German producer and TSIS favorite Boys Noize is a pioneer of the techno world as a whole and continues to push the boundaries of bass infused dance music. Now Alex (Boys Noize) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his successful label Boys Noize Records accompanied with a world wide tour and 2 part vinyl EP titled Strictly Raw Vol 1 and it is looking to be massive featuring collabs from Tiga, T.E.E.D, and more.
Well today we are happy to present the first track "Cerebral" which is a collaboration along LA producer Pilo. The song takes you on a dark house adventure full of eerie vibes packing hard hitting drums, high pitch synths and heavy basslines that will have you turning this song up as loud as possible. Stream the full song below and you can pick up a copy on vinyl May 29th and all other distributors June 19th. We can only anticipate what the remaining collaborations sound like. Enjoy
Here is a few words from Boys Noize himself on the release:
"The idea of the Strictly Raw Vol 1. release is to take 1 drumachine + 1 or 2 synths and make a track with it. Over the last years friends came in and out of my studio and sometimes we end up jaming on my machines. Since it’s #BNR10YR I wanted to collect the good ones and put them all together and there is some serious magic going on :) As a DJ you always look out for these timeless house or techno music and here are 9 tracks that go from breaks to techno to acid to classic house, all analog, all strictly raw!!"
Boys Noize & Pilo – Cerebral
Strictly Raw Tracklist:
1. Boys Noize & Johnny Sack "Paranoid"
2.Boys Noize & Tiga "808 Iraq"
3.Boys Noize "Overstayer"
4. Boys Noize & Pilo "Celebral"
5. Boys Noize "The Fix"
6. Boys Noize & AtomTM "Openn"
7. Boys Noize & Totally Enormous Extict Dinosaurs "Spacer"
8.Boys Noize "Dawnload"
9.Boys Noize "Brain Frequent"
Tour dates after the jump:
Respected Tech / Acid House producer and DJ Tiga made waves last year with the release of his single "Bugatti", and today we have a new dark spin to the track. Boys Noize step up to the plate delivering a heavy, extra gritty flip to the song, full of pulsating kicks and perfect vocal distortion. Listen below and pick up the remix EP on January 27th on iTunes thanks to Mad Decent. Enjoy!
Tiga – Bugatti (Boys Noize Remix)
Whether it's a new track or a music video serving as a public service announcement, everything Diplo touches seems to turn to gold. Heavyweight producers Yellow Claw and LNY TNZ teamed up with Diplo alongside Waka Flocka Flame on "Techno" last month, and now we get the visual interpretation of this tune. This dark video depicts the path drugs take from the source to the end user ultimately dying as a direct result from these drugs. With the amount of drug-related casualties that have been happening at music festivals and shows over the past couple years, this video serves as a P.S.A. to all music fans as the video ends with "Drugs Are Not Worth The Risk" displayed at the end of the video.
Diplo, Yellow Claw, & LNY TNZ – Techno Ft. Waka Flocka Flame
An unlikely pairing between German techno producer Boys Noize and Brooklyn trap beatmaker Baauer for a string of upcoming US nationwide shows titled The Run X tour has paved the way for something much more! The two commodities within dance music joined forces outside of sharing the same stage to create "Fire Like This", a collaborative release that fully flexes their individual skill sets perfectly. Bringing together gritty electro basslines, a looping schoolyard chant, various percussion elements, and a touch of trap aesthetics, the two conjure up a single that is too enticing to just play once and will surely have dance-floor's across the world popping off when played out live. This heater is being handed out as a free download and I strongly urge you to add this release to your music library as soon as possible. Enjoy
Baauer & Boys Noize – Fire Like This | Free Download
Baauer & Boys Noize "Run X" Tour Dates After The Jump
Whether collaborating with OWSLA kingpin Skrillex as supergroup Dog Blood or cultivating his signature sound alone, there is no question of German producer Boys Noize reign in and outside of the electronic music community. Possessing the sleek ability to commingle German techno with acid house and disco elements has made Boys Noize a personal favorite of mine for years and today we were blessed with the opportunity of premiering his latest undertaking for your listening pleasure. The infectious vibe oozing off the single "Starwin" is further enhanced by Boys Noize himself as he slows the tempo, adds hook samples and places a fresh kick drum pattern within. The "bounce version" captures the essence of the original, but delivers a new twist which we can't stop playing. Listen to the exclusive premiere below and grab Boys Noize Go Hard – The Remixes EP on digital download April 28th via Boys Noize Records. Enjoy
Boys Noize – Starwin (Bounce Version) | Stream Only
After viewing the track-list for the highly anticipated Divergent Soundtrack, the collaboration bringing A$AP Rocky and Gesaffelstein together peaked our interest greatly as one of rap's biggest faces combines with one of electronic music's finest producers. "In Distress" see's both artists flexing their capabilities as one with A$AP Rocky letting loose a tirade of fresh verses while Gesaffelstein's French electro / techno relatively reserved foundation supples the same level of darkness featured on his debut album Aleph. Stream the track below and pre-order the most hyped motion picture soundtracks of the year here. Enjoy
A$AP Rocky – In Distress (ft. by Gesaffelstein) | Stream Only
Tiësto will always be one of the most influential and talked about DJs on the planet. Headlining countless music festivals in every single country, releasing thousands of mixes and having a few artist albums under his belt. For the first time in years, Tiesto has returned to Pete Tong's BBC Radio 1 program to lay down a brand new Essential Mix. The coveted 2 hour mix where an artist can step outside the box by unveiling unreleased material as seen by Nero, Eric Prydz and Skrillex or for an artist to show a completely different side, like Disclosure dropping an hour of straight hip-hop to start their mix last year. Steering almost entirely away from the expected progressive / electro house anthems, Tiesto showcases his newer side with an exciting blend of techno, deep house and future garage music; displaying some of the hottest tracks and the latest offerings from his Music Freedom label, like "Gecko" and even showcasing a fury of unreleased music. Stream the mix and look at the full track-list below. What are your thoughts on Tiesto's new direction of DJ style / genre choice?
