August 11, 2010

If you don’t already know, The Twelves are a Brazilian electro-pop duo that have been making waves in the indie world for their energetic remixes of blog buzz artists like The Black Kids, The Virgins, Radiohead, and Metric. They are technically flawless, and their DJ sets have built them quite a nice cult following. I am lucky enough to get to see them at U St. Music Hall tonight (tix available here) along with ATG favorite Will Eastman, and you should absolutely come out if you live in the D.C. area. Ever since the duo dropped a dirty remix of M.I.A.’s “Boyz” back in 2007, they have been steadily building a stable of remixes that, in my opinion, trump the originals in most cases. Check out their take on Radiohead and The Black Kids, and go see them tonight.

MP3: Radiohead – “Reckoner (The Twelves Remix)”
MP3: The Black Kids – “I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You (The Twelves Remix)”


Blisspop + U Street Music Hall

March 26, 2010

Just when it seemed like our man Will Eastman couldn’t get any cooler with his epic Blisspop dance parties and legendary moustache, he goes and opens his own awesome music venue here in Chocolate City; U Street Music Hall. The two collide tomorrow night, as the first Blisspop hosted at U St. Music Hall is going down. Be there, or you’re a massive loser.

Also be sure to check out the Blisspop blog, curated by my good friend Stephen. They’re up on the new music tip, and we recently wrote a Hit Parade post for them which you can read here. Good stuff. If you’re too lazy to click that link, check out my favorite of the five songs, “Go Outside,” by new blog sensations Cults.

MP3: Cults – “Go Outside”



December 8, 2009

I’m well aware that I may be jumping the gun in the titling of this post, but some of us just can’t wait to surrender ourselves to the glory that is Friday.  Some of us also happen to be writing posts on a mix of the same name.  ATG friend and favorite Will Eastman is here to cure all your work-related woes with Annihilate the Weekend, a thirty-six minute ode to raging.  Annihilate features remixes by Will himself as well as dance, punk, and indie favorites that should keep everybody more than satisfied.  Head on over to the Blisspop blog for the track-listing.


This weekend happens to be special for Mr. Eastman.  On December 11th, he’ll be releasing his single, “Feelin’,” on iTunes and Amazon.  Make sure to grab that when Friday rolls around.  For those of you who can’t wait, the track (as well as remixes by DC natives Nadastrom, Tittsworth, and Dmerit) is available for early download over at Beatport.


Blisspop Gets Its Blog On

November 24, 2009

[Photo credit: Dakota Fine, BYT]

If there are two things we here at ATG love, it’s music and DC.  When we get the opportunity to talk about both in a post, you know we’ll take it.  For that reason I’m proud to announce the birth of the Blisspop blog.  For those of you don’t hail from our nation’s capital, Blisspop is the project of DC’s resident/favorite DJ, Will Eastman.  The man hosts dance parties year round in the DC area under the Blisspop banner, bringing along some of his favorite bands and DJ’s along for the ride.  Now that Blisspop’s made a home for itself on the interwebs, you can keep better track of what Mr. Eastman’s up to as well as snag exclusive downloads from other artists that carry the Blisspop spirit.  Below you can check out Classixx’s remix of Yacht’s “Psychic City”, one of the latest features on the new site.

MP3: Yacht – “Psychic City” (Classixx Remix – Fabio Pop Dancefloor Rework)

If you find yourself in the DC area this weekend, then go and check out Blisspop’s next party over at the Black Cat this Saturday, November 28th.  Yes Giantess will be showing some love with their own DJ Set along with Will, so you don’t want to miss it.