The very thought of summer coming to an end is one we have trouble believing yet still have a few more top level festivals to keep us in high spirits. As people contemplate their end of season festivities, I'd like to share a few reasons why those still searching for plans should at least give thought to joining the thousands of us who will descend upon the majestic Union Park located in Chicago, IL for the fifth anniversary celebration of North Coast Music Festival; summers official last stand. Having graced this 3-day blowout event since its inception as an avid concert goer to now being a part of the official media outlet has been something of a dream come true. TSIS partnership with NCMF began last year as our interactive tent provided us the chance to connect on a personal level with you, the fans! You are the reason why we are in a position to offer and share this memorable occasion with you and to allow you to meet some of the biggest producers, DJs, rappers, and live acts in music at festivals like this and we are lining up one of our biggest official Meet and Greet at North Coast to date.
The ease of getting to North Coast is unparalleled to many other festival of its size that we've experienced firsthand. Located close to all of Chicago's major highways and offering an overabundance of public transportation options gives the Near West Side venue of high accessibility for all. With over 25,000 people expected to be congregating in the Union Park each day, you will easily be able connect with fellow concert-goers as you make your way to and from the grounds each day.
The greatness of the lineup is the real reason why this festival has become renowned by many as the perfect end of summer's escape. There's music for everyone to witness and enjoy! With Bassnectar and his mainstage heavy bass hitters, Snoop Dogg & Kid Cudi bringing the true hip-hop vibes, and a new looking STS9 as the events main headliners, the lineup features an equally impressive spread of acts ranging from top producers & DJs including bass music assassins Zeds Dead, electro soul / saxophone specialist GRiZ, dubstep / electro sensations Adventure Club, and electro house's finest fleet of talent Dada Life, Alesso, Wolfgang Gartner, Showtek, Nicky Romero, W&W to the amazing indie bands Little Dragon, Future Island, Wild Belle, Dr. Dog, as well as hip-hop styles from the likes of Action Bronson, Riff Raff and Chicago locals ProbCause and Saba plus over 50 more acts over a three day period with a guaranteed national holiday / recovery day afterwards! What more could you ask for?
The Festival Atmosphere
Anyone true Chicagoan will talk your ear off at great lengths on why the city is the perfect place to reside or visit during the blissful summer months. With many flocking into the city over Labor Day weekend to attend the North Coast, it provides a wonderful atmosphere of good vibrations between many walks of life to come together and share a common love of live music with friends new and old. Memorable moments are to be created at random within the enchanted setting and will linger in the minds and hearts of all heading into fall / winter.
The Conclusion / Contest
Need I say more to convince you that North Coast Music Festival is the best look of them all if you and your friends are looking for an end of summer music gathering to attend in style? If you're still on the fence then maybe this will be the final tipping point for you! We have teamed up with the festival again to hook up one lucky concert goer and friend to experience the festival like never before; in full VIP style! They will be getting hooked up with a 3 night stay in a hotel during the festival, 2 VIP 3-day weekend passes to the festival (which comes with free VIP bar, special viewing areas, shorter lines and much more), a chance to not only meet and greet powerhouse dance duo Adventure Club, but grab a beverage with the guys as well and view their set from the sidestage, and free UBER rides to and from the festival! All you have to do to enter is use the widget below with every step increasing your chances!
How do you enter? Easy, just enter through this widget below via E-mail, facebook, twitter, etc. with each step increasing your chances.
GRAND PRIZE: (1 Winner Picked)
Grand Prize Includes:
- 2 VIP Tickets to NCMF
- Hotel Room (3 Nights)
- Uber Ride To & From Fest Each Day
- Meet & Greet & A Drink With Adventure Club Backstage
- Sidestage Viewing Of Adventure Club NCMF Set
Winner will be contacted by email or Facebook at 2 pm mst August 22nd, 2014.
How To Enter Contest: Enter through Widget Here, every entry increases your chances!
