The multi talented TSIS supported artist Jon Bellion has continued to carve his own path blending R&B, Indie, and Hip-Hop for a unique combination. His most recent album The Definition is still seeing regular rotation over here, and was amazing seeing it performed live on the complimenting tour last fall.
Well today we have the first new song from Jon in 2015, "Woodstock," a powerful one-off single. The song has Jon continuing to expand on his unique style blending various genres for something that is fun and catchy while written and produced by Jon himself. The production on this one brings a far out, spacey, classic rock inspired twist to the sound we've grown to know from Jon.
He has also just announced his newest national run of shows, The Definition Tour. See all the dates below!
Jon Bellion – Woodstock
London based artist Tourist has garnared attention for various reasons over the past couple of years, but he just may have released his biggest tune to date. "Holding On" is a forward thinking future bass meets house dance record with a splash of indie influence that just works so perfect. Featuring some guest vocals from Josef Salvatt & Niia providing a duet of sorts interchanging as the beat progresses through various stages throughout. You will have to get used to replaying the stream below as the song won't officially be released until May 24th via Polydor Records. Enjoy!
TOURIST will be playing some limited festival plays this year, including Coachella, so make sure you don't miss out.
Tourist – Holding On (Feat. Josef Salvat & Niia) iTunes
Producer trio Autograf have been TSIS favorites since we premiered their remixes over the past year including Pharrell and Daft Punk's "Gust Of Wind" or Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" amongst many other remixes and we've been following them ever since.
Today we are happy to present their first ever original track titled "Dream" and after listening you see how perfect the name is. The song opens with a spacey wood xylophone melody the quickly moves into some smooth male vocals which eventually leads to some piano fueled drops. The song will take you away into a dream and have you not wanting it to end. If this is any indication of what other future original material from Autograf will sound like, we are in for a treat. Also don't miss out as Autograf will be hitting the road with Klingande, see all the dates after the player. Listen below, stay tuned for a download or official release and enjoy!
Autograf – Dream
* With Klingande
3/18 – Concord Music Hall* – Chicago, IL
3/19 – London Music Hall* – London, ON
3/20 – Monks – Missoula, MT
3/21 – Fonda Theatre* – Los Angeles, CA
3/22 – Mezzanine* – San Francisco, CA
3/24 – Mezzanine* – San Francisco, CA
3/24 – Delano Beach Club – Miami, FL
3/25 – Celebrities* – Vancouver, BC
3/27 – No Sugar Added – Miami, FL
3/27 – Odesza No.Sleep Afterparty @ Delano – Miami, FL
Whatever they have in the water down in Australia is leading to a non stop flow of incredible emerging artists. Following up Flume and Chet Faker, the forward thinking Aussie record label Future Classic has unveiled their latest secret weapon, the incredible George Maple. The Australian singer offers seductive vocals over a signature Future Classic instrumental. Grand Marshall offer a contrasting rap verse to help round out the track. This will have you undoubtedly hitting replay multiple times. You can listen to the full track below and pick up your copy through iTunes. Enjoy!
George Maple – Where You End And I Begin Feat. Grande Marshall | iTunes
Louis Futon has had quite an eventful 2015 so far, with a hugely successful self-titled Louis Futon EP released as a free download alongside two huge remixes of both ODESZA and Just A Gent. Today the new music continues as he takes on breakout rapper G-Eazy and his single "Let's Get Lost" from his #1 studio album which features smooth vocals from Devon Baldwin.
He completely reimagines the song, layering in some unbelievable new drums that set the tone for the track. Future bass, trap, and even some house elements are all fused with a defined hip-hop edge for a genre explosion that you won't be able to stop listening to. The result reminds me of Louis' career starting bootleg of Mos Def's "Ms. Fat Booty" in the best way possible. Looks like there is a limited free download so grab it while available. Enjoy!
G-Eazy – Let's Get Lost (Louis Futon Remix) ft. Devon Baldwin | Free Download
Today we are happy to present a new act going by Karma Fields who reached out to us about a new song "Build The Cities" featuring Kerli on the vocals. Following in the same path as Zhu and other mysterious acts, little is known about Karma Fields other than they've created this fresh dance song that borders the deeper side of electro and house with a very melodic twist. "Build The Cities" will take you on a rollercoaster ride that you won't want to stop. We have word the track first appeared in an alleged hacking of the Monstercat live stream, the same record label that has released the track. You can stream the song below and grab a copy on iTunes via Monstercat. Enjoy
Karma Fields – Build The Cities (Ft. Kerli) | iTunes
One of our favorite New York acts is without a doubt the always fresh duo The Knocks. We’ve featured them an extensive amount on TSIS over the years. Well the guys have been locked in the studio for the past few months and have said they have accumulated nearly 3 albums worth of material. To celebrate the end of the studio sessions they have released a brand new song “Dancing With Myself”, and while there’s no details on if this is on an upcoming album or just a one off, it’s pretty amazing. We hear a slightly downtempo side full of infectious synths and piano lines and even an epic sax solo at the very end of the track. Enjoy!
