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3 Reasons Why North Coast Music Festival Is The Perfect End Of Summer Event + Giveaway

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The very thought of summer coming to an end is one we have trouble believing yet still have a few more top level festivals to keep us in high spirits. As people contemplate their end of season festivities, I'd like to share a few reasons why those still searching for plans should at least give thought to joining the thousands of us who will descend upon the majestic Union Park located in Chicago, IL for the fifth anniversary celebration of North Coast Music Festival; summers official last stand. Having graced this 3-day blowout event since its inception as an avid concert goer to now being a part of the official media outlet has been something of a dream come true. TSIS partnership with NCMF began last year as our interactive tent provided us the chance to connect on a personal level with you, the fans! You are the reason why we are in a position to offer and share this memorable occasion with you and to allow you to meet some of the biggest producers, DJs, rappers, and live acts in music at festivals like this and we are lining up one of our biggest official Meet and Greet at North Coast to date. 

The Location

The ease of getting to North Coast is unparalleled to many other festival of its size that we've experienced firsthand. Located close to all of Chicago's major highways and offering an overabundance of public transportation options gives the Near West Side venue of high accessibility for all. With over 25,000 people expected to be congregating in the Union Park each day, you will easily be able connect with fellow concert-goers as you make your way to and from the grounds each day.

The Music

The greatness of the lineup is the real reason why this festival has become renowned by many as the perfect end of summer's escape. There's music for everyone to witness and enjoy! With Bassnectar and his mainstage heavy bass hitters, Snoop Dogg & Kid Cudi bringing the true hip-hop vibes, and a new looking STS9 as the events main headliners, the lineup features an equally impressive spread of acts ranging from top producers & DJs including bass music assassins Zeds Dead, electro soul / saxophone specialist GRiZ, dubstep / electro sensations Adventure Club, and electro house's finest fleet of talent Dada Life, Alesso, Wolfgang Gartner, Showtek, Nicky Romero, W&W to the amazing indie bands Little Dragon, Future Island, Wild Belle, Dr. Dog, as well as hip-hop styles from the likes of Action Bronson, Riff Raff and Chicago locals ProbCause and Saba plus over 50 more acts over a three day period with a guaranteed national holiday / recovery day afterwards! What more could you ask for?

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The Festival Atmosphere

Anyone true Chicagoan will talk your ear off at great lengths on why the city is the perfect place to reside or visit during the blissful summer months. With many flocking into the city over Labor Day weekend to attend the North Coast, it provides a wonderful atmosphere of good vibrations between many walks of life to come together and share a common love of live music with friends new and old. Memorable moments are to be created at random within the enchanted setting and will linger in the minds and hearts of all heading into fall / winter.

The Conclusion / Contest

Need I say more to convince you that North Coast Music Festival is the best look of them all if you and your friends are looking for an end of summer music gathering to attend in style? If you're still on the fence then maybe this will be the final tipping point for you! We have teamed up with the festival again to hook up one lucky concert goer and friend to experience the festival like never before; in full VIP style! They will be getting hooked up with a 3 night stay in a hotel during the festival, 2 VIP 3-day weekend passes to the festival (which comes with free VIP bar, special viewing areas, shorter lines and much more), a chance to not only meet and greet powerhouse dance duo Adventure Club, but grab a beverage with the guys as well and view their set from the sidestage, and free UBER rides to and from the festival! All you have to do to enter is use the widget below with every step increasing your chances!

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How do you enter? Easy, just enter through this widget below via E-mail, facebook, twitter, etc. with each step increasing your chances.

GRAND PRIZE: (1 Winner Picked)

Grand Prize Includes:

- 2 VIP Tickets to NCMF
- Hotel Room (3 Nights)
- Uber Ride To & From Fest Each Day
- Meet & Greet & A Drink With Adventure Club Backstage
- Sidestage Viewing Of Adventure Club NCMF Set

Winner will be contacted by email or Facebook at 2 pm mst August 22nd, 2014.

How To Enter Contest: Enter through Widget Here, every entry increases your chances! 

Gorgon City – Here For You (Slander Remix) : Summer Trap Remix [Free Download]

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LA based duo Slander are making some serious moves during their breakout year and are back with a follow up of their festival anthem remixes of Seven Lions charting single "Don’t Leave" featuring Ellie Goulding and Ummet Ozcan hit "Raise Your Hands". The gents shed light on a deeper side to their production with a remix of UK act Gorgon City's summer ready single "Here For You", which receives some downtempo bass additions and slight chill trap aesthetics. It goes down smoother than a tall glass of something and furthers the spread of feel good vibes already in the original. Listen to the release below, grab a free download now and if you can, see these guys live on their nationwide Ascension Tour over the remainder of the summer in a city near you! Enjoy

Gorgon City – Here For You (Slander Edit) | Free Download

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Tour dates after the jump.

