Kanye West dropped a two word tweet “June Eighteen” signifying the upcoming release date for his 6th studio album. Daft Punk, Skrillex, Odd Future, Chief Keef, 2 Chainz, John Legend and more are set to be collaborators on the huge record. Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk said “Kanye doesn’t give a fuck” while Daft Punk counter part Guy-Manuel added “He’s a good friend”. They have two tracks that sprang from working together. “One of them, I told him it sounded solid and powerful – I envisioned a cube when I heard it” is what Michal Gondry (Director and longtime Daft Punk friend) had to say about hearing the tracks. Stating a music video is already in the works. The album is said to be “even darker and more twisted” then Kanye’s previous LP release. Daft Punk also added that “It was very raw, He was rapping– kind of screaming primally.”
June 18th looks to be a huge release with quite the cast. We will keep you posted on more details as they roll in.
Check out more info on Daft Punk’s upcoming long awaited new album Random Access Memories
Source: Rolling Stone
You may have noticed on the recent lineup announcement for the 2013 Mad Decent Block Parties that there were a few acts you may not have known. A mysterious Jack U was placed higher above a lot of big acts, raising some curiosty. Well Diplo thankfully let us know via tweet (below) that Jack U is in fact the new project Diplo and Skrillex… Yes you read that. 2 of the biggest electronic forces in the country colliding for something new? What do you think this incredible sound will sound like?
They are set to play
all of the select Block Parties potentially starting with the first date on June 7th date in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Check out all the Mad Decent Block Parties dates here.
Jack u… Means skrillex+diplo together..
— dıpןo (@diplo) April 30, 2013
The Grammys have had a stronger electronic presence in recent years, especially with Skrillex winning 3 awards 2 years running. Yet overall the Grammy’s seem severely out of the loop with the current electronic world, take the Al Walsner incident as an example.
Well Dick Clark Productions, the company responsible for producing the Grammys have crafted the idea of the first American DJ Awards show and have already begun shopping it around to find the proper TV Network. This new award show should add to the growing presence of electronic music in America, which should lead to a more positive light for electronic music as a whole in American media. Electronic events and organizations would start seeing more respect for their events that have been written off by some as giant senseless parties or raves. This could be a huge step forward for electronic music, proving that it is here to stay.
Think this is a good move for electronic music? Who do you think would be a fitting judge for this show? What would qualify them?
Source: NY Post
“Wild For The Night”, the massive collaboration between A$AP Rocky and Skrillex and Birdy Nam Nam just got a full on music video production. They didn’t cut any corners hear creating a full on production showing A$AP and Skrill riding around and raging in the Dominican Republic. It’s cool to actually see both artists in the video, and not in just some white room. Enjoy!
A$AP Rocky, Skrillex, Birdy Nam Nam – Wild For The Night | iTunes
UPDATED: Skrillex – Art of Raw (Unreleased) : New Song “Puppy” Used for Incredible G-Star Denim Collaboration Video AnimationPosted in Bangin, Video by nick | Tags: BANGER, Bass Music, Dubstep, G-Star, G-Star Raw Denim, Garage, Heavy, Minimal, Skrillex, The Art of Raw, Unreleased
Sonny Moore aka Skrillex has just announced one of his first big clothing X artist collaborations with well known brand G-Star Raw Denim. He launches the relation with a an incredible short animated film showing some in depth detail of the creation of the Denim. The short yet powerful video has a brand new Skrillex song set as the soundtrack currently being labelled as
“ The Art of Raw”UPDATE:“Puppy”. The song shows his continued progression as an artist delivering a song on the minimalistic side that is equally clean and powerful.
Sonny is well aware of the fact that artists teaming up with brands can go two completely different paths “either be cheesy and solely used as marketing tool, or they can be a great excuse to do something different and expressive. I truly believe, we made something AWESOME together.” From the dope song, to what promises to be some great new denim, this collaboration gets our full approval. Enjoy.
UPDATED: The song we thought to be called “The Art of Raw” is actually entitled “Puppy”, updated from Skrillex’s MGMT.
