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.
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
Beach Festival ‘Hangout’ 2015 Lineup Is Massive Featuring Skrillex, Major Lazer, Griz, Gramatik, Beck & 50 More!Posted in Bangin, Chill, Events by nick | Tags: Gramatik, Griz, Hangout Music Festival, Major Lazer, Skrillex
Hangout is one of the most unique festivals in the country as it takes place literally on the beach; specifically in the heart of the south on the beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama. The special event has just announced it's lineup for the 2015 edition of the festival which is taking place over the weekend of May 15th – 17th.
The lineup is always very well rounded featuring a mixture of live bands and electronic music for a guaranteed great time year after year. For electronic artists, this year we get Skrillex, Major Lazer, Griz, Gramatik, Odesza, Adventure Club, Krewella, Robert DeLong, Goldroom and more. For live music, what the festival is known for, there's an all star cast featuring Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band, Beck, My Morning Jacket, Cold War Kids, Lupe Fiasco, Phantogram, Umphrey's McGee, Damian Marley, Galactic ft. Macy Grey, Beats Antique, Vance Joy, Toro Y Moi, Trampled By Turtles and much much more. Check out the FULL LINEUP BELOW.
Some of the TSIS crew has been in attendance for years, but this marks the first time I will personally by making it out!
Tickets for the festival are on sale tomorrow Jan 13th at 9 am CST here.
GRiZ… now where is there to start with him? A TSIS favorite artist we have been supporting through his early remixes and both full length free albums is back with some exciting news we have been waiting for.
GRiZ has been hard at work over the last few months taking the first break in his career from live shows to focus on his best original music to date. He has been working with various groups of talented musicians from all over the country, playing, jamming, and recording with them. We will have more official details surrounding this exciting new project in the next few weeks, including the album's title, release date, and more surrounding the unique creation process… but today, we get a taste of the new project.
The first song from the album is "A Fine Way To Die" which is a revamped approach to the funky soul filled signature style we've grown to love from GRiZ. The live funk influence is fused with the gritty electronic bass sounds which come to life like never before thanks to the addition of some original vocals from newcomer Orlando Napier who completes the track. Stream the track below and grab a free download thanks to GRiZ.
GRiZ – A Fine Way To Die | Free Download
Also while Grant was taking a break from live shows for the first time in his career, he managed to plan a very special show to close out the year. "Grizmas" couldn't be any closer getting ready to takeover the legendary Masonic Temple in his home city of Detroit. The show is happening on December 21st and features support from ODESZA, Will Sessions and Gosh Pith. We have word there are a very limited amount of tickets left for this show, so don't wait and be forced to help scalpers. Buy tickets here.
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
The time has finally come as thousands of people have made their ways to Chattahoochee Hills, right outside of Atlanta, Georgia for the second edition of TomorrowWorld, the American expansion of the legendary TomorrowLand. While not everyone is lucky enough to be able to attend the festival, you will all be able to tune into the madness all three days thanks to the fine folks at TomorrowWorld.
You will be able to see some of the amazing international acts play at some of the most visually stunning stages that look like the folks at DisneyWorld were behind crafting. Lineup of who is playing listed out below.
SATURDAY SCHEDULE (All Times are EST)
GTA, Showtek, and more 7pm – 9pm
Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Steve Aoki, Dillon Francis 9pm – 11pm
Diplo, Skrillex, and others 11pm – 1am
Breathe in the funky aroma of blossoming Lawrence, Kansas natives The Floozies brand new creation as the duo serve up a delightful single that follows up their fresh remix of Lettuce's "Do It Like You Do". The cooler than cool vibes and melodic electro-funk foundation of "Back On It" is too good to enjoy just once as they include their patented live guitar elements, a captivating saxophone sample provided by Big Gigantic frontman Dominic Lalli, and various glitchy synth patterns into the production. Loose yourself in the feel good nature of the stream below and be sure to pick up the download when it drops on GRiZ's Liberated Music Label.
