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Skrillex Releases Hilarious Official Mothership Tour 2014 Recap Video

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With a name synonymous for bringing electronic music to the forefront of our culture and society, Skrillex continues to propel his music and overall brand into newfound territory throughout 2014. As he prepares for another stint on the road this coming fall, the iconic producer and DJ delivers an official tour recap video of the highly successful Mothership Tour that brought together Mad Decent artists Dillion Francis and DJ Snake along with OWSLA recruits Milo & Otis and What So Not for a remarkable journey across the United States this past spring / summer. Highlights include Dillon Francis getting PLUR with fans, the group showcasing their various dance skills, and of course many top notch shots of the guys performing in-front of sold out crowds! Steam the video below and be sure to check out the fall tour dates here! Enjoy

Skrillex – Mothership Tour US 2014 Video Recap

Kygo Announces New Endless Summer Tour Dates With Anna Lunoe + All Out (Hotel Garuda Remix) : Deep House Remix [Free Download]

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Norwegian overnight star Kygo announced his recent US leg of the Endless Summer Tour 2 weeks back and the entire thing sold out in a matter of a flash except a few remaining dates. Well he has now announced the European part of his world tour along with more dates in the US including LA, SF and Brooklyn where he is having the incredible Australian star Anna Lunoe as support. The new dates are all on sale now and you can buy tickets through the link below.

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9/29 - Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn NY: PURCHASE TICKETS
10/5 – The Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA: PURCHASE TICKETS
10/8 – Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA: PURCHASE TICKETS
10/12 – The Fonda Theartre, Los Angeles, CA PURCHASE TICKETS

Also in honor of Anna Lunoe supporting LA, SF and Brooklyn, we have a brand new remix of her infectious single "All Out" done by the NY duo Hotel Garuda. We have an exclusive premiere of the free download for all of our readers, so listen below and grab the download. Enjoy!

Anna Lunoe – All Out (Hotel Garuda Remix) | Free Download

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Big Gigantic Announce “Touch The Sky Tour” Ft. Paper Diamond and Manic Focus

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One of TSIS's favorite acts and fellow Boulder, Colorado natives Big Gigantic are set to embark on their latest run of shows this upcoming fall! The duo are best known for their unforgettable live shows and "Touch The Sky Tour", which gets it's name from the lead single from the groups last full length album, will deliver just that when it kicks off October 4th at the legendary Madison Square Garden where Big G will be supporting Bassnectar for his massive event. The tour runs throughout the US for the following month and has support from long time friend Paper Diamond who is coming off his own sold out nationwide tour and Liberated Music artists Manic Focus and The Floozies; a cast of artists who are the perfect guests to start every night on the perfect note. Big Gigantic will also be supporting Skrillex on 4 nights of his tour between October 20th – 23rd! 

Purchase Tickets for the "Touch The Sky Tour Here"

Tour dates after the jump.

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Flosstradamus Release Tour Documentary And Announce “HDYNATION” Tour

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Chicago's very own Flosstradmaus are set to give back to the fans and people that have supported their "go harder than hard" mentality since the days of playing low-key clubs to headlining major music festivals such as Coachella, Hard Summer, and Ultra Music Festival. The guys behind the well known trap movement are embarking on new HDYNATION tour that will kick off in their hometown on Nov 8th at UIC Pavilion and travel to 20 cities with opening support form energetic Miami producer duo GTA and Curtis Willaims w/ Two-9! 

The announcement comes with a look back at Flosstradamus's previous IRL Tour via a behind-the-scenes video showcasing candid interviews with the duo and their fans along with tour footage and features their recent chilled out single "Rebound". The main element that sets Flosstradamus apart from many acts is that they've created and fostered an actual community underneath the title HDYNATION, which brings HDYBYZ and HDYGRLZ from all walks of life together to share music and attend live events while sporting the highly sought after merchandise that Curt and Josh have developed in an in-house, grassroots manner. As you can see from the video below, the guys are truly humble and thankful for the opportunities that have come their way and this new tour will bring about a stronger connection between fans new and old! Pre-sale tickets are available now and you can expect shows to sell out leading up to the first date, so don't snooze on the early advantage. Enjoy

Flosstradamus – HDYNATION Tour 2014 | Pre-Sale Tickets

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Skrillex and OWSLA Give Out 20 Free Songs via BitTorrent

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A growing amount of producers and record labels are embracing the distribution method of using BitTorrent Bundles to pass out a large number of free music to fans, a trend started by Gramatik and Pretty Lights who were the pioneers of the free music movement. 

Well today Skrillex and his OWSLA record label have thrown together quite an impressive pack of 20 songs; some were huge chart topping singles like What So Not's "Jaguar" to SNAILS x Antiserum's "Wild" and some brand new unreleased tracks like the Silverback remix of TC's "Get Down Low" among many more. Coinciding with the song release are 3 music videos and some high quality artworks. There is a full file and track list below.

They have also included a free 30 day trial to their monthly subscription service The Nest, a 15% off coupon to the OWSLA webstore and chance to win a Skrillex box set and OWSLA x Long clothing collab merch pack. 

