We were overcome with excitement when Gorillaz animator Jaime Hewlett announced “Yes Gorillaz Returns” on Instagram, and now the wheels are in motion for a new album as they are heading into the studio this September.
The virtual animation band’s frontman Damon Albarn appeared on Australian TV ABC to announce he's "starting recording in September for a new Gorillaz record. I've just been really, really busy so I haven't had a chance. I'd love to just get back into that routine of being at home and coming to the studio five days a week.” Earlier this year, Albarn released Magic Whip with his band Blur as their first album since 2003, and this will be the first Gorillaz album since 2011’s The Fall. Stay tuned for more info!
Just last week Kanye West gave Chance the Rapper a shout out stating that he is one of the "most talented young new artists" and even hinted at a potentiall future collab during his Ottawa Bluefest set. We shared the video of Chance absolutely losing his shit upon hearing Kanye which you can watch here.
Well just today, Chance visited Chicago talk show Windy City LIVE! where he was asked a series of questions, which quickly led to a discussion about Kanye. After being asked if the two artists have been working together, Chance confirms stating "Me and Kanye and a lot of Chicago artists, a lot of dope artists, are working on a collaborative effort that will be released tentatively.” You can watch the entire 42 minute talk show below where Chance goes in detail about upcoming performances including headlining Pitchfork Festival and linking up with Donnie Trumpet amongst various other topics.
It sounds like this "collaborative effort" might be more than just a song. Kanye West's last collaborative project was with Jay-Z on the 2011 Watch the Throne, could this be the next collab project for him? Chance also just released the album "Surf" with Donnie Trumpet, which featured his group of bandmates and too many friends to name. Could we be looking at Kanye West + Chance the Rapper & The Social Experiement EP or mixtape or album?? We can only speculate, but will fill you in as more info pours in. Comment below and enjoy!
One of favorite music festivals in the world, Electric Forest recently ended for the 2015 edition of the festival and it was quite a special one. The entire TSIS team was out at the Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan as we all took part in the growingly magical event. From the unbeatbable crowd to the stunning atmosphere, non stop great music and some of the most epic after parties we have ever thrown, this will go down as one of the best years yet.
Make sure to check out our post recapping the epic B2B2B2B after parties with Skrillex, 12th planet, Snails and many more along with the epic 4 hour Mr. Carmack forest sunrise party at the stage that doesn't exist, or the closing party where we had Big Gigantic and Cherub playing on top of RV's in GA camping.
On top of all of this we also brought out the TSIS booth for it's third year at the festival where we ran artist meet & Greet with some of the DJs that were playing the festival including Galantis, Datsik, Alison Wonderland, SNAILS, Big Gigantic, Borgeous, Crizzly, Break Science and Matoma.
We also debuted our new line of summer merchandise (That can be purchase in our online store here).
You can see all of the meet & greet photos below and see some of the amazing live and lifestyle photos we grabbed at festival thanks to our awesome photographer Jason Seigel and guest Georgia Modi. 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 collection of some amazing exclusive shots. We are rolling out most of the best shots through the TSIS Instagram here.
Big Gigantic Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)
Alison Wonderland (Click Here)
Datsik Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)
SNAILS Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)
More Meet & Greet photos after the jump.
Electric Forest Defines the Idea Of A “Secret Set” With Skrillex, Datsik, 12th Planet, SNAILS, Mr. Carmack and Big Gigantic [Editorial + Photo + Video]Posted in Bangin, Chill, Events, News by Bryan | Tags: 12th Planet, Big Gigantic, Carmack, Cherub, Crizzly, Datsik, Electric Forest, Honeycomb, Mr. Carmack, OWSLA, Secret Sets, Selection, Skrillex, SNAILS, Team Supreme, Vaski
Make sure to follow the TSIS Instagram here for more exclusive photos and videos from EF posted daily.
Even before the now infamous TSIS secret closing party with Big Gigantic and Cherub, which took place on top of RV’s in General Admission camping the last night of Electric Forest, Thissongissick.com already had two other epic secret sets under our belts that will go down as festival folklore for years to come.
