Seattle based duo and TSIS favorites ODESZA are quite familiar faces to our site from their outstanding breakout debut studio album In Return, to endless remixes and much more. Well last year we did a huge contest for their song "Say My Name" which helped jump start the careers of artists like Autolaser and Geek x Vrv among others. We partnered up with them once again earlier this year for their single "White Lies," which is also from In Return. To make things even more exciting, we brought one of the largest music festivals in the world into the picture, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. The winner not only gets co-signed by ODESZA, uploaded to the TSIS Soundcloud, and given a home page feature on our website, but they will also get to play a set at Bonnaroo this summer alongside ODESZA, Deadmau5, Kendrick Lamar, Flume and many many others.
Well the contest is over and we were all blown away by the response which had over 8,100 people download the stems to enter the contest, with over 586 entries to the contest totalling well over 100,000 visits. There were so many amazing entries, and now the band has chosen winners. The grand prize goes to Attom who's based out of Minnesota and delivered a suprising, extremely melodic Nu-Disco rendition of the track highlighting the original vocals and melodies in a very original way. He will be getting flown out to Bonnaroo, given full lodging at the festival camp ground, will be playing a set at the festival, and you can find his remix below where it's been uploaded to the Thissongissick Soundcloud. We are excited to see what happens for Attom over the next few months, and we can assure he is an act to keep an eye out for.
Runner ups include Jumbo P coming out of Italy, who went against the grain and went for a deeper, downtempo progressive route that turned out very cool. The third place goes to LA based electronic trio Cheat Codes who venture into the future bass side of things with a very original live indie twist that makes the remix really stand out as one of the favorites amongst some of the TSIS crew. All of these artists have very bright futures ahead of them.
Listen below to all three winning remixes and grab exclusive free downloads provided by ODESZA and Bonaroo. Enjoy!
Here are a few words on the contest from ODESZA themselves:
“Thanks to all the producers who submitted a remix and everyone that voted in the contest. And thanks to the TSIS readers for all the support. We’re looking forward to catching Attom’s set at Bonnaroo!” – Harrison and Clay
ODESZA – White Lies (feat. Jenni Potts) (Attom Remix) | Free Download
ODESZA – White Lies (feat. Jenni Potts) (Jumbo P Remix) | Free Download
ODESZA – White Lies (feat. Jenni Potts) (Cheat Codes Remix) | Free Download
Michigan based vocalist Quinn has been making a name for himself like never before over the past few months teasing his Change Of Scenery EP and has just released the full project for free download on his Soundcloud. He has no problem blending hip-hop, indie, tropical beats and a splash of R&B to combine them for a fun mixture that sounds very unique. Two of our favorites from the EP are "FFYL" and "Never Done This" which both bring out the perfect summer vibes. The rest of the EP is pretty solid as well, so listen below in full and grab a free download. Enjoy!
Quinn – Change Of Scenery EP | Free Download
Austin City Limits 2015 Lineup Leaks Early Featuring The Weeknd, Deadmau5, Drake, Bassnectar, A$AP Rocky, Disclosure & MorePosted in Uncategorized by nick | Tags: 2015, Austin City Limits, Bassnectar, Chance the Rapper, Deadmau5, Disclosure, Drake, Lineup, The Weeknd
Austin City Limits, one of the most Popular US music festivals which brings concert goers from all over the nation to Austin, Texas has been growing to become one of the premiere festivals just like its sister festival Lollapalooza both brought you by C3 presents. They are known for their amazing diverse lineups and that's just what has happened again this year with this latest lineup leak. ACL was supposedly announcing the official lineup tomorrow (Tuesday) but looks like it leaked on their official website for a few hours and has since been pulled down but we have screen shots of the lineup so don't worry!
ACL stepped their game up big time this year as it seems every act should be a headliner with obvious stand outs like; The Weeknd, Drake, deadmau5, Bassnectar, Disclosure, Foo Fighters, Florence + The Machine, Alt-J, A$AP Rocky, Tame Impala and more. Other stand out acts to catch will be Flosstradamus, Nero, Cherub, G-Eazy, Run The Jewels, GRiZ, Halsey and many many more. See both weekend flyers below and grab tickets here before they sell out.
British bass producer Zomboy has been providing the grimiest of bass music to fans all over the world for the past 5 years and shows no sign of slowing down. Zomboy released The Symphonic Dead EP in late 2012 and finally the remixes are rolling out three years later. He has enlisted none other than jokester Dillon Francis to take on one the lead single "Nuclear (Hands Up)" and has given it a proper moombahton flip. Dillon keeps the hard hitting party vibes from the original but adds his signature synth sounds and heavy moombahton hits and even goes half time for a monstrous trap drop for the perfect remix. Stream the full song below and grab a copy May 25th.
