Anything can happen at the iconic Coachella Music festival, which is happening both this weekend and next weekend, and has already brought us Ratatat’s first song in five years and an unlikely collaboration between Gramatik, Raekwon, and Orlando Napier.
Well now The Weeknd has debuted a new track rumored to be titled “Mood Music” during his set to close out the night on the main stage, and is definitely worth listening to as we get the classic sound he’s become known for. Even though this is a live version, the audio quality is amazing and leaves us eagerly awaiting a studio version of this new track. A few weeks back Abel took to twitter expressing his excitment "just found out that i'm now CLOSING the night at COACHELLA. this is such an honor. THANK YOU X," and showed his thanks by delivering new music. Stream his entire set below and enjoy!
Electro-Soul ambassador Gramatik will be following up his massively successful The Age Of Reason album with the newly announced Epigram EP via his own label Lowtemp. Just moments ago he debuted the lead single "Native Son" at the trendsetting Coachella music festival which features Raekwon of the iconic hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan and soul singer Orlando Napier. For the first performance he actually brought out both Raekwon and Orlando Napier to play the single for its debut unveiling. We hear Gramatik's signature sound with Orlando soulfully singing and Raekwon's unreal verse which all come together magically. He's kindly made the song immediately available to listen in full and grab a free download of. Enjoy!
Gramatik – Native Son Feat. Raekwon & Orlando Napier | Free Download
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
We previously heard The Weeknd aka Abel Tesfaye’s smooth song “Earned it” off the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack in late December 2014. Today, we get yet another track from Abel off the highly anticipated movie's soundtrack. Produced by Mike Dean, “Where You Belong” features The Weeknd's signature sexual crooning over minimalistic production. The vocals are highlighed perfectly and accompanied by a guitar solo that closes out the track. You can pre-order this song along with the rest of the soundtrack set to release Feb 10th. Enjoy!
The Weeknd – Where You Belong | iTunes
Frank Ocean has covered late R&B icon Aaliyah's rendition of the Isley Brothers tune “At Your Best”. The new track “You Are Love” surfaced hours ago through Ocean's Tumblr page and gets us even more excited about his forthcoming sophomore album release. The song features unbelievable falsetto vocals that are completed with strong piano chords throughout. Enjoy!
Frank Ocean – You Are Love
Jeremih continues his comeback sprint following his collaboration with producer Shlomo on the No More EP, being featured on "Party Girls" with Ludacris, Wiz Khalifa and Cashmere Cat, and his other recent, and successful singles. Today we get Jeremih's nex single with a song featuring J. Cole, titled "Planes".
This song originally surfaced months back at a Chance The Rapper show; the track was supposed to see a feature from Chance himself but it looks like things have changed and J. Cole has taken on the role. I can imagine based off the clip we featured of the original Chance version that it must have been dope, but J. Cole did manage to step up here and kills it. This song blends hip-hop and R&B seamlessly for a song bringing out the best of both artists. Listen below and we will keep you updated on the official release. Enjoy!
Jeremih – Planes (Ft. J. Cole)
One of TSIS favorite singer / songwriters Jon Bellion is back with the next single off his upcoming album. Following up the previously released "Munny Talks" and "Simple and Sweet" we get possibly the most exciting song from the singer / producer yet with "Luxury" featuring singer Audra Mae. The song has an incredible production by Jon himself and features a blend of singing fused with a light hip-hop edge. Stream below and we will keep you updated on a release date!
Jon Bellion – Luxury ft. Audra Mae | Stream Only
A new collaborative project between Boys Noize (legendary German electro / techno DJ and producer) and Chilly Gonzales (Singer / songwriter / producer who's worked with Daft Punk among others) has recently established itself under the moniker Octave Minds! The group has a debut full length self-titled album set to release September 15th through Boys Noize Records and today we get our hands one of the most exciting tracks from the album, a collaboration with Chance the Rapper and his band The Social Experiement. "Tap Dance" is filled with an endless amount of organic and electronic instruments and sounds coming perfectly. Chance ranges from singing to rapping some verses setting the song off just right. Listen below to the song in full and make sure to pick up your copy of the album September 15th. Enjoy!
Octave Minds (Boys Noize & Chilly Gonzales) – Tap Dance feat. Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment | Stream Only
Singer / songwriter / producer Jon Bellion is back with the second single from his upcoming debut album! The first single "Munny Right" set the mood for his genre defying album The Definition, which is set to release on September 23rd. This newest release follows in the same chilled out demeanor with some impressive production packing strings and smoothing electronic elements for Jon to deliver his unique hybrid of singing and rapping. The video is very cinematic with shots of Jon in a snowy forrest to a bonfire in a desert. Watch below and enjoy until we receive the next sampling from The Definition, set to release September 23rd.
Be sure to catch Jon on his national "The Beautiful Mind Tour" this fall. You can purchase tickets here.
Jon Bellion – Simple and Sweet (Music Video)
Jon Bellion, one of the most exciting new names in music in the past couple of years is a beast not only capable of both songwriting and producing, but he can also sing, and incredibly well. We had the pleasure of premiering his debut free album Separation along with visuals last year and have been hooked ever since. Well today we are happy to premiere the first single from his debut studio album, still untitled. This single “Munny Right” captures Jon’s blend of R&B, indie and even a little hip-hop touching on some real topics reflecting on money. He has one of the most unique, impressive ranges in his vocals, all displayed in this track. Listen to the song below and stay connected with us for news on the rest of the album rollout. Enjoy!
Jon Bellion – Munny Right
Also Jon has announced his first ever US National run of concerts being known as The Beautiful Mind tour kicking off October 1st in Boston. All the dates are below with tickets going on sale today available through his website here.
The Weeknd doesn't let up releasing new consistent quality content following up the recent release "Often" with a brand new song "King Of The Fall". An always smooth R&B styled production with some rap elements to spice things up paves way for Abel to deliver some unbeatable verses packing some shocking lyrics covered up by his unique delivery. Listen below and grab a free download as we have have been seeing from him lately. Enjoy.
The Weeknd has a few dates over the next few weeks in Toronoto, LA, and SF, tour dates below.
The Weeknd – King Of The Fall | Free Download
09-19 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
09-21 Toronto, Ontario – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
10-09 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
10-10 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
with Schoolboy Q and Jhené Aiko
The Weeknd is one of the most exciting names in R&B to date and has come out of nowhere to drop a brand new single titled "Often". Abel offers his expected emotion filled, sexually vivid vocals over an unreal produced beat. It packs a mellowed out vibe with some strong snare rolls and intriguing samples. He has passed this out as a free download for a limited time. Listen below and enjoy!
The Weeknd – Often | Free Download
New York City beat-maker Branchez is about to put a strong dose of bounce in your life courtesy of a new original release packed with his unique blend of soul, R&B, and trap aesthetics. "Truth" kicks off with a big-room jersey club build that hooks you into the beat before chopped up and distorted lyrics from 90's group Brownstone's hit single "If You Love Me" are peppered throughout the track with percision. With Branchez previous remixes of What So Not's "High You Are" and Wet's "Don't Want To Be You Girl" still near and dear to many, this is yet another free release that will have you swearing by the young producers talents. Enjoy
Branchez – Truth | Free Download
Chance the Rapper and his band Social Experiment are turning out new songs like it is nothing. They just let loose a chilled out ballad appropriately titled "I Am Very Very Lonely". We have Chance singing like no other with virtually no rapping. It shows a completely different side to Chance and what he's capable of as an artist. No download for now, stream only. Enjoy!
Chance The Rapper & Social Experiment – I Am Very Very Lonely | Stream Only
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