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Get Flown Out to Have Taco Bell Dinner With Dillon Francis And Pineapple Dessert With Destructo Before Hard Red Rocks

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Some of the most exciting promoters in the game, the fine folks of HARD Events home to HARD Summer, HARD Day of the Dead, Holy Ship! among others are returning to Colorado once again to make their mark on the iconic Red Rocks once again for HARD Red Rocks round 2, taking place on July 31st. The incredible lineup features NERO, Dillon FrancisDestructo, Rudimental (LIVE), Julio Bashmore and Samo Sound Boy

Well you know how we love to throw contests to hook you guys up to check out all the best events in style, and the people over at HARD aren't your typical promoters, which led us to coming up with possibly our most unique giveaway to date. 

One very lucky Grand Prize winner and a friend will be getting flown out to Colorado for HARD Red Rocks ($500 travel budget limit), 2 VIP tickets to HARD Red Rocks, and on top of that they will be getting a very special Taco Bell dinner with Dillon Francis before his set backstage and then following the show you will be getting taking backstage agin for a special Pineapple desert party with HARD founder, Gary Richards, as well as a HARD swag bag full of hats, T-shirts and USBs. This will be one of the greatest nights of your life whoever is lucky enough to win.

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How do you enter? Easy, just enter through this widget below via E-mail, facebook, twitter, etc. with each step increasing your chances.

GRAND PRIZE: (1 Winner Picked)

Grand Prize Includes:

- 2 VIP Tickets to HARD Red Rocks
- Backstage Taco Dinner with Dillon Francis
- Pineapple Dessert Party with Destructo  
- HARD Swag Bag with 2 Hats, 2 Usbs, and 2 T-Shirts
- $500 Travel Budget (For Hotel & Flight)

Winner will be contacted by email or Facebook at 2 pm mst July 25th, 2014.

How To Enter Contest: Enter through Widget Here, every entry increases your chances! 

We Are Very Excited For Global Dance Festival At Red Rocks

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One of my absolute favorite music festivals of the year is Global Dance Festival, which is the only music festival to take place at the greatest concert venue on earth, Red Rocks Amphitheatre. On top of the unbeatable atmosphere, the folks at Triad Dragons continuously deliver a jaw dropping lineup featuring some of the biggest names in electronic music mixed in with prominent rising acts you should be paying attention to. This year is no different as headliners Adventure Club, Zedd, Carnage, Showtek, Wolfgang Gartner, Madeon and Destroid top the bill before a diverse assortment of acts like Kygo, ODESZA, Tchami, Oliver Heldens, Kastle, Louis Futon and Borgeous to trap stars Bro Safari, Brillz, DJ Sliink, ETC!ETC!, and wild card rapper Waka Flocka Flame along with other incredible acts.

Taking over Red Rocks this weekend July 18th – 20th Global is set to make it's mark once again. If you don't have tickets yet, single day tickets are now on sale as well as a limited amount of 3 day passes. 

Well we are lucky enough to be able to hook up one of you lucky readers and one of your friends to come out to the festival in style with VIP 3-day weekend passes for the entire festival. One lucky winner will win a pair of weekend passes they will be able to pick up at the box office. Good luck to everyone!

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GRAND PRIZE: (1 Winner Picked)

Grand Prize Includes:

- 1 pair of 3-Day VIP Passes

Winner will be contacted by email or Facebook at 2 pm mst July 17th, 2014.

How To Enter Contest: Enter through Widget Here, every entry increases your chances! 

Click after the jump to see the daily schedule.

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Dada Life Is Throwing Dada Land Festival With Madeon, Oliver Heldens, Brillz and More + Contest

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Electric Dutch duo Dada Life have risen to one of the top acts in the electronic world over the past few years, and for great reason always delivering extremely high energy live shows full of bananas, champagne and more. Well they've taken their own live show to new levels creating their own mini-festival Dada Land which they have taken to various cities throughout the world. They are taking over San Manuel Amphitheater right outside of LA on July 19th for their biggest Dada Land event yet with camping and all, in partnership with the fine folks at Insomniac. Dada Life have brought out an all star cast of acts for the night featuring Madeon, Brillz, Oliver Heldens, Morgan Page, Mercer, AC Slater and Andybody. There tickets are still available for the event so grab some while you can. 

We are also hooking up one of your lucky readers and one of your friends to come out to the show in VIP style. On top of 4 tickets to the show you will also get an intimate meet & greet with Dada Life themselves before their set on top of a camping and parking pass to the event. You can enter through the widget below. Good luck to everyone!

