2013 capped off yet another incredible year for Toronto bass heavyweights Zeds Dead as the infamous duo of DC and Hooks rigorous touring schedule kept them in heavy rotation around the world while continously evolving their sets to incorporate new sub-genre's but, still layering bass undertones into the mix. They spent their last few days of the year with three sold out shows in a two day span while visiting Chicago before jetting off to Lake Tahoe to perform in the woods at SnowGlobe Music Festival, and capped of the NYE run with a performance in Scottsdale, Arizona. This documentary takes a look at the mayhem and hijinks that ensued along Zeds Dead's voyage while also giving us a preview of their new song "Hadouken"; so sit back and watch as the boys open up the doors for the world to see the culmination of the Altered States Tour. Enjoy
Zeds Dead – New Years Eve Run 2013
[GIVEAWAY] Win A Flyaway Experience to Lights All Night with 2 Night Hotel Stay and Meet & Greet with GrizmatikPosted in Bangin, Contests by jordan | Tags: 2013, Contest, Grizmatik, Lights All Night, Thissongissick
We teamed up with Lights All Night and Grizmatik to send a lucky winner and one friend to the extra special Pre-New Years Music Festival Lights All Night Festival taking place over December 27th and 28th. The winner will be getting a $500 travel budget to cover most of travel, 2 nights at a hotel, 2 VIP tickets to the festival and special Meet & Greet with Grizmatik at the event.
The festival featuring a huge lineup from Deadamau5, Kaskade, Grizmatik, Major Lazer, Nicky Romero, and so many more all returning to the awesome Dallas Convention Center makes this be one of the biggest electronic events of the year that you don’t want to miss out right before the end of the year. All you have to do to win the prize is enter through the widget below with every entry increasing chances. Good luck to everyone!
GRAND PRIZE: (1 Winner Picked)
Grand Prize Includes:
- $500 Travel Budget for Flight
- 2 Night Hotel Stay
- 1 pair of 2-Day GA/VIP Passaes (depending on age)
- Meet & Greet with Grizmatik
- Lights All Night merch prize pack
How To Enter Contest: Enter through Widget Here, every entry increases your chances!
Winner Picked Monday
11/25/13 11/28/13 at 6pm PST
Must Watch: Pretty Lights Live Band Light Show Debut at Red Rocks video and new song “Give Your Love Away “Posted in Bangin, News, Video by nick | Tags: 2013, Laser Show, Light Show, Live Band, pretty lights, Production, Recap, Red Rocks, Video
Pretty Lights played his annual 2 night Red Rocks concerts this summer, yet this year changed things significantly by introducing the world to his full live band that accompanied him while playing to alongside a jaw dropping fully custom light and laser show and he just released an official video recap featuring a new song. The group features his past drummer Adam Deitch who is currently also drumming for Break Science and Lettuce. The group also features keyboardist Brian Coogan (New Orleans All-Star), keyboardist Borahm Lee (Break Science), Scott Flynn (John Brown’s Body) and on trombone and Eric Bloom (Lettuce). Both Deitch and Coogan played extensively on Pretty Lights recent incredible album A Color Map of the Sun
It was really a truly unique and amazing experience to witness live music and electronic music fused together like never before. The stage was structured to highlight 4 sections for the live musicians and Derick in them middle acting as the conductor for the revolutionary combination elements. In the words of Derek himself:
My dream has come true. I will be hitting the road for my 2013 fall tour with a FULL, AWESOME LIVE BAND! We will be fusing new, hot production with the live band’s gritty old school hip-hop soul break styles in a way that production and a live band have never been heard together before. “
This recap is done to the soundtrack of “Give Your Love Away”, a brand new Pretty Lights tune, that is great.
Pretty Lights – Give Your Love Away (Red Rocks 2013 Recap) | Download Free A Color Map of the Sun Album
The second annual Spring Awakening Music Festival is finally about to take over the great city of Chicago. We have some exciting news on some of the best after parties. We are also excited to announce a VIP giveaway looking a few lucky people up with a chance to go to only go to the fest 3 days, but also get to come out to our after party at House of Blues every single night as well. Read below on how to enter the contest
Each night at House of Blues we are helping throw some exciting official Spring Awakening Music Festival after parties. Friday night we have Pantyraid with Zomboy. Saturday night Zeds Dead with Salva. Sunday night closing out with Excision with Minnesota.
VIP EXPERIENCE CONTEST
Grand Prize (1 winner picked): 2 VIP passes 3-Day Festival Tickets for Spring Awakening Music Festival + 2 tickets to all 3 House of Blues after parties
Runner Up Prize (2 winners picked): 2 GA 3-Day Festival Tickets for Spring Awakening Music Festival + 2 tickets to the House of Blues after party for the night of your choice
Winners picked on June 12th at 5pm (Notified through E-Mail)
Entry #1: Enter through Punchtab here (You must answer the question specifying which city)
Entry #2 Share this contest blog post socially
Since TomorrowLand announced it’s expansion to the US with TomorrowWorld and most have you have been focused on that, or bummed you missed out on getting tickets on time. Well we now get the full lineup including stage lineups for the prestious original festival. It featues an astounding 8 stages including Main Stage, Carl Cox & Friends, Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak, Markus Schulz Arena, Paradise, We Play House Recordings, B2B, and Q-Dance. There are collectively well over 100 of the top Dj’s from all over the world. Thoughts on the final lineup?
