Aside from featuring London artist Tourist for his breakthrough future bass / indie song "Holding On" way back in March of 2015, he has remained relatively quiet. Previously being a behind-the-scenes player, earning writing credits on Sam Smith's grammy winning "Stay With Me," and hanging with fellow British producers Disclosure, Tourist now begins his ascent to stardom with "To Have You Back."
Serving as the lead single off his upcoming debut album U, "To Have You Back" lies on an experimental pallet of quirky sounds similar to Flume's innovative style. Though it's safe to say he's managed to create a sound like nothing we've heard before, his self-proclaimed genre "sad dance music" is carried out wonderfully on the charming single. As the song slowly builds, utilizing off-beat swings and snapping melodies, Tourist brings in more and more layers only to send the song into a brief silence, just before relinquishing the song into its full lamenting state, masterfully finding a way to convey words without saying any.
You can view a teaser of the songs official visuals below and make sure to grab the free download of "To Have You Back!"
Tourist – "To Have You Back" | Free Download
LA producer SNBRN has been on the site continually for his epic remixes of diverse tracks ranging from his deep house remix of Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing" to his unexpected version of "21 Questions" by 50 Cent. And though his flip of "21 Questions" was over a year and a half ago, SNBRN has since been searching for another hip-hop artist to collaborate with. His search resulted in the finding of music gold. Somehow SNBRN was able to get his hands on unreleased vocals from legendary–and now deceased–rapper Nate Dogg.
After finding the rare acapella lyrics and supplementing his signature "sunset house" feels, "Gangsta Walk" was born. With varying degrees of house rhytyms at his disposal, the artist lays down a spry foundation with tropical accents laced around the never heard before lyrics from infamous West Coast rapper Nate Dogg. Tune into to the feel-good (and extremely catchy) jam below! Enjoy
SNBRN – Gangsta Walk feat. Nate Dogg | iTunes
D.C. to LA based artist Imad Royal who we heard on single "Passenger" is a multitalented artist who is not only a gifted singer, but also expands his skillset as a producer and songwriter. We have the pleasure of premiering his first track of 2016 as a collaboration with New Orleans’ rapper Pell.
“Down For Whatever” is a dreamy, blissful track brightened by airy synths and a hip hop instrumental with trap style hi hats and kick drums allowing the uplifting vocals lay atop seemingly effortless as the falsetto vocals shine on the catchy chorus. Pell hops on the track with a groovy verse showing why he’s an exciting new rapper on the rise as he rounds out the vibe of this pleasant tune. As a former refugee, Iman’s situation inspired him to not waste time, so kick back and enjoy the uplifting vibes he brings on this colorful single.
Herobust has been releasing hit after hit and he's showing absolutely no signs of slowing down. We last featured his twerk-inciting trap banger "Booty Be Like" and "Dirty Work" shortly before that. Now with the support of Diplo's label Mad Decent, Atlanta producer Herobust releases his new I'm Aloud EP.
Loaded with previously heard bangers like the hilariously punny "Skurt Reynolds" and "Bottle Swervice" the Atlanta trap star keeps his southern roots thriving. With all vocals being delivered by Herobust himself, the producer lays down classic anthemic lines fit for the latest Atlanta rap hit.
Staying in line with his fusion of trap and dubstep you'll hear nowhere else, the album is a nonstop bass party best played at very high volumes. Though Herobust throws in a surprise with the last track on the EP called "Weigh Home." Switching up the sound, he throws in a bit of a lighter, smoother track to close out the project. Steam and download I"m Aloud below. Enjoy.
Herobust – I'm Aloud EP | Purchase
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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