Around 4 years ago when Thissongissick.com was in its early stages, I stumbled across an equally new platform called SoundCloud and fell in love instantly with its simple user interface. The beauty that we found helped us build a visually balanced experience and allowed us to not be forced to embed the bulky YouTube player.
As a site who's sole purpose is to report on music releases from artists across the world, I entrusted this platform as the future of music sharing and started reaching out to artists for permission to host the songs we were featuring on our SoundCloud account.
All while our account grew, we continued to share music and foster a community that loved quality music as much as we did. This community is something that I am personally honored to have been a part of. As of today, that community has reached over 500,000 followers and has become one of the largest accounts active on SoundCloud (By Daily and Overall plays).
We are set to break half of a billion plays within the next two months and see an average of 2 million plays every 24 hours. Those numbers are seriously incomprehensible in my mind and I must say thank you to all who've enjoyed listening to and following the content we have posted over the last 4 and half years.
Now on to the unfortunate news. Recently, SoundCloud representatives reached out to us shedding light on outstanding DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) claims that we have since been attempting to clear up. These claims had accumulated in number over the last few years but; as a result of a fault in their system, had not been communicated to us.
As some of you may know, the SoundCloud platform is changing (for better or for worse we will soon see) and we have been issued an ultimatum: resolve all outstanding takedown orders that had been presented to us or have your account suspended. Thanks in part to some amazing help from friends, artists and labels that we support, we have been incredibly successful in resolving a majority of these takedowns. By providing verification to SoundCloud of our relationships with artists, PR agents, managers, labels and various rights holders, we have done our best to keep a channel you love up and sharing amazing music.
Unfortunately, it has not been enough to overcome the politics at play in our situation.
It is important to note that we have been working with some amazing people at SoundCloud and appreciate the extra help and support they have provided. Sadly, this support and commitment to maintaining SoundCloud's largest music account stops there. Bound to some tricky copyright technicalities – and as a result of increased pressure from legal teams protecting SoundCloud's liability – we have received notification that the account will be temporarily suspended. We will continue to work on this issue in hopes that we can restore our account to what it once was.
So have no fear. Our Soundcloud will be coming back! We are going to make sure its return will be bigger than ever and that is a promise from me to you.
In the mean time; to help out, you could share this post and also Subscribe to our YouTube channel where we will be uploading our upcoming premieres and featured content until our account gets brought back.
[TSIS PREMIERE] Break Science and Manic Focus Collaborate As Manic Science And Release First Song “You Gotta Move”Posted in Chill, Contests, Events, Premieres by Bryan | Tags: Break Science, Colorado, Contest, Electro Soul, Funk, Manic Focus, Manic Science
Legendary Brooklyn duo Break Science signed to Pretty Lights Music and breakout Minnesota to Chicago soul fueled producer Manic Focus signed to GRiZ's Liberated Music have hit the studio and have formed a brand new project aptly titled Manic Science and have their first collaborative work. The organic chemistry of Manic Science is present throughout their debut single "You Gotta Move"; the cascading layers of electro-soul elements and glitchy synths combine perfectly with Adam Deitch's live drum talents, leaving us with quite an epic track to say the least. It packs a certain soulful groove that you will find yourself getting lost in. This song is stream only for now, with a release coming soon. Also don't miss below as Break Science and Manic Focus are also playing a series of shows later this week! Enjoy
Manic Science – You Gotta Move
This release also comes with some exciting news regarding Break Science and Manic Focus are going on there national BRKTHRU Tour including playing a special run of Colorado back to back shows kicking off this Thursday at The Ogden Theatre in Denver (all tour dates below). To celebrate the occasion, we are offering one lucky winner 2 tickets to attend all three shows, a merch package from both Manic Focus and Break Science, and chance to meet both artists! All you have to do to win is enter via the widget below with each step increasing your chances. Good luck and enjoy!
Thu 18 Sep 2014 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO,
Fri 19 Sep 2014 Belly Up Aspen Aspen, CO,
Sat 20 Sep 2014 The Barkley Ballroom Frisco, CO,
GRAND PRIZE: (1 Winner Picked)
Grand Prize Includes:
(1) Break Science Merch Package (T-Shirt, Sticker Pack, Hat)
(1) Manic Focus Merch Package (T-Shirt, Hat)
(1) Meet & Greet with Break Science & Manic Focus
(1) Ticket package including (2) tickets to each of the 3 Colorado dates
Runner Up (2 winners)
(2) tickets to the show of their choice (of the 3 Colorado dates).
Winner will be contacted by 1 pm MST September 19th!
How do you enter? Easy, just enter through this widget below via E-mail, Facebook, Twitter, etc. with each step increasing your chances.
All tour dates after the jump.
Tomorrowland continues to cement itself as the premier global electronic festival setting the trend on incorporating the DisneyWorld experience to an electronic music festival. Well Tomorrowland had another incredible year in Belgium this summer bringing in a star studded lineup and passionate fans from across the globe. As crazy as it sounds, the aftermovies that TomorrowLand releases feel like short films and have been one of the largest tools used to showcase the unique setting and experience of the festival, all going insanely viral over the past few years.
Today we get the 2014 aftermovie for TomorrowLand and it is quite epic in it's full 32 minute glory fully taking you away to the magical land. It's a perfect blend of artists, fans and the atmosphere giving the viewers quite a powerful taste. Watch and get excited for the upcoming US expansion with TomorrowWorld. Limited tickets are still available to TomorrowWorld here!
Russian producer/DJ Arty has been on quite the global takeover which has been escalated thanks to his most recent crossover house anthem "Up All Night" which saw a massive remix from Slander and the first release on Insomniac Events new record label Insomniac Records. Today he is back with his latest production taking on OneRepublic's new single "I Lived" and gives it a festival ready progressive house makeover. Highlighting the vocals and working in some new infectious melodies helps to set this track off. Listen to the world premiere below for now and pick up your copy via iTunes Sep 23rd. Enjoy!
Arty – I Lived
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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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!