We are very excited to announce our second party we are involved with down in Austin at the annual SXSW. Don't miss the info on our 30+ acts party VIBES that only has a few spots left to attend.
We are happy to announce that we have teamed up with Austin's own ScoreMore Shows, JMBLYA festival, and Pink Dolphin clothing to throw one of the hottest parties at SXSW. The lineup feature Wiz Khalifa, Steve Aoki, G-Eazy, Vic Mensa, Tory Lanez, IAMSU, Loudpvck, Keys N Krates, Sage the Gemini, Dillon Cooper Taylor Gang ft: Ty Dolla $ign, Chevy Woods, and more.
The best part the show is completely free, all you have to do is RSVP. SXSW Badges and wristbands do get priority, so show up early if you are without one.
Mysteryland, Tomorowland's brother festival, announced it's long awaited expansion to USA over Memorial Day weekend May 23rd – 26th taking place at the legendary Bethel Woods festival site where the iconic Woodstock festival took place. Everyone has been on their toes looking out for more info and today we get the very impressive cast of DJs that are on the lineup for the 2014 festival.
Thoughts on the lineup?
One of the most exciting and unique festivals in the world is the transformative experience known as Lightning in a Bottle music festival taking place in Southern California. The festival is set to return with new dates, from May 22-26 2014, taking place at a new location at San Antonio Recreation Area in Bradley, CA (Google Maps).
The festival has brought out it's largest most impressive lineup to date venturing into various musical territories. Headliners include Gramatik, Amon Tobin, Baauer, Moby, Little Dragon, Phantogram, Beats Antique, Gold Panda, Simian Mobile Disco, Claude VonStroke as well as Cashmere Cat, Kaytranada, What So Not, The Polish Ambassador, Break Science, Damian Lazarus, Ryan Hemsworth, Thomas Jack, Chet Faker, Tokimonsta and Lee Burridge among a stacked cast of many other acts above.
Tickets to the festival are on sale now and flying, pick your tickets up here.
Bonnaroo Music Festival 2014 Reveals Impressive Lineup Featuring: Skrillex, Kanye West, Disclosure and MorePosted in Events, News by Bryan | Tags: Bonnaroo, Festival, Lineup, Tennessee
Being known as one of the most diverse music festivals in the world, Bonnaroo is back and better than ever in 2014 as it returns to Manchester, Tennessee with one of the heaviest lineups we've seen yet. Festival goes have come to experience quite the unique combination of music, live art, and comedic performances over a 4 day period with Bonnaroo establishing itself as one of the most essential summer events in the American music scene. This year will featured Skrillex, Kanye West, Disclosure, Chance The Rapper, Chromeo and many more! So start planning trips for June 12th – 15th and purchase tickets starting February 22nd at noon EST. Enjoy
Bonnaroo 2014 | Purchase Tickets
Step 1. One of the most interesting stories we've ever written started by featuring this infectious Outkast mashup cover "Moves Like Ms. Jackson" last Sunday. With no artist name attached, the song spread virally raising the question of who this might be, leading to speculations ranging from Disclosure, Duke Dumont and Moon Boots.
Step 2. Then this past Sunday, we received another track from the mysterious artist; this time an original titled "Superfriends" featuring the same style and vocals, yet still no name for the artist.
Step 3. Well today we are finally unlocking the mystery.. or at least the beginning. One of Thissongissick loyal readers posted a comment on the article stating they were sure "this artists' name is ZHU." We started digging and after reaching out to a writer from 20 minutes (The French New York Times), we were sent an exchange of email's he had with the artist responsible for the songs who we now can confirm as "ZHU". His name is Steven Zhu, a producer and singer from LA who has gone to great lengths to keep people focusing on the music rather than the musician. ZHU declined an interview but issued the following statement about about keeping his identity:
“Many are wondering why I chose to release my music anonymously. I am my own ghostwriter. As a society, we become more attached to the creator than to the creation. Music is faceless. My music is for a new generation—one in which people appreciate art for its intrinsic value—Generation WHY.“
We searched around and found zhumusic.com, and up until literally 15 minutes ago the entire site was pure black, yet now appears with the familiar Z symbol featured on both previous artworks (image below), confirming the identity. On the page there is a video with the Z symbol and what sounds like another new original song from our main man ZHU. He also has a field for collecting e-mails for what we can assume will be the next steps in project ZHU. We can rest a little easier now knowing at least part of the mystery, yet now we are left with ten more. What are these original songs apart of? Some future album we might see very soon? Should we expect another release on Sunday like the first two? When will we get to see him live?
