Lollapalooza year after year maintains its tastemaker role in the festival circuit and they cement that for another year with the release of their 2015 lineup today. The 3 day festival, taking place at Grant Park in the heart of the beautiful city of Chicago over July 31st – Aug 2nd, and will feature over 100 artists. Lolla will bring over 300 thousand festival goers from around the world to see acts ranging from Paul McCartney, Metallica, Florence and The Machine, Bassnectar, The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Kygo, Kid Cudi, Nero, Dillon Francis, Carnage, Nicky Romero, Hot Chip to so many more, see the full lineup above. Tickets are almost sold out, as they do every year, so do not miss out!
This is easily one of TSIS's favorite festivals in the world, a true originator of the city festival, an event everyone should attend at least once, if not every year. We hope to see you there!
Lollapalooza 2015 | Tickets
Full Lineup By Day After The Jump
Gary Clark Jr.
The War on Drugs
Father John Misty
Cold War Kids
St. Paul & the Broken Bones
First Aid Kit
What So Not
Black Pistol Fire
Kyle Thornton & the Company
The New Pacific
The Pop Ups
School of Rock AllStars
Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips
Walk The Moon
Tyler, The Creator
The Tallest Man On Earth
Death From Above 1979
Toro Y Moi
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas
School of Rock AllStars
Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips
Florence + the Machine
Of Monsters and Men
TV On The Radio
twenty one pilots
Marina and The Diamonds
Angus & Julia Stone
Strand of Oaks
Night Terrors of 1927
Black Tiger Sex Machine
The Lonely Biscuits
In The Whale
The Pop Ups
School of Rock AllStars
Back in 2013, Skrillex turned heads as he embarked on a train powered festival which featured Diplo, Grimes, Pretty Lights, Koan Sound, Blood Diamonds and more. This could have very well been the start of Skrill and Diplo's Jack U supergroup. The moving festival tour was inspired by Edward Sharpe and Mumford & Son's earlier train tour.
Well Skrillex has just shared some exciting news that the Full Flex Express train tour will return in 2015 and will be bigger than ever. Although we don't have the full lineup of artists playing yet, we do have the full list of dates for the tour, so you can start planning ahead. If it's anything like the first year, you can expect a massive, extra diverse lineup.
July 8th – Ottawa, ON
July 9th – Quebec City, QC
July 10th – Montreal, QC
July 11th – Toronto, ON
July 14th – Winnipeg, MB
July 15th – Saskatoon, SK
July 17th – Calgary, AB
July 19th – Pemberton, BC
Mat Zo is one of the most unique producers in the dance world that manages to impress with just about every new track, and today he has gone ahead and surprised us with a remix of "Bug A Boo" from Beyonce's old group Destiny's Child. He proceeds to flip the track completely upside down leaving us with a refreshing electro meets drum & bass rendition. Without focusing too much on what exact style the song is, we know that this is amazing, and luckily Mat is passing it out as a free download. Listen below to the track and grab a free download. Enjoy!
Destiny's Child – Bug A Boo (Mat Zo Remix) | Free Download
Hudson Mohawke Releases First Single “Very First Breath” Off Upcoming Album Ft. Miguel, Jhene Aiko and MorePosted in Bangin by Jake | Tags: Hudson Mohawke, Ifrane, Lantern, Very First Breath
The talents of highly acclaimed hip hop and electronic producer Hudson Mohawke have been proven time and again through production for artists like Kanye West, being apart of the epic duo TNGHT, and releasing his acclaimed Chimes EP late last year. Well Hudmo has announced the exciting news of a second studio album, entitled Lantern; the 12 track release has a drop date set for June 14th via Warp Records, and will contain features from Jhené Aiko, Miguel, and many others.
Today we are treated to the album's debut single "Very First Breath" featuring the vocals from Irfane. The song carries out a wider range of appeal than we've seen from Hudmo's typical offbeat styling. We get something that's catchy, refreshing, and dare I say ready for the radio which could lead to this becoming the largest Hudmo track to date. Enjoy!
Hudson Mohawke - Very First Breath (feat. Irfane) | Purchase via Bleep
Long time TSIS favorite Manic Focus continues to ride the success of his most recent album 'Cerebral Eclipse' released last year with a new remix of festival favorite "Thunderdome" from Minnesota and Santa Cruz rising force G Jones. Manic Focus flips the song upside down leaving us with a funky electro-soul rendition packing some smooth wobbles and flute styled synths. Stream the premiere below and grab a free download. Enjoy!
Minnesota and G JONES – Thunderdome (Manic Focus Remix) | Free Download
LA producer / DJ duo Milo & Otis manage to impress with just about every release; with remixes of tracks like Skrillex's "Recess" and Steve Aoki's "Rage The Night Away" and their latest is no different. The ironically titled "Trap Arms" lives up to the name full of heavy drums and horns and a hysterical vocals chop. They are passing this out as a free download so listen and download below. Enjoy!
Milo & Otis – Trap Arms | Free Download
New York based producer Sweater Beats proves that he can take on remixing any track like Flume & Chet Faker's "Drop The Game" and Snakehips "Days With You" and many more as he climbs the ranks of one of the hottest newcomers to watch out for. Today Sweater Beats delivers a refreshing remix of Alesso's progressive house single "Cool" off his upcoming album. He completely reimagines the song with a future bass twist packing huge synths and bright melodies leaving us with a sunny new pool ready flip. You can stream the full song below and look out for an official release soon. Enjoy
Alesso – Cool ft. Roy English (Sweater Beats Remix)
Kygo continues his transformation from being the most highly buzzed about internet remix artist to being a fully accredited global star as he rolls out his first original songs. Following up his debut single "Firestone" he treats us to his latest, "Stole The Show" featuring the talented singer Parson James. We hear Kygo's signature bright melodies shine through and some smooth organic elements that leave room for Parson's vocals to carry out the track. The video follows a dancing astronaut, Kygo himself dancing in ski gear in a house party, and an interesting twist. This might be an even bigger track then his first, it will be cool to see how big it goes! Enjoy!
