There’s electronic producers and live bands, and then there’s FKJ, who’s a one of a kind hybrid. This multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire started getting on rotation at TSIS for his unique original tracks and remixes like ZHU’s “Paradise Awaits” and Alina Baraz & Galimatias’ “Pretty Thoughts,” and he’s since expanded his repertoire while using his own vocals on his first single “Better Give U Up” off his forthcoming album.
FKJ puts on an incredible live performances in his sets blending electronic production and excellent soul samples with live instrumentation from an array of instruments. Thanks to Red Bull Studios, he’s given us a glimpse into what an FKJ studio session is like as he loops keyboard with a beat while laying over a baseline, sexy saxophone riffs, and slick guitar riffs, even hopping on the piano for a soulful breakdown to end the video. He really shows off how adept he is as a musician as he seamlessly hops from instrument to instrument like a one man band. Enjoy!
FKJ Live From RedBullStudios Tokyo
The 4,000 person festival at sea known as Holy Ship! is an epic experience you have to see to believe. One thing that makes the event so special is the barrier between fans and artists is just about nonexistent. This is best illustrated in a video of GRiZ and ODESZA's horn section playing a rendition of Drake's "Hotline Bling" in the cafeteria of the cruise ship among hundreds of excited attendees.
GRiZ has now shared even more unreal footage from his Holy Ship! weekend with his new official recap video. GRiZ can be spotted kicking it with fans and popping bottles at the pool while I Love Makonnen and SNAILS both make cameos.
We also see shots of his epic sets in both the theater and the deck. It then switches from the high energy side to his laid back Chasing the Golden Hour vibes.
Even more exciting than the visuals, GRiZ also adds two unreleased IDs to the videos soundtrack for your listening pleasure. Check out the sun soaked video for yourself below.
It’s been a longtime coming for influential beat maker Baauer to deliver a complete body of work after rising to international stardom via the commercial, yet controversial success stemming from “Harlem Shake.”
As one of the leading pioneers to grow from the trap genre, the NYC-native has been meticulously crafting and expanding his production prowess while continuing to set the bar for a new generation of producers and fellow colleagues.
With the release of Baaeur’s debut studio album Aa, the producer plans on taking listeners through a worldwide adventure using each track as a single destination along the way. Keeping that mentality in mind, he has put together a lush flow of instrumental heaters and has laid groundwork for the jaw-dropping vocal features from Pusha T, Future, M.I.A, G-Dragon and others.
The album's release has officially crossed over into the mainstream as of last night when Baauer was the featured music guest on Late Night with Stephan Colbert to debut the new single “Day One” with underground hip-hop act Leikeli47. This fully charged banger showcases the proper amount of kicks and bass slaps for Leikeli47 to pounce her vocals all over the foundation. You can view the live performance below.
For a work of this magnitude, Baauer will follow in the footsteps of Hudson Mohawke and Rustie by presenting this project via LuckyMe Records. The release is scheduled for March 16th and we are looking forward to more news to come over the next few months. Enjoy
Baauer Performs 'Day Ones' Live on Colbert
Listen to Aa so far | Pre-Order
Day Ones ft Novelist & Leikeli 47
Good & Bad
Way From Me ft Tirzah
Temple ft M.I.A & G-Dragon
Make it Bang ft TT The Artist
Kung Fu ft Pusha T & Future
Church Reprise ft Rustie
We just got a brand new track from A$AP Rocky and Pharrell titled “Hear Me,” and now Rocky continues to offer us even more content as he’s given us the visual interpretation of his track “JD,” off his recent album AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP. Rocky delivers an insane dark, menacing video which switches between a cartoon drawing video effect to the actual footage as Rocky delivers his raps in this captivating, trippy video.
In addition to dropping this new music video, he’s also mentioned there are “other treats on the way, cozy tapes coming soon!!!” With the rate of hip hop artists releasing surprise albums, we have reason to believe has has a mixtape up his sleeve. His last mixtape Live.Love.A$AP was hugely successful and landed him on the map to his quick rise to the top of rap. A new mixtape from him would be an amazing surprise and we can only hope he’ll be delivering sooner rather than later.
LORD PRETTY FLACKO JODYE STEPPED UP IN DIS PIECE …..A$VP JD VIDEO AND OTHER TREATS ON THE WAY, COZY TAPES COMING SOON!!!!
— LORD FLACKO JODYE II (@asvpxrocky) January 27, 2016
A$AP ROCKY – JD
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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