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Pretty Lights Announces First Ever Multi Day Camping Event In Telluride

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Pretty Lights Telluride 2015

"Two Nights Under The Starlit Skies In The Majestic Colorado Mountains"

Pretty Lights, one of the most influential faces in live electronic music, and Colorado's hero, always continues to keep his fans guessing with unexpected twists every single year. Last year he managed to work with the Colorado Symphony to have them play with him for his last two nights at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre.. a venue he's been selling out for over 4 years now. He has headlined festivals all across the world and played in the smallest and biggest of cities. This week he has revealed some very exciting, and long awaited news, the first ever true Pretty Lights camping event. The guy has been dominating the camping festival circuit for years now, so it only made sense.

He has chosen the gorgeous location of Telluride, Colorado, and specifically the Telluride Town Park, out in the open right next to the gorgeous Rocky Mountains as close as you can get to the stars. He is set takeover the amazing outdoor location over August 28th and 29th this summer where he will be making history. 

This is what Derek Vincent Smith aka Pretty Lights has to say about the special 2 day gathering: 

"I've thought a lot about what a perfect place to throw a Pretty Lights concert might be, and what that actually means. I think that Telluride Town Park might be a place like that. The energy that resonates there is beyond the cusp of my own understanding but it is powerful and undeniable. I think that the seclusion of Telluride creates a real opening to focus on getting in touch.. with each other, ourselves, and the vibrations we experience as music, light, and life. PLUS the stars shine incredibly bright and the mountains are jaw dropping. These two nights in Telluride will be an awesome and historic opportunity to experience a live Pretty Lights show in what may be the perfect venue," 

You can purchase tickets to this special, extremely unique event through here on Feb 27th.

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Kanye West Debuts New Song “Wolves” Featuring Cashmere Cat, Sia & Vic Mensa

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Kanye West

Kanye West has been building a heavy amount of buzz around both his upcoming album and the debut of his newest shoe collaboration, the Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost. The shoe was revealed at a presentation in New York hours ago that was also streamed to 50 theaters around the world. 

The presentation also managed to debut a brand new song, “Wolves”, from his upcoming, still untitled new album. The song features an auto-tuned Yeezy alongside rising Chicago rapper Vic Mensa and indie singer Sia for a perfect combination. Cashmere Cat has also just revealed via Twitter that himself and Sinjan Hawke are the ones responsible for production on this upcoming tune.

You can hear the new song via a fan’s video of most of the presentation below.

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Wolves (feat. Vic Mensa and Sia | Listen for free at bop.fm

 

[TSIS PREMIERE] Euphoria Music & Camping Festival 2015 Lineup Is Huge Ft. Pretty Lights, RL Grime, Adventure Club, Thomas Jack & Many More

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Austin, Texas' Euphoria Music & Camping Festival had an impressive debut last year and is back for an even more explosive 2015 with a lineup that is beyond massive for the relatively new festival. Expanding to three days, over the weekend of April 10th-12th, the festival will take place at the gorgeous Carson Creek Ranch where you can enjoy music by the water.

This year, the festival is bringing out some heavy hitters to headline, including Pretty Lights, Ghostland Observatory, RL Grime, Adventure Club, STS9, and Thievery Corporation. The headliners are accompanied by an all star cast of up and coming as well as well established artists, including Thomas Jack, Break Science, Grandtheft, Paper Diamond, Savoy, EOTO and some insanely strong support talent cast including G Jones, The Geek x XRV, Gigamesh, heRobust, Kap Slap, Kayzo, Lane 8, Luminox, Manic Focus, Marvel Years, Regulators, Sunsquabi, Stooki Sound, Supervision and Viceroy among many others. 

Be sure to pick up your tickets for this exciting festival before they sell out here.

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Electric Forest 2015 Lineup Impresses Everyone With Bassnectar, Skrillex, Flume, Big Gigantic & Much More

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Electric Forest 2015 Lineup

It's no surprise that here at TSIS, one of our favorite music festivals in the world is the unique 4 day festival Electric Forest which manages to live up to the name with the festival taking place in the middle of a forest. Every year the festival manages to bring an impressive variety of both electronic and live acts, and for 2015 the lineup is no different.

