While often a silent, no facial expression given figure, DJ Snake extraordinary rise to the top of dance music is a humbling one at best. The Paris born producer broke onto the radar in 2012 with the summertime anthem "Bird Machine," and has never look backed since. He even nabbed a Grammy nomination for his chart smashing single "Turn Down For What" with Lil' Jon among many other accolades this year.
As the world waits on the prominent figures next step, DJ Snake tops off his incredible year with an official music video for his "You Know You Like It" collaboration with UK vocalist AlunaGeorge. The visual direction focuses on an Ape (or, perhaps an orangutan… i'm unsure) who's depicted as a pusher of sorts. His seedy dealings are strung together via an engaging storyboard that coincides with the songs attractive production and lush vocals.
DJ Snake and AlunaGeorge – You Know You Like It (Official Music Video)
In preparation for the release of his debut studio album, B4.DA.$$, Joey Bada$$ gives us another teaser from the project. As the latest single from the album, “On & On” utilizes Freddie Joachim’s mellow production as Joey displays his smooth lyrical prowess. This track shows the diversity of the forthcoming album as it offers a more laid back vibe than previous releases with "Big Dusty," "99," and "Curry Chicken." The album has great production credits including Kirk Knight, J Dilla, DJ Premier, Hit Boy, Statik Selektah, The Roots, and more. Listen to Joey get introspective on this song as he enlists features from Pro Era’s Dyemond Lewis and London based Maverick Sabre. Stay tuned for B4.DA.$$ to drop on 1/20.
Joey Bada$$ – On & On | Stream Only
Tracklist after the jump
Ultra Music Festival and Miami Music Week / Winter Music Conference is one of the largest gatherings for electronic music globally transcending annually in the beautiful city of Miami, Florida. Past lineups have always been an outstanding display of talent ranging from some of the biggest DJs in both the underground and mainstream; and this year is no different.
Some of the most surprising names on the leaked line up are newcomers Kygo, ODESZA, Gorgon City, RAC, and Kiesza who will be taking over the live stage this year. Making us wonder, what would Kygo live set might entail?
Some other notable new headliners would have to be RA nominated #1 underground DJs Dixon and Tale Of Us both being featured as headliners for their first time. We also see all 3 members of Swedish House Mafia playing their own sets as both Axwell Ingrosso and Sebastian Ingrosso solo. These are among many other shocking and exciting names on the lineup, but we didn't want to keep this information from you guys any longer. Who else are you excited about?
Louis Futon had an explosive year full of huge remixes. The producer also proves that he can stand on his own with originals, previewing one of his most exciting singles to date "Sir Rock", set to release on his 2015 self titled EP. Today we get an incredible remix of the song from another exciting act out of Sweden, 19 year old Kasbo.
After dropping off his breakout single "Kaleiodoscope" earlier this year we saw him deliver a surprisingly catchy flip on Icona Pop's "Get Lost" and today we hear the producer take a step in an experimental direction. The song features some buildups, that pack drops that only keep the anticipation building even greater. The array of powerful synth, melody, and drum elements are cluttered at parts, but all piece together in a beautiful manner that keeps you intrigued till the very end. This song is available as a free download and make sure to look out for the Louis Futon EP coming on January 14th. Enjoy!
Louis Futon – Sir Rock (Kasbo Remix) | Free Download
Plunge into the funky, indie-house waters supplied by budding London-based production duo Bondax's newest Soundcloud upload, "Dusk Funk"; which dropped on their Bondax & Friends compilation album last month. The gents behind the magic rode out the summer months with their chart catching single "All I See". They dabble in similar form on "Dusk Funk" with simple guitar arrangements, splashes of nu-disco and house aesthetics, and pleasant melodies that will have you soaking in a rush of good vibes throughout. Previously, you could only hear the song if you purchased the full Bondax and Friends compilation, but the duo have been kind enough to upload the full version for our listening pleasure. Enjoy!
Bondax – Dusk Funk | iTunes
Sydney producer and vocalist Alison Wonderland has been making big moves this year with the release of her incredible "Calm Down" EP, which features the breakout single "I Want U" that's created a slew of remixes in its wake. Today we have a new cut of "Cold" from Perth based producer duo Slumberjack; the gents have really pushed the boundaries of electronic music and the Australian sound as a whole with their recent self titled EP. Slumberjack turn the track from a chill downtempo song into a hyped up, trap/future bass banger ready for the club by adding all new percussions and a drop with unique bass wobbles. No details for a download yet but stream below and enjoy!
Alison Wonderland – Cold (Slumberjack Remix) ✌ ⁽͑ʺ˚ˠ̫˚ʺ⁾̉ | Stream Only
Merry Crimbüs Everybody! A message popped up on the Instagram accounts of both Diplo and Skrillex on Christmas day proclaiming that their tag-team production partnership Jack Ü would be delivering some holiday cheer today. After making quite the splash in 2014 with their debut single "Take Ü There" being one of the year's leading anthems, the dance community has high expectations for a full EP or album and mouthwatering collaborations in the new year.
As the two brace themselves for the biggest performance of their lives thus-far, headlining Madison Square Garden in New York City on New Years Eve, they've dropped off some holiday cheer in the form of a thumping remix of Queen Beyoncé's newest charting single "7/11". Jack Ü plants twists of electro synths and bass knocks into a restructured drop, with the end result making the song more of a party starting turn up for all to enjoy. Spread the gift of music this season by sharing the stream below!
