The enigmatic producer ZHU who we've reported about since his unreal Outkast cover / mashup "Moves Like Ms. Jackson" sweet the electronic music world has finally moved into the live performance realm, playing his first show ever this past weekend down in Australia at Listen Out Festival. We have our hands on a video shot by a fan attending the festival who managed to catch the impressive live setup. It appears that he has a screen with a projection covering the entire stage, with a custom Z shaped DJ booth and lights behind him. The fan who recorded the video said you could see his face and silhouette, which added a level of personality, yet kept things very under wraps in typical ZHU-like fashion.
US Fans: Also we have some exciting news for all our US fans, ZHU will be bringing over his live show to America for the first time playing a huge set at HARD's "Day of the Dead" festival. More details below.
Watch the video of "Faded" live full of fans screaming the lyrics here
HARD Presents social media began blacking out and revealing parts of ZHU's cryptic branding. It has just been confirmed that he will be performing at HARD Day of the Dead festival. His inclusion on one of the most impressive dance festival lineups of the year should not be missed.
Trap frontrunners Flosstradamus officially "made it" as they joined the ranks of artists who've chatted with hysterical Toronto based interviewer Narduar. The king of digging up things about his interviewees about subjects they had forgotten blew Josh & Curt away, and gave them some classic gifts while they reminisced. It's pretty hilarious to see the Floss guys in such a hilarious light. Watch below and enjoy!
Nardwuar vs. Flosstradamus
Tomorrowland continues to cement itself as the premier global electronic festival setting the trend on incorporating the DisneyWorld experience to an electronic music festival. Well Tomorrowland had another incredible year in Belgium this summer bringing in a star studded lineup and passionate fans from across the globe. As crazy as it sounds, the aftermovies that TomorrowLand releases feel like short films and have been one of the largest tools used to showcase the unique setting and experience of the festival, all going insanely viral over the past few years.
Today we get the 2014 aftermovie for TomorrowLand and it is quite epic in it's full 32 minute glory fully taking you away to the magical land. It's a perfect blend of artists, fans and the atmosphere giving the viewers quite a powerful taste. Watch and get excited for the upcoming US expansion with TomorrowWorld. Limited tickets are still available to TomorrowWorld here!
HARD Events, the company responsible for not only HARD Summer but the trend setting electronic cruise Holy Ship! always continue to set themselves apart from the army of other EDM promoters with the release of their latest cinematic trailer for HARD Day of the Dead. HARD's day after Halloween 2 day festival celebration is set to have it's biggest year yet taking over Fairplex right outside LA with one of the best curated lineups we have seen in awhile. See the full lineup here.
Well in typical HARD fashion, they have created a cinematic quality trailer for their festival where you can see Valentino Khan's mustache come to life, Diplo riding a unicorn, Zedd shaving among many of your favorite DJs. HARD makes a point to have the focus on the the acts performing and this video continues to emphasize that, as opposed to Insomniac polar opposite point of view of it being about the environment and the fan is the headliner. Watch below and enjoy!
HARD Day of the Dead 2014 Official Trailer
MTV hasn't been covering music in quite some time; their programming is almost exclusively filled with reality shows with the occasional award show. So earlier this year when we heard they would be covering the iconic TomorrowLand, we were both suprised and excited. They have released 3 hours of a documentary covering the 10 year history of the event and this year's actual festival.
For those who haven't been able to go quite yet this might be your best case of getting over FOMO until next year, or TomorrowWorld later this month. Enjoy!
ODESZA are truly establishing themselves as one of the hottest new acts to watch for and have been stirring up some serious buzz surrounding the release of their debut studio album “In Return” set to drop next week. Well today we are excited to bring you a full production music video for the song “Say My Name” featuring singer Zyra. Since the song is one of my favorites the group has made to date, I was bound to love the music video. Following an actress and what seems to be her conflicts between kissing another actor and her boyfriend. I didn’t think it was possible to get anymore excited for the release of their album “In Return” next week, yet they somehow proved it was. Watch below and pre-order your copy of the album. Enjoy!
ODESZA – Say My Name (Ft. Zyra) (Music Video) | iTunes
It is no surprise at all that Red Rocks Amphitheater is one of our favorite venues across the globe, the outdoor venue that lays right in the middle of two huge mountains right outside of Denver in Morrison, Colorado. Well Skrillex took over the iconic venue for a two night blowout featuring DJ Snake, RL Grime, Jack Beats, What So Not, Vindata among many others this summer and actually streamed the performance when it happened. Skrillex has put up the full video of his performance at the legendary venue for everyone to enjoy the memorable night. Watch below and enjoy!
