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

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Electric Forest Thissongissick Booth 2013

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!

 

Watch the streams from Skrillex and friends last stop on the Mothership Tour at the breathtaking mountain filled Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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      "Red rocks is like something in between Lion King and… Mars". - Skrillex."

Ever since iconic producer / DJ Skrillex announced his massive Mothership Tour across the United States, many electronic music enthusiasts including ourselves eyed two very special dates on the list. With Thissongissick establishing itself within Boulder, Colorado, we had the opportunity to witness the two night run of Skrillex and a wonderful cast of producers and rappers at the legendary Red Rocks Ampitheatre just a few miles away on June 20th & 21st. Last night the event was live streamed to the masses via the internet and in case you missed the chance to watch have no fear, we have sets from French future house producer Tchami, chill bass visionaries Vindata, hip-hop dj / producer DJ Mustard, iconic UK garage / bass act Jack Beats, and two hours of genre blending mayhem from Skrillex! New music from all three producers was in high abundance and we have some exclusive video from the event as well for your visual pleasure! Enjoy

Skrillex – Mothership Tour Red Rocks 2014 | Live Stream Only

DJ Mustard - Mothership Tour Red Rocks 2014

Jack Beats - Mothership Tour Red Rocks 2014

Tchami - Mothership Tour Red Rocks 2014

Vindata - Mothership Tour Red Rocks 2014

Tomorrowworld 2014 Releases Massive Phase 2 Lineup

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Europe's most reveared music festival made waves after its debut year in American as Tomorrowworld took over Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia for three days of non-stop music with a massive cast of producers / DJs performing. The first wave of this years lineup featured some heavy hitters with the likes of Bassnectar, Skrillex, Avicii and many more causing excitement within the electronic music community. Today we see the second phase of artists announced and all I could say is DAMN. Dillon Francis, Jamie Jones, Zeds Dead, Datsik, GRiZ, are the Pegboard Nerds are just a few of the 50+ artists also joining the celebrations. If you haven't started already planning to make the move to Tomorrowworld, this might be the push needed to get the ball rolling! Tickets / Passes can be purchased now, so don't snooze on this summers closeout music festival event! 

Tomorrowworld 2014 | Buy Tickets

Knife Party Share Details On Debut Album Called “Abandon Ship”

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The explosive bass oriented duo known as Knife Party have kept themselves busy in the studio over the last few months working on a new album and they recently revealed some exciting details on the upcoming release via Twitter.  The full lenght debut artist album will be titled Abandon Ship and will feature 12 tracks with 9 of them already complete and scheduled for the album, 5 in the "maybe, maybe not" pile and another 5 in the early stages of creation. If any of these tracks are close the the madness contained on Knife Party's most recent Haunted House EPwe can surely expect a major contender in the highly anticipated electronic music albums whenever they decide to unleash the fury. We hope to at least here some of new album this coming weekend when we attend the 3rd annual Spring Awakening Music Festival in Chicago, IL and if so, expect details to be shared on the site! Until then… Enjoy

[PREMIERE] Pharrell Williams ft Daft Punk – Gust Of Wind (Autograf Remix) : Future House / Disco [Free Download]

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Its become almost customary with every new Autograf remix for the trio of mysterious  producers to outdo themselves from previous releases (Marvin Gaye's "Grapevine" and Stevie Wonder's "Superstition") each time and today we are honored to premiere their latest offering for your audible pleasure. With Pharrell Williams recent studio album G I R L inspiring a number of artists to takeover tracks from the release, Autograf have boldly stepped to plate to turn out a future house rendition of "Gust Of Wind" which was originally produced by Grammy winning duo Daft Punk.

