Anton Zaslavski aka "Zedd", the German producer who became an international star in 2013 thanks to his Clarity album which won a grammy for the album's lead single "Clarity" featuring Foxes. He set out on a year long Clarity Tour in support of the album and brought out a show no one would forget. Anyone who was lucky enough to catch a date of the tour was treated to a custom light and laser production setup that could light up a stadium, yet was brought to venues that were much smaller for an epic experience.
This 30 minute long documentary really captures the journey, from Zedd personally setting up the production on the first night to discussing speaking with Skrillex online for the first time to reaching out to Hayley Williams and the entire release around ’Stay The Night’ and much much more. This really lets you see a more personal side of Zedd showing you not only what nice of a guy he is, but also how hands on he is with the entire business of him as an artist which is rare to see.
To see Zedd experience such a level of success is really incredible making us think back to when Thissongissick actually brought out Zedd for one of his first shows in the US ever in Boulder, CO at the even more intimate Fox Theatre in 2011.
MTV hasn't been covering music in quite some time; their programming is almost exclusively filled with reality shows with the occasional award show. So earlier this year when we heard they would be covering the iconic TomorrowLand, we were both suprised and excited. They have released 3 hours of a documentary covering the 10 year history of the event and this year's actual festival.
For those who haven't been able to go quite yet this might be your best case of getting over FOMO until next year, or TomorrowWorld later this month. Enjoy!
Watch: Baauer & RL Grime & Ryan Hemsworth in Entertaining Full-Length Documentary on Infinite Daps TourPosted in Bangin, News, Video by nick | Tags: Baauer, Documentary, Infinite Daps, RL Grime, Ryan Hemsworth, Thump, Vice
Baauer, RL Grime, Ryan Hemsworth and Jim-E Stack all teamed up for aweseom run of shows Baauer labelled as the ‘Infiite Daps Tour’. Today we get an inside look at the shows, tour life, and general antics have been catalogued in this entertaining full length documentary thrown together by the fine folks of VICE’s Thump Channel. This is right after both Baauer and RL Grime have erupted with the Trap wave with countless fans seeing these artists for their very first time providing an unmatched level of energy. The video really lets us see a side of these guys as real people through events such as going to Wal-Mart that sometimes gets overlooked with the image of them as the DJ / producer they have to live up to. Enjoy.
Baauer, RL Grime and Ryan Hemsworth – Infinite Daps Tour Documentary
Diplo Talks About The Rise & Origin of The Mad Decent Block Parties in Official 2013 Recap Video, Shouts to one of the most influential artists / DJs and record labels out therePosted in Events, News, Video by Bryan | Tags: Block Party, Diplo, Documentary, Mad Decent, Mad Decent Block Party
Over the past few summers, there is one event we’ve all looked forward to attending at least once and hoped we wouldn’t have to travel far to witness the Mad Decent Block Party. The at first small idea from the likes of Mad Decent‘s head honcho Diplo along with label members Paul Devro and Jasper Goggins has evolved into a major touring event that continues to set the bar for how to incorporate a neighborhood party atmosphere and provide fun for all showcasing some of the best music you should be listening to. The 2013 edition saw the MDBP expand from five stops to thirteen as cities like Las Vegas, Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale, Atlanta, and were treated a full day of partying with some of electronic music’s biggest artists from multiple genres. Major Lazer, Zeds Dead, Flosstradamus, Danny Brown, Matt & Kim, Riff Raff, Baauer, Big Gigantic, Dillon Francis, Griz and many more were all on hand at various stops along the way. They are talking about an even bigger event next year with potential stops at places ranging from Mexico City to Cleveland to Haiti haha. Check out this entertaining recap presented by Urbanears Enjoy
Another day passes, and another new Daft Punk video arrives in support of their upcoming album Random Access Memories. Today we get the 4th episode of The Collaborators series this time interviewing Pharrell. He touches on been overly excited to work with the group and finally having time while in Paris. He touches on creating “Get Lucky” when both of the were in that Nile Rodgers state of mind. He then goes on saying how the song makes him feel like he is on an endless 4am island party. A heavy hitting line, undercutting a majority of music getting produced these days is “You don’t need MDMA for this music” – Pharrell. The song is insanely incredible, and an instant hit. And he is said to have worked with the Robots on some other tracks on the album. Enjoy!