Finally! After experiencing an inspiring rise during his breakout year, emerging Miami based producer Lookas has left an imprint in the ears and minds of many who've listened to his massive remixes of War "Low Rider" and W&W & Blasterjaxx "Rocket". Well today we are treating you to the world premiere of Lookas very first original release "Loko" which packs some energetic big-room house builds and a coiling synth pattern over a robust trap and bass foundation. The turn up factor is coming in at a straight 10/10 and you can bet your sweet ass to hear this flexed out in multiple sets over the coming months! Grab a digital download for free below and above all… Enjoy
Lookas – Loko | Free Download
We have seen Disco Fries rise from a brand new act to having their tracks played out by almost every big house act on top of traveling the globe to crushing festival and clubs. Today we have the premier of their latest original single "We Got The Sound" ft. Big Nab, and it sounds like a potential festival anthem in the making. It captures a certain funky flavor similar to Melbourne Bounce, yet more gritty. The song is now available through Disco Fries label and you can listen in full to the premiere below and purchase on Beatport if you're feeling it. Enjoy!
Disco Fries – We Got The Sound | Beatport
For the latest video from 2 Chainz for the song “Freebase” off the recent EP of the same name, the rapper has partially recreated one of the greatest music videos of all time, one that will always have a place in my heart. Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” is a classic, it’s a short film of a music video everyone must see (original below for those who haven’t). From the starting car and movie theater scenes to the zombies and even the red leather jacket, 2 Chainz has successfully taken the shoes of Michael.
Watch the video below and enjoy!
Watch 2 Chainz "Freebase"
Watch Michael Jackson orgiinal "Thriller"
Disclosure ft. Sam Smith x Mike Posner – Cooler Than Latch (The White Panda Edit) : Incredible House Mashup [Free download]Posted in Bangin by Bryan | Tags: Disclosure, Free Download, Latch, mike posner, Sam Smith, the white panda
Many of us have been lead to believe that the days of the "mashup" (mashing two songs) are all but dusted, but NYC duo The White Panda have moved into original material like their remix of The White Stripes, but are also still perfecting the art of mashing up songs into something new. The duo have brought together the infectious vocals from Disclosure's deep house anthem "Latch" and blended them perfectly with the instrumental and vocals from Mike Posner's throwback single "Cooler Than Me". They are calling the result "Cooler Than Latch" letting the Disclosure tune be heard in a whole new way. Grab yourself a free download below and above all… Enjoy
The White Panda – Cooler Than Latch (Disclosure ft. Sam Smith // Mike Posner) | Free Download
Apart of Logic's Visionary Music Group crew, QuESt has just dropped off the lead single from his upcoming recently announced Searching Sylvan project. This new song "Automatic" packs a laid back beat filled production with some smooth strings produced by Megatraon ICE & 6ix which is a further introduction into QuEST's unique storyteller style. Instead of your typical lyric subjects like girls and money QuEST paints a picture of a story delivered in the freshest possible fashion. This song is stream only until the release of his Searching Sylvan free album is set to release September 2nd. Listen below and enjoy!
QuEST – Automatic | Stream Only
Portland native RAC has made himself a known force when it comes to breathing an air of indie-electronic vibes into every release! One just can't shake the urge to dance when listening to his music and today we have the premiere of a brand new RAC remix that is bursting of summertime feels. Using LA producer Le Youth's latest single "Feel Your Life" as a happy medium, RAC adds some disco house elements while leaving the vocals provided by Javeon intact. Until we hear more… Enjoy!
Le Youth – Feel Your Love (RAC Mix) | Pre-Order the Original
The buzz surrounding breakout Norweigan producer Kygo continues with yet another unbeatable remix that adds to the endless stream of remixes like Ed Sheeran "I See Fire" or Marvin Gaye "Sexual Healing". This time The Weeknd has enlisted him to take on his new single "Often", and damn did he deliver. Stepping far outside the box of what you have grown to expect from Kygo, he offers a hip-hop, almost trap styled influence to this latest creation. This could be taken as the perfect response to all those exclaiming how all of his tracks sound similar. Stream the song below and as always, treat yourself to a free download. Also, with the recent announcement of Kygo signing with Sony Music for an international album release this gives us hope that we will finally be able to hear a Kygo original soon enough!