We were slated to curate the “Good Life” stage located in VIP camping on Friday night and amassed a collection of bass brethren to throw down a very rare b2b2b2b2b2b take-over that kicked off at 3AM. After decimating the main stage crowd with a close out set, OWSLA head honcho and Jack Ü co-captain Skrillex lead the charge and was joined behind the decks by Firepower Records ace Datsik, SMOG general and last minute festival addition 12th Planet, vomitstep aficionado Snails, pizza-gang advocate and crunk-step innovator Crizzly, and dubstep maverick Vaski.
All six DJs/producers took the stage together across four CDJs. The song selection was nothing short of organized chaos as bass banger after bass banger melted the faces of all 1000+ attendee’s that packed the very intimate tent till just past 6AM.
Recreating something as stacked and intimate as this set was a daunting challenge, but a series of blessed events opened the door for another secret set Saturday night. This time marked our first return to the luminous forest since the iconic 2012 TSIS secret set that gave birth to Big Grizmatik (Big Gigantic + GRiZ + Gramatik). One of the most forward thinking producers in the game Mr. Carmack was chosen as man to start the night off, and ended up delivering much more.
As we commandeered the Grand Artique stage around 4:30AM, Mr. Carmack took a seat and went into the mix for 4 hours and played the perfect blend of soul, funk gritty bass, hip-hop and more. He not only unloaded an uncountable amount of unreleased originals and remixes from himself and friends, but then moved into mo-town hits, R&B classics and more for one of the most eclectic sets anyone in attendance had ever experienced.
There was a cast of other artists from the festival that were set to follow, but Mr. Carmack was nailing the vibe so perfectly that they allowed him to keep going.
Then, something magical happened toward the middle / end of Mr. Carmack's set. Newcomer hip-hop MC Honeycomb started beatboxing over the producer's funky beats. Having picked up on the vibes from the sidelines, the two were soon accompanied on stage by The Fungineer members Lafa Taylor, Kyrian Bobeerian and Honey LaRochelle, who delivered an unbelievable display of vocal talents alongside bass player Simply B (Brandon B Barker). It became a completely organic live band that even saw Carmack switch from Traktor to drum duties.
This unintentionally became one of the most outrageous and unexpected live musical experiences we've been apart of yet, and was further enhanced by a pristine sunrise that spread throughout the forest.
To be completely honest, we aren't sure if any other festival could house something so special and secretive compared to what the Thissongissick secret sets at Electric Forest became this year. We'd like to thank the Electric Forest team for the opportunity to craft these very special parties, and both Ryan Hug and Michael Silberman for their added assistantce. But most importantly, we'd love to thank those who attended these unforgetable performances with us so late in the evening. You best believe that 2016 will see another round of secret sets sponored by Thissongissick, so start planning your Electric Forest trip now! Enjoy
[Giveaway] Win Tickets To Dead Rocks and A Backstage Colorado-Style ‘Coffee Break’ with Zeds Dead and more!Posted in Contests, Events, News by chrissy | Tags: Colorado, Dead Rocks, dillion francis, Paper Diamond, Red Rocks, Red Rocks Amphitheater, Uber, Zeds Dead
Zeds Dead are making their triumphant return to the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre stage in just a few short weeks with their "Dead Rocks" event. For 2015 edition of the event the line up manages to top last year's and including Dillon Francis, Paper Diamond, Haywyre, Mija, and Hunter Siegel.
Coming up on Thursday July 2nd this is sure to be another epic night on the rocks and we've teamed up with Hooks and DC to bring one lucky winner and a friend to the show VIP style. Enter through the widget below for your chance to win 2 VIP tickets to Dead Rocks, a room at Colorado's first marijuana friendly hotel NativHotel in downtown Denver, an Uber ride to and from Red Rocks, and a Zeds Dead and Thissongissick merch package.
On top of all that, the winner and a friend get to go back stage at Red Rocks for one of Zeds Dead's legendary "Coffee Breaks"!
Enter below, good luck!
- 2 VIP Tickets to Dead Rocks & watch set from VIP
- Hotel room at NativHotel (Marijuana friendly hotel in Downtown Denver)
- An Uber ride to and from Red Rocks
- ZD and TSIS merch package
- A private 'Coffee Break' with Hooks & DC & you & a friend backstage with the finest beans in all of Colorado
Recently the creator of Minecraft and active EDM enthusiast Markus Persson has become a multi billionaire and has been spending his money in some pretty amazing ways. Just earlier this year he bought one of the most outrageous houses in LA and had a house party with Skrillex, Diplo and many others.
