One of Electronic music's most original artists, Colorado's own, Pretty Lights has made his annual shows at Red Rocks something you should never miss by always managing to raise the bar on what a live electronic performance can be.
Last year he brought out members of the Colorado Symphony to help him play a few very special sets over 2 nights at the end of the summer. The added full symphony alongside his live band made these shows something very special for all those who were able to attend. We get a glimpse of these today with a just released recap video of last year's two nights at the legendary ampitheatre.
This year he is returning to Red Rocks over August 7th and 8th. There is no details if he will be bringing back out the Symphony again, but he never seems to disappoint, especially with his Red Rocks shows.
Also don't miss out info on his exciting intimate multi-day Telluride camping festival that are taking place this summer over August 28th & 29th.
The still rather mysterious Gallant had us instantly hooked with his breakout single "Open Up" which flipped the internet upside down last month. The LA artist is back with his followup "Talking In Your Sleep", continuing to showcase the soulful side of his project. With fresh minimal electronic production from Stint, the stage is set on this track for Gallant to steal the show with his powerful vocals. Listen below to the song in full and we will keep you posted on an official release date on the label Mind Of A Genius, home to ZHU. Also if you're in the area be sure to catch Gallant's first ever performances in LA on June 1st at Bardot and in NYC on June 11th at Pop Shop. Enjoy!
Gallant – Talking In Your Sleep
Amsterdam based trap group Yellow Claw who are known for high energy anthems like "Till At Hurts" or "Shotgun" are back with a very exciting new single delivering a more melodic, downtempo styled track. The newest single "Run Away" brings some infectious melodies and perfect vocals that have you lost in the groove, which is accompanied by a well done music video to help bring the cinematic track to life. Check out the music video below and be on the lookout for their upcoming album Blood For Mercy which is still awaiting a release date.
Yellow Claw – Run Away | iTunes
Hermitude Releases Unbelievable New Single “The Buzz” ft. Mataya & Young Tapz : Must Hear Future BassPosted in Bangin by nick | Tags: Hermitude
2 piece group Hermitude out of Sydney, Australia annoucned news of a their debut album Dark Night Sweet Light which is set to release May 15th. Well we heard the first single "Through The Roof" earlier this year having them step in a new direction, and today we get the followup single. "The Buzz" has the group expanding on their signature Future Bass style that just screams Australia.
The song features fellow Sydney based artist Mataya and New Zealand artist Young Tapz on the vocals which bounce perfectly between the unique vocals chopping that helps define their sound. You will automatically receive this song as a free download when you pre-order the album which is available now. Be sure to catch Hermitude on tour in North America and Australia with full dates below. Enjoy!
Hermitude - The Buzz feat. Mataya & Young Tapz | iTunes
Hermitude Tour Dates:
22-May-2015 Counterpoint Festival, Atlanta, GA
23-May-2015 Summer Camp Music Festival, Chillicothe, IL
24-May-2015 Lightning In A Bottle Festival, Monterey County CA
27-May-2015 Q Nightclub, Seattle, WA
28-May-2015 Moe Joe's, Whistler, BC Canada
5-Jun-2015 Wakarusa Music Festival, Ozark, AR
7-Jun-2015 Governor's Ball Music Festival, New York, NY
12-Jun-2015 Metropolis, Fremantle WA
18-Jun-2015 – HQ, Adelaide SA
19-Jun-2015 – 170 Russell, Melbourne VIC – Sold Out
21-June-2015 - 170 Russell, Melbourne VIC
26-June-2015 – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW
27-June-2015 – The Met, Brisbane QLD
31-Jul-2015 Osheaga Music & Arts Festival, Montreal, Quebec
1-Aug-2015 Lollapollooza, Chicago, IL
2-Sept-2015 HARD Summer Festival, Pomona, CA
ODESZA are one of the artists that have a consistent mixtape series you can rely on to be top quality every single time, and typically bring the same after hours, chilled out vibes every time. It’s the type of mix you can listen to in any setting, and for the ninth volume in the series, Mix.09, it is no different. They are currently touring in Europe, so some of that influence shines through. Artists range from Jamie XX, Mr. Carmack, Louis Futon, What So Not to many more even including “Aftergold” from Big Wild, the recently released free song on their new Foreign Family Collective label. Check out the full track-list under the player. Listen to the near hour long mix below, soak in the vibes, enjoy!
