Electro-funk soul brother GRiZ recently released his first new original song since his Rebel Era album, after working over a year on his newest full album. The first track "A Fine Way to Die" gave us a sample of what's to come. Today we get the new album's title, Say It Loud with a March release, as a free download through his newly reformed All Good Records.
We also get the second song from the album, "Stop Trippin'", featuring guest vocals from iDA HAWK showing another glimpse of what this album has in store. With no samples, and all original recorded funk and soul instruments and vocals, GRiZ takes his sound into new territory paving the way for iDA HAWK's vocals to shine strong. This might be one of my favorite songs I've ever heard from GRiZ as he blends the live and organic elements with his signature gritty electronic edge like never before… and not to mention those unreal sax fueled drops. This song is stream only until the free release of the Say It Loud album.
To make this release even more massive, GRiZ has also just announced his first run of shows for 2015 with a fitting Say It Loud World Tour that will be hitting all over the US in coming months. Check out "Stop Trippin'" and see dates for the upcoming tour below.
GRiZ – Stop Trippin' (with iDA HAWK)
[TSIS PREMIERE] Exmag Release Must Hear Electro-Soul Remix of Rapper Maal A Goomba’s “Trunk In The Hood” [Free Download]Posted in Bangin, Chill, Premieres by nick | Tags: Electro Soul, Exmag, Free Download, Maal A Goomba, Premiere, Remix
One of the most creative acts in the game is Exmag and they have managed to keep pushing the boundaries on every single production and their latest is no different. Today we have the premiere of their newest remix, this time taking on the intriguing rapper Maal A Goomba. The song's lyrics "Bout To Bring The Lambo Back.. How About The Lamborghini" are equally ridiculous and fun, and set the tone for Exmag to completely reconstruct the instrumental leaving us with a fresh song that's impossible to throw a single genre label on it. Sit back and enjoy the premiere of this uniquely awesome new track and grab an exclusive free download. Enjoy!
Maal A Goomba – Trunk In The Hood (Exmag Remix) | Free Download
Manic Focus Releases Exciting New Remix of Krooked Drivers “Nothing Is Lonely” : Electro-Soul [Free Download]Posted in Bangin, Premieres by nick | Tags: Electro Soul, Free Download, Krooked Drivers, Manic Focus, Premiere
TSIS regular, Chicago electro-soul producer Manic Focus is back with his first song following up his latest album Cerebral Eclipse, released through GRiZ's new record label.
Today's song is a remix from Manic Focus of newcomer Colorado duo Krooked Drivers, taking their song "Nothing Is Lonely" and flipping it upside down. The song captures Manic Focus' swooping bass synths, vocal chopping, and melodies delivered in his siagnure manner. The original vocals and horns still shine bright through the remix giving it that fresh organic twist. Listen to the premiere of the song below and grab a free download.
Colorado fans, also look below on details regarding Manic Focus' return to Colorado at The Fox Theater in Boulder this Sunday.
Krooked Drivers – Nothing Is Lonely (Manic Focus Remix) | Free Download
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Pretty Lights is one of the most unique and exciting electronic artists around, pushing the boundaries of how the music industry works, known for freely distributing every single album / song he has every released. Well today he continues his out of the box habits by releasing not 1, but 10 songs completely for free, through someone who matters most to him, one of his fans.
While attending this year's annual Jam Cruise, which just commenced it's 13th year (for those unaware it's a long running cruise festival featuring some of the best jam acts around, and is actually the cruise that inspired Hard's Holy Ship and Mad Decent's Boat Party), Pretty Lights was catching up with some of his fans by the zen pool, one in paritcular a fan by the name of Cassie Blochinger. Together they came up with the idea that "(the fans) should be the ones sharing his music. We're the ones that help expand the knowledge of Pretty Lights and show the world just how we do."
Pretty Lights then uploaded 10 tracks, mostly new, some old, directly from his laptop to her harddrive. She has since uploaded the songs for everyone to hear, exactly what Derek (Pretty Lights) wanted.
Some of the tracks sound complete while others are simply breaks, but they all carry out that signature soulful Pretty Lights sound.
You can download all the tracks through the mediafire playlist here. We hope you are thankful for this unexepcted present, we sure are! Enjoy!
[TSIS PREMIERE] Pretty Lights – I Can See It In Your Face Ft. The Shady Horns (Manic Science Remix) [Free Download]Posted in Bangin, Premieres by nick | Tags: Break Science, Electro Soul, Free Download, Manic Focus, Manic Science, pretty lights
The holiday spirit doesn't stop as we are lucky to premiere one of the biggest musical treats all week as Pretty Lights receives an incredible remix of his classic anthem, "I Can See It In Your Face". This special remix is done by the exciting new partnership of Break Science and Manic Focus under their new project Manic Science with help from The Shady Horns for additional live energy. They do the song more than justice bringing it up to speed as the perfect tune to ring in the new year. This also marks TSIS' 3 year anniversary of premiering Manic Focus' "Mad World" remix which started our relationship with him. Have a good holiday and enjoy this soulful free download!