Zomboy – Nuclear (Hands Up) (Dillon Francis Remix) | iTunes
We are happy to present a new and mysterious face to TSIS, exciting break-out producer Marshmello. The anonymous producer has been popping up with random songs on his SC without much detail, except that he is being supported by Skrillex, Diplo, DJ Snake and many more. We have been hit up by the producer to premiere his latest song "Summer" and the song is a warm weather future bass banger with bright chords, trapped out drums, and and colorful drops that bring you into that summer state of mind. Stream the full song below and grab a free download thanks to Marshmello. Enjoy
Marshmello – Summer | Free Download
Scandinavian duo Pegboard Nerds have really carved their own lane in the bass scene with non stop releases, including recent hits like "Bring The Madness" featuring Excision or their single "BADBOI" amongst many more. Today they continue their streak with a brand new release called "Try This". They have taken their signature drumstep sound and infused it with a cinematic James Bond style that makes it feel like you are listening to the start of an edm action movie. You can stream the full song and pick up on Beatport below through our good friends at Monstercat.
Pegboard Nerds – Try This | Beatport
The multi talented TSIS supported artist Jon Bellion has continued to carve his own path blending R&B, Indie, and Hip-Hop for a unique combination. His most recent album The Definition is still seeing regular rotation over here, and was amazing seeing it performed live on the complimenting tour last fall.
Well today we have the first new song from Jon in 2015, "Woodstock," a powerful one-off single. The song has Jon continuing to expand on his unique style blending various genres for something that is fun and catchy while written and produced by Jon himself. The production on this one brings a far out, spacey, classic rock inspired twist to the sound we've grown to know from Jon.
He has also just announced his newest national run of shows, The Definition Tour. See all the dates below!
Jon Bellion – Woodstock
First Ever Winter Music Festival This Weekend in Chicago Featuring: Moby, Trippy Turtle, RJD2, and morePosted in Uncategorized by nick | Tags: Moby, RJD2, snowstorm, Trippy Turtle
This weekend, our other home city of Chicago is a base to some of our favorite music festivals like Lollapalooza, North Coast and Spring Awakening amongst many others. Well the great city for the first time ever is throwing a winter music festival. Snowstorm will be having its first year this Saturday at the historic Navy Pier right in downtown Chicago.
The artists who are playing include house legend Moby as the headliner, Trippy Turtle, RJD2, The Hood Internet, ASTR, Zimmer and Louis the Child alongside amongst even more spread over two stages. To make things more unique they are following in Sensation White's dress code encouraging all those who attend to wear completely white.
HARD Presents… First Ever “Go HARD Tour” with DJ Snake, Eric Prydz, Zeds Dead, Dillon Francis, Tchami and Many MorePosted in Uncategorized by nick | Tags: Big Gigantic, Dillon Francis, DJ Snake, Eric Prydz, go hard tour, Griz, HARD Presents, Mat Zo, RL Grime
One of the US's top electronic promoters, HARD Presents, is easily one of the most cutting edge, forward thinking companies in the game, responsible for many incredible events including the dance festival cruise Holy Ship!, two of LA's biggest annual festivals HARD Summer and Day of the Dead, and HARD Red Rocks on top of various other one off events and stages around the globe.
Gary Richards aka DESTRUCTO, the man behind HARD Presents, has just shared some exciting news about the company taking their party for the first time on a full fledged tour, the Go HARD Tour. They will be taking over 5 cities including Seattle, New Orleans, Miami, Dallas, and Toronto.
The lineup for this exciting run of shows will range drastically from date to date; from buzzing rap stars A$AP Ferg and Rae Sremmurd to festival bass-heavy headliners Zeds Dead, Flosstradamus, Dillon Francis, RL Grime, and DJ Snake, to house heads Eric Prydz, Tchami, Destructo, Mat Zo, Jauz, Amtrac and even some live electronic beasts including Big Gigantic, Griz, Porter Robinson's new live show among many more. See below for the full lineup for every date / venue.
Check out the line ups by date below and grab your tickets this Friday here.
