Coachella 2015 Lineup Announced Featuring Drake, The Weeknd, Kaskade, alt- J, Porter Robison, Kygo and More!Posted in Bangin, Chill, Events by nick | Tags: Coachella, Drake, Kygo, Lineup, Porter Robinson, The Weeknd
The one and only Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indigo Valley, California has just announced it's much anticipated 2015 lineup. The event organizers are set to bring out legendary rock stars AC-DC and Jack White to headline along with hip-hop sensation Drake, giving the festival a nice bit of diversity. The lineup gives fans much to choose from by featuring a wide variety of acts ranging from rock n' roll to hip-hop to indie to electronic music.
The festival has no shortage of electronic artists with Alesso, Nero, Flying Lotus, DJ Snake, Porter Robinson, Gorgon City, Keys N Krates, MK, Oliver Heldens, Ryan Hemsworth, Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Ratatat, Flosstradamus, Deorro, New World Punx, Gramatik, What So Not, Yellow Claw, Bixel Boys, David Guetta, Madeon, Kygo, ODESZA, Gessafelstein, R3hab, RAC, Duke Dumont, J.E.S.&S. (Jack Master, Eats Everything, Skream, and Seth Troxler), Kaytranada, Dirty South, Tourist Alison Wonderland, Claude VonStroke and many more performing!
Hip-hop acts including Drake, The Weeknd, Action Bronson, Lil B, Azelia Banks, Ghostface Killah, Run The Jewels, Tyler The Creator, Ab-Soul, Vic Mensa and many more!
Weekend 1: April 10th – 12th, 2014
Weekend 2: April 17th – 19th, 2014
Festival passes for both weekends go on sale Friday, January 7th at 10AM PST.
It didn’t really catch us off guard to learn The Weeknd has a song on the upcoming 50 Shades of Grey soundtrack. However, his choice of a beat on “Earned It" is much different from his typical thriller of electronic production as he makes use of a piano based orchestral produced track. This was an interesting move for the Toronto singer as his typical, highly explicit and seductive subject matter was toned down for the 50 Shades of Grey audience. Although “Earned It" serves as his typical ballad for the ladies, this tune shows a different side we don’t hear from The Weeknd very often.
The Weeknd has been on quite the streak of consistent new music and we are gifted with yet another remix following up the latest official remix of his song Often featuring Schoolboy Q and rick Ross. Today we get new the version of his song "King of the Fall" which surfaced last June and today Ty dolla Sign and XO's Belly have jumped on the track. Both rapper's verses manage to give the seductive song a different spin, more relatable to the rest of the rap world. Enjoy.
The Weeknd - King Of The Fall (Remix) (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Belly)
The Weeknd's most recent single "Often" continues to receive new life thanks to another incredible remix today from experimental beat maker Lido that follows up on the genre defying tropical version from Kygo. Lido leaves the vocals intact while placing his unique future bass styling with just the right splash of trap elements throughout to keep you on your toes. It's certainly an impressive remix and is up there with his notorious remixes of Disclosure's "Latch" or Bill Wither's "No Sunshine". Listen below and enjoy!
The Weeknd – Often (Lido Remix) | Stream Only
The buzz surrounding breakout Norweigan producer Kygo continues with yet another unbeatable remix that adds to the endless stream of remixes like Ed Sheeran "I See Fire" or Marvin Gaye "Sexual Healing". This time The Weeknd has enlisted him to take on his new single "Often", and damn did he deliver. Stepping far outside the box of what you have grown to expect from Kygo, he offers a hip-hop, almost trap styled influence to this latest creation. This could be taken as the perfect response to all those exclaiming how all of his tracks sound similar. Stream the song below and as always, treat yourself to a free download. Also, with the recent announcement of Kygo signing with Sony Music for an international album release this gives us hope that we will finally be able to hear a Kygo original soon enough!
Words from Kygo on the remix: "Was very honored for the Weeknd to reach out and ask me to remix "Often". This is something a little different from my previous remixes but you can expect more diversity in my productions in the future "
With this new remix, we've are thrilled to announce of Kygo's upcoming Endless Summer Tour. This follows up his recent sold out North American mini tour and run of European dates and festivals. The Endless Summer Tour is far bigger, hitting all sides of the country from New York to Los Angeles and countless cities in between like Las Vegas, Boulder, Nashville, Chicago and others, read the full list of dates below. Also Kygo is bringing out Amtrac and Tropical House compadre Thomas Jack. Also, for all our readers outside America, have no fear as this is only part 1 of The Endless Summer Tour with further legs covering Europe and more, we will getting more info in the coming weeks! UPDATE: We have a limited amount of early bird pre-sale tickets with no ticket fees for our readers through TSIS ticketing that just went on sale here.