Well today we bring you his latest shenanigan, a 20,000 person private party thrown in the middle of Los Angels Memorial Coliseum, under a massive pitched up tent where some of the most epic visuals were projected onto the entire ceiling. He brought out DJ icons Skrillex, Diplo, DJ Snake and even rappers Rae Srremmurd. He did this to celebrate E3, which for those outside of the gaming world is the biggest trade show of the year in gaming with all the newest products getting debuted (Think of it as the SXSW of the gaming world).
Watch below and see a taste of the absolutely insane visuals and hear some unreleased music.
Video Credit: Glen Jamn
Photo Credit: Rukes
Win Tickets to Sold Out Electric Forest Music Festival & The ThisSongIsSick Artist Meet & Greet SchedulePosted in Contests, Events, News, Uncategorized by chrissy | Tags: Big Gigantic, Contest, Electric Forest, free tickets, Meet and Greet
We couldn't be more excited for one of our favorite festivals of the year, Electric Forest that takes place in Rothbury, Michigan. The festival that's now in it's 5th year is known not only for it's incredibly diverse lineup, but the now infamous Forest setting that it takes place in, and the interactive art installation filled "Sherwood Forest" that you can roam around in and catch unexpected surprises. The festival sold out under 24 hours after revealing it's lineup this year. We have a very special opportunity to send a lucky winner and their friend to the festival with not only tickets but they will even get to hang out with Big Gigantic at the private Artist's Pool area, get to watch them on stage during their set and even get to skip the line at some of the artist meet and greets. Enter the CONTEST BELOW
This year's year includes acts Bassnectar, Skrillex, Kaskade, Flume, The String Cheese Incident, Big Gigantic, Carnage, Break Science, Borgeous, Claude VonStroke, Datsik, Flux Pavilion, G-Eazy, Gramatik, ODESZA, Alison Wonderland, Galantis, SNAILS, Crizzly, Matoma amongst many many more.
For the 3rd year in a row, TSIS will have our booth set up at the Tripolee stage where we will be running meet and greets with some of the festival's best artists. This year we'll be hosting Galantis and Borgeous
London based Gully Type radio show premiered a brand new unexpected collaboration between Skrillex, Clams Casino, Rat King's Hak and Kelela last night and it is just what we wanted. Clams Casino's signature chilled out production paired with Skrillex's bass heavy influence makes makes for the unexpectedly perfect foundation for Kelela and Hak to lay down their lines. Be on the look out for the official stream and enjoy the radio rip below. Enjoy
[PREMIERE] Camp Bisco Announces New Location & Drops Insane Lineup Ft. The Disco Biscuits, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Big Gigantic & MorePosted in Bangin, Chill, Events, News by nick | Tags: Bassnectar, Camp Bisco, Lineup, pretty lights
Camp Bisco is one of the longest running electronic focused camping music festivals in the US, having ran for 13 years primarily in upstate New York. We even had our first ever TSIS stage at the 2013 edition of the festival.
The legendary camping festival left fans heartbroken last year when they took a year off. But today, we have some very exciting news that the festival is in fact returning for 2015. We are pleased to bring you the first look at this year's very impressive lineup. Camp Bisco 13 will take place over July 16th – 18th in a new location in Scranton, PA at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain & Montage Mountain Waterpark just south of New York boarder. Yes, you will now be able to enjoy the ammenity of watching your favorite music from a number of different swimming pools plus zipline rides and more. Watch the video below and get a taste of the experience.
Headliners this year include The Disco Biscuits, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Big Gigantic, STS9, Atmosphere, and Tipper. There are many other sets to also be sure to hit including Snails, Kill The Noise, Jauz, Cherub, Flatbush Zombies, ILOVEMAKONNEN, Lido, Slow Magic, Haywyre, Ghastly, Manic Focus, Mr. Carmack, Louis Futon. This year's Bisco is a festival you will definitely not want to miss so grab tix here before this festival sells out.
One of Electronic music's most original artists, Colorado's own, Pretty Lights has made his annual shows at Red Rocks something you should never miss by always managing to raise the bar on what a live electronic performance can be.