Skrillex – Puppy (Unreleased)
“The Art of Raw” : Skrillex x G-Star Raw Collaboration
BANG! Episode #1 ft. Skrillex & Boys Noize from POTATO : Short Film On Birthplace of Electronic Dance Music and the City that Raised It, Detroit [VIDEO]Posted in Bangin, News, Video by nick | Tags: Boys Noize, Detroit, Documentary, Dubstep, Kevin Saunderson, POTATO, Short Film, Skrillex, Techno, Video
POTATO the new YouTube channel from Diplo, Skrillex and A-Trak has launched with it’s first show Bang! The first episode features Skrillex, Boys Noize and Kevin Saunderson highlighting the Birthplace of Electronic Dance Music and Techno and the city it took place in, Detroit, Michigan. There are interviews with Kevin Saunderson talking about his trio who are regearded as one of the originators of Techno, the Bellview Three (Alongside Derrick May and Juan Atkings). There are also interviews with Skrillex (Sonny Moore) and Boys Noize (Alexander Ridha) and scenes from their New Years Show of the same name The Bang that took place in Detroit at Palace of Auburn Hills.
It is extremely awesome to see someone like Skrillex who has such a large diverse fanbase both young and old and also rookie and veterans in the scene wanting to educate everyone about the origins of the birth of dance music and techno. I guess you could say he “Put His Hands Up For Detroit” What do you think? Comment below.
Read more details on POTATO from Skrillex, Diplo and A-Trak Here
Diplo, Skrillex and A-Trak have teamed up with IconicTV to form a new YouTube Music Network called “POTATO”. This official news comes after various clues were dropped from all three throughout the past week. This new YouTube channel will feature a series of different shows from the artists and their friends including Shortcuts with A-Trak,Big Time Super Adventures With Fat Jew, Cosmos Crates, Huge Video and Audio Premieres, and more.
Mike Ostolaza the man who helped develop MTV Clubland is the director of programming. The launch is set for Monday, February 18th at 4pm EST. With this all star cast of creative minds, POTATO is guaranteed to be very entertaining.We will be sure to fill you in on all the details as they come in.
[WORLD PREMIERE] Kill Paris – Slap Me (GRiZ Remix) : Must Hear Electro Soul / Future Funk / Bass Music [OWSLA] [Free Download]Posted in Bangin, Premieres by nick | Tags: Bass Music, Electro Soul, Future-Funk, Griz, Kill Paris, OWSLA, Skrillex
Corey Baker, aka Kill Paris, has become a site favorite with his incredibly sexy, emotion-filled electronic originals and remixes that he has typically given out for free. Well his hard work has paid off as he will be joining the unstoppable and eclectic OWSLA – Skrillex’s record label, whih is already home to Porter Robinson, Kill the Noise and Dillon Francis to name a few. To A New Earth EP will be his debut EP release on OWSLA, featuring 3 original tracks “To A New Earth”, “Slap Me”, & “Catch You” alongside a variety of remixes from other TSIS favorite artists including GRiZ, Gramatik, K Theory, Candyland and Robert DeLong. The EP will be coming on February 26th on all retailers. Stay tuned for more details.
Today, we have the world premiere of the GRiZ remix to “Slap Me” from the EP. To make things better, we also have an exclusive free download of the track before it gets released on the To a New Earth EP, thanks to the OWSLA team . GRiZ took the soulful song and pumped it full of his unique, bass-heavy gritty flavor. He manages to add a certain level of brutal grittiness thanks to the piercing synths and powerful drums, while still delivering the soulful grooves. This captures the GRiZ sound that he is known for and is fit to be the next OWSLA anthem. Make sure to support these hard working artists and purchase this release when it comes out February 26th. Enjoy.
