Today we continue our partnership with Thomas Jack and his amazing Tropical House Series which just had 2 incredible Guest Mixes from both Klingande and Bakermat. Well for Volume 5, the man in charge has provided it himself, and a lengthy 2 hour mix at that as Tom says, features "A lot of new tracks and also some oldies. The mix it goes through a few different genres bringing you that summery vibe and tropical feel." That summery vibe is absolutely right straight from the first song. Enjoy.
Also, a few months back Thomas Jack had to cancel a North American tour due to some Visa issues, but now those have been put behind him and he is set to return to the US for his next run of shows. Tour dates available below.
Thomas Jack – Tropical House Volume 5 | Free Download
Sam Smith and his solo career have been exploding over the past fewmonths after being introduced to most the world by his powerful vocals on Disclosure's "Latch". Sam's solo single "Stay With Me" has been flipped upside down thanks to rising young producer / DJ Throttle out of Melborune, Australia who entered our radars with his unstoppable remix of Avicii's "You Make Me". He's completely reconstructed the song for this remix while stepping in a new funkier direction with some disco influence. The result turned out great and Throttle has been nice enough to pass this one out as a free download. Enjoy!
Sam Smith – Stay With Me (Throttle Remix) | Free Download
Dillon Francis is not only known for being one of the biggest producers / DJs on the planet but consistently keeps his fans captivated thru his many alter ego's with the deep house obsessed moniker DJ Hanzel being his most adored one. Hanzel quest to go "one deeper" is portrayed hilariously on Dillon's social media channels (which you can view the Youtube video's below for proof) and though we've seen brief glimpses of an actual live set, we now have a brand new mix Hanzel put together for infamous radio personality Annie Nightingale BBC Radio 1 program. It's 30 minutes of the deepest house music one could ever assemble on gods green earth for your audible pleasure and even comes with a free download to take the party on the road. With Dillon Francis debut studio album Money Sucks, Friends Rule scheduled for release this month via Diplo's Mad Decent label, we cannot wait to see what him and perhaps Hanzel have in store for us all. Enjoy
DJ Hanzel (Dillon Francis) - One Deep Mix | Free Download
A true class act is an understatement to describe breakout producer and TSIS friend 3LAU who is giving out a special release today for us all. Since his massive set at this years EDC Las Vegas on the Main Stage was cut short, 3LAU is gifting fans new and old to the full set which includes 3 exclusive previews of new originals that weren't played out live. 3LAU packed the set with non-stop energy providing thousands with an unforgettable experience while playing in his hometown! Listen to the exclusive premiere below, grab yourself a free download, and above all… Enjoy
3LAU Haus #26 (EDC Las Vegas Edition) | Free Download | Subscribe to 3LAU Podcast
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As Porter Robinson's stock and merit continue to rise ahead of his highly anticipated debut artist album Worlds, the young producer is still finding opportunities to captivate his growing fanbase. Using legendary DJ and radio personality Pete Tong's infamous BBC1 Essential Mix program as his medium, Porter Robinson took to the airwaves last night to go into the mix for 2 whole hours. Sprinkling tracks from his upcoming release such as the jaw dropping creation "Lionhearted" and "Sea Of Voices", Porter debuted a new Anamanaguchi cut of "Sad Machine" along with a handful of future sounding tracks such as GANZ flip of "Hyperparadise", Nero's new single "Satisfy", and much more. Stead yourself for the excitement ahead and stream the mix below! Enjoy
Porter Robinson – BBC1 Essential Mix 2014 | Stream Only
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Is it true? Did legendary UK producer duo Nero unleash an hour long mix to build buzz for their upcoming record? Does said mix also feature a new single "Touch You" amongst a fierce collection of tracks the pair personally currated? Yes indeed and let me just say that Nero's hard hitting style has reached an inspiring acheivement level for others to attain. This could possible be one of the mixes of the year and is lag free of non-stop excitement throughout the release. Savor the mix and tracklist below until we have more solid details on the new album. Enjoy!
