We are right in the middle of summer for half the world and today are treated by a seasonal surprise from one of our favorite artists. Sax playing electro-soul pioneer GRiZ just let loose a new song titled "Summer 97’" that lives up to the name instantly transporting you to the summer state of mind. We hear the vocals from Seals and Crofts’s classic “Summer Breeze” and some of the melodies placed alongside an incredible ensemble of unreal sax and piano lines, flawless drums and just the perfect tasteful amount of GRiZ's signature gritty bass for a twist. We also hear regular GRiZ collaborator Muzzy Bear who adds the perfect soulful guitar licks to the round everyhting out.
He releases this song just a few months after his highly successful self released free album Say It Loud which was followed up with a complimenting North American tour that was almost completely sold out. He is now in the midst of a festival tour which surrounds his biggest headline show to date at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater in September and we have been informed it is on track to sell out in advance, so we’d highly suggest grabbing tickets while available. You can grab tickets to the Red Rocks show here and see all other festival dates below. Enjoy!
GRiZ – Summer ’97 (Ft. Muzzy Bearr) | Free Download
All upcoming GRiZ conerts and festival dates:
JUL 25 SAT – Center of the Universe Festival – Tulsa, OK
AUG 1 SAT – HARD Summer Music Festival – Pomona, CA
AUG 2 SUN – Electric Adventure – Atlantic City, NJ
AUG 7 FRI – Shambhala Music Festival – Salmo, BC
AUG 14 FRI – Summer Set Afterparty – Somerset, WI
AUG 29 SAT – Imagine Music Festival – Atlanta, GA
SEP 4 FRI – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
SEP 6 FRI – Electric Zoo Festival – New York, NY
SEP 17 THU – Symbiosis Gathering – Oakdale, CA
SEP 18 FRI – Kaaboo Festival – Del Mar, CA
SEP 25 FRI – Livewire – Scottsdale, AZ
SEP 25 FRI – Life is Beautiful Festival – Las Vegas, NV
OCT 2 FRI – Austin City Limits Music Festival – Austin, TX
OCT 9 FRI – Austin City Limits Music Festival – Austin, TX
OCT 30 FRI – Suwannee Hulaween – Live Oak, FL
JAN 3 SUN – Holy Ship 2016 – Miami, FL
Today we have an exciting new track from globally known Dutch DJ and producer R3HAB, who’s been riding the international festival circuit. He has taken on rising singer ZZ Ward's newest single “LOVE 3X”, and surprised everyone with a trap-styled festival anthem remix. He completely restructures the song with suspenseful buildups and newly added guitar lines, while allowing ZZ Ward’s smooth vocals to shine through, leading to frenzy inducing drops. We are excited to premiere the stream of the song below and we will keep you posted on a release date for the full remix package. Enjoy!
ZZ Ward – LOVE 3X (R3HAB Remix)
Australian taste-making producer Ta-Ku is prepping for the release of his highly anticipated Songs To Make Up To EP releasing via both A-Trak's Fools Gold and Aussie label Future Classic. We’ve previously heard “Long Time No See” and “Love Again” from this 8-track EP, and now he’s blessed us with another hit off the project titled "Down For You."
Enlisting the alluring vocal talents of Alina Baraz, Ta-Ku introduces a minimalist piano intro and brings in percussion & strutting, melodic synths to provide the perfect sensual, atmospheric foundation for Alina’s sultry vocals to float on top. This new track is surely one of the sexiest tunes he’s produced to date, and we can only hope these two collaborate on more tracks as their chemistry is undeniable on this song. Enjoy and be sure to grab a copy of Songs To Make Up To.
Ta-Ku – Down For You (feat. Alina Baraz) | iTunes
Dutch future house pioneer, Oliver Heldens, made his initial break with the TSIS premiered “Overdrive (Gecko)” becoming one of the biggest tracks of 2014, and has been touring festivals ever since. It seems that 2015 is proving to be an even bigger year for the young producer. Kicking the year off with his monster collab with Zeds Dead, “You Know," Heldens now announces that he will be launching his own record label called Heldeep Records.