Words from Kygo on the remix: "Was very honored for the Weeknd to reach out and ask me to remix "Often". This is something a little different from my previous remixes but you can expect more diversity in my productions in the future "
With this new remix, we've are thrilled to announce of Kygo's upcoming Endless Summer Tour. This follows up his recent sold out North American mini tour and run of European dates and festivals. The Endless Summer Tour is far bigger, hitting all sides of the country from New York to Los Angeles and countless cities in between like Las Vegas, Boulder, Nashville, Chicago and others, read the full list of dates below. Also Kygo is bringing out Amtrac and Tropical House compadre Thomas Jack. Also, for all our readers outside America, have no fear as this is only part 1 of The Endless Summer Tour with further legs covering Europe and more, we will getting more info in the coming weeks! UPDATE: We have a limited amount of early bird pre-sale tickets with no ticket fees for our readers through TSIS ticketing that just went on sale here.
GENERAL ON SALE IS HAPPENING FRIDAY AT 10AM LOCAL TIME
The Weekend – Often (Kygo Remix) | Free Download
Be prepared for a strong dose of something lovely as mysterious OWSLA trio Yogi drop one of their freshest remixes to date. The cluster of respected producers have taking the reigns of rapper Schoolboy Q "Hell Of A night" and flip the crap out of the original by implanting a trapped out foundation with some juke / jersey club aesthetics layered in. This pleasent array of elements are warped and twisted within Q'd verses and though release details are unknown, you can stream the track in it's entirety below and purchase their brand new Burial EP featuring the lead single with Pusha T now! Enjoy
Schoolboy Q – Hell Of A Night (Yogi Remix) | iTunes
LA based duo Slander are making some serious moves during their breakout year and are back with a follow up of their festival anthem remixes of Seven Lions charting single "Don’t Leave" featuring Ellie Goulding and Ummet Ozcan hit "Raise Your Hands". The gents shed light on a deeper side to their production with a remix of UK act Gorgon City's summer ready single "Here For You", which receives some downtempo bass additions and slight chill trap aesthetics. It goes down smoother than a tall glass of something and furthers the spread of feel good vibes already in the original. Listen to the release below, grab a free download now and if you can, see these guys live on their nationwide Ascension Tour over the remainder of the summer in a city near you! Enjoy
Gorgon City – Here For You (Slander Edit) | Free Download
The chill out vibes are in strong supply thanks to a brand new remix of a flashback jumpoff track of 50 Cent from emerging LA native SNBRN. The producer takes the reigns of 50's ride or die anthem "21 Questions" and implements an infectious summertime makeover into the original. The vocals are so distorted it almost sounds like a new rapper over the deep house bass. Listen below and grab a free download as it will probably be making your summer playlist. Enjoy
50 Cent – 21 Questions (SNBRN Remix) | Free Download
Porter Robinson – The Seconds Ft. Jano (NGHTMRE & Davey Gray Remix) : Unreal Melodic Trap Remix [Free Download]Posted in Bangin by nick | Tags: Davey Gray, Free Download, Melodic Trap, Porter Robinson, Remix, Trap
Porter Robinson is hot on the release of his genre shifting new album Worlds, yet some fans still miss the older harder hitting side of him. Well producer NGHTMRE with the help of Davey Gray have remixed one of Porter's older tracks "The Seconds" from his first album Spitfire and gave it a proper 2014 update. From the heightened builds to the out of this world drop that couldn't sound more unique, this song is a hit. Stream below and grab a free download. Enjoy!
Porter Robinson – The Seconds Ft. Jano (NGHTMRE & Davey Gray Remix) | Free Download
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