Dan Snaitch, aka Caribou, the Canadian indie / folk / electronic artist who turns out music for over 15 artist has delivered something no one has ever attempted to do. A 1,000 song playlist. And that is not an exaggeration; he has compiled 1000 songs from past and present, with no rules or guidlines, other than being a good song. Ranging from rap to classic rock to all varieties of indie and alternative rock, it will be impossible to be bored listening to this .
Here is his words about the playlist:
The last few years of my life have been incredible, thanks in large part to all of you – so I've been thinking of how to say thank you.
As you can imagine, music has been a central love of my life since I was a teenager and over the years I've been introduced to a lot that has stayed with me. I've collected the majority of that music here – and I thought sharing it with you seemed like one way I could say thanks.
I'm sure some things are under-represented or over-represented, but roughly speaking this is a musical history of my life. Of course a lot of this music has come to me through my friends – thank you to Koushik, Kieran, Jeremy, Gary, Brandon, Jason, Sam, Ketan, Ryan, Toby and many others…
Also, please share music with me that you think I would like but is not included here, in the hope this becomes a dialogue rather than a monologue.
I suggest you listen to this on shuffle as I made no attempt to sequence these tracks – I just entered them as I browsed along the shelves in my record collection. If you see dead links or duplicate songs please tweet me @caribouband.
I hope you find something to enjoy here. Thanks,
The YouTube embed below only will load 200 songs (come on Youtube), so click the link to listen to the entire 1000 tracks. He also insists that you shuffle them as he he didn't place the 1000 tracks in any specific order.
[TSIS PREMIERE] Exmag Release Must Hear Electro-Soul Remix of Rapper Maal A Goomba’s “Trunk In The Hood” [Free Download]Posted in Bangin, Chill, Premieres by nick | Tags: Electro Soul, Exmag, Free Download, Maal A Goomba, Premiere, Remix
One of the most creative acts in the game is Exmag and they have managed to keep pushing the boundaries on every single production and their latest is no different. Today we have the premiere of their newest remix, this time taking on the intriguing rapper Maal A Goomba. The song's lyrics "Bout To Bring The Lambo Back.. How About The Lamborghini" are equally ridiculous and fun, and set the tone for Exmag to completely reconstruct the instrumental leaving us with a fresh song that's impossible to throw a single genre label on it. Sit back and enjoy the premiere of this uniquely awesome new track and grab an exclusive free download. Enjoy!
Maal A Goomba – Trunk In The Hood (Exmag Remix) | Free Download
UK based duo Snakehips have successfully continued to harness a truly unique sound that defines their blend of styles with every single production. Recently we've seen the originals "After I Met You" and "Days" and even premiered the Sweater Beats remix of "Days", but today the have news of the next chapter in the Snakehips saga. The duo have an upcoming EP, Forever (Pt. II), which is set to release through their own label Hoffman West and will be available on March 9th.
Today we have a new track "Gone" featuring Odd Future homie Syd of The Internet who's voice couldn't have gone anymore more perfect with Snakehips sensual sound. The trap inspired drums, extra wavey synths, and extra dream-inducing elements all tie together with Syd's flawless vocals.
No info whatsoever on a release date or free download in classic Snakehips fashion, so replaying the track below will have to suffice. Enjoy!
Also Snakehips are jumping on a small run of UK shows, with all those dates listed below the player.
Snakehips – Gone (Ft. Syd)
Kygo moves out of his breakout 2014 year accompanied by his massive new debut original single "Firestone" and today breaks some more news to set the tone for the exciting 2015 ahead.
Today's lineup announcement for CounterPoint Music Festival taking place right outside of Atlanta revealed Kygo taking his first ever headline slot at a North American music festival alongside Zedd, Widespread Panic, and The Roots among countless other high profile acts including Dillon Francis, Zeds Dead among many others.
The Norwegian DJ was already booked by Williams Morris Ent. (WME) for the rest of the world by Simon Clarkson (Rihanna, Skrillex, Etc) but now has joined Joel Zimmerman with WME to oversee North American bookings. This is the man who is charge of the DJ with his same name, Deadmau5, Calvin Harris, Kaskade, Afrojack and a hefty list of other top acts in the country.
CounterPoint Music Festival Announces Biggest Lineup Ever For 2015 Ft. Zedd, Kygo, Dillon Francis, Zeds Dead & MorePosted in Bangin, Chill, Events by nick | Tags: CounterPoint, Dillon Francis, Festival, Kygo, Lineup, Zedd, Zeds Dead
CounterPoint Music Festival may still be a relatively new festival in the American festival circuit, but it proves year after year that it can stack up with some of the best events out there. The festival is in the same neck of the woods as TomorrowWorld in Kingston Downs a few miles outside of Atlanta. The 2015 edition of the festival will take place over May 22nd – 24th.
