Alex Botwin aka Paper Diamond has been long at work on his latest release, Paragon EP. It is 11 track journey through countless genres and styles for a release that truly has no boundries. He manages to convey a unique soulful swagger that really seems to really define his sound. He brought out some featured guests including Cherub, Protohype, Buku, Gavin Turke, Angele McCluskey and Jay Fresh to add all the right touches to really help diversify the release. You can stream the entire thing below, as well as few of our highlighted favorites. Grab the entire project for free download, thanks to PD. Don’t miss this guy live as he plays at Bonnaroo, Governor’s Ball, Movement Festival among others. Enjoy!
Paper Diamond – Paragon EP | Direct Download
Paper Diamond – Like A Summer Breeze
Paper Diamond – Temple Run (Ft. Buku)
Paper Diamond – In My Right Mind (ft. Gavin Turke)
Paper Diamond – PaperHype (Co-Produced by Protohype)
Paper Diamond – All Goose
Paper Diamond – Paragon EP | Direct Download
Daft Punk are ‘Bringing Back Soul’ with Random Access Memories: Collaborators Documentary Episode 2 – Todd Edwards [MUST WATCH]Posted in Bangin, Video by nick | Tags: Collaborators, Daft Punk, Documentar, Episode 2, Julian Casabl, Pharrell Williams, Random Access Memories, Robots, Soul, Todd Edwards, Video
“When the music becomes focused on the effects that are being used, or the presets of sounds.. it’s computer.. there’s no soul there. Pretty ironic that two android (robots) are bringing back soul.”
The second episode in a truly iconic video series showing the back story of the mysterious french duo Daft Punk, leading up to the release of their 4th album release, Random Access Memories.
The episode dives into some very interesting topics including Daft Punk talking with past collaborator Todd Edwards. They talk on Daft Punk being in California trying to capture this “West Coast Vibe” s like various classic Amerian acts. Todd moves onto Daft Punk and how they have always been collaborating. Todd sang , co-wrote and co-produced “Face to Face” with Daft Punk. As he put it “They Are Always On to New Challenges”, consistently working with some of the greatest producers and muscians in the world for every one of their projects. For their new album this is no different.
Random Access Memories has an incredible lineup of highly speculated collaborators. The current reported collaborators currently include Strokes singer Julian Casablancas, Noah Lennox (aka Animal Collective’s Panda Bear), Pharrell Williams, Italian disco producer Giorgio Moroder, Chic’s Nile Rodgers, piano virtuoso Chily Gonzales, songwriter Paul Williams, seasoned session guitarist Paul Jackson Jr. (Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston), Todd Edwards, and DJ Falcon.
They have recruited a diverse lineup of real musicians all connecting with different fan bases in different ways. By working with these artists they will be able to transition a raw soulful essence that is missing the growing electronic world more focused on the effects then the actual music. One of the best lines at the end is “When the music becomes focused on the effects that are being used, or the presets of sounds on the computer, there is no soul their. Pretty ironic that two android robots are bringing back soul.” It couldn’t be more true. There is not electronic act with more buzz in the entire world, so there wouldn’t be anyone more suited to bring back soul. To say that their new album Random Access Memories is going to be a game changer, would be a huge understatement. May 21st couldn’t come any sooner. You can pre-order the album through iTunes.
Paper Diamond x Christian Rich – XIX (Ft. Angela McCluskey) : Smooth Melodic Electronic Single [Free Download]Posted in Bangin, Chill by nick | Tags: Angela McCluskey, Christian Rich, Down tempo, Electronic, Hip-Hop, Melodic, Paper Diamond, Smooth, Soul, Trap, Trap Music
Extremely versatile producer Paper Diamond just let loose his latest single off the upcoming Paragon EP. It is a collaboration with Christian Rich titled “XIX” featuring vocalist Angela McCluskey. The song is packs some insanely melodic vibes with the soft vocals adding just the right touch. The song has song has some trap inspired drums yet conveys a certain humanistic soulful quality unlike most songs I have been hearing lately. This is a complete contrast to the previously premiered “They Can’t Tell Me Nothing”. This makes me even more excited to hear the rest of the Paragon EP. Enjoy!
