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[Giveaway] Win Tickets To Dead Rocks and A Backstage Colorado-Style ‘Coffee Break’ with Zeds Dead and more!

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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

- 2 VIP Tickets to Dead Rocks & watch set from VIP- Hotel room at NativHotel (Marijuana friendly hotel in Downtown… in Thissongissick.com's Hangs on LockerDome

Skrillex, Diplo, DJ Snake and Minecraft Just Threw A Private Party With the Most Epic Visuals

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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 

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Win Tickets to Sold Out Electric Forest Music Festival & The ThisSongIsSick Artist Meet & Greet Schedule

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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 GiganticCarnage, 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 on ThursdaySNAILSCrizzly, and Carnage on FridayMatoma and Datsik on Saturday, and Big GiganticBreak Science, and Alison Wonderland on Sunday. Check out the time slots in the art below and be sure to come meet your favorite and we will have some exclusive festival merch items. Make sure to show up early if it's an artist you really want to meet!

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- 2 GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS TO ELECTRIC FOREST- HANG WITH BIG GIGANTIC AT THE ARTIST'S POOL COMPOUND- WATCH BIG … in Thissongissick.com's Hangs on LockerDome

Skrillex, Clams Casino & Rat King’s Hak Team Up With Kelela On New Must Hear Song

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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 & More

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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, BassnectarPretty LightsBig GiganticSTS9Atmosphere, 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.

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Pretty Lights Announces Red Rocks 2015 Dates & Shares Incredible Recap Video With Symphony Members

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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 Festival

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Summer Set Lineup 2015

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. 

Crystal Castles Surprise Fans By Dropping New Song “Frail”

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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.

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Skrillex and Rage Against The Machine Are Working Together In The Studio

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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.

Kygo & Dillon Francis (Ft James Hersey) – Coming Over : Must Hear Collaboration

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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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MF Doom & Akomplice Have Teamed Up For Mystery Bag For 24 Hours Only

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One of This Song Is Sick's favorite clothing brands is colorado based Akomplice, who always manage to stand out as one of the most unique brands in the street wear world. They've done out of the box collaborative pieces with artists like GRiZ, Joey Bada$$, Hieroglypics, Eligh and even wheat pasted Colorado muscians all over the city for a lookbook.

Well today we have one of their coolest ventures, a mysterious collaboration with respected hip-hop figure MF Doom, which follows up their mysterious crate 3 years ago which came complete with a treasure map. Well for their followup collaboration their is even less information with a metallic wrapping and both logos. On the pacakge their is the text upside down that reads. "YOU MUST HAVE THE COURAGE TO BE SPONTANEOUS / HUMANS ARE CREATURES OF EVLOUTION NOT MACHINES." 

This pacakge will only be available for 24 hours, and is $50. If you are feeling spotaneous, we would highly suggest copping one as they won't ever be printed again.

Grab your package here

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Skrillex Just Confirmed A Second Album For 2015

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Bass tastemaker Skrillex has planted back to the top of the game in the past year having released his long awaited debut studio album Recess last year, which was followed up with his much hyped collaborative Jack U album alongside Diplo earlier this year. If having these two albums under his belt, and playing an endless amount of festivals and headline shows across the globe wasn't enough… he has another new solo album coming out soon!

Skrillex went out a fun night of bowling with Interntional Art of Bowling team while visiting Australia and happened to calmly reveal the MASSIVE news, that after his Jack U album (which is now released), he would be dropping a new solo Skrillex album. This huge piece of information being revealed in such a random video was discoverd thanks to a Skrillex fan thread. 

We don't know much news, other than we should be expecting a full new Skrillex album, not even an EP, an album. Watch the video below to watch Sonny drop the bomb. If it doesn't immediatly start playing at the right part, skip ahead to 1:45.

With his last album featuring everyone from Fatman Scoop to Chance the Rapper, we can only dream of what collaborations are in store. Enjoy.

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Zedd Just Surprise Announced New Album “True Colors” Set To Release Next Month

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German producer / DJ Zedd has an insanely successful debut album Clarity, which even saw a deluxe edition re-release and has gone on to be one of the most successful electronic releases in years. He's kept very quite about details surrounding his much anticipated followup studio album, and today we get all the juicy details.

Zedd will be releasing his second studio album True Colors on May 19th. 

We can expect to see a laundry list of collaborators and features like we saw on his last album with Ellie Goulding, Hayley Williams, Foxes, Bright Lights, Liz and more. 

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Listen To The First Part Of Kendrick Lamar’s Remix of Kanye West “All Day”

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The hip-hop gods are dancing around right now as a Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West collaboration may have just been confirmed. While this snippet might be short, it manages to get us unbelievably excited for what's to come. This is also after it's been revealed that Kendrick has a writing credit on Kanye's upcoming album.

We hear the full 30 second verse from Kendrick Lamar fiercely going in on Kanye West's new song "All Day."

This is also just a few short weeks after Kanye publicly praised K-dot.

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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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