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
Earlier this summer we got the newest A$AP Mob song "Hella Hoes" and just recently A$AP Rocky jumped on an official collaboration with Sam Smith, but today we get the first piece of original new music from Rocky and it was worth the wait. After a countdown timer built suspense for it, we get his new song "Multiply" which features Juicy J and has flacko delivering some deadly verses done in his signature A$AP style. The video has some fitting scenes shot in NY with the mob doing their thing shot and directed by Shomi Partwary and A$AP Rocky himself. With the release of the video and song, we can expect the full new album details coming very soon. Listen and watch below and soak in the fact A$AP is back. Enjoy!
A$AP Rocky – Multiply (Ft. Juicy J) (Official Video)
Flying Lotus' forthcoming album You're Dead! serves as a concept album depicting the journey of death through musical voyage. Steven Ellison is the maestro behind Flying Lotus and he continues to push musical boundaries with his fusion of Jazz and electronic production on You're Dead!. Enlisting the talents of lyrical wizard Kendrick Lamar on "Never Catch Me", we got to hear the amazing chemistry between the two artists.
One view on the meaning of the video is it reflecting on the concept behind the album as a young boy & girl experience death and seemingly jump back to life in an energetic dance during their funeral ceremony, but remain unnoticed by those in attendance. The children have a ghostly presence as they dance out of the ceremony only to hop into the hearse and cheerfully drive away as if they've just been freed. We can only expect more collaborations between these two L.A. based legends in the making as they have expressed great excitement to be working together. Be sure to grab You're Dead when it's released Oct 7 via Warp Records.
Flying Lotus – Never Catch Me ft. Kendrick Lamar (Official Video) | iTunes
Whether it's a new track or a music video serving as a public service announcement, everything Diplo touches seems to turn to gold. Heavyweight producers Yellow Claw and LNY TNZ teamed up with Diplo alongside Waka Flocka Flame on "Techno" last month, and now we get the visual interpretation of this tune. This dark video depicts the path drugs take from the source to the end user ultimately dying as a direct result from these drugs. With the amount of drug-related casualties that have been happening at music festivals and shows over the past couple years, this video serves as a P.S.A. to all music fans as the video ends with "Drugs Are Not Worth The Risk" displayed at the end of the video.
Diplo, Yellow Claw, & LNY TNZ – Techno Ft. Waka Flocka Flame
With acts like Australian producer Thomas Jack in this world, we will never escape the summer-time vibes even if colder temperatures are upon us! Having drawn inspiration from a recent trip to the shores of Mexico, TJ channeled his skills and applied a delightful touch to accomplished musician Ben Sollee's latest single “Letting Go”. Loads of tropical goodness and chill house elements are reconstructed around Ben’s voice, making this remix something you are going to be playing over and over again. Now that his visa issues are finally sorted out, Thomas Jack is officially stateside (as you can see in his outrageous video below) for a string of Endless Summer shows with good friend Kygo with tickets for select cities still available here. Stream and download this free release below and above all… Enjoy
Ben Sollee – Letting Go (Thomas Jack Remix) | Free Download
So when Tom played his US return show at Webster Hall this past weekend, he closed out the show by doing the unthinkable and taking his shoe off and drinking a beer out of it. Properly called a "Shoey", it looks like this might be something we can expect from ole Tom when he hits a city near you.
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
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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