The future bass takeover has exploded out of Norway due to artists such as Cashmere Cat, Lido, Kygo, and AutoLaser. We premiered “Cyanide” earlier this year off Autolaser’s forthcoming Daffy’s Adventuretrip EP and “I Need You” to be released via new label Juzify. Now we bring the latest tune “Stay” as sensual R&B vocals from August Rigo highlight this future bass track littered with an energetic percussion line and slashing synths with subtle trap elements. This Norwegian producer impresses us again with his refreshing, unique, sexy smooth flavor. Stream the track below and grab a free download thanks to AutoLaser.
AutoLaser – Stay Ft. August Rigo | Free Download
Previously anonymous artist ZHU has been turning heads with his incredibly irresistible tunes including "Faded" and "Paradise Awaits." Today we hear a smooth rendition of “Paradise Awaits" from FKJ. Also known as French Kiwi Juice, this Paris based producer has a knack of emitting tropical vibes, and this mellow remix is no exception. FKJ has taken the already incredibly infectious vocals and delivered a fresh new instrumental approach bursting with flavor. Stream the track below and grab a free download as part of our 12 days of Free Downloads on Soundcloud.
Having released some amazing soulful, genre-defying music, FKJ is an up and coming producer who is definitely worth checking out. His ability to layer sounds from bass, guitar, and keyboard blends together a sensual, unique sound. We recommend his Take Off EP as a cool introduction to his work. Enjoy!
ZHU – Paradise Awaits (FKJ Remix) | Free Download
With summer moving farther and farther into distant memory, and fall tours coming to a close, what else could get us more excited than a massive New Years announcement? An intergalactic party will be descending on the Midwest on December 31st when TSIS favorites Zeds Dead bring the largest NYE theme party "SPACE ODDITY" to Chicago's Aragon Ballroom. Planning to bring in 2015 with a little crazy weirdness the Toronto duo will be dressed up in Space Oddity form and encourage everyone in attendance to dress up too, promising a cash prize for the most creative costume and much more!
To celebrate New Year's Eve Space Oddity, Zeds Dead put together an exclusive MiniMix today for us to premiere. Directly from Zeds Dead: "This is the most spaced out mix you'll ever bear witness to! As you'll see and hear in the tracklist, each song is dedicated to some aspect of the great vastness of chaos that is our universe. Enjoy!"
Check out the mix below and get your tickets for the biggest and best NYE party in the Midwest before they're gone!
Zeds Dead – Space Oddity Mix
Space Oddity MiniMix Track List:
Gangstar – Above the Clouds ft. Inspectah deck
Max Romeo & The Upsetters – I Chase the Devil
Must Die – Project Ghost
Beastie Boys – Intergalactic
Oliver – Light Years Away
Neosignal – Space Gsus
Noisia – Alpha Centauri
Zeds Dead – Journey of a Lifetime x Trumpdisco – Outworld
Dave Darrel – Flash x Astronomar – 3rd World feat. Scottie B
Star Wars – Rebels Theme (Flux Pavilion Remix)
3LLL – Galaxy Zero
Skrillex – All is Fair in Love and Brostep
Eptic – Space Cats
Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Parallel Universe
Babylon Zoo – Spaceman
They Might Be Giants – Why Does the Sun Shine
The amount of collaborations Skrillex is currently sitting on could easily break the internet. In the works are projects with Flume, Yellow Claw, Dillon Francis, What So Not, Snails, Must Die, and the freestanding Jack Ü project with longtime friend Diplo; all are currently awaiting full-fledge releases heading towards the new year. Today, one of these vaulted collaborations is being released in full. Skrillex has teamed up with emerging bass enthusiast Trollphace for a thunderous remix of fellow OWSLA production trio Yogi. The original production of "Burial" suited the two artists perfectly as they layered in wonky bass effects and middle eastern aesthetics across different sections. You can obtain this hyped up collaborative piece on the Burial Remix EP, which includes touches from Moody Good and Crookers, right now via Beatport. Enjoy!
Yogi – Burial Feat. Pusha T (Skrillex & TrollPhace Remix) | Beatport
A little under 2 months ago, we were faced with the unfortunate situation of having the TSIS Soundcloud channel temporarily suspended after an unfortunate error within Soundcloud that did not let us see copyright claims from years past. We spent a seemingly endless period working with all the labels involved and Soudncloud's support to clear the claims. If you want to know more information on what happened, you can read the initial statement here.