Nero - The Satisfy Mix | Stream Only
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Bass heavyweights Zeds Dead are no strangers to putting together a selection of tunes for fellow Mad Decent label mate and head honcho Diplo's infamous BBC 1Xtra radio show "Diplo and Friends". The duo graced the show recently for the third time counting to deliver a genre fusing mix dabbling in a bit of everything from dance evoking deep house / chill house jams, future bass and dubstep heaters, trap heavy turn ups and tracks from their upcoming Somewhere Else EP into one cohesive playlist. We've also included a short EP teaser to tide you over until it's July 1st release on Mad Decent. Stream both offerings from Zeds Dead below and above all… Enjoy!
Zeds Dead – Diplo and Friends Mix | Free Download | Pre-Order Somewhere Else EP
Zeds Dead – Somewhere Else EP Teaser
New York duo The Knocks are back with the latest annual edition of their Memorial Day Weekend in Ibiza mix series just in time for the 3 day weekend. For Volume 4, we are taken on a blast to the past with some perfect throwback dance songs like "Better Off Alone" amongst some of the freshest new tracks. We also hear the premiere of the Dave Edwards remix of their single "The One (Ft. Sneaky Soundsystem)". Stream the mix below and grab a free download on us. Enjoy!
The Knocks – Memorial Day Weekend In Ibiza Volume 4 | Free Download
World Premiere: Thomas Jack Presents Tropical House Vol. 3 Bakermat Guest Mix + Exclusive Interview [Free Download]Posted in Bangin, Mix / Playlist, Premieres by nick | Tags: Bakermat, Free Download, Premiere, Thomas Jack, Tropical House
We couldn't be happier to announce our official partnership with rising Australian producer / DJ Thomas Jack and his incredible Tropical House Mixtape series. Having premiered Volume 1 and Volume 2 with HUGE success along with how big of fans all of us at TSIS are of this Tropical House movement, it only made sense to officially partner up with TJ as the official presenter of the series. On top of the latest mix in the series, we also had a chance to catch up with Tom for a few questions about him and this Tropical House ideology.
We have something for Volume 3, the first guest mix of the series showcasing some of the other amazing artists showcasing the tropical house sound. Today the Dutch producer Bakermat has carved his own sound so much that he has landed his own stage at this years Tomorrowland. He's delivered an incredible 60 minute mix with some of his best originals, remixes and favorite current tracks.
Thomas Jack Tropical House Volume 3: Bakermat Guest Mix | Free Download
I wanted to know more about Thomas Jack and what this Tropical House movement was all about, here's what we had to say:
Where are you original from and where do you reside now?
I am originally from a small country town called Bemboka in New South Wales, Australia. Currently I live in Bathurst which is a university town, where I used to study before I pursued my music career.
Are there any particular artists who have influenced / inspired you to create music?
There has been a lot of influences on my career, but it all started with the man Paul Kalkbrenner. I love all his tracks and seeing him live was mind blowing. The myriad of emotions which he evokes in his tracks is incredible. My favourites from him are definitely "Facing The Sun (Paul Kalkbrenner Remix)" & "Aaron." Bakermat has also had a huge influence on my music and has really inspired me after I heard his track "Vandaag." From there, the combination of the two gave me a good starting point to create my own sound and develop the type of music I wanted to bring to people.
We've seen you coin the term “Tropical House” used to describe your music, could you tell us a more on the genre and how it applies to your music.
The genre "Tropical House" was kind of a joke at the start. One of my mates told me to label my music under a genre. I loved summer vibes and the beach so I thought tropical house would be a cool name. The genre, for me, is more of a vibe which seems to be coming through certain artist's music recently. Tropical House is still in the early stages but I'm excited to see what kind of sounds develop.
The prominence of deep house music within the last 2 years has brought a new wave of production to the table. Has the genre had an impact in your music making process?
Deep House has had a huge influence on my music. It has similarities to my music and I tend to play a lot of it in my sets. People like Claptone, Andhim, Kolombo, Pleasurekraft and Duke Dumont have some epic tunes and have given me a lot of ideas for my music.
Can you reveal any juicy details for your upcoming “Tropical House” Mixtapes?
Ah, there is so much going on with it at the moment and it's really exciting. I can't give too much away but I have some massive guest mixes coming up over the next few months which are going to be, well, massive! These also include huge premiers of their upcoming tracks and much more. The mixtape series is all about sharing good vibes and bringing the sounds of Tropical House to people that have never heard it before. The guest mixes will include not only the best in the genre but also new artists that are creating fantastic music.
Having extensively toured around your native country, do you have any shows that stick out amongst the rest?