ODESZA - NO.SLEEP – Mix.09
Tracklist after the jump.
Jeremih Ft. Chance the Rapper, Lido & The Social Experiment – Planes Remix : Must Hear [Free Download]Posted in Bangin, Chill by nick | Tags: Chance the Rapper, Free Download, Hip-Hop, Jeremih, Lido, The Social Experiment
Jeremih released his song "Planes" earlier this year which featured a lethal verse from J. Cole. The song had originally featured Chance the Rapper as we saw in the video of Chance and Jeremih debuting the song in Chicago live.
Well today it looks like we finally get to hear that long awaited verse, in the form of a Lido assisted remix of the track to keep things fresh. The Social Experiment band and Lido collide in the best way possible for the perfect soundtrack for Jeremih's smooth singing to hit perfectly alongside Chance's animated verse. The chemistry is through the roof from start to finish on this track leaving you wanting oh so much more. Listen to the full track below and grab a free download compliments of the artists. Enjoy!
Jeremih – Planes Remix (Ft. Chance the Rapper, Lido & The Social Experiment) | Free Download
Venice Beach producer Big Wild who we just heard on his amazing original "Aftergold" released via ODESZA's new artist collective, has taken on "IAMANTHEM" from rising fellow west coast producer Kodak to Graph's new album Isa. Big Wild has already built his own signature sound fusing hip-hop, jazz and future bass all into one for a perfect combination and that's exactly what he's done today. He has completely stripped the elements from the original and has turned this remix into a beast of its own with a new melody, piano lines, heavy hitting drums and two different drops that have very different feelings. Stream the song below and grab a free download when it drops in May. Enjoy
Kodak to Graph – IAMANTHEM (Big Wild Remix)
The Chicago rap scene has recently produced some of the biggest young rappers with Chance The Rapper and Vic Mensa, and this Iconic hip-hop city shows no signs of slowing down. Towkio is a part of Vic Mensa's Savemoney crew and recently impressed us with his tracks “Heaven Only Knows" alongside Chance & Lido and "Involved" with Kaytranada & Vic Mensa. We now get the pleasure of hearing another track produced by Kaytranada from this up and coming rapper and will appear on Towkio’s .Wav Theory due April 28th via Savemoney.
The eclectic Montreal producer Kaytranada continues his streak of flawless hip hop collaborations as he seems incapable of creating a bad beat. This pleasant new track further proves these two artists create magic when they team up as the beat builds with a steady kick drum and kicks into full gear with a fresh bouncing baseline and refreshing synth progression to make a perfect foundation for the strained crooning vocals. This fresh tune will surely get you in a dancing mood so stay tuned for the mixtape due on the 28th as we are excited to hear it. Enjoy!
Towkio - Reflection (prod. Kaytranada) | Stream Only
Australian trend setting beatmaker Ta-ku had his breakout in 2013 thanks to his Song To Breakup To album, and has just shared some exciting news about his biggest release yet. He will be releasing a followup to his album with the Songs To Make Up To EP, which is set to release on Australia’s own Future Classic and Fools Gold June 12th.