Now we have the news everyone has been waiting for; WE ARE BACK ONLINE, and better than ever. This down period really opened our eyes to how important and influential our single Soundcloud account has been for so many artists' careers. We have a very powerful tool in the music industry to help break unknown artists; we can bring someone who has virtually never been heard before to an audience of hundreds of thousands in a matter of days. This very idea of helping expose new deserving artists with no other means of exposure is one of our favorite things we do here at TSIS. Since having the account down, we have had time to think of other ways we can expand what we present for artists and fans. We have some exciting announcements regarding artist mix series and playlists in the coming weeks, but right now we have a gift that starts today.
To celebrate the return of our Soundcloud we are having a party, an online party, that everyone can be apart of. 12 Straight Days of Free Downloads from some of the site's favorite artists. There is a mixture of some star studded artists and newcomers for 12 days of treats you won't forget. Some of the songs are only going to be available as a free download for the 12 day period, so be sure to check back everyday. Check back on the site and this post for the next 12 days (Monday – Friday) for a new download every day!
We just launched the first day with an incredible remix from ODESZA of Slow Magic's "Waited 4 U" | Free Download
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Once again, Giraffage has produced an irresistible original tune with his release of “Chocolate.” This track serves as the San Francisco producer's second single off No Reason; a 4 track EP set to release via A-Trak’s Fools Gold Records on November 18th. After previously delivering “Tell Me” a couple weeks ago, we get another taste of the chilled out trap and future-bass sound we’ve come to love by this new member on Fools Gold’s roster. Giraffage blends bouncing synths and chimes along mellow, glitchy-trap percussion displaying his unique production techniques. You can grab this as a download with a pre-order off the album on iTunes below. Also, be sure to catch Giraffage on his "No Reason" Tour with dates below. Enjoy
Giraffage – Chocolate | iTunes
No Reason Tour dates below:
Jan. 15 Atlanta, GA, The Basement*
Jan. 16 Orlando, FL, Bullitt Bar*
Jan. 17 Miami, FL, The Garret at Grand Central*
Jan. 21 Austin, TX, The Parish*
Jan. 22 Dallas, TX, Three Links*
Jan. 23 New Orleans, LA, Hi-Ho Lounge*
Jan. 28 Washington, DC, U Street Music Hall*
Jan. 29 Boston, MA, Brighton Music Hall*
Jan. 30 Philadelphia, PA, Johnny Brenda's*
Jan. 31 Brooklyn, NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg*
Feb. 4 Vancouver, BC, Celebrities Nightclub^
Feb. 5 Calgary, AB, The HiFi Club^
Feb. 6 Toronto, ON, Coda^
Feb. 7 Montreal, QC, Le Belmont^
Feb. 8 Tucson, AZ, The Slaughterhouse
Feb. 11 Ann Arbor, MI, The Blind Pig*
Feb. 12 St. Louis, MO, Plush*
Feb. 13 Chicago, IL, The Mid*
Feb. 14 Denver, CO, Larimer Lounge*
Feb. 19 Seattle, WA, Barboza*
Feb. 20 Portland, OR, Rotture*
Feb. 21 Eugene, OR, WOW Hall*
Feb.22 Arcata, CA, Arcata Theatre*
Feb. 26 San Francisco, CA, The Independent*
Feb. 27 Santa Barbara, CA, EOS Lounge*
Feb. 28 Los Angeles, CA, El Rey Theatre*
Thomas Jack has been making quite a global splash pioneering his Tropical House sound through reworks and his Tropical House Mix series presented by TSIS. The DJ has been tearing up clubs and festivals all year and is gearing up to takeover America in a serious way. Starting January 30th he will embark on a 13 date North American tour. He will be bringing out fellow tropical house mate from Amsterdam Sam Feldt and Parid house rising star Faul to open up and set the tone just right.
Kicking off in LA at El Rey the "On & Off Tour" will run through February 28th ending in Seattle at Crocodile and TSIS has limited pre-sale tickets available for purchase right now.
