Two summers ago we first teamed up with Big Gigantic for their headlining Red Rocks show, more popularly referred to as Rowdytown. Since then, it has become one of our favorite events of the Red Rocks season, and this year it has expanded to 2 NIGHTS! You may have seen some pictures or even experienced the very unique projection mapping on the side of the giant Red Rock mountains for a subversive yet outdoor environment in past years, yet this year it's going to be bigger, brighter, better and rowdier than ever!
The event is coming up on September 26th and 27th and will feature an opening cast of talent ranging from Savoy, The New Deal, DVBBS and The Floozies, to Herobust, Caked Up and Trippy Turtle. Both of the past years have sold out entirely, so we would hop on grabbing tickets as soon as you possibly can if you haven't already! Buy tickets here.
We are SO excited to announce that we've teamed up once again with Big Gigantic to put together one of our biggest and most exciting contests yet. The winner will receive a $500 travel budget to make their way out to Rowdytown from wherever they live, 2 VIP tickets to both nights of shows, early entry and VIP viewing area, a Rowdytown merch package, a tour of Native Roots Dispensary and on top of it all you will actually be able to blaze down with Dom and Jeremy for an experience you will never forget. All you have to do to win this incredible prize package is enter via the widget below with each step increasing your chances. Good luck and enjoy!
GRAND PRIZE: (1 Winner Picked)
Grand Prize Includes:
- Get "Sky High" with Dom & Jeremy (The Dispensary Tour and the 'Sky High' Expierience will take Place THURSDAY Sept. 25th) (Winner must be 21+ to win this event)
- Tour of Native Roots Dispensary
- $500 Travel Stipend
- 2 VIP Tickets To Each Night of Rowdytown
- Early Entry & VIP Viewing Area
- Photo With Big Gigantic
- Rowdytown Merch Package
Winner will be contacted by email or Facebook at 10 pm mst Sep 17th, 2014.
How do you enter? Easy, just enter through this widget below via E-mail, Facebook, Twitter, etc. with each step increasing your chances.
ZHU went from being a mysterious new act to someone we see a new remix of almost every single week, and we couldn't be happier. His massive single "Faded" has seen some incredible remixes from ODESZA and Lido among many others and today, we have Saxaphone powered live electronic act Big Gigantic's twist on the song. The duo steps outside from what you might expect of them to deliver an unreal deep house rendition of the song. In customary fashion, Dominic Lalli delivers a mesmerizing sax solo that puts all other deep house tunes to shame. We have the premiere of the fantastic remix below which is only available as a stream now for now, so sit back, relax, and above all… Enjoy!
Be sure to catch Big Gigantic live this upcoming fall as they embark on the recently announced "Touch the Sky Tour" with opening support from Paper Diamond, The Floozies, and Manic Focus.
ZHU - Faded (Big Gigantic Remix) | Stream Only
One of TSIS's favorite acts and fellow Boulder, Colorado natives Big Gigantic are set to embark on their latest run of shows this upcoming fall! The duo are best known for their unforgettable live shows and "Touch The Sky Tour", which gets it's name from the lead single from the groups last full length album, will deliver just that when it kicks off October 4th at the legendary Madison Square Garden where Big G will be supporting Bassnectar for his massive event. The tour runs throughout the US for the following month and has support from long time friend Paper Diamond who is coming off his own sold out nationwide tour and Liberated Music artists Manic Focus and The Floozies; a cast of artists who are the perfect guests to start every night on the perfect note. Big Gigantic will also be supporting Skrillex on 4 nights of his tour between October 20th – 23rd!
Tour dates after the jump.
Diplo and his Mad Decent label have created one of the most known brands in electronic music and have evolved their traveling Block Party tour into something really special. Every city the tour stops at is treated to an all-star lineup featuring some of the biggest acts such as Dillon Francis, Zeds Dead, Big Gigantic, Flosstradamus, Jillionare, and the hottest newcomers Bunji Garlin, Liz, Toy Selectah, and Wrestlers all pieced together perfectly.
Well the tour is taking over the Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels, Texas and we have a very special opportunity to send you and a friend to check out the event in style! You will be treated to 2 VIP passes to the festival along with a BBQ dinner for 2, and to make it a night you will never forget you will be able to meet both electro-funk pioneers Big Gigantic and trap OGs Flosstradamus before the show and watch their sets from on-stage. If you aren't feeling like testing your luck, you can also buy tickets to the festival while still available here.
To enter to win, all you have to do is use the widget below to rack up entries. Good luck to everyone!
GRAND PRIZE: (1 Winner Picked)
Grand Prize Includes:
- 2 VIP Tickets To MDBP
- BBQ Dinner For 2
- Meet & Greet + Side Stage Viewing with Big Gigantic & Flosstradamus
Winner will be contacted by email or Facebook at 2 pm mst August 28th, 2014.
How To Enter Contest: Enter through Widget Here, every entry increases your chances!
