One of favorite music festivals in the world, Electric Forest recently ended for the 2015 edition of the festival and it was quite a special one. The entire TSIS team was out at the Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan as we all took part in the growingly magical event. From the unbeatbable crowd to the stunning atmosphere, non stop great music and some of the most epic after parties we have ever thrown, this will go down as one of the best years yet.
Make sure to check out our post recapping the epic B2B2B2B after parties with Skrillex, 12th planet, Snails and many more along with the epic 4 hour Mr. Carmack forest sunrise party at the stage that doesn't exist, or the closing party where we had Big Gigantic and Cherub playing on top of RV's in GA camping.
On top of all of this we also brought out the TSIS booth for it's third year at the festival where we ran artist meet & Greet with some of the DJs that were playing the festival including Galantis, Datsik, Alison Wonderland, SNAILS, Big Gigantic, Borgeous, Crizzly, Break Science and Matoma.
We also debuted our new line of summer merchandise (That can be purchase in our online store here).
You can see all of the meet & greet photos below and see some of the amazing live and lifestyle photos we grabbed at festival thanks to our awesome photographer Jason Seigel and guest Georgia Modi. Now we will anxiously await every minute until the next 4 days in the unforgettable forest next year!
You can also experience some of the memorable weekend through a collection of some amazing exclusive shots. We are rolling out most of the best shots through the TSIS Instagram here.
Big Gigantic Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)
Alison Wonderland (Click Here)
Datsik Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)
SNAILS Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)
More Meet & Greet photos after the jump.
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
Make sure to follow the TSIS Instagram here for more exclusive photos and videos from EF posted daily.
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
Win Tickets to Sold Out Electric Forest Music Festival & The ThisSongIsSick Artist Meet & Greet SchedulePosted in Contests, Events, News, Uncategorized by chrissy | Tags: Big Gigantic, Contest, Electric Forest, free tickets, Meet and Greet
We couldn't be more excited for one of our favorite festivals of the year, Electric Forest that takes place in Rothbury, Michigan. The festival that's now in it's 5th year is known not only for it's incredibly diverse lineup, but the now infamous Forest setting that it takes place in, and the interactive art installation filled "Sherwood Forest" that you can roam around in and catch unexpected surprises. The festival sold out under 24 hours after revealing it's lineup this year. We have a very special opportunity to send a lucky winner and their friend to the festival with not only tickets but they will even get to hang out with Big Gigantic at the private Artist's Pool area, get to watch them on stage during their set and even get to skip the line at some of the artist meet and greets. Enter the CONTEST BELOW
This year's year includes acts Bassnectar, Skrillex, Kaskade, Flume, The String Cheese Incident, Big Gigantic, Carnage, Break Science, Borgeous, Claude VonStroke, Datsik, Flux Pavilion, G-Eazy, Gramatik, ODESZA, Alison Wonderland, Galantis, SNAILS, Crizzly, Matoma amongst many many more.
For the 3rd year in a row, TSIS will have our booth set up at the Tripolee stage where we will be running meet and greets with some of the festival's best artists. This year we'll be hosting Galantis and Borgeous
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
Being one of our favorite music festivals in the world made our stay at this years Electric Forest Music Festival one to remember as the entire TSIS team came together to take part in the magic within the Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan. From many incredible sets, the unbeatable atmosphere and magnificent crowd, this year's Electric Forest was even more epic then we could have hoped for. This year's TSIS festival booth activation gave festival goer's the opportunity to "Meet & Greet" some of the festival's artists including The Glitch Mob, Zeds Dead, Pegboard Nerds, Paper Diamond, 12th Planet, Bro Safari, Kygo, and Seven Lions. It is always amazing to be able to connect with our readers on a personal level while offering the opportunity for you all to meet some of your favorite artists / DJs. We have uploaded all the photos from the meet & greets to our Facebook Page in their own albums with links to all below. Big thanks to Madison House and Insomniac with Electric Forest, the teams behind the artists involved for making the experience possible and Shea Flynn of Da Black Swan Photography for capturing all the moments. Now we will anxiously await every minute until the next 4 days in the unforgettable forest next year!
You can also experience some of the memorable weekend through a collectiong of some amazing exclusive shots. We are rolling out most of the best shots through the TSIS Instagram here.
We also have a collection of the photos in our Facebook album located here.
The Glitch Mob Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)
Zeds Dead Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)
More Meet & Greet photos after the jump.
