July 7, 2010
I know I’m about, oh, a year and a half late to the U.S. Royalty party, but that’s not going to stop me from posting about a song that I literally cannot get out of my head. I downloaded “Keep it Cool” around the time that it was making it’s rounds on all the taste makers, but for some reason it just sat in my iTunes to rot. I hit up shuffle a few weeks back, and lo and behold, the Bo Flex (Yes Giantess) remix of “Keep it Cool” serenaded my ear drums, at which point I proceeded to listen to it, you know, about twenty times on repeat. The punchy drums, catchy-as-all-hell chorus, and warm synths reminiscent of Passion Pit, come together like Voltron to form my Summer jam of 2010, even if I am a year late.
I am particularly embarrassed because the band is centered in my hometown of D.C., and just played at my favorite venue (U St. Music Hall) and I missed it. For shame.
MP3: US Royalty – “Keep it Cool (Bo Flex Giantess Remix)”
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.
CHECK OUT THE BLISSPOP BLOG.