Paper Diamond x Christian Rich – XIX (Ft. Angela McCluskey) | Direct Download
Paris 96 (Theophilus London & Jesse Boykins III) – “Afternoon” (Produced by Xaphoon Jones) : New Hip-Hop Soul Supergroup [Free Download]Posted in Chill by nick | Tags: Chicago, Combination, Free Download, Hip-Hop, Jesse Boykins III, New York, PARIS 96, Soul, Theophilus London
Established hip-hop artists New York based Theophilus London and Chicago based Jesse Boykins III team up for a fresh new side project PARIS 96. The first single they unveil “Afternoon” is an electronic fueled ballad incorporating both hip-hop and soul. Production thanks to Xaphoon Jones (of Chiddy Bang) who gives it just the right electronic kick blended with some organic organs. Theophilus brings the hip-hop flavor while Jesse contrasts with some soulful singing. This dropped earlier in the month, but was too good not to feature. This is off an upcoming EP set to release in April. Enjoy a free download courtesy of the artists. We will post as updates come in on the project.
PARIS 96 – Afternoon | Direct Download
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The Great Flood Catastrophe – Fallen Love (Kill Paris Remix) + The Love We Shared (2012 B-Side) : Incredible Soulful Electronic Indie SongsPosted in Bangin by nick | Tags: BANGER, Bass Music, Electro Soul, Electronic, Kill Paris, Meldoci, Melodic, Soul
There has been such an influx of amazing new music I didn’t want to post these until there was enough time to really appreciate it. It’s from Kill Paris, and it’s two more incredible tracks he’s labeled “Panty Soak and Drop-step”, which after listening makes a little more sense. We’ve featured 3 of his songs with downloads a few months back, and they still make there way on to my playlists. He makes incredibly melodic bass packed indie electronic songs all packed with soulful edge.The first of which is from a relatively unknown indie rock group The Great Flood Catastrophe, “Fallen Love” turned into one of the sexiest freshest songs I’ve heard awhile.
The second song “The Love We Shared (2012 B-Side Remix)” uses the vocal from “In My Mind (ft. Georgi Kay) Axwell Mix)”, but with an incredible level of fresh electro-soul energy. He’s got such a defined smooth soulful style always packing a modern electronic kick. I can’t get enough of this guy, and can only imagine what full lenth EP or album would be like. For now, you can hit replay on 2 more tracks, enjoy!
The Great Flood Catastrophe – Fallen Love (Kill Paris Remix) | Download
Kill Paris – The Love We Shared (2012 B-Side Remix) | Download
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Stevie Wonder – Superstition (The Noisy Freaks Remix) : Funky Bass Heavy Glitch-Hop Remix of ClassicPosted in Bangin by nick | Tags: BANGER, Classic, Electronic, Funk, glitch-hop, massive, Remix, Soul, Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder is such a beast, and his track ‘Superstition’ will always be legendary.. so it scared me to see that someone made a remix.. but The Noisy Freaks really killed it with a full on Glitch-Hop BANGER. We’ve featured a Star Wars remix from the French duo before, which was more of an electro BANGER. For this one they made it into a glitch-hop BANGER, packed with funk and lots of bass. It reminded me a little bit of KOAN Sound’s Sly Fox. The guitar sampling throughout pulls the track together with all the funky energy. Turn this up, let Stevie blast through your speakers. Enjoy!
