Eric Clapton‘s classic rock anthem “Cocaine” is brought back to life in the form of a progressive house festival anthem. Gazzo, responsible for the Snow Patrol “Chasing Cars” and Rudimental “Free” remixes dared to alter such an iconic song, and ends up pulling it off quite well. The notable lyrics are delivered over progressive builds and an energetic drop that is sure to send crowds into frenzy. Stream and download the exclusive premiere below, enjoy!
Eric Clapton – Cocaine (Gazzo Remix) | Free Download | Alternate Download
Original funk lordz Chromeo are preparing to have quite the 2014 as they put the finishing touches on their anticipated 4th studio album White Women. The Canadian duo has teased us with two singles off the album thus far and are back with another as “Come Alive” features the signature Soul / Funk elements we have come to love with a set a vocals from Toro Y Moi. Chromeo has also revealed a spring tour that will see them hit the road with Tokimonsta and Oliver on 24 date tours spanning North America and Europe (dates below the jump). Stream the track below and be on the look out for the release date of White Women coming soon. Enjoy
Chromeo “Come Alive” Feat Toro y Moi | Stream Only
2013 proved to be a huge year in hip-hop with many artists stepping up and creating well established names for themselves throughout the year. We spent countless hours narrowing down the fine class of individuals by weighing out various aspects from label signings, music releases, live shows, media appearances and ability to create their own unique fanbase. Here is ThisSongIsSick.com Top 10 Breakout Rappers of 2013.
-Chance The Rapper
Breakout rapper of the year goes to Chicago’s newest star Chance the Rapper hands down. Having started his 2013 takeover by dropping the highly acclaimed Acid Rap mixtape which featured Childish Gambino, Ab-Soul among others which racked up hundreds of thousands of downloads upon its release. The momentum escalated by a string of collaborations and features including: popular UK singer James Blake on “Life Round Here”, pop star Justin Bieber “Confident”, as well as featured on Lil Wayne’s Dedication 5 Mixtape “You Song”. The hype was solidified with live performances across the US and Europe including a massive overpacked performance in his home city of Chicago at Lollapalooza. He then ventured out on a Sold Out headlining ‘Social Experiment Tour’ across the US. He even managed to slip his way in a televised Myspace commercial. We can expect huge things from Chance in 2014 as we have his debut album to anxiously look forward to. Twitter | Facebook
Breakout D.C. rapper Logic has been hot on our radar for years now starting the year off with a TSIS sponsored Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever mixtape and then announcing the signing with the iconic Def Jam Records. He has let the news out that he has Hit-Boy and No-Id amongst producers to provide production for his upcoming debut album which is sure to make quite the statement. He has had multiple sold out headlining tours building his strong group of fans called the “Rattpack” which really shows that his buzz expands far past the internet. We expect even bigger things to follow with his debut album release next year, watch out. Twitter | Facebook
The extremely young New Yorker Joey Bada$$ (just recently turning 18) has been on a mission to bring back the true “real hip-hop” of New York from the 90’s with his Pro Era crew and has been succeeding well. Joey kicked 2013 off with his collaboration alongside living icon DJ Premiere “Unorthodox” that was unarguably one of the best hip-hop tracks of the year. This was only the first track off his soon to be released Summer Knights EP which turned into one of the best mixtapes of the year. Due to the success of the mixtape select tracks, new ones were released under the same name as Summer Knights EP giving his fans a further taste to hold on to before his debut major label album. Him and his Pro Era crew are apart of a thriving pack of fresh hip-hop collectives in new york with The Underachievers and Flatbush Zombies who all managed to go out on a small nationwide run known as The Beast Coast Tour. Achieving all this and being barely 18 years old shows some insane potential for him to come in 2014 where he has already revealed his debut album is set for an early 2014 release titled B4.Da.$$. Twitter | Facebook
