One of TSIS's favorite acts and fellow Boulder, Colorado natives Big Gigantic are set to embark on their latest run of shows this upcoming fall! The duo are best known for their unforgettable live shows and "Touch The Sky Tour", which gets it's name from the lead single from the groups last full length album, will deliver just that when it kicks off October 4th at the legendary Madison Square Garden where Big G will be supporting Bassnectar for his massive event. The tour runs throughout the US for the following month and has support from long time friend Paper Diamond who is coming off his own sold out nationwide tour and Liberated Music artists Manic Focus and The Floozies; a cast of artists who are the perfect guests to start every night on the perfect note. Big Gigantic will also be supporting Skrillex on 4 nights of his tour between October 20th – 23rd!
Tour dates after the jump.
The genius contained within breakout act ZHU's delightfully cleaver The NightDay EP continues to inspire producers from around the world to add their creative techniques, with Australian native and fellow producer Just A Gent latching on to the lead single "Superfriends" in quite the pleasant way. Suppressing the heavy string build up behind a layer of synths throughout, the song takes a newfound turn as a blend of future sounding elements and glitchy bass additions work their magic as the vocals provided by ZHU remain present. This exclusive premiere is made available for streaming purposes only for now, so listen below and stay tuned for more music from Just A Gent soon! Enjoy
ZHU – Superfriends (Just A Gent Remix) | Stream Only
We've watched the meteoric rise of Montreal based producer / DJ SNAILS as he unleashes a relentless stream of essential bass anthems over the past year from his chart topping collab with Antiserum on "Wild", to the recent "Slugz", and collab with Botnek on "KRMT" among many others. Now Snails has teamed up with Atlanta-native heRobust for a lethal release that see's the two producers stepping outside of their roots to deliver one of the hottest big room / electro house anthems we have heard all year. "Pump This" has received play out by the likes of Skrillex, Diplo, DJ Snake, Dillon Francis and even electronic music king Tiesto! The drop builds some unreal suspense before hitting you in the face with some frenzy inducing sirens. "Big Room Barf" is what the artists are calling this epic tune and we feel it fits quite nicely. I'm excited to premiere the stream of the song below and you can listen in full before picking up your own copy available now via Skrillex's OWSLA record label. Enjoy!
SNAILS & heRobust - Pump This | Beatport
Chicago's very own Flosstradmaus are set to give back to the fans and people that have supported their "go harder than hard" mentality since the days of playing low-key clubs to headlining major music festivals such as Coachella, Hard Summer, and Ultra Music Festival. The guys behind the well known trap movement are embarking on new HDYNATION tour that will kick off in their hometown on Nov 8th at UIC Pavilion and travel to 20 cities with opening support form energetic Miami producer duo GTA and Curtis Willaims w/ Two-9!
The announcement comes with a look back at Flosstradamus's previous IRL Tour via a behind-the-scenes video showcasing candid interviews with the duo and their fans along with tour footage and features their recent chilled out single "Rebound". The main element that sets Flosstradamus apart from many acts is that they've created and fostered an actual community underneath the title HDYNATION, which brings HDYBYZ and HDYGRLZ from all walks of life together to share music and attend live events while sporting the highly sought after merchandise that Curt and Josh have developed in an in-house, grassroots manner. As you can see from the video below, the guys are truly humble and thankful for the opportunities that have come their way and this new tour will bring about a stronger connection between fans new and old! Pre-sale tickets are available now and you can expect shows to sell out leading up to the first date, so don't snooze on the early advantage. Enjoy
Flosstradamus – HDYNATION Tour 2014 | Pre-Sale Tickets
#HDYNATION TOUR Dates After The Jump
Pegboard Nerds continue their knack of leaving no genre on their latest original release while keeping things dance focused per usual. "BADBOI" is filled with trap styled percussion elements and energy with a splash of reggae influence coming together for one thumping song. This is one of many songs we can expect to hear when the guys hit the road on their upcoming round of "Uncaged Tour" stops kicking off in a few short weeks but before then, download this freebie now below thanks to Pegboard Nerds and Monstercat but above all… Enjoy!
Pegboard Nerds – BADBOI | Free Download
Chromeo feat. Solange – Lost On The Way Home (Mat Zo Remix) : Melodic Drum and Bass Remix [Free Download]Posted in Bangin by Bryan | Tags: Chromeo, Drum & Bass, Electro, Free Download, Mat Zo, Remix
I've personally lost count with the number of remixes to come from iconic electro-funk duo Chromeo's highly acclaimed White Women album, but today we have our hands on the first remix for "Lost On The Way Home" created by well respected UK producer Mat Zo! Known for not staying committed to just one genre style, Mat Zo takes all the funk and synth aesthetics from "Lost On The Way Home" and restructures them across an electro-filled, drum and bass foundation with precision and excellence. Daring to take the tune that features vocals from Solange in a new direction has provided successful and easy on the ears as well. You can even grab a free download of the track thanks to Mat Zo & Chromeo today, so stream below and above all… Enjoy!
Chromeo ft Solange – Lost On The Way Home (Mat Zo Remix) | Free Download
QuESt, continues to make his name as the next rapper to explode out of the Visionary Music Group crew that Logic helped put on the map. Today we get his latest single, and one of his strongest tracks to date "Hunger" set to drop on QuESt's upcoming Searching Sylvan mixtape. The track produced by VMG producer 6ix has a pitched gospel choir setting the tone for him to deliver some relentless verses leaving the listener in awe. Stream the song below we will keep posted on a release date. Enjoy!
