2014 was Seattle-based ODESZA's year to truly shine thanks to largely in part to their highly successful debut album 'In Return' (which we consider to be one of the best releases of the year), on top of crushing the festival circuit and a couple sold out tours.
The duo have just announced their biggest show to date, at one of our favorite places in the world, the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater. Playing at this outdoor venue in the middle of the mountains is something most artists only dream of being able to do, let alone being able to co-headline.
They will be co-headlining the venue alongside funk lords Chromeo who are Red Rocks regulars and are sure to bring an unforgettable funky time.
These are only the headliners of the evening with support to be announced in coming months. With both artists track records of selling out though, it would be wise to pick up tickets now as they just went on sale today, minutes ago. Hope to see you all there!
Purchase tickets HERE!
Dillon Francis’ biggest run of shows known as the Friends Rule Tour has been taking the country by storm for the past three weeks showing no signs of slowing down. The tour is supporting his successful debut full-length release Money Sucks, Friends Rule, has left the east coast in a blaze of sold out glory, and moves west this week. The Friends Rule Tour is supported by the likes of TJR, Trippy Turtle, Hoodboi, Teed, Anamanaguchi, and is ending with three massive nights in New York City with Brosafari and even a rare appearance from the one and only DJ Hanzel.
Smack in the middle of the almost two month cross country excursion, the Friends Rule Tour is coming to Colorado for the biggest date on the tour at the 1st Bank Center with support from TJR and Hoodboi; and we have a very exciting contest. Following up on our opportunity to have Taco Bell dinner with Dillon at HARD Red Rocks this summer, we have another once in a lifetime opportunity.
One Grand Prize winner will be chosen to receive two box suite tickets to the show and at the show you will have an Extra Sensual Dinner with Dillon Francis backstage before his set, on top of a merch bundle from Dillon and This Song Is Sick. If you don't win the grand prize.. have no fear, 5 runners up will be picked to win a pair of tickets and also have a meet & greet with Dillon.
All you have to do is enter through the punchtab widget below. Good luck!
GRAND PRIZE: (1 Winner)
- 2 Box Suite tickets
- Meet and Greet with Dillon
- Dinner Back stage with Dillon
- Dillon Francis Merch Pack
- ThisSongIsSick Merch Pack
RUNNERS UP: (5 Winners)
- 2 GA tickets
- Meet and Greet with Dillon
With summer moving farther and farther into distant memory, and fall tours coming to a close, what else could get us more excited than a massive New Years announcement? An intergalactic party will be descending on the Midwest on December 31st when TSIS favorites Zeds Dead bring the largest NYE theme party "SPACE ODDITY" to Chicago's Aragon Ballroom. Planning to bring in 2015 with a little crazy weirdness the Toronto duo will be dressed up in Space Oddity form and encourage everyone in attendance to dress up too, promising a cash prize for the most creative costume and much more!
To celebrate New Year's Eve Space Oddity, Zeds Dead put together an exclusive MiniMix today for us to premiere. Directly from Zeds Dead: "This is the most spaced out mix you'll ever bear witness to! As you'll see and hear in the tracklist, each song is dedicated to some aspect of the great vastness of chaos that is our universe. Enjoy!"
Check out the mix below and get your tickets for the biggest and best NYE party in the Midwest before they're gone!
Zeds Dead – Space Oddity Mix
Space Oddity MiniMix Track List:
Gangstar – Above the Clouds ft. Inspectah deck
Max Romeo & The Upsetters – I Chase the Devil
Must Die – Project Ghost
Beastie Boys – Intergalactic
Oliver – Light Years Away
Neosignal – Space Gsus
Noisia – Alpha Centauri
Zeds Dead – Journey of a Lifetime x Trumpdisco – Outworld
Dave Darrel – Flash x Astronomar – 3rd World feat. Scottie B
Star Wars – Rebels Theme (Flux Pavilion Remix)
3LLL – Galaxy Zero
Skrillex – All is Fair in Love and Brostep
Eptic – Space Cats
Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Parallel Universe
Babylon Zoo – Spaceman
They Might Be Giants – Why Does the Sun Shine
Thomas Jack has been making quite a global splash pioneering his Tropical House sound through reworks and his Tropical House Mix series presented by TSIS. The DJ has been tearing up clubs and festivals all year and is gearing up to takeover America in a serious way. Starting January 30th he will embark on a 13 date North American tour. He will be bringing out fellow tropical house mate from Amsterdam Sam Feldt and Parid house rising star Faul to open up and set the tone just right.
