Anton Zaslavski aka "Zedd", the German producer who became an international star in 2013 thanks to his Clarity album which won a grammy nomination for the albums lead single "Clarity" featuring Foxes. He set out on a year long Clarity Tour in support of the album and brought out a show no one would forget. Anyone who was lucky enough to catch a date of the tour was treated to a custom light and laser production setup that could light up a stadium, yet was brought to venues that were much smaller for an epic experience.
This 30 minute long documentary really captures the journey from Zedd personally setting up the production on the first night to discussing speaking with Skrillex through Myspace to reaching out to Hayley Williams For ’Stay The Night’ and much much more. This really lets you see a more personal side of Zedd showing you not only how nice of a guy he is, but also how hands on he is with the entire business of him as an artist which is rare to see.
To see Zedd experience such a level of success is really incredible making us think back to when Thissongissick actually brought out Zedd for one of his first shows in the US ever in Boulder, CO at the even more intimate Fox Theatre in 2011.
Danny Brown, Pusha T, Action Bronson, YG, Young Thug and 30 More Rappers On 42-Minute Freestyle “The Rap Monument”Posted in Bangin by Jake | Tags: Action Bronson, Danny Brown, Pusha T, Rap Monument, YG
What happens when you put 36 of the best rappers on the same track with production by Hudson Mohawke, S-Type, and Nick Hook? Pure greatness.
The Rap Monument is a project unlike anything else we’ve seen. This 42 minute video features a wide array of MCs including Pusha T, Problem, Danny Brown, Raekwon, Flatbush Zombies, YG, Young Thug, Killer Mike, Action Bronson, and many many more. With this many rappers on the same track you might think it’s overwhelming, or too much to take in, but they transition smoothly in an album-like fashion over a wide variety of beats provided entirely by Hudson Mohawke and S-Type. Not only is it incredibly impressive Noisey & Hennessy were able to coordinate this project with so many moving parts, but the video itself is expertly shot and put together in a way that brings an artistic, visual element to the insanity going on in the studio.
We’ve heard some great large collaborative tracks over the past couple years including A$AP Rocky’s legendary “1 Train," but none use more than one beat or have any near 36 rappers. We’ve truly been blessed with the ultimate Hip Hop cut including some of the biggest names in rap. Pusha T breaks the ice with the first verse and is followed by a constant shuffle of verses as MCs constantly hop on and off the mic for a constant 42 minutes in a cypher-like fashion. Check out the behind the scenes footage to get an inside look at how it all went down. Look at the full list of the rappers in the list below the jump.
The Rap Monument
Behind the scenes in NYC
Behind the scenes in Atlanta
Behind the scenes in Los Angeles
See the full list of rappers after the jump:
Skrillex and Diplo's collab project Jack Ü continues to bring us a stream of all star remixes of their debut single "Take Ü There". Following up the recent Zeds Dead version, we now have Paris based future house pioneer Tchami offering his own spin. We hear Tchami deliver his signature house sound with an even more heavy twist on the drops, which makes sense considering who he is remixing. Looks like Tchami is not slowing down anytime soon as he continues to establish himself as one of the most exciting producers to be watching out for. You can stream the song below, but be on the look out to pick up your copy alongside the upcoming Take Ü There Remix EP set to release December 23rd. Enjoy!
Jack Ü – Take Ü There (Tchami Remix) | Stream Only
Toronto based producer / DJ duo Dzeko & Torres have had quite an impressive year thanks largely to being taken under the wing of king Tiesto; becoming his proteges on top of signing with his same management company Red Light. They have managed to bust out a healthy amount of remixes all across the board taking on tracks like Oh Honey's "Be Okay", Little Daylight's "My Life", and Pegboard Nerds' "Bassline Kickin", all on top of collaborating with Tiesto on the original "Can't Forget" which was on his A Town Called Paradise album.
Well the the duo first appeared on TSIS 2 years ago when they asked if we wanted to premiere 2012 in 10 minutes, 40 of the biggest anthems of the year in 10 minutes. The mix blew up, skyrocketing the act's profile in the digital world. We followed it up last year with 2013 in 10 minutes, and today we have the latest edition, 2014 in 10 minutes.
