HARD Presents continues to grow their incredible Holy Ship! and Day of the Dead brands, but today we get the lineup for their biggest event of the year, HARD Summer. They somehow managed to match if not top last year's lineup from the headliners down to all the amazing acts sprinkled throughout. Headliners include Jack U, The Weeknd, Ratatat, Chromeo, Dillon Francis and many more. They continue to shift from their rave roots into more of a traditional music festival incorporating live acts.
The festival will take place over the weekend of August 1st & 2nd at it's original location of Fairplex, CA right outside of LA.
Watch the outrageous trailer below featuring Dillon Francis breaking out from a band to a solo spooning act with cameos from Skrillex, Destructo, Chromeo, Mija and more.
Wiz Khalifa x Curren$y – Weed Nap feat. sayitainttone (prod. By ID Labs And Frank Dukes) : Chill Hip-Hop CollaborationPosted in Chill by nick | Tags: #2009, Curren$y, Weed Nap, Wiz Khalifa
Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y recently announced plans to release an upcoming collaborative mixtape, following up their 2009 tape How Fly. The new mixtape #2009 is yet to have an official release date but we've first heard the refreshing first single "Uber Driver." Well today we get "Weed Nap" which is produced by ID Labs and Frank Dukes and features sayitaintone. ID Labs and Frank provide a mellowed out background for both rappers to trade verses with sayitaintone providing an auto-tuned chorus. This song is being passed out as a free download ahead of the #2009 mixtape coming out next month. Enjoy!
Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y - Weed Nap feat. Sayitainttone (prod. By ID Labs And Frank Dukes) | Free Download
ODESZA announced they had started an audio / visual collective label, Foreign Family Collective, and today we get one of the most exciting offerings yet. The track is from Big Wild, an artist from Venice Beach, California who has been supported by ODESZA heavily, and even has been on tour with the boys.
Well this song "Aftergold" might be our favorite piece of work we've heard from the impressive young producer. Using unusual elements like bells effortlessly mixed with perfect vocal chopping, a nice synth melody, and perfectly placed additional cinematic elements for a masterpiece of a song is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. If this is any indication of what to expect from Foreign Family Collective, then it's safe to say we're all in for a treat. You can listen below, grab a free download or pick up your copy through iTunes as well. Enjoy!
Big Wild – Aftergold | Free Download
[PREMIERE] You Need To Go To This 6 Day Long Festival On A Private Island In Fiji, “Your Paradise Fiji”Posted in Bangin, Chill, Events by nick | Tags: Fiji, Music Festival, Your Paradise
Say hello to your new favorite festival that you must somehow find your way to attend. Your Paradise in Fiji, a festival that started last year that includes 6 days of partying on a private island, seeing some of the most incredible music around, and even doing things like dolphin safaris. This is a real event, you can actually attend.
Well they have chosen the luscious land of Malolo Lailai Island in Fiji, somewhere that has never experienced a music festival and thrown a 6 day long festival full of some of the best music in the world until last year which ended up selling out, with artists including Alison Wonderland, Doorly, Touch Sensitive, Hayden James, L D R U and Yahtzel among many more. This year they are kicking things up bringing in an even bigger lineup of talent that’s yet to be revealed, even more new activities and adventures to properly explore Fiji during the days like skydiving, surfing, parasailing, scuba diving and much much more!! Just watch the official after movie for 2014 and you can see how incredible of an experience it will be.
We are extremely happy to not only be the US premiere of the official after movie you can watch below, we are also excited to be partnering up with Your Paradise Fiji and will be curating a very special party during the trip. We will be revealing the exciting details on our TSIS party among many others you won't be able to forget if you are lucky enough to be apart of this music & cultural opportunity of a lifetime.
Tickets will be available May 18th along with the lineup and party announcements, so start making plans now. We can't stress how epic this is going to be!
Your Paradise Fiji 2014 – Official Aftermovie
Do you like The Chainsmokers? Would you like them to DJ your house party in your college town? Well that can become a reality! We've teamed up with The Chainsmokers and RECESS Fest to make it happen for one lucky winner.
RECESS Music & Ideas Fest is a touring festival that travels to college campuses all across the country, last year they had musical artists like Diplo and Paper Diamond among others play, while getting artists like Diplo to speak alongside key players from companies like Twitter, Splice, NEFF, Priceline and many more. The festival brings together entrepreneurs, cool new startups, and some of the hottest up and coming acts in music. This year the festival features New York based, The Chainsmokers who will be headlining the entire tour, along with KYLE as support.
We will choose one winner to host a house party with The Chainsmokers in your college town and any of the bellow college towns are in the running! Yes the boys will actually play an after party at your house after they play at RECESS. This can be the most legenedary night of the year. Just enter through the Splurgy widget below!
April 23th – Kent State w/ The Chainsmokers & Kyle
April 27th – Virginia Tech w/ The Chainsmokers & Kyle
April 29th – Univeristy of Maine w/ The Chainsmokers & Kyle
Apirl 30th – UMASS Lowell w/ The Chainsmokers & Special Guests
May 1st – Univeristy of Maryland w/ The Chainsmokers & Special Guests
Glasgow based producer Rustie is a tastemaker and a forward-thinker in the bass world and whenever he puts his name on something, you never have to question the level of quality. French producer Big Dope P has recruited Rustie’s talents to his new EP with a remix of his track “Hit Da Blokk,” and does not disappoint. With this new take on the track, we hear his slashing synths he’s become known for, relentless percussion filling out the background, a new melody and tasteful builds and drops. Stream the full song below and you can now pick up the EP on iTunes. Enjoy
Big Dope P – Hit Da Blokk (Rustie Remix) | iTunes
LA to Boulder based artist Kill Paris is not one to fit the mold, always managing to stand out with his unique blend of sexy R&B infused electro-soul. He announced that he was starting his own record label Sexy Eletric Records just last year, and recently announced his debut album Galaxies Between Us set to release on the label. Well now after hearing singles "Space Forest" and "You Don't Love Me No More", we get our hands on the full 9 track album. He works new influences ranging from future bass, dubstep, electro-soul and so much more all deliver in his unique R&B soaked vibe. This album is incredible front to back but one track that really stood out was "Operate" with previous TSIS featured artist Royal on the vocals. To make things better he's made this album available as a complete free download while also being on Spotify and iTunes. So prep your ears for an electro funk rollercoaster ride and grab your copy below. Enjoy!
