BLISS Sat Feb 27: Outputmessage Record Release

Dear friends,

Whoa! Many thanks to everyone who packed out an all-time attendance record setting BLISS last month, and to the legion of revelers who threw down with us at a sold out 9:30 Club last Friday for No Scrubs Dance Party. DC, we love you!

We’re back this Saturday and can’t think of anyone better to help us throw down than our good friend, Outputmessage. This month at BLISS we’re excited to celebrate the release of Outputmessage’s 2nd album, “Autonomous.” Bernard (aka Outputmessage) will join us for a special guest DJ set and we’ll give away 20 CDs of Autonomous to the first lucky peeps through the door. Each CD will have a download code for getting remixes from the album’s 3 singles. Our dude Pete Glow also joins us on the decks, starting the night out right.

See you there!

BLISS dance party
Saturday February 27
Black Cat back stage
1811 14th Street (@ S Street)
9:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
18+ $8

Live visuals by Kylos

Outputmessage (Output Noise Recordings)

While still a student at Virginia Tech studying mathematics, Bernard Farley, aka, Outputmessage released the tracks “Bernard’s Song” and “Sommeil” on Ghostly International’s Idol Tryouts 1 & 2 compilations. 2004 saw the release of the Oneiros EP (Echelon Productions). Ranging from Autechre-like productions in unusual time signatures to ambient string arrangements, this release is what ultimately got the attention of David Cooper, head of Melodic Records who, in 2006, released Farley’s proper debut LP, Nebulae. It managed to get praise from URB (who also named Outputmessage a member of URB’s Next 100 that year), XLR8R, and Pitchfork.

In 2009, Farley started his own DC-based imprint, Output Noise Records, and released a series of digital-only singles that served as a preview to his new vocal-pop sound. Now in 2010, his second full-length, Autonomous, is a highly-anticipated release from the emerging DIY scene in DC and has already received play from DC DJ/Producer heavyweights such as Dave Nada (of Nadastrom) and Will Eastman (Plant Music/Blisspop.) The album signifies a turning point for Farley’s music. His earlier compositions, although dense, had always been heralded as catchy and poppy for an IDM producer. His songs have now become even poppier, but most importantly, he has started incorporating his own voice. With Autonomous, Farley manages to present bittersweet reflections into catchy and uplifting pop songs, much like the melancholic sentiments expressed in a Pet Shop Boys or a New Order song.

Download Outputmessage’s “Get Away” (mp3)

Pete Glow

Things to know about Pete Glow: He loves the many flavors of house music more than anyone has ever loved anything, and maybe even more than that. He misses the reign of come-as-you-are warehouse clubs. He embraces new genre mutations but fundamentally remains a student of house music history. He was making weekly record store pilgrimages to stock up on the latest vinyl coming out of New York when he was 12 years old, and remains pretty much the same nerd today. He loves to make people dance (references available upon request).

Download Pete’s “The Audacity of Pete Glow Vol. 1” mix

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