The very unique rapper / singer ILOVEMAKONNEN has been exploding over the past few weeks thanks to getting signed with Drake’s OVO crew, and his breakout single “Tuesday” getting remixed by Drizzy himself. The party anthem that sounds like nothing you've ever heard has been brought to life with an official music video featuring both Drake and ILOVEMAKKONEN. Watch below and you can pick up your copy through iTunes. Enjoy!
ILOVEMAKONNEN x Drake - Tuesday (Official Music Video) | iTunes
German-based producer / DJ Robin Schulz is making noise thanks to a collection of viral tracks that have seen some international success. He's becoming a household name in multiple countries and is spreading fast everywhere else, so we thought it was overdue to do a Robin Schulz catchup post to bring readers up to speed through some of his best remixes and originals, including his new music video and the announcement of his first US tour ever.
First we are starting with the release that kicked things off, his remix of "Waves" originally by Dutch soul singer Mr. Probz released late last year. The song hit #1 in too many countries to name and has seen well over 100+ million plays online collectively. He highlights the smooth vocals and guitar line perfectly arranging things while speeding things up leaving us with quite a hit. Watch the music video below.
His next unstoppable hit takes on French indie band Lilly Wood & The Prick and their single "Prayer In C" which was originally from 2010, but turned into an international hit once Robin remixed it this year. He highlights the vocals and guitar strumming leaving us with one of his best tracks to date. This one also has international success and has racked up over 70+ million plays online collectively. Watch the music video below.
On top of these remixes he has managed to find time to release his debut album Prayer which features some of his best remixes over the past year on top of some originals. The lead original single from the album is "Sun Goes Down" which features UK singer Jasmine Thompson and is quite the slice of deep house perfection featuring one of the best uses of a saxophone in house music I have heard. The song has been brought to life as Robin's latest official music video helping enjoy the perfect blend of organic and electronic elements. Listen and watch below. You can pick up this single apart of Robin Schulz's debut album Prayer. Enjoy!
Robin Schulz is also set to venture over the the United States for his first ever US tour which is kicking off January 9th in New York. Tickets are available moving fast, look below at the dates and pick up tickets before it's too late.
Robin Schulz US Prayer Tour Dates:
Jan 09 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
Jan 10 – Toronto, ON – The Hoxton
Jan 14 – Vancouver, BC – Celebrities
Jan 15 – Seattle, WA – Foundation Nightclub
Jan 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Exchange LA
Jan 17 – San Francisco, CA – Ruby Skye
Jan 21 – San Diego, CA – Bang Bang
Jan 22 – Denver, CO – Beta Nightclub
Jan 23 – Chicago, IL – The MID
Jan 24 – Montreal, QC – New City Gas
The elusive ZHU doesn't tend to do things as most would consider normal, instead he pushes the boundaries every step in his explosive new career. Just last week we reported on some Zhu posters popping up around NYC, and today have a confirmation on what they mean.
The two dates on the posters November 21st and 22nd are the dates marking ZHU's first ever series of headline live shows which will be known as THE NIGHTDAY EXPERIENCE taking place in NYC at still undisclosed locations.
We discover Zhu's love for fashion as the tickets will solely be available at the flagship high fashion store Opening Ceremony. Address is 35 Howard St. in the SoHo district. Tickets will be available this Thursday at 5:30pm EST. Ticket buyers will also receive a limited NIGHTDAY EP vinyl. (Only 2 tickets per person)
With how small we expect these shows to be, I wouldn't hesitate grabbing your own tickets as I'd expect a pretty fast sell out.
To celebrate the announcement, ZHU has also unveiled some impressive new visuals for the single "Paradise Awaits" from his NIGHTDAY EP. Watch the video below. Enjoy!
ZHU – Paradise Awaits (Official Music Video) | iTunes
Another week, another something new from Childish Gambino, and we couldn’t be anymore happy with that. Today "Telegraph Ave" off his Because The Internet album is brought to life with some amazing visuals and beautiful settings featuring Gambino as the lead actor alongside Jhene Aiko to make things interesting. The video concludes with Gambino getting hit by a car and then an ending I don’t think anyone was expecting. Enjoy!
Childish Gambino – Telegraph Ave ("Oakland" By Lloyd) (Official Video)
Logic just released the first sample of music from his debut studio album with the debut single of the same name “Under Pressure”. The song topped the charts, and set the tone for what we can expect from the long awaited project. Well today the song has been brought to life in Logic’s most ambitious music video to date, feeling more like a short movie. The 6 minute journey follows Logic and his crew as they embark on a tyrant of shootings, explosions and more. It feels like a Call of Duty game brought to life. This video is guaranteed to turn some heads. Enjoy!
The pre-order for Logic's new album Under Pressure is also now available through iTunes here.
Logic – Under Pressure
Flying Lotus' forthcoming album You're Dead! serves as a concept album depicting the journey of death through musical voyage. Steven Ellison is the maestro behind Flying Lotus and he continues to push musical boundaries with his fusion of Jazz and electronic production on You're Dead!. Enlisting the talents of lyrical wizard Kendrick Lamar on "Never Catch Me", we got to hear the amazing chemistry between the two artists.
One view on the meaning of the video is it reflecting on the concept behind the album as a young boy & girl experience death and seemingly jump back to life in an energetic dance during their funeral ceremony, but remain unnoticed by those in attendance. The children have a ghostly presence as they dance out of the ceremony only to hop into the hearse and cheerfully drive away as if they've just been freed. We can only expect more collaborations between these two L.A. based legends in the making as they have expressed great excitement to be working together. Be sure to grab You're Dead when it's released Oct 7 via Warp Records.
Flying Lotus – Never Catch Me ft. Kendrick Lamar (Official Video) | iTunes
Whether it's a new track or a music video serving as a public service announcement, everything Diplo touches seems to turn to gold. Heavyweight producers Yellow Claw and LNY TNZ teamed up with Diplo alongside Waka Flocka Flame on "Techno" last month, and now we get the visual interpretation of this tune. This dark video depicts the path drugs take from the source to the end user ultimately dying as a direct result from these drugs. With the amount of drug-related casualties that have been happening at music festivals and shows over the past couple years, this video serves as a P.S.A. to all music fans as the video ends with "Drugs Are Not Worth The Risk" displayed at the end of the video.
Diplo, Yellow Claw, & LNY TNZ – Techno Ft. Waka Flocka Flame
Today we are excited to have the latest from the unclassifiable TSIS favorite artist Jon Bellion with his most impressive video to date. This new song "Carry Your Throne" packs a cinematic feeling that is brought to life in this short film of a music video. The sound in "Munny Right", "Simple and Sweet" and "Luxury" continues to be expanded on as Jon delivers a unique blend of singing and rap style influenced verses. This is set to relase on Jon's debut album The Defition dropping on September 23rd which we will be getting an exclusive album stream very soon. He is also embarking on a The Beautiful Mind Tour kicking off in Boston on October 1st with tickets available here. Enjoy!
Jon Bellion – Carry Your Throne (Music Video)
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