We are excited to have partnered up with Electric Forest Music Festival taking place in Rothbury, MI for it's fourth year. Last year we brought our TSIS booth to the EF grounds so you can actually meet and take a picture with some of your favorite artists. We also have some limited summer TSIS shirts and tanks for you to rock. Also we have a few surpises throghout the wekend so make sure to tuned to the TSIS Twitter for more info.
This year we have one of our best cast of artists participating yet, with 8 different producers / DJs involved. You can see all the times below.
All you have to do is show up before the time announced for that particular artist and you can meet them. We also have a professional photographer there ready to capture the memories and will be posting the pictures in a dedicated page full of albums and on our Facebook Page after the festival. Make sure you show up early as some of the bigger artists tend to have long lines and they can only be there for a limited amount of time!
Here are the meet & greet times and the artists that are involved this year below.
The Thissongissick booth (where the meet and greets will be hosted) is located right by the Tripolee stage at the front entrance of the festival. Festival map after the jump (We are not on the actual map, but you can see where the stage is at)
SKIP THE LINE CONTEST: We are picking 2 lucky winners for every artist meet & greet to have the ability to skip the line and not have to wait and ensure they get a personal meet & greet with the artist!
All you have to do to enter the contest is enter your e-mail through the widget below and comment with what artist you want to meet! Winners will be picked Thursday afternoon so look out!
The now iconic camping music festival Electric Forest thrown by EDC promoters Insomniac and Madison House Presents has just announced it's lineup for the 2014 edition of the festival taking place over June 26th – 29th. The festival is currently overcoming a minor land issue that was rumored to be SFX doing, but has been confirmed to not have any ties with the EDM conglomerate; the festival is confirmed to be happening in full force and bigger than ever!
This is easily one of TSIS's favorite festivals in the world. We had a blast debuting our TSIS booth at the festival last year that allowed us to meet and hang with a ton of you by the Tripolee stage. We have also had a lot of fun throwing some very special "secret sets" at the festival both in the forest and in the VIP camping. 2 years ago marked the first time Griz and Gramatik played together alongside Dom of Big Gigantic as Big Grizmatik, which as a group made their return to be one of the headliners the following year.
Anyone that has attended knows the overall Electric Forest experience is unprecedented. From the incredible mixture of great musical genres, to the beautiful easy to navigate the Double JJ Ranch Resort, to consistently great people in attendance; it really is in a league of its own that you have to experience to understand.
Although there were a lot of acts we had wished to see on the lineup, it is impossible to not have the greatest time imaginable at Electric Forest.
Stay tuned for with us and Electric Forest for more info including the return of our TSIS booth with artist meet & greets, a special VIP giveaway, and our biggest secret set we have ever organized at the festival!
Electric Forest Announces 2014 Dates With Incredible Video : One Of The Best Camping Festivals In The United StatesPosted in Bangin, News, Video by nick | Tags: Camping Music Festival, Electric Forest, Music Festival
Electric Forest is without a doubt the best camping music festival I have ever been to, now 3 years running. The mixture of electronic music, live bands and hip-hop is such a perfect blend mixed with one of the best crowds in the world, You just have to experience it to understand it. From the amazing stages to the mind blowing Sherwood Forest connecting the festival, it is truly in a league of it’s own.
Dates for 2014 are June 26th – 29th, so MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!
General tickets on sale January 7th through Official Website Here
TSIS x Electric Forest Music Festival Artist Meet & Greet Details and Exclusive Ticket Giveaway [GIVEAWAY]Posted in Contests, Events, News, Premieres by nick | Tags: Artist Meet & Greet, Electric Forest, Electric Forest 2013, Ticket Giveaway
It’s just about time for one of our favorite music festivals of the year, Electric Forest, taking place in Rothbury, Michigan. This festival which is thrown by Madison House and Insomniac (The people who do Electric Daisy Carnival) and it manages to always provide the perfect combination of electronic acts, live bands and hip-hop for an eclectic blend of established and rising artists. It takes place in the beautiful Double JJ Ranch, a resort filled with water parks, saloons, golf courses and more.
This year the festival has an increidble lineup featuring Pretty Lights, Knife Party, Passion Pit, Empire of the Sun, the first ever official Grizmatik (Griz + Gramatik) with special guests (…), A-Trak, String Cheese Incident, Above & Beyond, Benny Benassi, Flosstradamus, Madeon, the whole PLM crew and so many more. See the full lineup here.
Artists Meet & Greet: This Song Is Sick is happy to announce that we will be continuing our artist Meet & Greet series at the brand new interactive booth throughout the festival. You simply stop by the booth at the set time and you can meet your favorite artists and grab a picture with them.