Heldeep Records will serve as a platform for young artists to begin their careers with the guidance of the poster child young producer Heldens himself. For the first release, Heldens is simultaneously revealing his mystery alias, HI-LO, a step into the more heavy bass side of the dance world. He has now put out the project's second track as his label's first release with, "Renegade Mastah." HI-LO's gritty sound truly shines through on "Renegade Mastah" with its scratching bassline and rattling industrial percussion, giving Wildchild’s vintage classic vocals a bass house facelift.
Listen to the full stream of “Renegade Mastah” below and look out for its official release on July 20th via Heldeep Records and much more from the budding producer and label. Enjoy.
HI-LO – Renegade Mastah
Montreal bass force SNAILS continues to spread his signature Vomitstep sound riding high off the very succesful independent free EP #FREETHEVOMIT EP. This follows up his collabs with Jack U on "Holla Out" and Big Gigantic on "Funk With Me,", and not to mention him currently being on his near sold out North American Snailin USA Pt 2 tour.
Well today, SNAILS is giving back to his fans by releasing his first ever recorded live set capturing the epic event that was EDC Las Vegas 2015 this year and it is BIG to say the least. SNAILS sticks with his SNAILED IT! roots and of course has plenty of ID and unreleased tracks to keep you guessing including a VIP of his collaboration with Jack U on "Holla Out," an unreleased remix of "Lean On" from Dillon and Jauz alongside a slew of new SNAILS tunes and favorites. He will passing out the set as a free download and will release the tracklist once the mix hits 200k plays. Enjoy
Be sure to catch SNAILS on his North American SNAILIN USA PT 2 Tour and you can see all the dates below and grab tix on his website here.
SNAILS – EDC Las Vegas 2015 | Free Download
Southern California based reggae / rock band Slightly Stoopid has a place in most weeds smokers hearts and continue to kill it touring wise year after year. They have their 8th studio album Meanwhile…Back At The Lab that has just released and we have the premiere of one of the best tracks from the record, “Guns In Paradise”. The song captures their signature hybrid blend of hip-hop, reggae and rock that couldn’t be more fit for the summer weather. The singing and rapping intertwine with the acoustic plucking and horn playing for a combination that they do best. Listen to the premiere of the song below and grab a copy of the album on iTunes released via their own Stoopid Records. Enjoy!
Slightly Stoopid – Guns In Paradise | iTunes
Electric Forest Defines the Idea Of A “Secret Set” With Skrillex, Datsik, 12th Planet, SNAILS, Mr. Carmack and Big Gigantic [Editorial + Photo + Video]Posted in Bangin, Chill, Events, News by Bryan | Tags: 12th Planet, Big Gigantic, Carmack, Cherub, Crizzly, Datsik, Electric Forest, Honeycomb, Mr. Carmack, OWSLA, Secret Sets, Selection, Skrillex, SNAILS, Team Supreme, Vaski
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Even before the now infamous TSIS secret closing party with Big Gigantic and Cherub, which took place on top of RV’s in General Admission camping the last night of Electric Forest, Thissongissick.com already had two other epic secret sets under our belts that will go down as festival folklore for years to come.
We were slated to curate the “Good Life” stage located in VIP camping on Friday night and amassed a collection of bass brethren to throw down a very rare b2b2b2b2b2b take-over that kicked off at 3AM. After decimating the main stage crowd with a close out set, OWSLA head honcho and Jack Ü co-captain Skrillex lead the charge and was joined behind the decks by Firepower Records ace Datsik, SMOG general and last minute festival addition 12th Planet, vomitstep aficionado Snails, pizza-gang advocate and crunk-step innovator Crizzly, and dubstep maverick Vaski.
All six DJs/producers took the stage together across four CDJs. The song selection was nothing short of organized chaos as bass banger after bass banger melted the faces of all 1000+ attendee’s that packed the very intimate tent till just past 6AM.