FULL LINEUP FOR TOMORROWLAND AFTER THE JUMP
Big Gigantic & This Song Is Sick Present Rowdytown II at Red Rocks with support Adventure Club: Date and Ticket InfoPosted in Events, News by nick | Tags: 2013, Adventure Club, Big Gigantic, Red Rocks, Rowdytown
No words could accurately describe how excited I am to announce the return of Rowdytown. Last year we worked with Big Gigantic to help present their first headlining performance at the legendary Colorado venue Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and the event could not have been a bigger hit, see video below. The lineup of openers included a star studded lineup of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Dillon Francis and GRiZ, who have all seriously exploded since the event. The event brought out projection mapping simliar to Amon Tobin on the actual Red Rocks, for the first time in the venue’s history. The event last year sold out weeks in advance and easily went down as one of the top events at Red Rocks of 2012.
Well now Rowdytown is returning to Red Rocks once again on September 28th for Rowdytown II, and we are happy to be apart of the journey. We’ve got Canadian party starters Adventure Club as support for round II. Other openers will be announced in the coming weeks, but rest assured they are pretty amazing. This year is going to go even bigger taking the production limits to the next level. This event is guaranteed to sell much faster than last year, and people were paying crazy amounts from scalpers, SO DO NOT SLEEP ON THIS ONE!!
Available at www.BIGGIGANTIC.net
APRES : An Ultra After Party In Miami Featuring Mimosa, GRiZ, Michal Menert, Break Science, Coyote Kisses, Grandtheft, and 20 More presented by Pretty Lights Music, TSIS, HeadtronPosted in Events, News by nick | Tags: 2013, APRES, Griz, Miami, Miami Music Week, Mimosa, Pretty Lights Music, Ultra Music Festival
Miami music week is in full force and our party we teamed up with Pretty Lights Music, Headtron, and Embrace Presents to throw APRES, a mini festival of artists that we have featured throughout the site. The event is happening Saturday March 23rd at Mekka Nightclub taking place over 4 different rooms for an epicly chaotic night. Last year we saw a special guest set from Pretty Light himself among others.
We have Mimosa, GRiZ, Michal Menert, Ana Sia, Coyote Kisses, Grandtheft, Keys N Krates, HeRobust, Supervision, Paul Basic, Gladkill, Nit Grit, Russ Liquid, Small Town DJs, Stephan Jacobs, Sugarpill, Thugli, Andrenaline and more.
Tickets are just about sold out for this event, so grab them if you don’t wanna miss this party to remember.
MEKKA MIAMI DOWNTOWN CLUB
950 NE 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33132
The world famous TomorrowLand festival which recently announced it would be expanding globally just announced the official location for it’s North American expansion. We got new that it would be taking place over September 27th, 28th and 29th.
The historic first year of this new expansion will be taking place in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. Close to where the Counterpoint Festival takes place.
I have already heard some rumors for the lineup that I won’t be posting till I get a solid confirmation.. but this is going to be a MASSIVE weekend nobody in the country will want to miss out on. And I have already heard some names that are far outside of the typical house music you would expect from the festival.
Watch the video above for the official reveal. Hope to see you there!
IMPORTANT TICKET DATES
Global Journey Ticket Sale starts April 24, 11AM EST
USA Ticket Sale starts April 27, 11AM EST
Worldwide Ticket Sale starts May 4, 11AM EST
Official Announce Video
[CONTEST] SnowBall Music Festival 2013 After Parties & VIP Giveaway : Contest, Set Times, After Parties, Shuttle InfoPosted in Bangin, Contests, Events by nick | Tags: 2013, Music Festival, Snowball, SnowBall Music Festival, Winter Park
The third year for the unique snow based music festival that allows you to hit the slopes in the morning before seeing a stacked lineup of artsits is finally upon us for it’s third year. Here we have a contest to win a VIP package below including 2 VIP tickets and a pair of tickets to your favorite after party every night. We also have the set times, shuttle information, and details on our official after parties!!
Here are the set times for all 3 days (Click to enlarge)
Shuttles: Need a way to get to SnowBall? There is a new shuttle that running all over Colorado. Read more info, see all the stops, and grab tickets for the shuttle here.
We are excited to announce that we are teaming up with SnowBall Festival for a VIP Giveaway. We are giving away 2 VIP tickets to a lucky winner and 2 tickets to the after party of
Enter for you chance to win:
1st Place Prize of a 2 pack of VIP tickets + SnowBall / Thissongissick Merch Package
Merch Package Includes 1 Sweatshirt and Shirt from SnowBall and Thissongissick.
