HARD Presents… First Ever “Go HARD Tour” with DJ Snake, Eric Prydz, Zeds Dead, Dillon Francis, Tchami and Many MorePosted in Uncategorized by nick | Tags: Big Gigantic, Dillon Francis, DJ Snake, Eric Prydz, go hard tour, Griz, HARD Presents, Mat Zo, RL Grime
One of the US's top electronic promoters, HARD Presents, is easily one of the most cutting edge, forward thinking companies in the game, responsible for many incredible events including the dance festival cruise Holy Ship!, two of LA's biggest annual festivals HARD Summer and Day of the Dead, and HARD Red Rocks on top of various other one off events and stages around the globe.
Gary Richards aka DESTRUCTO, the man behind HARD Presents, has just shared some exciting news about the company taking their party for the first time on a full fledged tour, the Go HARD Tour. They will be taking over 5 cities including Seattle, New Orleans, Miami, Dallas, and Toronto.
The lineup for this exciting run of shows will range drastically from date to date; from buzzing rap stars A$AP Ferg and Rae Sremmurd to festival bass-heavy headliners Zeds Dead, Flosstradamus, Dillon Francis, RL Grime, and DJ Snake, to house heads Eric Prydz, Tchami, Destructo, Mat Zo, Jauz, Amtrac and even some live electronic beasts including Big Gigantic, Griz, Porter Robinson's new live show among many more. See below for the full lineup for every date / venue.
Check out the line ups by date below and grab your tickets this Friday here.
SEATTLE – April 25th, The Tacoma Dome
PORTER ROBINSON (LIVE) | FLOSSTRADAMUS
TCHAMI | RAE SREMMURD | DESTRUCTO
JAUZ | ANNA LUNOE | WAX MOTIF
NEW ORLEANS – May 2nd, Champions Square
DJ SNAKE | ZEDS DEAD | BIG GIGANTIC
TCHAMI | RAE SREMMURD | GTA
DESTRUCTO | WAX MOTIF
MIAMI – May 16th, Klipsch Amphitheater
DILLON FRANCIS | MAT ZO | RAE SREMMURD
BRO SAFARI | WHAT SO NOT | DESTRUCTO
GRIZ | TOKIMONSTA | AMTRAC
DALLAS – May 29th, Southside Ballrom
RL GRIME | A$AP FERG | GTA
DESTRUCTO | JAUZ | SNAKEHIPS
+ MORE TBA
TORONTO – May 30th, TD Echo Beach
ERIC PRYDZ | DILLON FRANCIS | RL GRIME
BIG GIGANTIC | DESTRUCTO | TOKIMONSTA
ETHAN KATH OF CRYSTAL KASTLES | COSELLA
Electric Forest 2015 Lineup Impresses Everyone With Bassnectar, Skrillex, Flume, Big Gigantic & Much MorePosted in Bangin, Chill, Events, News by nick | Tags: Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Electric Forest, Flume, Lineup, Skrillex
It's no surprise that here at TSIS, one of our favorite music festivals in the world is the unique 4 day festival Electric Forest which manages to live up to the name with the festival taking place in the middle of a forest. Every year the festival manages to bring an impressive variety of both electronic and live acts, and for 2015 the lineup is no different.
Headliners this year include Bassnectar, Skrillex, Flume, Kaskade, Big Gigantic and of course The String Cheese Incident.
Other top acts include Carl Cox, Claude Von Stroke, Break Science, Datsik, Flux Pavilion, G-Eazy, Gramatik, Green Velvet, Lettuce, John Digweed, Carnage, Lotus, ODESZA, Paul Oakenfold, Phantogram, Sphongle, Tchami, The Motet and Yonder Mountain String Band.
All early bird tickets and VIP packages have sold out, but you can still grab some of the remaining tickets while they last. If there is one festival you attend this summer, this should be it. Buy tickets here
TSIS favorite, Big Gigantic had a massive 2014 with the release of The Night Is Young EP, an official remix of Zhu's "Faded", a mix for Diplo & Friends, and many other collabs. On top of that, the duo were busy with non stop touring, including the Mad Decent Boat Party, and taking the role as music director in Skrillex's epic SuperJam at Bonnaroo; all of this on top of selling out the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre not one but two nights for the third edition of our joint, third annual 'Rowdytown' festival in the beautiful state of Colorado.
