Logic Releases Must Hear First Single “Under Pressure” From Debut Album

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Watching Logic rise from a TSIS sponsored breakout mixtape Young Sinatra, to getting signed to the iconic Def Jam Records and selling out multiple shows has been pretty unreal to watch unfold. Over the past few months he's continued the flow of new music including collaborations with massive artists ranging from Big Sean and Childish Gambino amongst others. Logic recently announced that his debut album Under Pressure is set for an October 22nd release date, and today we get a sample of what we can expect to be his best compilation of work to date. 

The album-titled single "Under Pressure" features incredible production filled with organic elements and some clever vocal sampling that is actually produced by Logic himself. He lays down some non-stop verses that solidify Logic as one of the most impressive lyricists in the game.

This song is actually the first piece of music that Logic has sold to date, after several free mixtapes and music videos. With that much free material, he has built a strong army of loyal fans (aka the Ratt Pack) and they have been coming out in droves to support this amazing artist. You can pick up your copy as it just went live in iTunes minutes ago. Enjoy! 

Logic – Under Pressure | iTunes

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[TSIS PREMIERE] JumoDaddy – White Horse : Gritty Trap / Dubstep Anthem

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Say hello to fresh new producer JumoDaddy all the way out of Budapest, Hungary as we bring you his latest anthem "White Horse". Skrillex just recently played out his song Black Horse in his Sirius private set that we featured last week. It is a gritty bass anthem that blends trap, dubstep, drum & bass and some shades of electro for quite the banger to get you moving. This is apart of the 2 song 4 Horses EP that has just been released through the always impressive bass label Play Me Records. Listen to the premier below and pick up your copy via Beatport. Enjoy!

JumoDaddy – White Horse | Beatport

Dillon Francis And Major Lazer Release Must Hear Collaboration “We Make It Bounce”

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Dillon Francis continues to gift the world with tracks as the clock draws closer to one of the biggest dance music releases of 2014, Dillon's debut album Money Sucks, Friends Rule! His newest single is a collaboration with label head Diplo's legendary dancehall group Major Lazer that is sure to get you moving from start to finish. "We Make It Bounce" flexes both producers talents in all the right ways as a well crafted electro house beat is treated to various reggae aesthetics and vocals from Stylo G. A stream of the track will have to do for now, but this only adds more hype to Dillon's album which is available October 28th! Enjoy

Dillon Francis – We Make It Bounce (feat. Major Lazer & Stylo G) | Pre-Order on iTunes

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Diplo and Skrillex as Jack U Set To Headline Madison Square Garden On New Years Eve

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The super group that's created a massive storm of excitement throughout the music industry is set to ring in the New Year in style as Diplo and Skrillex are scheduled to perform as Jack U once again!

The duo's individual careers have blossomed before our very eyes over the last few years with countless single releases, albums, and worldwide tours propelling their status as two of dance music's elite producers. A natural friendship grew over a mutual respect for each others talents and paved the way for the creation of Jack U, who just debuted their first official single "Take U There" on prestigious radio MC Zane Lowe's BBC radio program. 

They two will descend upon the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City and will deliver independent performances along with a special set as Jack U. Though supporting acts are yet to be named, we can guaranteed anyone commissioned to open before Skrillex and Diplo take the stage is going to further add to this massive show. Tickets for the general public go on sale this Friday, September 19th at 12pm EST, but if you happen to be an American Express Card Member you can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, September 16th at 10am EST. 

[TSIS PREMIERE] Steve Aoki & Flux Pavilion – Get Me Out Of Here : Melodic Dubstep Original

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Famed producer Steve Aoki approaches the release of his sophomore studio album Neon Future 1 and manages to drop off a brand new single alongside highly acclaimed bass producer Flux Pavilion that is set to blow up.  "Get Me Out Of Here" has a cinematic nature to it as a change of pace dubstep foundation influenced by Flux Pavilion commingles with electro synth work and vocals provided by Aoki. You can listen to the world premiere below and pick up your copy on Steve's new album dropping September 30th, which you can pre-order your copy today! Enjoy

Steve Aoki & Flux Pavilion – Get Me Out Of Here | Pre-Order on iTunes

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Zedd Announces Second Album Details Including Potential Collab Plans With Muse

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Zedd is set to release his sophomore studio album with a projected release date being early 2015.

