BLISS returns to U Street Music Hall on Saturday, June 30th w/ CASSIAN (Bang Gang 12"/Modular, Sydney), MOON BOOTS (FRΞNCH ΞXPRΞSS), and Blisspop’s very own WILL EASTMAN (Volta Bureau, DC)!
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CASSIAN (Bang Gang 12"/Modular, Sydney)
In 2011 Cassian became one of Australia’s busiest exports, clocking up some serious miles and gaining invaluable experience performing all over the world in clubs from LA to Rome, Warsaw to Mallorca & Vancouver to Singapore. Or as he would put it “Yews all over the world”. Australia definitely didn’t miss out on the fun, with a 16 date tour down under for the launch of the 2nd Cassian EP “I Like What You’re Doing” and DJ sets at the biggest festivals in the country: Splendour in the Grass, Stereosonic, Creamfields and The Big Day Out in early 2012.
The title track from the EP is still receiving weekly spins on Australian national radio station Triple J nearly a year after it’s release and “Getting High” (also on the EP) has been the No.1 track on Bang Gang 12s Beatport page since release. In 2011 Cassian completed a slew of well received remixes for artists such as PNAU, The Rapture, Bag Raiders, Gigamesh, Citizens! and Miami Horror (who he collaborated with for a joint remix). The first half of 2012 will see the launch of the much talked about “Country Club” collaboration with fellow Aussie youngster Shazam (receiving early support from the likes of A-Trak, Yolanda Be Cool & Bag Raiders). With the help of dance music, they aim to spread the good word of grass sport participation and dining etiquette far and wide in 2012. Their debut 4 track EP was hastily signed to Radio 1 duo Jaymo & Andy George’s UK imprint Moda and slated for release in May, followed by multiple original releases throughout the year.
2012 will see Cassian continue giving out global high fives with dates throughout North America (including a 3 date mini tour supporting Aeroplane and performances at SXSW & WMC), Australia, Asia and Europe all in the pipeline for the first half of the year.
MOON BOOTS (FRΞNCH ΞXPRΞSS)
Moon Boots entered the world in the mid-1980s via Cape Canaveral. After years of service as the preferred footwear of celebrity astronauts (notably Tom Hanks), Moon Boots came to life during a classified experiment aboard the International Space Station. Little is known of what actually transpired aboard the shuttle, but in short, Moon Boots became a sentient creature, equipped with reason, intuition, and groove.
Before long, he grew tired of working for the space-military-industrial complex and found solace in the soothing sounds of underground disco and R&B boogie records. He knew it was only of matter of time before he was hung up like so many boots before him. He abandoned the program and used his savings to build a music-production studio in an unnamed U.S. location, where he is currently working.
WILL EASTMAN (Blisspop, Volta Bureau, DC)
Fresh off their debut west coast tour and major success with their sophomore single, “Alley Cat,” Volta Bureau just released their third single via Nurvous Records, “Love Cubed.” The euphoric anthem has already landed within the top 40 on Beatport’s Indie Dance Charts, in less than a week since its release, and the flip side, a dub mix of “Love Cubed,” has already reached #26 on Beatport’s Indie Dance charts. In addition, “Alley Cat” has been picked up by legendary house label Defected for reissue this summer. Volta Bureau’s remix for Lee M Kelsall’s “Something” was recently released via Louie Fresco’s Mexa Records and was selected by Beatport for their “Must Hear New Indie Dance” tracks of the week.