England native, Los Angeles transplant Mat Zo has been a familiar name on the site for quite some time now. He earned a spot on Porter Robinson's "Worlds Remixed" remix package and was featured for his flip of The Knocks' "Collect My Love" before that. Just yesterday though he announced the March 25th release date for his forthcoming album Self Assemble, which he has boldly decided to release through his own label Mad Zoo rather than his former purveyors Anjuna Beats and Astralwerks. Today he takes large strides towards independence with the first official cut off of the project called "Soul Food."
Aside from the standard house kick drum and clap serving as the backbone of the track, Mat Zo ensures "Soul Food" further establishes his ability to create innovative, disco influenced songs like noneother. As disco and new soul elements course through the songs pulsating veins, the British producer has yet again created an authentic house / disco sound that at no point feels half-hearted. And just as you think the song is coming to a close (around the 3:30 mark) Mat Zo revives the track with a tense build up and a head banging drop, worthy of countless replays. Listen below and enjoy the free download!
Mat Zo – Soul Food (Club Mix) | Free Download
We last heard from the Dutch duo Vicetone in December with their epic house single "Pitch Black" via Spinnin' Records which we were proud to premiere. The two now have the world listening to their latest contribution "Is This Love."
Remixing Bob Marley's timeless song "Is This Love" into a vivacious house tune, Vicetone morph the reggae vibes into a dancehall jam. While the foundation of the song is turned into a pulsing dance track, the two make sure not to tarnish the original songs vocals and feel while still managing to execute their excellent take on the legendary track. Let Vicetone bring some much needed summer vibes into your life on "Is This Love" and grab your free download below. Enjoy
Vicetone X Bob Marley – Is This Love | Free Download
It was only two weeks ago that we premiered the second edition of "The Zoo" mix series which was an hour long compilation that included two new IDs from TSIS known artist Elephante. Well today Elephante manages to keep the good music coming with his brand new single "Black Ivory."
"Black Ivory" stands as a testament to his ever growing skill set. Delving from his typical progressive house style, Elephante pulls from the future bass sub-genre to create a lush soundscape full of bass melodies on top of the future pop foundation. He even throws a few elephant sounds into the mix to make sure he reminds listeners who created the unreal track. Listen to the premiere of "Black Ivory" below and make sure to hit that free download link!
Elephante – "Black Ivory" | Free Download
Quickly becoming one of the most exciting trap producers out there, NGHTMRE has been a site regular through an endless stream of releases. We last heard from the LA producer on his collabs with Flosstradamus on "Lighters Up" and Boombox Cartel on "Aftershock". Now the LA based beat maker returns with a brand new original "Burn Out."
With the track, NGHTMRE also gives us some very exciting news. The song is actually a cut off of his forthcoming project the NGHTMRE EP. "Burn Out" is just one of the two songs that NGHTMRE has decided to bless us with today. The other track, "Prelude," is a brief 1:40 minute piano ballad that will serve as the intro to the project. As "Prelude" comes to a dreamy close, "Burn Out" then slowly but surely erupts into an explosion of booming bass and jolting drums sure to bring listeners back into NGHTMRE's world of trap.
Expect to hear the NGHTMRE EP in full on its scheduled 3/25 release date. As always though, we'll be sure to keep you posted! For now, enjoy the TSIS premiere of "Burn Out" and grab a free download.
NGHTMRE – "Burn Out" | Free Download
NGHTMRE – Prelude
1. Prelude / 2. Burn Out
3. Get Back
4. Hold Me Close
5. Holdin’ On To Me
Also be sure to catch NGHTMRE live.
Feb 9 – San Marcos – The Marc
Feb 13 – Dallas – Crush Fest (w/ Slander)
Feb 19 – Lawrence – Granada
Feb 26 – San Jose – Wobbleland
Mar 1 – Puerto Vallarta – XTINE
Mar 4 – Barcelona – Abroadfest (w/ Slander)
Mar 5 – Cologne – Bootshaus (w/ Slander)
Mar 11 – Denver – Trap Fest
Mar 12 – New Orleans – BUKU
Mar 18 – Miami – Miami Music Week
Mar 22 – Lake Havasu – SWAT (w/ Slander)
Mar 24 – Mt. Pleasant – Wayside
Apr 2 – San Bernardino – Bassrush Massive
Apr 14 – Diesel – Pittsburgh
Apr 15 – Athens – Numbers Fest
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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