Bassnectar Set To Headline Iconic Madison Square Gardens “BASS CENTER NYC” With Big Gigantic, Rusko and Paper DiamondPosted in Bangin, Events by nick | Tags: Bass Center, Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Madison Square Garden, Paper Diamond, rusko
Bassnectar, one of the pioneers of bass music, continues to climb up the ranks as one of the most powerful live acts in electronic music selling out every single venue he visits and has headlined the majority of festivals. Lorin has now set his sights on one of the most iconic venues in the world, Madison Square Gardens in the heart of New York City on October 4th. The venue that packs over 20,000+ people in has been a landmark for all types of music, comedy, sports and all other forms of live entertainment and couldn't be a more perfect home for the Basshead army to take over.
For the epic evening Bassnectar has brought out an appropriate cast of friends to make for a memorable event with Big Gigantic, Rusko and Paper Diamond tasked with the duties of opening support. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, July 9th and suggest grabbing yourself a pair or two sooner rather than later! Enjoy
Bassnectar – Bass Center VIII @ Madison Square Garden | Tickets
Exclusive Behind The Scenes Footage Of Skrillex & Friends Rehearsing Before Bonnaroo “SuperJam” [FULL SETLIST]Posted in Bangin, Events, Video by nick | Tags: Big Gigantic, Bonnaroo, Chance the Rapper, Fatman Scoop, Janelle Monáe, Mickey Hart of The Grateful Dead, Robby Kreiger of The Doors, Skrillex, Superjam, Thundercat, Warpaint, Zedd
Bonnaroo is possibly one of the most diverse music festivals across the globe and one of the things that makes it so special is the unique "SuperJam" sets where musicians from all styles of music collaborate for once in a lifetime performances.
We reported a few months back about the announcement of Skrillex's SuperJam bringing out Big Gigantic to help set the tone just right. This is also the first ever SuperJam in Bonnaroo's history to be focused around electronic music with rappers, R&B singers, and live musicians filling out the spaces. The occasion called for Skrillex to meet with his star studded cast of band mates the week leading up to the festival to rehearse their set. In the exclusive behind the scenes footage below, we see Skrillex jaming out with the likes of legendary New Orleans rapper Mystikal, comedian / pianist Craig Robinson, both Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken of Big Gigantic, Fatman Scoop and many others.
The actual SuperJam took place on Saturday night at the festival and damn it was legendary. Ring leaders Skrillex and Big Gigantic's list of "friends" included so much raw musical talent we hope we aren't missing anyone. The list of friends includes Zedd, Robby Kreiger of The Doors, Mickey Hart of The Grateful Dead, Damian Marley, Chance the Rapper, A$AP Ferg, Layrn Hill, Janelle Monae, Warpaint, Thundercat, and the surprise of Fatman Scoop, Mystikal, and Craig Robinson on the keys.
The set itself included countless covers of music outside of electronic foundations with a new set of artists coming in every 3 – 4 songs and the entire jam lasting close to three hours in length. In the truest of ways, it was the first ever Super Jam with an electronic focus to happen in front of a live audience and those who were lucky enough to witness the spectacle were treated to the rawness of creative expression in todays modern form. Those who were lucky enough to be there watching the pefroamnce with us are the only ones lucky enough to ever experience this once in a lifetime "Jam". You can view the video below of some of the madness that took place and the photo's taken. Enjoy
Full Skrillex & Friends "SuperJam" Set List After The Jump
Breathe in the funky aroma of blossoming Lawrence, Kansas natives The Floozies brand new creation as the duo serve up a delightful single that follows up their fresh remix of Lettuce's "Do It Like You Do". The cooler than cool vibes and melodic electro-funk foundation of "Back On It" is too good to enjoy just once as they include their patented live guitar elements, a captivating saxophone sample provided by Big Gigantic frontman Dominic Lalli, and various glitchy synth patterns into the production. Loose yourself in the feel good nature of the stream below and be sure to pick up the download when it drops on GRiZ's Liberated Music Label.
The Floozies feat. Dominic Lalli – Back On It | Stream Only
The atmosphere in Chicago this past weekend made for a memorable three days as the entire Thissongissick.com team and our one of a kind interactive tent assembled on the grounds of Soldier Field for the 3rd annual Spring Awakening Music Festival. We provided festival goers the opportunity to attend our biggest Meet and Greet yet as the likes of Feed Me, DJ Snake, 3LAU, A-Trak, Tommy Trash, Paper Diamond, DVBBS, Big Gigantic, and Borgore took time to stop by our tent to take pictures and sign autographs with fans. The experience itself was very humbling as we were able to interact with our readers on a personal level while extending the experieince to them of meeting some of their favorite artistis / DJs. We have uploaded all the photos from the meet & greets to our Facebook Page with links to them all below and you can tag yourself and friends in the post. Big thanks to React, all the tour managers for making the experience possible and Da Black Swan Photography for capturing all the moments and we look forward to being apart of the festival for years to come.
