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.
ODESZA are truly establishing themselves as one of the hottest new acts to watch for and have been stirring up some serious buzz surrounding the release of their debut studio album “In Return” set to drop next week. Well today we are excited to bring you a full production music video for the song “Say My Name” featuring singer Zyra. Since the song is one of my favorites the group has made to date, I was bound to love the music video. Following an actress and what seems to be her conflicts between kissing another actor and her boyfriend. I didn’t think it was possible to get anymore excited for the release of their album “In Return” next week, yet they somehow proved it was. Watch below and pre-order your copy of the album. Enjoy!
ODESZA – Say My Name (Ft. Zyra) (Music Video) | iTunes
They are few artists who can bring instant happiness to your day and breakout Seattle producer / live instrument duo ODESZA are capable of just that. The gents are set to deliver their debut album in the next few weeks and are back with a brand new single following the release of the lead track "Memories That You Call". While continuing to balance a delightful blend of future bass and electro-soul elements, "Say My Name" reeks of feel good vibes throughout while the perfect vocal additions provided by Zyra turn this into a straight summertime heater with endless playability. Streaming this release below will have to do until the album drops on September 9th and be sure to catch ODESZA live on their upcoming tour starting next month in support of the album! Enjoy
ODESZA – Say My Name (feat. Zyra) | Pre-Order
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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