Big Sean, Drake and Kanye West all link up for the video for “Blessings” which is taken from Sean’s recent studio album Dark Sky Paradise. We get a very minimalistic video done in all black and white with all three rappers delivering their verses with not an ounce of fucking around, fitting with the serious tone of the track. Watch the powerful video below. Enjoy!
Long time TSIS favorite and recent CO to LA transplant Paper Diamond has been building excitement around his upcoming Raindrops EP; and today we get the premiere of the song "Take Me Away". PD steps into new territory bringing in some elements of future bass with his beat centric brand of trap for a seamless combination. Listen to the premiere of the song below and grab a free download, and look out for the rest of the EP dropping this Friday. Enjoy!
Also, don't miss as Paper Diamond is taking over the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre this summer supporting Zeds Dead at Dead Rocks, alongside Dillon Francis and Mija.
Paper Diamond – Take Me Away | Free Download
3/3/2015 Lafayette, IN Lafayette Theater
3/4/2015 Madison, WI Majestic Madison
3/5/2015 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
3/6/2015 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater
3/7/2015 Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall
3/12/2015 San Francisco, CA Ruby Skye
3/13/2015 Los Angeles, CA Avalon
3/19/2015 Haarlem, NL Patronaat
3/20/2015 Paris, FR Showcase
3/26/2015 Vinius, LT Loftas
3/27/2015 London, UK Birthdays
3/28/2015 Munich, DE Yip Yab
4/10 – 4/12 Austin, TX Euphoria Festival
6/4 – 6/7 Ozark, AR Wakarusa
7/2/2015 Morrison, CO Red Rocks
Mad Decent continues to position itself as one of the most forward thinking tastemaker labels in the electronic world and today we are happy to premiere the latest release from Netherland based artist Boaz Van De Beatz. The producer has gained steam lately, being played out by everyone from Diplo, Skrillex, Major Lazer and more. Today we hear one of the hottest tracks from his EP Horse Force titled "Guappa" which features both Riff Raff and Mr. Polska. The track is focused around verses from Riff and Mr. Poska's over an out-of-control, unique sounding trap foundation. Listen to the premiere of the full song below and you can pick up a copy through iTunes via Mad Decent. Enjoy!
Boaz Van De Beatz – Guappa (feat. RiFF RAFF & Mr. Polska) | iTunes
After teasing "All Day", the newest Kanye West track that was debuted at the Brit Awards live last week has been leaked in full quality. This song is the second off his forthcoming still very mysterious new studio album So Help Me God, which we now have the artwork for, above. This song featuring some nicely placed vocal features from Allan Kingdom, Theophilus London and even some whistling from Paul McCartney (Which apparently warrants getting a feature when you are that big). Not every Kanye West song is one you can replay endlessly, but this is definitely of them. Listen to the newly leaked full version below, enjoy!
Kanye West – “All Day” (Feat. Allan Kingdom, Theophilus London, & Paul McCartney)
Last fall Diplo and his Mad Decent crew set out to the seas for their first ever cruise ship, the fittingly titled Mad Decent Boat Party. The 4 day long event went down in history as some of the most ratchet, out of control, and equally epic days for all those who had ever attended, including some of our team. Well the Norwegian Pearl cruiselines have somehow let Diplo and his crew take the boat over once more.
The 2015 edition of the Mad Decent Boat Party will be departing from Miami on November 11th and the ship will set course to the brand new private beach of Cozumel, Mexico and will return on November 15th.
The lineup this year is also somehow even better featuring headliners Jack Ü, Diplo, Skrillex, Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus, ILoveMakkonen, Major Lazer, Thomas Jack, A-Trak, G-Eazy and many more others including Alison Wonderland, Ape Drums, Borgore, Brazzabelle, Brillz, Brunch Bounce, Chris Lorenzo, Dirty South Joe, Eli & Fur, ETC!ETC!, Gent & Jawns, Giraffage, Grandtheft, Hayden James, HoodboiJauz, Jubilee, Keys N Krates, Lunice, Martin Solveig, Mija, MØ, Nadastrom, Oliver Heldens, Party Favor, Paul Devro, Sam Feldt, Shash'U, Skrillex, Smalltown DJS, Snakehips, TJR, Torro Torro, Troyboi, TWRK, and more!
Everyone who went last year has already booked cabins for this year, and convinced all their friends to do the same. It's going to be selling out far in advanced this year, so if you can make it work, do whatever you can to make it out for this year. Pre-book your cabins now while they are still available. We hope to see you all out on the boat this year!