Headliners include Zedd, Widespread Panic, The Roots, and an impressive debut festival headlining spot from 2014's breakout act Kygo.
Other acts you should be exciteds about include Knife Party, Dillon Francis, Zeds Dead, Umphree's McGee, RL Grime, Lettuce, Chet Faker, Galactic, Brodinski, Thomas Jack, Tipper, What So Not, Cherub, Emancipator, ILOKEMAKKONEN, Gorgon City, Robert DeLong, Jauz, Travis Scott, Lunice, Young Lean, Hermitude, Sango, Bixel Boys, Haywyre and much more. (SEE FULL LINEUP ABOVE)
You can buy all variety of regular and VIP passes through the website here. We hope to see you out there this year for what looks to be the best year in the festival's history. Enjoy!
Flying Lotus is not one to do anything lightly, always pushing the boundaries not only with his beat-styled productions, but with his music videos as well. The video for his collaboration with Kendrick Lamar on "Never Catch Me" showcases exactly the high quality of music videos he turns out, yet today even that one may have been topped. He's brought "Coronus, The Terminator" from his latest album Your Dead! to life, and intense is an understatement. With a starring role from Flying Lotus himself, watch the journey, and be warned the ending is a little graphic. Enjoy!
Flying Lotus – Coronus, The Terminator | iTunes
Just A Gent – Limelight (Louis Futon Remix) : Must Hear Future Bass [Limited Free Download] + Australian TourPosted in Bangin, Chill by nick | Tags: Chill Trap, Free Download, Future Bass, Just A Gent, Louis Futon, Remix
Louis Futon follows up the recent “DRNUK” and Kasbo remix of “Sir Rock” and brings unfortunate news of pushing back his much anticipated self titled Louis Futon EP for two weeks, but gifts us with a brand new incredible remix.
He is also embarking on his first ever headline tour in Australia kicking off this Friday in Adelaide. To celebrate the tour he has remixed Australian artist Just A Gent and flipped his recent single “Limelight” upside down and delivered one of his most impressive tracks to date. The song is available as a limited free download for 72 hours before it is released on the official remix package for the song later this year.
Look below at the Australian dates, listen and grab a free download while you can. Enjoy!
Just A Gent – Limelight (Louis Futon Remix) |
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Australian Tour Dates:
16 Jan 2015 Zhivago – Adelaide
17 Jan 2015 El Topo – Sydney
18 Jan 2015 Sets on the Beach – Perth
23 Jan 2015 Alhambra – Brisbane
24 Jan 2015 The Factory – Sunshine Coast
25 Jan 2015 SECRET SHOW
Manic Focus Releases Exciting New Remix of Krooked Drivers “Nothing Is Lonely” : Electro-Soul [Free Download]Posted in Bangin, Premieres by nick | Tags: Electro Soul, Free Download, Krooked Drivers, Manic Focus, Premiere
TSIS regular, Chicago electro-soul producer Manic Focus is back with his first song following up his latest album Cerebral Eclipse, released through GRiZ's new record label.
Today's song is a remix from Manic Focus of newcomer Colorado duo Krooked Drivers, taking their song "Nothing Is Lonely" and flipping it upside down. The song captures Manic Focus' swooping bass synths, vocal chopping, and melodies delivered in his siagnure manner. The original vocals and horns still shine bright through the remix giving it that fresh organic twist. Listen to the premiere of the song below and grab a free download.
Colorado fans, also look below on details regarding Manic Focus' return to Colorado at The Fox Theater in Boulder this Sunday.
Krooked Drivers – Nothing Is Lonely (Manic Focus Remix) | Free Download
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One of dance music's biggest trend setters and head of the influential Fool's Gold Records, mixmaster A-Trak has always been on top of the game. However, recently the CEO has been on an entirely new level, putting out a full length mixtape last month with DC rapper Wale featuring an all star cast including A$AP Ferg, Chance The Rapper, and Pusha T that was released for free to celebrate the holiday 'Festivus'. One of his biggest singles yet is his disco infused electro anthem "Push" drawing some classic inspiration delivered in a very modern way.
The song has been gaining huge momentum, and A-Trak has just brought it to life with an outrageous new music video. Featuring cameos from A-Trak himself, Atlanta producer TM88 of 808 Mafia, a series of Nude models, and even a tiger, it is impossible to be bored through the length of the video.
A-Trak even had a few words on why he chose this direction for the music video. "My approach to dance music has always been a bit left, so the last thing I wanted was one of those sparkler bottle 'lets make this night live forever!' videos". "Instead, I wanted to make something with the opulence of a rap video, but shot like a renaissance painting. It's kind of like Eyes Wide Shut meets Burning Man."