Daft Punk | Random Access Memories | The Collaborators: Pharrell Williams
Pretty Lights – Around The Block feat. Talib Kweli (Music Video) from New Album ‘A Color Map of The Sun’ + Release DatePosted in Bangin by nick | Tags: A Color Map of the Sun, Documentary, Dubstep, Electro Soul, Electronic, Funk, Hip-Hop, Music Video, New Album, pretty lights, Talib Kweli
Wow… I am floored. After years of patiently waiting, Pretty Lights announces details on his long awaited album titled A Color Map of the Sun set to release on July 2nd. Today we get the first official single from the album “Around the Block” and featuring none other then Talib Kweli himself. This is summer spirited electro-soul jam with a his signature hip-hop flavor, now with all original vocals from one of the most soulful rappers alive. The music video is easily one of his best to date, filled with countless visual effects giving it that certain untouchable edge. It has some frames showing Derick getting his own original vinyls pressed from musicians he recorded all over the country, then sampling the vinyl on his computer for that unique warmness. He is creating a documentary to compliemnt the album to show how unique the process really was, see the trailer for the documentary below. This is one of the songs that is so good you end up replaying the second it is done.This song is available for free download like all of Pretty Lights music. His album will be available for free on July 2nd, as wel as released on vinyl and double disc CD. Enjoy!
Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the Sun Documentary Trailer
Nile Rodgers talking on Daft Punk New Album ‘Random Access Memories’ for The Collaborators Documentary Episode 3Posted in Bangin, News, Video by nick | Tags: Chic, Daft Punk, Documentary, New Album, Nile Rodgers, Random Access Memories, The Creators Project
In the third episode of the incredible documentary series about the game changing new album Random Access Memories from French electronic duo Daft Punk. In Episode 3 of The Collaborators series, it highlights one of the amazing artists Daft Punk collaborated with on their new album, legendary American guitarist / bassist Nile Rodgers, frontman to band Chic and responsible for countless hits from Madonna, Duran Duran, David Bowie and countless others.
He touches on their initial relationship starting at a Daft Punk listening party and moving to him getting invited while they were recording in a New York studio.
Then diving into how great collaborations are when both artists are trying to push each other harder and both end up growing. A very true statement.
“Daft Punk Went Back to Go Forward”
Daft Punk have their long awaited 4th album Random Access Memories set to release on Columbia Records May 21st, and have teamed up with The Creator’s Project for a new web series about their iconic new album. In this first episode the documentary sits down with Singer / Song-writer / Record Label Owner Giorgio Moroder. He talks about some of their old tracks like “One More Time” and other points including the Daft Punk robots adding a human touch to today’s dance music.
Daft Punk have also announced they have brought songwriter Paul Williams, Chic frontman Nile Rodgers, and musician Chilly Gonzales to assist with their latest album. It sure to bring a blast of soul and live music back to the mainstream worldwide.
Daft Punk | Random Access Memories | Short Documentary: The Collaborators: Giorgio Moroder
BANG! Episode #1 ft. Skrillex & Boys Noize from POTATO : Short Film On Birthplace of Electronic Dance Music and the City that Raised It, Detroit [VIDEO]Posted in Bangin, News, Video by nick | Tags: Boys Noize, Detroit, Documentary, Dubstep, Kevin Saunderson, POTATO, Short Film, Skrillex, Techno, Video
POTATO the new YouTube channel from Diplo, Skrillex and A-Trak has launched with it’s first show Bang! The first episode features Skrillex, Boys Noize and Kevin Saunderson highlighting the Birthplace of Electronic Dance Music and Techno and the city it took place in, Detroit, Michigan. There are interviews with Kevin Saunderson talking about his trio who are regearded as one of the originators of Techno, the Bellview Three (Alongside Derrick May and Juan Atkings). There are also interviews with Skrillex (Sonny Moore) and Boys Noize (Alexander Ridha) and scenes from their New Years Show of the same name The Bang that took place in Detroit at Palace of Auburn Hills.
It is extremely awesome to see someone like Skrillex who has such a large diverse fanbase both young and old and also rookie and veterans in the scene wanting to educate everyone about the origins of the birth of dance music and techno. I guess you could say he “Put His Hands Up For Detroit” What do you think? Comment below.
Read more details on POTATO from Skrillex, Diplo and A-Trak 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'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