Iconic bass fueled electronic producer and DJ Skrillex released his career changing Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites EP back in 2010 through Deadmau5's label Mau5Trap; going on to change the electronic world as we know it. Well today, the title track from the EP has been brought back to life by rising producers SteLouse and Ahh-Ooh out of Denver and Detroit, respectively. They highlight the vocals and melodies of the original song while giving it a future bass makeover to let you enjoy it all over again. Listen to the premiere below and enjoy!
Skrillex – Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites (SteLouse & Ahh-Ooh Remix)
Skrillex has been known to work with some massive collaborators over the years like A$AP Rocky, Fatman Scoop, Chance the Rapper among many many others, but his latest is sure to surprise everyone. Over the past year Skrillex has been playing the 80's band Toto's iconic hit "Africa" during his sets, Inspired by his Australian friends What So Not. The track added a flashback to a timeless classic and a nice change of pace during both artists' high energy sets.
Well now it has been revealed that these hugely accredited producers are working with the LA based 6 piece band, over 30 years since the original hit was made. This should lead to some very interesting things given the polar opposite differences in their musical styles. We are looking forward to seeing what they both cooked up. Here's Toto's facebook status and more in depth thoughts about working with the producers below.
Here is what Toto had to say about Skrillex being such a nice guy to work with and how working with What So Not was a meeting of 2 generations.
"It is VERY melodic and Joe and I sang and the band is very cool and Skrillex is a very nice guy and very creative as are the team "What So Not' It was a 'love fest' right away and we created something from a germ of an idea they had and it was a meeting of 2 generations.. NEVER would have thought it worked.. they called US and we went and ended up writing and recording a VERY cool piece. It will be interesting to see what they do with this. I love a new fresh challenge. We all walked away happy on both sides. Great experiment that worked. Dont worry.. Toto is NOT going dubstep haha It was fun session and we made some new friends."
Watch Skrillex’s Epic Bonnaroo SuperJam Full Documentary Ft. Big Gigantic, Zedd, Damian Marley, Members Of The Grateful Dead, The Doors & Much MorePosted in Bangin by nick | Tags: A$AP Ferg, Big Gigantic, Bonnaroo, Cage the Elephant, Damian Marley, Grateful Dead, Lauryn Hill, Skrillex, Superjam, The Doors, Zedd
One of the longest running major festivals in the US, Bonnaroo recently announced it's full 2015 lineup last week. Along with the lineup announcement, was a teaser of the Skrillex and Friends SuperJam documentary, which was filmed leading up to and during last year's groundbreaking performance. Well today the festival has released the documentary in it's entirety for our viewing pleasure.
The teaser opens with a quote from Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, who's band member Robby Krieger was actually apart of this very SuperJam:
"The new generation's music .. it might rely heavily on electronics"
SuperJams are known for being themed on a specific genre of music and bringing in singers and musicians from every genre to perform outside of their expected style; well 2014 was the debut year for electronic music. It only made sense bringing Skrillex to help host the epic set, along with Big Gigantic in which Dominic Lalli acted as the musical director and Jeremy Salken was the core drummer of the supergroup.
The laundry list of special guests included Zedd, A$AP Ferg, Lauryn Hill, Damian Marley, Thundercat, Mystikal, members of Incubus, Cage the Elephant, Warpaint as well as members from iconic American rock groups Grateful Dead and The Doors. Even some unexpected additions like Craig Robinson from The Office who showcased his singing skills in the mix. Seeing how an electronic curated jam session can be bringing in artists from across all genres is a massive statement for how far electronic music has come and become part of our culture.
You can now stream the entire documentary below and also through the U-verse Bonaroo website.
