French electronic producer, DJ duo Daft Punk have risen to a legendary status over their two decade long career. The identities of the artists have stayed rather mysterious despite their hugely impactful careers.
Their iconic robot headwear has shielded the identities of members Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter since the duo's inception, but in a new trailer for a long-awaited, forthcoming Daft Punk Unchained documentary, the pair take off the masks to share details on the artistic control contained by keeping their physical features secretive. The documentary also highlights the rise of their Grammy winning album Random Access Memories.
Past collaborators Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers, Paul Williams are just a few of the artists featured in the documentary as cameos with what looks like full, in-depth interviews.
A U.S. release date for the film is said to be happening before the end of 2015, so we will keep you updated as more news rolls in. Enjoy!
Today we have something very special from an act we’ve been featuring on TSIS for years! Big Gigantic, the Boulder, Colorado based live electronic duo featuring Dominic Lalli who produces the music, DJs live and plays Saxophone during the entire set and Jeremy Salken who performs on the drums.
This awesome 20 minute long short film of a documentary dives much deeper into the groups past with the start of Dom explaining his true Jazz background at the Manhattan school of music who joined the funk band, The Motet, who are now the backing band at their Red Rocks show this weekend. The documentary highlights the hilarious struggle that manager Ben Baruch had trying to convince booking agents to sign the band when none of them thought a Saxophone would work in the EDM space.
Since the groups formation in 2008, they've had 4 years of sold out Red Rocks shows at our collaborative Rowdytown event, along with playing at just about every music festival and going strong.
This is a very well done piece on a group we are massive fans of and support to the fullest. Enjoy!
P.S. Rowdytwon is coming up this weekend and Saturday tickets are long gone but you can purchase tickets here for Friday if you haven't already.
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!
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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