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GRAND PRIZE: (1 Winner Picked)

Grand Prize Includes:

- 4 Tickets To The Event
- Camping Pass For 1 Single Vehicle (Up To 4 People)
- Meet & Greet For 2 With Dada Life

Winner will be contacted by email 2 pm mst July 16th, 2014.

How To Enter Contest: Enter through Widget Here, every entry increases your chances! 

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Pegboard Nerds Set To Embark On Monstercat UNCAGED Tour Powered by Thissongissick.com

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Pegboard Nerds, the Scandinavian duo we have fallen in love with over the past couple years through their endless stream of impressive new releases like "Hero" and "Here It Comes" are here with one of their biggest announcements to date. The duo will be embarking on their biggest headline tour to date, The UNCAGED Tour. And we are excited to be teamed up with powerhouse Canadian label Monstercat to jump this off. Kicking off on August 15th in New York City at Randall's island is only the beginning of this massive run. Right now 12 other dates from Denver to Chicago to Los Angeles are also announced, with Early Bird Pre-Sale Ticketing on sale TODAY at Noon in your local time. 

On top of the already announced Phase 1 of the tour dates the nerds are aiming to help all the cities that aren't on the tour yet by launching a voting competition for you the fans to decide what remaining cities they will visit on their tour.

Purchase limited tickets for The UNCAGED Tour Here

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Vote which city you want you want to see Pegboard Nerds perform in for phase 2

 

Electric Forest Music Festival 2014 Exclusive Live Photos + Artist Meet & Greet Photos

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Being one of our favorite music festivals in the world made our stay at this years Electric Forest Music Festival one to remember as the entire TSIS team came together to take part in the magic within the Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan. From many incredible sets, the unbeatable atmosphere and magnificent crowd, this year's Electric Forest was even more epic then we could have hoped for. This year's TSIS festival booth activation gave festival goer's the opportunity to "Meet & Greet" some of the festival's artists including The Glitch Mob, Zeds Dead, Pegboard Nerds, Paper Diamond, 12th Planet, Bro Safari, Kygo, and Seven Lions. It is always amazing to be able to connect with our readers on a personal level while offering the opportunity for you all to meet some of your favorite artists / DJs. We have uploaded all the photos from the meet & greets to our Facebook Page in their own albums with links to all below. Big thanks to Madison House and Insomniac with Electric Forest, the teams behind the artists involved for making the experience possible and Shea Flynn of Da Black Swan Photography for capturing all the moments. Now we will anxiously await every minute until the next 4 days in the unforgettable forest next year!

You can also experience some of the memorable weekend through a collectiong of some amazing exclusive shots. We are rolling out most of the best shots through the TSIS Instagram here.

We also have a collection of the photos in our Facebook album located here.

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The Glitch Mob Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)

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Zeds Dead Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)

 

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More Meet & Greet photos after the jump.

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Bassnectar Set To Headline Iconic Madison Square Gardens “BASS CENTER NYC” With Big Gigantic, Rusko and Paper Diamond

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Bassnectar, one of the pioneers of bass music, continues to climb up the ranks as one of the most powerful live acts in electronic music selling out every single venue he visits and has headlined the majority of festivals. Lorin has now set his sights on one of the most iconic venues in the world, Madison Square Gardens in the heart of New York City on October 4th. The venue that packs over 20,000+ people in has been a landmark for all types of music, comedy, sports and all other forms of live entertainment and couldn't be a more perfect home for the Basshead army to take over. 

For the epic evening Bassnectar has brought out an appropriate cast of friends to make for a memorable event with Big Gigantic, Rusko and Paper Diamond tasked with the duties of opening support. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, July 9th and suggest grabbing yourself a pair or two sooner rather than later! Enjoy

Bassnectar – Bass Center VIII @ Madison Square Garden | Tickets

Holy Ship 2015 Drops Stunning Lineups Featuring Skrillex, Knife Party, Flume, Pretty Lights and More

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The traveling voyage across the Bahama's known as Holy Ship has grown into one of the most sought after music events in the world and their 2015 edition unveiled another year of madness. With the festival selling out both travel dates within 24 hours, the people over at Hard Events kick off the party on January  3rd with the likes of bass enthusiasts Knife Party, Australian house extraordinaire Flume, German techno legend Boys Noize, Colorado electro soul protégé GRiZ,  trap lord RL Grime, and many more. Febrary holds an event more robust lineup with iconic producer Skrillex, house pioneer Fatboy Slim, Dirtybird founders Claude VonStroke and Justin Martin, and many more. If you are unfamiliar with the fun this unique festival holds for the few fortunate enough to attend, check out the recap video from last year which we able to witness firsthand. Enjoy

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Win A VIP Experience To The First Ever Hudson Project In New York

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It's always exciting seeing new festivals pop up, and The Hudson Project taking place at the '94 Woodstock grounds with quite an incredible lineup, is just that. The festival's inaugural year kicks off in less than two weeks (July 11th-13th); in addition to their exciting second round and local stage lineup announcements, we've partnered up with THP to send one of you lucky readers and a friend to the festival in style! From VIP tickets to a DIY Tent Set and shuttle rides from either Albany, Boston, NYC or Philly, you won't have much to worry about. Good luck!

