World Premiere: Thomas Jack Presents Tropical House Vol. 3 Bakermat Guest Mix + Exclusive Interview [Free Download]Posted in Bangin, Mix / Playlist, Premieres by nick | Tags: Bakermat, Free Download, Premiere, Thomas Jack, Tropical House
We couldn't be happier to announce our official partnership with rising Australian producer / DJ Thomas Jack and his incredible Tropical House Mixtape series. Having premiered Volume 1 and Volume 2 with HUGE success along with how big of fans all of us at TSIS are of this Tropical House movement, it only made sense to officially partner up with TJ as the official presenter of the series. On top of the latest mix in the series, we also had a chance to catch up with Tom for a few questions about him and this Tropical House ideology.
We have something for Volume 3, the first guest mix of the series showcasing some of the other amazing artists showcasing the tropical house sound. Today the Dutch producer Bakermat has carved his own sound so much that he has landed his own stage at this years Tomorrowland. He's delivered an incredible 60 minute mix with some of his best originals, remixes and favorite current tracks.
Thomas Jack Tropical House Volume 3: Bakermat Guest Mix | Free Download
I wanted to know more about Thomas Jack and what this Tropical House movement was all about, here's what we had to say:
Where are you original from and where do you reside now?
I am originally from a small country town called Bemboka in New South Wales, Australia. Currently I live in Bathurst which is a university town, where I used to study before I pursued my music career.
Are there any particular artists who have influenced / inspired you to create music?
There has been a lot of influences on my career, but it all started with the man Paul Kalkbrenner. I love all his tracks and seeing him live was mind blowing. The myriad of emotions which he evokes in his tracks is incredible. My favourites from him are definitely "Facing The Sun (Paul Kalkbrenner Remix)" & "Aaron." Bakermat has also had a huge influence on my music and has really inspired me after I heard his track "Vandaag." From there, the combination of the two gave me a good starting point to create my own sound and develop the type of music I wanted to bring to people.
We've seen you coin the term “Tropical House” used to describe your music, could you tell us a more on the genre and how it applies to your music.
The genre "Tropical House" was kind of a joke at the start. One of my mates told me to label my music under a genre. I loved summer vibes and the beach so I thought tropical house would be a cool name. The genre, for me, is more of a vibe which seems to be coming through certain artist's music recently. Tropical House is still in the early stages but I'm excited to see what kind of sounds develop.
The prominence of deep house music within the last 2 years has brought a new wave of production to the table. Has the genre had an impact in your music making process?
Deep House has had a huge influence on my music. It has similarities to my music and I tend to play a lot of it in my sets. People like Claptone, Andhim, Kolombo, Pleasurekraft and Duke Dumont have some epic tunes and have given me a lot of ideas for my music.
Can you reveal any juicy details for your upcoming “Tropical House” Mixtapes?
Ah, there is so much going on with it at the moment and it's really exciting. I can't give too much away but I have some massive guest mixes coming up over the next few months which are going to be, well, massive! These also include huge premiers of their upcoming tracks and much more. The mixtape series is all about sharing good vibes and bringing the sounds of Tropical House to people that have never heard it before. The guest mixes will include not only the best in the genre but also new artists that are creating fantastic music.
Having extensively toured around your native country, do you have any shows that stick out amongst the rest?
There are so many its hard to choose from, but if I had to pick one it would have to be my last show in Melbourne, Australia. The event was run by two of my house mates which was pretty interesting as they had never organised an event before. They are pretty relaxed guys so it was a bit worrying, but the event was insane. Everyone had such a good vibe and it was a super loose night.
You were scheduled to come stateside for a national tour this winter and spring, but were denied each time. What were the difficulties behind getting your Visa and when will you be returning to America?
Haha, the whole thing has been so frustrating, but its almost over and we will soon have the visa. I generally give out my music for free and didn't have many relations with labels which was the issue to not getting the visa, but I finally have some solid official remix's coming out and an original coming out with someone awesome. I should be touring American/Canada in September if things keep going to plan!
From diverse music festivals to emerging new talent, the Australian music scence exploded to new heights towards the end of last year. What is your view on its current status as one of electronic music's hottest territories?