Headliners this year include Bassnectar, Skrillex, Flume, KaskadeBig Gigantic and of course The String Cheese Incident

Other top acts include Carl Cox, Claude Von Stroke, Break Science, Datsik, Flux Pavilion, G-Eazy, Gramatik, Green Velvet, Lettuce, John Digweed, Carnage, Lotus, ODESZA, Paul Oakenfold, Phantogram, Sphongle, Tchami, The Motet and Yonder Mountain String Band.

All early bird tickets and VIP packages have sold out, but you can still grab some of the remaining tickets while they last. If there is one festival you attend this summer, this should be it. Buy tickets here

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Kanye West Jumps On Stage At Grammys After Beyoncé Doesn’t Win Album Of The Year

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Kanye West Beck Beyonece Grammys 2015

The 2015 Grammys were filled with a variety of a high energy performances and entertaining laughs, but one of the highlights has to be Kanye West interrupting Beck accepting the Album of The Year award, beating out Beyoncé.

This pays an ode to when he stopped Taylor Swift from accepting the award for Best Female Video Of the Year in 2009 beating out Beyoncé's "Single Ladies" at the MTV 09' VMA's.

This of course is a joke with Kanye smiling the whole time and Beck even offering for him to speak on the mic, but either way is worth the hilarious laugh. 

Also, even funnier is Jay-Z's horridly amused face from the crowd witnessing Kanye go on stage.

Spring Awakening Music Festival Announces Huge 2015 Lineup Ft. Zedd, Diplo, Hardwell, Eric Prydz, Zeds Dead, Flosstradamus, Duke Dumont, Jamie Jones and More

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Spring Awakening Music Festival Lineup

Spring Awakening Music Festival has just announced it's 4th annual lineup and it is nothing short of exciting.

The festival will take place again at the iconic Soldier Field stadium in our other home city of Chicago, and will see more than 100,000 attendees over the weekend of June 12th-14th. SAMF has an impressive list of headliners including Zedd, Diplo, Hardwell, Eric Prydz, Afrojack, Tiesto and even a surprise headliner that is yet to be announced. The festival also includes a slew of other notable acts such as Duke Dumont, Zeds Dead, Dada Life, Flosstradamus, Jamie Jones, Adventure Club, Bro Safari, Grandtheft, Keys N Krates, Oliver Heldens, Tommy Trash, Thomas Jack, Savoy, W&W, Wolfgang Gartner, TJR, Sander Van Doorn, Dusky, Lane 8, Yellow Claw and many many more. 

We hope to see you out there and early bird tickets are already gone, so pick yours up here before it sells out!

Skrillex And What So Not Are Working With Toto, The Artist Who Wrote “Africa”

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Skrillex has been known to work with some massive collaborators over the years like A$AP Rocky, Fatman Scoop, Chance the Rapper among many many others, but his latest is sure to surprise everyone. Over the past year Skrillex has been playing the 80's band Toto's iconic hit "Africa" during his sets, Inspired by his Australian friends What So Not. The track added a flashback to a timeless classic and a nice change of pace during both artists' high energy sets. 

Well now it has been revealed that these hugely accredited producers are working with the LA based 6 piece band, over 30 years since the original hit was made. This should lead to some very interesting things given the polar opposite differences in their musical styles. We are looking forward to seeing what they both cooked up. Here's Toto's facebook status and more in depth thoughts about working with the producers below.

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Here is what Toto had to say about Skrillex being such a nice guy to work with and how working with What So Not was a meeting of 2 generations.

"It is VERY melodic and Joe and I sang and the band is very cool and Skrillex is a very nice guy and very creative as are the team "What So Not' It was a 'love fest' right away and we created something from a germ of an idea they had and it was a meeting of 2 generations.. NEVER would have thought it worked.. they called US and we went and ended up writing and recording a VERY cool piece. It will be interesting to see what they do with this. I love a new fresh challenge. We all walked away happy on both sides. Great experiment that worked. Dont worry.. Toto is NOT going dubstep haha It was fun session and we made some new friends."

