As we approach the end of 2014, we get closer to some of the biggest parties of the year in the form of New Year celebrations. America's largest NYE dance party is Decadence Music Festival, taking place in Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. The multi-stage two-night celebration is packed with all varieties of electronic music to please everyone. With the event's main Bass Arena featuring an assorted lineup ranging from Bassnectar, Disclosure (DJ Set), Big Gigantic, Flux Pavilion, Grizmatic, Paper Diamond, Claude Von Stroke, Michal Menert, Bass Physics, DJ Slink, Exmag, Manic Focus and newcomer Snails. On the other side of the massive room is the Global Dance Arena will feature Kaskade, king of trance Armin Van Buuren, Madeon, Deorro, Sultan + Net Shepard, Felix Cartal, Illenium, Said The Sky, and DJ Mustard among many many more.
With Grizmatik and Big Gigantic playing back 2 back on New Years Eve, we can only hope to see a very special Big Grizmatik set.
We've teamed up with the fine folks at Decadence and TSIS favorite Big Gigantic to bring you to Denver to enjoy the legendary 2 nights, even if you don't live in Colorado. One grand prize winner will get two VIP tickets to each night of Decadence, a travel budget to help get you and a friend to Denver ($500 travel budget), an intimate meet & greet with Big Gigantic before their set, and even bring in 2015 properly with a champagne toast with the Big Gigantic guys after their midnight set!
Enter to win by entering below.
Grand Prize: (1 Winner – Must be 21+)
- $500 Travel budget to help you get to Decadence
Skrillex and Diplo are taking this year by storm with their own solo projects and their newly formed collaboration Jack Ü; all set to perform at the iconic Madison Square Garden on New Year's Eve. The duo's single "Take Ü There" ft. Kiesza has become an anthem over the past few months and is now turning out some incredible remixes. The track has been taken on by many producers such as Slander and Drunken Masters, but today we may have the hottest of them all from Canadian based duo Zeds Dead. The guys keep the song's original tempo highlighting the vocals, but add a new catchy melody that dives right into a ZD signature drop making it a straight heater. The "Take Ü There" remixes are available Dec. 23rd but in the meantime you can stream the song below and purchase the original on iTunes.
Take Ü There (feat. Kiesza) [Zeds Dead Remix] | iTunes
The end of the year may be almost upon us but that hasn't stopped Golden Features from unleashing one of his biggest remixes to date. The 23 year old Australian producer has pulled out all the stops with his latest remix of the epic "Years Of War" track featured on Porter Robinson’s debut album Worlds.
The combination of these two artists is absolutely great. Taking the already feel good anthem that is “Years Of War”, Golden Features has completely flipped the script by creating a new atmosphere around the song. From the pitch on the lush vocals to the deeper, techno flavored bassline we really get to experience this club-ready song in a whole new light. You can stream the track below and download it as a free early Christmas gift, enjoy!
Porter Robinson – Years Of War (Golden Features Remix) | Free Download
Today we are in for a special treat as we have have the world premiere of LA based Ghastly and Mija's highly anticipated single "Crank It" featuring vocals from Lil Jon. The track has received widespread support from Skrillex and many other big dogs. Ghastly has been pushing the limits of the future house sound with collaborations with the likes of Jauz on "Miami Connection". Newcomer Mija first popped up on our radar after she went b2b with Skrillex for a sunrise house set at Bonnaroo and has been taken under Skrillex's wing.
"Crank It" pushes genre boundaries carrying out a house vibe to pair with some beastly future wobbles that is completed by Lil Jon's indistinguishable vocals. Side note- this song started with a Lil Jon sample but after he was shown the track, he gave them approval for a feature credit.
You can now pre-order the song below as part of OWSLA's first ever Christmas compilation properly titled "EGGNOG" out Dec. 16th with all proceeds going to Bridges For Music. You can also sign up for OWSLA's Nestivus advent calendar at a discounted rate via their NEST subscription service here and receive the compilation plus 24 other giveaways leading up to Christmas. Enjoy!
Ghastly X Mija – Crank It Ft. Lil Jon | Purchase
New York-based DJ Kap Slap has been featured on TSIS quite a few times for his mixes and bootlegs through the years and today we have the premier of his latest. We get a very special end of 2014 Megamix for the 6th volume of his Slapcast mix series. He adds a bit more diversity than you might expect from the progressive/electro house mix master, including Infuze's remix of Cashmere Cat's "With Me", DJ Snake's remix of ILoveMakonnen's "Club Goin' Up On A Tuesday", and Dillon Francis' trap remix of W&W's "Bigfoot" to go along with 30 other heaters from the past year.
Listen to the premiere of the mix below and grab an exclusive free download. Don't miss your chance to see Kap Slap live as he heads on the road for his Breakout Tour kicking off in D.C. on Jan 9th, see full dates below and buy tickets here. Enjoy!
Kap Slap – Slapcast Vol.6 (2014 Year End Edition) | Free Download
One of the most impressive songs from Skrillex’s debut album has to be the collaboration with Diplo on the massive anthem “Dirty Vibe”. The gritty club tune features some fierce verses from K-Pop stars CL & G-Dragon and highlights both rappers throughout the video. They are accompanied by some outrageous dancers and over the top visuals to capture the dark edge of the song. Enjoy!
