Electric Forest Defines the Idea Of A “Secret Set” With Skrillex, Datsik, 12th Planet, SNAILS, Mr. Carmack and Big Gigantic [Editorial + Photo + Video]Posted in Bangin, Chill, Events, News by Bryan | Tags: 12th Planet, Big Gigantic, Carmack, Cherub, Crizzly, Datsik, Electric Forest, Honeycomb, Mr. Carmack, OWSLA, Secret Sets, Selection, Skrillex, SNAILS, Team Supreme, Vaski
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Even before the now infamous TSIS secret closing party with Big Gigantic and Cherub, which took place on top of RV’s in General Admission camping the last night of Electric Forest, Thissongissick.com already had two other epic secret sets under our belts that will go down as festival folklore for years to come.
We were slated to curate the “Good Life” stage located in VIP camping on Friday night and amassed a collection of bass brethren to throw down a very rare b2b2b2b2b2b take-over that kicked off at 3AM. After decimating the main stage crowd with a close out set, OWSLA head honcho and Jack Ü co-captain Skrillex lead the charge and was joined behind the decks by Firepower Records ace Datsik, SMOG general and last minute festival addition 12th Planet, vomitstep aficionado Snails, pizza-gang advocate and crunk-step innovator Crizzly, and dubstep maverick Vaski.
All six DJs/producers took the stage together across four CDJs. The song selection was nothing short of organized chaos as bass banger after bass banger melted the faces of all 1000+ attendee’s that packed the very intimate tent till just past 6AM.
Recreating something as stacked and intimate as this set was a daunting challenge, but a series of blessed events opened the door for another secret set Saturday night. This time marked our first return to the luminous forest since the iconic 2012 TSIS secret set that gave birth to Big Grizmatik (Big Gigantic + GRiZ + Gramatik). One of the most forward thinking producers in the game Mr. Carmack was chosen as man to start the night off, and ended up delivering much more.
As we commandeered the Grand Artique stage around 4:30AM, Mr. Carmack took a seat and went into the mix for 4 hours and played the perfect blend of soul, funk gritty bass, hip-hop and more. He not only unloaded an uncountable amount of unreleased originals and remixes from himself and friends, but then moved into mo-town hits, R&B classics and more for one of the most eclectic sets anyone in attendance had ever experienced.
There was a cast of other artists from the festival that were set to follow, but Mr. Carmack was nailing the vibe so perfectly that they allowed him to keep going.
Then, something magical happened toward the middle / end of Mr. Carmack's set. Newcomer hip-hop MC Honeycomb started beatboxing over the producer's funky beats. Having picked up on the vibes from the sidelines, the two were soon accompanied on stage by The Fungineer members Lafa Taylor, Kyrian Bobeerian and Honey LaRochelle, who delivered an unbelievable display of vocal talents alongside bass player Simply B (Brandon B Barker). It became a completely organic live band that even saw Carmack switch from Traktor to drum duties.
This unintentionally became one of the most outrageous and unexpected live musical experiences we've been apart of yet, and was further enhanced by a pristine sunrise that spread throughout the forest.
To be completely honest, we aren't sure if any other festival could house something so special and secretive compared to what the Thissongissick secret sets at Electric Forest became this year. We'd like to thank the Electric Forest team for the opportunity to craft these very special parties, and both Ryan Hug and Michael Silberman for their added assistantce. But most importantly, we'd love to thank those who attended these unforgetable performances with us so late in the evening. You best believe that 2016 will see another round of secret sets sponored by Thissongissick, so start planning your Electric Forest trip now! Enjoy
This year's Electric Forest festival in Rothbury, Michigan just completed its fifth year, and its best yet! The festival is known for having countless secret sets and suprises throughout the weekend, and the magnitude of what took place over the four days was quite staggering.
Thissongissick.com have thrown various late night parties in the past, including the first ever Big Grizmatik set (Big Gigantic, Gramatik and Griz together) amongst many more. We had some of the most epic parties this year, from a legendary Skrillex b2b Datsik b2b 12th Planet b2b Snails b2b Crizzly b2b Vaski set on Friday, an epic three and half hour Mr. Carmack set in the Forest on Saturday night, and one of the most unique parties we've ever been apart of.
On the last night of the festival, we went over to General Admission camping to team up with the "Holy Ship Fam" to throw an afterparty on top of an RV consisting of Big Gigantic's Dominic Lalli and Cherub's Jason Heubert both DJing, while Jeremy Salken went in on the drums. This became a make-shift stage, which quickly gathered well over a 1500 people below. They played live versions of some Big G classics and party anthems from Cashmere Cat, Trippy Turtle, Skrillex and more for the truly perfect unexpected ending set to a truly epic festival.
If you were one of the lucky fans to attend this party, you won't be ablt to forget this party that lasted until the sun was beginning to rise and then everyone dispersed for the final time.