The shear amount of good vibes oozing over the beat is enough to have you dancing uncontrollably as the trio implement a catchy glitch synth pattern and disco elements into the rhythm. This of course coincides with the distortion of Pharrell's vocals perfectly, making for one sensational remix with endless playability throughout the summer. But wait… there are more goods to come from Autograf this season as this release marks the debut of their "Future Summer" remix series; so stream the track below, grab a free download on us, and look out for more music coming soon! Enjoy

Pharrell Williams ft Daft Punk – Gust Of Wind (Autograf Remix) | Free Download

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Gramatik Releases Official Music Video for “Brave Men”

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Slovenia to New York based producer / DJ Gramatik is riding the preverbal wave of success after his hugely successful artist album The Age of Reason was premiered here at TSIS recently along with embarking on a worldwide tour. One of the albums most eerie tracks, the slow paced "Brave Men", has been brought to life in full cinematic glory via an official music video. Shot on location in the city of New Orleans, we see the story unfold of man getting taken to jail for what appears to be abuse of his wife. The story shifts to the wife attending a female version of the underground fight ring from the movie Fight Club as she channels the anger towards her husband through the woman she is fighting in stunning form. Sit back and watch and be sure to download Gramatik's new album for free as well! Enjoy

Gramatik – Brave Men (Official Music Video) | Free Download

Deadmau5 Embarks On Lengthy 90 Minute “Coffee Run” Video With Dillon Francis and Skrillex

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This is the big one folks! While visiting Toronto for a stop on the The Mothership Tour, Dillon Francis and Skrillex meet up with deadmau5 for the longest "Coffee Run" to date with the episode clocking in at an actual feature film length (Over an hour and a half!). With such a good amount of time recorded, a whole lot of comical conversation took place amongst some reportable information that will peak the interest of many. deadmau5 talks about hitting the road for a tour in 2015 (though we hope this takes place closer to the end of this year), Skrillex and Dillon have collaborated on two tracks thus-far while on tour, Skrillex is finishing one release with What So Not (guessing with just Emoh Instead and not Flume), and a Skrillex x Milo & Otis joint venture has at least been started. Other highlights include deadmau5 trying to pass off as Bob Saget around the 38 minute mark, the three producers rocking out to Motörhead's "Ace Of Spades" (50:47), and the constant verbal distain for Toronto traffic. Sit back and enjoy the video below!

deadmau5 – Coffe Run (ft. Dillon Francis and Skrillex)

Feed Me Releases New Electro Single “Time For Myself” Ahead Of North America Tour

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It feels like only yesterday that UK producer Feed Me delivered his exceptional debut artist album Calamari Tuesday, which caused a frenzy throughout the electronic music community. Having taken time off to work on amplifying his live sets with a newly designed TEETH stage production, Feed Me is ready to hit the road this summer with a North American bus tour and plans to release a new 4 track EP on his label, Sotto Voce. The first single from the EP is an electro driven beast appropriately titled "Time To Myself"; a screeching synth pattern twists and turns around energetic bass blasts in a manner only Feed Me could execute. Stream the release below and sign up for pre-sale tickets for the Psychedelic Journey tour now! Enjoy

Feed Me – Time For Myself | Pre-Sale Tickets

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Feed Me Psychedelic Journey Tour Dates & Venues After The Jump

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Porter Robinson Announces Massive North American “Worlds Tour”

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Porter Robinson is one of the most exciting artists to come out of the seemingly stale side of big name dance music side in recent years and has captured the attention of many with the highly anticipated release of his second full length artist album Worlds. We've already seen two tracks unveiled as "Sea of Voices" and "Sad Machine" created an uproar of excitement internationally. The album is set to release through iconic North American dance imprint label Astralworks and will see Porter performing a series of shows in support of the album. The tour kicks off on August 28th in Vancouver  and will run all throughout the US and Canada ending in Miami on October 18th. He is bringing out the very talented Norwegian live electronic act Lemaitre, who will be opening up the night through the length of the tour. Although the dates are far later in the year, with his track record for live shows selling out and added excitement of the new album I wouldn't wait too long to grab tickets when they go on sale this Thursday at 10 am MST.

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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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