[PREMIERE] Exmag and BRANX – Map Of Foreign Lands Ft. Kianu : Funk Meets Future House [Free Download]

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Future funk live electronic trio Exmag has been on TSIS' radar for years with classics like "Tilt Mode" ft. Gibbz and various other Lowtemp hits. Today they have teamed with NYC based and fellow Gramatik collaborator Branx for something unexpected. They have brought in some future house influence for their newest collaborative single "Map Of Foreign Lands" featuring vocals from Philadelphia based Kianu. They take their signature funky chords and pair up with future house elements using the vocals to compliment the track perfectly. Listen to the premiere below and grab a free download apart of their new collaborative EP Plants and Animals which is now available thanks to the artists and Members Only clothing company which just started its Music Series. Enjoy! 

Also Exmag are embarking on their North American tour on April 1st with Gibbz, Elaquent, Marvel Years and M!NT. Full dates below and pick up your tickets here.

Exmag and BRANX – Map Of Foreign Lands Ft. Kianu | Free Download

Tour Dates:


WED 1 APRIL The Wescott TheaterSyracuse, NY, US
THU 2 APRIL Higher GroundSouth Burlington, VT, US
FRI 3 APRIL The Underground ArtsPhiladelphia, PA, US
SAT 4 APRIL Stella BluesNew Haven, CT, US
TUE 7 APRIL Lincoln TheatreRaleigh, NC, US
WED 8 APRIL Chop ShopCharlotte, NC, US
THU 9 APRIL Asheville Music HallAsheville, NC, US
FRI 10 APRIL The ConcourseKnoxville, TN, US
SAT 11 APRIL Terminal West at King PlowAtlanta, GA, US
SUN 12 APRIL Tempt Murfreesboro, TN, US
TUE 14 APRIL Zanzabar Louisville, KY, US 
WED 15 APRIL ZanzabarLouisville, KY, US
THU 16 APRIL IntersectionGrand Rapids, MI, US 
FRI 17 APRIL Aragon BallroomChicago, IL, US
SAT 18 APRIL The Pageant St Louis, MO, US
MON 20 APRIL Bourbon TheatreLincoln, NE, US
WED 22 APRIL Granada TheatreLawrence, KS, US
THU 23 APRIL George's Majestic LoungeFayetteville, AR, US
FRI 24 APRIL Trees Dallas, TX, US
SAT 25 APRIL Emo's EastAustin, TX, US
TUE 28 APRIL Blue Moose Tap HouseIowa City, IA, US
WED 29 APRIL The Loft, BarflyMinneapolis, MN, US
THU 30 APRIL Miramar TheatreMilwaukee, WI, US
FRI 1 MAY The Vogue TheatreIndianapolis, IN, US
SAT 2 MAY Canopy ClubUrbana, IL, US
WED 6 MAY Club CaféPittsburgh, PA, US
THU 7 MAY CODAToronto, ON, Canada
FRI 8 MAY Waiting RoomBuffalo, NY, US
SAT 9 MAY The Bowery BallroomNew York, NY, US
FRI 5 JUNE Red Rocks AmphitheatreMorrison, CO, US
SUN 28 JUNE Electric Forest Festival 2015Rothbury, MI, US

GRiZ – For The Love (Ft. Talib Kweli) : Must Hear Hip-Hop / Electro-Soul

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We are getting closer and closer to the release of GRiZ’s much anticipated third studio album Say It Loud (Album artwork above) with the release of another amazing single from the project. “For The Love” features New York hip-hop legend Talib Kweli for a match made in heaven. Grant lays down the soulful feel good vibes from the horns blasting loud to the extra tight drums paving the way for Talib’s verse to shine bright along some complimenting female vocals. This will be available as a free download with his entire upcoming Say It Loud album which we are counting down the days till it’s release on March 31st and couldn’t come sooner. Enjoy! 