There are so many its hard to choose from, but if I had to pick one it would have to be my last show in Melbourne, Australia. The event was run by two of my house mates which was pretty interesting as they had never organised an event before. They are pretty relaxed guys so it was a bit worrying, but the event was insane. Everyone had such a good vibe and it was a super loose night.
You were scheduled to come stateside for a national tour this winter and spring, but were denied each time. What were the difficulties behind getting your Visa and when will you be returning to America?
Haha, the whole thing has been so frustrating, but its almost over and we will soon have the visa. I generally give out my music for free and didn't have many relations with labels which was the issue to not getting the visa, but I finally have some solid official remix's coming out and an original coming out with someone awesome. I should be touring American/Canada in September if things keep going to plan!
From diverse music festivals to emerging new talent, the Australian music scence exploded to new heights towards the end of last year. What is your view on its current status as one of electronic music's hottest territories?
The Australian music scene is awesome at the moment. There are so many artists coming out and doing their own thing and reaching a global audience which is awesome. There are also so many different genres being created and the scene is really booming at the moment. Right now I think it's epic and I can only see it getting better this year.
Maybe this could put out some feelers for new music, but who are some artists you would like to collab with?
There are so many talented artists out there and so many people I would love to work with. My favorite part of making music is the fusion of different sounds from all around the globe. I really love working with instrumentalists who use interesting instruments and create sounds that have never been heard before. Klingande is an artist I've been talking to about collaborating and I really think we could create a track with some sexy vibes. Also I know a lot of people have been wanting myself and Kygo to get together and make a track. I can say that it is actually happening at the moment which is really exciting.
What is your view on the chill music movement that is happening right now all across the world?
I love it! There are so many artists starting to get involved in it. I feel it has so much room to expand and there are so many directions it can go. The acoustic remixes/edits seem to be huge at the moment and they are awesome to work with as they have so much room for creative development. I have huge faith that it will continue to grow as there are so many amazing artists putting out incredible music. It's people like Kygo – who has blown up over the past few months, hitting huge numbers on his SoundCloud and on YouTube, making those epic remix's with that sexy high pitched synth and his amazing melodies – who are going to make waves in the music scene. Bakermat is also doing huge things with his music. He has really taken off with that sexy sax sound. How can't you get a good vibe from it? It will be interesting to see where the chill music scene stands at the end of this year and to see how it has evolved.
I'd like to thank all my fans for the continuous support and love you have for my music. Also all of my friends old and new that inspire me everyday to keep doing what I love.
The Canadian trio of live musicians and a DJ better known as Keys N Krates were recently given the honor of putting together a mix for the hit BBC 1Xtra radio program Diplo & Friends. Like other's before them, the group went deep into their arsenal to showcase tracks from fellow peers, various special edits, and originals / remixes created by the guys over the course of a hours time. The mix dabbles heavily between trap and bass genres, but features a live element with Adam Tune's drumming talents on display throughout the guest set. Stream Keys N Krates mix below and grab a free download now! Enjoy
Keys N Krates – Diplo & Friends Mix | Free Download
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While the dust has settled from one of the largest gatherings for electronic music enthusiasts globally, Ultra Music Festival in Miami, we are still seeing sets surface from the event. Bro Safari has been kind enough to pass out his entire set in high quality as a free download for those who couldn't make it down and those who caught it live to relive the performance once more. The set is packed full of unreleased remixes and originals from himself and friends on top of all the hottest tracks out all perfectly mixed as Bro Safari always does so well. Stream the high energy set below and grab a free download thanks to him. Enjoy!
Bro Safari – Ultra Music Festival | Free Download
After delivering a straight pillow talk mix on Toddla T's radio show earlier this year, emerging New York beat maker extraordinaire Sweater Beats is at it again with another fresh mix for your audible pleasure. Mad Decent founder Diplo commissioned the producer to put together a guest set on his infamous BBC show and we have the privilege of premiering the hour long mix that commingles R&B, downtempo, future bass, and chill trap genre's. The infectiously smooth set features some unreleased music (Including "Sir Rock" from Louis Futon which is coming out on the first ever TSIS Records release) as well and will surely induce some euphoric vibes as soon as you press play. Stream the mix below and grab a free download for your music library too! Enjoy
Sweater Beats – Diplo & Friends Mix | Free Download
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!