The Australian music scene is awesome at the moment. There are so many artists coming out and doing their own thing and reaching a global audience which is awesome. There are also so many different genres being created and the scene is really booming at the moment. Right now I think it's epic and I can only see it getting better this year.
Maybe this could put out some feelers for new music, but who are some artists you would like to collab with?
There are so many talented artists out there and so many people I would love to work with. My favorite part of making music is the fusion of different sounds from all around the globe. I really love working with instrumentalists who use interesting instruments and create sounds that have never been heard before. Klingande is an artist I've been talking to about collaborating and I really think we could create a track with some sexy vibes. Also I know a lot of people have been wanting myself and Kygo to get together and make a track. I can say that it is actually happening at the moment which is really exciting.
What is your view on the chill music movement that is happening right now all across the world?
I love it! There are so many artists starting to get involved in it. I feel it has so much room to expand and there are so many directions it can go. The acoustic remixes/edits seem to be huge at the moment and they are awesome to work with as they have so much room for creative development. I have huge faith that it will continue to grow as there are so many amazing artists putting out incredible music. It's people like Kygo – who has blown up over the past few months, hitting huge numbers on his SoundCloud and on YouTube, making those epic remix's with that sexy high pitched synth and his amazing melodies – who are going to make waves in the music scene. Bakermat is also doing huge things with his music. He has really taken off with that sexy sax sound. How can't you get a good vibe from it? It will be interesting to see where the chill music scene stands at the end of this year and to see how it has evolved.
I'd like to thank all my fans for the continuous support and love you have for my music. Also all of my friends old and new that inspire me everyday to keep doing what I love.
An over abundance of feel good vibes is precisely what LA based producer Kastle has provided for us today. Having recently premiered Oliver Nelson's rendition of Ella Henderson's hit single "Ghost", the mood is further enhanced with a layer of chill house aesthetics that pump a out a new round of playability into the mix. Stream the track below and grab a free download thanks to Ella Henderson and Kastle but above all… Enjoy!
Ella Henderson – Ghost (Kastle Remix) | Free Download
Logic is a rapper known for his signature high-paced flow and ability to really go in when it comes to the art of freestyle rapping. The Def Jam Records artist recently made an appearance on Shade 45 and threw down a customary freestyle that didn't hold back in the slightest. He offers some impressive lyricism right off the bat, before managing to turn it in high speed for the second half. Take a listen below and above all… Enjoy!
Logic – Shade 45 Freestyle | Stream
The sea of remixes have began to flood in for Calvin Harris's smash single "Summer" in all styles. Following up the recent festival trap mix from Club Killers, we now receive a step in the electro / progressive house direction from rising Los Angeles producer Elephante. The feel from the original is still present along with the lyrics, but Elephante has added an electro charged synth pattern to transform this into a club and festival ready heater. Listen below and grab a free download. Enjoy!
It was only a matter of time for the collaboration between multiple genre blending producer Borgore and hip-hop/rap icon Waka Flocka Flame to transition itself from the massive single "Wild Out" into a full fledged music video. The video features footage from when the artists were on tour together along with an appearance from lead vocalist Paige. Add in some comical shots of cruising around on animated elephants, mobbin in front of a galactic-atmosphere / pizza green screen, and go-go dancers in revealing outfits and you have yourself quite the visual representation. View the video below and above all… Enjoy!
Borgore ft. Waka Flocka Flame – Wild Out | Music Video | iTunes
deamau5 recently broke the news that his newest artist album called while (1<2) is set to release June 12th and went on record saying that it was going to be his first cohesive artist album to date letting the anticipation build. Well now we have gotten the first taste of it with a completely new version of his song "Avaritia" we heard a sample of last year. It packs the signature melodic deadmau5 vibes with a harder hitting minimal spin to it. Listen to Pete Tong's short premiere until the full version comes out. Enjoy!
We first previewed the massive new collaboration "Gold Skies" between Sander van Doorn, Martin Garrix and DVBBS a few weeks back which was rumored to be named "Sundown" at the time. The song has all the artists stepping out of their normal styles colliding forces for an infectious summer ready progressive house heater that couldn't be more fit to be one of the biggest 2014 summer festival anthems. You've already heard this starting to get played out by countless DJs and now we get the full version to hear and an official release date from Spinnin Records on June 2nd. Listen below. Shouts to Rolling Stone for this premiere. Enjoy!