Kill Paris – Galaxies Between Us | Free Download
New York producer Flaxo has appeared on TSIS on numerous occasions; previously with his heavier remixes of Yellow Claw's "Shotgun" and Rihanna's "Diamonds". Today he is back displaying his newer sound that moves in a more melodic, future bass direction, with a remix of disco house artist Le Youth's infectious single "T O U C H". Flaxo has completely reimagined the song slowing things down and adding some new piano and string melodies along with a synth heavy drop that paves way for the vocals. Flaxo also just released a new EP for free Sleepover EP. Stream the premiere of this remix and grab a free download below. Enjoy!
Le Youth – T O U C H (Flaxo Remix) | Free Download
Another day, another unbelievable hip-hop collaboration. Iconic hip-hop trio De La Soul and Nas have just linked up on an unexpected new track "God It". With old school sounding production from G Force, a catchy synth melody in the background is set for De La Soul and Nas to all trade verses back with ease. This is the first track we've heard from Nas since he remixed J. Cole's "Let Nas Down".
This is not off De La Soul's forthcoming studio album which has been paid for via Kickstarter. Dave of De La Soul let this statement out with the track:
While busy at work, we also like to play. This song is not on the new album, but an indication of good music to come. The song was produced by G_Force and you may recognize our featured guest.
De La Soul ft. Nas – God It | Support De La Soul's New Album
One of the electro-soul pioneers, the first artists on the Pretty Lights Music label, and a past member of Pretty Lights when it was a 2 man act, Michal Menert is one of the key players in the electro-soul world. Today we are happy to present to you his latest body of work, and some of his best to date, Space Jazz the album. The 15 track album features a long list of collaborators ranging from Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic, Borham Lee of Break Science, Manic Focus, SuperVision, Paul Basic and many more. The producer takes the listener on a spacey, soul filled journey that should be enjoyed from front to back. We are excited to be bringing you the exclusive premiere of the full stream of the album, and you can grab a free download and also support it on iTunes.
Michal Menert is also set to play his biggest show to date as direct support at Red Rocks this Saturday with Savoy; where he is bringing out his exciting Michal Menert Big Band ensemble which is sure to have the Rocks moving like never before. If you are unfamiliar, Michal will bring out a 12 person "Big Band" to play his entire set in true live form.
Michal Menert – Space Jazz (Full Album Stream) | Free Download
It’s always interesting when classic Hip-Hop artists work with modern rappers, and that is exactly what we have here. Wu-Tang Clan legend Raekwon has brought the talents of A$AP Rocky on his latest single “I Got Money”. This is a track taken from Raekwon’s upcoming Fly International Luxurious Art set to release next week which also contains list of features including Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Ghostface Killah, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, and more.
This new track “I Got Money” has an old school feel with an infectious beat and female sang chorus as the past meets the present in which two of New York’s finest trade verses boasting about their finances. Raekwon sets the pace starting the track off smooth and Rocky gives us an effortlessly wavy verse in his boom gap style that has us eagerly awaiting for his upcoming album which is set to release very soon as well, on May 12. Stream this incredible collaboration below. Enjoy
Raekwon – I Got Money (feat. A$AP Rocky)
Swedish duo Galantis have quickly become one of the most exciting things to happen to Progressive House with non stop singles like "Run Away (U & I)" and "Gold Dust" and have just announced they will be releasing their debut album on June 8th titled Pharmacy.
Today we get the latest single "Peanut Butter Jelly" which is a bit different than we've heard from Galantis in the past as they incorporated a disco twist with their signature progressive sound for something new. You can stream the song and pre-order the album on iTunes below. Enjoy
Galantis – Peanut Butter Jelly | Pre-Order on iTunes
We are happy to present a new and mysterious face to TSIS, exciting break-out producer Marshmello. The anonymous producer has been popping up with random songs on his SC without much detail, except that he is being supported by Skrillex, Diplo, DJ Snake and many more. We have been hit up by the producer to premiere his latest song "Summer" and the song is a warm weather future bass banger with bright chords, trapped out drums, and and colorful drops that bring you into that summer state of mind. Stream the full song below and grab a free download thanks to Marshmello. Enjoy
Marshmello – Summer | Free Download
Up and coming rapper Glasses Malone has enlisted none other than Kendrick Lamar for a feature on his latest tune “Thuggin.” Kendrick steered away from his gangster rap tendencies on his new critically acclaimed album To Pimp A Butterfly, and now has a fresh verse offering his lyrical insight on what it means to be a thug. There seems to be no stopping Kdot as he keeps delivering fresh features lately with his new verses on Kanye's “All Day,” the “It’s True” remix, and his “Eye’s Above” collab with Flying Lotus. Now he gives us yet another great verse where he even brings some singing vocal effects to polish out his refreshing rhymes.
Glasses Malone – Thuggin' Feat. Kendrick Lamar
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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