Djemba Djemba is a pivotal figure in the incredible Los Angeles beatmaker scene having come through the ranks of the Team Supreme collective and catching the attention of Mad Decent label head Diplo. His experimental touch has found its way to fellow colleague RL Grime's recent single "Core" and inspired Djemba to flip the hell out of the beat. Speeding up the tempo and adding Selassie chants as the beat builds, Djemba crushes the initial drop with enhanced trap aesthetics before slowing the pace down and adding some block chops as the originals screeching air horn dissipates the acoustics. Djemba is generous enough to hand his bootleg remix out as a free download and we urge you to add this to your growing music library now! Enjoy
RL Grime - Core (Djemba's Selassie Bootleg) | Free Download
Rising producer / DJ duo The Runners out of Miami are back with their biggest track yet following up their bootlegs of The Prodigy "Smack By B*tch" and Armand van Helden "Witch Doktor". The guys have just let loose a progressive house bomb filled with some smooth vocals, powerful builds, and some huge melodic drops. This is just calling to be sung out by a raging crowd at massive festival. Listen to the song below and you can pick up your copy through iTunes today. Enjoy!
The Runners & Alec Maire – We Will Stand (Radio Edit) feat. Frederick | iTunes
[TSIS PREMIERE] Milo & Otis Deliver Massive Electro House Original “Festmunch 2 (The Haunting)” + Free DownloadPosted in Bangin, Premieres by nick | Tags: Electro, Electro House, Free Download, Milo & Otis, Premiere
While LA producer duo Milo & Otis tour the country for the next few weeks with Kill The Noise on the Majestic as Fak Tour, they've followed up their original free song #FESTMUNCH by delivering a brand new release. "FESTMUNCH 2 (The Haunting)" was created in a dimension where electro-house synths, big drum effects, and various bass twonks are the standard currency. The rush of hype after the first drop is what kicks this single into overdrive as Milo & Otis throw every bit of their production capabilities into causing anarchy. We strongly urge you to seek shelter after streaming the premiere below to prevent harm to innocent bystanders, and don't miss out on the free download they have supplied.
Milo & Otis – Festmunch 2 (The Haunting) | Free Download
Montreal based electro duo Botnek first popped up on our radar when we premiered their brutal remix of Martin Garrix's "Animals" and they have been on quite the rise since. Their remix of Chainsmokers "#SELFIE" has been a recent festival anthem, further proving they won't be turning out anything but anthems, and today we have their latest cut. They have remixed Style Of Eye's single "Louder" from his album "Footprints" out now on Ultra into their own "Botnek Weirder Remix", and weird it definitely is. It captures that unique extra weird sound that them and fellow Montreal producer SNAILS have been carving as we heard on their collaboration "KRMT". Listen to the premiere of the song below and pick up your copy when it released October 10th via Ultra Records. Enjoy!
Style Of Eye – Louder (Botnek Weirder Remix) | Stream Only
Some of you may know the late 90's rave anthem "Zombie Nation" by Kernkraft which has been a rave staple for years getting remixed in every genre to make it current. Well Montreal based house duo Paris & Simo have brought the track up to speed with a re-boot approriately titled "Zombie", that has been remixed by 3LAU, which he debuted at this year's TomorrowWorld. The infectious melody shines through with newly added buildups and relentless drops leaving us with a revamped certified rave anthem.
You will be able to grab the free download of this song when it is released with the rest of the newly announced Dance Floor Filth Volume 4 free bootleg album set to release October 13th. Enjoy
Paris & Simo – Zombie (3LAU TomorrowWorld Edit) | Stream Only
T.I. is closely approaching the release of his latest studio album Paperwork set for a release later this month and decides to let loose one of the largest cuts, a collaboration with Pharrell. The song of the same name “Paperwork” is a soulful, upbeat ballad with Pharrell delivering a mood setting chorus with his own unique twist. T.I. delivers some smooth effortlessly on point verses that contrast perfectly with the rest of the song. You can grab a free download of this song when you pre-order the album which just went live today. Enjoy!
T.I. – Paperwork (Ft. Pharrell) | iTunes
Texas based producer / DJ Crizzly is no new face to TSIS as we have been featuring his remixes for years like his original collaboration with Figure on "All Black Everything". Well today we have one of his biggest tracks to date, an original of sorts being titled "Certified Gz" which features a vocal sample from rapper Slim Thug's "I Run". This song has Crizzly venturing into some newer territory delivering a primarily trap fueled anthem yet still managing to carry out his signature grimy bass styling. This is all tied together thanks to the perfect vocal addition from Slim Thug. Listen below and grab a free download of the song today. Enjoy!
