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!
[TSIS PREMIERE] Jack Ü – Take Ü There (Drunken Masters & Ben Esser Remix) : Future Bass [Free Download]Posted in Bangin by nick | Tags: Ben Esser, Diplo, Drunken Masters, Jack Ü, Remix, Skrillex
Skrillex and Diplo have made a splash with their breakout single "Take U There" under their collaborative project Jack Ü and we continue to hear versions of the song thanks to some amazing remixes. Newcomers Drunken Masters and Ben Esser have stepped up to the plate giving the track an Australian inspired future bass remix. This follows up impressive remixes we've already seen from Slander and Riff Raff. Listen to the premiere below and grab an exclusive free download. Enjoy!
Jack Ü - Take Ü There (Drunken Masters & Ben Esser Remix) | Free Download
Enter To Win The Ultimate New Years Prize Pack To NYC For Skrillex, Diplo, & Jack Ü At Madison Square GardenPosted in Bangin, Contests by chrissy | Tags: Contest, Diplo, Jack U, Madison Square Garden, NYC, Skrillex
As we approach the end of the year we get closer to some of the biggest events of the year taking place on New Years Eve. One of these events includes Skrillex and Diplo's takeover of the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City for solo sets and then bringing in the New Year as Jack Ü. They will be supported by some incredible guests including A$AP Ferg, Rudimental, & Yellow Claw to set the night off right.
ThisSongIsSick has teamed up with Skrillex and Diplo to bring you to this legendary New Years celebration, and help you experience the Big Apple like a tourist for one of our biggest giveaways to date! One grand prize winner will receive two (2) lower bowl tickets to the NYE show at MSG, $600 travel budget or two (2) Grey Hound tickets from anywhere in the continental US, two (2) main deck express passes to the Empire State Building, two (2) passes to Madame Tussuads Wax Museum, two (2) I love NY T-shirts, a statue of Liberty bobble head doll, a Mad Decent merch pack, and an OWSLA merch pack.
Enter to win this New Years giveaway through the widget below. Good luck!
GRAND PRIZE: (1 Winner)
- Two (2) lower bowl tickets to Skrillex and Diplo on NYE
- Two (2) Grey Hound Tickets from anywhere in the Continental United States (or $600 towards travel of your choice)
- Two (2) Main Deck Express Pass to the Empire State Building
- Two (2) Passes to Madame Tussuads Wax Museum
- Two (2) I love NY T-shirts
- A Statue of Liberty Bobble Head Doll
- Mad Decent Merch pack
- OWSLA Merch Pack
Skrillex continues his seemingly endless stream of new music in 2014 with news of another remix EP taken from his debut album earlier this year. Today we get the official remix to "Dirty Vibe", the song co-produced by Diplo and also featuring G-Dragon from Big Bang and CL from 2NE1. Today's remix is from the exciting French producer Habstrakt who's seen his fair share of love on TSIS with tracks like "Datbooty" and "Listen". He has flipped Skrillex and Diplo's rave anthem giving it a proper UK Garage remix, with modern Future House elements all delivered in Habstrakt's gritty bass styling. Listen to the premiere below and you can pick up the full EP when it releases on Dec 15th on OWSLA. Enjoy!
Skrillex – Dirty Vibe (Habstrakt Remix) | Stream Only
One of the most hyped first performances between Skrillex and Diplo as their new project Jack U was closing out Hard Summer with a headlining set in their home city of LA. We were lucky enough to be there for the set during and as expected, they certainly impressed. The group debuted an onslaught of new material including bootlegs, originals, and remixes. One of the most standout moments of the set was a bootleg mashup of Skrillex's infamous take on "Cinema" and Andy C's remix of Major Lazer's "Get Free". The track was recently featured in the Jack U's 2 hour BBC mix and was given out as a limited free download through the OWSLA store. We now have our hands on that free download for all of you to enjoy!
Jack U – Get Free/Cinema VIP | Free Download
A few months back we premiered the debut single, "Maybe", from the new collaborative project Carmada the team of budding Australian producers LDRU and Yahtzel. Today we get the entire Realise EP featuring three brand new songs released through Skrillex's OWSLA label.
Skrillex was down under recently and premiered the whole EP via Nina Las Vegas' Triple J Mix Up Exclusives take-over along with Diplo, RL Grime and What So Not. Listen to the radio show stream below.
Carmada have been carving a lane in the chilled out side of production. They regularly step outside of what you would expect from them and prove to keep pushing the boundaries of the Australian sound with a harder twist. In the title track "Realise", the vocals from New Zealand based Noah Slee make the track stand out along with a subtle melody and funky drop. "Carmalude" showcases the more Australian feel we are used to with a touch of saxophone that really gives the track diversity. "On Fire" puts off a bouncy Flume-ish feel with vocals from Melbourne based RnB singer Maribelle that really take it to the next level.
You can now stream the EP in full and purchase on iTunes thanks to OWSLA. Enjoy!
Carmada – Realise EP | iTunes
Over the past year, information has been revealed about a Skrillex and What So Not collaborating in various studios across the globe. Today we finally get to hear the first rip of the most complete project between the artists. "Goh" was debuted through Skrill’s recent takeover on New Zealand radio station George FM, and boy does it leave you craving more.
Skrillex and What So Not recruited Australian artist KLP to provide some very powerful vocals that are cleanly layered over the very distinct sounds of Sonny, Flume and Emoh. The collaboration sounds exactly how you would expect a mash up of recently released Skrillex basslines and the very festival oriented trap produced by What So Not. Listeners of Skrillex's other collaboration Jack U will be very pleased as this track has that same intense energy we've come to expect. Stream the track below from part 1 at 10:35 and be on the look out for the full release. Enjoy!
[TSIS PREMEIRE] OWSLA Is Releasing An ‘EGGNOG’ Compilation and We Have ‘Make It Bounce’ By TrollphacePosted in Bangin by Bryan | Tags: Bass, Dubstep, OWSLA, Skrillex, Trollphace
After receiving a co-sign from Skrillex, rising LA based dubstep producer Trollphace has been on a hot streak this year and the releases aren't stopping. The LA-based producer joined Skrillex in delivering an official remix of Yogi’s “Burial”, and now Trollphace let’s us explore his creative capacities with his newest original “Make It Bounce” featuring vocals from North Carolina based Harvery J. The heavy dubstep foundation is hit with bursts of wobbly low tones and some added kicks. It’s a bass enthusiast's wet dream to hear something this energetic, and we think you should turn the volume all the way up to experience this track in its full glory.
You can now pre-order the song below apart 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 Drip.FM subscription service here and receive the compilation plus 24 other giveaways leading up to Christmas. Enjoy
Trollphace – Make It Bounce | Pre-Order
Probably the most exciting supergroup to take the electronic world by storm this year is the colossal duo Jack Ü. Fresh off their Power 106 hip-hop mix, Skrillex and Diplo have unveiled the official video for their hit single “Take Ü There” featuring the amazing Canadian singer Kiesza.
The video showcases the rowdy energy at the first live Jack Ü performances; an awesome on-stage perspective whether you were able to catch them this year or not. If there's one thing these two kings of EDM know how to do better then most, it's put on a damn good show. The other elements of the video really kick it up a notch. The layers of animation are at times extra weird, and at times funny (watch out for Skrilly's pizza toss at 3:12); but always interesting. Stream the video below. Enjoy
Jack Ü – Take Ü There feat. Kiesza [OFFICIAL VIDEO] | iTunes
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