Grammy-winning German house producer Zedd certainly has the skills to balance numerous successful radio hits while also turning out countless house tracks that have become festival anthems. His debut album Clarity saw huge acclaim with "Clarity" and "Break Free" both charting across the globe and also managed to catapult the artist into a league of extraordinary top acts.

Zedd recently announced via Billboard that his sophomore studio album release is heavily underway and should be wrapped up by early 2015. He also mentioned dropping a single or two in the next 6 months

He is in converstaions with Hayle Williams (Of Paramore) about a followup collaboration to the highly succesful "Stay The Night", which would be on the album. Zedd unveiled his active plans to work with both Muse and Silverchair, two bands that "really inspired" Zedd; yet those names are just on the wishlist currently. Zedd also mentions that most of the album is written and it's just now about producing all the tracks to where he sees fit.

Zedd also states that his hearing has returned fully and was nothing serious. Just needed to catch up on some much needed sleep.

"It’s hard to find time to sit down and focus on it. I’ve written most of the songs but the production process is long for me – making them sound the way I want them to sound, finding the right vocalists, and so on." - Zedd

H/T: Billboard

Childish Gambino Leaks New Single “Sober” From Upcoming Kauai Mixtape

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Chilidsh Gambino aka Donald Glover out of nowhere just dropped the first single "Sober" from his upcoming Kauai Mixtape (artwork below). The rapper who has rose to one of the most exciting names in the every expanding hip-hop world never seems to dissappoint with this far out, extra trippy ballad. The light electronic grittiness and contrasting keys and light drums acts as a raw canvas that Gambino manages to light up with some singing that will have you humming along. It's a change of pace from what we can expect. Enjoy!

Childish Gambino – Sober

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ODESZA Album “In Return” Is A Contender For Album Of The Year : Review + Album Stream

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Using their production talents alone, emerging Seattle-based duo ODESZA have proved themselves a no "flash in the pan" act after a string of chilled out releases including a remix of Pretty Lights "Lost and Found", their "My Friends Never Die" EP and a remix of Zhu's "Faded" plus a supporting role on Pretty Lights nationwide "A Color Map of the Sun" tour last year. Since then, the guys have embarked on spreading their music to the masses at various festivals and series of soldout headliner shows while finding time to work on their debut album titled In Return. ODESZA's truly unique blend of infectious soulful vibes, future bass aesthetics, what you could call chill trap elements, on top of endless supply of organic live instruments are all on display for an album that shines bright and dares to inspire ones creativity. This will guaranteed be a trendsetter amongst the growing future bass genre world.

Gifting listeners with 13 singles on this release, the album transitions through a fascinating array of future sounding elements with even greater influences within the bass spectrum on display. The opening tracks are completely cinematic in design and have a tranquil flow to them that is relaxing yet engaging at the same time. The soulful foundation created on "All We Need" for Shy Girls to lay down a lush set of vocals is a thing of beauty as a series of melodic keyboard sections, wooden blocks, and cleaver bass twists leave a lasting imprint on the audible senses. We are also gifted with one of the strongest tracks on the record "Say My Name" featuring singer Zyra which got brough to life with a very impressive music video paying an ode to the movie Mullholland Drive. This brings me to ODESZA's use of amazing vocalists on this album; each track boasting an emerging singer / songstress had me consistently wondering how did they collect such a strong cast of vocal talent? The remainder of the release continues to enchant listeners leading all the way up to the albums very first single "Sun Models", which has become my personal anthem of the summer due to its top notch production that oozes in feel good vibes from start to finish. 

ODESZA have perfected the art of creating superior musical compositions, with In Return being everything I had anticipated since we first heard the news of the duo producing an album. We are already seeing the start of what we can expect to be a long string of remixes from the project, and rightfully so. Listen to the full stream of the album below and pick up your copy through iTunes. Enjoy!

ODESZA – In Return Album Stream | iTunes

Knife Party Changes Pace On New Leaked Single “Begin Again”

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A new song by Aussie duo Knife Party "Begin Again" has just surfaced being uploaded by an unknown Soundcloud account. We got a taste of their upcoming EP a few weeks back with the song "Resistance" which was a bass heavy electro festival banger following in the style we have grown to expect from Knife Party.

