Still exploding from the success of his debut studio album Money Sucks, Friends Rule, and just after releasing a free Rebirth version of one of it's songs, Dillon Francis shows no sign of slowing down. We just now got word of a brand new 4 song Moombahton EP on the horizon. We know it will have a colossal collaboration with Skrillex that you can hear below. The EP will also feature the song he opened his EDC Las Vegas set with, and 2 other brand new ones. This news has been revealed through a very exciting tweet just moments ago. See below!
Dillon Francis & Skrillex – Collaboration ID (CLIP)
Dillon Francis – New ID He Played at EDC Las Vegas
Experimental beatmaker Baauer has developed a signature style in the trap and bass genres by pulling sounds from across the internet and manipulating them via digital production programs. His catalog of original creations (including the viral sensation "Harlem Shake") and some highly impressive remixes (AlunaGeorge's "Attracting Flies") have captivated a global audience, and transformed Baauer into a trendsetter that seeks to push boundaries. Without a full-fledged project to his name, Baauer, with the help of Red Bull and trusted creative mentor Nick Hook, embarked on a mission to collect sounds from abstract regions of the world for his debut release, ß EP.
The creative process was documented from start to finish in the new film "Searching For Sound", with Baauer and Nick selecting the United Arab Emirates and Japan as prime destinations for finding untapped sounds. The documentary gives a brief look at how every culture conceptualizes drastically different approaches to music; from the instruments they all specialize in to the general structure of musical compositions. The indigenous people from both countries were willing to share their musical heritage, while Baauer took in each experience and recorded the sounds. In the film, we see Baauer and Nick capturing everything from foreign instrumentation to camel grunts.
It is clear that the journey changed Baauer's musical creative process, and the evidence of his newfound discoveries helped shape each track on ß EP. The single "One Touch" will have you hitting replay more then once with vocals from AlunaGeorge and emerging rap duo Rae Sremmurd. The second standout track on the release is "Floreana"; a melody-driven spacey journey chuck full of foreign samples. The EP is one of the best examples of how trap and bass music continues to progress into more than just party anthems, while still managing to go hard.
Searching For Sound Documentary (Full screen to watch below)
Sweater Beats Releases One Of His Strongest Songs To Date With “Cloud City” : Future Bass / Chill-TrapPosted in Bangin by josh | Tags: Cloud City, Ep, Future Bass, Sweater Beats, Trap
New York's rising future-bass producer Sweater Beats has been holding his own lately. TSIS has premiered his Diplo & Friends mix and Toddla T mix as well as his unreal remixes of Flume & Chet Faker's "Drop The Game" and Snakehips "Days With You" among others. Now, set to release his biggest project to date, the upcoming Cloud City EP on HW&W Recordings (home to the equally notable Kytranada and Stwo), Sweater Beats has given us a taste of what's to come with the album's title track.
"Cloud City" demonstrates the New York producer's unique ability to smoothly combine multiple layers of sound. Flume comes to mind with the use of tight drums and sharp cymbals; but Sweater Beats shows off his own distinct flare with a melody of choppy synths that turn up the energy and bring urgency to the peak of the composition. As always, the time and effort put into Sweater Beats tracks is apparent. "Cloud City" is upbeat, making you feel almost as if you were living in the Cloud City level in a Super Mario Bros game.
Cloud City EP is set to release on October 28th for free (submit your email here to have the EP sent directly to you on release day). For now, enjoy the first taste and stream the track below!
Sweater Beats – Cloud City
Clockwork Indigo is the new collaborative project of Brooklyn rap groups The Underachievers and Flatbush Zombies. The similar natures of subject matter and rapping style makes this supergroup a perfect match as the chemistry between all 5 rappers couldn't be stronger. Just a month after debuting their first single “Butterfly Effect", Clockwork Indigo have unveiled a five track, self titled EP full of non-stop relentless verses over the typical eerie production by Erick Arc "The Architect" Elliot of Flatbush Zombies. Listen below to the EP in it's entirety. This newfound collective will be hitting the road, look at dates and info below the player. Enjoy!
Clockwork Indigo – Clockwork Indigo EP | Stream Only
Flatbush Zombies & The Underacheivers are going to be taking the Clockwork Indigo project on the road on the "Electric Koolade Experience" kicking off on October 19th! See dates below here and pick up your tickets through here.