2014 was Seattle-based ODESZA's year to truly shine thanks to largely in part to their highly successful debut album 'In Return' (which we consider to be one of the best releases of the year), on top of crushing the festival circuit and a couple sold out tours.
The duo have just announced their biggest show to date, at one of our favorite places in the world, the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater. Playing at this outdoor venue in the middle of the mountains is something most artists only dream of being able to do, let alone being able to co-headline.
They will be co-headlining the venue alongside funk lords Chromeo who are Red Rocks regulars and are sure to bring an unforgettable funky time.
These are only the headliners of the evening with support to be announced in coming months. With both artists track records of selling out though, it would be wise to pick up tickets now as they just went on sale today, minutes ago. Hope to see you all there!
Purchase tickets HERE!
ZHU continues to maintain the hype of his debut release The Nightday EP but dropping off an unexpected remix of his own song “Paradise Awaits” with the help of hot new DC based rapper GoldLink thanks to Mind of A Genius. The updated deep house production is given an extra blast of bass this time around, setting up GoldLink to come in an lay down some a steady flow of verses. Playing on some of the original vocals and working in his own signature style, GoldLink will have you instantly replaying the track your first couple times listing to it. This song is stream only for now below, but we'll hopefully see a release sooner then later. Listen and above all, enjoy.
ZHU x Goldlink – Paradise Awaits (Re-work) | Stream Only For Now
One of the next artists to explode out of the unstoppable Chicago rap scene is young rapper Lucki Eck$ who’s really turned some heads this year.
The talented Chicago rapper brought out the city’s current star Chance the Rapper to add the perfect intro verse to his latest song “Stevie Wonder”. Chance steps up and delivers some darker, less comical lines which fit the track perfectly. Lucki finishes the track off with a smooth gritty verse showcasing why he has so much promise. The instrumental is by Chicago’s premiere producer Young Chop who gives us an atmospheric, slightly-broken downtempo beat that both rappers really nail.
Lucki Eck$ – Stevie Wonder ft. Chance The Rapper
Today we have the latest from Pomo, the exciting producer out of Montreal, who is apart of the HW&W Records family (Kaytranada, Sweater Beats, Ta-Ku and more). We get our ears on one of his most impressive tracks all year, remixing UK duo AlunaGeorge's single "Supernatural". Drawing drum inspiration from label mate Kaytra and fusing these beats with a beefy bassline and catchy melodies we are left with an instant hit. Drawing influences of nu-disco, hip-hop, future bass and more it's impossible to comfortably throw this one in just one genre, which is what Pomo loves. This is stream only until the official release comes out along with the other remixes of the song. Enjoy!
AlunaGeorge – Supernatural (Pomo Remix)
BONUS: Because the song wasn't featured when it dropped last year, here is the also increidble Pomo edit of Sade's "Nothing Can Come Between Us."
Sade – Nothing Can Come Between Us (Pomo Edit) | Free Download
Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover To Produce And Star In New FX Comedy Pilot About Atlanta Rap ScenePosted in Bangin, Chill, News by nick | Tags: Atlanta, Childish Gambino, Donald Glover, FX
Writer, actor, and rapper Donald Glover has confirmed that he will executively produce and star in an upcoming comedy pilot for a new series set to broadcast on FX. The show will be called "Atlanta", and will revolve around the rap scene in Atlanta.
“Two cousins on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene whose opposing views on art versus commerce, success and race will make their quest anything but easy.”
We even have some news on what to expect from Donald's role in the show,
Glover will be acting as "'Earnest ‘Earn’ Marks,' a college drop-out who reconnects with his long buried ambition and sets out to seize the life he imagined for himself when his estranged cousin becomes a sudden star."
With his award winning writing for the show 30 Rock, starring in NBC's Community, and past experience in the skit show Derrick Comedy under his belt we expect Glover to really nail this new project.
Let's also keep in mind that Donald Glover is also a successful rapper under the moniker Childish Gambino. Over the past couple of years he has turned what was a hobby into a massive rap career with recent Grammy nominations for both Rap Album of The Year and Rap Record Of The Year. Can't deny the man is multi talented; we're looking forward to what he'll do with this new role.
The Future Classic label has been pushing out a continuous stream of fire tracks since its inception. The label is home to many of Australia's finest producers and musicians including the likes of Flume and Chet Faker. Hayden James is one of the label's smoothest artists that might have flown under your radar, so today take some time to get familiar with this fresh producer. Earlier this year we featured Hayden's remix of "Why Can't You" by Emoh Instead (one half of What So Not) and today have something original and new. "Something About You" is Hayden James' latest tune that builds on a funky bassline, and oozing elements you could label as Deep & Tropical house while utilizing his own seductive vocals in an irresistible fashion. The groovy vibe found in this track represents Future Classic's knack of releasing sexy, mesmerizing music that just stands out. This track serves as the second single off Future Classic's Teen Idols compilation set to release December 19th. Enjoy!
Hayden James – Something About You | 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