Kicking off in LA at El Rey the "On & Off Tour" will run through February 28th ending in Seattle at Crocodile and TSIS has limited pre-sale tickets available for purchase right now.
Win The Ultimate New Years Experice to Lights All Night With VIP Passes, Hotel Room & Helicopter RidePosted in Bangin, Contests, Events by nick | Tags: 12th Planet, Lights All Night, Win
Now in it’s 5th year, Texas' Lights All Night is one of America's premiere end of the year festivals. Taking place on December 26th and 27th at the Dallas Convention Center the lineup for the two nights is stacked with a diverse group of the best acts in the electronic world. Drawing fans from all over the country the New Years Eve pre-party features performances by Skrillex, Zedd, Armin Van Buuren, a Disclosure DJ set, Boys Noise, DJ Snake, Zed’s Dead, 12th Planet, Tchami, Seven Lions, Oliver Heldens, Paper Diamond, Crizzly, DJ Mustard and many more!
We’ve got the ultimate prize package for one lucky winner. We’ve teamed up with Lights All Night and LA's bass king 12th Planet to bring you the ultimate experience. One winner will be picked to receive 2 VIP weekend passes to Lights All Night 2014, a hotel room for two nights near the convention center, AND a helicopter ride over Dallas with 12th Planet!
You can enter through the Punchtab widget below, and for tickets, lineup & more info stay tuned HERE, because an inside tip told us more artists might be added this week!
GRAND PRIZE: (1 Winner – Must be 18+)
- 2 VIP weekend passes to Lights All Night 2014
- Hotel room for two nights near venue
- Helicopter ride over the festival and Dallas skyline with 12th Planet
Drink A 40oz and Eat A Hot Dog With Claude VonStroke & Justin Martin At HARD Day of the Dead [CONTEST]Posted in Bangin, Contests, Events, News by nick | Tags: Claude Vonstroke, Contest, Dirtybird Records, HARD Day Of The Dead, HARD Presents, Justin Martin
HARD is known for bringing you some of the best curated electronic festivals in the world from the recent HARD Summer to Holy Ship! and everything in between. This Halloween is no exception with their annual HARD Day of the Dead event! The two-day festival will take place on November 1st and 2nd at Pomona’s Fairplex, so save up some energy for post-Halloween festivities. With a lineup featuring the likes of Deadmau5 b2b with Eric Prydz to Pretty Lights Live band to Knife Party, Bassnectar and far too many else to name here. See the full lineup here.
This year, HARD has teamed up with San Francisco’s dirtybird label crew to create one of the biggest dirtybird BBQ events ever as they will be taking over their own stage during the festival with almost the entire dirtybird crew of DJs set to play ranging from Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Eats Everything, Catz N' Dogz, Shiba San, J. Phlip, Kill Frenzy, and Christian Martin. We have teamed up with HARD and dirtybird to send one lucky winner to have a weekend you will never forget! We’re giving away 2 VIP tickets to the festival (If winner under 21+, you will receive GA tickets), a $500 travel budget to get you there, a HARD swag bag, a dirtybird swag bag, AND the opportunity to have both a 40oz beer and eat a hot dog with dirtybird founders Claude von Stroke and Justin Marin.
How to enter?
Simple just use the widget below to rack up votes from sharing, tweeting, liking this post. There are multiple opportunities to enter with the widget below, increase your chances and come hungry to the party!
