[PREMIERE] New Datsik Signee Zack The Lad Releases Laid Back Single “I Want It”

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Today we have the pleasure of introducing mysterious new artist Zack The Lad to the site. This Firepower Records artist is prepping for the release of his forthcoming EP Black Sheep due January 29th.

Now we have the premiere of his new single “I Want It” as Zack delivers his vibey style bringing a new, more chilled out sound to the Firepower label. The sensual R&B soaked track brings sexy vocals floating atop dreamy production, a rumbling & groovy bassline, with live drumming and guitar work weaved into the chill melodies. Familiarize yourself with this up and coming producer and enjoy!

Zack The Lad – I Want It 


[PREMIERE] Ephwurd – Duckface ft. DKAY : Future House / Bass Original

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Oh My! Breakout act Ephwurd a collaborative union between Datsik and Bais Haus is back with some brand new heat to follow up their summer anthem release "Rock The Party," with rising LA producer Jauz. "Duck Face" has the makings of a real dance party starter with a hip four-to-the-floor rhythm that's further enhanced with some dirty dub placements and features vocal samples from DKAY.

The buzz behind Ephwurd has lead to the duo making their performance debut at this years Escape taking place on October 31st in San Bernardino, CA! Stream the official premiere below before it drops on Beatport tomorrow, and be sure to check out Ephwurd's first single "Just Us" as well! Enjoy

Ephwurd – Duckface ft. DKAY (Original Mix) | Stream 

Jauz & Ephwurd (Datsik) – Rock The Party : Future House / Bass Anthem

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LA producer Jauz can't seem to stop the flow of releases recently just dropping his collaborative remix with Dillon Francis of "Lean On" and remix of Tchami's "Afterlife" among much more while currently destroying the festival circuit.

Well today Jauz has teamed up with the mysterious producer duo Ephwurd who we premiered their song "Just Us" and actually just revealed their identity to Billboard article turning out to be none other than Canadian bass icon Datsik and his newcomer compadre Bais Haus.

"Rock The Party" is a bass heavy future house anthem that compliments all of the producers styles with gritty synths, hard hitting drums and relentless drops coming together for a guaranteed party starter that's sure to get played out for the rest of the year. This track has seen support from Skrillex, Diplo, DJ Snake, Snails among many more. Stream the full song below and grab your copy tomorrow on iTunes now. Enjoy

Jauz & Ephwurd – Rock The Party

Electric Forest Defines the Idea Of A “Secret Set” With Skrillex, Datsik, 12th Planet, SNAILS, Mr. Carmack and Big Gigantic [Editorial + Photo + Video]

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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. 




























That moment when @Mr_Carmack and beatboxer @Honeycombeatbox played our secret forest sunrise after party at @Electric_Forest with the sun fully out. #electricforest #secretset #ef2015

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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. 



























That one time @Mr_Carmack jumped on the drums while playing with @Fungineers @honeycombeatbox at the #TSIS secret forest sunrise party at @Electric_forest #thingsgotweird #epic #electricforest #mrcarmack #ef2015

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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

Don't miss our post with exclusive photos from the festival and all the artist meet & greet photos from our booth during the festival




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


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