Today we are happy to present a new act going by Karma Fields who reached out to us about a new song "Build The Cities" featuring Kerli on the vocals. Following in the same path as Zhu and other mysterious acts, little is known about Karma Fields other than they've created this fresh dance song that borders the deeper side of electro and house with a very melodic twist. "Build The Cities" will take you on a rollercoaster ride that you won't want to stop. We have word the track first appeared in an alleged hacking of the Monstercat live stream, the same record label that has released the track. You can stream the song below and grab a copy on iTunes via Monstercat. Enjoy
Karma Fields – Build The Cities (Ft. Kerli) | iTunes
As Action Bronson continues to approach the March 24th release of his highly antipated debut studio album Mr. Wonderful, we get our hands on one of the most buzzed cuts on the release. "Baby Blue" is a collaboration with Chance the Rapper and is produced by UK legend Mark Ronson. The chemistry of both rappers is off the charts over Ronson's unbeatble prodcution. Enjoy!
Action Bronson - Baby Blue ft. Chance The Rapper (Prod. Mark Ronson) | Stream Only
Diplo's dancehall group Major Lazer has been riding the success of their huge Free The Universe album released last year; a year that saw them headlining countless festivals and Mad Decent Block Parties across the globe. Well they have a new record coming out this year and today they've linked up with DJ Snake for what could be one of the biggest dance anthems of 2015. "Lean On" is both reggae, trap, pop and more for a unique and instant hit. From the organic reggae drums to the insanely catchy melody the track is tied together by MØ's perfect vocals. Listen to the full version below and pick up your copy and be prepared to hear this one a lot this year. Enjoy!
Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On (feat. MØ) | iTunes
Chicago hosts the Louder Than A Bomb youth poetry festival and during it's 15th anniversary Chi town's very own Chance the Rapper drops us off a light hearted treat. He changes things up and beatboxes and instead leaves rapping duties to Alec Baldwin. He manages to read off lines from Carl Sandburg’s poem “Chicago.” Watch the unexpected clip above. Enjoy!
Trance living icon ATB is no stranger to the EDM world and recently just surprised us with an official remix of Ellie Goulding's hit single "Love Me Like You Do" to prepare us for his tenth studio album. He completely restructures the song giving it a trance meet progressive house feel letting Ellie's vocals shine bright. Stream the full song below and grab a free download thanks to ATB. Enjoy!
Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do (ATB Remix) | Free Download
One of the most heard trap tunes of the past few months is "Drop Top" from Flosstradamus and today they breathe new life into it with an exciting remix from two of the genre's finest. Party Favor and Meaux Green both link up to completely flip the song upside down for a brand new anthemic remix full of beefed up drums and some new siren sounding synths. Listen to the full version of this song and look out for a download later this month via Ultra Records. Enjoy!
Flosstradamus - Drop Top ft. Travis Porter (Party Favor & Meaux Green Remix)
One of our favorite New York acts is without a doubt the always fresh duo The Knocks. We’ve featured them an extensive amount on TSIS over the years. Well the guys have been locked in the studio for the past few months and have said they have accumulated nearly 3 albums worth of material. To celebrate the end of the studio sessions they have released a brand new song “Dancing With Myself”, and while there’s no details on if this is on an upcoming album or just a one off, it’s pretty amazing. We hear a slightly downtempo side full of infectious synths and piano lines and even an epic sax solo at the very end of the track. Enjoy!
The Knocks – Dancing With Myself
Last year, the unbelievable producer 20syl, one member of French DJ group C2C, dropped off one of the most memorable remixes of the year with his bootleg spin on Rihanna’s “Stay”. His downtempo electro-soul twist on the track was begging for someone to rap over, and today I have for you exactly that. Nas co-signed rapper Fashawn has stepped up to the challenge completely re-imagining the song adding fresh new rap verses in between Rihanna's light vocals samples left intact. The chemistry of this song is through the roof, listen below and grab a free download. Enjoy!
Rihanna – Stay (20syl X Fashawn Version) | Free Download
Apart of the TDE family alongside Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul just leaked a vicious, near 3 minute, freestyle without any approval from the label, stating "I might get dropped from the label for this 1, but fuck it…"
The appropriately titled "47 Bars" features a smooth production, thanks to Hip-Hop legend The Alchemist, that paves the way for Ab-Soul to come in and perfectly lay non stop bars. From puns about Spiderman to dogging on guys wearing capes, Ab-Soul manages to leave no one untouched. Listen to the freestyle below and enjoy!
Ab-Soul – 47 Bars
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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