GRAND PRIZE: (1 Winner – Must be 21+)
- 2 VIP passes to HARD Day of the Dead
- $500 Travel Budget
- BBQ dinner & beers with Justin Martin & Claude VonStroke
- Hard DOTD merch package
The elusive ZHU doesn't tend to do things as most would consider normal, instead he pushes the boundaries every step in his explosive new career. Just last week we reported on some Zhu posters popping up around NYC, and today have a confirmation on what they mean.
The two dates on the posters November 21st and 22nd are the dates marking ZHU's first ever series of headline live shows which will be known as THE NIGHTDAY EXPERIENCE taking place in NYC at still undisclosed locations.
We discover Zhu's love for fashion as the tickets will solely be available at the flagship high fashion store Opening Ceremony. Address is 35 Howard St. in the SoHo district. Tickets will be available this Thursday at 5:30pm EST. Ticket buyers will also receive a limited NIGHTDAY EP vinyl. (Only 2 tickets per person)
With how small we expect these shows to be, I wouldn't hesitate grabbing your own tickets as I'd expect a pretty fast sell out.
To celebrate the announcement, ZHU has also unveiled some impressive new visuals for the single "Paradise Awaits" from his NIGHTDAY EP. Watch the video below. Enjoy!
ZHU – Paradise Awaits (Official Music Video) | iTunes
Decadence Is Set To Be the Biggest NYE Event Yet With Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Grizmatik, Zedd, Disclosure, Armin van Buuren & More!Posted in Bangin, Chill, Events by nick | Tags: Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Disclosure, Global Dance Festival, Paper Diamond, Zedd
By shear number of attendee's, Decadence in Denver, CO has become the biggest New Years dance music event in the country by continually bringing an elite list of producers / DJs and live acts to perform at the Colorado Convention Center in the heart of downtown. As they prepare for their 4th year, the organizers have already unveiled a jaw dropping lineup of headliners including Bassnectar, Armin van Buuren, Big Gigantic, Disclosure, GRIZMATIK (GRiZ + Gramatik), Kaskade, and Zedd amongst many others to be announced soon. There's also buzzing support acts like Paper Diamond, Flux Pavilion, DJ Mustard, W&W, and Lindsay Lowend that fill up the bill nicely. Rumors of GRIZMATIK and Big Gigantic gearing up for a very special BIG GRIZMATIK set, which would be their third ever performance together and the first outside of Electric Forest in 2013, have already circulated as the hype from the initial announcement continues.Tickets are on sale now, so purchase a pair or two before the price increases closer to the event.
Friday December 30th Lineup (More TBA)
Disclosure (DJ Set)
Armin van Buuren
Saturday December 31st Lineup (More TBA)
As we wrap up the biggest summer festival season North America has ever seen, we start to prepare for some of the most exciting New Year Eve events to bring an end to 2014 in the best way imaginable. SnowGlobe, a music festival taking place in the gorgeous setting of Lake Tahoe, California is set to return for its 4th year. This year is easily going to be the biggest year the festival will have seen to date, largely thanks to the unreal lineup they have curated.
From headliners Skrillex, Flume, Disclosure (DJ Set), Porter Robinson (Live) and Zedd, to the top level acts like legendary underground hip-hop duo Atmosphere and DJs Flux Pavilion and Odesza help set the tone of the festival. Live acts Phantogram, Cherub, Emancipator Ensemble and The Floozies will help to mix things up while Bro Safari, Justin Martin, Thomas Jack, Trippy Turtle, Branchez, Djemba Djemba, Party Favor, Le Youth, J. Philp and Slaptop will help keep the DJ presence high.
This will be commencing over the December 29th – 31st weekend, and from attending years pasts, this is not one you should miss out on. Tickets for the weekend just went on sale and are available for purchase via SnowGlobe's website now.
The time has finally come as thousands of people have made their ways to Chattahoochee Hills, right outside of Atlanta, Georgia for the second edition of TomorrowWorld, the American expansion of the legendary TomorrowLand. While not everyone is lucky enough to be able to attend the festival, you will all be able to tune into the madness all three days thanks to the fine folks at TomorrowWorld.