Photo credit by Jason Siegel
Nashville rising stars Cherub have wooed their way into the hearts and minds of many since we premiered their breakout Man of the Year EP well over two years ago. Jason and Jordan continue to deliver an eclectic blend of indie/dance/electronic music that is further enhanced when the duo perform in-front of a live audience. With 2014 already yielding a sold out nationwide headlining tour, a gauntlet of upcoming summer festival appearances, and official signing to Columbia Records, the fella's unleash their debut major label artist album Year Of The Caprese. Aside from the revived fan favorite "Doses & Mimosas", we are treated to a collection of infectiously catchy tunes featuring sexually charged innuendos, funky melodies, and even a collaboration with Big Gigantic frontman Dominic Lalli on "The Night", showcasing a natural progression in talent throughout while also oozing of summertime vibes.
The album release also coincides with the humorous new revamped official music video for the lead single "Doses & Mimoses" bringing their iconic single to life in a whole new fashion; this follows up their breakout music video fo the same song shot in New York here. Watch the new video below and listen to most of the album and purchase the full Year Of The Caprese on iTunes today! Enjoy
Cherub – Year Of The Caprese | iTunes
Our Boulder, Colorado brethren Big Gigantic are currently sitting on top of the world following the release of their highly acclaimed 5th studio album The Night Is Young and having just kicked off the a massive winter tour of the same name. As they continue to spread their funky soulful energy through various mediums, Big Gigantic has delivered an official music video for the album's most infectious single, the disco infused "The Night Is Young" which features vocals from Nashville natives Cherub. The video was shot on location at the Mayan Holidaze festival in Mexico this past December and showcases the artists' performance along with some fantastic party footage, which offers a look into their personal sides. Watch the video below and be sure to grab a copy of Big Gigantic's The Night Is Young album for free download. Enjoy
Big Gigantic – The Night Is Young (Ft. Cherub) | Full Album | Free Download
Source: Rolling Stone
Though much has changed over the years as our Boulder, Colorado friends Big Gigantic have grown in popularity, their specialty of producing timeless bass infused electro-soul / funk music that pays homage to jam band roots has only increased with experience. Producer and Saxophone player Dominic Lalli has left nothing behind as he delivers the groups' fifth studio album The Night Is Young hours before embarking on a massive winter tour alongside live drummer Jeremy Salken. The easily digestible album consists of eight tracks for the masses to bust the proverbial groove to whether it be listening amongst yourself or experiencing their legendary live shows. Outside of Big Gigantic's two singles "Touch The Sky" and "The Night Is Youg ft. Cherub" released leading up to the album, "Blue Dream" might take the claim as our favorite track on the album; capturing that signature funky soulful side of Big Gigantic with just the right amount of electro grit we can't get enough of. The release is available as a free download below and is also on iTunes. Enjoy
Big Gigantic – The Night Is Young (Full Album) | Free Download | iTunes
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Big Gigantic drop the lead single from their upcoming album "The Night Is Young" featuring a fresh collaboration with southern duo Cherub. The track manages to blend many genres together by taking all the funky vibes and sax lines from Big Gigantic and layering it with some sexy Cherub vocals. Sprinkle some of Big G's signature wobbly bass into the mix and you have yourself a futuristic dance ballad that can be played over and over again. Pre-order "The Night Is Young" (out on February 11th) through iTunes now and receive an immediate download of "Touch the Sky." Catch Big Gigantic on their upcoming "The Night is Young" Tour kicking off on Feb. 12th! Full list of tour dates & tickets at http://biggigantic.net/events Enjoy!
Big Gigantic – The Night Is Young (Ft. Cherub) | Pre-Order | Free Download Avail. Feb 11th
A ménage à trois of funk and bass is what Gramatik’s latest track Obviously featuring Cherub and Exmag is all about. The mixture of electric guitars, disco vibes, and Cherub’s smooth set of vocals will have you boogying on down. Remember the journey of a music video we feature a few weeks ago? Well now Gramatik has delivered a free download of the track before releasing his new album Age of Reason later this year.
Gramatik – Obviously (Feat. Cherub & Exmag) | Download
Cherub, a fan favorite amongst TSIS followers, recently embarked on a vigorous tour across the US & Europe performing music off their “100 Bottles EP” in front of the masses. Today, the duo hailing from Nashville, TN release a music video featuring a brand new song titled “Heartbreaker”, which was filmed on location during their performances at Lollapalooza and North Coast Music Festival in Chicago this past summer. Could this be the catchiest set of lyrics accompanied by electric guitars and synths you hear today? We’re going to go ahead and say yes! Big shout out goes to Mixed Media for shooting and editing yet another well done video. We look forward to hearing more new music from Cherub soon. Enjoy!
