The Songs From Scratch Series has become an incredible outlet for diverse artists to team up when they normally wouldn't. Some of the series' best results have come from Tory Lanez & Snakehips, Mr. Carmack & Kehlani, as well as Fetty Wap & Bauuer. Once again the series surprises with an unexpected pairing of Ty Dolla $ign and HWLS (Ta-Ku's side project).
Their team effort called "Plays" has Ty Dolla singing soulfully, while HWLS lays down a dreamy beat that Ty meshes perfectly into. The song then takes a turn as Ty's vocals get distorted and HWLS takes the reigns. Overall, the two's synergy is immediately apparent as the electronic creation fitted with Ty's distinct vocals culminate into a unique sound unlike anything we'd ever anticipate.
Surprisingly, Ty Dolla $ign actually first expressed his respect for Australian beat-maker Ta-Ku way back in 2014. Then later Ty decided to do something about his admiration by, according to Ta-Ku himself, "sliding into his DMs." It sounds like the two have hit it off so who knows, maybe we'll hear more from them again soon! For now, enjoy "Plays."
HWLS x Ty Dolla $ign – Plays
Since The Chainsmokers went viral for their hilarious track "Selfie" in early 2014, the duo cannot be stopped. Our premiere of "Roses" quickly became one of the best songs of the entire year. While just two weeks ago they announced they'll be headlining at Red Rocks Amphiteater this summer. Today they keep the momentum going with a brand new song called "Don't Let Me Down" featuring Daya.
As The Chainsmokers create a chilled-out sound consisting of minimal guitar and drum kicks, Daya struts her stuff professing her frustration claiming "I need a miracle." The track then kicks into high gear as the song transitions to the chorus. Bringing in trumpets and wonky synth work, the melancholy song still manages to have us dancing. We can't wait to hear more from The Chainsmokers as they're sound has truly blossomed into something special. Stay tuned and enjoy.
The Chainsmokers – Don't Let Me Down (ft. Daya) | iTunes
Wiz khalifa has had a wild start to 2016 so far to say the least, but now that the twitter beefs and drama are over the taylor gang front man is back doing what he does best.
After a career year for Wiz including a global smash hit with "See You Again," a handful of underground gems, and the third instalment of his cabin fever mixtape series, Wiz has dropped his sixth studio album, simply titled KHALIFA.
Led by his Travi$ Scott feature “Bake Sale,” the album has an impressive list of collaborators including Rico Love, Juicy J, Chevy Woods, Ty$ and more—with production creditis going to heavy hitters like Metro Boomin, Boi-1da, Hit-Boy, 808 Mafia, Lex Luger, and even ironically Kanye West. The album is an overall classic project from Wiz Khalifa and is sure to get you in the mood for a bake sale of your own. Check the album out below. Enjoy!
Khalifa | iTunes
England native, Los Angeles transplant Mat Zo has been a familiar name on the site for quite some time now. He earned a spot on Porter Robinson's "Worlds Remixed" remix package and was featured for his flip of The Knocks' "Collect My Love" before that. Just yesterday though he announced the March 25th release date for his forthcoming album Self Assemble, which he has boldly decided to release through his own label Mad Zoo rather than his former purveyors Anjuna Beats and Astralwerks. Today he takes large strides towards independence with the first official cut off of the project called "Soul Food."
Aside from the standard house kick drum and clap serving as the backbone of the track, Mat Zo ensures "Soul Food" further establishes his ability to create innovative, disco influenced songs like noneother. As disco and new soul elements course through the songs pulsating veins, the British producer has yet again created an authentic house / disco sound that at no point feels half-hearted. And just as you think the song is coming to a close (around the 3:30 mark) Mat Zo revives the track with a tense build up and a head banging drop, worthy of countless replays. Listen below and enjoy the free download!
Mat Zo – Soul Food (Club Mix) | Free Download
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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