 

Thomas Jack To Perform Monumental 8 Hour DJ Set

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Thomas Jack 8 Hour Set

The trendsetter of the tropical house sound along with Kygo, the growing Aussie star Thomas Jack, continues to keep things fresh with his latest exciting announcement. He has just unleashed the news that he will perform his longest DJ set to date on February 19th at New York's increasingly infamous club Output. This will actually be the longest set to ever take place at the relatively new club. These overly extended sets seem to be a trend amongst the best of the underground DJs and it is impressive to see Tom taking up the challenge. If you are anywhere close to New York this is a date you absolutely do not want to miss. There are very limited amount of tickets available and you can pick them up here. Hope to see you there!

Kygo Is Headlining First North American Music Festival, CounterPoint

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Kygo Joines William Morris

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. 

DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge Deliver Chilling “You Know You Like It” Music Video

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While often a silent, no facial expression given figure, DJ Snake extraordinary rise to the top of dance music is a humbling one at best. The Paris born producer broke onto the radar in 2012 with the summertime anthem "Bird Machine," and has never look backed since. He even nabbed a Grammy nomination for his chart smashing single "Turn Down For What" with Lil' Jon among many other accolades this year.

As the world waits on the prominent figures next step, DJ Snake tops off his incredible year with an official music video for his "You Know You Like It" collaboration with UK vocalist AlunaGeorge. The visual direction focuses on an Ape (or, perhaps an orangutan… i'm unsure) who's depicted as a pusher of sorts. His seedy dealings are strung together via an engaging storyboard that coincides with the songs attractive production and lush vocals. 

DJ Snake and AlunaGeorge – You Know You Like It (Official Music Video)

Ultra Music Festival 2015 Lineup Leaks With Kygo, Skrillex, Jamie Jones And More On Lineup

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Ultra Music Festival 2015 Leaked Lineup Kygo Dixon

Ultra Music Festival  and Miami Music Week / Winter Music Conference is one of the largest gatherings for electronic music globally transcending annually in the beautiful city of Miami, Florida. Past lineups have always been an outstanding display of talent ranging from some of the biggest DJs in both the underground and mainstream; and this year is no different.

Some of the most surprising names on the leaked line up are newcomers Kygo, ODESZA, Gorgon City, RAC, and Kiesza who will be taking over the live stage this year. Making us wonder, what would Kygo live set might entail?

Some other notable new headliners would have to be RA nominated #1 underground DJs Dixon and Tale Of Us both being featured as headliners for their first time. We also see all 3 members of Swedish House Mafia playing their own sets as both Axwell Ingrosso and Sebastian Ingrosso solo. These are among many other shocking and exciting names on the lineup, but we didn't want to keep this information from you guys any longer. Who else are you excited about?

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Zedd Releases Full Length ‘Moment Of Clarity’ Documentary

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Zedd Moment Of Clarity

Anton Zaslavski aka "Zedd", the German producer who became an international star in 2013 thanks to his Clarity album which won a grammy for the album's lead single "Clarity" featuring Foxes. He set out on a year long Clarity Tour in support of the album and brought out a show no one would forget. Anyone who was lucky enough to catch a date of the tour was treated to a custom light and laser production setup that could light up a stadium, yet was brought to venues that were much smaller for an epic experience. 

This 30 minute long documentary really captures the journey, from Zedd personally setting up the production on the first night to discussing speaking with Skrillex online for the first time to reaching out to Hayley Williams and the entire release around ’Stay The Night’ and much much more. This really lets you see a more personal side of Zedd showing you not only what nice of a guy he is, but also how hands on he is with the entire business of him as an artist which is rare to see.

To see Zedd experience such a level of success is really incredible making us think back to when Thissongissick actually brought out Zedd for one of his first shows in the US ever in Boulder, CO at the even more intimate Fox Theatre in 2011.

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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

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