They manage to fit in 40 tracks in a fast paced 10 minute mix letting you soak in some of the biggest anthems of the year. You can see the full track-list below.
What a perfect way for the duo to launch into 2015 which looks to be the biggest year of their career. Also, they are in the holiday spirit and have passed out a brand new original "TIO" as a free download, a collaboration with DEFNERS.
Dzeko & Torres – 2014 In 10 Minutes | Stream Only Till New Year
Here is the 2014 In 10 Minutes Track-Listing:
1. Porter Robinson – Lionhearted (Arty Remix)
2. Tritonal & Paris Blohm ft. Sterling Fox – Colors (Piano)
3. Zhu – Faded (Acapella)
4. Vicetone – United We Dance (Original Mix)
5. Duke Dumont – Need U (Acapella)
6. Michael Brun – Zenith (Original Mix)
7. Vicetone – Low Down (Original Mix)
8. MakJ & M35 – Go (Showtek Edit)
9. Kryder & Tom Staar – Big Momma's House (Original Mix)
10. David Guetta & Showtek ft. Vassy – Bad (Acapella)
11. Martin Garrix & MOTi – Virus (Original Mix)
12. David Guetta ft. Sam Martin – Lovers On The Sun (Acapella)
13. John Christian – Next Level (Nicky Romero Edit)
14. Calvin Harris – C.U.B.A (Original Mix)
15. Ummet Ozcan – Superwave (Original Mix)
16. Calvin Harris – Summer (Acapella)
17. The Chainsmokers – Kanye (Acapella)
18. Sander Van Doorn & Firebeatz – Guitar Track (Original Mix)
19. Martin Garrix & Jat Hardway – Wizard (Original Mix)
20. Martin Garrix & Firebeats – Helicopter (Original Mix)
21. R3hab & NERVO & Ummet Ozcan – Revolution (Original Mix)
22. R3HAB – Samurai (Original Mix)
23. Tiesto – Red Lights (Acapella)
24. Oliver Heldens – Gecko (Original Mix)
25. Alesso – Tear The Roof Up (Original Mix)
26. Don Diablo – AnyTime (Original Mix)
27. Dansson & Marlon Hoffstadt – Shake That (Acapella)
28. Kiesza – Hideaway (Original Mix)
29. Axwell & Ingrosso – We Came, We Rave, We Love (Original Mix)
30. Bassjackers – Crackin (Martin Garrix Edit)
31. Tom Staar & Ansolo – Totem
32. Bingo Players – Knock You Out (Acapella)
33. Hardwell – Everybody In The Place (Original Mix)
34. MOTi, Dzeko & Torres – Ganja (Original Mix)
35. Deorro & J-Trick – Rambo (Hardwell Edit)
36. KSHMR & Dallas K – Burn (Original Mix)
37. Lilly Wood & The Prick & Robin Schulz – Prayer In C (Instrumental)
38. Sander van Doorn, Martin Garrix, DVBBS ft Aleesia – Gold Skies (Acapella)
39. Blasterjaxx – Mystica (Original Mix)
40. Miley Cyrus – Adore You (Acapella)
41. Moguai – K I X S (Original Mix)
42. DVVBS & VINAI – Raveology (Original Mix)
43. TJR & VINAI – Bounce Generation (Original Mix)
44. ROUTE 94 ft. Jess Glynne – My Love (Acapella)
45. W&W – Bigfoot (Original Mix)
46. Steve Angello, Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman – Payback (Original Mix)
47. Mercer & DJ Snake – Lunatic (Original Mix)
48. Armin Van Buuren – Ping Pong (Original Mix)
49. Hardwell & Joey Dale feat. Luciana – Arcadia (Acapella)
50. Bassjackers & MAKJ – Derp (Original Mix)
51. Showtek – We Like To Party (Original Mix)
52. Ummet Ozcan – Smash (Original Mix)
53. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Vs Diplo Fatboy Slim Feat Bonde Do Role Pin – Eparrei (W&W Remix)
54. Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Tremor (Original Mix)
55. Gregor Salto & Wiwek – On Your Mark (Original Mix)
56. Borgeous, Dzeko & Torres – Tutankhamun (Acapella)
57. Disclosure ft. Sam Smith – Latch (Acapella)
58. John Legend – All Of Me (Tiesto Remix)
59. Dannic & TV Noise – Solid (Original Mix)
60. Zedd ft. Matthew Koma – Find You (Acapella)
61. John Martin – Anywhere For You (Tiesto vs. Dzeko & Torres Remix)
62. Imagine Dragons – Demons (Dzeko & Torres Remix)
Dzeko & Torres & DEFNERS – TIO | Free Download
Canadian based trio Keys N Krates continue to make serious noise this year with a massive collaboration with Grandtheft and their Every Nite EP released through Dim Mak Records. Today we have the world premiere of an unreal remix of the Keys' single "Yes We Faded" from Norwegian artist Autolaser. This edit follows up his newest originals "Stay" and "I Need You". Autolaser flips the track upside down adding huge melodic synths paired with chopped up vocals for a fresh future bass re-work of the song. Stream the song below and grab an exclusive free download thanks to Keys N Krates and Autolaser. Enjoy!