Pretty Lights – I Can See It In Your Face Ft. The Shady Horns (Manic Science Remix) | Free Download
GRiZ… now where is there to start with him? A TSIS favorite artist we have been supporting through his early remixes and both full length free albums is back with some exciting news we have been waiting for.
GRiZ has been hard at work over the last few months taking the first break in his career from live shows to focus on his best original music to date. He has been working with various groups of talented musicians from all over the country, playing, jamming, and recording with them. We will have more official details surrounding this exciting new project in the next few weeks, including the album's title, release date, and more surrounding the unique creation process… but today, we get a taste of the new project.
The first song from the album is "A Fine Way To Die" which is a revamped approach to the funky soul filled signature style we've grown to love from GRiZ. The live funk influence is fused with the gritty electronic bass sounds which come to life like never before thanks to the addition of some original vocals from newcomer Orlando Napier who completes the track. Stream the track below and grab a free download thanks to GRiZ.
GRiZ – A Fine Way To Die | Free Download
Also while Grant was taking a break from live shows for the first time in his career, he managed to plan a very special show to close out the year. "Grizmas" couldn't be any closer getting ready to takeover the legendary Masonic Temple in his home city of Detroit. The show is happening on December 21st and features support from ODESZA, Will Sessions and Gosh Pith. We have word there are a very limited amount of tickets left for this show, so don't wait and be forced to help scalpers. Buy tickets here.
Combining the soulful side of hip-hop with electronic elements is something that Pretty Lights first perfected, then artists like GRiZ and Gramatik carved their own lanes. The next "electro-soul" artist on the rise is most definitely TSIS favorite Manic Focus. Our appreciation for this Minneapolis to Chicago transplant runs deep as TSIS has premiered his first 3 albums Definition Of The Rhythm, Expanding Mind and Distant Perspective. Today we get the next chapter of Manic Focus with his latest album Cerebral Eclipse being released through GRiZ's new record label Liberated Music and is available in full today, as a 100% free download on top of iTunes and Spotify.
After a first few listen throughs it's abundantly clear that Cerebral Eclipse is without a doubt Manic Focus' best work to date. The 10 track album manages to stay true to the wobbly, spacey, funk-filled signature sound of Manic Focus, yet explores quite a bit of uncharted territory. The collaborations and features are strong, including "Life Goes On" with GRiZ and "Bumpin' in the Voodoo" with Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic that have already surfaced, and "Space Scholar Synthesis" which is previously unreleased with Michal Menert. The feature list doesn't end there, Focus also recruited fellow Chicago locals Prob Cause and Eryn Kane on "Trail Blazin" and The Coop on "Travelin In My Mind". He even brought in NYC based drummer from Conspirator on "We Can Fly" which is another winner on the album. Cerebral Eclipse in it's entirety is a smooth listen blending chill and heavy elements seamlessly; quite the milestone in the booming career of the soulful artist. Listen to the record in full below, grab a free download, and if you feel inclined pick up your copy through iTunes. Enjoy!
Manic Focus – Cerebral Eclipse (Album Stream) | Free Download
Long time TSIS supported artists, Manic Focus is approaching the release of his latest album. We first heard the singles "On The Horizon" followed up by ""Bumpin In The Voodoo" featuring Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic and today we have the last single before the album's release. Looking to be Manic Focus' best work to date the drop is just days away through the new record label Liberated Music.
This new track "Life Goes On" is actually a collaboration with new his label head GRiZ and couldn't have turned out any better. The collaboration brings out the best in both artists leaving us with something really special. The live instruments and samples come together for a perfect blend of chilled out soulful energy. It's the type of song that will have you hitting replay after the very first listen to truly soak it in. Listen to the premiere of the song below and grab a free download of Manic's new album on Tuesday. Enjoy!
Manic Focus – Life Goes On Ft. GRiZ
Manic Focus Teams Up With Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic For An Electro-Soul Collab “Bumpin’ In The Voodoo”Posted in Bangin by nick | Tags: Big Gigantic, Dominic Lalli, Electro Soul, Funk, Manic Focus
Manic Focus, a TSIS favorite artist we've supported since day one is building up hype amongst his long awaited follow up album, which is set to easily be his biggest release to date. The album will be coming out through GRiZ's Liberated Music label, and today we hear the album's lead single "Bumpin' In The Voodoo", a collaboration with Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic.The song fueled with a catchy vocal sample is a match made in heaven as both producers styles meld perfectly with Dom's signature sax setting things off just right. Listen below and look out for a free download coming. Enjoy!
Manic Focus is also on the road with a mixture of headline dates and support plays, see all the dates below the player.
Manic Focus – Bumpin' In The Voodoo (Ft. Dominic Lalli)
Manic Focus tour dates after the jump.