This year, the group is not slowing down, having already turned out a laid back 'Winter Chill Mix'. Today, we have the exclusive premiere of their newest single, "Get On Up". The track is powered by a vicious signature sax line right from the beginning and carrying throughout the track. In typical BG fashion the song quickly moves into a festival ready breakdown that is sure to get you moving. Take the first listen of the track below and grab an exclusive free download thanks to Big G. Enjoy!
Big Gigantic – Get On Up | Free Download
Watch Skrillex’s Epic Bonnaroo SuperJam Full Documentary Ft. Big Gigantic, Zedd, Damian Marley, Members Of The Grateful Dead, The Doors & Much MorePosted in Bangin by nick | Tags: A$AP Ferg, Big Gigantic, Bonnaroo, Cage the Elephant, Damian Marley, Grateful Dead, Lauryn Hill, Skrillex, Superjam, The Doors, Zedd
One of the longest running major festivals in the US, Bonnaroo recently announced it's full 2015 lineup last week. Along with the lineup announcement, was a teaser of the Skrillex and Friends SuperJam documentary, which was filmed leading up to and during last year's groundbreaking performance. Well today the festival has released the documentary in it's entirety for our viewing pleasure.
The teaser opens with a quote from Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, who's band member Robby Krieger was actually apart of this very SuperJam:
"The new generation's music .. it might rely heavily on electronics"
SuperJams are known for being themed on a specific genre of music and bringing in singers and musicians from every genre to perform outside of their expected style; well 2014 was the debut year for electronic music. It only made sense bringing Skrillex to help host the epic set, along with Big Gigantic in which Dominic Lalli acted as the musical director and Jeremy Salken was the core drummer of the supergroup.
The laundry list of special guests included Zedd, A$AP Ferg, Lauryn Hill, Damian Marley, Thundercat, Mystikal, members of Incubus, Cage the Elephant, Warpaint as well as members from iconic American rock groups Grateful Dead and The Doors. Even some unexpected additions like Craig Robinson from The Office who showcased his singing skills in the mix. Seeing how an electronic curated jam session can be bringing in artists from across all genres is a massive statement for how far electronic music has come and become part of our culture.
You can now stream the entire documentary below and also through the U-verse Bonaroo website.
Also, Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic and Paul Peck, the SuperJam's musical director and producer respectively, are both set to answer some questions about the Jam in a Reddit AMA later today (8pm EST). Connect with the Reddit AMA here > Reddit.com/bonnaroo
Bonnaroo SuperJam With Skrillex & Friends Teaser
Welcome to SuperJam
The Rap Version of "Fire on the Mountain"
"Pump Up The Jam"
"Break On Through (To The Other Side)"
"Wild for the Night"
"Get Up, Stand Up"
The Last Hours of SuperJam
TSIS favorites Big Gigantic are regulars on the site and are best known for their incredible live shows that feature live saxophone and drumming over some bass centric electronic music for an experience you can't forget. Some of their most high energy shows is their annual Rowdytown event that we help present for two nights each year at the iconic Red Rocks Ampitheater.
Today Big Gigantic is changing things up and has delivered a refreshing new hour long mix featuring a calm, more laid back pace of song selection being appropriately titled the "Winter Chill Mix". These are songs that they like to enjoy while hanging around as opposed to the more heavy rage tracks. The mix features a few TSIS premieres like ODESZA's remix of Slow Magic or the Louis Futon remix of Future's "I Won" mixed with some heaters like Lido's mix of Alt-J and much more (Full Track-List Below). Sit back and soak in the winter spirit with the chilled out mix and most importantly, enjoy!