10/17 Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose
10/18 Madison, WI – Majestic
10/19 Chicago, IL – Concord
10/20 Minneapolis, MN – First Ave
10/22 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
10/24 Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
10/25 Denver, CO – Cervantes
10/26 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
10/28 Salt Lake City, UT – Complex
10/30 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
10/31 Eugene, OR – Wow Hall
11/01 Vancouver, BC – Vogue
11/02 Seattle, WA – Showbox
11/04 Oakland, CA – Metro
11/05 Santa Cruz, CA – Cataylst
11/06 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda
11/07 Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater
11/08 San Diego, CA – Soma
11/09 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
11/10 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
11/13 Austin, TX – Scoot Inn
11/14 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
11/15 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
11/16 Dallas, TX- Trees
11/19 Orlando, FL – Firestone
11/20 Miami, FL – Grand Central
11/21 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
11/23 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
11/25 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
11/28 Washington, DC – Fillmore
11/30 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
12/02 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
12/03 Toronto, ON – Guvernment
12/05 New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
12/06 Boston, MA – Paradise
12/07 Philadelphia, PA – TBA
Big Sean just signed with Roc Nation management (Jay Z's company) last night and today kicks off the announcement with a brand new 4 song EP.
The 4 songs include a a standout track "I Don't Fuck With You" featuring E-40 produced by Kanye West, DJ Mustard and DJ Dahi which sounds like an instant hit. The other tracks include "4th Quarter" produced by Key Wane, "Paradise" produced by MikeWillMadeIt, and "Jit / Juke" produced by Nate Fox / The Internz / L&F. Sean offers some solid verses throughout the 4 tracks and gets extremely excited on what we can expect from his third studio album that he is currently working on. Listen below and enjoy!
Breakout UK producer and DJ Mat Zo who's unable to stick with one style or genre has always wanted to do things his own way, so estasblishing his own imprint within the electronic world only made sense. Mat Zo joins the ranks of Diplo (Mad Decent), Skrillex (OWSLA), Claude VonStroke (Dirtybird), A Trak (Fools Gold) and others by starting his very own music label called Mad Zoo and has wasted little time in putting out its debut release via a two track The Up Down Left Right EP. The first single off the release is a disco-filled collaboration with The Knocks titled "Get Up 2 Get Down", and the newest track showcases Mat Zo at his finest yet again as he puts together an techy array of electro twists and house appeal on "Left and Right". The EP is available for free download for a limited time only thanks to Mat Zo, so we strongly urge you to act on this gift now and be sure to look out for more releases via Mad Zoo in the near future! Enjoy
Mat Zo – The Up Down Left Right EP | Free Download
We recently heard "Can't Wait To" from Lunice, the first offering from his solo record earlier this month and today we get the latest news on the other half of TNGHT, Hudson Mohawke. This song "Chimes" was first debuted back in 2012 during TNGHT live shows and a live video of them playing the song at Trans Musicales surfaced online, which was actually one of the first things to get me hooked on the duo. The song starts with an unforgettable eerie synth quickly escalating to some relentless 808 filled drops and some chopped up effects leaving the listener with an unreal amount of energy for such a short song. This is the first track to be released of Hud Mo's upcoming brand new Chimes EP, featuring 4 new songs set to release September 30th via Warp Records.
The song was also just used in the latest Apple ad for MacBook Pro centered around stickers. Watch ad below
Hudson Mohawke – Chimes | Available September 30th
Chimes EP Tracklist:
03. King Kong Beaver
04. Chimes (Grammer Re-Edit)
LA elite beatmaker Shlohmo first collaborated with R&B star Jeremih last year for a suprising collaboration "Bo Beep", then followed up with the single "No More". Well today we have a brand new full release from the lethal duo, featuring a total of 5 songs featuring 2 brand new ones as well as a new extended cut of the "Fuck U All The Time" remix that started it all. What we hear in the "No More" EP is some true chemistry. The artists have had time to truly get to know each other past the initial meetings that spurred the first two tracks. It's hard to put into words how perfect the styles of both artists compliment each other. From the spacey, far out yet soulful hip-hop inspired productions of Shlohmo paint the perfect canvas for Jeremih's sensually charged R&B vocals to seriously murder. The last track on the EP has none other than growing star Chance the Rapper to lay down a verse after a half time break, adding his signature light hearted twist.