You will be able to see some of the amazing international acts play at some of the most visually stunning stages that look like the folks at DisneyWorld were behind crafting. Lineup of who is playing listed out below.
SATURDAY SCHEDULE (All Times are EST)
GTA, Showtek, and more 7pm – 9pm
Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Steve Aoki, Dillon Francis 9pm – 11pm
Diplo, Skrillex, and others 11pm – 1am
TomorrowWorld is the American expansion of the most buzzed festival of the year, TomorrowLand, and we couldn’t be any more excited for it to kick off in less than a week. On top of the Disney World like production and atmosphere, the amazing location in Chattahoochee Hills, GA (right outside of Atlanta) combined with this festival lineup makes TomorrrowWorld one for the books. It’s great how the festival manages to accommodate for the majority of the house world throughout the weekend. Festivalgoers are able to see everything from the progressive main stage end of the spectrum to tech and deep house grooves, as well as some of the finest ambassadors of the bass and trap worlds along with both hardstyle and trance getting some love.
Well with the festival packing in over 150 acts throughout the weekend, we thought throwing together a "Top 10" list of acts you can't miss just wouldn't do it justice. So we've spent a seemingly endless amount of time assembling the essential guide of Top 21 acts you cannot miss while attending TomorrowWorld.
One of the most equally exciting and unique acts in electronic music, Dillon Francis, is set to have one of the biggest sets of the entire weekend. Recently teasing us with some massive new anthems from his upcoming debut studio album set to release next month, we can hopefully expect to hear more new cuts from the much anticipated record. It also helps that he has a pretty consistent track record of completely destroying crowds at every festival he makes an appearance at. Missing this set will be one of the only things you can regret during this eventful weekend.
"Mad Decent Stage" from 9:00pm – 10:30pm on Saturday
The man responsible for making "twerk" apart of our modern society on top of endless hit records, headlining too many festivals to count, Diplo is easily one of the hottest acts at TomorrowWorld. As he goes up against all of the other top global house acts he is guaranteed to bring out all the guns and will be a set you really shouldn't go without.
“Mad Decent Stage” from 10:30pm – 12:00am on Saturday
The global icon for bass music, grammy award winning Skrillex, is an act you should always make sure to observe. His debut artist album, Recess, saw massive success this year as the DJ showcased various new styles and expanded his sound to a far wider scale. Having a strong techno and electro influence, thanks in part to his Dog Blood collaborator Boys Noize, has only brought an even more exciting edge to his always changing style. Hopefully he has brought out his visually stunning spaceship, but either way you won’t want to miss out on this set.
"TomorrowWorld Mainstage" from 11:30pm – 1:00am on Saturday
French trendsetter Tchami has been turning heads with his unique, high energy style of dance music he is calling “Future House”. If turning out multiple successful singles and remixes wasn’t enough, the man is a beast behind the decks. He seems to always show up dressed as a priest which makes sense considering his sets are quite religious. Catching his set is sure to be a quite the highlight for all that do.
"Mythical Frames Stage" from 5:30pm – 7:00pm on Friday
Well if being chosen to replace headliner Avicii on mainstage wasn’t a big enough statement, we must further emphasize that this is without a doubt one of the top acts you need to see at TW this year. The exploding Norwegian producer DJ will be bringing his Tropical House sound for a change of pace from the typical main stage acts. This is going to be a turning point for not only Kygo’s career, but hopefully a jumpstart on including more diverse styles on the main stages at festivals of this magnitude!
“TomorrowWorld Mainstage” from 7:15pm – 8:15pm on Friday
The king of bass music has made his mark as one of the top ticket selling acts in the country over the past 10+ years. Bassnectar just released a brand new album Wild! which we can expect to hear live for our first times. He is guaranteed to give you the proper bass assault to your ears that will have you feeling it throughout the whole weekend.
"Mythical Frames Stage" from 11:30am – 1:00pm on Friday
The renegade of funk and soul otherwise known as GRiZ is one of those acts that truly exemplifies the phrase “you need to see it live” as the producer is much more than a DJ, but instead a true live musician. He plays live with a saxaphone and midi controller to truly connect with the audience on a deeper level than traditional producers are able. On top of being a TSIS longtime favorite, he is a guaranteed highlight for all the festival attendees who manage to catch his set!