We have also included an album of some of our favorite shots captured of the weekend from some of the most high energy sets we've seen in quite some time. These aren't all the live shots, you can find all of them still getting rolled out through the TSIS Instagram here.
DJ Snake Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)
3LAU Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)
Paper Diamond Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)
Tommy Trash Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)
Feed Me Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)
A-Trak Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)
DVBBS Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)
Big Gigantic Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)
Borgore Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)
Live Shots From Spring Awakening Music Festival (Click Here)
A few weeks back we announced the exciting news that our annual Rowdytown event with Big Gigantic at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado had expanded to two nights, since selling out well in advance the first two years. We now have the full, well-rounded lineup to help kick both nights off proper for this year's epic Rowdytown, taking place on Sept. 26th and 27th.
On Friday, Sept. 26th they will be joined by longtime friends, Boulder to New york live electronic act Savoy, who will be bringing their signature Lazer show, Relentless rising house duo DVBBS and funky electronic Liberated Music signed duo The Floozies. On Saturday, Sept. 27th they will have out live electronic pioneers, The New Deal trap duo CAKED UP, and the man who knows all sides of the bass spectrum, heRobust. Up and comer Trippy Turtle will play 2 very special tweener sets both nights as well.
Each night will have a very unique feel and vibe with even MORE SPECIAL GUESTS and surprises. Be ready for bigger and better production and lights, as well as the legendary projection mapping on the side of the Rocks.
Skrillex and Big Gigantic Will Be Having a Superjam at Bonnaroo With Damien Marley, Zedd, Robby Kreiger of The Doors, Chance the Rapper & Many MorePosted in Bangin, Events by nick | Tags: 2014, Big Gigantic, Bonnaroo, Chance the Rapper, Damian Marley, Skrillex, Superjam, Zedd
Bonnaroo is one of the largest and most legendary music festivals in the world and is infamous for it's once in a lifetime "Superjams" between some of the most amazing live acts in music. With electronic music truly making it's mark in America they have switched things up and built excitement letting it be known that Skrillex and Friends would be this year's "Superjam".
Well now we have the info and Skrillex has brought out Big Gigantic to help run the superjam, which is fitting giving their hybrid approach to electronic and live music. They list of friends includes Zedd, Robby Kreiger of The Doors, Mickey Hart of The Grateful Dead, Chance the Rapper, Janelle Monae, Warpaint, Thundercat and we can expect to see much much more during the actual appearance.
This sounds like the recipe for one of the most epic fusions of both electronic and live music, ever. If you can't make it out to Bonnaroo this year then you might just have to hope this is included in the live stream of the festival.
This past weekend, Boulder, Colorado natives Big Gigantic made their mark at the iconic Coachella Music & Arts Festival during the first of two scheduled performances. Both Dominic Lalli (Sax / DJ) and Jeremy Salken (Drums) performed their signature blend of live instrument powered electronic music to the festival setting like they do best. From the Sax solos to Dom amping the crowd up, the energy was not in short supply. The set list featured a mixture of the new tracks from their recent The Night Is Young album as well as old favorites and party inducing remixes including "I Need A Dolla" and "Can I Get A" amongst more. They even brought out the local Shadow Hills High School Marching Band to add some extra energy to some of the tracks. Watch the entire set in full and enjoy!
Big Gigantic – Coachella 2014 Live Set
After taking last year off, the long awaited 2nd year of Counterpoint Music Festival is just around the corner to help fully kick off fesival season. Taking place in the wonderful fields of Kingston Downs right outside of Atlanta, Georgia, Counterpoint features a massive lineup with notable names such as Outkast, Pretty Lights, J.Cole, Krewella, Big Gigantic, Boys Noize, GRiZ, Wolfgang Gartner and much more. We have the amazing opportunity for one person and a friend to experience this festival in VIP style. More info below.
We are sending one winner to the festival with two VIP 3-Day passes ($1200 Value) which includes: special amenities access to VIP viewing areas, free drink happy hours, express access, and much more. On top of that, you will experience a meet & greet with headliner Big Gigantic and be able to watch their set on the main stage with the crew! This will be an experience that you and a friend you will never forget. All you have to do is enter through the widget below via E-mail, Facebook, Twitter, etc. with each entry increasing your chances!
FULL LIST OF VIP AMENETIES LISTED BELOW
HOW TO ENTER: Enter through Widget here
View the full list of Amenities after the jump here
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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 have grown a lot since, but the original goal has stayed the same, making it easier for you to discover sick new music you have 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 Thissongissick, we work with musicians and record labels from all over the world to showcase a variety of freshest electronic, hip-hop, indie, and other fresh genres to a worldwide following that now reaches millions of music lovers over 110+ countries, every single month. Make yourself at home, enjoy countless amazing musicians from a variety of genres and let the sick sounds fill your ears. Enjoy!