The Weeknd has risen from an underground favorite to topping the charts globally thanks to recent singles "The Hills" and "Can't Feel My Face" and today we get the first snippet of his next single. While in London at the London Island Private event he decided to share his newest, still currently untitled single. Unlike recent songs like "Can't Feel My Face" that feel a little more geared towards the radio, this one sounds like a true signature Weeknd ballad full of truly emotion filled vocals. While all we have is a 2 minute clip and video, you might find yourself playing it more than once. We will keep you posted as more details on this come through including name and high quality stream. Enjoy!
Seems like Skrillex has been on an un-stoppable roll latley, with the realese of Jack U's "Where Are U Now" Remix EP, some massive summer preformances, and unrealesed material continuing to surface in the festival Circuit. The latest unrealeased gem to hit the internet is his collaboration with Chicago rapper Vic Mensa, who has been on a roll of his own collaborating with Kanye West on some huge releases including thier latest single U Mad. The track is called 'No Chill' and was debuted by Vic Mensa at Echoplex in LA last night. It features trap inspired drums and sythes, with impressive versus and hooks from Vic, and Skrillex's classic lasers poking through at just the right moments to come together for a certified banger. Take a look at the video of the premier below. We will make sure to keep you updated as more news on this collab is avaliable. Enjoy
Vic Mensa & Skrillex – No Chill
Recently the creator of Minecraft and active EDM enthusiast Markus Persson has become a multi billionaire and has been spending his money in some pretty amazing ways. Just earlier this year he bought one of the most outrageous houses in LA and had a house party with Skrillex, Diplo and many others.
Well today we bring you his latest shenanigan, a 20,000 person private party thrown in the middle of Los Angels Memorial Coliseum, under a massive pitched up tent where some of the most epic visuals were projected onto the entire ceiling. He brought out DJ icons Skrillex, Diplo, DJ Snake and even rappers Rae Srremmurd. He did this to celebrate E3, which for those outside of the gaming world is the biggest trade show of the year in gaming with all the newest products getting debuted (Think of it as the SXSW of the gaming world).
Watch below and see a taste of the absolutely insane visuals and hear some unreleased music.
Video Credit: Glen Jamn
Photo Credit: Rukes
Last night completed the second exciting day of music of Governor's Ball Music Fesival which takes place annually in New York City. The 4 year old festival has quickly become one of the leading events in the country, blending a perfect balance of some of the coolest acts on the rise along with mainstream icons.
Australian's latest tastemaker to explode globally is Flume, who had one of the most anticipated sets of the weekend. With this being the very first date of his impressive American summer music festival tour, and an incredibly overdue followup album that is expected to be done or near completion, the hype couldn't be bigger for him to preview some unreleased music.
Well, he started his set with a roaring, packed crowd as the sun was on its way down. He played a variety of the hit songs from his first album alongside popular remixes. Then he let the crowd know that he had something new for us; he previewed a song that could only be described as his take on house music. We have a near 3 minute video of the new song that has some incredible signature melodies and infectious dance grooves. It sounded like it had some inspiration from his future classic label mate Hayden James.
He also played an epic remix of Notorious B.I.G. that I can only assume he made as a summer festival weapon.
The last track of the evening was another new one, yet this sounded far, far different then anything we have ever heard from Flume. This sounded like his version of a festival trap anthem. (And I never thought I'd say trap anthem and Flume in the same sentence.) From the outrageous tribal sounding 808s and unreal drums and screeching synths, this is totally a new side of Flume. We have an almost 2 minute video of this track as well.
Watch the videos below, and do not miss Flume as he is playing a large amount of festivals and headline shows all summer. We will keep you posted on any news regarding all of the originals he played.
To promote the release of his critically acclaimed new album To Pimp A Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar took to the streets of LA for an incredible late night surprise performance. Kendrick pulled an epic and unprecedented move by performing on the bed of a moving semi truck for his fans in LA as he leads a parade of people running behind.
The fans were chosen by Reebok and were led to believe they were testing out the new shoes, but then were surprised to see Kdot pull out of nowhere on the truck and proceeded to perform an entire concert, while moving. Now we have the HD quality visuals of this insane 50 minute performance where Kendrick was even joined by Thundercat. Sit back and watch this very unique experience.
International icon for all things bass music, Skrillex, made history this past weekend as he headlined Ultra Music Festival in Miami closing out the entire festival on the main stage. This was the very same slot that Swedish House Mafia played their very last show 2 years ago, which is a testament to the changing of times.
For such a massive slot, Skrillex obviously had to bring out some very special guests to make it a night to remember starting with his partner in crime Diplo joining for the entire set making it a Surprise Jack Ü performance, which makes sense since they are hot off the release of their long awaited debut collaborative album. He also brought out Kiesza, Kai, and CL to perform all their respective tracks live. It wouldn’t be a proper Miami party if none other than rapper and hip-hop mogul P. Diddy hadn’t been brought out, which he proceeded to MC the rest of the set. Then for the closing track, Skrillex and Diplo perform their single “Where Are Ü Now” featuring Justin Bieber for the first time ever live since it has been released with the accompaniment from Bieber himself. Regardless of his obvious lip synching, he does do a respectable robot dance and adds a final touch to the unforgettable performance. Sit back, go full screen and enjoy the entire iconic performance in full HD thanks to Skrillex and Ultra. Enjoy!
Skrillex Live @ Ultra Music Festival 2015
Photo courtesy of TheSuperManiak.
Tracklist after the jump.
Kanye West created quite the buzz with the debut of his impressive single “All Day” with his recent shocking performance at the Brit Awards. Well now instead of having to watch fan made phone videos, we get to enjoy the official full quality broadcasted video of the performance for the first time, and it only continues to solidify how great of a live performer he is. Surrounded by a large posse of men dressed in all black, Kanye raps while flame throwers are shot into the air in an epic demonstration of his song that will be appearing on his still very mysterious upcoming studio album.
