Canadian duo Zeds Dead are back with another episode of their "Coffee Break" series but this time they have invited Dillon Francis to join the ride. This is not a normal coffee session as the ZD boys ask Dillon a series of hilarious questions like "What is your favorite part of a cat?" with classic outrageous Dillon answers like "his a**hole" or another question highlight like "Dicks for fingers or a hand where your dick is?", we will let you find that one out for yourself. Get to know Dillon a bit more than you may want and watch the full video below but most of all, Enjoy!
Rae Sremmurd, the young brotherly duo from Mississippi exploded onto the world's radar this past year thanks to singles "No Flex Zone", "No Type" and "Throw Some Mo" all apart of their debut album Sremmlife, which was executively produced by Mike Will Made It. The duo being 18 and 19 and seeing this level of success is one of the driving factors of their youthful edge that can't be duplicated.
Riding off the successful release of the debut album, the duo have made a stop on ESPN's "Highly Questionable" with Bomani Jones and Dan Le Batard. They cover a lot of grand and go from showing how they can turn all the way up on a moment's notice, to living in an abandoned house, to when their lives changed. Some parts seem interestingly pre-planned like the reoccurring January 1st, or the fact they were drinking "Bud Light Platinum" specifically while being homeless. Nonetheless it's guaranteed to be one of the most entertaining interviews you will see in quite some time. Swag! swag! …and most importantly, Enjoy!
Flying Lotus is not one to do anything lightly, always pushing the boundaries not only with his beat-styled productions, but with his music videos as well. The video for his collaboration with Kendrick Lamar on "Never Catch Me" showcases exactly the high quality of music videos he turns out, yet today even that one may have been topped. He's brought "Coronus, The Terminator" from his latest album Your Dead! to life, and intense is an understatement. With a starring role from Flying Lotus himself, watch the journey, and be warned the ending is a little graphic. Enjoy!
Flying Lotus – Coronus, The Terminator | iTunes
One of dance music's biggest trend setters and head of the influential Fool's Gold Records, mixmaster A-Trak has always been on top of the game. However, recently the CEO has been on an entirely new level, putting out a full length mixtape last month with DC rapper Wale featuring an all star cast including A$AP Ferg, Chance The Rapper, and Pusha T that was released for free to celebrate the holiday 'Festivus'. One of his biggest singles yet is his disco infused electro anthem "Push" drawing some classic inspiration delivered in a very modern way.
The song has been gaining huge momentum, and A-Trak has just brought it to life with an outrageous new music video. Featuring cameos from A-Trak himself, Atlanta producer TM88 of 808 Mafia, a series of Nude models, and even a tiger, it is impossible to be bored through the length of the video.
A-Trak even had a few words on why he chose this direction for the music video. "My approach to dance music has always been a bit left, so the last thing I wanted was one of those sparkler bottle 'lets make this night live forever!' videos". "Instead, I wanted to make something with the opulence of a rap video, but shot like a renaissance painting. It's kind of like Eyes Wide Shut meets Burning Man."
Check out the video here:
A-Trak – Push feat. Andrew Wyatt (OFFICIAL VIDEO) | iTunes
While often a silent, no facial expression given figure, DJ Snake extraordinary rise to the top of dance music is a humbling one at best. The Paris born producer broke onto the radar in 2012 with the summertime anthem "Bird Machine," and has never look backed since. He even nabbed a Grammy nomination for his chart smashing single "Turn Down For What" with Lil' Jon among many other accolades this year.
As the world waits on the prominent figures next step, DJ Snake tops off his incredible year with an official music video for his "You Know You Like It" collaboration with UK vocalist AlunaGeorge. The visual direction focuses on an Ape (or, perhaps an orangutan… i'm unsure) who's depicted as a pusher of sorts. His seedy dealings are strung together via an engaging storyboard that coincides with the songs attractive production and lush vocals.
DJ Snake and AlunaGeorge – You Know You Like It (Official Music Video)
Anton Zaslavski aka "Zedd", the German producer who became an international star in 2013 thanks to his Clarity album which won a grammy for the album's lead single "Clarity" featuring Foxes. He set out on a year long Clarity Tour in support of the album and brought out a show no one would forget. Anyone who was lucky enough to catch a date of the tour was treated to a custom light and laser production setup that could light up a stadium, yet was brought to venues that were much smaller for an epic experience.
This 30 minute long documentary really captures the journey, from Zedd personally setting up the production on the first night to discussing speaking with Skrillex online for the first time to reaching out to Hayley Williams and the entire release around ’Stay The Night’ and much much more. This really lets you see a more personal side of Zedd showing you not only what nice of a guy he is, but also how hands on he is with the entire business of him as an artist which is rare to see.