The first single “Love Again” is now available and brought the talents of Soulection’s Sango to assist on the production while Detroit based singer JMSN offers his soothing vocals. We hear a new level of quality in Ta-Ku's latest from the piano and string melodies, ambient effects and downtempo drumbeat make for a comforting soundscape for the vocals to sit perfectly and the track manages to end with a hip-hop beat switch up. This really sets the tone for aT-Ku’s 7-track Songs To Make Up To. Enjoy
Ta-Ku - Love Again feat. JMSN & Sango | Purchase via iTunes
Chicago based Autograf have become TSIS favorites with recent releases including their debut original "Dream" and remix of Pharrell and Daft Punk's "Gust Of Wind" among so many more. Well the group has lent their all star remix skills taking on Alesso and his most recent single "Cool" and flipping it upside down in a very refreshing way. They add a funky new bassline, bright piano lines, new percussion elements and even a drop that sounds Kygo inspired with no complaints here. Listen to the full stream below and we will keep you updated on a release date. You can also pre-order Alesso's album on iTunes below. Enjoy
Alesso – Cool (Autograf Remix) | iTunes
While we patiently await for Chance The Rapper’s upcoming projects to release, we can hold ourselves over with his recent collaborative works including “Heaven Only Knows,” “Cold Stares,” “Baby Blue,” “Sunday Candy” and more. Now we have the pleasure of hearing yet another stellar Chance verse via a new collaboration with NYC based R&B vocalist Jordan Bratton. We get a summer-ready, feel good track with “Prisoner” in which Bratton offers his crooning to set up a Chance verse that works perfectly with the beat to allow his singing / rapping style to shine. Enjoy!
Jordan Bratton - Prisoner ft. Chance The Rapper | Stream Only
[PREMIERE] Fatboy Slim X Mercer – Praise You (Late Night Edition) : Massive Electro House Remix [Free Download]Posted in Bangin, Premieres by nick | Tags: Electro House, Fatboy Slim, Free Download, Mercer, Premiere, Remix
Fatboy Slim will always be one of the forefathers of the Electronic sphere, being one of the pioneers of breaking dance music in the maintream years ago, on top of headlining just about every festival across the world. Today, his iconinc anthem "Praise You" that dropped in 1999 has been brought up to 2015 speed thanks to rising French producer Mercer who we heard on "Therapy" with Sebastian Bennett. He speeds things up to an electro house tempo keeping the original feel good original melodies and vocals in place preparing you for an explosive bass powered drop that does not hold back. We have a good feeling this remix will be heard at a lot of festivals and clubs this summer. Stream the premiere of the full song below and grab an exclusive free download for our readers thanks to Mercer. Enjoy
Fatboy Slim X Mercer – Praise You |
Free Download Removed Due To Copyright
The young and talented singer/rapper Vice Mensa has really solidified his place as a forerunner in the Chicago rap scene alongside his longtime friend Chance The Rapper. Yesterday Roc Nation made the announcement they’ve signed Vic as their latest addition to Jay Z’s prestigious record label joining the likes of Rihanna, DJ Mustard, J Cole, Calvin Harris, Jay Electronica, and more talented artists.
He’s really coming off a hot streak following his massive collaborations with Kanye on “U Mad” and “Wolves” along with his infectious works with Kaytranada on “Wimme Nah" and "Drive Me Crazy." Now Vic celebrates signing with HOV by spitting a new freestyle over Future’s “Fuck Up Some Commas” beat. He really showcases his lyrical prowess here as he goes in hard on the beat flawlessly delivering rhymes off the top of his head. Vic shows us how a proper freestyle should be done as he takes a ride with the beat and really gets in the groove in an impressive display showing us his versatility. Enjoy!
Diplo's Major Lazer band has been in the heat of the rollout of their much anticpated Peace Is the Mission album with singles "Lean On" ft. DJ Snake and "Night Riders," but today we get one of the most hyped tracks from the album. Of course we are talking about "Powerful," the collaboration with UK star Ellie Goulding, and damn does it live up to the buzz. Diplo lays down the perfet uplifting, reggae powered instrumental paving way for Ellie to sing brightly trading verses with Reggae singer Tarrus Riley. All we get is a radio rip since the song was premiered on BBC last night. Let the vibes take you away to that summer state of mind. Enjoy!
Remember the last time these two linked up? When Ellie Goulding made a cameo in Diplo's outrageous video for "Butter's Theme."
UPDATE: This has been pulled at the request of copyright holders :(
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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