You can download the pack all the free songs, videos and more via Bittorent here. If you don't know what Bittorent is and are confused on how to use it to download, follow these How To BitTorrent steps here.

Snails & Antiseruum – Wild 

What So Not – Jaguar 

Full tracklist of all the free tracks and more after the jump.

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Mat Zo Releases Free “The Up Down Left Right” EP On His Own New Record Label [Free Download]

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Breakout UK producer and DJ Mat Zo who's unable to stick with one style or genre has always wanted to do things his own way, so estasblishing his own imprint within the electronic world only made sense. Mat Zo joins the ranks of Diplo (Mad Decent), Skrillex (OWSLA),  Claude VonStroke (Dirtybird), A Trak (Fools Gold) and others by starting his very own music label called Mad Zoo and has wasted little time in putting out its debut release via a two track The Up Down Left Right EP. The first single off the release is a disco-filled collaboration with The Knocks titled "Get Up 2 Get Down", and the newest track showcases Mat Zo at his finest yet again  as he puts together an techy array of electro twists and house appeal on "Left and Right". The EP is available for free download for a limited time only thanks to Mat Zo, so we strongly urge you to act on this gift now and be sure to look out for more releases via Mad Zoo in the near future! Enjoy

Mat Zo – The Up Down Left Right EP | Free Download

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Kill the Noise To Embark On Massive “Majestic As Fak” Tour With Milo & Otis, Botnek, Two Fresh and Ape Drums

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Kill the Noise, one of the most powerful names in bass music along with being signed to Skrillex's OWLSA label and starting Slow Roast Records with DJ Craze, has just announced his newest run of shows underneath the humorous title "Majestic As Fak Tour". The tour kicks off on Sept 30th in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at The Varsity and will continue for 30 stops all across the US. KTN is bringing out an amazing cast of support acts including OWLSA signed act Milo & Otis, breakout Canadian producer duo Botnek, Texas dancehall enthusiast Ape Drums, and infamous beatmakers Two Fresh. These are going to be shows you don't want to miss if you can make it to any of the dates.

We have a limited amount of early bird pre-sale tickets for every date of the tour via TSIS ticketing available today with lowered ticket fees to help you guys out before general on sale for the tour next Monday August 18th.

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[TSIS PREMIERE] Mapei – Don’t Wait (R3hab Remix) : Massive Funk / Electro House Remix

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The captivating Swedish singer Mapei exploded onto the internet's radar through her unforgettable single "Don't Wait" which even inspired Chicago favorite Chance The Rapper and his Social Experiment band to apply a fresh rendition to the original. Now the single has received quite an impressive remix from house star R3hab, whose stepped outside of what you'd expect from him to deliver a groove filled twist. Mapei's vocals are perfectly accented by the funky new synths and melodies. Release details are unknown at this moment, but you can stream the exclusive TSIS premiere below for the time being! Enjoy

Mapei is going to be hitting the road supporting Lykke Li on her upcoming 14 date fall tour. You can see all the dates below.

Mapei – Don't Wait (R3hab Remix) | Stream Only

LYKKE LI SUPPORT DATES

9/17 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
9/19 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
9/22 – San Diego, CA – North Park Theatre
9/23 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
9/27 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre
9/28 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
9/30 – Toronto, ON – Kool Haus
10/1 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
10/3 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
10/4 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
10/6 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
10/8 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle 
10/9 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues Orlando

Skrillex Announces Massive Fall Tour With ASAP Ferg, Branchez and More

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With the initial summer leg and European dates a thing of the past, it was only a matter of time before iconic LA producer / DJ Skrillex announced a fall edition of touring to our delight! The 26 date journey kicks off at the end of September and will see the likes of electro-soul / funk duo Big Gigantic, trap / house heavyweights GTA and DJ Snake, beatmakers Branchez, Kaytranaada, & DJ Mustard, rap act ASAP Ferg, fellow OWSLA label mates Valentino Khan and Alesia and a few others jumping on for various dates. Tickets go on sale on August 15th, be sure to grab one for the venue closest to your location! Enjoy

Skrillex – Fall Tour 2014 | Tickets

 

Skrillex 2014 Fall Tour Dates After The Jump

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Diplo Announces Jack U Mixtape With Skrillex And Shares First Song “Take Your There”

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Diplo is quite the guy I must say. He's never one to let up on providing entertainment from his stream of greatness via social media or jokingly acknowledging that his recent cut of Lorde "Tennis Court" didn't exceed the remix done by friend and Australian powerhouse producer Flume. The Mad Decent head honcho recently took to Reddit to conduct an AMA and shared some juicy news on his supergroup project with Skrillex known as Jack U. The breakout collaboration of these two titans is coming out with a full length mixtape, which is something that could potentially crash the internet upon its release. The overflow of new material between the two  found its way into Diplo's recently as he played out their first single "Take You There" in front of a daytime crowd. Though the video doesn't have the best audio, you can hear the excitement (largely the two girls confessing their love for Diplo) as songstress Kiesza lays down her pipes over a Jack U produced trap and bass beat that screams massive banger. Until we see the official release of the single or the news on the highly anticipated mixtape… Enjoy!

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Jack U – Take You There feat. Kiesza (Played by Diplo)

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! 

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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