Chicago hosts the Louder Than A Bomb youth poetry festival and during it's 15th anniversary Chi town's very own Chance the Rapper drops us off a light hearted treat. He changes things up and beatboxes and instead leaves rapping duties to Alec Baldwin. He manages to read off lines from Carl Sandburg’s poem “Chicago.” Watch the unexpected clip above. Enjoy!
A few months ago we covered a short preview teased by Dillon Francis of his collaboration with TSIS favorite Norwegian producer Kygo. Two of the biggest names in electronic music right now have worked with singer James Hersey on something special. The latest and most extensive preview we get of the song is a fan-recorded video at Kygo's biggest headline show to date in his home country of Norway in Oslo at the epic Spektrum venue.
The video gives us a quality taste of the collaboration, and we hear the sunny tropical sounds that Kygo is known for, but we also hear Dillon's hand in the drawn out synths and heavier bass influence we have never seen Kygo experiment with. Since the track is dipped into a live mix we've got to settle for just two minutes of the edit. Check out the video below and we'll keep you posted as news of an official release on Kygo's highly anticipated debut album set for 2015 comes out.
Also don't miss Kygo's debut original single "Firestone" which has been on regular rotation since it released at the beginning of the month.
TomorrowWorld 2014 was without a doubt a special event. This year was the festival's second in the states at Georgia's Chattahoochee Hills and topped 2013 far and away. Producers ID&T bring out the best lineup and biggest stages and production, to recreate Belgium's 10-year-running TomorrowLand. Attendees were in for quite the special treat this year.
If you weren't able to make it, TomorrowWorld has released a 13 minute official aftermovie giving a glimpse of what the festival experience was like, and what to expect next year. They even throw in a few unreleased tracks in the movie.
For 2015, Tomorrowworld will be returning over September 25-26-27. You can purchase tickets here! Be sure to check back in on more updates for TW.
Established music video director RoboShobo has brought to visual life one of this fall’s catchiest tunes, “Go All Night” by the impressive UK based duo Gorgon City. Their debut album, Sirens, took the deep house world by storm this fall following its Oct 7 release. The LP provided us with some of the grooviest house tunes of the year with the unique specialty of a different vocalist on every track. This adventure of a video provides the perfect setting for the track as Jennifer Hudson and the production duo groove all night an underground rave. Quite fitting as the tune surely has the potential to become a huge hit in dance clubs everywhere.
Just a few days ago Feed Me and Kill the Noise unleashed their much anticipated follow up collaboration "Far Away" and teased that there was a full music video to be accompanying it. They let it be known that it was going to be premiering on Adult Swim which set the tone for expectations, which it has fully lived up to. Watch the producers as they have been animated into this epic journey and the song is available to pick up if you want to grab a copy. Side note, the characters were originally drawn by 6 year old kids. Enjoy!
Feed Me & Kill The Noise – Far Away | iTunes
Logic just released the first sample of music from his debut studio album with the debut single of the same name “Under Pressure”. The song topped the charts, and set the tone for what we can expect from the long awaited project. Well today the song has been brought to life in Logic’s most ambitious music video to date, feeling more like a short movie. The 6 minute journey follows Logic and his crew as they embark on a tyrant of shootings, explosions and more. It feels like a Call of Duty game brought to life. This video is guaranteed to turn some heads. Enjoy!
The pre-order for Logic's new album Under Pressure is also now available through iTunes here.
Logic – Under Pressure
After Pharrell collaborated with the French duo Daft Punk on two songs (Get Lucky & Loose Yourself To Dance) from their grammy winning album, he brought the guys out to collaborate on a song for his own album that saw incredible success. The song "Gust Of Wind" exploded when it hit the internet earlier this year, and now Pharrell has brought the amazing track to life.
He has enlisted director Edgar Wright responsible for movies like "Shaun Of The Dead" and "Scott Pilgrim Versus The World" to direct the film.
Today we get to see the first preview teaser of the music video with Pharrell in his now signature ranger hat, fitting for him walking through some forest surroundings. We then see some oversized rock sculptures of the Daft Punk helmets and the video leaves us on the edge of our seat driving us wild until we can see the rest. With Edgar Wright responsible for directing this, we can expect an eerie, movie quality sci-fi journey with Pharrell and the Daft Punk robots brought to life like never before.. at least we can hope.