Tiesto – Essential Mix | Stream Only For Now
Track-List after the Jump
The San Francisco trifecta of talent forming The M Machine continue to surpass the creativity and playability of many producers out there via their unique music. Commingling elements of Electro-House and Dubstep, their newest creation "Superflat" falls nothing short of a breathe of fresh air from start to finish. The sultry robotic voice, the progressive electro / techno builds, and subtle blasts of bass will have your body moving and grooving upon your first listen. Stream the track below and grab a download on Skrllex's OWSLA label now. Enjoy
The M Machine – Superflat | Purchase On Beatport
[PREMIERE] Tiesto’s Musical Freedom Releases Shocking Must Hear Tech-House Banger From Oliver Heldens – ‘Gecko’Posted in Bangin, Premieres by jordan | Tags: Deep House, Gecko, Musical Freedom, Oliver Heldens, Premiere, Tech House, Techno, Thissongissick
Tiësto‘s Musical Freedom label has been known for more rave ready progressive house, electro house and trance anthems since 2009, yet now has been experimenting with some new sounds. Tiesto first previewed this unreal Tech House / Deep House titled ‘Gecko’ without the artist name a few weeks ago, and it grew speculation from the artist being anyone from Disclosure to Tchami. Well now we have the exclusive news that it is by Netherlands based Oliver Heldens and we also have the full track preview for you to obsessively replay until the song releases on December 30th on Musical Freedom.
Oliver Heldens – Gecko (Full Preview)
Gesaffelstein Attempts To Redefine French House and Techno in Game Changing Full Length Album “Alpeh LP” : Album Review and Full StreamPosted in Album Review, Bangin, Mixtapes / Albums by Bryan | Tags: Aleph, French Electro, Gesaffelstein, Pursuit, Techno, Video
French techno god Gesaffelstein has released his debut album Aleph worldwide. Having co-produced ‘Black Skinhead' & 'Send It Up’ on Kanye West’s new album Yeezus along with a handful of other impressive original releases under his belt including the captivating 'Pursuit', Gesaffelstein has drawn fans new and old to digest the full force of his musical talents. 'ALEPH' ALBUM STREAM LOCATED AT BOTTOM OF POST
Gesaffelstein (pronounced GRR-saff-ell-STINE) is a conjunction between the historical physicist Albert Einstein and the German word 'Gesamtkunstwerk', which stands for the perfectionism of art between image, sound and video. It is his unique scrutiny to the three aforementioned characteristics that has guided Gesaffelstein to the heights he has reached today. Consistently pushing the boundaries of electro/techno genres by offering a sinisterly dark, yet energetic twist to the norm is why Gesaffelstein is held in the same regard as Justice, Diplo, Brodinski, and Daft Punk.
Aleph weighs in at a modest 14-tracks and will take listeners less than one hour to complete in its entirety. Gesaffelstein's introduction track 'Out Of Line' sets the tone of the album perfectly as a melodic drum pattern is met with sharp burst of synths and an eerie females verbal tirade. From that point on, the ebb and flow of 'Aleph' is quite stunning and will lock listeners in a trance like state. For every cluster of tracks showcasing Gesaffelstein's gritty, raw French electro/house production, they are followed by one or two minimalistic tracks where the composition is so simple yet engages listeners to take an unknown journey into the depths of the Frenchman's mind.