Keys N Krates – Yes We Faded (Autolaser Remix) | Free Download
What happens when you gather 40 of the best producers, DJs, musicians, and vocalists downunder to try and create one sensational new track? Triple J radio personalities Matt and Alex made a valiant effort to construct a “Hottest 100” record with some of the biggest names in music and documented the experience for all to see.
Sadly, Lorde wanted no part in the endeavor and opted out at the first opportunity. Next, warious artists start chiming in with opinions on what it takes to build a great song, with Flume making sure everyone knew that laptops are essential in the process before Reggie Watt’s cuts out a distorted vocal sample. The mention of synths and bass, albeit the guitar, are shoved at Diplo who declines the notion while triggering Skrillex to eventually “drop the bass” accidently.
Bickering ensues amongst the group, but have no fear, because Flume was again on hand and reminded everyone that "(he) could remix the track!"
The creative process eventually leads to everyone storming out due to Rick Astley, Mr. Rick Roll himself, being kicked off the team and we are left without a true track that combines everyones talents. But hey, at least the attempt made for an entertaining 5 minute video. Laugh and enjoy!
Kendrick Lamar debuted a brand new song last night that is so new, it's currently still untitled. We can expect to see this tune on his upcoming studio album slated for a release in 2015.
This follows up the album’s debut radio ready single “i” and is a complete change in artistic direction for Kendrick. He is joined by living legend Thundercat on bass, Terrace Martin on saxophone, and Bilal and Anna Wise on backup vocals. Kendrick dives deep into subject matters ranging from religion to an artists' core fan base and everything in between, rapping progressively faster and faster until it ends leaving you wanting more.
Let’s hope this song is a sign that more details surrounding the release of his upcoming album will come to fruition, including a release date.
We also get the joy of Steven Colbert interviewing Kendrick about Snoop calling him the king of west coast rap, jokes about where Kendrick got his name from, not smoking weed when around Dr. Dre and more in a hysterical opening session before the world premiere of the song. Watch below!
Elephante Releases An Impressive Cover Of “Shooting Stars” By Bag Raiders : Progressive House [Free Download]Posted in Bangin by nick | Tags: Bag Raiders, Cover, Elephante, Free Download, indie, progressive house
LA based Elephante won't stop his massive year just yet. Comming off a huge string of remixes, and the release of his debut original track "Shake The Earth", he is back but with an exciting cover of Bag Raiders' indie dance hit "Shooting Stars", featuring vocals from Elephante himself. Layered in infectious melodies and festival ready progressive house drops, the track manages to carry out the magic of the original. Stream the song below and grab a free download thanks to Elephante. Enjoy!
Elephante – Shooting Stars (Bag Raiders Cover) | Free Download
Louis Futon has had quite the year through a series of viral remixes of the likes of Mos Def, Logic, Future and news of a forthcoming self titled release, Louis Futon EP. We've been getting teased with tracks from the EP including 'Sir Rock' or the Kill Paris remix of 'Silk', and today we get one of the last tracks before the EP's release next month on January 14th as a free download.
