Tastemaker king, Diplo is afraid of no genre and continues to add to his long list of collaborators by working with Rostam of Vampire Weekend and Grizzly Bear's Edward Droste on a song that manages to blend styles like only Diplo can. The production from sets the tone with some clean drums and a catchy melody that will stick in your head. It is the perfect canvas for both Edward and Rostam to deliver their verses. This song is quite a surprise, stream below and grab a free download thanks to Diplo. Enjoy!
Diplo, Edward Droste, Rostam – LONG WAY HOME | Free Download
Skrillex continues his seemingly endless stream of new music in 2014 with news of another remix EP taken from his debut album earlier this year. Today we get the official remix to "Dirty Vibe", the song co-produced by Diplo and also featuring G-Dragon from Big Bang and CL from 2NE1. Today's remix is from the exciting French producer Habstrakt who's seen his fair share of love on TSIS with tracks like "Datbooty" and "Listen". He has flipped Skrillex and Diplo's rave anthem giving it a proper UK Garage remix, with modern Future House elements all delivered in Habstrakt's gritty bass styling. Listen to the premiere below and you can pick up the full EP when it releases on Dec 15th on OWSLA. Enjoy!
Skrillex – Dirty Vibe (Habstrakt Remix) | Stream Only
Cazzette's massive single from earlier this year "Sleepless" has seen its fair share of remixes throughout the year including standouts from Oliver Nelson and Prince Fox. Well when you thought the song couldn't have been flipped in any other way, remix kings Hotel Garuda and Thero have stepped up to the plate and delivered one of the best yet. They venture to the tropical side with this extra sunny remix. Listen to the premiere below and enjoy an exclusive free download.
For all of our NYC readers: Hotel Garuda have just announced they will be playing a special New Years Eve show at Slake nightclub supporting Duke Dumont! You can purchase tickets here.
Cazzette – Sleepless (Hotel Garuda & Thero Remix) | Free Download
GRiZ… now where is there to start with him? A TSIS favorite artist we have been supporting through his early remixes and both full length free albums is back with some exciting news we have been waiting for.
GRiZ has been hard at work over the last few months taking the first break in his career from live shows to focus on his best original music to date. He has been working with various groups of talented musicians from all over the country, playing, jamming, and recording with them. We will have more official details surrounding this exciting new project in the next few weeks, including the album's title, release date, and more surrounding the unique creation process… but today, we get a taste of the new project.
The first song from the album is "A Fine Way To Die" which is a revamped approach to the funky soul filled signature style we've grown to love from GRiZ. The live funk influence is fused with the gritty electronic bass sounds which come to life like never before thanks to the addition of some original vocals from newcomer Orlando Napier who completes the track. Stream the track below and grab a free download thanks to GRiZ.
GRiZ – A Fine Way To Die | Free Download
Also while Grant was taking a break from live shows for the first time in his career, he managed to plan a very special show to close out the year. "Grizmas" couldn't be any closer getting ready to takeover the legendary Masonic Temple in his home city of Detroit. The show is happening on December 21st and features support from ODESZA, Will Sessions and Gosh Pith. We have word there are a very limited amount of tickets left for this show, so don't wait and be forced to help scalpers. Buy tickets here.
One of the most hyped first performances between Skrillex and Diplo as their new project Jack U was closing out Hard Summer with a headlining set in their home city of LA. We were lucky enough to be there for the set during and as expected, they certainly impressed. The group debuted an onslaught of new material including bootlegs, originals, and remixes. One of the most standout moments of the set was a bootleg mashup of Skrillex's infamous take on "Cinema" and Andy C's remix of Major Lazer's "Get Free". The track was recently featured in the Jack U's 2 hour BBC mix and was given out as a limited free download through the OWSLA store. We now have our hands on that free download for all of you to enjoy!
Jack U – Get Free/Cinema VIP | Free Download
Joey Bada$$ continues to tease more new music from his upcoming debut studio album with one of his most raw tracks to date. Hip-hop producer legend Statik Selektah set the tone for "No. 99" with an instrumental fueled around some gritty live bass guitar and drums. Joey comes in and spits straight fire fueled verses from start to finish through the entire near 3 minute song. This following up Joey's remix of Freddie Gibbs' "Knicks" and "Get Paid" leaves us with high expectations for the upcoming album out January 20th. Enjoy!
Joey Bada$$ – No. 99 | Stream Only
French wonder kid Madeon is keeping the world at his fingertips building hype around his debut album. Today we get the latest single “You’re On” and it is a step in quite a new direction. "Imperium", the first debuted single from album, struck a noticeably darker tone than we hear today. The song has a more melodic deeper influence and is set off thanks to the featured vocals from UK singer Kyan.
We also got news via a tweet confirming the album will be released in 2015 and will be called 'Adventure'. Stay tuned as we'll continue to have the latest on 'Adventure' and all things Madeon.
Madeon – You're On (ft. Kyan) | iTunes
Australian record label Future Classic is hands down one of the most interesting and unique outfits in all of dance music. The independent label is set to deliver a compilation of their best releases into a new record aptly named Teen Idols. Nu-Disco artist Touch Sensitive has taken the opportunity to create a new imaginative original that features a catchy chopped up Doo Wop sample with future house aesthetics sprinkled in all the right places. Go on an adventure by streaming the track below and pick up the "Teen Idols" compilation on December 19th!