TSIS PREMIERE Kill Paris – Slap Me (GRiZ Remix) | Download
Holy Ship!!! took place for it’s second encounter providing the ultimate 3 day electronic cruise experience. The unique event acts as a vacation for some of the top Dj’s in the world, and one of the most unique experience between fan and artists. From catching the nutty lineup featuring artists like Boys Noize and Justice and Skrillex throwing down Back 2 Back sets left and right to Skream and Benga and Baauer throwing out of the element straight hip-hop sets, being able to do activities like Putt Putt Mini-Gold with Dillon Francis, it is becoming one of the most legendary events in the electronic community. This video gives us a brief glimpse at all the sweaty sets that went down all throughout the ship, and then the incredible Beach Party on the private island in the Bahamas. Go listen to Diplo’s set from the Beach Party while you are wishing you were there right now.
NEWS: Pre-Booking for Tickets and rooms for Holy Ship 2014 are going to be going on sale March 5th, since last year sold out well in advance, start planning if you are planning and sailing off next year with what promises to be another insane lineup. We will keep you updated on any info, make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the most up to date information.
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Cirque Du Soleil teams up to create LIGHT Nightclub in Las Vegas with Residents Skrillex, Sebastian Ingrosso, Zedd and BaauerPosted in Bangin, Events by nick | Tags: Baauer, Cirque De Soleil, Las Vegas, LIGHT Nightclub, Night Club, Sebastian Ingrosso, Skrillex, Zedd
World renowned production company The Light Group have teamed up with Cirque De Soleil and MGM Studios to create the new game changing LIGHT Nightclub at Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas set to open on April 26th, 2013.
LIGHT promises to be one of the most unique experiences in the world as it is the very first nightclub turned on by the world famous Circus Art themed Cirque De Soleil, the group who has been responsible for some best live entertainment for decades. The venue will taking place at an insanely impressive 38,000 square feet indoor venue; which is set to be filled to the brim with state-of-the-art lights, lasers, theatrical dancers special effects and.. fittingly impressive live music.
To live up to such an incredible idea, they had to bring out an all star lineup. The man paving the way for bass music world-wide Skrillex will be amongst one of the first residents to properly set off such an incredible place. One third of Swedish House Mafia, Sebastian Ingrosso will be holding down his first ever Las Vegas residency at LIGHT. Rising electronic icon Zedd will also be joining this impressive residency. And what better then to finish off this well rounded lineup of fresh electronic talent then trap / bass beast Baauer.
With this well rounded lineup, and possibly one of the coolest ideas for a nightclub ever, LIGHT looks to seriously change the way you experience electronic music. I can only imagine how amazing this is going to be, who is excited?
When the tracklist for A$AP Rocky upcoming debut album Long. Live. A$AP got released, electronic fans got excited to see rumors confirmed of A$AP working with dubstep / electronic icon Skrillex. We get our ears on the result, “Wild For The Night”. It is a dope track with some solid production from Skrillex, and dope verses from A$AP. My only complaint would have to be that the beat sounds similar to Skrillex’s remix of “Goin’ In” by Birdy Nam Nam. It is a dope crossover of genre, being recycled or not. This is on the new A$AP album Long. Live. A$AP coming out January 15th. Enjoy!
A$AP Rocky – Wild For The Night (Produced by Skrillex) | Pre-Order
Skrillex recently announced his new subscription service The Nest which we launched with giveaway. The subscription service promised early releases from OWSLA artists and didn’t give details of the first release. What better then a brand new original 3 song EP from label head Skrillex. It is titled the Leaving EP, and packs 3 brand new orginals. The track “Scary Bolly Dub” is a more typical Skrillex track with massive basslines and funky melodies. The other two came together more last minute and as he said ”I made ‘Leaving’ in my hotel room in Mexico and just finished ‘The Reason’ an hour ago in my hotel room in Miami. I guess it’s just kind of a reflection of how I’m feeling right now.” The 2 tracks remind me of some traits of UK bass muscians. They defintely pack a completely different vibe then anything he has released to date. You can download these songs by becoming apart of his 12$ monthly subcription servie The Nest. Enjoy!
