2014 was Seattle-based ODESZA's year to truly shine thanks to largely in part to their highly successful debut album 'In Return' (which we consider to be one of the best releases of the year), on top of crushing the festival circuit and a couple sold out tours.
The duo have just announced their biggest show to date, at one of our favorite places in the world, the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater. Playing at this outdoor venue in the middle of the mountains is something most artists only dream of being able to do, let alone being able to co-headline.
They will be co-headlining the venue alongside funk lords Chromeo who are Red Rocks regulars and are sure to bring an unforgettable funky time.
These are only the headliners of the evening with support to be announced in coming months. With both artists track records of selling out though, it would be wise to pick up tickets now as they just went on sale today, minutes ago. Hope to see you all there!
Purchase tickets HERE!
ZHU continues to maintain the hype of his debut release The Nightday EP but dropping off an unexpected remix of his own song “Paradise Awaits” with the help of hot new DC based rapper GoldLink thanks to Mind of A Genius. The updated deep house production is given an extra blast of bass this time around, setting up GoldLink to come in an lay down some a steady flow of verses. Playing on some of the original vocals and working in his own signature style, GoldLink will have you instantly replaying the track your first couple times listing to it. This song is stream only for now below, but we'll hopefully see a release sooner then later. Listen and above all, enjoy.
ZHU x Goldlink – Paradise Awaits (Re-work) | Stream Only For Now
One of the next artists to explode out of the unstoppable Chicago rap scene is young rapper Lucki Eck$ who’s really turned some heads this year.
The talented Chicago rapper brought out the city’s current star Chance the Rapper to add the perfect intro verse to his latest song “Stevie Wonder”. Chance steps up and delivers some darker, less comical lines which fit the track perfectly. Lucki finishes the track off with a smooth gritty verse showcasing why he has so much promise. The instrumental is by Chicago’s premiere producer Young Chop who gives us an atmospheric, slightly-broken downtempo beat that both rappers really nail.
Lucki Eck$ – Stevie Wonder ft. Chance The Rapper
Today we have the latest from Pomo, the exciting producer out of Montreal, who is apart of the HW&W Records family (Kaytranada, Sweater Beats, Ta-Ku and more). We get our ears on one of his most impressive tracks all year, remixing UK duo AlunaGeorge's single "Supernatural". Drawing drum inspiration from label mate Kaytra and fusing these beats with a beefy bassline and catchy melodies we are left with an instant hit. Drawing influences of nu-disco, hip-hop, future bass and more it's impossible to comfortably throw this one in just one genre, which is what Pomo loves. This is stream only until the official release comes out along with the other remixes of the song. Enjoy!
AlunaGeorge – Supernatural (Pomo Remix)
BONUS: Because the song wasn't featured when it dropped last year, here is the also increidble Pomo edit of Sade's "Nothing Can Come Between Us."
Sade – Nothing Can Come Between Us (Pomo Edit) | Free Download
Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover To Produce And Star In New FX Comedy Pilot About Atlanta Rap ScenePosted in Bangin, Chill, News by nick | Tags: Atlanta, Childish Gambino, Donald Glover, FX
Writer, actor, and rapper Donald Glover has confirmed that he will executively produce and star in an upcoming comedy pilot for a new series set to broadcast on FX. The show will be called "Atlanta", and will revolve around the rap scene in Atlanta.
“Two cousins on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene whose opposing views on art versus commerce, success and race will make their quest anything but easy.”
We even have some news on what to expect from Donald's role in the show,
Glover will be acting as "'Earnest ‘Earn’ Marks,' a college drop-out who reconnects with his long buried ambition and sets out to seize the life he imagined for himself when his estranged cousin becomes a sudden star."
With his award winning writing for the show 30 Rock, starring in NBC's Community, and past experience in the skit show Derrick Comedy under his belt we expect Glover to really nail this new project.
Let's also keep in mind that Donald Glover is also a successful rapper under the moniker Childish Gambino. Over the past couple of years he has turned what was a hobby into a massive rap career with recent Grammy nominations for both Rap Album of The Year and Rap Record Of The Year. Can't deny the man is multi talented; we're looking forward to what he'll do with this new role.
The Future Classic label has been pushing out a continuous stream of fire tracks since its inception. The label is home to many of Australia's finest producers and musicians including the likes of Flume and Chet Faker. Hayden James is one of the label's smoothest artists that might have flown under your radar, so today take some time to get familiar with this fresh producer. Earlier this year we featured Hayden's remix of "Why Can't You" by Emoh Instead (one half of What So Not) and today have something original and new. "Something About You" is Hayden James' latest tune that builds on a funky bassline, and oozing elements you could label as Deep & Tropical house while utilizing his own seductive vocals in an irresistible fashion. The groovy vibe found in this track represents Future Classic's knack of releasing sexy, mesmerizing music that just stands out. This track serves as the second single off Future Classic's Teen Idols compilation set to release December 19th. Enjoy!