At least we now know who he is, and judging from these two first tracks and overall movement he is starting, we can rest assured that ZHU will easily become one of the biggest breakout acts of 2014.
Source: 20 Minutes
The now iconic camping music festival Electric Forest thrown by EDC promoters Insomniac and Madison House Presents has just announced it's lineup for the 2014 edition of the festival taking place over June 26th – 29th. The festival is currently overcoming a minor land issue that was rumored to be SFX doing, but has been confirmed to not have any ties with the EDM conglomerate; the festival is confirmed to be happening in full force and bigger than ever!
This is easily one of TSIS's favorite festivals in the world. We had a blast debuting our TSIS booth at the festival last year that allowed us to meet and hang with a ton of you by the Tripolee stage. We have also had a lot of fun throwing some very special "secret sets" at the festival both in the forest and in the VIP camping. 2 years ago marked the first time Griz and Gramatik played together alongside Dom of Big Gigantic as Big Grizmatik, which as a group made their return to be one of the headliners the following year.
Anyone that has attended knows the overall Electric Forest experience is unprecedented. From the incredible mixture of great musical genres, to the beautiful easy to navigate the Double JJ Ranch Resort, to consistently great people in attendance; it really is in a league of its own that you have to experience to understand.
Although there were a lot of acts we had wished to see on the lineup, it is impossible to not have the greatest time imaginable at Electric Forest.
Stay tuned for with us and Electric Forest for more info including the return of our TSIS booth with artist meet & greets, a special VIP giveaway, and our biggest secret set we have ever organized at the festival!
Unexpected. Yes. Unconventional. Very much so. But who cares in the end as funk lordz Chromeo finally announced the release date for their highly anticipated fourth studio album "White Women" in an unorthodox fashion. Using the internet superstore otherwise known as Craigslist as their medium, the duo created a post (seen above) containing the album artwork, lyrics to an unidentified song, and the release date of May 12th, 2014. Having teased fans for the last few months with tracks such as the recently released "Come Alive" featuring Toro Y Moi, we can now officially countdown to one of the biggest albums to come out in 2014. Stay tuned for more info as it is release and like always… Enjoy
T he music festival SnowBall claimed its fame by bringing a ridiculous lineup of artists to perform in the mountain towns of Vail and Winter Park. Now the event has moved to a new home right in the heart of Denver, Colorado. The festival will be turning The Park at Mile High at Sports Authority Field into a winter wonderland taking place over the weekend of April 4th – 6th.
The lineup had to be strong to coincide with the move, but they have delivered. Bringing in some of Colorado's heroes Pretty Lights, GRiZ and the Pretty Lights Music cast begins to set the tone just right. Then mix in some great DJs, live bands and rappers and this sounds like a party no one can miss out on. Featuring acts Knife Party, Kill the Noise, MK, Earl Sweatshirt, Busta Rhymes, Yeasayer, Clockwork, Thomas Jack, Henry Fong, Trippy Turtle, The Floozies, Lunice, Brother Ali, Twin Shadow, MiMOSA, Kap Slap and so many more. See the Full Lineup After the Jump Below. And there are a few 3-day passes for $129.95 (or $299.95 for VIP) you can grab while still available here. Stay tuned with us and SnowBall for any lineup additions, late night parties and more info!
Full After The Jump (Click Here)
Simply amazing. Following in the footstep of Groove Cruise, Jam Cruise and the electronic music focused Holy Ship, the Diplo's iconic record label Mad Decent (home of DJ Snake, Zeds Dead, Dillon Francis and many others) is set to deliver a cruise of their own featuring the labels massive roster. Leaving from Miami on November 12th and returning November 16th, The Mad Decent Boat Party will travel the the same route as Holy Ship and take party goer’s on a voyage of a lifetime. Here is the official statement from Mad Decent:
"We decided to get mega wavy and stole this boat from the set of Bad Boys 2. Introducing Mad Decent Boat Party – a 4-day cruise from Miami to Nassau to Great Stirrup Cay (a private island in the Bahamas)"
So get your debt, credit cards ready while you assemble your crew because this is going to sell out fast. You can register now via the link below. Enjoy!