To see Zedd experience such a level of success is really incredible making us think back to when Thissongissick actually brought out Zedd for one of his first shows in the US ever in Boulder, CO at the even more intimate Fox Theatre in 2011.
Kendrick Lamar debuted a brand new song last night that is so new, it's currently still untitled. We can expect to see this tune on his upcoming studio album slated for a release in 2015.
This follows up the album’s debut radio ready single “i” and is a complete change in artistic direction for Kendrick. He is joined by living legend Thundercat on bass, Terrace Martin on saxophone, and Bilal and Anna Wise on backup vocals. Kendrick dives deep into subject matters ranging from religion to an artists' core fan base and everything in between, rapping progressively faster and faster until it ends leaving you wanting more.
Let’s hope this song is a sign that more details surrounding the release of his upcoming album will come to fruition, including a release date.
We also get the joy of Steven Colbert interviewing Kendrick about Snoop calling him the king of west coast rap, jokes about where Kendrick got his name from, not smoking weed when around Dr. Dre and more in a hysterical opening session before the world premiere of the song. Watch below!
If you are Asian, have long hair, and have somehow been involved in electronic music in any form, you probably have been mistaken for Steve Aoki at one point or another. Well for Australian YouTuber Jarrad Seng, this happens to him on a weekly basis:
I get mistaken for Steve Aoki a LOT. It's been a weekly thing for the past five years… at music festivals, bars, on Instagram… it even happened on the streets of Barcelona once.
So Jarrad was inspired by the recent catcall videos and had a brilliant idea.
[he] wondered what would happen if [he] did the same thing… but as Steve. At Stereosonic. Where Steve was headlining.
Seng went to a professional stylist to look exactly like Steve, and the response was nothing short of hilarious. People literally charging at him to aggressively grab selfies at every chance. He even goes in the middle of the crowd during Steve's set to really confuse and entertain people, even managing to stage dive at one point.
We're left wondering how many of you are going to dress up exactly like a DJ playing the next festival you attend?
Mike Gonek and Evan Norton, also known as Torro Torro had a mutual ambition to tell a movie-like story in a four minute music video. The "Ca$hville" video's backdrop, Los Angeles, became their current home after the Canadian duo set up a studio there earlier this year. This eventful video provides perfect visuals to Torro Torro's latest banger. A vengeful thug goes on a crime filled adventure for a large sum of cash. Released via Mad Decent, "Ca$hville" was a Mad Ruk Entertainment Production directed by Jon Riera, produced by Maurico Ruiz, with Cinematography by Kelly Jeffrey.
Torro Torro – Ca$hville (Official Music Video) | iTunes
Probably the most exciting supergroup to take the electronic world by storm this year is the colossal duo Jack Ü. Fresh off their Power 106 hip-hop mix, Skrillex and Diplo have unveiled the official video for their hit single “Take Ü There” featuring the amazing Canadian singer Kiesza.
The video showcases the rowdy energy at the first live Jack Ü performances; an awesome on-stage perspective whether you were able to catch them this year or not. If there's one thing these two kings of EDM know how to do better then most, it's put on a damn good show. The other elements of the video really kick it up a notch. The layers of animation are at times extra weird, and at times funny (watch out for Skrilly's pizza toss at 3:12); but always interesting. Stream the video below. Enjoy
Jack Ü – Take Ü There feat. Kiesza [OFFICIAL VIDEO] | iTunes
Skrillex music videos tend to be a little outrageous, but with that being said they are always very entertaining. Bass ambassador Skrillex has unveiled his newest video for the track "Fuck That" from his debut studio album Recess. This is one of the more different sounding tracks we've heard from Skrillex stepping far away from the typical heavy sound hes is known for.
The video takes us through a visual journey of what seems to be a foreign interpretation of fight club. It starts off with our main character being released from some sort of underworld boxing training camp back into the arms of his presumed girlfriend. You would be naive to assume they were going home happily ever after as almost immediately after his release he receives a call that leads him back into the world of fighting that ends with an epic twist. Watch the video below and you can pick up your copy of the album today. Enjoy!
Skrillex - Fuck That (Official Video) | iTunes
TomorrowWorld 2014 was without a doubt a special event. This year was the festival's second in the states at Georgia's Chattahoochee Hills and topped 2013 far and away. Producers ID&T bring out the best lineup and biggest stages and production, to recreate Belgium's 10-year-running TomorrowLand. Attendees were in for quite the special treat this year.
If you weren't able to make it, TomorrowWorld has released a 13 minute official aftermovie giving a glimpse of what the festival experience was like, and what to expect next year. They even throw in a few unreleased tracks in the movie.
For 2015, Tomorrowworld will be returning over September 25-26-27. You can purchase tickets here! Be sure to check back in on more updates for TW.
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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