Hayden James – Something About You | Stream Only
Following up his debut album, Dillon Francis has already released a remix of one of his own songs and continues the stream of new music with another track to help close the year out. Dillon has been enlisted to give his signature spin on the breakout single "Runaway" from the exciting progressive house duo Galantis. We get a powerful flip from Dillon in the festival trap and electro directions. Stream the song below and we will keep you posted on a release date. Enjoy!
Galantis - Runaway (U & I) (Dillon Francis Remix)
[TSIS PREMIERE] Jack Ü – Take Ü There (Drunken Masters & Ben Esser Remix) : Future Bass [Free Download]Posted in Bangin by nick | Tags: Ben Esser, Diplo, Drunken Masters, Jack Ü, Remix, Skrillex
Skrillex and Diplo have made a splash with their breakout single "Take U There" under their collaborative project Jack Ü and we continue to hear versions of the song thanks to some amazing remixes. Newcomers Drunken Masters and Ben Esser have stepped up to the plate giving the track an Australian inspired future bass remix. This follows up impressive remixes we've already seen from Slander and Riff Raff. Listen to the premiere below and grab an exclusive free download. Enjoy!
Jack Ü - Take Ü There (Drunken Masters & Ben Esser Remix) | Free Download
Prince announced a return to music earlier this year by revealing news of his new album. The project's bright shining lead single "FUNKNROLL", was released in September and is the perfect setting for a proper club ready remix. LA's Chris Lake steps up to the plate and delivers a gritty club ready edit of the song that blends electro and deep stylings. Listen below and grab a free download. Enjoy!
Prince – FUNKNROLL (Chris Lake Edit) | Free Download
Enter To Win The Ultimate New Years Prize Pack To NYC For Skrillex, Diplo, & Jack Ü At Madison Square GardenPosted in Bangin, Contests by chrissy | Tags: Contest, Diplo, Jack U, Madison Square Garden, NYC, Skrillex
As we approach the end of the year we get closer to some of the biggest events of the year taking place on New Years Eve. One of these events includes Skrillex and Diplo's takeover of the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City for solo sets and then bringing in the New Year as Jack Ü. They will be supported by some incredible guests including A$AP Ferg, Rudimental, & Yellow Claw to set the night off right.
ThisSongIsSick has teamed up with Skrillex and Diplo to bring you to this legendary New Years celebration, and help you experience the Big Apple like a tourist for one of our biggest giveaways to date! One grand prize winner will receive two (2) lower bowl tickets to the NYE show at MSG, $600 travel budget or two (2) Grey Hound tickets from anywhere in the continental US, two (2) main deck express passes to the Empire State Building, two (2) passes to Madame Tussuads Wax Museum, two (2) I love NY T-shirts, a statue of Liberty bobble head doll, a Mad Decent merch pack, and an OWSLA merch pack.
Enter to win this New Years giveaway through the widget below. Good luck!
GRAND PRIZE: (1 Winner)
- Two (2) lower bowl tickets to Skrillex and Diplo on NYE
- Two (2) Grey Hound Tickets from anywhere in the Continental United States (or $600 towards travel of your choice)
- Two (2) Main Deck Express Pass to the Empire State Building
- Two (2) Passes to Madame Tussuads Wax Museum
- Two (2) I love NY T-shirts
- A Statue of Liberty Bobble Head Doll
- Mad Decent Merch pack
- OWSLA Merch Pack
'DnF' aka Drunk N F*ck from Drake, Future, and P Reign is a hit that has just been given the remix it was calling for. We can thank newcomer nosleep for stepping up to the plate for the edit. The Pittsburgh based producer has been making noise this year through a series of remixes. He gives it a light chilled out switch up highlighting the verses over some new drums and melodies. Listen below and grab a free download. Enjoy!
P Reign feat. Drake & Future – DnF (nosleep remix) | Free Download
Tastemaker king, Diplo is afraid of no genre and continues to add to his long list of collaborators by working with Rostam of Vampire Weekend and Grizzly Bear's Edward Droste on a song that manages to blend styles like only Diplo can. The production from sets the tone with some clean drums and a catchy melody that will stick in your head. It is the perfect canvas for both Edward and Rostam to deliver their verses. This song is quite a surprise, stream below and grab a free download thanks to Diplo. Enjoy!
Diplo, Edward Droste, Rostam – LONG WAY HOME | Free Download
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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