After releasing a series of tracks including an impressive remix of A$AP Rocky's "Fashion Killa", San Francisco producer Blackbird Blackbird has hit us up to premiere his first release of 2015. The new song titled "Sakura 桜の花" does not disappoint offering a dreamy uplifting future bass journey. We hear some influences from all over the board all pieced together for a refreshing track, complete with a free download. Enjoy!
Blackbird Blackbird – Sakura | Free Download
Washington based producer and one half of the duo Hotel Garuda, Manila Killa, has been gaining tons of buzz in the digital world with a string of remixes including, most recently, his spin on Dawn Golden's "All I Want" and London Grammar's "Strong" among many others. His latest remix target is LA-based indie band Smallpools and their debut single "Karaoke" from their forthcoming LOVETAP! album. Manila Killa slows things down on this one adding brand new piano lines and unique percussion elements leaving us with a refreshing new tune. Listen to the premiere below and grab an exclusive free download for our readers thanks to Manila Killa and Smallpools. Enjoy
Smallpools – Karaoke (Manila Killa Remix) | Free Download
Electric Forest 2015 Lineup Impresses Everyone With Bassnectar, Skrillex, Flume, Big Gigantic & Much MorePosted in Bangin, Chill, Events, News by nick | Tags: Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Electric Forest, Flume, Lineup, Skrillex
It's no surprise that here at TSIS, one of our favorite music festivals in the world is the unique 4 day festival Electric Forest which manages to live up to the name with the festival taking place in the middle of a forest. Every year the festival manages to bring an impressive variety of both electronic and live acts, and for 2015 the lineup is no different.
Headliners this year include Bassnectar, Skrillex, Flume, Kaskade, Big Gigantic and of course The String Cheese Incident.
Other top acts include Carl Cox, Claude Von Stroke, Break Science, Datsik, Flux Pavilion, G-Eazy, Gramatik, Green Velvet, Lettuce, John Digweed, Carnage, Lotus, ODESZA, Paul Oakenfold, Phantogram, Sphongle, Tchami, The Motet and Yonder Mountain String Band.
All early bird tickets and VIP packages have sold out, but you can still grab some of the remaining tickets while they last. If there is one festival you attend this summer, this should be it. Buy tickets here
A$AP Rocky continues to raise buzz for his upcoming album with an official music video for one of the lead singles "Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2", which follows up "Multiply". We see some extra lo-fi visuals full of tripped out effects bringing the track to life.
We also hear anothern new song from Rocky previewed half way through the video, the same way this song was previewed at the end of Multiply. The video ends with a tribute image of the recently passed A$AP Yams.
A$AP Rocky – Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2 | iTunes
Alison Wonderland Brings Out McLovin In New Shocking “U Don’t Know” Music Video Featuring The Flaming Lips Frontman Wayne CoynePosted in Bangin, Video by Jake | Tags: Alison Wonderland, McLovin, Music Video, Wayne Coyne
Alison Wonderland exploded outside of her Australian homeland last year with her I Want U EP and has launched into 2015 with some more exciting news. The Aussie producer / DJ / singer will be releasing her debut studio album, titled Run, on March 20th and April 7th in both Australia and US respectively. Today we get the full version off the album's lead single "U Don't Know" which features an impressive feature from The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, who adds some fitting, smooth lyrics that bounce between Alison's own lines perfectly.
The song is released along with a full production music video that's inspired by an idea Alison had. It features Christopher Mintz-Plasse, better known as McLovin in Superbad, as the video's co-star alongside Alison herself. We see some shocking scenes of Alison being tied up that lead to an unexpected twist at the end that ties things together nicely. Enjoy!