Also, Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic and Paul Peck, the SuperJam's musical director and producer respectively, are both set to answer some questions about the Jam in a Reddit AMA later today (8pm EST). Connect with the Reddit AMA here > Reddit.com/bonnaroo
Bonnaroo SuperJam With Skrillex & Friends Teaser
Welcome to SuperJam
The Rap Version of "Fire on the Mountain"
"Pump Up The Jam"
"Break On Through (To The Other Side)"
"Wild for the Night"
"Get Up, Stand Up"
The Last Hours of SuperJam
Beach Festival ‘Hangout’ 2015 Lineup Is Massive Featuring Skrillex, Major Lazer, Griz, Gramatik, Beck & 50 More!Posted in Bangin, Chill, Events by nick | Tags: Gramatik, Griz, Hangout Music Festival, Major Lazer, Skrillex
Hangout is one of the most unique festivals in the country as it takes place literally on the beach; specifically in the heart of the south on the beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama. The special event has just announced it's lineup for the 2015 edition of the festival which is taking place over the weekend of May 15th – 17th.
The lineup is always very well rounded featuring a mixture of live bands and electronic music for a guaranteed great time year after year. For electronic artists, this year we get Skrillex, Major Lazer, Griz, Gramatik, Odesza, Adventure Club, Krewella, Robert DeLong, Goldroom and more. For live music, what the festival is known for, there's an all star cast featuring Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band, Beck, My Morning Jacket, Cold War Kids, Lupe Fiasco, Phantogram, Umphrey's McGee, Damian Marley, Galactic ft. Macy Grey, Beats Antique, Vance Joy, Toro Y Moi, Trampled By Turtles and much much more. Check out the FULL LINEUP BELOW.
Some of the TSIS crew has been in attendance for years, but this marks the first time I will personally by making it out!
Tickets for the festival are on sale tomorrow Jan 13th at 9 am CST here.
Undeniably one of the biggest songs to hit the bass side of the dance music in 2014 was none other than Skrillex and Diplo's debut Jack Ü single “Take Ü There”. Gracing us on the last day of 2014, OWSLA has decided to bless us with a new Take Ü There remix by none other than Australian future bass star L D R U who is also one half of Carmada.
L D R U infuses his signature melodic synths with flume-esque vocal chops creating a very fun and bouncy remix. He retained Kiesza’s powerful vocals while adding in trap and future bass influences which makes this my favorite out of all the remixes dropped so far. OWSLA has released the stream today and if you’re lucky enough to be a Nest IV member you can login and snatch up a free download. Enjoy
Jack Ü – Take Ü There (feat. Kiesza) [L D R U Remix]
Ultra Music Festival and Miami Music Week / Winter Music Conference is one of the largest gatherings for electronic music globally transcending annually in the beautiful city of Miami, Florida. Past lineups have always been an outstanding display of talent ranging from some of the biggest DJs in both the underground and mainstream; and this year is no different.
Some of the most surprising names on the leaked line up are newcomers Kygo, ODESZA, Gorgon City, RAC, and Kiesza who will be taking over the live stage this year. Making us wonder, what would Kygo live set might entail?
Some other notable new headliners would have to be RA nominated #1 underground DJs Dixon and Tale Of Us both being featured as headliners for their first time. We also see all 3 members of Swedish House Mafia playing their own sets as both Axwell Ingrosso and Sebastian Ingrosso solo. These are among many other shocking and exciting names on the lineup, but we didn't want to keep this information from you guys any longer. Who else are you excited about?
Merry Crimbüs Everybody! A message popped up on the Instagram accounts of both Diplo and Skrillex on Christmas day proclaiming that their tag-team production partnership Jack Ü would be delivering some holiday cheer today. After making quite the splash in 2014 with their debut single "Take Ü There" being one of the year's leading anthems, the dance community has high expectations for a full EP or album and mouthwatering collaborations in the new year.
As the two brace themselves for the biggest performance of their lives thus-far, headlining Madison Square Garden in New York City on New Years Eve, they've dropped off some holiday cheer in the form of a thumping remix of Queen Beyoncé's newest charting single "7/11". Jack Ü plants twists of electro synths and bass knocks into a restructured drop, with the end result making the song more of a party starting turn up for all to enjoy. Spread the gift of music this season by sharing the stream below!
