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
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 set has been removed due to OWSLA / Atlantic not wanting it online any longer
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
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