Aussie duo Hermitude have really planted themselves as some of the next trend setters pushing the Australian sound globally. They've been preparing for the release of their debut album Dark Night Sweet Light. We've already heard songs from it including "The Buzz" which has become one of the most supported tunes this summer already. The record will also feature the TSIS premiered "Through The Roof".
Well today we have the premiere of one of the last tracks from the album "Hijinx", an unexpected collaboration with 1/2 of The Cool Kids, Chuck Inglish. While he doesn't help with co-production, he offers a verse that helps really complete the track. The whole thing happened very organically and worked out better than the guys could have expected. Here's what they had to say about the experience:
"Chuck came in and wrote his verse on the spot. He really brought a unique vibe to the track that we hadn't thought of, yet completely made sense when we heard it back. Huge vibes!"
Listen to the premiere of the song, and while the album is already available in Australia (lucky Aussies!), it will be available worldwide on August 28th. Grab the pre-order below. Also be sure to watch out for Chuck Inglish's "Everybody's Big Brother" album dropping August 8th. Enjoy
Hermitude – Hijinx (Ft. Chuck Inglish) | Pre-Order "Dark Night Sweet Light" on iTunes
Vindata has proved to deliver quality music with each and every release they've taken on, and has stayed quiet lately.
Now they’ve come back with a fresh new remix of “Stronger” by London-based quartet, Clean Bandit, who’s been making waves with their singles like "Rather Be" and "Stronger", and has even landed a Grammy. Vindata have reimagined the catchy tune with a melodic into dropping into high energy percussion, massive slashing synths, while keeping the vocals intact. Listen to te premiere of teh song below and enjoy!
Clean Bandit is also gearing up for a North American tour with new headline show and festival appearances announced below.
Clean Bandit – Stronger (Vindata Remix)
North American Tour Dates:
Sep 20 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO (supporting Duran Duran w/Chic)
Sep 25 - Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, Reno, NV (supporting Duran Duran)
Sep 26 - Life is Beautiful Festival, Las Vegas, NV
Sep 27 - Open Air Theatre, San Diego, CA (supporting Duran Duran)
Oct 01 - Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA (supporting Duran Duran w/Chic)
Oct 02 - The Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA (supporting Duran Duran w/Chic)
Oct 03 - Agua Caliente Casino, Rancho Mirage, CA (supporting Duran Duran)
Watch Chance the Rapper Explode With Excitement When Kanye West Shouts Him Out During His Set (Video)Posted in Uncategorized by nick | Tags: Bluesfest, Chance The Rappe, kanye west, Video
Chance the Rapper is on top of the world proving that you can be as succesful as anyone else without the help of a major record label. His recent album with Donnie Trumpet and his band The Social Experiement was the first ever official free release partered with iTunes which has seen millions of downloads since. He has had sold out world tours along with playing at nearly every major music festival in the US and also making some serious damage on the global festival circuit. Well regardless of all these exciting things, his idol, Kanye West just gave a huge shout out to Chance out during his RBC Ottawa Bluesfest set just last night.
Kanye says "….because chance was here tonight.. Make some noise for him. One of the most talented young new artists."
Which causes Chance to erupt with excitement as he slaps the ground and jumps in joy. It's very cool seeing this raw, humanistic side of an artist that's becoming one of the young icons in the rap world.
We can also only hope that this foreshadows the potential future collaboration between the two artists. Enjoy!
Chance The Rapper's reaction to Kanye West shouting him out on stage. pic.twitter.com/JE2TATXy9H
— HIP HOP FACTS (@OnlyHipHopFacts) July 12, 2015
Flume has began teasing tracks from his long awaited followup sophomore studio album that is still currently untitled. We recently heard one of the first songs “Some Minds” which was debuted with an incredible music video. Well today we get something new, a refreshing, expectedly epic remix of fellow Aussie act Collarbones and their single “Turning.” This song steps in a more indie house direction then we’ve seen from Flume, thanks to the indie nature of Collarbones and shows us a side that is equally as exciting. The drums and ambience propel the song with vocal chops and some cinematic drops. Listen below and pick up your copy. Enjoy!
Collarbones – Turning (Flume Remix) | iTunes
Zedd has always been one to care about his fans, and today did something to connect with them like never before. He has just shared the MP3 of a new song simply titled "Demo" that he is asking his fans to take and add their owns vocals and then submit their own versions. You can download via the link below and send submissions to ConnectWithZedd@Zedd.net. Look what Zedd had to say about this on facebook.
"GUYS!!!!!! Here is a song demo I've produced that i LOVE but I wasn't able to find the perfect vocal for it yet so I wanna connect with YOU!!!!