(1 Winners Will Be Picked)
Here’s the 3 steps to enter the contest
1. “Like” or “Tweet” this contest blog post through the share buttons at the top and bottom of the post
SnowBall Music Festival:
This Song Is Sick:
Winner will be picked Thursday March 7th at 5pm MST and announced at 7pm MST
UPDATE: Congratulations to Scott Collins for winning the VIP Experience!!
THISSONGISSICK PRESENTS SNOWBALL AFTER PARTIES
Here is our after parties that we are throwing every night at the Shadow Ballroom at Winter Park Mountain Lodge. These parties will be going on from 11pm – 3am, don’t mind what the poster says, it hasn’t been update yet. For Friday night we have a Pretty Lights Showcase with Michal Menert and Paul Basic, Saturday night we have Datsik, Luminox, and Chris B, then on Sunday night we have GRiZ and HARD productions and Holy Ship! owner Destructo. These are set to be some of the craziest parties throughout the whole weekend and ticket just went on sale minutes ago, and last year sold out in a few hours, so don’t miss out. The festival ends at 10pm every night, so you will want to be at an after party every night.
Update: all 3 after parties have sold out within a few hours!! Thanks everyone. And now the only way to get tickets is by entering the contest!
There are so many rumors surrounding Daft Punk how are you ever supposed to know what to believe? Well today we get the true confirmation from the duo themselves from their website in the form of releasing the album artwork for their 4th album release. The cover shows both members helmets spliced together, as well as the Columbia Records logo. This confirms everything, the group will be releaseing their latest artist album through American based Columbia. The wait is almost over, we will finally get some new Daft Punk music since they scored the Tron: Legacy soundtrack.
We will keep you informed on the latest Daft Punk updates!
One of the biggest electronic events in this part of the world, Electric Daisy Carnival has decided to expand to the great city of Chicago, the birthplace to house music. This madness will be going down over the weekend of May 24th – 26th. It was only time before this happened, and countless electronic fans couldn’t be happier. Pre Sales for the event have already sold out, but general admission for the event of just went on sale.
Don’t be left outside without a ticket when this legendary festival rolls through Chi Town and sells out. Some are hesitant about the lineup not being out yet, but it’s EDC after all, you should expect a good mix of the biggest DJs from across the world.
I hope that a fair amount of you remember The Postal Service, the incredible electronic side project duo featuring Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie and producer Jimmy Tamborello which debuted all the way back in 2003 with their album Give Up. Well the group grew a powerful following through the grapevine over years, yet never released any new music. Well today that changes, with signs of a possible reunion and new music. They have launched a new website with the simple message shown above, which could only mean a possible reunion. I don’t want to get my hopes up to high before an official release date out of Ben Gibbard’s mouth, but this defintely opens up some possibilities. Lots of New Music? Potential Coachella play??
UPDATE: The group has announced that they will be releasing a deluxe edition of their album Give Up next month through Sub Pop. There is also confirmation from Billboard that the group will be performing at this year’s Coachella Music Festival!!
To celebrate this good sign, I have picked out a handful of great tracks from The Postal Service. Get ready for a blast of Nostalgia. If you don’t have their album Give Up, or just need a new copy, I wouldn’t wait any longer and find a copy your own way or through iTunes Here.
The Postal Service – Sleeping In
The Postal Service – The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
The Postal Service – Nothing Better
Aylen 2013 Bootleg Pack : Must Download 13 Track Electronic Mashup Bootleg Pack Album [Free Download]Posted in Bangin, Mixtapes / Albums by nick | Tags: 2013, Album, Aylen, BANGER, Bass Music, Bootleg, Bootleg Pack, Drumstep, Dubstep, Electro House, Free Download, Mashup, Moombahton, Trap, Trap Music
Mashups and Bootlegs have been abused by countless people discovering how easy it is to put two songs together, the trick is doing it well. Aylen has somehow proven that mashups can be great if done like this. He just dropped off a 13 song 2013 Bootleg Pack to start 2013 off right. He is the guy who made the insanely catchy remix of Coldplay’s “Fix You”. For this pack, just about every track is incredible, keeps you guessing, and never gets boring. This is what mashups should sound like. What better then to pass this out for free. Listeners sit back, and DJ’s say hello to your new favorite secret weapons. Don’t hesitate, just download the whole pack. Enjoy!
Aylen 2013 Bootleg Pack | Download Entire Pack
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After much hype and speculation, and fake images getting passed around, we get the official Phase 1 Lineup for Ultra Music Festival 2013. This is the festivals 15th year and the promise to be the biggest festival ever. The first phase of the lineup is very MASSIVE and features electonic acts from all over the spectrum, from house and trance to bass music side of things, also the live acts and everyone in between. Deadmau5 despite past conflicts with Ultra has agreed to be one of the headliners of the massive Miami party. Another huge notable performance is from Swedish House Mafia as this marks 2 of their last performances ever… until the have an even bigger reunion tour in 2 years.. haha. Tickets are on sale still for the event, grab them before it sells out like the past 3 years.
Who do you hope to see on the Phase 2???
Will you be attending this year? Which weekend?
Full announced lineup after the jump
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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