This new song "DRNUK" is a step in a more ambient direction than the upbeat stuff we've been hearing, yet staying in the same lane as the Wiz Khalifa remix from earlier this year. This is a song you should enjoy with a proper sound system or headphones as your laptop just won't do it justice. It is an atmospheric journey featuring some amazing chords and very strong drums that will leave you in a trance. The song is completed by the addition of some heavily effected from Drake and P. Reign's “DNF” lightly thrown in the mix.
We also have the news that Logan Zoghby has left Louis Futon, leaving Tyler Minford to take reigns as a solo act (pictured below). Tyler has let us know that there are some exciting 2015 tour plans he will be announcing in the near future.
Louis Futon – DRNUK | Stream Only
After RL Grime teased crowds across the states with a special Baauer edit of his massive “Tell Me” collaboration with Australian producers What So Not, the eclectic Brooklyn beatmaker has released the full beast for everyone this holiday season. Baauer has focused his production talents on reconstructing the drop with heavy trap drums, big bass hits, and adding a chopped up vocal sample of Atlanta rapper Bone Crusher to kick the track in a new direction. Act now on a limited free download only available for 48 hours! Enjoy
RL Grime & What So Not – Tell Me (Baauer Edit) | Free Download
As we approach the end of 2014, we get closer to some of the biggest parties of the year in the form of New Year celebrations. America's largest NYE dance party is Decadence Music Festival, taking place in Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. The multi-stage two-night celebration is packed with all varieties of electronic music to please everyone. With the event's main Bass Arena featuring an assorted lineup ranging from Bassnectar, Disclosure (DJ Set), Big Gigantic, Flux Pavilion, Grizmatic, Paper Diamond, Claude Von Stroke, Michal Menert, Bass Physics, DJ Slink, Exmag, Manic Focus and newcomer Snails. On the other side of the massive room is the Global Dance Arena will feature Kaskade, king of trance Armin Van Buuren, Madeon, Deorro, Sultan + Net Shepard, Felix Cartal, Illenium, Said The Sky, and DJ Mustard among many many more.
With Grizmatik and Big Gigantic playing back 2 back on New Years Eve, we can only hope to see a very special Big Grizmatik set.
We've teamed up with the fine folks at Decadence and TSIS favorite Big Gigantic to bring you to Denver to enjoy the legendary 2 nights, even if you don't live in Colorado. One grand prize winner will get two VIP tickets to each night of Decadence, a travel budget to help get you and a friend to Denver ($500 travel budget), an intimate meet & greet with Big Gigantic before their set, and even bring in 2015 properly with a champagne toast with the Big Gigantic guys after their midnight set!
Enter to win by entering below.
Grand Prize: (1 Winner – Must be 21+)
- Travel budget to help you get to Decadence (Up to $500 budget)
Skrillex and Diplo are taking this year by storm with their own solo projects and their newly formed collaboration Jack Ü; all set to perform at the iconic Madison Square Garden on New Year's Eve. The duo's single "Take Ü There" ft. Kiesza has become an anthem over the past few months and is now turning out some incredible remixes. The track has been taken on by many producers such as Slander and Drunken Masters, but today we may have the hottest of them all from Canadian based duo Zeds Dead. The guys keep the song's original tempo highlighting the vocals, but add a new catchy melody that dives right into a ZD signature drop making it a straight heater. The "Take Ü There" remixes are available Dec. 23rd but in the meantime you can stream the song below and purchase the original on iTunes.
Take Ü There (feat. Kiesza) [Zeds Dead Remix] | iTunes
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My story has changed quite a lot since moving to Boulder, Colorado and starting Thissongissick back in 2010. My name is Nick Guarino and this is Thissongissick.com. We've grown a lot since, but the original goal has always stayed the same: making it easier for you to discover sick new music that you've never heard before. In high school I would make mix cd's for my friends to show them all the new music I was discovering. Now, through TSIS, we work with musicians and record labels from all over the world to showcase a variety of the freshest electronic, hip-hop, indie, and alternative music to a global following that is comprised of millions of music lovers in over 110 countries - every single month. So, make yourself at home while enjoying countless amazing musicians from a variety of genres and let the sick sounds fill your ears! - Nick