This past weekend, Boulder, Colorado natives Big Gigantic made their mark at the iconic Coachella Music & Arts Festival during the first of two scheduled performances. Both Dominic Lalli (Sax / DJ) and Jeremy Salken (Drums) performed their signature blend of live instrument powered electronic music to the festival setting like they do best. From the Sax solos to Dom amping the crowd up, the energy was not in short supply. The set list featured a mixture of the new tracks from their recent The Night Is Young album as well as old favorites and party inducing remixes including "I Need A Dolla" and "Can I Get A" amongst more. They even brought out the local Shadow Hills High School Marching Band to add some extra energy to some of the tracks. Watch the entire set in full and enjoy!
Big Gigantic – Coachella 2014 Live Set
Coachella weekend has been filled with surprises thus far and legendary rapper Nas not only delivered an energized set, but possibly the biggest guest appearance of the weekend. Nas celebrated the occasion with a special tribute to one of the most iconic albums in hip-hop, playing his Illmatic album in full for it's 20th year anniversary.
If that wasn't enough on it's own, he participated in Coachella's spirit by bringing out a very very special surprise guest, fellow New York hip-hop icon Jay-Z (who he once had a huge feud with), to perform "Dead Presidents" and "Where I'm From". Nas snuck in a few other hits including "One Mic" and "Made You Look". To help end the set, he brought Diddy out for "Hate Me Now". All together it was easily one of the most entertaining hip-hop sets we have ever seen. Stream the entire performance below and enjoy!
Nas – Coachella 2014 Live Set
"I F*cking Love My Life Right Now…"
The words echoed throughout a packed audience within the Sahara Tent at Coachella Music Festival as Skrillex, one of the top producer / DJs of our current electronic music generation, took the stage full of zest and sporting a brand new production rig for his one of a kind "mothership". Sensory overload was greeted with an engaging performance from the OWSLA kingpin as a combination of stunning visuals on display for the first time and tailored specifically for this set, coincided with the artists signature delivery of music spanning multiple genres. Yes, bass music was the main focal point of the performances as were tracks off Skrillex's recent debut artists album Recess, but the rawness and fearlessness to transition into hip-hop/rap, place an interlude featuring MGMT's "Kids", and having guest appearances from Dillon Francis and A$AP Rocky made the set as special for those in attendance or watching at home could have asked for. Stream the set below via SoundCloud or Youtube below and above all… Enjoy!
Skrillex – Coachella 2014 Live Set
The perfection was real on Friday, April 12th 2014 as one of the most iconic rap duo's of all time brought the curtains down on the first day of Coachella Music and Arts Festival. We've tracked the news of Outkast reuniting to celebrate 20 years of delivering music to the masses since last year and the first of a long list of high profile performances at this summers music festivals went down flawlessly. Big Boi and Andre 3000 played what felt like their entire discography which included hits like "Bombs Over Baghdad", "Rosa Parks", "Ms. Jackson" and featured guest performances from Janelle Monáe, Future, Sleepy Brown and an attempt to bring out Killer Mike that was cut due to time constaints. You can view the performance in it's entirety below and above all… Enjoy!
Outkast – Coachella 2014 Full Live Set Video
The dust has now settled from Ultra Music Festival 2014 and we can't help but think the highlight moment minus any controversy took place Sunday afternoon when OWSLA head honcho Skrillex joined forces with Mad Decent kingpin Diplo to turn up the main stage as Jack U for the second time since its inception last fall. The performance went above the crowds expectations as the two titans lifted the atmosphere going into the final hours of the festival. Firing off a string of tracks from Skrillex recent debut artist album Recess along with Diplo sprinkling a few choice originals , the two unleashed a fury of bpm smashing heaters including unreleased tracks from the Jack U project, GTA, TWRK, a jaw dropping collab between Antiserium and Snails, and a troll of their own involving an electro synth sample of George Michael's "Careless Whsiper". By the end of the set, which featured a serenade of Toto's "Africa", Jack U was trending worldwide via Twitter with adoration pouring in from fans and prominent producers / DJs alike. As we await the next Jack U appearance, the stream below will have to tie us over for now. Enjoy
Skrillex & Diplo (Jack U) – Live @ Ultra Music Festival 2014 | Stream Only
Tracklist After The Jump:
The day is finally here! As hundreds of thousands of eager electronic music enthusiasts descend upon the streets of Miami, Florida for the marquee international live event known as Ultra Music Festival over the next three days, the event coordinators have continued to provided those who could not physically join the party with something special as they stream live performances for the world to view. Whether your at home watching with a group of friends or on the go, take a look at the schedule of performers below and tune into Ultra's YouTube channel here to see performances from the likes of Skrillex, Avicii, Tiesto, Flosstradamus, Kaskade, Chance The Rapper, Afrojack, David Guetta, Hardwell, Dillon Francis, Wolfgang Gartner, Zedd, Steve Aoki, Gramtik, DVVBS, Nervo, Pusha T, Martin Garrix, Diplo, Kill The Noise, Bro Safari, RL Grime and many more! We wish everyone a safe festival experience and enjoy!