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The Weekend – Often (Kygo Remix) | Free Download
The Weeknd doesn't let up releasing new consistent quality content following up the recent release "Often" with a brand new song "King Of The Fall". An always smooth R&B styled production with some rap elements to spice things up paves way for Abel to deliver some unbeatable verses packing some shocking lyrics covered up by his unique delivery. Listen below and grab a free download as we have have been seeing from him lately. Enjoy.
The Weeknd has a few dates over the next few weeks in Toronoto, LA, and SF, tour dates below.
The Weeknd – King Of The Fall | Free Download
09-19 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
09-21 Toronto, Ontario – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
10-09 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
10-10 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
with Schoolboy Q and Jhené Aiko
The Weeknd is one of the most exciting names in R&B to date and has come out of nowhere to drop a brand new single titled "Often". Abel offers his expected emotion filled, sexually vivid vocals over an unreal produced beat. It packs a mellowed out vibe with some strong snare rolls and intriguing samples. He has passed this out as a free download for a limited time. Listen below and enjoy!
The Weeknd – Often | Free Download
Mysterious London based duo Snakehips are back after months of absence following their original "Make It" and BANKS "Warm Water" remix. They burst back on our radars with an incredible new house inspired remix of "Wanderlust" from The Weeknd. They completely reimagine the track with new drums, melody and basslline leaving only the vocals from the orginal intact. No news if this will see an official release or if we will be forced to abuse the replay button till enternity.
London fans: Snakehip has announced their first ever show will be taking place at Velvet Underground on May 16th.
The Weeknd – Wanderlust (Snakehips Remix) | Stream Only
French producer Stwo continues to impress with a touch up of The Weeknd's newest cover of Tyler Doll $igns "Or Nah" that still keeps all the sensual / sexual vibes intact. Restructing the foundation to include jersey club sample effects and future bass sections, Stwo has supplied a sultry hip-hop crossover while using The Weeknds vocals to full effect. Stream the remix below and grab a free download. Enjoy
The Weeknd – Or Nah (Stwo Edit) | Free Download
Beyoncé's hot new single "Drunk In Love continues to stay on our radar with potentially the best rendition of the song yet with a surprising remix / cover from The Weekend complete with free download. The Weeknd breaks down the song and reconstructs it from the hot new background production to his completely new verses while still keeping the original hook lyrics in place. He manages to slip in some of his signature over the top lyrics like "the pussy's got some superpowers" and "I fuck my enemies" throughout. This is a complete change of pace from the recent festival remix of the song from Diplo from a couple days ago. Enjoy!
Beyoncé - Drunk In Love (The Weeknd Remix) | Free Download
Sia – Elastic Heart (Ft. The Weeknd & Diplo) (from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack) : Amazing CollaborationPosted in Chill by nick | Tags: Diplo, Electronic, indie, pop, R&B, Sia, The Weeknd
Diplo teams up to produce a song for Sia featuring some vocals from The Weeknd for an unbelievable collaboration created for the upcoming The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack that is yet to be released. The production from Diplo is on his more chill, soulful side, and The Weeknd displays a more upbeat side we did not see on his recent Kiss Land album. You can stream the song below and we will keep you posted on purchase details. Enjoy.
Sia – Elastic Heart (Ft. The Weeknd & Diplo) | iTunes
Canadian singer Abel Tesfaye more commonly known as The Weeknd has just released his debut studio album Kiss Land. This marks his 4th album release following up his break-through triple album re-issue Trilogy. With this album, we see Abel (The Weeknd) transition the sound that formed his initial fan-base. Rather than changing or altering what already worked so well, Abel manages to amplify it. Kiss Land features 10 all original album songs and the incredible Pharrell remix of “Wanderlust” delivering the track in just the right way. The deluxe edition also features the B-Side Oddball and is available to stream below and pick up a copy through iTunes. Read below the player for a contest to see The Weeknd live on his Kiss Land Tour
The Weeknd – Kiss Land (Album) | Purchase iTunes
The Weeknd is going to be performing live on his Kiss Land tour in support of the album. He will be stopping by Colorado for his first visit playing at 1st Bank Center and we have the chance to hook 5 of you up with free pairs of tickets to each bring a friend.
Prize: Giving away 5 pair of tickets to see The Weeknd live at 1st Bank Center in Colorado on 9/20
How To Enter Contest: Enter through Widget Here, every entry increases your chances!
Winner Picked Wednesday September 17th at 7pm MST
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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