GRiZ – For The Love (Ft. Talib Kweli) | Free Download Coming March 31st

GRiZ Releases New Future Funk Song “The Anthem” + Announces Red Rocks Show

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Long time TSIS favorite and electro-soul pioneer GRiZ has been teasing tracks from his forthcoming, much anticipated studio album Say It Loud over the past few weeks including "A Fine Way To Die" and "Stop Trippin". Today the rollout continues with the release of the third single from the album, "The Anthem" which features the vocals of rising new singer Mike Avery. The track further displays GRiZ's blend of classic organic funk elements with the signature modern electronic edge that makes his sound so unique. Enjoy!

To coincide with the release of this new song, GRiZ has also announced that he will be headlining the iconic Red Rocks Amphithteatre on September 4th, with support from The Floozies, Manic Focus, Sunsquabi and Muzzy Bearr. This will be the biggest GRiZ show to date, and something that none of you should be missing out on, so we hope to see you all out there. 

GRiZ – The Anthem (Ft. Mike Avery)

[TSIS Premiere] Exmag & Russ Liquid – VCR : Electro Soul / Funk [Free Download]

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Live electronic group Exmag continue to break the down walls between musical genres with their latest original, a collaboration with Oakland based artist Russ Liquid. Fusing elements of live funk and jazz with a refreshing electronic twist, the group continues to deliver something exciting. The song is full of incredible keyboard melodies, captivating guitar riffs and some smooth sax. You can listen to the premiere of "VCR" below and grab an exclusive free download. Enjoy!

Colorado fans, Exmag is set to come through on a special CO run with support from Gibbz, Marvel Years, BRANX and Kinetic Groove and you can catch Russ Liquid in Denver tonight. See all the dates below. 

Exmag & Russ Liquid – VCR | Free Download

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Grandtheft & Lambo Release Funky Sax Filled Trap Anthem “Butterscotch” [Free Download]

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Toronto based producer Grandtheft just dropped off one of his top songs to date, a collaboration with Canadian producer, Lambo on "Butterscotch". The song lives up to the title being quite a buttery upbeat trap single full of bright horns. The light vocals "What's Your Favorite Type Of Lady? Butterscotch" add just the right touch to have you singing along and bobbing your head throughout. This song is a free download thanks to the artists, so don't sleep on it before it gets signed to a label and gets sold. Enjoy!

Grandtheft & Lambo – Butterscotch | Free Download

[TSIS PREMIERE] Big Gigantic – Get On Up : Electro Funk Anthem [Free Download]

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TSIS favorite, Big Gigantic had a massive 2014 with the release of The Night Is Young EP, an official remix of Zhu's "Faded", a mix for Diplo & Friends, and many other collabs.  On top of that, the duo were busy with non stop touring,  including the Mad Decent Boat Party, and taking the role as music director in Skrillex's epic SuperJam at Bonnaroo; all of this on top of selling out the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre not one but two nights for the third edition of our joint, third annual 'Rowdytown' festival in the beautiful state of Colorado.

This year, the group is not slowing down, having already turned out a laid back 'Winter Chill Mix'.  Today, we have the exclusive premiere of their newest single, "Get On Up".  The track is powered by a vicious signature sax line right from the beginning and carrying throughout the track. In typical BG fashion the song quickly moves into a festival ready breakdown that is sure to get you moving. Take the first listen of the track below and grab an exclusive free download thanks to Big G. Enjoy! 

Big Gigantic – Get On Up | Free Download

GRiZ Announces ‘Say It Loud’ Album and Shares Song “Stop Trippin” + World Tour Dates

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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) 

GRiZ Tour Dates

Pretty Lights Releases 10 New Songs For Free Through Fan

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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] GRiZ Announces All Good Records And Releases New Floozies Single As Free Download

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GRiZ who is one of the pioneers of the electro-soul and future funk sounds, along with artists like Pretty Lights and Gramatik, yet has managed to carve his own lane in the genre. The always impressive artist announced his own record label 2 years ago with the release of his most recent album Rebel Era which was put out as a free download as well as being on iTunes. Today, the artist is announcing a new chapter in his career with the closing of Liberated Music and the launch of All Good Records. This label, while still carrying out releases being freely available, is also a step in the direction of a full service record label as opposed to just an avenue for Grant (Griz) to distribute his own work. The label has two signed artists, mid west live funk duo The Floozies and Chicago based soul star and TSIS regular Manic Focus.

