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
Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd released his radio single "Can't Feel My Face" a few weeks back and now the remixes are rolling in. Today we hear a chilled out house take on the song from Dutch producer Keljet. He speeds the track up to a house tempo and adds new melodies, punchy drums, and funky basslines; leaving room for Abel's untouched vocals to shine through. This only gets us excited for more to come from Keljet. Stream the song below and no sign of a download yet but we will keep you updated. Enjoy
The Weeknd – Can't Feel My Face (Keljet Edit) | Stream Only
Marc Kinchen aka MK is one of the founders of the Deep House genre since way back in the 90's, yet only began DJ'ing and truly carving the name he currently holds today beginning in 2012. Well, the living icon has been working hard on his long awaited debut studio artist album, and today we are extremely happy to share the very first single from the project. This song "Bring Me To Life" is everything we could want and more from MK. It's an upbeat, feel good deep house anthem with some amazing soulful vocals to set everything off. We hear his signature drums and piano lines lay perfectly within the instant hit. It's the type of song you not only don't want to end but find yourself replaying far too much. Listen below to the song and please pick up a copy July 31st. Enjoy!
MK – Bring Me To Life (Ft. Milly Pye)
Seattle based producer duo ODESZA continue their epic stream of content with a brand new remix of Emancipator's "Eve II", following up their remix of RAC's "We Belong" , along with their album In Return among much more. The duo take a melodic chill house approach on the song with unique percussion, colorful melodies and infectious piano lines to bring the track together perfectly. You can stream the song and grab a free download or support through the link below. Enjoy
Emancipator – Eve II (ODESZA Remix) | Free Download
Vancouver based producer and TSIS regular Vanic never seems to disappoint and today is back following up his previous releases "Cops" and "Borderline" with a brand new take on Major Lazer's single "Be Together" featuring Wild Belle on the vocals now properly titled "Be Together 2.0". The song instantly shows those feel good vibes with colorful melodies, hard hitting drums, relentless melodic drops and Wild Belle's insane vocals on top creating a future bass masterpiece. This only gets us more excited for what Vanic has coming. Stream the full song below and we will keep you posted on a release date. Be sure to catch Vanic on his North American tour with full dates below. Enjoy
Vanic X Major Lazer X Wild Belle – Be Together
North American tour dates below:
Jul 11 Sugar Nightclub Victoria, Canada
Jul 16 District 30 Sacramento, CA
Jul 17 Whiskey Bar Portland, OR
Jul 18 Global Dance Festival Morrison, CO
Jul 22 Foundation Nightclub Seattle, WA
Jul 23 The Mid Chicago, IL
Jul 24 Webster Hall New York, NY
Jul 25 SoundGarden Hall Philadelphia, PA
Aug 14 AVALON HOLLYWOOD Los Angeles, CA
Aug 15 Harlot San Francisco, CA
Aug 16 Sisu Uptown Dallas, TX
Aug 22 Monrach Theatre Phoenix, AZ
Stephen Colbert recently ended his iconic show The Colbert Report on Comedy Central with the exciting news of taking over The Tonight Show, but temporarily he is in between shows until The Tonight Show is ready for him. Well Stephen Colbert couldn't hold back from hosting a show and took matter into his own hands and visited the small town of Monroe, Michigan and took over their local Public Access show "Only In Monroe" and stepped in as the guest host. To make things even better he brought out a guest for this special edition of the show, and the guest is none other then Eminem.
Now if that doesn't already have you sold, just sit back and watch this simply hilarious, just under 60 minute long talk show. Stephen starts off delivering a funny tale between a local business and a Yelp customer which then brings us to the prize of the show with Eminem. I honestly can't figure out if Eminem is joking around and acting, or if geniuenly gets pissed off at Stephen's purposeful igornanace of Eninem's massive career writing it off as a hobby that he should just give up on.
Grab some pop corn, sit back, and watch one of the funnier interviews we've seen in quite some time. Enjoy!
Flume has began teasing tracks from his long awaited followup sophomore studio album that is still currently untitled. We recently heard one of the first songs “Some Minds” which was debuted with an incredible music video. Well today we get something new, a refreshing, expectedly epic remix of fellow Aussie act Collarbones and their single “Turning.” This song steps in a more indie house direction then we’ve seen from Flume, thanks to the indie nature of Collarbones and shows us a side that is equally as exciting. The drums and ambience propel the song with vocal chops and some cinematic drops. Listen below and pick up your copy. Enjoy!
Collarbones – Turning (Flume Remix) | 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