One of hip-hop’s most interesting new faces is the unforgettable voice and charisma of Detroit rapper Danny Brown who broke numerous headlines in 2013. He managed to release his third album “Old” through A-Trak’s primarily electronic music driven Fools Gold Record Label, finding success as the album made its way to #16 on the Billboard 200. The genre defying LP is packed with collaborations from the likes of A$AP Rocky, Purity Ring, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Freddie Gibbs, Charlie XCX, A-Trak and Rustie. Danny Brown showed real steel by proving he’s not afraid to step out of any boundaries of music and releasing an official remix of indie band Portual. the Man. Continous new music and a track record for energetic onstage presence landed him on stages such as Coachella, Electric Forest, North Coast Music Festival and saw him pair up with trap and bass producer / DJ Baauer on a collaborative sold out “Worst Of Both Worlds” tour. With all this hype, Danny captured a national TV appearance alongside Russell Brand on Kathy Griffin’s Bravo TV Show among many others. Danny has continued to develop off the beaten trail into a new brand of rapping that makes Danny such a hot commodity. We can expect only the largest of things from Danny Brown in 2014 and should expect to see him touring heavily as well as new music. Twitter | Facebook
One of Queens, New York’s finest Action Bronson has put in work for years and finally received his rightful amount of shine by taking his career to new levels in 2013. He kicked the year off right by being featured on A$AP Rocky’s monster Long.Live.A$AP album with a verse on the infamous track “1Train” alongside Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown and Big K.R.I.T. Bronson finally received his title in XXL Magazine’s “2013 Freshman Class” which earned him further recognition globally, followed by a much talked about performance at Coachella Music Festival and a co-headlining tour with Bruiser Brigade’s Danny Brown on the 2 High 2 Die tour. The year really heated up after releasing his major label EP “SAAAB Stories” entirely produced by Harry Fraud and features verses by Raekwon and Wiz Khalifa. To keep the buzz brewing, he capped the year off with a very strong and distinctively off-beat themed mixtape “Blue Chips Pt. 2” produced fully by the talented Party Supplies boasting features from Mac Miller and Ab-Soul among others. 2014 for Action features a much anticipated debut major label album with features from legends Nas, Mobb Deep and Kool G Rap already confirmed. Twitter | Facebook
After signing with Rick Rock’s Maybach Music Group in 2012, Chicago native Rockie Fresh went under wraps for his biggest year yet. He kicked 2013 off hard with his first MMG release in the form of his much anticipated Electric Highway mixtape featuring Rick Ross, Curren$y, Nipsey Hussle and production from Lunice of TNGHT. Rockie supported the mixtape with a headlining Electric Highway tour bringing out Lunice among others. He was featured on the MMG Self Made Vol. 3 compilation on 6 different tracks. He managed to finish out the year with a free collaboration EP alongside Casey Veggies aptly titled “Fresh Veggies” produced by Lunice, Jahlil Beats and Hit-Boy. 2014 holds a brand new mixtape, which is set to be his final tape with already confirmed collaborations with indie singer Ed Sheeran and production from Lunice, Boi1da and others. This will provide the last push into his debut studio album from Maybach which is set to release in addition to the mixtape before the end of the year. Twitter | Facebook
Following Kendrick Lamar’s footsteps as the next member of the Black Hippy rap group to break out as a solo artist is Schoolboy Q who had quite a successful 2013. An unbelievable amount of hype surrounding his debut major label album Oxymoron that led to everybody not even getting the album with us now having to wait till next February. The album’s first single “Collared Greens” ft. TDE leader Kendrick Lamar was obsessively replayable, which became extremely successful both online and even gaining him radio play. Outside of his solo work he even managed to have an TV appearance on Jay Leno performing his song with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “White Walls”. From all of his buzz he earned the right to play all throughout the country supporting A$AP Rocky on his 40 date Long Live A$AP Tour. I have quite a feeling that Schoolboy’s new album Oxymoron is going to be in the same league as TDE mate Kendrick Lamar’ Good Kid, M.A.A.D City with already confirmed features from the entire Black Hippy cast including Kendrick, A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Pharrell and The Alchemist with many more to be added. Twitter | Facebook