The crew Kanye invited onstage included some of the forerunners in UK’s “grime” rap scene such as Skepta, who Kanye thanked with a shoutout.
Watch the performance below:
Brooklyn based electronic rock duo Ratatat have been a staple act in countless music fans minds, yet have been relatively quiet since the release of their 2010 album LP4. Well today we have very exciting news of some brand new tour dates, stopping at both weekends of Coachella, Governor's ball and intimate stops in Tulsa, Denver, Salt Lake, Las Vegas, Pomona, San Diego and even a stop in Barcelona. See the full details below.
We will keep you posted if this new touring news will also be complimented by some fresh music or music related news as it rolls in.
Ratatat Tour Dates:
04-04 Tulsa, OK – Club Brady
04-05 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
04-06 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
04-08 Las Vegas, NV – Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan
04-11 Indio, CA – Coachella Festival
04-15 Pomona, CA – Fox Theater
04-16 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
04-18 Indio, CA – Coachella Festival
05-28-30 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound
05-05-07 New York, NY – Governors Ball
To see rapper Logic go from being online hype, sponsored by Thissongissick for every mixtape, to having one of the most succesful hip-hop albums of the year is nothing short of incredible.
Today marks another check off the bucket list, as Logic continues his late night streak following up his visit to Jimmy Fallon with an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The artist will be a guest on the show Tuesday evening, but to make things even more unique and special, Logic will also perform at Jimmy's outdoor stage that will be broadcasted on TV. Artists bring in their own LA fanbase when playing at this stage, so to have someone like Logic play there is pretty insane, and we have full confidence there will be a line around the corner of those who won't make it in. Congratulations Logic, we could'nt be more excited to be apart of the ride!!
Check back for a recap of Logic's performance and if you live in LA and want to attend the event you can grab free tickets here.
Sam Smith brought out A$AP Rocky tonight during a very special TV performance at the American Music Awards. They performed the A$AP Rocky remix to “Tell Me” that blew up the internet a few weeks back. They are both just as good live performers as they are on record; Sam explodes with passion and Rocky effortlessly delivers his verses. Enjoy the video!
The enigmatic producer ZHU who we've reported about since his unreal Outkast cover / mashup "Moves Like Ms. Jackson" sweet the electronic music world has finally moved into the live performance realm, playing his first show ever this past weekend down in Australia at Listen Out Festival. We have our hands on a video shot by a fan attending the festival who managed to catch the impressive live setup. It appears that he has a screen with a projection covering the entire stage, with a custom Z shaped DJ booth and lights behind him. The fan who recorded the video said you could see his face and silhouette, which added a level of personality, yet kept things very under wraps in typical ZHU-like fashion.
US Fans: Also we have some exciting news for all our US fans, ZHU will be bringing over his live show to America for the first time playing a huge set at HARD's "Day of the Dead" festival. More details below.
Watch the video of "Faded" live full of fans screaming the lyrics here
HARD Presents social media began blacking out and revealing parts of ZHU's cryptic branding. It has just been confirmed that he will be performing at HARD Day of the Dead festival. His inclusion on one of the most impressive dance festival lineups of the year should not be missed.
Chance the Rapper made a legendary return to his home city of Chicago after gaining a monstrous global following as he played a huge set at the trend setting Lollapalooza music festival. This Sunday's set was a very special one for the rapper as him and his Social Experiment band went through an impressive collection of all the favorites from his popular mixtapes and even managed to slip in a few unreleased new tracks. This was truly something special as the love for his home city resulted in some unreal chemistry. Enjoy!
Chance The Rapper | Lollapalooza Live 2014
Watch the streams from Skrillex and friends last stop on the Mothership Tour at the breathtaking mountain filled Red Rocks AmphitheatrePosted in Events, News by Bryan | Tags: Dj Mustard, Jack Beats, LIVE, OWSLA, Red Rocks, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Skrillex, Stream, Tchami, Video, Vindata
"Red rocks is like something in between Lion King and… Mars". - Skrillex."
Ever since iconic producer / DJ Skrillex announced his massive Mothership Tour across the United States, many electronic music enthusiasts including ourselves eyed two very special dates on the list. With Thissongissick establishing itself within Boulder, Colorado, we had the opportunity to witness the two night run of Skrillex and a wonderful cast of producers and rappers at the legendary Red Rocks Ampitheatre just a few miles away on June 20th & 21st. Last night the event was live streamed to the masses via the internet and in case you missed the chance to watch have no fear, we have sets from French future house producer Tchami, chill bass visionaries Vindata, hip-hop dj / producer DJ Mustard, iconic UK garage / bass act Jack Beats, and two hours of genre blending mayhem from Skrillex! New music from all three producers was in high abundance and we have some exclusive video from the event as well for your visual pleasure! Enjoy
Skrillex – Mothership Tour Red Rocks 2014 | Live Stream Only
DJ Mustard - Mothership Tour Red Rocks 2014
Jack Beats - Mothership Tour Red Rocks 2014
Tchami - Mothership Tour Red Rocks 2014
Vindata - Mothership Tour Red Rocks 2014
While the dust has settled from one of the largest gatherings for electronic music enthusiasts globally, Ultra Music Festival in Miami, we are still seeing sets surface from the event. Bro Safari has been kind enough to pass out his entire set in high quality as a free download for those who couldn't make it down and those who caught it live to relive the performance once more. The set is packed full of unreleased remixes and originals from himself and friends on top of all the hottest tracks out all perfectly mixed as Bro Safari always does so well. Stream the high energy set below and grab a free download thanks to him. Enjoy!
Bro Safari – Ultra Music Festival | 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