The pic on the left was taken on Thames & Vandervoot and on the right Wythe & 6 in NYC.
If you've followed our coverage on enigmatic producer ZHU since the release of "Faded" and "Moves Likes Miss Jackson" creations that didn't even bare the artists name, you know he doesn't do things exactly like everyone else. With a succesful Nightday EP and only a small run of high-profile live performances in Australia under his belt on the touring Listen Out festival (we covered the fan video), the buzz is high for ZHU's first set of headline shows following up his debut performance at HARD Day of the Dead later this month. Recently some interesting posters have begun surfacing in New York City that could indicate ZHU is making his appearance in the Big Apple soon.
A TSIS reader recognized the first poster on the corner of Thames & Vandervoot before snapping a photo and sending over to us. When we reached back out for more evidence, she sent us another photo of the same "Z" painted poster located on Wythe & 6th. While this certainly makes it evident that something is happening, we still can't be sure as to what. After all, ZHU remains unpredictable and shrouded in mystery. Could a new EP be on the horizon?
As you can see, ZHU's signature "Z" symbol is laid over a shot of the Brooklyn Bridge with two dates below November 21st and 22nd. Could this mark ZHU's first ever North American headline shows with the great city of New York being his intended destination? We believe so, and will be scouring the streets and internet for anymore info and will update this post as anything else comes in! As always, enjoy.
One of the biggest misses I've made in 2014 was underestimating the shear awesomeness of Drake's OVO label newest signing I Love Makonnen now massive radio hit "Tuesday". Anything released causing this much commotion is prime for a prominent dance music figure to remix and infamous "Turn Down For What" creator DJ Snake has stepped up to the challenge. The French natives rendition is nothing like we've heard from him previously; he's restructured a new foundation that brings tropical aesthetics and minimal trap beat elements into the mix while the vocal hook still shines through. Well done DJ Snake for shedding new side of your production and taking this in a refreshing direction. A free download is available now along with the stream below and let us know your thoughts! Enjoy
I Love Makonnen – Club Goin' Up On A Tuesday (Dj Snake Remix) | Free Download
Last week we first previewed an exciting clip of the official music video for “Gust Of Wind”, a second collaboration between Pharrell and Daft Punk after their massive "Get Lucky" release. You now can watch the full cinematic journey in all its glory directed by Edgar Write, responsible for flicks like "Shaun of the Dead" and the upcoming Ant-Man among others.
The video sees Pharrell in some far off forest with his ranger hat and all moving around as dancers fly in every which direction. We then see Daft Punk represented by giant stone molds of their helmets lift up from the ground and float around while singing their chorus. The video is very well done, and leaves the viewer craving to see more Daft Punk by the end of it, which closes out with a climatic appearance of an outline of the famed robots in the sky at the very end. Watch below and you can pick up your copy on iTunes. Enjoy!
Mad Decent’s pride and joy Dillon Francis has supplied many with a constant stream of new music leading up to the October 28th release of his debut studio album Money Sucks, Friends Rule. Between the catchy moombahton original “I Can’t Take It”, a genre blending collaboration with Diplo’s dancehall group Major Lazer for “We Make It Bounce”, and the indie-house styled “When We Were Young” with vocals from The Chain Gang 1974, Dillon's remarkable ability to excel in multiple genres is why his upcoming album could be the biggest release of 2014.
Having rinsed a collaboration with breakout teenage producer Martin Garrix all summer long, the single "Set Me Free" is already a well established anthem in each artists respective sets among many others. With the mission of "blowing everyone's asses off" a top priority, the two acts fused electro-house and bass elements together while showcasing their individual prowess as well. You can pre-order Dillon's album below to obtain an advance copy of this collab along the tracks mentioned above, and let's hope for more releases heading towards the albums final stretch! Enjoy
Dillon Francis and Martin Garrix – Set Me Free | iTunes Pre-order
After just a week after throwing a successful SOLD-OUT 2 night party at the iconic Red Rocks known as Rowdytown, we are blessed with even more Big Gigantic greatness. The duo have been the latest targets to take the reigns of Diplo's well known Diplo and Friends radio show on BBC Radio 1Xtra. This comes after the group has fostered a strong relationship over the years with Diplo having played a large amount of his Mad Decent Block Party events.
For the group's Diplo radio debut they deliver a solid hour of their signature sound with live Saxophone, Drums and all. We get a solid blend of their unreleased remixes, originals and favorite tracks as well. It is cool to see a change of pace in the Diplo and Friends cast, and Big G certainly impressing fans new and old. Hear the first listen of the mix below. Enjoy!
Big Gigantic – Diplo And Friends
Just last week Childish Gambino flipped the internet upside by releasing both an 11 song free mixtape titled STN MTN along with a 6 song EP called Kauai. Well we haven't been able to stop replaying the new material and someone online has found even more music.
Secret songs were something you used to discover on select albums at the very end, minutes after the last song would play. In the digital era, the idea of a "secret song" has almost vanished. A Reddit user found an acapella (vocal only) for an unreleased song hidden on Gambino's website and they then matched up the vocals with the "3005 (Beach Picnic Edtion)" track from the EP and the two matched up perfectly. They then put the new matched up song as one cohesive track online titled as "Secret Song". Then Gambino validates the Reddit discovery by tweeting out the thread discussing the matter, solidifying the new song.
Childish Gambino – Secret Song
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