UMF TV Live Stream Schedule – ALL EST Time
*Streaming of Ultra Music Festival is now over.
Skrillex Announces Massive North American Mothership Tour with Dillon Francis, Dj Snake, What So Not and Milo & OtisPosted in Events, News by Bryan | Tags: Dillon Francis, DJ Snake, Flume, LIVE, Milo & Otis, Mothership, Skrillex, Tickets, Tour
Not sure if you could ask for a better cast of individuals being featured on the same bill as iconic producer Skrillex returns to touring in the US this summer with the 2014 edition of his patented "Mothership" live event series. The tour will see a completely new stage design and visual elements as Skrillex spent time orchestrating and rehearsing the live aesthetics for how to engage with fans while performing this time around. With the likes of Dillon Francis, DJ Snake, What So Not (Flume b2b Emoh Instead), and Milo & Otis added as support for the tour, this will easily be one of the most sought after concert series to attend this upcoming summer. Watch Skrillex speak about the tour more below and grab tickets on sale now!
Skrillex – Mothership Tour 2014 | Tickets
Tour Dates after the jump
Thats right folks! Daft Punk’s highly acclaimed Random Access Memories has not only struck a five Grammy nominations, but one includes a revolutionary first ever electronic album getting throw in the mix for “Album Of The Year”. Well on January 26th the robots will perform live at the awards ceremony for the first time since 2008 alongside Kanye West. According to an executive producers for The Grammys, the performance will be “a collaborative and celebratory stage performance that honors their multi-nominated music.” This sounds like they will be performing a few of their collaboration featuring Pharrell and Nile Rodgers. We will release more information as it becomes available, but Daft Punk’s first performance in years is surely a big highlight heading into 2014!
A few weeks back Daft Punk unveiled the first new song to the world in years in the form of a 15 second ad ran during Saturday Night Live. Well fellow French artist Vanderway apart of the L’ordre Collectif decided to reworked the 15 second sample of the track off Random Access Memories into a full on song complete with instruments and live vocals. Aside from being one of the most unique ideas for creating a song, it is incredible. It has a extra chill vibe pumpd full of funky Daft Punk energy. I really can’t stop replaying this track. Check out more info on the new album here. Enjoy!
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories (Daft Punk – Random Access Memories (Vanderway Edit) | Download
You can pre-order the Random Access Memories Here
The X-Games that take place in Aspen every year are one of the biggest events of the year in winter sports. And every year there ares some of the biggest musical acts to help set the mood. This year was electro pop star Calvin Harris and Diplo‘s party fueled Major Lazer. We have the full 60+ stream from each artist. Calvin Harris throws down a huge progressive / electro house set filled with countless hits from himself and other big acts, mixing seamlessly. The next day, (today), feature Major Lazer playing at set that didn’t let the cold stop them one bit. Diplo really manages connect with the crowd and get them moving, as usual. For those who couldn’t make be there this year, what a better way to enjoy it.
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Calvin Harris at X-Games 1/26/2013
Major Lazer at X-Games 1/27/2013
Yes.. The Strokes are back! The incredible New York based band are back with a new song, and are giving it away for free. Front man Julian Casablancas has done his been pursueing his solo project, but haven’t released something under The Strokes since 2011. This new song “One Way Trigger” defintely feels differnt then their previous stuff, but I am loving it. What do you think about the shift? Comment below
Fresh after dropping us “Let’s Get Weird” the Bassjackers team up with Hardstyle legend Showtek for a massive track. “Hey!” is a straight bass infused anthem that would techically get classified as Electro House, but both Bassjackers and Showtek’s roots shine through strongly. This is the track for shutting down the biggest festival, or any set, or on your next playlist. Can’t get over how intense this is, and the video shows exactly how it does destroy crowds live. No download yet, just a video for now. Turn this up, enjoy!
Showtek & Bassjackers – Hey!
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 have grown a lot since, but the original goal has stayed the same, making it easier for you to discover sick new music you have 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 Thissongissick, we work with musicians and record labels from all over the world to showcase a variety of freshest electronic, hip-hop, indie, and other fresh genres to a worldwide following that now reaches millions of music lovers over 110+ countries, every single month. Make yourself at home, enjoy countless amazing musicians from a variety of genres and let the sick sounds fill your ears.Enjoy!