GRAND PRIZE: (1 Winner Picked)

Grand Prize Includes:

- 2 VIP Weekend Tickets
- 1 DIY Tent Set
- 2 Shuttle Passes from NYC, Albany, Boston, or Philly

Winner will be contacted by email or Facebook at 2 pm mst July 7th, 2014.

How To Enter Contest: Enter through Widget Here, every entry increases your chances! 

Also, we are bringing out our TSIS booth and will be bringing our new line of gear and announcing meet and greets next week!

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Exclusive Behind The Scenes Footage Of Skrillex & Friends Rehearsing Before Bonnaroo “SuperJam” [FULL SETLIST]

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Bonnaroo is possibly one of the most diverse music festivals across the globe and one of the things that makes it so special is the unique "SuperJam" sets where musicians from all styles of music collaborate for once in a lifetime performances. 

We reported a few months back about the announcement of Skrillex's SuperJam bringing out Big Gigantic to help set the tone just right. This is also the first ever SuperJam in Bonnaroo's history to be focused around electronic music with rappers, R&B singers, and live musicians filling out the spaces. The occasion called for Skrillex to meet with his star studded cast of band mates the week leading up to the festival to rehearse their set. In the exclusive behind the scenes footage below, we see Skrillex jaming out with the likes of legendary New Orleans rapper Mystikal, comedian / pianist Craig Robinson, both Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken of Big Gigantic, Fatman Scoop and many others.

The actual SuperJam took place on Saturday night at the festival and damn it was legendary. Ring leaders Skrillex and Big Gigantic's list of "friends" included so much raw musical talent we hope we aren't missing anyone. The list of friends includes Zedd, Robby Kreiger of The Doors, Mickey Hart of The Grateful Dead, Damian Marley, Chance the Rapper, A$AP Ferg, Layrn Hill, Janelle Monae, Warpaint, Thundercat, and the  surprise of Fatman Scoop, Mystikal, and Craig Robinson on the keys.

The set itself included countless covers of music outside of electronic foundations with a new set of artists coming in every 3 – 4 songs and the entire jam lasting close to three hours in length. In the truest of ways, it was the first ever Super Jam with an electronic focus to happen in front of a live audience and those who were lucky enough to witness the spectacle were treated to the rawness of creative expression in todays modern form. Those who were lucky enough to be there watching the pefroamnce with us are the only ones lucky enough to ever experience this once in a lifetime "Jam". You can view the video below of some of the madness that took place and the photo's taken. Enjoy

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Full Skrillex & Friends "SuperJam" Set List After The Jump

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Official Artist Meet & Greets and More at Electric Forest at the TSIS Booth

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We are excited to have partnered up with Electric Forest Music Festival taking place in Rothbury, MI for it's fourth year. Last year we brought our TSIS booth to the EF grounds so you can actually meet and take a picture with some of your favorite artists. We also have some limited summer TSIS shirts and tanks for you to rock. Also we have a few surpises throghout the wekend so make sure to tuned to the TSIS Twitter for more info.

This year we have one of our best cast of artists participating yet, with 8 different producers / DJs involved. You can see all the times below.

All you have to do is show up before the time announced for that particular artist and you can meet them. We also have a professional photographer there ready to capture the memories and will be posting the pictures in a dedicated page full of albums and on our Facebook Page after the festival. Make sure you show up early as some of the bigger artists tend to have long lines and they can only be there for a limited amount of time!

Here are the meet & greet times and the artists that are involved this year below.

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The Thissongissick booth (where the meet and greets will be hosted) is located right by the Tripolee stage at the front entrance of the festival. Festival map after the jump (We are not on the actual map, but you can see where the stage is at)

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SKIP THE LINE CONTEST: We are picking 2 lucky winners for every artist meet & greet to have the ability to skip the line and not have to wait and ensure they get a personal meet & greet with the artist!

All you have to do to enter the contest is enter your e-mail through the widget below and comment with what artist you want to meet! Winners will be picked Thursday afternoon so look out!

 

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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 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!


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