Lollapalooza year after year maintains its tastemaker role in the festival circuit and they cement that for another year with the release of their 2015 lineup today. The 3 day festival, taking place at Grant Park in the heart of the beautiful city of Chicago over July 31st – Aug 2nd, and will feature over 100 artists. Lolla will bring over 300 thousand festival goers from around the world to see acts ranging from Paul McCartney, Metallica, Florence and The Machine, Bassnectar, The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Kygo, Kid Cudi, Nero, Dillon Francis, Carnage, Nicky Romero, Hot Chip to so many more, see the full lineup above. Tickets are almost sold out, as they do every year, so do not miss out!
This is easily one of TSIS's favorite festivals in the world, a true originator of the city festival, an event everyone should attend at least once, if not every year. We hope to see you there!
Lollapalooza 2015 | Tickets
Full Lineup By Day After The Jump
Gary Clark Jr.
The War on Drugs
Father John Misty
Cold War Kids
St. Paul & the Broken Bones
First Aid Kit
What So Not
Black Pistol Fire
Kyle Thornton & the Company
The New Pacific
The Pop Ups
School of Rock AllStars
Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips
Walk The Moon
Tyler, The Creator
The Tallest Man On Earth
Death From Above 1979
Toro Y Moi
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas
School of Rock AllStars
Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips
Florence + the Machine
Of Monsters and Men
TV On The Radio
twenty one pilots
Marina and The Diamonds
Angus & Julia Stone
Strand of Oaks
Night Terrors of 1927
Black Tiger Sex Machine
The Lonely Biscuits
In The Whale
The Pop Ups
School of Rock AllStars
We previously heard The Weeknd aka Abel Tesfaye’s smooth song “Earned it” off the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack in late December 2014. Today, we get yet another track from Abel off the highly anticipated movie's soundtrack. Produced by Mike Dean, “Where You Belong” features The Weeknd's signature sexual crooning over minimalistic production. The vocals are highlighed perfectly and accompanied by a guitar solo that closes out the track. You can pre-order this song along with the rest of the soundtrack set to release Feb 10th. Enjoy!
The Weeknd – Where You Belong | iTunes
The collaborative efforts of Mike Will Made it, The Weeknd, Future, and Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee have come together on a new track “Drinks On Us.” This collaboration is just what we would expect from these high profile hip hop artists as they take turns doing their thing over the seductive, bass heavy beat provided by Mike Will. Swae Lee impresses with his vocal abilities as he shows he can hang with the R&B prowess of The Weeknd while Future rounds out the track with a smooth verse. Enjoy
Mike Will Made It – Drinks On Us Feat. The Weeknd, Swae Lee & Future
One of the The Weeknd's first singles "Wicked Games" from the first of his Trilogy albums has just received a proper refresh thanks to rising new producer No Sleep. We first heard No Sleep thanks to his incredible remix of P Reign, Drake & Future's "DnF" and today he steps up even more. He gives the song an ambient, trap inspired spin, full of smooth drum and percussion elements, and an impressive new synth melody to help give the listener a completely fresh take on the song. Stream the track below and grab a free download thanks to No Sleep, and watch out for the budding producer. Enjoy!
The Weeknd – Wicked Games (nosleep Remix) | Free Download
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
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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