The Floozies feat. Dominic Lalli – Back On It | Stream Only
Those who've followed the inspiring rise of Minnesota to Chicago transplant producer Manic Focus know all to well of TSIS supporting the his artistic talents through various collaborations, well crafted remixes spanning the bass spectrum, and even premiering his full length albums Definition of the Rhythm and Distant Perspective. Having officially signed to GRiZ's emerging DIY record label Liberated Music means a new album is not only on its way, but very close to completion and I have the distinct privilege of presenting the releases debut single "On The Horizon" for all you MF fanatics new and old.The abundance of funk, blues, and electro-soul elements structured perfectly on the track will have you grooving in happiness from start to finish as the feel good vibes are in high supply. If Manic Focus' past is any reflection on the future, his forthcoming album will be one of the top free releases of the year and you can guarantee that we'll keep you up-to-date on any news as it becomes available. Also if you happen to be venturing to Electric Forest this upcoming weekend, be sure to check out the debut collaboration performance of Manic Focus and Pretty Lights Music artist Michal Menert as they closeout the Forest Stage on Sunday at 11:45pm being known as Manic Menert!
Manic Focus – On The Horizon | Free Download
GRiZ – Fall In Love Too Fast (Exmag Remix) : Must Hear Chillout Funk / Electro-Soul Masterpiece [Free Download]Posted in Bangin, Chill, Premieres by nick | Tags: Electro Soul, Exmag, Free Download, Funk, Griz, Liberated Music, Remix
One of the leading Funk / Soul pioneers GRiZ is a producer we have seen almost no remixes of yet but that all changes as of today. New York funk live electronic group Exmag, apart of Gramatik's Lowtemp lable, have flipped an older GRiZ release "Fall In Love to Fast" from his Mad Liberation album. They've left us with a spacey unexepected journey that packs endless twist in turns throughout. Listen below to the premiere and grab an exclusive free download, Enjoy!
GRiZ - Fall In Love Too Fast (Exmag Remix) | Free Download
Funky soul producer / DJ & Sax player GRiZ just released a brand new song out of nowhere titled "Throwback". There are elements of funk, hip-hop, trap, soul, and more in this potpourri of a track. From the effected vocals to the signature Sax solo GRiZ does alongside an unexpected marimba section you will be guessing till the end on this exciting 5 minute journey. Whatever you want to call it, it will have you replaying it after the very first listen. Stream below and look out for a free download in a few day. As always, enjoy!
GRiZ is also currently finishing up his Power in Numbers tour and will be embarking on festival run this summer. Check out all of his dates here.
GRiZ – Throwback | Free Download Coming Soon
SnowBall Music Festival has made it's move to Denver, Colorado for it's 2014 edition and has quite the impressive lineup ranging from headliners Pretty Lights, Knife Party and GRiZ plus a stacked lineup of other talent. The festival couldn't be closer and we have one last chance to send one of you to the festival for the time of your life.
We are sending one winner to the festival with two 3-Day VIP passes to the festival with 2 tickets to one after party of your choice, and then at the festival you will get a meet & greet with headliner GRiZ and then get to watch his set from side stage!! This is will be the night one of you will never forget. All you have to do to enter is through the widget below via E-mail, Facebook, Twitter and more with each entry increasing your chances!
HOW TO ENTER: Enter through Widget here, every step increasing your entries and overall chance, good luck!
Grand Prize Winner (1 Picked)
-2 VIP 3-Day Passes to SnowBall Music Festival
-2 Tickets to any official SnowBall after party of your choice
-Meet & Greet for 2 with GRiZ before his set
-Side stage access for 2 during GRiZ's main stage set
[PREMIERE] Lettuce – Slippin Into Darkness (GRiZ Remix) (Ft. Jessica Griffiths) : Must Hear Electro-Soul / Funk Remix [Free Download]Posted in Bangin, Chill, Premieres by nick | Tags: Electro Soul, Free Download, Funk, Future-Funk, Griz, Lettuce, Remix, Soul
Electro-Soul pioneer GRiZ is back with a brand new remix, taking on funk live band Lettuce and their song "Slippin Into Darkness". He flipped the song upside down by rearranging the funky melodies while layering in his own; giving the song even more of unique touch, he brought in completely new vocalist by the name of Jessica Griffiths who turns out to be a Country singer GRiZ asked to rap, oh GRiZ. The completely new drums are just brutal packing even more fierce drop sections that will guarantee to have you moving as it's all tied together with his signature soulful twist. Make sure to check out Grant's recent sophomore album Rebel Era that is available completely for free download. Enjoy!
Lettuce – Slippin Into Darkness (GRiZ Remix) (Ft. Jessica Griffiths) | Free Download
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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