Stevie Wonder – Supersition (The Noisy Freaks Remix) | Direct Download
It is finally here.. Mad Liberation has arrived. The free debut true album from Michigan to Colorado electronic prodigy GRiZ. This 12 track album spanning from hard hitting dubstep to emotion filled electro soul to straight funk and so many more styles for a genre potpourri that is more then jaw dropping. He mixes sampling classic vinyl with recording some fresh live instruments, even with a cameo from Dominic Lalli from Big Gigantic on “Mr. B”. The unbeleviable fusion of soul / funkI haven’t heard the passion of soul and funk mixed with such brutal and intricate electronic sounds so seamlessly since Pretty Lights. Grant Kwiecinski aka GRiZ believes in some of our principles here at Thissongissick that music should be free and spread around. I’ve seen Grant quickly become one of the most buzzed about artists in the past year to creating one of the best releases of the year. Please do yourself a favor and download the entire album, there is something for everyone. We’ve been waiting for this one for awhile.. No more talking, enjoy!
GRiZ – Mad Liberation | Direct Download | Download from MynameisGRiZ.com
GRiZ – Blastaa | Direct Download
GRiZ – Mr. B (Featuring Dominic Lalli) | Direct Download
GRiZ – Wonder Why | Direct Download
GRiZ – See You Again | Direct Download
Kill Paris – I Wanna Be Your Lover + You Are On Of A Kind + I Do Love You : 3 Funky Electro / Dubstep SongsPosted in Bangin by nick | Tags: Dubstep, Electro House, Funk, Glitch, Kill Paris, Soul
Say hello to a fresh to new electronic producer / DJ who blends multiple genres to carve his own sound. His live show has been described as “something never seen or experienced before”. His sound is very unique with elements of dubstep, electro, and funk. He uses the perfect samples to bring out the soulful emotion of the track then always making the bass come crashing in. He’s another aritst that beleives in giving out free music, regularly. We’ve got 3 of our favorite Kill Paris tracks below to break you in. Turn up the bass, enjoy!
Kill Paris – I Wanna Be Your Lover | Direct Download
Kill Paris – Girl, You Are One Of a Kind | Direct Download
Kill Paris – I Do Love You | Direct Download
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Today I have a great album bridging lots of styles creating a real unique new electronic sound. It’s from Eliot Lipp, the latest addition to Pretty Lights Music who featured the first single off the album “The Sunset”. He maintains the same almost Pretty Lights electro hip-hop soul sample based stye blended with his more abstract beat music style. The result is completey against the grain, yet so catchy and soulful. Definetely grab the entire album, it’s a great listen all the way through. Enjoy!
Eliot Lipp – Shark Wolf Rabbit Snake (Album) | Direct Download
Eliot Lipp – Mountain | Download
Today I’ve got a filthy new dubstep remix from Vaski, the guy who made the epic crunchy Sandstorm remix awhile back. Well today he takes the new track “Climax” from Usher produced by Diplo that sounds almost like a track from The Weeknd. The original track has proved to be quite catchy, thanks to Diplo’s amazing production.
For this remix by Vaski, he does a great job at pumping it full of filthy bass, while till letting the vocals shine through perectly. He makes a bass powered baby making anthem.Turn them both up, let me know which you like better. Enjoy!
Usher – Climax (Produced by Diplo) (Vaski Remix) | Direct Download
Usher – Climax (Produced by Diplo)
Today I’ve got an extra special release, Nocturnal, the latest full album from Big Gigantic. This is following up their A Place Behind The Moon album, and a variety of remixes throughout the past year. I’ve been waiting on Nocturnal for months ever since I heard the first glimpse of it with Rise and Shine used on their Red Rocks video. Then I heard the second single Nocturnal, which got me even more excited for the album of the same name. Now after listening to Nocturnal a few times all the way through, I can defintely say it’s in a league of it’s own. It combines the soulful funk elements of live jazz with the crushing edgy bass filled electronic sounds which has hints of dubstep, yet is really it’s own genre in itself. The unique and extremely fresh hybrid sound powered by the live energy of Dominic Lalli playing the Sax and Jeremy Salken on Drums really creates something that is here to stay. I’ve included a few of my favorites, but I can’t stress how great this album is all the way through. Enjoy!