Lil Wayne fresh after dropping off the huge new track featuring Drake "Believe Me" we get another new cut from his upcoming Carter V. With this new track "D'usse", we hear a far more coherent sounding Weezy spitting some of his most solid bars in awhile over an extra fresh beat produced by Lee Majors.
With Carter V being confirmed to be Lil Wayne's last solo album he's going to be creating, the passion to grind harder than ever making some of his best work ever is more than obvious. Listen below and grab a free download temporarily thanks to Young Money themselves. Enjoy!
Lil Wayne – D'usse | Free Download
Bursting new UK duo Blonde have linked up with fellow English newcomer artist and singer Ryan Ashley on the collaborative genre bending single "Foolish". The song is a melodic tune that takes elements of disco, deep house and funk; throwing them all together directed by Ryan Ashley's smooth vocals. This is the type of song that will have you replaying it hours later with no complaints. You can listen to the song in full below and pre-order the EP before it comes out June 1st. Enjoy!
Blonde – Foolish (Ft. Ryan Ashley) | Pre-Order Foolish EP
We are happy to have partnered up with Spring Awakening Music Festival, one of the fastest growing electronic festivals in the world taking place right in Chicago, IL. Taking place over the weekend of June 13th – 15th at the iconic Soldier Field stadium, the festival even boasts an insanely stacked and varied lineup from main stage headliners to underground heroes as well as some of the freshest new faces and local stars. With having such a big lineup it's almost impossible to actually check out all of the artists involved, so we've gone through and hand picked one of the best tracks from almost every single artist playing the festival. We even have a handful of unreleased and exclusive tracks. Now you can grab a zip of all the free downloads included in the mixtape below for on the go pleasure and listen to the festival before it happens next month. Listen below and enjoy!
Spring Awakening Music Festival 2014 Mixtape | Free Download
Nashville live band Five Knives have been making moves recently and just received an official remix from electro soul pioneer Pretty Lights. The live instrumentation and vocals featured on the single "Savages" are reconstructued into a signature Pretty Lights production that is equal parts soulful yet gritty. This song is given out as a free download thanks to Red Bull Editions. Listen and grab a free download. Enjoy!
Five Knives – Savages (Pretty Lights Remix) | Free Download
As the year progresses, we are entering the heat of festival season here in the US with SXSW, Ultra and Coachella in the books already and about 100+ more in the next few months. We have news on another exciting festival to help kick off what should be quite the summer of live music.
We've partnered up with the exciting Neon Desert Music Festival taking place in El Paso, Texas next weekend over May 24-25th, which packs quite a diverse high quality lineup. From rappers Wiz Khalifa and Method Man & Redman, DJs including GTA, Zedd, and Keys N Krates, and even live bands including MGMT and Classixx. It will be a weekend to not forget. Grab your tickets while still available here.
We are very excited to be able to hookup a lucky winner and friend with the night of a lifetime by getting flown out to the festival, put up in a hotel for two nights, hooked up with VIP tickets, and even get a personal meet & greet with the "Trap Lord" himself, A$AP Ferg. Enter through the contest widget below via Facebook, Twitter, E-mail, etc. with each step increasing your chances. Enjoy!
GRAND PRIZE: (1 Winner Picked)
Grand Prize Includes:
- $500 Travel Budget for Flight
- 2 Night Hotel Stay
- 1 pair of 2-Day VIP Passes (VIP Pass Info Here)
- Meet & Greet with performing artist A$AP Ferg
- Watch A$AP Ferg performance from sidestage
Winner will be contacted by email or Facebook at 2 pm mst May 20th, 2014.
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**YOU MUST BE 18 OR OLDER IN ORDER TO WIN
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 have grown a lot since, but the original goal has stayed the same, making it easier for you to discover sick new music you have 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 Thissongissick, we work with musicians and record labels from all over the world to showcase a variety of freshest electronic, hip-hop, indie, and other fresh genres to a worldwide following that now reaches millions of music lovers over 110+ countries, every single month. Make yourself at home, enjoy countless amazing musicians from a variety of genres and let the sick sounds fill your ears. Enjoy!