Recreating something as stacked and intimate as this set was a daunting challenge, but a series of blessed events opened the door for another secret set Saturday night. This time marked our first return to the luminous forest since the iconic 2012 TSIS secret set that gave birth to Big Grizmatik (Big Gigantic + GRiZ + Gramatik). One of the most forward thinking producers in the game Mr. Carmack was chosen as man to start the night off, and ended up delivering much more.
As we commandeered the Grand Artique stage around 4:30AM, Mr. Carmack took a seat and went into the mix for 4 hours and played the perfect blend of soul, funk gritty bass, hip-hop and more. He not only unloaded an uncountable amount of unreleased originals and remixes from himself and friends, but then moved into mo-town hits, R&B classics and more for one of the most eclectic sets anyone in attendance had ever experienced.
There was a cast of other artists from the festival that were set to follow, but Mr. Carmack was nailing the vibe so perfectly that they allowed him to keep going.
Then, something magical happened toward the middle / end of Mr. Carmack's set. Newcomer hip-hop MC Honeycomb started beatboxing over the producer's funky beats. Having picked up on the vibes from the sidelines, the two were soon accompanied on stage by The Fungineer members Lafa Taylor, Kyrian Bobeerian and Honey LaRochelle, who delivered an unbelievable display of vocal talents alongside bass player Simply B (Brandon B Barker). It became a completely organic live band that even saw Carmack switch from Traktor to drum duties.
This unintentionally became one of the most outrageous and unexpected live musical experiences we've been apart of yet, and was further enhanced by a pristine sunrise that spread throughout the forest.
To be completely honest, we aren't sure if any other festival could house something so special and secretive compared to what the Thissongissick secret sets at Electric Forest became this year. We'd like to thank the Electric Forest team for the opportunity to craft these very special parties, and both Ryan Hug and Michael Silberman for their added assistantce. But most importantly, we'd love to thank those who attended these unforgetable performances with us so late in the evening. You best believe that 2016 will see another round of secret sets sponored by Thissongissick, so start planning your Electric Forest trip now! Enjoy
Chicago based trio Autograf continue to impress with yet another track to add to their non-stop trail of new music following up remixes of Fat Boy Slim's "Mad Flava" and Alesso's "Cool" along with their debut oriignal "Dream." Today we have a surprising remix of Avicii's house single "Waiting For Love", which they have proceeded to completely recreate. New drums, funky synth lines, colorful piano plays and an infectious xylophone melody, gives us a signature Autograf hit. The trio maintain a club ready upbeat tempo to the song while still leaving us with something full of tropical vibes. Listen to the song below and we will keep you posted on a release date. Enjoy!
Avicii – Waiting For Love (Autograf Remix)
Say hello to one of UK's latest exports making a global name going simply by Braxton who's been turning out seriously impressive remixes with his own unique funky house styling and today we are lucky enough to be debuting his latest. He’s stepped up to the plate taking on Ciara’s classic hit “Ride” for a surprisingly smooth new house rendition fo the song. Ciara's vocals lay perfectly with the new drums, piano line and all for a song that will have you hitting replay nonstop. Listen to the premiere of the song below and grab a free download thanks to Braxton. Enjoy!
