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.
Who's up for some Sunday cartoons (not the kind that you watched as a kid)? Chance the Rapper made his second TV appearance last night by supplying the voice for a cartoon Bob Marley in Adult Swim’s show Black Dynamite. The Chicago rapper seemed right at home dishing up a cool Jamaican accent, imitating the legend and keeping his signature vocal tonnage. As expected, "Bob" lives up to the Marley name, lighting up multiple oversize joints and sweet talking many of the show's female characters throughout the episode. Erika Badu's distinct voice is also featured in the episode, as both a hilarious prostitute and Marley's real-life wife Rita. Pour yourself a bowl of cereal and watch the rip of the full cartoon below. Enjoy!
A re-creation of the cult classic film Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas, the video starts off with Schoolboy building a concoction of pills and liquids similar to the drug binge from the movie. The visual effects let the viewer step into Q's shoes after ingesting all the substances. This video couldn’t be more fitting for a song titled “Hell of a Night” as girls bounce around a raging house party punctuated by a series of interesting events. The video starts and ends with the same scene as if it might start all over again, or was it just a dream? Watch the wild journey and you can pick up your copy of the song as part of Schoolboy Q's latest album Oxymoron. Enjoy!
Established music video director RoboShobo has brought to visual life one of this fall’s catchiest tunes, “Go All Night” by the impressive UK based duo Gorgon City. Their debut album, Sirens, took the deep house world by storm this fall following its Oct 7 release. The LP provided us with some of the grooviest house tunes of the year with the unique specialty of a different vocalist on every track. This adventure of a video provides the perfect setting for the track as Jennifer Hudson and the production duo groove all night an underground rave. Quite fitting as the tune surely has the potential to become a huge hit in dance clubs everywhere.
When Diplo isn’t surrounded by a wall of twerking girls, he is the front man of Major Lazer; an ongoing side project that continues to cement itself in the music world by blending electronic and reggae sounds like no one before.
Taking the Major Lazer persona to the next level, the group is being represented by cartoon characters; Major Lazer "himself" being a gun-bearing militarized Jamaican. We’ve seen him and other characters throughout album and single artworks, and we even saw him brought to life in their music video for “Get Free”.
Now, Diplo’s been cooking up something far bigger, a full-on cartoon TV show based around Major Lazer personas. If the show is anything like the music, it surely has promise. Set to broadcast on FXX, the new Fox spin-off network geared toward a more mature audience, (home to programs like Archer, Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League), this pick up demonstrates how far the channel is willing to push boundaries.
Today we have the first sample of the show with the actual intro. The very first episode will air on FXX this Sunday night at 12 am EST.
The time for Dillon Francis has finally arrived. We posted the stream to his debut album Money Sucks, Friends Rule earlier this week and now we are happy to bring you the new music video for "When We Were Young" ft. Sultan, Ned Shepard and The Chaing Gang Of 1974. The video takes our cast of characters (Dillon, Sultan & Ned Shepard, and The Chain Gang of 1974 as the creepy clown) and throws them back in time to a very wild childhood birthday party. This music video has it all from party favors, games and cake, to creepy clowns, a bouncy house, and a rock concert played out on fisher price instruments. Only something so silly and straight up entertaining could come from the mind of the guy responsible for Hansel and not giving a Fuck or a Shit. You can stream the video below and pre-order the album here. Enjoy!
Dillon Francis & Sultan + Ned Shepard feat. The Chain Gang of 1974 – When We Were Young
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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