release their single “Oh Yeah!” in the UK, a track that hit the blogs nearly two years ago and was even accompanied by a video. Fortunately, Housse De Racket preceded the “official” release with some fantastic