Electro-funk soul brother GRiZ recently released his first new original song since his Rebel Era album, after working over a year on his newest full album. The first track "A Fine Way to Die" gave us a sample of what's to come. Today we get the new album's title, Say It Loud with a March release, as a free download through his newly reformed All Good Records.
We also get the second song from the album, "Stop Trippin'", featuring guest vocals from iDA HAWK showing another glimpse of what this album has in store. With no samples, and all original recorded funk and soul instruments and vocals, GRiZ takes his sound into new territory paving the way for iDA HAWK's vocals to shine strong. This might be one of my favorite songs I've ever heard from GRiZ as he blends the live and organic elements with his signature gritty electronic edge like never before… and not to mention those unreal sax fueled drops. This song is stream only until the free release of the Say It Loud album.
To make this release even more massive, GRiZ has also just announced his first run of shows for 2015 with a fitting Say It Loud World Tour that will be hitting all over the US in coming months. Check out "Stop Trippin'" and see dates for the upcoming tour below.
GRiZ – Stop Trippin' (with iDA HAWK)
Over the past few years Kaytranada has made waves building up a loyal underground following, and looks like 2015 will be the year when Kaytra enters a new chapter. He has his debut album set to release through respected XL Recordings and today we hear one of the most exciting songs from the record. Kaytanada hops back in the studio with Chicago's Vic Mensa to deliver a follow up collaboration to their previous loosely released song "Wimme Nah". The new track "Drive Me Crazy" has a spacey, ambient percussion-focused instrumental which acts as the perfect canvas for Vic to deliver some effortlessly clean verses. You can now pick this up as a single on iTunes. Enjoy!
Kaytranada – Drive Me Crazy (Ft. Vic Mensa) | iTunes
Holy Ship! is an electronic festival cruise that set sail on it's inuaguaral cruise 4 years ago. The unique experience helped put HARD on the map as one of the premiere electronic promoters in the world. The success of the first 3 voyages led to 2 seperate cruises set for 2015; the first took place earlier this month, and the second is set to sail at the end of February. Gary Richards aka Destructo has announced that he was taking the Holy Ship spirit across the states by announcing a Ship2Ship Tour featuring himself and friends Anna Lunoe, Motez, and T Williams on every stop. The tour just kicked off and to celebrate it, all 4 of these incredible artists have provided B2B sets for one epic 90 minute "Ship2Ship mix". Each artist offers their own signature style of house music all coming together for a seamless mix that will have you moving.
Check out the dates below:
Wed 1/28 Calgary, AB – Commonwealth
Thu 1/29 Denver, CO – Beta Nightclub
Fri 1/30 Seattle, WA – Foundation Nighclub
Sat 1/31 Portland, OR – Whiskey Bar
Wed 2/4 Phoenix, AZ – Monarch Theatre*
Thu 2/5 San Francisco, CA – Audio*
Fri 2/6 Chicago, IL – The Mid*
Sat 2/7 Los Angeles, CA – Sound
Wed 2/18/ Miami, FL – HOLY SHIP!
*Indicates no Motez
Fool’s Gold’s Oliver is a duo you need to be watching out for in 2015; and today we have another example that proves just that. This duo comprised of California’s Oligee and Vancouver based U-Tern released an incredibly fresh Mechanical EP last year, and have been responsible for some of the funkiest disco inspired tunes we have ever heard. Now this duo has come back with an extremely pleasant remix of "You’re On”, the lead single off Madeon’s debut album releasing in March. This talented duo left Kyan’s vocals intact while recreating the song including a smooth baseline along with upbeat disco style synths and even a sexy saxophone lick to round out this funky remix. Enjoy!
Madeon – You're On
Last year, Cashmere Cat provided his signature touch of cool helping produce “Party Girls” by Ludacris featuring Jeremih and Wiz. The track was a crossover smash and has just been crying to get a proper remix, and today Mr. Carmack and GANZ have done exactly that.
Mr. Carmack and GANZ joined forces to deliver an extremely impressive rendition to the track full of chops, new synths and added drums for a gritty high energy ride. Enjoy!
Cashmere Cat - Party Girls (GANZ & CARMACK REMIX) | Stream Only
Milwaukee based producer Haywyre saw quite an exciting 2014 thanks to his unique blend of glitch-hop, future bass, and trap styles. He managed to release his debut album Two Fold Pt. 1 including singles "Time" and "The Schism" as well as a a viral reinterpretation of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal". Following up his releases he supported Gramatik on his "Leave Your Mark Tour" and Mat Zo on his "Mad Zoo Tour". The rising producer kicks off 2015 with his first headlining North American Tour with full tour dates below.
We now get the young gun's latest piece of new music with a live performance of an upcoming new single "Insight". The live video showcase how much raw musical talent the producer possess. Stream the song below and you can now pick up on Beatport thanks to Monstercat. Enjoy!