“Mythical Frames Stage” from 7:00 – 8:30 on Friday
This Canadian duo has become one of the most powerful figures in the bass world due to their mixture of an endless supply of flawless production and even more impressive live shows. They always manage to string together the perfect blend of genres while maintaining a certain melodic quality to contrast the dark edge they posses. There is a reason these guys have only continued to grow, and you should experience it first hand if at all possible.
"Mythical Frames Stage" from 10:00pm – 11:30 pm on Friday
The UK to LA transplanted DJ Mat Zo has no fear of any style as he has been successfully turning out productions ranging from Trance and Electro all the way to Drum & Bass and everything in between. His successful debut studio album packed a different style on every single track. This same mentality of utilizing diverse styles is apparent when approaching his live set as he leaves no genre unturned for an experience that wouldn’t be wise to miss out on.
"TomorrowWorld Mainstage" from 5:00pm – 6:15pm on Friday
Montreal producer / DJ Snails is one of the most exciting things in bass music today. Receiving support from just about everyone ranging from Skrillex to Diplo and everyone in between, SNAILS is in the midst of his first run of US shows ever, and his set will be one for the books. His Snailed It mixtape was literally completely full of unreleased music, and he has made it clear that is how he crafts his live sets as well. You can expect to hear an endless amount of unreleased music, and to get be thoroughly blown away by this star act.
"All Your Bass Are Belong To Us Stage" from 4:00pm – 5:00pm on Sunday
Jamie Jones, one of the UK's most acclaimed underground house icons, is quite the refreshing glass of styles you must catch this weekend. The founder of the influential Hot Creations label has a library of music most couldn’t even dream of. He will bring his pool party vibes blending deep and tech house to make TomorrowWorld groove in a whole new dimension. He attracts a crowd that is ready to get sweaty and dance like no other, and that’s exactly what will be going down this weekend.
“Pete Tong All Gone Stage” from 11:00pm – 1:00am on Saturday
Ain’t no party like a Bro Safari party, because a Bro Safari party gets wild as f**k. But for real, the amount of madness that goes down at every set from this guy is one for the books. He is guaranteed to flawlessly mix through an unheard amount of diverse bass anthem. Get ready for quite the high energy ride!
“All Your Bass Are Belong To Us Stage” from 9:00pm – 10:00pm on Sunday
Founder of the insanely influential bass infused tech house label Dirtybird Records, Claude Von Stroke is a DJ that knows how to work a crowd. He is sure to impress with a nonstop flow of tech and deep house gems produced by both himself and his fellow label mates. You will find yourself unable to resist the urge to groove and get down to his set that is sure to be one to remember.
“Pete Tong All Gone Stage” from 6:00pm – 7:30pm on Saturday
A TSIS favorite we have been supporting since his bootleg mashup days, 3LAU, has become one of the hottest and most exciting figures in the Progressive and Electro house worlds to watch grow. On top of playing out too many clubs and festivals to count, 3LAU has done collaborations with both Tiesto and Dash Berlin. Thanks to his early days of being a mashup expert, his live sets are very exclusive and full of a nonstop flurry of custom unreleased bootlegs that will keep you on your toes. This set will surely be something you shouldn’t miss out on!
"Dim Mak Stage" from 6:30pm – 7:15pm on Sunday
The next house star to explode out of the Netherlands is Oliver Heldens, the man pushing the new “Future House” genre alongside artists like Tchami. Stemming from the deep side of house music, Oliver Heldens has certainly made his mark this year including multiple #1 Beatport hits like “Gecko / Overdrive” and “Koala” among many more. This Dutch producer has broken into the international festival circuit; making it hard to not be aware of the young producer / DJ as he is guaranteed to have a must-see set over the weekend. Enjoy!