Alison Wonderland – U Don't Know (Ft. Wayne Coyne) (Official Music Video) | iTunes
Live electronic group Exmag continue to break the down walls between musical genres with their latest original, a collaboration with Oakland based artist Russ Liquid. Fusing elements of live funk and jazz with a refreshing electronic twist, the group continues to deliver something exciting. The song is full of incredible keyboard melodies, captivating guitar riffs and some smooth sax. You can listen to the premiere of "VCR" below and grab an exclusive free download. Enjoy!
Colorado fans, Exmag is set to come through on a special CO run with support from Gibbz, Marvel Years, BRANX and Kinetic Groove and you can catch Russ Liquid in Denver tonight. See all the dates below.
Exmag & Russ Liquid – VCR | Free Download
There's something to be said about remixes that take a completely different approach from the original, and that is exactly what we have with this unexpected take on A$AP Rocky’s “F*ckin’ Problem.” Last fall, the talented singer Xavier Dunn did a pretty amazing, laid-back cover of the popular song, and today we bring you a refreshing remix of the cover. Belgium duo Vijay & Sofia Zlatko combined their talents with Denmark producer Kasúal to release an upbeat deep house remix that highlights the vocals and guitar perfectly. Listen and grab a free download below. Enjoy!
A$AP Rocky – F*ckin' Problems Ft Xavier Dunn (Vijay & Sofia Zlatko, Kasúal Remix) | Free Download
Buzzing electronic duo ODESZA have not been short on content the past year thanks to the release of their massive debut album "In Return" , on top of a non stop stream of remixes from the record, and an impressive remix of Slow Magic's "Waited 4 U". Today, we have the latest track that ODESZA have chosen to work their magic on, taking Portland based producer RAC's song "We Belong" featuring vocals from singer Katie Herzig, and turning it into audio gold as expected. ODESZA have put their magical touch on the track by adding brand new keys, subtle sound effects, and a synth-filled future bass drop making the track complete. Listen to the song below and we will keep you posted on a download. Enjoy
RAC – We Belong feat Katie Herzig (ODESZA Remix) | Stream Only
Chicago trap kings Flosstradamus are back on our radar with the much anticipated release of their new single "SOUNDCLASH" featuring London based producer TroyBoi. This is a step back in the hype direction they are known for, a change up from recently released extra-chill songs like their original "Rebound" or remix of Raury's "God's Whisper". "SOUNDCLASH" brings a newer sound from Floss thanks to Troyboi, carrying out a gritty video game inspired twist. Stream the full song below and grab it on iTunes as it released today through Ultra Records. Enjoy!
Flosstradamus & Troyboi – SOUNDCLASH | iTunes
Toronto based producer Hunter Siegel has been on a roll with recent releases including his massive collaboration with Zeds Dead, a remix of Jack U's "Take U There", his original electro single "Waiting Up" and many more. Today we get a premiere of the radio edit of one of his biggest musical releases to date "Let Me Love You Right" with Toronto based singer Kai on the vocals. The song builds upon the future house sound in Hunter's unique fashion; full of infectious piano riffs and his signature bass drops that tie the entire track together. You can stream the premeire below and pick it up on iTunes through Big Beat. Enjoy!
Hunter Siegel – Let Me Love You Right (FT. Kai) | iTunes
Kendrick Lamar out of nowhere just released a brand new track that is sure to be on his hyped upcoming sophomore studio album. The song, "The Blacker the Berry" is produced by Boi-1da and features an eerie downtempo synth filled beat with some smooth classic hip-hop drums. This paints a more raw side of what's to expect from the upcoming album following up "I". Enjoy!
Kendrick Lamar – The Blacker the Berry
French producer / DJ Madeon is just over a month away from releasing his highly anticipated album "Adventure" which we have been informed, will feature collaborations with bands Bastille, Foster the People and even Passion Pit. Today we get our hands on the song with Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit; it's a disco infused production with the perfect blend of organic upbeat indie influence. It will be hard not to keep this song on repeat so stream in full below and most of all. Enjoy!
Madeon – Pay No Mind (ft. Passion Pit) | Pre-Order on iTunes
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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