Aaron Bliss

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Aaron Litschke on techno, Alexei Moon Casselle, and the Record Room

    EDM and techno aren't contemplated as often as they should be. There is an underground following that runs deep and steadfast, even here in the Cities, that hasn't been tapped. As local DJ Aaron Litschke gets ready to release his newest EP, Drowning, which is a balance of past and present -- the son ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Havens Hart: Minneapolis house duo signed to Stranjjur (Interview)

    ​There are a few clues cropping up in Minneapolis lately that point to true house music's return to the city -- and our definition of the genre doesn't include the wanna-be-rockstar stadium jocking set. The advent of nights like House Proud and the recent Minneapolis Soul Music reunion at Bassgasm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Bassgasm 6 lineup announced

    ​Like an unstoppable comet fueled by glowstick fluid, Bassgasm 6 is sprinting through time and will be here soon on March 23. Since the inaugural event in February 2010, this is the sixth installment of the rave-in-a-club evening at First Avenue, and our own Midwest techno legend ESP Woody McBride ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    DJ Bryan Gerrard talks 'House Proud,' the vibe, and what's missing

    ​Bryan Gerrard has been a fixture on the dance music scene since the '90s in Minneapolis, starting out as one fourth of the Minneapolis Soul Music collective that gave the former VIP Room its reputation for raucous dance parties. Today, Bryan is best known for his Celebrity Records imprint and, mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    DVS1 reaching global heights with his techno production

    Denis Jeong Plaster for City PagesDVS1 (right) emerging from the shadows​ You've heard that old maxim in the entertainment business that says if you don't make it before age 30, it's time to cut your hair, join some job-seeker sites, and demote your creative dream to "hobby" status. Zak Khutoret ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Bassgasm 2 set times

    ​With more than 70 DJs performing tonight, it'll be easy to get overwhelmed without knowing when your favorites take the decks, so we offer you this comprehensive list from the man himself. Print it out, shove it in your pocket and think of us when you're losing your sh-- on the dancefloor. Have f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Mathstatic, Time Squid & more: Twin Cities' live visual jockeys talk shop

    ​Maybe you've seen them, wild-eyed and laser-focused behind a rig with a million glowing things. Somewhere in the room the image of a log floating through space gets metamorphed into a burst of geometric shapes in time with the music and you think "holy shit." We wanted to get into the heads of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Meet your Bassgasm DJs, Vol. 1: Easyrider, Aaron Bliss & Kittybump

    Bassgasm 1 - Denis Jeong Plaster for CP​There are a lot of reasons people go to parties, but just one that will unite hundreds of dance music fans from around the Midwest for one of Woody McBride's legendary massives -- and that, dear friends, is the muthaf**ing bass. Packing 60-some odd DJs and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010
  • Music

    July 25, 2001

    Electronica's Stepchildren

    Minneapolis's DJ collective the Steppers Alliance are climbing their way up the local 2step scene

  • Music

    January 24, 2001