Check out the video here:
A-Trak – Push feat. Andrew Wyatt (OFFICIAL VIDEO) | iTunes
Sydney based producer Wax Motif has been working on some exciting new productions and kicks off 2015 with one of his most impressive tracks to date. "Since I Left You" is a feel good dance track blending electro and disco styles for an infectious combination tied together by some smooth vocals from R&B singer Brandy. The song was inspired by Wax after he had just split with his ex and moved to America from Sydney,
"I was just crashing out on people couches or guestrooms, whoever would have me. It was a Friday night and I really didn't feel like going out and my friend who I was crashing with had a studio so I sparked one up and this is where "Since I Left You" was born.
Listen to the premiere of the strong new single and grab an exclusive free download. Enjoy!
Wax Motif – Since I Left You | Free Download
Pretty Lights is one of the most unique and exciting electronic artists around, pushing the boundaries of how the music industry works, known for freely distributing every single album / song he has every released. Well today he continues his out of the box habits by releasing not 1, but 10 songs completely for free, through someone who matters most to him, one of his fans.
While attending this year's annual Jam Cruise, which just commenced it's 13th year (for those unaware it's a long running cruise festival featuring some of the best jam acts around, and is actually the cruise that inspired Hard's Holy Ship and Mad Decent's Boat Party), Pretty Lights was catching up with some of his fans by the zen pool, one in paritcular a fan by the name of Cassie Blochinger. Together they came up with the idea that "(the fans) should be the ones sharing his music. We're the ones that help expand the knowledge of Pretty Lights and show the world just how we do."
Pretty Lights then uploaded 10 tracks, mostly new, some old, directly from his laptop to her harddrive. She has since uploaded the songs for everyone to hear, exactly what Derek (Pretty Lights) wanted.
Some of the tracks sound complete while others are simply breaks, but they all carry out that signature soulful Pretty Lights sound.
You can download all the tracks through the mediafire playlist here. We hope you are thankful for this unexepcted present, we sure are! Enjoy!
Bonnaroo’s 2015 Lineup Is Stacked Featuring Deadmau5, Kendrick Lamar, Bassnectar, Childish Gambino, Flume, ODESZA and 100+ MorePosted in Bangin, Chill, Events by nick | Tags: 2015, Bassnectar, Bonnaroo, Chilish Gambino, Deadmau5, Flume, Kendrick Lamar, Lineup
Bonnaroo, while might not be as internationally known as Coachella or Ultra Music Festival, is without a doubt one of the most culturally significant festivals taking place in the United States every year. Last year they had one of the most talked about festival sets of the summer with Skrillex and Big Gigantic’s SuperJam featuring members of The Doors, Grateful Dead, Fatman Scoop, Damien Marley and many many more.
The 2015 edition of the festival will take place over the weekend of June 11th – 14th in it’s iconic location of the fields in Manchester, Tennessee.
Today, the producers unleashed the lineup for this year’s festival, and damn it lives up to the hype. Featuring a wide range of headliners, from Deadmau5 to Kendrick Lamar to Mumford & Sons to Billy Joel to Bassnectar these top acts only scratch the surface of one of the most diverse festivals around.
Other massive acts include Flume, Childish Gambino, Robert Plant, Atmosphere, STS9, Jamie XX, SBTRKT, Flying Lotus, G-Eazy, Run The Jewels, Odesza, Gramatik, Rudimental, Tycho, Soja, SZA, Rustie and so many more to list out.
Check out the full lineup, and make sure to mark your calendar to get tickets on January 17th at 12pm EST. This year is sure to sell out quickly like previous years!
Canadian male / female duo Purity Ring exploded onto the music scene 2 years ago with their debut album Shrines, and now have some long awaited news on new music. Their sophomore album entitled, Another Eternity will be released on March 3rd this year. Today, we get the new single “Begin Again” following up “Push Pull”. The song captures their raw electronic-meets-indie style that is tied together by singer Megan James’s smooth vocals. The full album track-listing is below. Listen to the song and receive a free copy when you pre-order the album. Enjoy!
Purity Ring – Begin Again | Pre-Order on iTunes
To see rapper Logic go from being online hype, sponsored by Thissongissick for every mixtape, to having one of the most succesful hip-hop albums of the year is nothing short of incredible.
Today marks another check off the bucket list, as Logic continues his late night streak following up his visit to Jimmy Fallon with an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The artist will be a guest on the show Tuesday evening, but to make things even more unique and special, Logic will also perform at Jimmy's outdoor stage that will be broadcasted on TV. Artists bring in their own LA fanbase when playing at this stage, so to have someone like Logic play there is pretty insane, and we have full confidence there will be a line around the corner of those who won't make it in. Congratulations Logic, we could'nt be more excited to be apart of the ride!!
Check back for a recap of Logic's performance and if you live in LA and want to attend the event you can grab free tickets here.
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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