Beyonce – 7/11 (Jack Ü Remix)
Skrillex and Diplo's collab project Jack Ü continues to bring us a stream of all star remixes of their debut single "Take Ü There". Following up the recent Zeds Dead version, we now have Paris based future house pioneer Tchami offering his own spin. We hear Tchami deliver his signature house sound with an even more heavy twist on the drops, which makes sense considering who he is remixing. Looks like Tchami is not slowing down anytime soon as he continues to establish himself as one of the most exciting producers to be watching out for. You can stream the song below, but be on the look out to pick up your copy alongside the upcoming Take Ü There Remix EP set to release December 23rd. Enjoy!
Jack Ü – Take Ü There (Tchami Remix) | Stream Only
What happens when you gather 40 of the best producers, DJs, musicians, and vocalists downunder to try and create one sensational new track? Triple J radio personalities Matt and Alex made a valiant effort to construct a “Hottest 100” record with some of the biggest names in music and documented the experience for all to see.
Sadly, Lorde wanted no part in the endeavor and opted out at the first opportunity. Next, warious artists start chiming in with opinions on what it takes to build a great song, with Flume making sure everyone knew that laptops are essential in the process before Reggie Watt’s cuts out a distorted vocal sample. The mention of synths and bass, albeit the guitar, are shoved at Diplo who declines the notion while triggering Skrillex to eventually “drop the bass” accidently.
Bickering ensues amongst the group, but have no fear, because Flume was again on hand and reminded everyone that "(he) could remix the track!"
The creative process eventually leads to everyone storming out due to Rick Astley, Mr. Rick Roll himself, being kicked off the team and we are left without a true track that combines everyones talents. But hey, at least the attempt made for an entertaining 5 minute video. Laugh and enjoy!
Skrillex and Diplo are taking this year by storm with their own solo projects and their newly formed collaboration Jack Ü; all set to perform at the iconic Madison Square Garden on New Year's Eve. The duo's single "Take Ü There" ft. Kiesza has become an anthem over the past few months and is now turning out some incredible remixes. The track has been taken on by many producers such as Slander and Drunken Masters, but today we may have the hottest of them all from Canadian based duo Zeds Dead. The guys keep the song's original tempo highlighting the vocals, but add a new catchy melody that dives right into a ZD signature drop making it a straight heater. The "Take Ü There" remixes are available Dec. 23rd but in the meantime you can stream the song below and purchase the original on iTunes.
Take Ü There (feat. Kiesza) [Zeds Dead Remix] | iTunes
Today we are in for a special treat as we have have the world premiere of LA based Ghastly and Mija's highly anticipated single "Crank It" featuring vocals from Lil Jon. The track has received widespread support from Skrillex and many other big dogs. Ghastly has been pushing the limits of the future house sound with collaborations with the likes of Jauz on "Miami Connection". Newcomer Mija first popped up on our radar after she went b2b with Skrillex for a sunrise house set at Bonnaroo and has been taken under Skrillex's wing.
"Crank It" pushes genre boundaries carrying out a house vibe to pair with some beastly future wobbles that is completed by Lil Jon's indistinguishable vocals. Side note- this song started with a Lil Jon sample but after he was shown the track, he gave them approval for a feature credit.
You can now pre-order the song below as part of OWSLA's first ever Christmas compilation properly titled "EGGNOG" out Dec. 16th with all proceeds going to Bridges For Music. You can also sign up for OWSLA's Nestivus advent calendar at a discounted rate via their NEST subscription service here and receive the compilation plus 24 other giveaways leading up to Christmas. Enjoy!
Ghastly X Mija – Crank It Ft. Lil Jon | Purchase
One of the most impressive songs from Skrillex’s debut album has to be the collaboration with Diplo on the massive anthem “Dirty Vibe”. The gritty club tune features some fierce verses from K-Pop stars CL & G-Dragon and highlights both rappers throughout the video. They are accompanied by some outrageous dancers and over the top visuals to capture the dark edge of the song. Enjoy!
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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