What do you think the video will contain? Watch and comment below:
Pharrell Williams & Daft Punk – Gust of Wind (Teaser)
Earlier this summer we got the newest A$AP Mob song "Hella Hoes" and just recently A$AP Rocky jumped on an official collaboration with Sam Smith, but today we get the first piece of original new music from Rocky and it was worth the wait. After a countdown timer built suspense for it, we get his new song "Multiply" which features Juicy J and has flacko delivering some deadly verses done in his signature A$AP style. The video has some fitting scenes shot in NY with the mob doing their thing shot and directed by Shomi Partwary and A$AP Rocky himself. With the release of the video and song, we can expect the full new album details coming very soon. Listen and watch below and soak in the fact A$AP is back. Enjoy!
A$AP Rocky – Multiply (Ft. Juicy J) (Official Video)
deadmau5 is a Toronto native and has been known outside of his music for his popular "Coffee Run" video series where he takes guests in his car like Skrillex and Dillon Francis, Zedd or Pharrell. Well he brought this idea to the streets as he was an Uber driver for the evening in the downtown Toronto area. Here are his tweets announcing it and look below for the video recap of him actually picking up passengers that were lucky enough that evening. Who knows if he might do it again.
HARD Events, the company responsible for not only HARD Summer but the trend setting electronic cruise Holy Ship! always continue to set themselves apart from the army of other EDM promoters with the release of their latest cinematic trailer for HARD Day of the Dead. HARD's day after Halloween 2 day festival celebration is set to have it's biggest year yet taking over Fairplex right outside LA with one of the best curated lineups we have seen in awhile. See the full lineup here.
Well in typical HARD fashion, they have created a cinematic quality trailer for their festival where you can see Valentino Khan's mustache come to life, Diplo riding a unicorn, Zedd shaving among many of your favorite DJs. HARD makes a point to have the focus on the the acts performing and this video continues to emphasize that, as opposed to Insomniac polar opposite point of view of it being about the environment and the fan is the headliner. Watch below and enjoy!
HARD Day of the Dead 2014 Official Trailer
With a name synonymous for bringing electronic music to the forefront of our culture and society, Skrillex continues to propel his music and overall brand into newfound territory throughout 2014. As he prepares for another stint on the road this coming fall, the iconic producer and DJ delivers an official tour recap video of the highly successful Mothership Tour that brought together Mad Decent artists Dillion Francis and DJ Snake along with OWSLA recruits Milo & Otis and What So Not for a remarkable journey across the United States this past spring / summer. Highlights include Dillon Francis getting PLUR with fans, the group showcasing their various dance skills, and of course many top notch shots of the guys performing in-front of sold out crowds! Steam the video below and be sure to check out the fall tour dates here! Enjoy
Skrillex – Mothership Tour US 2014 Video Recap
Chicago's very own Flosstradmaus are set to give back to the fans and people that have supported their "go harder than hard" mentality since the days of playing low-key clubs to headlining major music festivals such as Coachella, Hard Summer, and Ultra Music Festival. The guys behind the well known trap movement are embarking on new HDYNATION tour that will kick off in their hometown on Nov 8th at UIC Pavilion and travel to 20 cities with opening support form energetic Miami producer duo GTA and Curtis Willaims w/ Two-9!
The announcement comes with a look back at Flosstradamus's previous IRL Tour via a behind-the-scenes video showcasing candid interviews with the duo and their fans along with tour footage and features their recent chilled out single "Rebound". The main element that sets Flosstradamus apart from many acts is that they've created and fostered an actual community underneath the title HDYNATION, which brings HDYBYZ and HDYGRLZ from all walks of life together to share music and attend live events while sporting the highly sought after merchandise that Curt and Josh have developed in an in-house, grassroots manner. As you can see from the video below, the guys are truly humble and thankful for the opportunities that have come their way and this new tour will bring about a stronger connection between fans new and old! Pre-sale tickets are available now and you can expect shows to sell out leading up to the first date, so don't snooze on the early advantage. Enjoy
Flosstradamus – HDYNATION Tour 2014 | Pre-Sale Tickets
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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