Big Gigantic – Nocturnal (Full Album) | Direct Download
Big Gigantic – Hop Scotch | Download
Big Gigantic – It’s Going Down | Download
Big Gigantic – All Nighter | Download
Big Gigantic – Beginning of the End| Download
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Today I’d like to bring you a very well made 7 song EP that I’ve been holding off on posting till today, Thanksgiving, because of this groups hilariously awesome name. I’d like to present you Gravy and the Biscuits, a 3 piece acoustic powered hip hop / funk group that’s got a unique feel good sound. They’re based out of Nashville, TN, the same place the electronic powered band Cherub is from. The live instruments sound great, on top of the soulful John Mayor like singing and then the clever rhymes all together for such a great blend that sounds just right. These three are from the dorms of Belmont University, and although it sounds like the recording quality could be a little better, it’s a very impressive catchy EP, that shows a very bright future for the young trio. All the tracks a great on here, download asap. Check out the refreshing glass of live instruments, singing, and rapping that fills a void you didn’t know was there. Enjoy!
Gravy and the Biscuits – That Sunset | Direct Download
Gravy and the Biscuits – Deep Dish | Direct Download
Gravy and the Biscuits – Soul and Mind | Direct Download
Hey guys I try to keep the site very consistent with strictly sick songs, but when I was offered this I knew I couldn’t pass it up. We’ve teamed up with N.E.R.D., the popular hip-hop group featuring Pharrell and are going to be giving away 25 copies of their brand new album Nothing which is out now! All you have to do to enter is “like” this post by clicking the facebook “like” button at the top of the post as well as comment on this post with your favorite N.E.R.D. song. This album is a very sick hip-hop/funk ride with a very upbeat vibe throughout. The album sound very well done and produced, as it should considering it’s released through a major label. It’s got some hip-hop influence, as well as a lot of funk and soul. I’ve picked two of my favorite songs off the album, both with a very chilled out, yet upbeat with some funky flavor. Enjoy!
To enter the contest to win 1 of 25 copies of N.E.R.D.’s newest album Nothing click the Facebook “like” button at the top of the post as well as comment on this post with your favorite N.E.R.D. song. Be sure to use a valid e-mail with your comment as that’s how I’m going to get the album to you!
God Bless Us All – N.E.R.D. | Download
Nothing On You – N.E.R.D. | Download
Purchase All of Nothing via iTunes Here
It’s like Christmas morning everyime Pretty Lights drops another EP or album. And today it is Christmas again. You guys went absolutely nuts for their sick Spilling Over the Edges EP posted awhile back, and now we’ve got the follow up, the Glowing in the Darkest EP, which is a sick trippy trip through electronic music mixed with some bass filled dance rythyms. I feel like Derek, of Pretty Lights, is getting a little crazier and trippier with each and every collection of tracks he puts out. Turn the bass up and enjoy this sick new bass filled 8 song EP which is soooo sick. Pretty Lights never seems to amaze me and here’s another amazing collection of work, enjoy!
Still Night – Pretty Lights | Download
Out Of Time | Download
Looking For Love (But Not So Sure) – Pretty Lights | Download
Shining Bright Despite the Plight – Pretty Lights | Download
Gazing at the Glare – Pretty Lights | Download
Drift Away – Pretty Lights | Download
Gold Coast Hustle – Pretty Lights | Download
So Much in the Dark – Pretty Lights | Download
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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 have grown a lot since, but the original goal has stayed the same, making it easier for you to discover sick new music you have 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 Thissongissick, we work with musicians and record labels from all over the world to showcase a variety of freshest electronic, hip-hop, indie, and other fresh genres to a worldwide following that now reaches millions of music lovers over 110+ countries, every single month. Make yourself at home, enjoy countless amazing musicians from a variety of genres and let the sick sounds fill your ears.Enjoy!
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