Skrillex – Red Rocks 2104 Set (Official Video)
A couple weeks back we previewed the radio rip of Action Bronson’s first single “Easy Rider”, off his upcoming debut major label album Mr. Wonderful. Well today we get the full version of the song alongside a pretty epic music video. The video feels more like a short film with incredible angles, settings, costumes and all. We see Action on a conquest through a desert to find a guitar and do something you wouldn’t expect. Watch below and pick up your copy through iTunes. Enjoy!
Action Bronson – "Easy Rider" (Official Video) iTunes
With a name synonymous for bringing electronic music to the forefront of our culture and society, Skrillex continues to propel his music and overall brand into newfound territory throughout 2014. As he prepares for another stint on the road this coming fall, the iconic producer and DJ delivers an official tour recap video of the highly successful Mothership Tour that brought together Mad Decent artists Dillion Francis and DJ Snake along with OWSLA recruits Milo & Otis and What So Not for a remarkable journey across the United States this past spring / summer. Highlights include Dillon Francis getting PLUR with fans, the group showcasing their various dance skills, and of course many top notch shots of the guys performing in-front of sold out crowds! Steam the video below and be sure to check out the fall tour dates here! Enjoy
Skrillex – Mothership Tour US 2014 Video Recap
Statik Selektah ft. Joey Bada$$ & Freddie Gibbs – Carry On (Music Video) : Must Hear Hip-Hop CollaborationPosted in Bangin, Video by nick | Tags: Freddie Gibbs, Hip-Hop, Joey Bada$$, Music Video, Statik Selektah
Joey Bada$$ is the visionary bringing back that no bullshit, 90's styled hip-hop that we can't get enough and adds another notch in his belt today. He's linked up with rap legend Freddie Gibbs for the brand new track "Carry On" produced by fellow hip-hop legend Statik Selektah. The jazz inspired production is the perfect background for Joey and Freddie to deliver some unreal verses. The video matches the vibe of the song and has some simple shots of the 3 of them going in while in the middle of an unknown park. This track is on Staik Selektah's newly released album What Goes Around. Enjoy!
Statik Selektah ft. Joey Bada$$ & Freddie Gibbs – Carry On (Music Video) | iTunes
Chicago's very own Flosstradmaus are set to give back to the fans and people that have supported their "go harder than hard" mentality since the days of playing low-key clubs to headlining major music festivals such as Coachella, Hard Summer, and Ultra Music Festival. The guys behind the well known trap movement are embarking on new HDYNATION tour that will kick off in their hometown on Nov 8th at UIC Pavilion and travel to 20 cities with opening support form energetic Miami producer duo GTA and Curtis Willaims w/ Two-9!
The announcement comes with a look back at Flosstradamus's previous IRL Tour via a behind-the-scenes video showcasing candid interviews with the duo and their fans along with tour footage and features their recent chilled out single "Rebound". The main element that sets Flosstradamus apart from many acts is that they've created and fostered an actual community underneath the title HDYNATION, which brings HDYBYZ and HDYGRLZ from all walks of life together to share music and attend live events while sporting the highly sought after merchandise that Curt and Josh have developed in an in-house, grassroots manner. As you can see from the video below, the guys are truly humble and thankful for the opportunities that have come their way and this new tour will bring about a stronger connection between fans new and old! Pre-sale tickets are available now and you can expect shows to sell out leading up to the first date, so don't snooze on the early advantage. Enjoy
Flosstradamus – HDYNATION Tour 2014 | Pre-Sale Tickets
#HDYNATION TOUR Dates After The Jump
A couple of weeks back Rustie dropped off the latest single from his upcoming album, his second collaboration with Detroit rapper Danny Brown that I literally haven't been able to stop replaying since. The song "Attak" is brought to life through music video form thanks to director Peter Mardsen, delivered in quite a minimalistic fashion. We get a blank room with a clean cut Danny in the center laying down his fiery verses that while some lines may have been hard to decipher, has been brought to life as the lyrics are animated across the screen throughout. This is the latest single from Rustie's forthcoming sophomore album release, Green Language, set to release through Warp Records on August 26th. You can get this song and the previous single 'Raptor' as a free download when you pre-order the album today. Enjoy!
Rustie – Attak (Ft. Danny Brown) | Pre-Order + 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 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!