Big Gigantic - Winter Chill Mix | Free Download
Vacant Space – George Maple
Waited 4 U – Slow Magic (Odesza Remix)
Revolution – Diplo (Unlike Pluto Remix)
Sunday Candy – Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment
Runaway (U and I) – Galantis (Dillon Francis Remix)
Kanye West vs Sam Smith – Tell Me I'm The Only One (Carlos Serrano Mix)
Liquid Sun – R.O
I Won – Future (Louis Futon Remix)
Grown Up – Danny Brown
Horus – Slumberjack
Left Hand Free – Alt J (Lido Remix)
Start Again – Pomo
Back Home – MYNGA (Thomas Jack remix)
Don't Forget – JackLNDN
Supernatural – Aluna George (Pomo Remix)
Faded – ZHU (Big Gigantic Remix)
Feel The Volume – Jauz
Pushing On – (Tchami Remix)
Manic Focus Teams Up With Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic For An Electro-Soul Collab “Bumpin’ In The Voodoo”Posted in Bangin by nick | Tags: Big Gigantic, Dominic Lalli, Electro Soul, Funk, Manic Focus
Manic Focus, a TSIS favorite artist we've supported since day one is building up hype amongst his long awaited follow up album, which is set to easily be his biggest release to date. The album will be coming out through GRiZ's Liberated Music label, and today we hear the album's lead single "Bumpin' In The Voodoo", a collaboration with Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic.The song fueled with a catchy vocal sample is a match made in heaven as both producers styles meld perfectly with Dom's signature sax setting things off just right. Listen below and look out for a free download coming. Enjoy!
Manic Focus is also on the road with a mixture of headline dates and support plays, see all the dates below the player.
Manic Focus – Bumpin' In The Voodoo (Ft. Dominic Lalli)
Manic Focus tour dates after the jump.
10/08/14 - House Of Blues w/ Big Gigantic – Cleveland, OH
10/09/14 - The Intersection w/ Big Gigantic – Grand Rapids, MI
10/10/14 - The Pageant w/ Big Gigantic – St Louis, MO
10/11/14 - CrossroadsKC w/ Big Gigantic – Kansas City, MO
10/12/14 - The Canopy Club w/ Big Gigantic – Urbana, IL
10/15/14 - Revolution Music Room w/ Big Gigantic – Little Rock, AR
10/16/14 - Minglewood Hall w/ Big Gigantic – Memphis, TN
10/17/14 - Iron City w/ Big Gigantic – Birmingham, AL
10/18/14 - Track 29 w/ Big Gigantic – Chattanooga, TN
10/24/14 - Tower Theatre w/ Big Gigantic – Philadelphia, PA
10/25/14 - Freaky Deaky @ Masonic Temple w/ Big Gigantic – Detroit, MI
10/28/14 - Lincoln Theater w/ Big Gigantic – Raleigh, NC
10/29/14 - The NorVa w/ Big Gigantic – Norfolk, VA
10/30/14 - The Music Farm w/ Big Gigantic – Columbia, SC
10/31/14 - Eagles Ballroom w/ Grizmatik – Milwaukee, WI
11/02/14 - Voodoo Music Festival – New Orleans, LA
11/12/14 - Culture Room w/ Break Science – Fort Lauderdale, FL
11/13/14 - Orpheum w/ Break Science – Tampa, FL
Decadence Is Set To Be the Biggest NYE Event Yet With Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Grizmatik, Zedd, Disclosure, Armin van Buuren & More!Posted in Bangin, Chill, Events by nick | Tags: Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Disclosure, Global Dance Festival, Paper Diamond, Zedd
By shear number of attendee's, Decadence in Denver, CO has become the biggest New Years dance music event in the country by continually bringing an elite list of producers / DJs and live acts to perform at the Colorado Convention Center in the heart of downtown. As they prepare for their 4th year, the organizers have already unveiled a jaw dropping lineup of headliners including Bassnectar, Armin van Buuren, Big Gigantic, Disclosure, GRIZMATIK (GRiZ + Gramatik), Kaskade, and Zedd amongst many others to be announced soon. There's also buzzing support acts like Paper Diamond, Flux Pavilion, DJ Mustard, W&W, and Lindsay Lowend that fill up the bill nicely. Rumors of GRIZMATIK and Big Gigantic gearing up for a very special BIG GRIZMATIK set, which would be their third ever performance together and the first outside of Electric Forest in 2013, have already circulated as the hype from the initial announcement continues.Tickets are on sale now, so purchase a pair or two before the price increases closer to the event.
Friday December 30th Lineup (More TBA)
Disclosure (DJ Set)
Armin van Buuren
Saturday December 31st Lineup (More TBA)
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
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!
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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