By masterfully bluring the lines between the worlds of hip-hop and electronic music RL Grime has established himself as one of the most exciting names in the scene. After countless viral remixes, 2 impressive EP's, and even doing production for other artists he is on the heels of releasing his debut artist album VOID.
The album is set to release on November 17th and we've already gotten our hands on the first two singles. Today we get the latest with the new track "Scylla". With this one, we hear a darker, more cinematic side of RL packed full of powerful horns that only get us more excited for what this record has in store. The pre-order for RL Grime's album VOID just launched today, sign up for a copy of the album and get "Scylla" as an instant free download. Listen below to the premiere of the song and pre-order your copy of VOID to get a free download. Enjoy!
RL Grime – Scylla | Pre-Order VOID Album
Long time TSIS supported artists, Manic Focus is approaching the release of his latest album. We first heard the singles "On The Horizon" followed up by ""Bumpin In The Voodoo" featuring Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic and today we have the last single before the album's release. Looking to be Manic Focus' best work to date the drop is just days away through the new record label Liberated Music.
This new track "Life Goes On" is actually a collaboration with new his label head GRiZ and couldn't have turned out any better. The collaboration brings out the best in both artists leaving us with something really special. The live instruments and samples come together for a perfect blend of chilled out soulful energy. It's the type of song that will have you hitting replay after the very first listen to truly soak it in. Listen to the premiere of the song below and grab a free download of Manic's new album on Tuesday. Enjoy!
Manic Focus – Life Goes On Ft. GRiZ
Just a few days ago Feed Me and Kill the Noise unleashed their much anticipated follow up collaboration "Far Away" and teased that there was a full music video to be accompanying it. They let it be known that it was going to be premiering on Adult Swim which set the tone for expectations, which it has fully lived up to. Watch the producers as they have been animated into this epic journey and the song is available to pick up if you want to grab a copy. Side note, the characters were originally drawn by 6 year old kids. Enjoy!
Feed Me & Kill The Noise – Far Away | iTunes
Diplo and Skrillex's newest joint project Jack U, the collaboration powerhouse that has headlined some select 2014 events including Ultra and Hard Summer, is rumored to also have a proper release -album, EP, or mixtape- in the works. We heard the first track from the duo “Take U There”, just over a month ago, which featured singer Kiesza and gave us the first taste of Jack U's production. This weekend we got to hear what else the guys have been cooking up in their brand new 2 hour long Jack U mix for Diplo and Friends radio show.
Their is so much unreleased music in this mix that it’s almost overwhelming. The producers have unveiled their collaboration with 2 Chainz called “Febreeze”; and a collaboration with exploding bass producer SNAILS which is currently untitled, yet sounds like one of biggest tunes on the entire mix. A few more Jack U songs called “Cumbia Maluca” and “Jungle Bae” are peppered throughout the mix. Diplo also gave us the debut his collaboration with DJ Snake “Drop” in the form of the Boxinbox & Lionsize remix. DJ Snake made another debut as his remix of Skrillex’s “Dirty Vibe” was slipped in as well.
Sit back and enjoy 2 hours of mostly unreleased music that proves why these two are some of the most influential guys in the scene right now. Enjoy!
Daft Punk are responsible for some of the most notable dance anthems ever created; this undeniable fact has historically seen few producers step up to the challenge of remixing or bootleging any of their tracks. Earlier this year, we saw Dillon Francis step up to the plate and flip an official remix to "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger", turning it into a bass heavy trap banger that tore up festivals all summer.
Today we have an exciting new bootleg from producer duo Black Boots. Delivering an impressive remix of the Daft Punk classic "One More Time" we speculate that it could even be deemed official. There is definitely some strong Flume influence in this future bass rendition of the track; highlighting the original vocals and melody while managing to turn it into a completely new track. Listen below and grab a free download. Enjoy!
Daft Punk – One More Time (Black Boots Remix) | Free Download
Bassnectar has been known to do things a little different, one area that specifically sets him apart is how in tune he is with his massive fan base. Where some producers are far-away unreachable figures, the latest song from Bassnectar was actually born from a fan literally reaching out to the producer's e-mail and sending him tracks.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Bassnectar told about how "a lot of fans send me music, either tipping me off to songs they want me to remix, asking for production tips or to see if I want to collaborate."
Craz, an aspiring producer out of New York, sent something that hit the massive producer in just the right way. "I could hear a lot of ways that his ideas could be more explosive and complete and asked if he wanted to team up on that song."
The result is a track that goes back to the older roots of Bassnectar, surly to make many long time bassheads happy as it is full of reggae-styled vocals, powerful synths and of course loads of bass. The track, "Thursty" has been released as the only orignal on the brand new Noise vs Beauty remixes album available now. You can also catch Bassnectar as he continues on his North American tour that has followed a sold out stop at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York earlier this month.
Bassnectar & Craz – Thursty | Pre-Order Noise vs Beauty Remix EP
We have quite the treat for you today. Run The Jewels isn't just some new rap duo making waves in the hip hop world. Killer Mike and El-P had been separately crushing the game for years, when the two rap legends pooled their talents last June on one of the years best albums with their debut, self-titled project. Today we have the latest chapter.
Last night this duo supplied the world with a free download of their forthcoming sophomore album scheduled to release on 10/27 via Nas' Mass Appeal record label. Run The Jewels are not your typical recording artists; not only did they decided to give away their album for free last night after the project had an early leak, they also have a kickstarter project titled Meow The Jewels, which was started after a fan realized they offered an option on their online store to purchase a very special edition of the new album for $40,0000 in which the entire album was recreated with only cat meows. The fan then started a kickstarter for the 40k to achieve the goal, and the campaign is currently at $63,000 and counting, well above the goal, which means Meow the Jewels will be coming a reality soon enough.