"TomorrowWorld Mainstage" from 2:00pm – 3:00pm on Sunday
Brillz signature “twonk” montra will be on display in full force as the trap and bass heavyweight will have breaking all types of rules during his set. His endless amount of massive remixes and originals on top of his Twonk clothing brand has organically formed a very loyal fanbase that will be in full force at this set!
“It’s A Trap Stage" from 10:00pm – 11:00pm on Friday
Fools Gold records founder, legendary turntablist, and one half of supergroup Duck Sauce will be sure to amaze this weekend. The producer and DJ is one of the top skilled producers in the world who always amazes with his traditional live mixing skills that unfortunately the majority of DJs don’t have. You’ll be sure to hear tons of Fool’s Gold gems including hits from Duck Sauce and his new collective, Low Pro’s.
“Mythical Frames Stage” from 8:30pm – 10:00pm on Friday
The man literally responsible for the “Festival Trap” genre will be in his natural habitat this weekend and ready to shut down the largest of crowds as he makes a main stage appearance. With his latest single “Bricks” helping the artist see an ever greater level of success, the masses will gather to see a set for the books. With a track record of bringing out special guests like Tiesto and Waka Flocka, we can only expect some surprises for his guaranteed high energy live set.
"TomorrowWorld Mainstage" from 5:00pm – 6:15pm on Sunday
The Canada to LA duo DVBBS first exploded onto the scene with their hit Tsunami, which became the unofficial anthem of the Belgian TomorrowLand festival last year as almost every DJ played the hit tune. They have become familiar faces with the festival family and are set to have a very large set. The energy this duo possesses live outshines the majority of the DJs on this lineup by a long shot, so make sure to check it out!
"Dim Mak Stage" from 7:15pm – 8:00pm on Sunday
For LA based duo Slander “exploding” is quite the understatement as they have climbed endless ranks over the past 6 months. This is thanks to a solid stream of what they are calling “Heaven Trap” remixes that have been causing the start of a movement. They got offered a last minute slot to fill in for Nicky Romero at Nocturnal Wonderland on mainstage, and they absolutely crushed it as they proved how capable they are of shutting down festival stages. While their set is early, it is sure to be very impressive and another not to miss!
“It’s A Trap Stage” from 2:00pm – 3:00pm on Friday
Keys N Krates
Another one of the very few acts at the festival with any true live component, Toronto based trio Keys N Krates are guaranteed to bring a live element you will be craving in the sea of DJs. With live drums and keyboards on top of DJing, they bring a unique hybrid full of trap, hip-hop, and other styles for an experience that is very live.
"Dim Mak Stage" from 8:00pm – 8:45pm on Sunday
Photo: Tony Colusardo
This fall, StudentCity & NV Concepts are bringing their WILD ON tour back to colleges all over the Midwest and East Coast. WILD ON aims to give students a break from school to become immersed in a jungle-themed concert experience. Each tour stop is a unique event with big name DJs plus top level light and sound production.
The combination of the world’s largest Spring Break company, StudentCity, and one of the nation’s leading event organizers in the country, NV Concepts, guarantees an electrifying college tour with WILD ON.
We have teamed up with both NV Concepts and StudentCity to send one lucky fan and a friend to a WILD ON show in their city, and on top of that you and your friend will receive 2 tour T-shirts! Our WILD ON contest includes headlining performances from GTA, Henry Fong, DVBBS, MAKJ, Just Blaze, Lil Jon, Jack Eye Jones and Milk n Cookies. Our contest is only valid for tour dates on 9/24 or after, so make sure you are only entering our contest for those dates. Enter through the widget below for your chance to win (be sure to enter with your home city for the opportunity to win tickets to the show closest to you)!
GRAND PRIZE: (1 Winner Picked For Every Stop Of The Tour)
Grand Prize Includes:
-2 Tickets To Any Event
-2 Tour T-Shirts
Winner will be contacted by 1 pm MST September 29th!
How do you enter? Easy, just enter through this widget below via E-mail, Facebook, Twitter, etc. with each step increasing your chances.
Full WILD ON Tour phase two dates and artists after the jump:
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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