Whether it’s his over the top physical appearance (from hair to clothing), unmistakable lyricism on tracks, unforgettable charisma on his TV appearances, sheer ability to captivate his social media audience, or maybe all of these things combined, it’s safe to say Riff Raff aka Jody Highroller has cemented himself as one of the most recognizable and talked about rappers around. Riff Raff was on his grind throughout 2013, producing an overwhelming amount of music video content which consistently showed off his playboy lifestyle while delivering abstract verses. His highly anticipated debut album Neon Icon being released on Mad Decent with feature collaborations with Drake, A$AP Rocky, Future, Snoop Dogg, and other notable hip-hop artists along with Riff Raff stating that he’s creating music video’s for each track on the album. Playing countless dates on Diplo’s Mad Decent Block Party, on top of selling out his own headline shows nationwide is only a taste of the success Riff Raff saw in 2013. The addition of Jody Husky to Riff Raff’s persona has increased his social media presence greatly as the chillest pup in the business keeps his master company along every step of the way. Becoming a regular host on MTV’s red carpet events and guest spots on various shows is only foreshadowing the crossover of Riff raff to the TV / Movie world. He ends the year keeping the world on it’s toes for his debut album Neon Icon set for a 2014 release. Twitter | Facebook
Following A$AP Rocky as the next break apart as a solo artist from the A$AP mob is A$AP Ferg, aka Mr. Trap Lord. He gained attention heading into 2013 with the success of his is song “Work” from the A$AP Mob mixtape, so it was fitting he brought ASAP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, and Trinidad James on for the official remix and what became the first single off his debut project Trap Lord. What started as a mixtape grew into the rappers debut album release due to how big of a project it had become and how many artists were involved. He brought out legends like Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, B-Real of Cypress Hill, Onyx and new stars including A$AP Rocky, Waka Flocka Flame, French Montana and Trinidad James. The song “Shabba” became the artists first radio single gaining huge airplay in the United States. The album overall lived up to the hype coming in at #9 overall on the Billboard album chart. Ferg acted on the hype by supporting Juicy J on his sold out Stay Trippy tour. BET actually named him “Rookie Of the Year”, although he was not there to accept the award as he did not think he was going to win, perfectly summing up how unexpectedly big Ferg managed to grow in one years span. His 2014 looks very promising with an expected headline tour, and new music in the works! Twitter | Facebook
While the group Odd Future was spreading virally thanks to members Tyler, The Creator and Frank Ocean, 19 year old member Earl Sweatshirt was locked away at a Juvenile facility in Samoa, although still managed to accumulate a notorious internet fame. 2013 was finally this young rappers time to truly shine as a solo artist with a much anticipated debut album “Doris” which he premiered material for while on stage with Flying Lotus and Mac Miller in the spring. He then released the expectedely offbeat visual for “WHOA” featuring Tyler, The Creator which grew to being his biggest video to date. The album also featured Frank Ocean and Mac Miller, RZA, Casey Veggies among others and was received commercially extremely well hitting the #5 spot on the Billboard Top 200 Overall and even securing the #1 Hip-Hop spot. He put the hype on the line bringing out fans across the US with his co-headlining tour with Tyler, The Creator with all sold out dates. With how promosing his album was and his ability to perform live, Tyler might have a running for top artist out of the OF crew. Twitter | Facebook
Rudimental – Free (Ft. Emeli Sandé) (Cash Cash x Gazzo Remix) : Incredible Indie / Electro House RemixPosted in Bangin by nick | Tags: Cash Cash, Electro House, Emeli Sandé, Gazzo, House, indie, progressive house, Remix, Rudimental
Cash Cash have teamed up with Gazzo for an unreal remix of UK band Rudimental “Free” featuring the smooth vocals of fellow British born Emeli Sandé’. They deliver the vocals untouched then sampling them in a unique fashion at the drop. It packs a fresh upbeat vibe you can listen to at any time of day. We have the full stream of the song below with release coming out soon through Big Beat. Enjoy.