Skrillex – Scary Bolly Dub
Skrillex – Leaving
Skrillex – The Reason
Download entire EP through The Nest
Skrillex’s Label OWSLA Announces ‘The Nest’ Membership Program / Sub-Label with Ultra 2013 VIP Giveaway + Dog Blood – Middle Finger (The M Machine Remix) [CONTEST] [TSIS PREMIERE]Posted in Bangin, Contests, Premieres by nick | Tags: Boys Noize, Dillon Francis, Dog Blood, Giveaway, Membership, OWSLA, Porter Robinson, Skrillex, The M Machine, The Nest, The Nest Giveaway, Ultra Music Festival
Skrillex and his label OWSLA recently announced that they are kicking off an exciting new membership program conjoined with a new sub-label called “The Nest” which goes live January 2nd, 2013. It gets you a free advanced copy of every future release on OWSLA (at least 24 hours before available anywhere else), early access / discounts on concert tickets, exclusive The Nest unreleased remixes, VIP edits, DJ sets, remix stems and more from OWSLA and The Nest artists. Everything that comes with the membership is listed below. OWSLA has been the record label responsible for putting releases from artists like Porter Robinson, Kill the Noise, Dillon Francis, Zedd, Seven Lions, and of course Skrillex, with an ever expanding roster. If you like these artists, this membership is a no brainer. You can sign up for membership here.
Also included in this post a sample of an upcoming track from The Nest, an unreleased remix from The M Machine of “Middle Finger” by Dog Blood (Skrillex + Boys Noize), a heavy, gritty, electro BANGER. Enjoy!
To help kick off the program we teamed up with the OWSLA team with are going to be giving away 10 free memberships, all you have to do is tweet a link to the article, tagging @owslaofficial and @thissongissick with hashtag “#thenest” are entered to win 1 of 10 free memberships.
OWSLA: The Nest Memership Giveaway (10 Memberships Given Away)
- Tweet a link to the article, tagging @owslaofficial and @thissongissick with hashtag “#thenest”
OWSLA: All Expense Paid VIP Ultra 2013 Trip for 2 Giveaway
If you sign up for The Nest Membership before 12/31/12 (before it goes live on 1/2/13) then you will be entered to win a VIP Ultra Getaway for 2 (Including: 2 Vip Tickets, Airfare & Hotel for 2). Winners picked 1/2/13.
- Sign up for The Nest Membership before 12/31/12 via Drip
Dog Blood – Middle Finger (The M Machine Remix) [Preview]
What you Receive with Nest Membership
• Every OWSLA release up to 24 hours before it’s available anywhere else (2-4 per month)
• Nest exclusives a full month before they’re available anywhere else (2-4 per month)
• #rare and unreleased remixes
• VIP edits
• DJ sets
• Sound kits
• Remix stems
• Acappellas and instrumentals
• Early access/discounts on shows
• 20% off everything in the OWSLA store all the time
Don’t forget that if you sign up before 12/31/12, you will be automatically entered to win an all-expenses-paid VIP trip to Ultra 2013 in Miami.
Ellie Goulding – Bittersweet (Produced by Skrillex) (Twilight Soundtrack) : Incredible Potential Break Up SongPosted in Bangin by nick | Tags: Ellie Goulding, Skrillex
Everyone’s favorite electronic couple Ellie Goulding and Sonny Moore, aka Skrillex recently broke up breaking the hearts of both of their fans that loved couple. To lighten the situation we get a new track with Ellie Goulding singing, produced by Skrillex. It’s called “Bittersweet”, and word has it , it is actually a tribute to their relationship. Regardless of the truth in that, it is an incredible track with amazing production and passionate vocals. We just received word that it is going to be on the upcoming Twilight soundtrack. Will update once we get the full story. For now, enjoy the new track!
Ellie Goulding – Bittersweet (Produced by Skrillex)
When Skrillex teamed up with American Rock icons The Doors to create monumental “Breakn’ A Sweat” so many barriers of the past and present music world were broken down. A truly epic song got a cinematic masterpiece treatment with a very interesting sci-fi theme. Half way through the video incorporates a popular sample of The Doors singer Jim Morison speaking. The sample is from a interview he mentions his future speculations of what live music might be like, “One Person with a lot of machines, tapes and electronic setups”. Enjoy!
Skrillex & The Doors – Breakn’ A Sweat | Listen Audio | Purchase iTunes
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