We just couldn't wait another damn day longer to share RTJ2 with you. Please enjoy the music. It was made for you.
As for the new album at hand, Run The Jewels 2 continues the duo's saga of frantic, scatterbrained raps with violent themes and straight bangers for beats. El-P is the master behind RTJ2's production, and displays his abilities to deliver a highly energetic rap beat unlike any other producer around today. Killer Mike may have described the album the best in his lyric calling their tunes "murder mayhem melodic music." RTJ2 enlists the talents of Zach De La Rocha (of Rage Against The Machine,) BOOTS, Diane Coffee, Gangsta Boo, and legendary drummer Travis Barker. A few of the standout tracks from the project include "Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)," "Jeopardy," "Lie, Cheat, Steal," but there isnt a single single skippable song on the whole album. Be sure to grab a limited free download of this newest album ahead of it's official release on October 27th. Enjoy, and try to not go burn down a police station or whatever violent urges this music gives you.
Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2 | Free Download here
Henry Fong Releases Entire Ableton Project File For Newest Single “Scream” With J-Trick + Exclusive MixPosted in Bangin by nick | Tags: Electro House, Henry Fong, J-Trick, Mix
A recent steady and consistent stream of top notch original tracks and remixes has skyrocketed Henry Fong to one of most buzzed about names in electro-house. His newest single "Scream", with collaborator J-Trick, just released on Musical Freedom, is setting a new standard for produced releases; actually revolutionizing how tracks will be put out in the future. They have become the first ever producers to give away, not just the stems to the song for others to remix, but are passing out the entire Ableton Live project file of the song, with all 34 layers left intact. This is a producers wet dream; as every single section, plugin, and EQ can be traced. Where most producers would consider all the information in a project file as their secrets, Fong and J exhibit confidence in their production by releasing their track-making process.
Henry Fong & J-Trick – Scream Project File | Download Project | Purchase Original Through Beatport
The entire Ableton project file is available thanks to the amazing new platform Splice which has been rolled out this year. The program has completely revolutionized collaboration; letting producers upload a project file to a digital cloud providing an ease with witch to pass work back and forth. You can see everything the other producer has worked on, from plugins and to layer change specifics. The platform has recently brought on Tiesto, Steve Angello, and Martin Garrix's management Scooter Braun among others as strategic investors for the project which should help ensure the ambitious platform's goals of widespread use to be met.
To make things even better, Henry Fong and J-Trick have just dropped us off a brand new mix in the spirit of "Scream" with a special B2B hour of their favorite tunes right now. Enjoy!
Henry Fong & J-Trick B2B Scream Mix | Buy Scream Through Beatport
When Diplo isn’t surrounded by a wall of twerking girls, he is the front man of Major Lazer; an ongoing side project that continues to cement itself in the music world by blending electronic and reggae sounds like no one before.
Taking the Major Lazer persona to the next level, the group is being represented by cartoon characters; Major Lazer "himself" being a gun-bearing militarized Jamaican. We’ve seen him and other characters throughout album and single artworks, and we even saw him brought to life in their music video for “Get Free”.
Now, Diplo’s been cooking up something far bigger, a full-on cartoon TV show based around Major Lazer personas. If the show is anything like the music, it surely has promise. Set to broadcast on FXX, the new Fox spin-off network geared toward a more mature audience, (home to programs like Archer, Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League), this pick up demonstrates how far the channel is willing to push boundaries.
Today we have the first sample of the show with the actual intro. The very first episode will air on FXX this Sunday night at 12 am EST.
Days before Knife Party were to set drop their debut studio album Abandon Ship!, they delayed the release to make sure it was perfect. Yesterday, we got the first sample of the new material they have kept us patiently waiting for. Rob Swire has uploaded a huge, close to 2 minute, preview of KP's new song "Party 404". Packing a different flavor than the rest, while still holding to the signature anthem-feel of other KP songs, "404" carries a glitchy 8-bit influence worked in with an epic buildup into a fierce drop. This preview will have to keep you happy until we get the full album on it's new release date of November 10th. Listen below and enjoy!
Knife Party – 404 (Teaser)
Prepare to lose yourself in the blissful vibes of San Francisco native to Denver transplant producer Illenium's newest release. Drawing influence from emerging UK singer / writing duo Wonder Wonder's most recent release “Shark”, Illenium fills the indie single with a melodic dubstep undertone while highlighting the original vocals. It’s dream-like elements provide a smooth listen and Illenium is giving this remix away as a free download! Enjoy
Wonder Wonder – Shark (Illenium Remix) | Free Download
The time for Dillon Francis has finally arrived. We posted the stream to his debut album Money Sucks, Friends Rule earlier this week and now we are happy to bring you the new music video for "When We Were Young" ft. Sultan, Ned Shepard and The Chaing Gang Of 1974. The video takes our cast of characters (Dillon, Sultan & Ned Shepard, and The Chain Gang of 1974 as the creepy clown) and throws them back in time to a very wild childhood birthday party. This music video has it all from party favors, games and cake, to creepy clowns, a bouncy house, and a rock concert played out on fisher price instruments. Only something so silly and straight up entertaining could come from the mind of the guy responsible for Hansel and not giving a Fuck or a Shit. You can stream the video below and pre-order the album here. Enjoy!
Dillon Francis & Sultan + Ned Shepard feat. The Chain Gang of 1974 – When We Were Young
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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