Ciara – Ride (Braxton Remix) | Free Download
French producer Mercer is building some steam as we just heard him on his collab remix with DJ Snake of Tchami's "Afterlife" and epic bootleg remix of Fatboy Slim's iconic track "Praise You" and now is back with another. He has teamed up with New Jersey based producer 4B who is been making waves online the past few months with a collab remix with Flosstradamus of Fetty Wap's "My Way" amongst many other notable remixes. The talented producers have teamed up for a collab single through Diplo's infamous Mad Decent label, delivering a fittingly extremely monstrous electro style bounce track properly titled "Bounce". The track revolves around the punchy drums, eerie synths and perfect vocal chop filled drops that couldn't sound anymore perfect for djs to play out religiously. Stream the exclusive premiere of the song below and pick up your copy via Mad Decent. Enjoy
MERCER & 4B – Bounce | iTunes
Tchami Releases Must Hear “Afterlife” Remix EP Ft. DJ Snake & Mercer, Jauz, San Holo, Point Point & MorePosted in Bangin by nick | Tags: DJ Snake, Ep, Jauz, Malaa, Mercer, Point Point, Remix, San Holo, Tchami
French producer Tchami has been hard at work expanding the future house sound and no one seems to be able to keep up. He released his succesful single "Afterlife" a few months ago, and now has dropped an all-star remix pack featuring remixes from DJ Snake & Mercer, Jauz, Point Point, San Holo, and Malaa with the producers putting their respective signature touches on each track. This only gets us more excited for what more Tchami has in store. Stream the remix EP below and pick up your copy tomorrow July 7th. Enjoy
Tchami – Afterlife Remix EP
Holy Ship Drops Huge Lineups For Both 2016 Weekends Featuring DJ Snake, Porter Robinson, Kaskade, Dillon Francis, RL Grime b2b Baauer, ODESZA & MorePosted in Bangin, Chill, Events by nick | Tags: 2016, Baauer, Dillon Francis, DJ Snake, Holy Ship, Kaskade, Lineup, ODESZA, Porter Robinson, RL Grime
The original traveling festival cruise Holy Ship! is back with lineups for the 2016 edition of the festival. The first weekend takes place over January 3rd – 6th going to Coco Cay in the Bahamas, with the second weekend February 10th – 13th on Grand Bahama Island.
The first weekend has headliners Kaskade, Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus, ODESZA, Steve Aoki, GRiZ, Robin Schulz, Hudson Mohawke, Gorgon City, MK, Brodinski, Bakermat, GTA, Lee Foss, Rustie, Slow Magic, and much much more.
The second weekend packs a different flavor featuring Dillon Francis, Chromeo, Porter Robinson, a reunion RL Grime B2B Baauer set, Boyz Noize, Flux Pavillion, Tchami, What So Not, Cashmere Cat, Justin Martin, Thomas Jack, Gramatik, Snakehips, Jauz, Shiba San, Felix da Housecat, Busy P, SNBRN, Marshmellow, Alex Metric, The M Machine, Cory Enemy, amongst too many others to name.
With every year selling out, do whatever you can to reserve a spot on the weekend you want, or put yourself on the waiting list. This is something everyone should experience at least once, if not every year. Check out the 2015 Holy Ship recap video below. Enjoy
Yogi & Skrillex – Burial (Ft. Pusha T, Trollphace & Moody Good) : Must See Music Video with Cameo From Dennis RodmanPosted in Bangin, Video by nick | Tags: Dennis Rodman, Moody Good, Music Video, Pusha T, Skrillex, Trollphace, Yogi
LA based producer trio Yogi first made their mark in the dance scene with their massive hit "Burial" featuring rapper Pusha T, followed by huge remix EP from Skrillex, Trollphace, Moody Good and Crookers. Well, today they have dropped visuals for the hit song but with a twist. They have combined the original with Trollphace / Skrillex and Moody Good's remixes to create a whole new track specifically for the music video. Grant Singer who has done videos for Kanye West, Vic Mensa, The Weeknd, and more directed the music video and did it perfect justice. The video shows a group of eerie dancers doing unique routines and causing a ruckus until NBA legend Dennis Rodman shuts them down. Stream the music video below and we will keep you posted on a release for the new version. Enjoy
Yogi & Skrillex – Burial (Ft. Pusha T, Trollphace & Moody Good) (Official Music Video)
LA based producer Protohype who we last heard on his collaboration with Two Fresh on "Gutta" has linked up with LA producer Paper Diamond for one of the next summer trap anthems titled "Let's Go." We've been hearing the song teased live and also heard in Snails' Volume 2 edition of his "Snailed It Mix" and today we get to hear the full song. The producers combine their musical styles with big melodies, heavy drums and a relentless trapped out drop to pair up with Armanni Reign's vocals giving us just what we want. Stream the full song below and pick up your copy of "The Dog House" EP set to release through Datsik's Firepower Records label July 3rd. Enjoy
Protohype & Paper Diamond – Let's Go Ft. Armanni Reign
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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