One particular track has captivated the electronic music communities attention in the same manner as Skrillex's "Scary Monster and Nice Spirits" or Flux Pavilion's "Bass Cannon'". The broodingly energetic Pursuit is a hodgepodge of bone-chilling synths, waning sirens, and hard hitting drops. Throw in a few eerie chants that assist building the beat up and you have a song that when played makes any activity seem much cooler than you previously remembered. The official music video for 'Pursuit' serves as work of modern-day art as the storyline plays out images, inspirations, colors and movies that invoke Gesaffelstein's imagination.
Gesaffelstein – 'Pursuit' (From Aleph Album)
Without using samples or potential copyrighted material unlike many of his colleagues , Aleph stands tall in a league of its own by featuring 100% original music. If Aleph was to win an award for album of the year within its genre, it's because it serves as a testament for the evolution of production within electronic music. As for Gesaffelstein's future; it is as open as he'd like it to be. All we can do is wait with anticipation for what he has in store next. Enjoy
Gesaffelstein – Aleph | Buy Now
Deadmau5 releases more new music including four amazing completed songs ‘Avaritia’, ‘Phantoms Can’t Hang’, and ‘Creep’Posted in Bangin by nick | Tags: Deadmau5, Dubstep, Electro House, Techno
Deadmau5 has been on a tyrant of uploading new music as usual over the past few days, some still in progress but four complete songs that sound amazing. ‘Phantoms Can’t Hang’ is an epic 9 minute long journey that is one of the most impressive tracks I have heard in quite some time from the Mau5. It packs quite a few unexpected turns and is crying for an awesome music video. The latest upload is titled ‘Avaritia’ and packs an abrupt drop and moves to a progressive gritty groove. We also get his long awaited 5 year the in the process ‘Creep’, and an updated version aptly titled ‘Creep 2K13′. With all these new tracks we can definitely expect a full album in the next few months. Stream and enjoy for now.
Deadmau5 – Phantoms Can’t Hang
Deadmau5 – Avaritia
Deadmau5 – Creep
Deadmau5 – Creep 2K13
Deadmau5 previews more incredible Unreleased songs “petspetspetspetspetspetspetspetsPETSpets” and “Sparrows Made Of Lead” and morePosted in Bangin by nick | Tags: BANGER, Deadmau5, Deep House, Electro House, House, Techno, Trance, Unreleased
Deadmau5 has been releasing more previews via soundcloud of unreleased and sometimes in progress songs from his new album, and now finally get to hear 3 tracks that sound like potential album songs. The first and newest track he just dropped less then 4 hours ago “petspetspetspetspetspetspetspetsPETSpets” sounds like a rebirth to his insanely melodic anthem”Strobe” filled with mesmerizing synths. Next up we have “Sparrows Made Of Lead”, which is an 8 minute cinematic journey that reminding me of some more old school Deadmau5 with his song “Sometimes Things Get Complicated”. Then we get “Errors In My Head” which is another great track which Deadmau5 has temporarily included the vocals from his remix to Kaskad “I Remember”. Overall it seems like Deadmau5 is moving to some of his older roots, and I couldn’t be any more supportive. These are easily some of my favorite tracks I have heard him make in quite some time. Listen below and we will keep you posted on news on anything to do with release. Enjoy.
Deadmau5 - petspetspetspetspetspetspetspetsPETSpets
Deadmau5 – Sparrows Made Of Lead
Deadmau5 – Errors In My Head
The always ranting electronic influential figure deadmau5 gives us a blast of what we love the most from him, a bunch of great new music. We get 3 very different sounding tracks all showing how deadmau5 not afraid to step outside of his box. I wish more electronic artists would take risks like him and upload in progress and freshly finished ideas to Soundcloud to get some instant feedback. Listen to all the tracks below and let us know which is your favorite?
Deadmau5 – My Pet Coelacanth
deadmau5 – Infra Super Turbo Pig Cart Racer
deadmau5 – Mercedes (V2)
deadmau5 – Turbo Cart Racer
The Disclosure duo made up of brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence have become one of the most buzzed electronic acts in the world in the past year and have just dropped off the artist defining 2 hour long BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix. These young producers known for their house sound are actually influenced heavily by American hip-hop producer J. Dilla and have started their essential mix with a 15 minute tribute to him and the Detroit hip-hop scene. The group then moves into what they are known from house music, techno and garage and the unexpected american hip-hop. The mix features brand new music from Breach, Friend Within, New York Transit Authority and Dusky. It’s an amazing 2 hour journey to followup their #1 charting album Settle. Listen to the entire thing below and look at track-list. Enjoy!
Disclosure – BBC Radio 1 Essential | Direct 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'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