Rudimental – Free (Ft. Emeli Sandé) (Cash Cash x Gazzo Remix) | Coming Soon!
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Not many electronic producers reach iconic status in and outside of the genre, but then again not many can duplicate a career such as The Crystal Method lasting a double decade. Scott Kirkland & Ken Jordan have established their legacy with countless radio charting tracks featured in movies, video games, TV along with the duo pioneering a unique sound that’s influenced hundreds of producers / DJs over the years. You simple cannot discredit what The Crystal Method has achieved having seen electronic music transform before their eyes from the 90′s till now. The duo ring in the new year with the upcoming release of their 5th studio album titled after their name. This album is what many expected Daft Punk to deliver in 2013 but, the American upbringing of The Crystal Method brings 8-bit effects clashing with garage house, glitch and edgy bass.
They’ve brought out an impressive list of featured artists on the album spanning from American singers LeAnn Rimes and Dia Frampton to electronic producers Le Castle Vania and Nick Thayer. You can steam the entire album below and preorder The Crystal Method now before it’s released January 14th. Enjoy
The Crystal Method - The Crystal Method | Preorder
Source: The Hype Machine
The rise of a true producer can be a rarity in an age where the pool of talent is over flooded, but NYC native Branchez has emerged as a favorite amongst our staff and fans. With a keen understanding of production detail and the ability to create some iconic remixes (check out his Rihanna “Stay” Bootleg & What So Not “High Are You” Remix), Branchez broke out amongst a very talent class in 2013. He ended his year with a mix being featured on Diplo & Friends showcasing why he is set to continue growing in 2014. Clever bass tracks meet a dash of R&B and trap heaters throughout the entire hour, making for one mix you won’t just listen to once. Stream the exclusive premier of the mix below and grab a free download on us! Enjoy
Branchez – Diplo and Friends 2013-12-22 | Free Download
Kanye West Feat. Mr. Hudson – Paranoid
Teedra Moses – Be Your Girl (Kaytranada Extended Edition)
Storm Queen – Look Right Through (MK Dub III)
Oliver – MYB (Tchami Remix)
Gucci Vump – Sha! Shtil!
Petey Clicks – U N Me
Louis La Roche – Kaboom
Ciara – Keep On Looking
Musoni – Shampoing Fortifiant
Branchez – Shake
Branchez – That Ish
Lindsay Lowend – Sass Mouth
London Future & Djemba Djemba Feat. Ifa Sayo – Look At Me Now
Young Thug – Stoner
What So Not – High You Are (Branchez Remix)
Mala – Changes (James Blake Harmonimix)
Arnold – Plus And Minus
MERCER – Supreme (D!RTY AUD!O Remix)
Vindata Feat. Xavi & Ebonique – Recognize
Mat Zo Feat. Chuck D – Pyramid Scheme (Branchez Remix)
Drippin x C.Z.- Unknown
Branchez – Casa
Falcons – Cell
Childish Gambino Feat. Chance The Rapper – The Worst Guys
Curtis Williams – Face It
Mr. Carmack & Arnold – Rock Bottom
Branchez – Back Room
Panama – Always (Wave Racer Remix)
Alicia Myers – I Want To Thank You
The weekend is here and we are getting the funk down to a new track from LA native Child In Disguise which marks his first time on TSIS. With very little known about the producer besides being a new face releasing on OWSLA’s Nest ranks, CID will surely be one to be keep an eye on with his original creation “Promiscuous” being his first release of 2014 off of his Funk Files Vol. 2 EP. CID combines elements of funk and glitch hop layered with the proper amount of bass for a refreshing combination. Stream the exclusive premiere below and grab a free download as well! Enjoy
Child In Disguise – Promiscuous | Free Download | Alternate Download
Vampire Weekend Team Up With Danny Brown On New “Step” Remix ft. Heems and Deposit : Must Hear Indie / Hip-HopPosted in Bangin, Chill by Bryan | Tags: Danny Brown, Free Download, Hip-Hop, indie, Remix, Step, Vampire Weekend
2014 is only a few days young, but we’ve already heard one of the wildest collaborations to come out thus far as indie-band Vampire Weekend release an extra fresh remix of their single “Step” with Fools Gold artist Danny Brown laying down a rare verse. The melodic guitar and beautiful array of the key synths go hand in hand with Danny’s freestyle, before Das Racist’s Heems and Despot chime in with their respective verses. This collaboration will have you hitting replay over the course of the year and we hope to see a live performance of this tune come to fruition soon.