Beyonce – 7/11 (Jack Ü Remix)
[TSIS PREMIERE] Pretty Lights – I Can See It In Your Face Ft. The Shady Horns (Manic Science Remix) [Free Download]Posted in Bangin, Premieres by nick | Tags: Break Science, Electro Soul, Free Download, Manic Focus, Manic Science, pretty lights
The holiday spirit doesn't stop as we are lucky to premiere one of the biggest musical treats all week as Pretty Lights receives an incredible remix of his classic anthem, "I Can See It In Your Face". This special remix is done by the exciting new partnership of Break Science and Manic Focus under their new project Manic Science with help from The Shady Horns for additional live energy. They do the song more than justice bringing it up to speed as the perfect tune to ring in the new year. This also marks TSIS' 3 year anniversary of premiering Manic Focus' "Mad World" remix which started our relationship with him. Have a good holiday and enjoy this soulful free download!
Pretty Lights – I Can See It In Your Face Ft. The Shady Horns (Manic Science Remix) | Free Download
[TSIS PREMIERE] Devon Baldwin Delivers Indie Electronic Cover Of “Walking In The Air” From ‘The Snowman’ [Free Download]Posted in Chill, Premieres by nick | Tags: Cover, Devon, Free Download, indie, Premiere
As the holidays roll in we are honored to bring you even more seasonal gifts. Today is from rising singer Devon Baldwin who you may recognize as a frequent collaborator with G-Eazy on songs like "Break It Down" and "Let's Get Lost". The singer now delivers an incredible cover of a classic UK holiday song "Walking In The Air" from the animated film 'The Snowman'. The electronic rendition of the instrumental paves way for her to lay down some powerful vocals. Listen to the premiere below and enjoy!
Devon Baldwin - Walking In The Air (from 'The Snowman') | Free Download
One of Diplo's biggest songs to come since "Express Yourself" has to be "Revolution" which features Faustix, Imanos and Kai and saw quite an assortment of remixes.
A couple of months back, Diplo decided to release the stems to this song, motivating aspring LA producer Unlike Pluto to step up to the plate. Unlike Pluto now delivers an exceptional chilled out trap styled remix featuring some fresh harder hitting drums, chopped up vocals, and a fantastic new synth melody. Listen to the premiere of the remix below and don't miss out on a an exclusive free download. Enjoy
Major Lazer – Revolution (Unlike Pluto Remix) | Free Download
As we approach Christmas day, the gifts do not stop coming in the form of new music from some of our favorite artists.
Today we get something special from established DC rapper Wale and mixmaster and Fool's Gold label head A-Trak as they deliver a brand new full length mixtape appropriately titled 'Festivus'.
The tape, mixed and curated, by A-Trak features Wale rapping on every single track, with a massive list of guest features. They have brought out the likes of A$AP Ferg, Pusha T, Ab-Soul, Chance the Rapper & The Social Experiement and more. (Full track-list below)
While most of the tracks don't carry out a unique holidy aesthetic, they are all solid tracks. Chance the Rapper does however mange to stay in Christmas spirit on his cut "Friendship Heights" on the tape.
This mixtape is released as something fun for the fans as a precursor to Wale's upcoming studio album 'The Album About Nothing' which is set to cover more real topics. Enjoy!
Wale & A-Trak – The Festivus Mixtape | Free Download
1. "Intro: Stroke of Genius" (Prod. by Lee Majorz)
2. "Blood Money 3.5" f/ A$AP Ferg (Prod. by Marce Reazon)
3. Dew Baby "Loyalty" f/ Wale and Fat Trel (Prod. by Flexx Beats of Band Kampp)
4. "Girls on Drugs" (Prod. by No Credit)
5. "Tonight (Suite 331)" f/ Dino Bam & Sauce of BYB (Prod. by Tone P)
6. "The Deep End" f/ Pusha T (Prod. by Tone P)
7. "Keep it Moving (Freestyle)" f/ Ab-Soul and Magazeen (Prod. by THC)
8. "Friendship Heights" f/ Chance the Rapper (Prod. by Omega and Raak)
9. "Chess" (Prod. by Best Kept Secret)
10. Ab Icee "Juggin" f/ Wale and Wax (Prod. by Ayydot)
11. "Outro: Narcissis-her/Spaceship (Freestyle)" (Prod. by Reggie Volume and Pro Reese)
Less than a month away from the release of Joey Bada$$' debut studio album, B4.DA.$$, he delivers another sneak peak to follow up his previous singles "No. 99" and "Big Dusty". Joey has linked up with Pro Era favorite and incredibly talented turntabilist/producer, Static Selektah, to bring us a very strong new single, “Curry Chicken." Joey’s boom bap style brings back some classic 90’s vibes as if this tune was discovered in a time capsule from around the time this 19 year old rapper was born. This emcee has a clever knack of finding production littered with soulful samples, and this track is no different as Statik Selektah brings an uplifting, soulful cut filled with scratches and pleasant samples. Joey gets nostalgic on this track offering introspective thoughts while having fun with vocal effects on the hook. B4.DA.$$ is out on 1/20 via Cinematic.
Joey Bada$$ – Curry Chicken | Stream Only
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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