Haywyre – Insight | Beatport
You can purchase tickets for the Two Fold Tour here.
The Canadian bass powerhouse Zeds Dead have welcomed the cold weather with a brand new "Dead Of Winter" Mix. Running 60 minutes in length and leaving no genre untouched, the mix features some of the most infectious and upbeat house melodies with artists ranging from Esta to Justin Martin as well as some heavy bass bombs like SNAILS' "Stomp". The duo manages to keep things diverse, and very musical, from start to finish. Sit back and enjoy this new mix and grab a free download. Enjoy!
Zeds Dead - Dead of Winter Mix | Free Download
When experimental low-end aficionado Bassnectar throws his production weight into a remix, the outcome can spark a wave of activity in and outside of dance music’s maturing community. The talented visionary has an unique knack for drawing connections to past genre’s while breaking ground across the bass spectrum, and this remix is no exception. Bassnectar casts an inventive spell over Dubstep pioneer Joker's track "Midnight" by placing dreamy guitar riffs, frenzied kick and snare elements, and deep scoops of melodic bass into the original.
This saw a release in Europe a few months ago along with a Rustie remix but we are happy see it finally be released in the US. You can now pick up on iTunes and stream the full song below. Enjoy!
Joker – Midnight (Bassnectar Remix) | iTunes
Skrillex has been known to work with some massive collaborators over the years like A$AP Rocky, Fatman Scoop, Chance the Rapper among many many others, but his latest is sure to surprise everyone. Over the past year Skrillex has been playing the 80's band Toto's iconic hit "Africa" during his sets, Inspired by his Australian friends What So Not. The track added a flashback to a timeless classic and a nice change of pace during both artists' high energy sets.
Well now it has been revealed that these hugely accredited producers are working with the LA based 6 piece band, over 30 years since the original hit was made. This should lead to some very interesting things given the polar opposite differences in their musical styles. We are looking forward to seeing what they both cooked up. Here's Toto's facebook status and more in depth thoughts about working with the producers below.
Here is what Toto had to say about Skrillex being such a nice guy to work with and how working with What So Not was a meeting of 2 generations.
"It is VERY melodic and Joe and I sang and the band is very cool and Skrillex is a very nice guy and very creative as are the team "What So Not' It was a 'love fest' right away and we created something from a germ of an idea they had and it was a meeting of 2 generations.. NEVER would have thought it worked.. they called US and we went and ended up writing and recording a VERY cool piece. It will be interesting to see what they do with this. I love a new fresh challenge. We all walked away happy on both sides. Great experiment that worked. Dont worry.. Toto is NOT going dubstep haha It was fun session and we made some new friends."
Respected Tech / Acid House producer and DJ Tiga made waves last year with the release of his single "Bugatti", and today we have a new dark spin to the track. Boys Noize step up to the plate delivering a heavy, extra gritty flip to the song, full of pulsating kicks and perfect vocal distortion. Listen below and pick up the remix EP on January 27th on iTunes thanks to Mad Decent. Enjoy!
Tiga – Bugatti (Boys Noize Remix)
Toronto's latest rising export, the impressive producer, singer and DJ Shaun Frank has been transitioning from a remix artist busting out viral remixes of tracks like Coldplay's "Magic" to busting out his recent original collaboration "This Could Be Love" with Borgeous. Well today he continues the steam by releasing a new original single as a free download to his newly found growing fanbase. "Jonezin'" is an upbeat, funky Future House heater that samples Eddie Kendricks (The Temptations) 70's funk hit "Keep On Truckin". Already being played out by acts like Oliver Heldens are indicators of the track's success. Listen to the premiere below and grab an exclusive free download. Enjoy!
Shaun Frank – Jonezin | Free Download
TSIS favorite, Logic is set to embark on the near 50 date Monster Energy Outbreak Tour supporting his debut full-length studio album Under Pressure released in October of last year. Considering his debut record has been respected as one of the top rap albums of 2014, we can expect these to be some of his most high energy shows to date.
The massive tour is Logic's first solo-headlining world tour. With stops in almost every major US city and then heading to parts of Europe to close it out, this massive tour will span over two months kicking off January 27th. And for the U.S. TSIS Logic fans, we have something special cooked up. We've teamed up with the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour to give away a pair of tickets and a personal meet & greet with Logic, for every stop of the US leg of the tour. That's right, all 38 shows will have at least one winner picked, all you have to do is enter through the social widget below, don't forget to give us your location. Make sure to follow, like, and share the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour to increase your chances and find out about more giveaways! We'll be reaching out via email before each date so keep an eye on your inbox.
If you don't want to test your luck and just buy tickets, you can pick up some of the remaining tickets here!
- 2 Tickets to show nearest you
- Pre-Show Meet & Greet w/ Logic
How do you enter? Easy, through the widget below via, E-mail, location, Facebook, Twitter, etc. the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour with each step increasing your chances of winning.
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