Kygo – Stole The Show feat. Parson James (Official Music Video)
Toronto based duo Dzeko & Torres continue to breathe fresh energy into the progressive house world; coming up under Tiesto's wing with non stop releases and their recent 2015 in 10 minutes mix. Today they are back with what could be their biggest single yet, "For You" alongside LA based producer Maestro Harrell featuring female duo Delora on the vocals."For You" is an all out feel good anthem filled with huge melodic progressions ready for the mainstage or your personal enjoyment. Stream the song below and pick up on Beatport through Tiesto's Musical Freedom. Enjoy!
Dzeko & Torres and Maestro Harrell Ft. Delora – For You | Beatport
Major Lazer & DJ Snake have released visuals for their infectiously catchy new single "Lean On" featuring MØ. Diplo and Major Lazer have been teasing with pics of them in India on their socials over the past few weeks and now we know what they have been cooking up. The video is set in India with Major Lazer, DJ Snake, and MØ all surprising us with some incredible dance moves that are pretty priceless to watch. Watch the video below and pre-order the upcoming album below.
Also, Major Lazer has just released a date for the album to drop for June 1st and will include features from Ellie Goulding, Travi$ Scott, DJ Snake, Ariana Grande so keep watch for the upcoming singles. Ejoy
Here is what Diplo had to say about making the video.
"India is special and its beauty absolutely humbled me. When we toured there as Major Lazer, it was mind blowing to see our fan-base and we wanted to incorporate the attitude and positive vibes into our video and just do something that embodies the essence of Major Lazer. Major Lazer has always been a culture mashup and to us, India feels like some kind of special creature with one foot in history and one firmly in the future. The experience is something we’ll never forget. “
Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On (feat. MØ) (Official Music Video) | iTunes
We are getting closer and closer to the release of GRiZ’s much anticipated third studio album Say It Loud (Album artwork above) with the release of another amazing single from the project. “For The Love” features New York hip-hop legend Talib Kweli for a match made in heaven. Grant lays down the soulful feel good vibes from the horns blasting loud to the extra tight drums paving the way for Talib’s verse to shine bright along some complimenting female vocals. This will be available as a free download with his entire upcoming Say It Loud album which we are counting down the days till it’s release on March 31st and couldn’t come sooner. Enjoy!
GRiZ – For The Love (Ft. Talib Kweli) | Free Download Coming March 31st
LA based JayKode has been on the rise with a lot of huge releases lately and today he lets loose one of his biggest in 2015 so far. He flips Adam K and Soha’s remix of Kaskade’s “4 AM” and gives it a fresh Festival Trap reworking. JayKode highlights the vocals, adds new drums and anthemic drops leaving us with a certified festival heater. Listen to the premier of the song below and grab an exclusive free download. Enjoy!
Kaskade x Adam K x Soha – 4 AM (JayKode Remix) | Free Download
Overnight sensation indie duo Oh Wonder has been on quite a hot streak building buzz around their original sound coming out of London after having spurred quite a few remixes, including today's from previously featured TSIS act Synchronice. They've dropped remixes of Paramore's "Still Into You" and Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive", and today deliver one of their best yet. The drums are beefed up and the vocals are highlighted making way for some melody driven, electro meets nu-disco drops that will have you jumping. Listen to the world premiere below which is stream only for now. Enjoy
Oh Wonder – Dazzle (Synchronice Remix) | Stream Only
French dance duo Amine Edge & DANCE have been making quite a presence worldwide and have been helping pioneer the G House movement yet haven't been featured nearly enough on TSIS. We are excited today to be premiering their latest track, a remix of the classic dance hit "Took The Night" from UK artist Chelley. The new drums and vocal sampling leads to some eerie stabs that will have you moving at any location. This song will be available March 30th through Ultra Records. Also Amine Edge & Dance will be taking over Miami for WMC next week along with some other North American dates, see all dates below. Enjoy!
Chelley – Took The Night (Amine Edge & DANCE Remix) | Stream Only
Wednesday 25th – Hard WMC, Grand Central, Miami, US
Wednesday 25th – DJ Mag Pool Party, Surfcomber Miami, US
Thursday 26th – Ultra Records WMC, Surfcomber, Miami, US
Thursday 26th – CUFF WMC, Nikki Beach, Miami, US
Friday 27th – MK Area 10 WMC, Treehouse, Miami, US
Friday 27th – Undr The Radr WMC, E11even, Miami, US
Friday 27th – Sweat It Out WMC, The Shelbourne, Miami, US
Saturday 28th – Pacha WMC, The Thompsons, Miami, US
Sunday 29th – I'm A House Gangster WMC, E11even, Miami, US
Thursday 2nd – Coda, Toronto, Canada
Friday 3rd – Celebrities, Vancouver, Canada
Saturday 4th – Pacha, New York, US
Friday 10th – Rumor, Philadelphia, Pennslyvania, US
Saturday 11th – Prime, Boston, Massachusetts, US
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