LA to Boulder based artist Kill Paris is not one to fit the mold, always managing to stand out with his unique blend of sexy R&B infused electro-soul. He announced that he was starting his own record label Sexy Eletric Records just last year, and recently announced his debut album Galaxies Between Us set to release on the label. Well now after hearing singles "Space Forest" and "You Don't Love Me No More", we get our hands on the full 9 track album. He works new influences ranging from future bass, dubstep, electro-soul and so much more all deliver in his unique R&B soaked vibe. This album is incredible front to back but one track that really stood out was "Operate" with previous TSIS featured artist Royal on the vocals. To make things better he's made this album available as a complete free download while also being on Spotify and iTunes. So prep your ears for an electro funk rollercoaster ride and grab your copy below. Enjoy!
Kill Paris – Galaxies Between Us | Free Download
Electro-Soul ambassador Gramatik will be following up his massively successful The Age Of Reason album with the newly announced Epigram EP via his own label Lowtemp. Just moments ago he debuted the lead single "Native Son" at the trendsetting Coachella music festival which features Raekwon of the iconic hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan and soul singer Orlando Napier. For the first performance he actually brought out both Raekwon and Orlando Napier to play the single for its debut unveiling. We hear Gramatik's signature sound with Orlando soulfully singing and Raekwon's unreal verse which all come together magically. He's kindly made the song immediately available to listen in full and grab a free download of. Enjoy!
Gramatik – Native Son Feat. Raekwon & Orlando Napier | Free Download
Future funk, electro-soul trendsetter GRiZ has built up a strong fanbase over the past few years and has recently been in the process of rolling out his biggest piece of work to date. "Say It Loud" is the latest studio album from GRiZ, and his most exciting venture as an artist. Unlike his last two albums Mad Liberation and Rebel Era, where sampling endless amounts of vinyl for the perfect vocals or melodies helped define his unique sound, he did things a little bit different this time around.
For this album, Grant Kwiecenski aka GRiZ decided to set up studio sessions with artists in New York City, New Orleans, Detroit and even a cabin in the middle of Michigan where he played with some of the funkiest and most soulful musicians around, recording all of the jam sessions. Then after recording with all these talented people, he used the sessions to sample and create a truly original piece of work that is now his latest album, Say It Loud.
This is the album GRiZ has been wanting to create by using others samples for years, and now finally had the tools to be able to do it.
Songs like "A Fine Way To Die" or "Funk Party" carry out the bass infused funk sound that's helped define his unique style. Songs like "The Anthem," "It's All Good," and "Stop Trippin" all showcase a more live side of GRiZ which is made possible from all his jam sessions. One of the most impressive tracks on the album is "Headspace" which is also one of the only instrumentals to make it on the project. This extra trippy, spacey cut will have you getting lost in the ambient nature of it, reminding me heavily of Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of The Moon." One of the most catchy tunes on the album is his unexpected collaboration with New York hip-hop legend Talib Kweli on "For The Love."
Like all of the music that GRiZ puts out, he has graciously made the entire thing a free download. You can grab it via pay what you want BitTorrent bundle, by entering your e-mail on his website, or picking it up via iTunes. However you do grab this record, make sure you properly enjoy it from front to back as he is one of the few artists truly creating a proper journey for the listener.
GRiZ – Say It Loud (Album) | Free Download
GRiZ, the Detroit / Colorado based funky electro-soul pioneer has been causing some raucous around the rollout of his much hyped third studio album Say It Loud, which is now officially set to release on March 31st, as a free download through his very own new imprint All Good Records. We've already heard some of the new tracks from the album "A Fine Way To Die"', "Stop Trippin" and "The Anthem" which have all displayed a newer more live, even more funky side of GRiZ that we have never seen before, but today we get a track that goes back to his roots and should please all his bass head fans. "Funk Party" is a gritty, nothing held back future funk banger that will have you jumping. The live horns, drums and more build up quickly to the first explosive drop at 1:15 that will knock you back in the best way possible.
We have the premiere of the full stream below today and you will be able to grab a free download along with the entire increasingly diverse sounding Say It Loud album when it drops on March 31st and will be distrubuted through BitTorrent along with his own website.. The album also contains a huge list of incredible collaborators including Talib Kweli, Ivan Neville, The Floozies, Manic Focus and more. See the full track-list here. Enjoy!
GRiZ – Say It Loud Album Track-List
The Anthem ft. Mike Avery
Get Down ft. Sunsquabi and Manic Focus
Need This ft. The Floozies
It’s All Good ft. Jessie Arlen
A Fine Way to Die ft. Orlando Napier
For The Love ft. Talib Kweli
Stop Trippin’ ft. iDA Hawk
Headspace (Time Is On Our Side)
Turnin’ ft. Orlando Napier
Take It High ft. Ivan Neville [BONUS TRACK]
GRiZ – Funk Party | Free Download On March 31st With Say It Loud album
Also, GRiZ is kicking off his biggest tour to date, the Say It Loud Tour starting on April 1st which will be stopping all over the country including a closing stop at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre for the largest GRiZ headline show to date. See the tour dates below and grab tickets at Mynameisgriz.com.
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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