Let's do it together!! :)"
This could be the chance of a lifetime for any of you, and will put someone on the map in the biggest way possible. Good luck everyone and enjoy!
Download the demo here!
Rising Denver producer Illenium doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon, following up remixes of Galantis' "Gold Dust" and Dawn Golden's "All I want", he brings us his latest. He has stepped up and remixed “Operate”, which is our favorite song from Kill Paris’ debut studio album Galaxies Between Us. The original song, which features Royal, has been given a proper melody driven future bass makeover. From suspenseful buildups to seriously catchy synth-filled drops, we are left with a completely new song. Listen below to the track and grab a free download. Enjoy!
Kill Paris ft. Royal – Operate (Illenium Remix) | Free Download
Crystal Castles, now just Ethan Kraft after Alice Glass left the group, released his first solo single earlier this year titled “Frail" and featuring a new singer named simple Edith. Well, today we get his second new track “Deicide”, also featuring new singer Edith. The song captures the signature dark, mesmerizing and gritty synth driven sound that Crystal Castles is known for and captures a more aggressive yet also more musical vibe then we heard on the first track. By the end of the song you will be lost in a trance and begging to hear more like this. Enjoy!
Crystal Castles – Deicide
[PREMIERE] Blasterjaxx & MOTi ft. Jonathan Mendelsohn – Ghost In The Machine (Original Mix) : Electro HousePosted in Uncategorized by nick | Tags: Blasterjaxx, Electro House, Jonathan Mendelsohn, MOTi, Spinnin
Dutch duo Blasterjaxx continue to make a global name for themselves with non stop huge releases and have teamed up with fellow Dutch artist MOTi and Brooklyn based singer Jonathan Mendelsohn for one of this summers biggest electro anthems. "Ghost In The Machine" is the latest heater from Spinnin and is a certified festival electro house anthem from the ground up. Cinematic buildups, a variety of synth melodies, anthemic drops and gritty growls all come together to help set this song off. With the track already being played out by most the big names, this has the recipe to go far. Stream below and pick up your copy July 3rd. Enjoy!
Blasterjaxx & MOTi ft. Jonathan Mendelsohn – Ghost In The Machine
Rising Atlanta producer duo Halogen have been making waves online with a series of summer ready house remixes of songs like Skrillex & Diplo's "Where Are U Now" amongst many more and today we have the premiere of the latest, taking on indie act Misterwives' single "Hurricane". The duo speed things up, work in their uplifting piano, colorful synths, impactful buidlups and relentless drops leaving just enough room for Misterwives vocals to shine through brightly. This song aims to be a certified summer dance hit, and has all the characteristics to be played out by some big names. Stream the full song below and grab an exclusive download thanks to the artists. Enjoy
Misterwives – Hurricane (Halogen Remix) | Free Download
Deadmau5 brought us a hip-hop track titled “Are You Not Afraid" last year featuring some stelar verses by Shotty Horroh. Now he’s gone back at it and reworked this track to bring a more classic boom bap hip hop vibe. Bringing a more melodic version with menacing synths, classic kick drums & snares, a walking bassline, and turntable scratching, Deadmau5 shows his versatility on his “quick and dirty retake on a fav.”
deadmau5 – Are you not afraid blah
LA bassist extraordinaire Thundercat hasn’t released music since his 2013 album Apocalypse, but has stayed busy collaborating on some of the best recent albums with Flying Lotus’ You’re Dead, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, and Kamasi Washington’s critically acclaimed jazz album The Epic.
Now this trendsetting bassist, vocalist, and producer has announced a new mini album to be released Monday 6/22 via Flylo’s Brainfeeder label. This surprising announcement brought us a single titled “Them Changes,” which Thundercat brings an incredibly smooth sound with his whispy vocals and elusive basslines while Flylo brings some of his signature style alongside Jazz sax player Kamasi Washington to make for a groovy, funky tune that has us very excited to hear the full project. This 6 track mini album is titled The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam and includes Flying Lotus co-produced tracks on half the project while legendary jazz pianist Herbie Hancock joins on “The Lone Wolf and Cub.” Stay tuned for the entire project and enjoy!
Thundercat – Them Changes | Stream Only
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
When Shlohmo and Tory Lanez team up it can only lead to quality results, and that is exactly what we have with this new collaboration released as a music video. This trendsetting LA based producer brings a cinematic instrumental with an eerie vibe and chill trap elements that serves as the perfect canvas for Tory to offer his sensual, falsetto crooning on “Acting Like.” These two display great chemistry together as their individual styles compliment each other perfectly. Watch the video below and stay tuned for an official release of these artists' debut collaboration.
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
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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