Well today after listening to "Begin Again" we hear a completely new side of Knife Party, bringing in some influences of their other project Pendelum as far as more focused on melodies then the drop, which this song doesn't really have. We also hear Rob Swire of Knife Party / Pendelum lay down some of his own vocals, which makes us remember when he did the same thing for deadmau5's iconic "Ghosts N Stuff". 

Listen below to the preview and we will keep you posted on details as they roll in. What are your thoughts on the change of pace from Knife Party? Enjoy.

Knife Party – Begin Again

deadmau5 Drives Around Random Fans For Uber For A Night [VIDEO]

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deadmau5 is a Toronto native and has been known outside of his music for his popular "Coffee Run" video series where he takes guests in his car like Skrillex and Dillon Francis, Zedd or Pharrell. Well he brought this idea to the streets as he was an Uber driver for the evening in the downtown Toronto area. Here are his tweets announcing it and look below for the video recap of him actually picking up passengers that were lucky enough that evening. Who knows if he might do it again.

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Big Sean Just Released Brand New EP Including Production From Kanye West & More

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Big Sean just signed with Roc Nation management (Jay Z's company) last night and today kicks off the announcement with a brand new 4 song EP.

The 4 songs include a a standout track "I Don't Fuck With You" featuring E-40 produced by Kanye West, DJ Mustard and DJ Dahi which sounds like an instant hit. The other tracks include "4th Quarter" produced by Key Wane, "Paradise" produced by MikeWillMadeIt, and "Jit / Juke" produced by Nate Fox / The Internz / L&F. Sean offers some solid verses throughout the 4 tracks and gets extremely excited on what we can expect from his third studio album that he is currently working on. Listen below and enjoy!

Win An All Expense Paid Trip To TomorrowWorld For 2 + Belgian Feast

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TomorrowWorld, the American expansion of the world famous TomorrowLand music festival is set to take place for it's second year right outside of Atlanta in Chattahoochee Hills over the September 27th-29th weekend with tickets set to sell out any day. As countless fans across the globe prepare for an epic weekend with a stacked lineup including Bassnectar, David Guetta, Diplo, Kaskade, Skrillex, Steve Aoki, Tiesto, Zedd and many more, incredible atmosphere and unbeatable crowd, those who don't have plans are starting to have intense levels of regret. Well we have the opportunity of a lifetime for one lucky winner and friend. 

We have partnered up with the fine promoters of the festival ID&T to send one lucky winner and a friend to TomorrowWorld with a VIP experience they will never forget. On top of getting a travel budget to help get out to the festival, they will also receive 2 VIP 3-day weekend passes to TomorrowWorld, a deluxe VIP pre-constructed sleeping arrangement in Dreamville camping, some exclusive merch from This Song Is Sick and TomorrowWorld, and a very special Belgian feast with The Chainsmokers on the Saturday morning of the festival which includes some 5 star Belgian waffles and Belgian beer. 

Grand Prize Includes: 

  • Full Madness Comfort (VIP) + DreamVille Easy Tent (2p): ($2,204.00 Value)
  • Travel Budget for Flights / Car ($500 Value)
  • This Song Is Sick & TomorrowWorld Exclusive Merch Bag ($100+ Value)
  • Belgian Feast With The Chainsmokers (Priceless)

Winner will be contacted by email or Facebook at 6 pm mst Sep 22nd, 2014.

How do you enter? 

Entry Step #1: Simple, enter through the widget  below via E-mail, Facebook, Twitter, etc. with each step helping you. 

Bonus Entry Step #2: Increase your entries (5 entries) by posting the best pictures of TomorrowWorld or TomorrowLand on Instagram (Doesn't have to be your own) 

•You must follow @TomorrowWorld and @ThisSongIsSick on Instagram

•You must tag the photo with #TakeMeToTomorrowWorld

 

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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 have grown a lot since, but the original goal has stayed the same, making it easier for you to discover sick new music you have 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 Thissongissick, we work with musicians and record labels from all over the world to showcase a variety of freshest electronic, hip-hop, indie, and other fresh genres to a worldwide following that now reaches millions of music lovers over 110+ countries, every single month. Make yourself at home, enjoy countless amazing musicians from a variety of genres and let the sick sounds fill your ears. Enjoy!

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