We will also have our new line of This Song Is Sick gear including shirts, tanks and hats. Make sure to come by and say what’s up!!
Here is our current schedule of artists scheduled for meet & greets at Electric Forest Music Festival 2013. We have Gramatik, Krewella, Flosstradamus, 3LAU, GRiZ and Big Gigantic. (Schedule subject to change based on artist, please check back on this page the day of the festival for any updated times)
CHECK BACK ON THURSDAY MORNING AT 10AM CST FOR FINAL TIMES OF MEET & GREETS FOR THE FOLLOWING ARTISTS
Friday: Gramatik — 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Friday: Krewella — 11:00pm – 12:00am
Saturday: Flosstradamus — 10:15 – 11:15
Saturday: 3LAU — CANCELLED
Sunday: GRiZ — 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Sunday: Big Gigantic — 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Attention: Due to the large response and each artist only having a ONE HOUR block of time, please get there early to ensure your spot in line.
Grand Prize (1 winner picked): Two 3-Day Festival Tickets to EF + VIP access to every artist meet & greet for 2 + Limited Edition Electric Forest Poster
Runner Up Prize (10 winners picked): VIP access for 2 people to the front of the line (Must have Festival Tickets)
Winners picked on June 26th at 9pm (Notified through E-Mail)
Entry #1: Enter through Widget Here
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Electric Forest 2013 Lineup Phase 2 Including Grizmatik with Special Guests, Above & Beyond, Morgan Page, Eskmo and more!Posted in Events, News by nick | Tags: Above & Beyond, Electric Forest, Elliot Lipp, Eskmo, Gramatik, Griz, Grizmatik, Morgan Page, The Polish Ambassador
One of our favorite festival Electric Forest taking place in the actual forest at in Rothbury, Michigan has now unveiled phase 2 of it’s amazingly diverse lineup. It will be taking place over the weekend of June 27th – 30th.
The addtions to the already incredible lineup include Grizmatik with Special Guests, Above & Beyond, Morgan Page, The Polish Ambassador, Eskmo, Eliot Lipp, Cyril Hahn, A Tribe Called Red, No Regular Play, Lance Herbstrong, Nigel Hall, Brooklyn’s Own, Quixotic, Russ liquid, Orchard Lounge, LYNX, The Main Squeeze, The Floozies, Mutrix, We Got Plenty, DVBBS, Beard -o- Bees, DOPAPOD, Thriftworks, and Nth Power.
We are extra excited for the Grizmatik with Special Guests set, because last year Griz and Gramatik had their first set togeher as Grizmatik at the secret Thissongissick Forest at at EF. Last year they brought out Dominic Lolli from Big Gigantic, to form Big Grizmatik, which was a very special show indeed. We can only hope that is who the “Special Guests” might be.
Can’t wait to see you all in the Forest for another unforgettable weekend.
Check out our thoughts on Electric Forest and how we think it’s one of the best festivals in the country.
Electric Forest Festival 2013 Lineup : Huge Lineup for Incredible Festival Feat. Pretty Lights, Knife Party, Passion Pit & 50 More!Posted in Events, News by nick | Tags: Electric Forest, Electric Forest 2013, Festival, Michigan
After annoucing the new dates and video a few weeks back we get the next jaw dropping lineup for Electric Forest. They pick a diverse and very impressive lineup once again. This year is absolutely no different with Pretty Lights returning to headline alongside Knife Party, Passion Pit. A-Trak, String Cheese Incident, Empire of the Sun, and that is just a taste. This is just the initial lineup also, they will be announcing more. What do you think of the lineup so far?
The experience of seeing all these acts while being in a Forest is a unlike anything else. Early bird ticket sold out, but tickets are still available here.
Electric Forest 2013 Announces Dates + Recap Video : One of the Best Camping Festivals in the United StatesPosted in Bangin, Events by nick | Tags: Electric Forest, Electric Forest 2013, Lineup, Michigan, Music Festival
Yesss… Electric Forest just announced dates for it’s 2013 festival, this time taking place 4 days over the weekend of June 27th – June 30th. It takes place in Michigan at the very awesome location of JJ Resort Ranch which is a Forest which has countless options of camping and VIP camping, and even cabins and hotels. It was my first camping festival 2 summers ago, and I could not have been happier. Look above at the video as it takes you through glimpses of artists playing all the different stages, all of the art, and even a shot of the legendary waterpark. The festival has a great blend of electronic and live acts, and some hip-hop thrown in there. Last year we got to hook someone up with a VIP experience, and this year will be doing some more contests. You can be sure to expect This Song Is Sick as there is nothing that could stop us from making it out to the forest once again!