Crizzly - Certified Gz (feat. Slim Thug) | Free Download
The pic on the left was taken on Thames & Vandervoot and on the right Wythe & 6 in NYC.
If you've followed our coverage on enigmatic producer ZHU since the release of "Faded" and "Moves Likes Miss Jackson" creations that didn't even bare the artists name, you know he doesn't do things exactly like everyone else. With a succesful Nightday EP and only a small run of high-profile live performances in Australia under his belt on the touring Listen Out festival (we covered the fan video), the buzz is high for ZHU's first set of headline shows following up his debut performance at HARD Day of the Dead later this month. Recently some interesting posters have begun surfacing in New York City that could indicate ZHU is making his appearance in the Big Apple soon.
A TSIS reader recognized the first poster on the corner of Thames & Vandervoot before snapping a photo and sending over to us. When we reached back out for more evidence, she sent us another photo of the same "Z" painted poster located on Wythe & 6th. While this certainly makes it evident that something is happening, we still can't be sure as to what. After all, ZHU remains unpredictable and shrouded in mystery. Could a new EP be on the horizon?
As you can see, ZHU's signature "Z" symbol is laid over a shot of the Brooklyn Bridge with two dates below November 21st and 22nd. Could this mark ZHU's first ever North American headline shows with the great city of New York being his intended destination? We believe so, and will be scouring the streets and internet for anymore info and will update this post as anything else comes in! As always, enjoy.
One of the biggest misses I've made in 2014 was underestimating the shear awesomeness of Drake's OVO label newest signing I Love Makonnen now massive radio hit "Tuesday". Anything released causing this much commotion is prime for a prominent dance music figure to remix and infamous "Turn Down For What" creator DJ Snake has stepped up to the challenge. The French natives rendition is nothing like we've heard from him previously; he's restructured a new foundation that brings tropical aesthetics and minimal trap beat elements into the mix while the vocal hook still shines through. Well done DJ Snake for shedding new side of your production and taking this in a refreshing direction. A free download is available now along with the stream below and let us know your thoughts! Enjoy
I Love Makonnen – Club Goin' Up On A Tuesday (Dj Snake Remix) | Free Download
Last week we first previewed an exciting clip of the official music video for “Gust Of Wind”, a second collaboration between Pharrell and Daft Punk after their massive "Get Lucky" release. You now can watch the full cinematic journey in all its glory directed by Edgar Write, responsible for flicks like "Shaun of the Dead" and the upcoming Ant-Man among others.
The video sees Pharrell in some far off forest with his ranger hat and all moving around as dancers fly in every which direction. We then see Daft Punk represented by giant stone molds of their helmets lift up from the ground and float around while singing their chorus. The video is very well done, and leaves the viewer craving to see more Daft Punk by the end of it, which closes out with a climatic appearance of an outline of the famed robots in the sky at the very end. Watch below and you can pick up your copy on iTunes. Enjoy!
Mad Decent’s pride and joy Dillon Francis has supplied many with a constant stream of new music leading up to the October 28th release of his debut studio album Money Sucks, Friends Rule. Between the catchy moombahton original “I Can’t Take It”, a genre blending collaboration with Diplo’s dancehall group Major Lazer for “We Make It Bounce”, and the indie-house styled “When We Were Young” with vocals from The Chain Gang 1974, Dillon's remarkable ability to excel in multiple genres is why his upcoming album could be the biggest release of 2014.
Having rinsed a collaboration with breakout teenage producer Martin Garrix all summer long, the single "Set Me Free" is already a well established anthem in each artists respective sets among many others. With the mission of "blowing everyone's asses off" a top priority, the two acts fused electro-house and bass elements together while showcasing their individual prowess as well. You can pre-order Dillon's album below to obtain an advance copy of this collab along the tracks mentioned above, and let's hope for more releases heading towards the albums final stretch! Enjoy
Dillon Francis and Martin Garrix – Set Me Free | iTunes Pre-order
After just a week after throwing a successful SOLD-OUT 2 night party at the iconic Red Rocks known as Rowdytown, we are blessed with even more Big Gigantic greatness. The duo have been the latest targets to take the reigns of Diplo's well known Diplo and Friends radio show on BBC Radio 1Xtra. This comes after the group has fostered a strong relationship over the years with Diplo having played a large amount of his Mad Decent Block Party events.
For the group's Diplo radio debut they deliver a solid hour of their signature sound with live Saxophone, Drums and all. We get a solid blend of their unreleased remixes, originals and favorite tracks as well. It is cool to see a change of pace in the Diplo and Friends cast, and Big G certainly impressing fans new and old. Hear the first listen of the mix below. Enjoy!
Big Gigantic – Diplo And Friends
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