SEATTLE – April 25th, The Tacoma Dome
PORTER ROBINSON (LIVE) | FLOSSTRADAMUS
TCHAMI | RAE SREMMURD | DESTRUCTO
JAUZ | ANNA LUNOE | WAX MOTIF
NEW ORLEANS – May 2nd, Champions Square
DJ SNAKE | ZEDS DEAD | BIG GIGANTIC
TCHAMI | RAE SREMMURD | GTA
DESTRUCTO | WAX MOTIF
MIAMI – May 16th, Klipsch Amphitheater
DILLON FRANCIS | MAT ZO | RAE SREMMURD
BRO SAFARI | WHAT SO NOT | DESTRUCTO
GRIZ | TOKIMONSTA | AMTRAC
DALLAS – May 29th, Southside Ballrom
RL GRIME | A$AP FERG | GTA
DESTRUCTO | JAUZ | SNAKEHIPS
+ MORE TBA
TORONTO – May 30th, TD Echo Beach
ERIC PRYDZ | DILLON FRANCIS | RL GRIME
BIG GIGANTIC | DESTRUCTO | TOKIMONSTA
ETHAN KATH OF CRYSTAL KASTLES | COSELLA
Glasgow based Rustie continues to prove why he is a tastemakers in the forward thinking side of bass music thanks to his recent sophomore album Green Language with features from Danny Brown and more. Following up the massive release, Rustie has also just announced his Green Language US tour.
Rustie and Lucky Me record label are giving out an incredible brand new edit of London based singer A.G. Cook's "Beautiful" as apart of Lucky Me's advent calendar series. He has flipped the song by adding a new melody with A.G. Cook's vocals into his signature future bass style that is just candy to the ears. Enjoy!
A. G. Cook – Beautiful (Rustie Edit)
The Lawrence, KS based live funk duo The Floozies who brought us "Back On It" Ft. Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic and a remix of Lettuce's "Do It Like You Do" are back with some exciting news. They have a brand new album coming out next month that will be released through future funk pioneer GRiZ and his Liberated Music label. Today, we have the premiere of the album's second single "FNKTRP", having the boys incorporate some trap influence into their signature live fueled funk sound. You can grab a free download of the premiere today and look out for the full album in January. Be sure to catch The Floozies on their 26 date national "Do Your Thing" Tour starting Jan 30th. Enjoy!
The Floozies – FNKTRP | Free Download
Lido continues to prove why he is one of the most creative producers in the game by dropping yet another new track before the end of the year. He completely re-imagines the pop song “Why I’m Single” by Alli Simpson and turns it into a high speed extra bouncy signature sounding creation you won’t be able to stop replaying. The song captures his trap inspired drums, some heavily pitched vocals, his signature synth sounds all delivered in a much faster pace we are used to hearing from Lido. There’s no details on if a download will ever turn up for this, but you can abuse replying it in the mean time. Enjoy!
Alli Simpson - Why I'm Single (Lido Remix)
As we approach the end of 2014, we get closer to some of the biggest parties of the year in the form of New Year celebrations. America's largest NYE dance party is Decadence Music Festival, taking place in Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. The multi-stage two-night celebration is packed with all varieties of electronic music to please everyone. With the event's main Bass Arena featuring an assorted lineup ranging from Bassnectar, Disclosure (DJ Set), Big Gigantic, Flux Pavilion, Grizmatic, Paper Diamond, Claude Von Stroke, Michal Menert, Bass Physics, DJ Slink, Exmag, Manic Focus and newcomer Snails. On the other side of the massive room is the Global Dance Arena will feature Kaskade, king of trance Armin Van Buuren, Madeon, Deorro, Sultan + Net Shepard, Felix Cartal, Illenium, Said The Sky, and DJ Mustard among many many more.
With Grizmatik and Big Gigantic playing back 2 back on New Years Eve, we can only hope to see a very special Big Grizmatik set.
We've teamed up with the fine folks at Decadence and TSIS favorite Big Gigantic to bring you to Denver to enjoy the legendary 2 nights, even if you don't live in Colorado. One grand prize winner will get two VIP tickets to each night of Decadence, a travel budget to help get you and a friend to Denver ($500 travel budget), an intimate meet & greet with Big Gigantic before their set, and even bring in 2015 properly with a champagne toast with the Big Gigantic guys after their midnight set!
Enter to win by entering below.
Grand Prize: (1 Winner – Must be 21+)
- $500 Travel budget to help you get to Decadence
One of the most impressive songs from Skrillex’s debut album has to be the collaboration with Diplo on the massive anthem “Dirty Vibe”. The gritty club tune features some fierce verses from K-Pop stars CL & G-Dragon and highlights both rappers throughout the video. They are accompanied by some outrageous dancers and over the top visuals to capture the dark edge of the song. Enjoy!
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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