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You can now follow the new All Good Records on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, but you should also visit the freshly launched website www.AllGoodRecords.com where you can hear a preview of a new GRiZ song which we can expect to see on his upcoming album Say It Loud that is dropping soon.

Also to celebrate the launch, we have the latest single from the newly reformed labels' first release, The Floozies upcoming album Do Your Thing which will be released Jan 27th.  We premiered "FNKTRP" and "Fantastic Love" from the group and now have an exclusive first listen of the song "She Ain't Yo Girlfriend" which captures the signature funky Floozies sound, yet is delivered in an extra sensual manner. The vocorded vocals and the fast paced plucks only help complete the future funk classic. Listen to the premiere of the song and don't miss an exclusive free download. Enjoy!

The Floozies – She Ain't Yo Girlfriend | Free Download

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[TSIS PREMIERE] The Floozies – FNKTRP : Future Funk [Free Download]

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The Lawrence, KS based live funk duo The Floozies who brought us "Back On It" Ft. Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic and a remix of Lettuce's "Do It Like You Do" are back with some exciting news. They have a brand new album coming out next month that will be released through future funk pioneer GRiZ and his Liberated Music label. Today, we have the premiere of the album's second single "FNKTRP", having the boys incorporate some trap influence into their signature live fueled funk sound. You can grab a free download of the premiere today and look out for the full album in January. Be sure to catch The Floozies on their 26 date national "Do Your Thing" Tour starting Jan 30th. Enjoy!

The Floozies – FNKTRP | Free Download

Opiuo – Life ft. Gift Of Gab & Syreneiscreamy (KOAN Sound Remix) : Glitch Hop

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The complex nature of standout UK beatmakers Koan Sound has influenced many producers since their rise to dominance. Bending the basslines while exploring creative spaces within glitch-hop is precisely what the duo brought for their remix of Australian drum machine pioneer Opiuo's single "Life". The originals funkadelic melodies and R&B / hip-hop styled vocals from Gift Of Gab and Syr are further enhanced by Koan Sounds production, and will have you groovin' to the bass fueled beat throughout.

Opiuo - Life ft. Gift Of Gab & Syreneiscreamy (KOAN Sound Remix) | Stream

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Manic Focus Teams Up With Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic For An Electro-Soul Collab “Bumpin’ In The Voodoo”

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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

[TSIS PREMIERE] The Floozies Release Electro Funk Single “Fantastic Love”

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It's time to watch out as Lawrence, Kansas live electronic duo The Floozies have been exploding over this year thanks to a string of impressive live headline shows and festival performances on top of a string of free downloads and support from GRiZ and his Liberated Music label. Today we have the premiere of their latest new song from the duo titled "Fantastic Love" which is a single from their forthcoming album set to release through Liberated Music. The song packs their signature brand of live funk energy with the perfect electro twist. The song will have you moving right from the beginning and will keep you entertained throughout. Listen below to the premiere and we will keep you posted on a release date! Enjoy

Their music is great, but seeing The Floozies live is an entirely different experience, and they are embarking on their biggest run of concerts called the "Fantastic Love" Tour which kicks off in St. Paul, MN. See the poster below with all the dates. 

The Floozies – Fantastic Love | Stream Only

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[TSIS PREMIERE] Break Science and Manic Focus Collaborate As Manic Science And Release First Song “You Gotta Move”

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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, 

Purchase tickets for the BRKTHRU Tour HERE!!

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.

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