Last year we had the incredible opportunity to host a secret TBA set at Electric Forest on the Saturday night at the Forest Stage which hosted the first performance ever of a super side group Big Grizmatik featuring Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic, GRiZ, and both members of Gramatik. Grizmatik has since released a single with music video and played some other secret sets and will be one of the headliners at this years SnowBall in Colorado. We also had Alvin Risk and Pierce Fulton play extra dope sets at this secret set. Look out this year for even more secret surprises from This Song Is Sick
Hey guys, extremely excited to announce that we have one of the biggest giveaways we have ever had. We have teamed up with Electric Forest music festival in Rothbury, Michigan to give away a 4 person Electric Forest VIP Experience: Complete with Private Electric Avenue Tent. The winner of the contest and 3 of their closest friends will get VIP passes to the festival, on top of their own private 4 person safari style tent to camp in style. Scroll Down to see details below on what this VIP package entails, and how to enter this contest! We will pick winners June 25th Monday at 5pm MST!
Those unaware, Electric Forest is a 4 day camping music festival taking place June 28th through July 1st at Double JJ Resort in Rothbury, Michigan. This electronic fused with live music festival produced by Madison House Presents and Insomniac really features a great balance of live music all spread throughout the beautiful Double JJ Resort. Not to mention the actual forest separating several of the stages as you walk through with thousands of trees, with a ton of lights. Featuring amazing headliners like Bassnectar, STS9, The String Cheese Incident, Steve Aoki, Major Lazer, Girl Talk, Thievery Corporation, Ghostland Observatory, Big Gigantic, Wolfgang Gartner, Santigold, Dada Life, Paper Diamond, and Datsik, Borgore, Adventure Club, Gramatik, Crizzly, 12th Planet, GRiZ, and that’s just to name a chunk of the massive lineup (See full lineup above). It’s going to be an epic weekend in woods you do not want to miss!
Last summer when I went out this was my first camping music festival and it seriously blew my mind. It was easily one of the best weekends I had ever had. I couldn’t be more excited to be able to offer up this prize to a lucky group of 4 readers. Couldn’t thank you all enough for staying updated on the site, from those who just started following a few days ago, and those that have been with it since the beginning over 2 years ago!
The Thissongissick crew will be out at Electric Forest again this year, and keep your eyes open for some possible secret announcements. We’ll announce what we can during the event over the mobile app and Twitter!
See below on how to enter this contest
3 Simple Steps to Enter to Win the Electric Forest VIP Experience
CONGRATULATIONS TO CHRISTOS HOUNTALAS FOR WINNING THE CONTEST!!
3. Comment on the facebook post answering the question “Why do you deserve the Electric Forest VIP Camping Experience?”
The contest will run till next Monday June 25th at 5pm MST (Colorado) / 7pm EST (Michigan / New York)
THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED WINNER ANNOUNCED TUESDAY JUNE 26TH!
Bonus. Get your friends to enter the contest to increase your chances!
Electric Forest VIP Experience: Complete with Private Electric Avenue Tent (Retail value over $2400+)
One lucky winner and three of their friends will win this packge including:
VIP Electric Avenue Tent Camping (4 Person Capacity) See Pictures Here
- Accommodations in a large weather proof safari-style tent with windows and a tarp floor
- Tent is prepared for your arrival – NO SET UP NEEDED!
- 2 – 4 Cots per tent
- Parking near your tent
- On-site staff to help with any questions about your tent
- All GOOD LIFE Amenities
- All Village Amenities
All four winners also receive the following
- 1 VIP “GOOD LIFE” Weekend Pass to Electric Forest
- All VIP “GOOD LIFE” Amenities at the festival
- Early Arrival on Wednesday starting at 4pm, with admission to the Village Welcome Party on Wednesday Night with Live Entertainment
- Air conditioned shower trailers inside The Village
- Air conditioned bathroom trailers inside The Village
- Access to The Village Square with concierge service, ice sales, private food vendors (open day and night!) and special events
- Access to Overnight Village Express Shuttle (Takes you from the Village to General Admission Camping and Back)
- Access to the Good Life Express, shuttle service that will take you to the Back 40, Frontier and Village 24 hours a day for the whole festival
Electric Forest 2012 Trailer
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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