Touch Sensitive – Teen Idols
A few months back we premiered the debut single, "Maybe", from the new collaborative project Carmada the team of budding Australian producers LDRU and Yahtzel. Today we get the entire Realise EP featuring three brand new songs released through Skrillex's OWSLA label.
Skrillex was down under recently and premiered the whole EP via Nina Las Vegas' Triple J Mix Up Exclusives take-over along with Diplo, RL Grime and What So Not. Listen to the radio show stream below.
Carmada have been carving a lane in the chilled out side of production. They regularly step outside of what you would expect from them and prove to keep pushing the boundaries of the Australian sound with a harder twist. In the title track "Realise", the vocals from New Zealand based Noah Slee make the track stand out along with a subtle melody and funky drop. "Carmalude" showcases the more Australian feel we are used to with a touch of saxophone that really gives the track diversity. "On Fire" puts off a bouncy Flume-ish feel with vocals from Melbourne based RnB singer Maribelle that really take it to the next level.
You can now stream the EP in full and purchase on iTunes thanks to OWSLA. Enjoy!
Carmada – Realise EP | iTunes
We can’t say enough how big of fans we are of ODESZA and how exciting it has been to watch the duo breakout this year largely thanks to their unreal debut album In Return.
We partnered up with the duo and Wavo to run a remix contest for one of the hottest tracks on the release “Say My Name” featuring vocals from Zyra. We were so impressed, this had some of the strongest remix submissions we’ve ever heard from any contest.
The grand prize winner's track will officially be released on Counter x NinjaTune records, and uploaded to our Soundcloud, on top of a sweet prize package of gear and merch. The first place winner is The Geek X Vrv, with second place going to Luke Shay, and third place to AutoLaser who's remixes will also be uploaded to our Soundcloud.
3 winners were supposed to be chosen, but since there were so many fantastic remixes, ODESZA chose 5 remixes as honorable mentions as well, including Basic Tape, Dapa Deep, StéLouse, cln, and Dub Scout.
We really want to thank everyone that participated in this contest, we had some of our best submissions yet. Congrats to all the winners. We are excited for some upcoming remix contests we are planning for 2015, stay tuned!
Grand Prize Winner: ODESZA – Say My Name (The Geek X Vrv Remix) | Free Download
2nd Place: ODESZA – Say My Name (Luke Shay Remix) | Free Download
3rd Place: ODESZA – Say My Name (AutoLaser Remix) | Free Download
Honorable Mention: ODESZA – Say My Name (Basic Tape Remix) | Free Download
Honorable Mention: ODESZA – Say My Name (Dapa Deep Remix)
Honorable Mention: ODESZA – Say My Name (StéLouse Remix) | Free Download
Honorable Mention: ODESZA – Say My Name (cln Remix) | Free Download
Honorable Mention: ODESZA – Say My Name (Dub Scout Remix) | Free Download
2014 has been a year full of releases for Dutch duo Vicetone and show no signs of slowing down with a brand new single to round out the year. "What I've Waited For" starts out with a loud thumping bass guitar line that sets the tone with a fresh organic edge. Full of anthem builds and infectious melodies this is a breath of fresh air in the often stale progressive house world. Listen to the exclusive premiere of the song below and you can pick up your copy on December 8th when it's releases on Monstercat. Enjoy!
Vicetone – What I've Waited For | Stream Only
Years before Diplo was a global household name, he played more intimate venues and parties. Solid Steel club night, hosted by forward thinking record label, Ninja Tune was one of those parties. To celebrate the re-issue of his 10-year-old début album, F10RIDA, Diplo has provided a very special mix exclusively for Solid Steel. The cuts range from Cyril Hahn, 2 Chainz, Kaytranada, J Dilla, Radiohead, Ta-ku and more, with the composition seamlessly strung together in perfect fashion. Stream this new 62 minute mix below and like always… Enjoy!
Diplo – Solid Steel Radio Show Part 1 + 2 | Free Download
2014 feels like the year of unexpected collaborations and that continues with hints of a potentially huge match up. Rapper and TSIS favorite Logic just posted a photo with young superstar producer Zedd in the studio with the caption “Worked on something crazy last night in the studio with Zedd.”
Logic is hot off the release of his debut album Under Pressure which smashed expectations as far as numbers go and translates the rappers unbelievable buzz into one of the most powerful forces in hip-hop to watch. Aside from enlisting Louis Futon for a remix of his song “Break It Down”, the rapper has never once ventured into the electronic space, staying pretty traditional and true to his signature style. Zedd, on the flip side, has never worked with a rapper before, not even with a remix.
We feel the lack of experience in each other's genres will lead to some amazing chemistry as both artists dive into something new at the same time, leaving us with something potentially groundbreaking.
Will they go more in the traditional progressive house styled side of Zedd or venture into something new like Vic Mensa's genre blending single “Down On My Luck”. What do you think?
From the looks of the picture, they look excited, which has us all very excited for what’s to come.
This is the first time we are featuring rap collective OverDoz, who have been making noise out of Los Angeles over the past couple of years and are gearing up to release their debut album 2008. Today we have possibly one of the hottest tracks from the project, “7,000 Girls” with both Childish Gambino and King Chip featured on the track. The beat, produced by Patrick Paige II of The Internet, is a warm soulful base for all rappers to provide some impressive verses. The light-hearted chorus gets into the title about hooking up with “7,000 Girls” on the road. No date on release or download yet, for now, enjoy the stream!
OverDoz. - 7,000 Girls ft. Childish Gambino & King Chip
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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