Vampire Weekend Feat. Danny Brown, Heems, And Despot – Step (Remix)
Skrillex has jump started his 2014 by taking a trip down under to perform a string of shows in Australia while jumping in the studio with Flume and Emoh Instead of What So Not. The Grammy winning Producer / DJ made a pit stop at the infamous Triple J radio studio’s and shared juicy details on what he has in store for the music community, the first time he “lost his shit” seeing Daft Punk live, and hitting the studio with Flume and Emoh of What So Not (pictured above).
“I’ll be seeing Flume into the studio tomorrow, so maybe we’ll make something, who knows?…. I mean technically What So Not is the artist on the [Shore Thing] lineup, so maybe we can do some stuff with all of us”
By the sound of it, Skrillex is fully motivated to finish up music for his next big release which should be his debut album and it’s only a matter of time before we’re hit by another surprise attack of new music. Check out the interview below and watch Skrillex going b2b with What So Not live in Sydney, Australia! Enjoy
Skrillex – Triple J Interview
UPDATE: A$AP Rocky confirmed in the studio last night with Skrillex and What So Not.
Though many of us are still feeling the effects of celebrating the new year, this hasn’t kept legendary Hip-Hop producer Just Blaze from dropping one heavy Trap Anthem to start 2014 on the right foot. “1UP” has the hip-hop icon working wtih New York electro duo Mysto & Pizzo teaming up for some fierce bass blasts, snare drum snaps, and 8-bit samples from the most infamous video game ever created. You can stream the track below and grab free download. Happy New Year and Enjoy!
Just Blaze x Mysto & Pizzi - 1UP | Free Download
Toronto based DJ duo Dzeko & Torres made their first big splash on Thissongissick exactly a year ago with their 2012 In 10 Minutes compilation track featuring all the biggest EDM anthems blended together perfectly and now we have the premiere of the new 2013 edition. They have grown so much in this past year from playing festivals like Tomorrowland and getting tracks supported by everyone from Tiesto to Chuckie and more. Check out this amazing track and enjoy an exclusive free download. Enjoy!
Dzeko & Torres – 2013 In 10 Minutes | Download
Track-List after the Jump
A continuously growing number of friends and worldwide recognition in and outside of music and pop-culture saw tastemaker extrodainare Diplo at the forefront of everything throughout 2013. Rigorously traveling from country to county promoting his Major Lazer and solo performance while operating the Mad Decent record label is only a fraction of what Diplo accomplished in a pivotal year for electronic music. Since its inception, the weekly BBC 1 Xtra podcast sharing his namesake has connected millions through the power of music with the artists such as Avicii, Zeds Dead, Bro Safari, Cashmere Cat, Sleepy Tom and Tiësto featured this year alone. To end the year in true fashion, Diplo took over his own radio show to share a list of the best tracks either released or to be performed live in 2013. Never one be tied to a certain style, Diplo sets ranges from trap to deep house and everything in between without giving away all the gems within the set. Stream the mix below and please share your comments on what Diplo has put together. Enjoy
Diplo – Best Tracks Of 2013 Mix (Stream Only)
Full Tracklist after the jump.
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!