The entire EP has been leaked before it's release as a free download thanks to the artists themselves so grab a copy while still available here.
Feed Me who continues to be one of the most exciting names in the EDM world has let loose his anticipated brand new release, Feed Me’s Psychedelic Journey EP. The 4 track EP featuring the previewed "Alarm Clock", "Time For Myself" "Patience" and final track "Without Gravity". The release spans from the high energy, hard hitting bangers fused with the perfect amount of melody and unreal textures. The final track we haven't heard until today "Without Gravity" packs a cinematic intro quickly featuring some eerie almost organ influence synths setting the tone for the rather epic song. The 4 track release is now available to purchase released through Feed Me's own Sotto Voce record label. Thoughts on where his sound continues to go? Enjoy!
Feed Me – Feed Me’s Psychedelic Journey EP | iTunes
Being a top dawg in an industry involves personal sacrifices and putting in the man hours to obtain, something iconic genre blending producers Zeds Dead can attest to having spent most of their time on the road delivering their captivating music to the masses year round while releasing new material steadily. Diplo's eclectic eye spotted their talent early on and signed D.C. and Hooks to his prestigious Mad Decent label, which has released 3/6 EP's from the duo including their brand new Somewhere Else EP out now!
I've talked in length on how the EP showcases a different, more versatile side of Zeds Dead production; their collaboration with Alt Rock / Indie friend Twin Shadow on "Lost You" took on a deep house design while "Hadouken" featured more of their well known dubstep and bass creation capabilities. The release is quite easy to digest in one sitting and contains a stunning bass-infused collaboration with fellow Toronto producer Memorecks "Collapse", the electro soul / chill bass single "Stone Caponed" featuring long-time MC partner Omar Linx and a sultry saxophone addition by Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic, and an electro / bass turnup with Dirytphonics and songstress Bright Lights titled "Where Are You Know" and a few others. Dare I say this EP is a must obtain addition to anyones music collection as Zeds Dead show how broadening one capacity to entice listeners through genre blending can have a positive outcome on their production. Stream the EP in full below and grab your digital download now via iTunes! Enjoy
Zeds Dead – Somewhere Else EP | iTunes
LA to Boulder producer / DJ / keytar player Kill Paris recently released a brand new remix to his own song "Falling In Love Again" alongside Bees Knees on his Foreplay EP. Well the funky electro anthem has been brought to life in the official music video taking place in the middle of a throwback roller skating party. We see singers Alma and Marty Rod rocking out alongside Kill Paris himself and collaborator Bees Knees all in full funky throwback attire. Watch the video below and make sure to check out the rest of the Foreplay EP if you haven't. Enjoy!
Kill Paris feat. Marty Rod & Alma – Falling in Love Again (Kill Paris & Bees Knees Keytar Mix) | iTunes
Joey Bada$$ and his Pro Era crew continue making waves by releasing the latest Pro Era project, The Shift EP. Spread over 5 tracks we get a taste of the rest of the Pro Era crew outside of Joey including Kirk Knight, Dyemond Lewis, Nyck Caution, CJ Fly, A La $ole, Dessy Hinds, Roka-Mouth, Dirty Sanchez and Jakk The Rhymer. Joey's signature flow shines bright on both "Butterflies" and "On My Life", yet the rest of the release lets us get more familiar with the rest of the talented crew. You can listen to the full release below in full and pick up a free copy thanks to ScionAV. Enjoy!
Joey Bada$$ – The Shift EP | Free Download
“Extortion” [Kirk Knight X Dyemond Lewis] Prod. By Kirk Knight
“Come Come” [Dirty Sanchez X Roka-Mouth X Jakk The Rhymer] 47′s Prod. By Roka-Mouth
“Hail Razor” [A La $ole X Dessy Hinds X CJ Fly] Prod. By Backpack
“On My Life” [Joey Bada$$ X Nyck Caution] Prod. By Kirk Knight
“Butterflies” [Dirty Sanchez x Roka x CJ Fly x Nyck Caution x ALa $ole x Dessy x Joey Bada$$]
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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