Mad Decent Boat Party | Pre-Booking
Featured Artists: Big Gigantic, Bixel Boys, Borgore, Brazzabelle, Bro Safari, Cashmere Cat, Deorro, Dillon Francis, Diplo, Dirty South Joe, Djemba Djemba, Dj Sega, DJ Snake, ETC!ETC!, Flosstradamus, Gent & Jawns, Grandtheft, GTA, Jubilee, Katy B, Kill The Noise, LIZ, Lunice, Major Lazer, Nadastrom, Netsky, Paper Diamond, Paul Devro, Riff Raff, Swizzymack, Travi$ Scott, Trippy Turtle, Wave Racer, Wolfgang Gartner, Zeds Dead
After unbelievable demand, the now legendary Holy Ship will now expanded the experience to an astonishing two sailings for 2015. This is great news to those who haven't been able to obtain a reservation in previous years. If this were any other festival I would question them being able to pull off two weekends, but this is Holy Ship for petesake! thrown by HARD events, so you know the quality will be intact for each weekend and will be just as amazing. Considering they are almost 2 months apart, I would guess the experiences will be completely unique, which I could see people taking either way.
First Sailing: January 3rd – 6th
Second Sailing: February 25th – 28th
Pre-Booking For Returning and First Time Cruiser Will Begin In Early March
Colorado DJs team up with Akomplice Clothing for Exciting Look-Book feat. Big Gigantic, GRiZ, Paper Diamond, Two Fresh and Michal MenertPosted in Chill, News by nick | Tags: Akomplice, Big Gigantic, Catch lungs, Griz, Look Book, Michal Menert, Nick Guarino, Paper Diamond, Photo Shoot, Two Fresh
One of This Song Is Sick's favorite clothing companies is Colorado based company Akomplice Clothing who recently opened their newest office in Denver and launched a unique way of displaying their latest collection. This look-book captures the companies crossover into the electronic music world by exclusively highlighting Colorado producers and DJs. They brought GRiZ, Big Gigantic, Paper Diamond, Two Fresh, Michal Menert, Catch Lungs and myself (in the bucket hat, smoking) out to rock the latest gear in these photos. Akomplice did things in their own unique method and actually printed the photos into large banner form and had their street team wheat paste them all around Denver. The concept was very cool, and it turned out even better then you could have hoped. Look at the photos below and check the rest of them as well as purchase the items from the photos on the Akomplice Website. Connect with Akomplice on both Facebook & Twitter.
Exclusive Collaboration News: We have some exclusive news that electronic producer / DJ GRiZ has been working on very special collaborative item with Akomplice in the form of a fully customized letterman jacket that you have to see a picture of it to fully process. It comes with custom patchrwork, leather sleeves, detachable hood and more. You can see a sneak preview of the Jacket as seen in our Instagram photo here. Release details of the jacket coming soon.
GRiZ, one of the most unique and exciting names in electronic music, and has just released a brand new song titled "Need This" to launch both a recap of his prevouis fall tour and the announcment of an upcoming nationwide run of shows being billed as the "Power In Numbers" Spring Tour along with Pretty Lights Music artist Michal Menert. The new song titled "Need This" that plays in the background for the video above is a "B-Side" from his recent Rebel Era album. The new single is just as incredible as anything on the album with some colossal bass swoops and soulful melodies.
This past fall, GRiZ turned heads by bringing his own custom production light rig for the first time with unbelievable success (As seen in the video above); shutting down packed venues from San Francisco to New York City on his "Rebel Era Tour". We hope you can make it out to at least one of these sure to be unforgettable shows; and read what Grant had to say about how the last tour impacted this new one:
"After seeing countless shows and finishing my first national headline tour I want to keep the show experience new and exciting by experimenting with different ways to present live music. I can't wait to get back out on the road to see you guys." -GRiZ
Pre-Sale tickets for the entire tour with reduced service fees just went on sale today, while general on sale begins Friday at 10am in your local time.
Tour dates after the jump.
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!