Last year he brought out members of the Colorado Symphony to help him play a few very special sets over 2 nights at the end of the summer. The added full symphony alongside his live band made these shows something very special for all those who were able to attend. We get a glimpse of these today with a just released recap video of last year's two nights at the legendary ampitheatre.
This year he is returning to Red Rocks over August 7th and 8th. There is no details if he will be bringing back out the Symphony again, but he never seems to disappoint, especially with his Red Rocks shows.
Also don't miss out info on his exciting intimate multi-day Telluride camping festival that are taking place this summer over August 28th & 29th.
deadmau5, Bassnectar, The Weeknd, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Big Gigantic & 70+ More Set To Headline Summer Set Music & Camping FestivalPosted in Bangin, Chill, Events, News by nick | Tags: Action Bronson, Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Deadmau5, Summer Set Music Festival, The Weeknd
React Presents and SIM Shows teamed up 3 years ago for the first ever Summer Set Music and Camping Festival which takes place in the outskirts of Minneapolis in a gorgeous outdoor setting over the weekend of Aug 14th-16th this year. For the 4th edition of the festival, they truly amped things up bringing out their most diverse and impressive lineup yet. Spanning electronic, hi-hop, and live music this festival has something special for everyone. The headliners set the tone and include deadamau5, Bassnectar, The Weeknd, and Big Gigantic which would already be enough to make us get to the fest. But just take a look at the unbelievable list of support: hip-hop icons Bone Thugs N Harmony performing with all original members playing E: 1999 in its entirety, plus Action Bronson, Carnage, Die Antwoord, G-Eazy, Lettuce, Lotus, ODESZA, Purity Ring, Railroad Earth, Thievery Corporation, Tycho, and Zeds Dead, to name a few.
This only scratches the surface on this simply massive lineup for Summer Set, which has undoubtedly planted themselves in an entirely different league compared to other festivals in the country.
Selling out is almost guaranteed. Early bird tickets are already gone, so don't miss out getting your tickets while still available here.
The public was led to believe that electronic indie duo Crystal Castles was a thing of the past since front singer Alice Glass announced her removal from the group last October. Well producer and songwriter of the duo Ethan Kath just wrote a pretty shocking and exciting new message letting everyone know that Alice was not even apart of the groups' most popular songs like "Untrust Us", "Crimewave", "Vanished" and more. He has also shareed a brand new song.
Ethan Kath shared this new song with this accompaning blurb: Moments later, Ethan has now removed most of this:
"i wish my former vocalist the best of luck in her future endeavors. i think it can be empowering for her to be in charge of her own project. it should be rewarding for her considering she didn't appear on Crystal Castles' best known songs. (she's not on Untrust Us. Not In Love, Vanished, Crimewave, Vietnam, Magic Spells, Knights, Air War, Leni, Lovers Who Uncover, Violent Youth, Reckless, Year of Silence, Intimate, 1991, Good Time, Violent Dreams etc.). people often gave her credit for my lyrics and that was fine, i didn't care."
You can stream the full song below and lets hope this is the first piece of a forthcoming new EP or even album from Crystal Castles in the near future.
Crystal Castles – Frail
Super-producer Skrillex has been known to work with some incredible people such as Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Chance The Rapper, Justin Bieber and many many more. Today we have news that Sonny is adding to his collab repertoire Rage Against The Machine guitar player Tom Morello and Jay Z-signed artist Jahlil Beats. A picture just surfaced moments ago without many details but we know this could only lead to something HUGE. Seems like Tom Morello is really branching out into the electronic world after a picture of him and Bassnectar in the studio popped up last month as well. We are more than excited to see what comes of these collaborations. We will keep you posted as more info rolls in.
Rising superstar Kygo is taking the dance world by storm one release and mainstage festival play at a time. Well before his massive performance at Coachella yesterday, Kygo announced on his Facebook page that he'd be throwing out 20 special usb sticks in the crowd that would hold a surprise. That surprised ended up being his collab with Dillon Francis titled "Coming Over," and features vocals from James Hershey. You can stream the high quality mp3 below and look out for an official release. Enjoy
Kygo & Dillon Francis (Ft James Hersey) – Coming Over
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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