10/08/14 - House Of Blues w/ Big Gigantic – Cleveland, OH
10/09/14 - The Intersection w/ Big Gigantic – Grand Rapids, MI
10/10/14 - The Pageant w/ Big Gigantic – St Louis, MO
10/11/14 - CrossroadsKC w/ Big Gigantic – Kansas City, MO
10/12/14 - The Canopy Club w/ Big Gigantic – Urbana, IL
10/15/14 - Revolution Music Room w/ Big Gigantic – Little Rock, AR
10/16/14 - Minglewood Hall w/ Big Gigantic – Memphis, TN
10/17/14 - Iron City w/ Big Gigantic – Birmingham, AL
10/18/14 - Track 29 w/ Big Gigantic – Chattanooga, TN
10/24/14 - Tower Theatre w/ Big Gigantic – Philadelphia, PA
10/25/14 - Freaky Deaky @ Masonic Temple w/ Big Gigantic – Detroit, MI
10/28/14 - Lincoln Theater w/ Big Gigantic – Raleigh, NC
10/29/14 - The NorVa w/ Big Gigantic – Norfolk, VA
10/30/14 - The Music Farm w/ Big Gigantic – Columbia, SC
10/31/14 - Eagles Ballroom w/ Grizmatik – Milwaukee, WI
11/02/14 - Voodoo Music Festival – New Orleans, LA
11/12/14 - Culture Room w/ Break Science – Fort Lauderdale, FL
11/13/14 - Orpheum w/ Break Science – Tampa, FL
After just a week after throwing a successful SOLD-OUT 2 night party at the iconic Red Rocks known as Rowdytown, we are blessed with even more Big Gigantic greatness. The duo have been the latest targets to take the reigns of Diplo's well known Diplo and Friends radio show on BBC Radio 1Xtra. This comes after the group has fostered a strong relationship over the years with Diplo having played a large amount of his Mad Decent Block Party events.
For the group's Diplo radio debut they deliver a solid hour of their signature sound with live Saxophone, Drums and all. We get a solid blend of their unreleased remixes, originals and favorite tracks as well. It is cool to see a change of pace in the Diplo and Friends cast, and Big G certainly impressing fans new and old. Hear the first listen of the mix below. Enjoy!
Big Gigantic – Diplo And Friends
The number of artists cueing up to remix the breakout hit single "Say My Name" by Seattle producer duo ODESZA is staggering to say the least, with various genres planting there electric styles over the lush melodies and vocals. We've previously premiered a chill bass version created by Australian come ups Hermitude, and now the flip maestro himself, GANZ, has thrown his production skills into the mix. His restructuring is coated in summery vibes as a screeching electro synth pattern is wrapped with bass and trap elements. It is a welcome reminder of brighter days and is even available for free download thanks to GANZ! Stream and download the track below, and if you are feeling ambitious you can also enter our official "Say My Name" remix contest with ODESZA for a chance to have an official release on ODESZA's label and be featured on TSIS! Enjoy!
ODESZA – Say My Name (feat. Zyra) (GANZ Remix) | Free Download
[TSIS PREMIERE] Break Science and Manic Focus Collaborate As Manic Science And Release First Song “You Gotta Move”Posted in Chill, Contests, Events, Premieres by Bryan | Tags: Break Science, Colorado, Contest, Electro Soul, Funk, Manic Focus, Manic Science
Legendary Brooklyn duo Break Science signed to Pretty Lights Music and breakout Minnesota to Chicago soul fueled producer Manic Focus signed to GRiZ's Liberated Music have hit the studio and have formed a brand new project aptly titled Manic Science and have their first collaborative work. The organic chemistry of Manic Science is present throughout their debut single "You Gotta Move"; the cascading layers of electro-soul elements and glitchy synths combine perfectly with Adam Deitch's live drum talents, leaving us with quite an epic track to say the least. It packs a certain soulful groove that you will find yourself getting lost in. This song is stream only for now, with a release coming soon. Also don't miss below as Break Science and Manic Focus are also playing a series of shows later this week! Enjoy
Manic Science – You Gotta Move
This release also comes with some exciting news regarding Break Science and Manic Focus are going on there national BRKTHRU Tour including playing a special run of Colorado back to back shows kicking off this Thursday at The Ogden Theatre in Denver (all tour dates below). To celebrate the occasion, we are offering one lucky winner 2 tickets to attend all three shows, a merch package from both Manic Focus and Break Science, and chance to meet both artists! All you have to do to win is enter via the widget below with each step increasing your chances. Good luck and enjoy!
Thu 18 Sep 2014 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO,
Fri 19 Sep 2014 Belly Up Aspen Aspen, CO,
Sat 20 Sep 2014 The Barkley Ballroom Frisco, CO,
GRAND PRIZE: (1 Winner Picked)
Grand Prize Includes:
(1) Break Science Merch Package (T-Shirt, Sticker Pack, Hat)
(1) Manic Focus Merch Package (T-Shirt, Hat)
(1) Meet & Greet with Break Science & Manic Focus
(1) Ticket package including (2) tickets to each of the 3 Colorado dates
Runner Up (2 winners)
(2) tickets to the show of their choice (of the 3 Colorado dates).
Winner will be contacted by 1 pm MST September 19th!
How do you enter? Easy, just enter through this widget below via E-mail, Facebook, Twitter, etc. with each step increasing your chances.
All tour dates after the jump.
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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