Classifying Flume as one of dance music's elite producers is accurately fitting since the Australian native’s infectious creations place him in a league of his very own. Dozens of producers have drawn influence from Flume's signature sound and often mimic his likeness, but nothing quite compares to the real deal like his stunning remix of Lorde’s "Tennis Court” or genre-defining debut album.
Flume has spent a good portion of this year in the studio on top of performing across the world, and during a visit to Tokyo, Japan he was inspired to create a special Quest Mix that was premiered on BBC radio DJ Annie Nightingale’s program. The mix encompasses everything Flume is currently vibing with from his colleagues. While Flume wasn’t able to include some of his new originals he's been hyping, him and Emoh Instead's project What So Not did include a brand new edit of RL Grime's "Core". All you have to do for now is sit back and relax as Flume takes you on a one hour long journey of some of the coolest sounds out right now. Enjoy!
Influential electronic duo ODESZA continue to cement themselves as one of the most exciting acts to emerge this year. Their full production talents were recently displayed on the debut studio album In Return that, on top of going #1 on iTunes, we called one of the best albums of the year.
The duo is back today with a brand new remix of fellow booming electronic act Slow Magic's single "Waited 4 U". ODESZA delivers their signature-reworking full of infectious melodies and synths layered with trap inspired drums. The song's original vocals manage to shine bright for a track that will hypnotize you till the very end. This is one of our favorite remixes from ODESZA we've heard all year, it is up there with the group's remix of Zhu's "Faded" or Pretty Lights' "Lost and Found". Listen to the premiere below and grab an exclusive free download!
To all our European fans, ODESZA have just kicked off their biggest run of Europe shows to date, running through November 30th. Look below for the full list of dates.
And to our American fans, they will be kicking off phase 2 of the In Return tour February 12th in Spokane, Washington. See below for the full list of dates.
Slow Magic – Waited 4 U (ODESZA Remix) | Free Download
ODESZA UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
The French production artists Daft Punk have announced a very special release just in time for the holiday season. The godfathers of electronic music are giving us their hyped 'Alive 2007' album as a much needed double-vinyl package with a 52-page book. Dropping on December 22nd, the album was recorded in Paris as part of the duo's 2006/2007 tour – Alive - their return to the stage after a 10 year live hiatus, which also debuted their game changing pyramid stage set up. It is a pivotal live mix, whether you were at the shows or hearing of this for the very first time, and experiencing this two hour musical journey via the full and warm sounds of vinyl is a must.
Let it be known that the album has won two grammys including 'Best Electronic Album' and 'Best Electronic Single'. Also coinciding with Alive 2007, the group will simultaneously re-release 'Live 1997' also on wax. We can't wait to hear the album and check out what's inside the 52-page 'Alive 2007' book.
'Alive 2007' tracklist:
'Television Rules The Nation'
'Around The World'
'Harder Better Faster Stronger'
'Face To Face'
'One More Time'
'Forget About The World'
'Prime Time Of Your Life'
'Rollin’ And Scratchin''
'Human After All'
Eminem has been building hype around Shady XV, a new compilation album he is dropping with the rest of the Shady Records cast. After a head turning cypher with the crew (which you can hear below) earlier today, we get a fresh hot track from the album, “Detroit Vs. Everybody”.
The track features some raw verses in the following order from this star studded cast: Royce Da 5'9, Big Sean, Dej Loaf, Danny Brown, Eminem, and Trick Trick all over a smooth production from Statik Selektah. No one holds back as they all step up to deliver some of the hottest verses we've heard from the artists all year.
Listen and comment below with who you think had the hottest verse.
Shady Cypher ft. Eminem, Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf
Massive songstress Lorde has curated the soundtrack for the upcoming motion picture The Hunger Games – Mockingjay: Part 1, and today we hear a rework of the soundtrack's lead single from an unlikely source.
The production team brought on Kanye West to deliver a unique modification to “Yellow Flicker Beat”, shortened to “Flicker”. The lack of rapping from Kanye shouldn’t come as a surprise since he was initially recognized as a producer, and still plays a strong role in the production of his own material. This “rework” of the song adds the right amount of dark, spacey influence to change up the original, and draws some definite parallels from his Yeezus album.
Anyone else blown away at the fact this collaboration happened? Enjoy.
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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