The Knocks – Dancing With Myself
Swedish based Kasbo continues to appear on our radar yet again for the fourth time in a few months following his remixes of both Louis Futon's "Sir Rock" and Icona Pop's "Get Lost" and breakout original Kaledioscope. Today he takes on indie group Vance Joy and flips their 2013 single "Riptide" and gives it a proper 2015 future bass makeover. Kasbo completely reimagines the song adding new piano lines and unique percussion that rides into melodic drops while managing to highlight the vocals and guitar perfectly. Enjoy
Vance Joy – Riptide (Kasbo Remix) | Free Download
Today I’m excited to bring you a refreshing new remix I found from an artist with very little info public info named Danielle. She or he (hoping it’s a she), has taken newcomer indie band Freedom Fry and flipped their song "Shaky Ground" into an indie electronic slice of perfection. Some new drums help define the new mix, the vocals are chopped up perfectly, and just the right amount of electronic edge is added to the blend. I haven’t been able to stop replaying this tune as I’m sure will be the same case with you. Listen below and grab a free download Danielle has made available. Enjoy!
Freedom Fry – Shaky Ground (Danielle Remix) | Free Download
Washington based producer and one half of the duo Hotel Garuda, Manila Killa, has been gaining tons of buzz in the digital world with a string of remixes including, most recently, his spin on Dawn Golden's "All I Want" and London Grammar's "Strong" among many others. His latest remix target is LA-based indie band Smallpools and their debut single "Karaoke" from their forthcoming LOVETAP! album. Manila Killa slows things down on this one adding brand new piano lines and unique percussion elements leaving us with a refreshing new tune. Listen to the premiere below and grab an exclusive free download for our readers thanks to Manila Killa and Smallpools. Enjoy
Smallpools – Karaoke (Manila Killa Remix) | Free Download
French producer / DJ Madeon is just over a month away from releasing his highly anticipated album "Adventure" which we have been informed, will feature collaborations with bands Bastille, Foster the People and even Passion Pit. Today we get our hands on the song with Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit; it's a disco infused production with the perfect blend of organic upbeat indie influence. It will be hard not to keep this song on repeat so stream in full below and most of all. Enjoy!
Madeon – Pay No Mind (ft. Passion Pit) | Pre-Order on iTunes
The Atlanta based rapper Raury has been quietly assembling a dedicated fan base through online songs and videos and today releases his most powerful song to date. Teaming up with Malik Shakur he delivers a reflection on the unfortunate series of events that have unfolded recently in the United States including the deaths of Darren Wilson and Mike Brown amongst others.
Listen to the new song below and hopefully we can “Fly above". Enjoy!
Raury & Mallik Shakur – Fly
Also it seems fitting that we bring up his breakout single "God's Whisper" as well.
Raury – God's Whisper
Canadian male / female duo Purity Ring exploded onto the music scene 2 years ago with their debut album Shrines, and now have some long awaited news on new music. Their sophomore album entitled, Another Eternity will be released on March 3rd this year. Today, we get the new single “Begin Again” following up “Push Pull”. The song captures their raw electronic-meets-indie style that is tied together by singer Megan James’s smooth vocals. The full album track-listing is below. Listen to the song and receive a free copy when you pre-order the album. Enjoy!
Purity Ring – Begin Again | Pre-Order on iTunes
Sam Smith has become the new most remixed artist ever in the past year, and we aren’t complaining thanks to his strong vocals inspiring some amazing pieces and today we have latest. His song “Leave Your Lover” has been flipped by rising Australian house producer Motez giving it a funky upbeat house twist. The vocals shine bright as they are chopped to perfection mixed with a thumping bass groove and piano line that will have you moving. No details on if we will be lucky enough to see a release or download here. Enjoy!
This reminds us of his also phenomenal remix of Ellie Goulding’s “Beating Heart” he released last year.
Sam Smith – Leave Your Lover (Motez Remix)
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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