QuESt – Hunger | Stream Only
They are few artists who can bring instant happiness to your day and breakout Seattle producer / live instrument duo ODESZA are capable of just that. The gents are set to deliver their debut album in the next few weeks and are back with a brand new single following the release of the lead track "Memories That You Call". While continuing to balance a delightful blend of future bass and electro-soul elements, "Say My Name" reeks of feel good vibes throughout while the perfect vocal additions provided by Zyra turn this into a straight summertime heater with endless playability. Streaming this release below will have to do until the album drops on September 9th and be sure to catch ODESZA live on their upcoming tour starting next month in support of the album! Enjoy
ODESZA – Say My Name (feat. Zyra) | Pre-Order
So we are a music blog, not a news website, so it felt a little weird reporting on the tragic killing of the unarmed man by a police officer and surrounding events happening in Ferguson, Missouri, yet when J. Cole, a rapper who we've featured extensively on our site decides to release a song dedicated solely to it, it felt even worse not reporting on the subject.
J. Cole delivers this new song "Be Free" which his a quite a powerful 4 minute ballad over a simple piano line that couldn't set the mood anymore right. We hear an unbelievably passionate sounding Cole on the break of tears simply fed up with the corrupted actions of his country.
Here is a statement from J. Cole himself to go with the song touching on "tired of being desensitized to the murder of black men."
There was a time in my life when I gave a fuck. Every chance I got I was screaming about it. I was younger. It's so easy to try to save the world when you're in college. You got nothing but time and no responsibility. But soon life hits you. No more dorms, no more meal plan, no more refund check. Nigga need a job. Nigga got rent. Got car note. Cable bill. Girlfriend moves in and becomes wife. Baby on the way. Career advances. Instagram is poppin. Lebron leaves Miami. LIFE HITS. We become distracted. We become numb. I became numb. But not anymore. That coulda been me, easily. It could have been my best friend. I'm tired of being desensitized to the murder of black men. I don't give a fuck if it's by police or peers. This shit is not normal. I made a song. This is how we feel.
Rest in Peace to Michael Brown and to every young black man murdered in America, whether by the hands of white or black. I pray that one day the world will be filled with peace and rid of injustice. Only then will we all Be Free.
J. Cole – Be Free | Stream Only
Adventure Club and The Kite String Tangle's hit "Wonder" has seen an endless stream of remixes that continue thanks today to rising Swedish producer Steerner who recently brought us the remixes of Peter Thomas' "All of You" and Martin Garrix's "Wizard" among more. The promising producer delivers a progressive house twist to the song, highlighting the memorable vocals and adding in his own new synths and hands in the air drops. Stream below and grab an exclusive free download of the Adventure Club supported single Steerner has passed out to our readers. Enjoy!
Adventure Club & The Kite String Tangle - Wonder (Steerner Bootleg) | Free Download
A growing amount of producers and record labels are embracing the distribution method of using BitTorrent Bundles to pass out a large number of free music to fans, a trend started by Gramatik and Pretty Lights who were the pioneers of the free music movement.
Well today Skrillex and his OWSLA record label have thrown together quite an impressive pack of 20 songs; some were huge chart topping singles like What So Not's "Jaguar" to SNAILS x Antiserum's "Wild" and some brand new unreleased tracks like the Silverback remix of TC's "Get Down Low" among many more. Coinciding with the song release are 3 music videos and some high quality artworks. There is a full file and track list below.
They have also included a free 30 day trial to their monthly subscription service The Nest, a 15% off coupon to the OWSLA webstore and chance to win a Skrillex box set and OWSLA x Long clothing collab merch pack.
You can download the pack all the free songs, videos and more via Bittorent here. If you don't know what Bittorent is and are confused on how to use it to download, follow these How To BitTorrent steps here.
Snails & Antiseruum – Wild
What So Not – Jaguar
Full tracklist of all the free tracks and more after the jump.
Diplo and his Mad Decent label have created one of the most known brands in electronic music and have evolved their traveling Block Party tour into something really special. Every city the tour stops at is treated to an all-star lineup featuring some of the biggest acts such as Dillon Francis, Zeds Dead, Big Gigantic, Flosstradamus, Jillionare, and the hottest newcomers Bunji Garlin, Liz, Toy Selectah, and Wrestlers all pieced together perfectly.
Well the tour is taking over the Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels, Texas and we have a very special opportunity to send you and a friend to check out the event in style! You will be treated to 2 VIP passes to the festival along with a BBQ dinner for 2, and to make it a night you will never forget you will be able to meet both electro-funk pioneers Big Gigantic and trap OGs Flosstradamus before the show and watch their sets from on-stage. If you aren't feeling like testing your luck, you can also buy tickets to the festival while still available here.
To enter to win, all you have to do is use the widget below to rack up entries. Good luck to everyone!
GRAND PRIZE: (1 Winner Picked)
Grand Prize Includes:
- 2 VIP Tickets To MDBP
- BBQ Dinner For 2
- Meet & Greet + Side Stage Viewing with Big Gigantic & Flosstradamus
Winner will be contacted by email or Facebook at 2 pm mst August 28th, 2014.
How To Enter Contest: Enter through Widget Here, every entry increases your chances!
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!