Cherub – Heartbreaker (Music Video)
Gramatik releases third single from new album “Obviously (Ft. Cherub & Exmag)” (Music Video) : Must Listen Unique Electro Soul / FunkPosted in Bangin, Chill, Video by nick | Tags: Cherub, Electro Soul, Exmag, Future-Funk, Gramatik, Music Video
One of the electro-soul / funk pioneers shaking up the electronic scene Gramatik drops off the third single off his upcoming album The Age of Reason in form of a music video. The song “Obviously” features his new downtempo electronic live band side project Exmag as well as Nashville electronic rock duo Cherub. The result of all these amazing sound comes together for a potpourri of greatness filled with funk, soul and sexy gritty bass that can’t properly be described into words. The download will be available with the album coming up soon.
Don’t miss Gramatik’s recent remix to Kill the Noise “Jump Ya Body” apart of his new Exmag project
Gramatik – Obviously (Ft. Cherub & Exmag)
Alex Botwin aka Paper Diamond has been long at work on his latest release, Paragon EP. It is 11 track journey through countless genres and styles for a release that truly has no boundries. He manages to convey a unique soulful swagger that really seems to really define his sound. He brought out some featured guests including Cherub, Protohype, Buku, Gavin Turke, Angele McCluskey and Jay Fresh to add all the right touches to really help diversify the release. You can stream the entire thing below, as well as few of our highlighted favorites. Grab the entire project for free download, thanks to PD. Don’t miss this guy live as he plays at Bonnaroo, Governor’s Ball, Movement Festival among others. Enjoy!
Paper Diamond – Paragon EP | Direct Download
Paper Diamond – Like A Summer Breeze
Paper Diamond – Temple Run (Ft. Buku)
Paper Diamond – In My Right Mind (ft. Gavin Turke)
Paper Diamond – PaperHype (Co-Produced by Protohype)
Paper Diamond – All Goose
Paper Diamond – Paragon EP | Direct Download
Nashville indie influenced electronica duo Cherub just unleasehd their latest 100 Bottles EP available for free download and purchase. This follows up their also free Mom & Dad Album and recent collaboration project with Two Fresh on Unplanned Parenthood. 100 Bottles features 6 songs ranging from sexy piano ballads to 80′s influenced dance tracks. They have been nice enough to give us the premiere on the free download and the project is also available through iTunes. Enjoy.
Cherub – 100 Bottles EP | Direct Download | iTunes
Cherub & Two Fresh – Unplanned Parenthood EP : Indie Electronic Dance [Free Download] [TSIS PREMIERE]Posted in Bangin, Chill, Mixtapes / Albums by nick | Tags: Cherub, Electronic, Fresh, indie, Two Fresh
Here is it, the collaboration 3 song EP from Nashville based Cherub and Denver based Two Fresh, Unplanned Parenthood. We got the first taste of this future indie electronic funk from the future with the song “Lovvver”. The other two songs on the project, “Next One” and “We Are..” are equally as good, really showing both sides of the artists seamlessly on one track. The distorted vocals from Cherub throughout will keep you hooked, and the production from the both of them will take you away to a fresh undiscovered place where regrets will be made, and unplanned parenthoods will occur. They have decided to give this project out for free, all in return for your e-mail through Bandcamp. It is also available for purchase through iTunes. Enjoy!
Cherub & Two Fresh – Unplanned Parenthood EP | Bandcamp E-Mail to Download | Alternate Download | iTunes
Cherub x Two Fresh – Next One
Cherub x Two Fresh – We Are…
Cherub x Two Fresh – Lovvver
Cherub & Two Fresh – Lovvver : Indie Electronic Single off of ‘Unplanned Parenthood’ [Free Download] [TSIS Premiere]Posted in Chill by nick | Tags: Cherub, Chill, Electronic, Funk, indie, pop, Sexy, Two Fresh
Excited to announce the latest project from Cherub and Two Fresh, two groups that we have featured a fair amount of on This Song Is Sick. Well these two fresh groups are about to release the Unplanned Parenthood EP, a 3 song project sponsored by TSIS and coming out tomorrow, Tuesday, December 4th. Here is the first song “Lovvver” which is an indie electronic funk single that packs a sexy punch. It packs a certain chill fresh edge that you never hear with singing like this. The rest of the EP drops tomorrow exclusively through here. Enjoy!
Cherub & Two Fresh – Lovvver | Direct Download
Cherub – Doses and Mimosas (Official Music Video) : Fresh Trippy Indie / Dance Video Shot In New YorkPosted in Chill, Video by nick | Tags: Band, Cherub, Dance, Electronic, indie, Sexy
Doses and Mimosas? Champagne and Cocaine? Cherub drops a fresh music video to accompany their track “Doses and Mimosas” off their free Mom & Dad album. They chose New York city as the setting for one of the best tracks off the album. The video really sets the scene with a fun and trippy vibe. As they say “shot in NY… on a Monday night…things got weird”. I can’t seem to stop playing this video. Enjoy a perfect way to start winding down summer!
Cherub – Doses and Mimosas | Direct Download | Mom & Dad Album
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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