Blisspop at Black Cat Backroom with Will Eastman, DC

by Winston "Stone" Ford


Dear friends,

We’re very pleased to have BLISS alum and one of our best musical buddies join resident DJ Will Eastman on the decks this month. Steve Hawley, front man of disco funk dance outfit CODEBREAKER will play slammin disco and house to uplift our hearts as we raise funds to help those affected by the earthquake in Haiti. A portion of proceeds from this month’s BLISS will benefit the International Red Cross. Local Chris Klang, who has been on the steady grind with parties at Sova and across DC, will start the party out right with classic dance grooves and your new favorites.

On Sunday, January 24 Fort Knox Recordings and Blisspop are teaming up to present a special benefit event to support relief efforts featuring some of DC’s finest dance music producers and DJs. Performing will be NADASTROM, FORT KNOX FIVE, WILL EASTMAN and STYLUS CHRIS, with special, surprise guests from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Modern in Georgetown. All proceeds benefit the International Red Cross. We hope you can join us. Please find more information about the event and invite your friends at

See you there!

BLISS dance party
Saturday January 23
Black Cat back stage
1811 14th Street (@ S Street)
9:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
18+ $8

Live visuals by Kylos

Steven Hawley (Codebreaker/Disco Demolition Records)

Modern disco/electro funk/proto house group Codebreaker have earned a fine underground reputation among crate digging nerds, fussy music critics & dance party circuits alike. Very few groups can lay claim to that. Even fewer have a frontman/brainchild like Steven Hawley whose relentless enthusiasm for performing & production have recently earned high praises from Pitchfork, RCRDLBL to Disco Dust & Time Out Chicago & collaborations with the likes of Kathy Diamond, Bottin & The Juan Maclean on his new imprint, Disco Demolition Records. Steven’s recent DJ mix, “Together We Can Be Free” is a great example of his eclectic, yet cohesive vision of both current and classic dance music. Codebreaker has already begun 2010 strong, with remixes for Miami Horror & Thieves Like Us, which have been blowing it up all across the blogosphere & playlists worldwide. We’re delighted to have Steven back for his 4th Blisspop appearance!

Dowload Steven’s “Together We Can Be Free” DJ mix here:

Chris Klang

DC newcomer Chris Klang has been quietly turning heads with his mix of house and electronic music inspired by the likes of Daft Punk and Kraftwerk. While his raucous Digital Love parties at Jimmy Valentine’s tap into the essence of the ‘digital undergound’, Klang’s SOVA Sessions project has been providing local DJs, including himself, with a space to spin downtempo lounge sets in the Atlas District.

BLISS is a monthly dance party in Washington, DC hosted by resident DJ Will Eastman and friends. Our agenda is no attitude, just fun, and insane dancing. Our mission is to get you 1) in trouble 2) intoxicated 3) in love.

DJs spin house, indie, club, techno, electropop, punk, Britpop, Hip-Hop, 80s, Dancehall, Bmore Club, alternative, Bass, pop, electro, rock, 90s, 00s and everything that makes you move.

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By Subway:
Green Line, U St./Cardozo stop
13th & U St. exit
1 block to 14th St.
Turn left on 14th, we are 3 blocks down on your left at
1811 14th St. NW.
Last train from the U St. Station:
Branch Ave- 11:50 p.m.
Huntington- 11:52 p.m.
Greenbelt- 12:21 a.m.
There is no Red Line transfer possible at these times, leave earlier if you need a transfer.
Trains leave exactly three hours later on Friday and Saturday nights.

From the North:
take 95 south
take 495 west towards Silver Spring
Exit onto Georgia Ave South (exit 31)
get in the right lane
in 1/4 mile take the exit for 16th St.
go 6 miles into the city
Turn left on U St.
go 2 blocks – turn right on 14th Street
we are 3 blocks down on the left – between T St. and S St.

From the South:
take 95 North
take 395 into the city
get in the left lanes on the 14th St. bridge and exit onto 14th St. Rt. 1 North
we are 2 miles up 14th St.
on the right hand side between S and T Sts.

There are three pay lots within walking distance of the Black Cat
One block up from the club on 14th St., between T and U Sts.
At the Whitman Walker Clinic, 14th and R Sts. ($10 per vehicle, Tue-Sun 6pm-2am)
At the Reeves Center, 14th and U St