Anton Zaslavski aka "Zedd", the German producer who became an international star in 2013 thanks to his Clarity album which won a grammy for the album's lead single "Clarity" featuring Foxes. He set out on a year long Clarity Tour in support of the album and brought out a show no one would forget. Anyone who was lucky enough to catch a date of the tour was treated to a custom light and laser production setup that could light up a stadium, yet was brought to venues that were much smaller for an epic experience.
This 30 minute long documentary really captures the journey, from Zedd personally setting up the production on the first night to discussing speaking with Skrillex online for the first time to reaching out to Hayley Williams and the entire release around ’Stay The Night’ and much much more. This really lets you see a more personal side of Zedd showing you not only what nice of a guy he is, but also how hands on he is with the entire business of him as an artist which is rare to see.
To see Zedd experience such a level of success is really incredible making us think back to when Thissongissick actually brought out Zedd for one of his first shows in the US ever in Boulder, CO at the even more intimate Fox Theatre in 2011.
2014 feels like the year of unexpected collaborations and that continues with hints of a potentially huge match up. Rapper and TSIS favorite Logic just posted a photo with young superstar producer Zedd in the studio with the caption “Worked on something crazy last night in the studio with Zedd.”
Logic is hot off the release of his debut album Under Pressure which smashed expectations as far as numbers go and translates the rappers unbelievable buzz into one of the most powerful forces in hip-hop to watch. Aside from enlisting Louis Futon for a remix of his song “Break It Down”, the rapper has never once ventured into the electronic space, staying pretty traditional and true to his signature style. Zedd, on the flip side, has never worked with a rapper before, not even with a remix.
We feel the lack of experience in each other's genres will lead to some amazing chemistry as both artists dive into something new at the same time, leaving us with something potentially groundbreaking.
Will they go more in the traditional progressive house styled side of Zedd or venture into something new like Vic Mensa's genre blending single “Down On My Luck”. What do you think?
From the looks of the picture, they look excited, which has us all very excited for what’s to come.
Decadence Is Set To Be the Biggest NYE Event Yet With Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Grizmatik, Zedd, Disclosure, Armin van Buuren & More!Posted in Bangin, Chill, Events by nick | Tags: Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Disclosure, Global Dance Festival, Paper Diamond, Zedd
By shear number of attendee's, Decadence in Denver, CO has become the biggest New Years dance music event in the country by continually bringing an elite list of producers / DJs and live acts to perform at the Colorado Convention Center in the heart of downtown. As they prepare for their 4th year, the organizers have already unveiled a jaw dropping lineup of headliners including Bassnectar, Armin van Buuren, Big Gigantic, Disclosure, GRIZMATIK (GRiZ + Gramatik), Kaskade, and Zedd amongst many others to be announced soon. There's also buzzing support acts like Paper Diamond, Flux Pavilion, DJ Mustard, W&W, and Lindsay Lowend that fill up the bill nicely. Rumors of GRIZMATIK and Big Gigantic gearing up for a very special BIG GRIZMATIK set, which would be their third ever performance together and the first outside of Electric Forest in 2013, have already circulated as the hype from the initial announcement continues.Tickets are on sale now, so purchase a pair or two before the price increases closer to the event.
Friday December 30th Lineup (More TBA)
Disclosure (DJ Set)
Armin van Buuren
Saturday December 31st Lineup (More TBA)
As we wrap up the biggest summer festival season North America has ever seen, we start to prepare for some of the most exciting New Year Eve events to bring an end to 2014 in the best way imaginable. SnowGlobe, a music festival taking place in the gorgeous setting of Lake Tahoe, California is set to return for its 4th year. This year is easily going to be the biggest year the festival will have seen to date, largely thanks to the unreal lineup they have curated.
From headliners Skrillex, Flume, Disclosure (DJ Set), Porter Robinson (Live) and Zedd, to the top level acts like legendary underground hip-hop duo Atmosphere and DJs Flux Pavilion and Odesza help set the tone of the festival. Live acts Phantogram, Cherub, Emancipator Ensemble and The Floozies will help to mix things up while Bro Safari, Justin Martin, Thomas Jack, Trippy Turtle, Branchez, Djemba Djemba, Party Favor, Le Youth, J. Philp and Slaptop will help keep the DJ presence high.
This will be commencing over the December 29th – 31st weekend, and from attending years pasts, this is not one you should miss out on. Tickets for the weekend just went on sale and are available for purchase via SnowGlobe's website now.
Zedd is set to release his sophomore studio album with a projected release date being early 2015.
Grammy-winning German house producer Zedd certainly has the skills to balance numerous successful radio hits while also turning out countless house tracks that have become festival anthems. His debut album Clarity saw huge acclaim with "Clarity" and "Break Free" both charting across the globe and also managed to catapult the artist into a league of extraordinary top acts.
Zedd recently announced via Billboard that his sophomore studio album release is heavily underway and should be wrapped up by early 2015. He also mentioned dropping a single or two in the next 6 months
He is in converstaions with Hayle Williams (Of Paramore) about a followup collaboration to the highly succesful "Stay The Night", which would be on the album. Zedd unveiled his active plans to work with both Muse and Silverchair, two bands that "really inspired" Zedd; yet those names are just on the wishlist currently. Zedd also mentions that most of the album is written and it's just now about producing all the tracks to where he sees fit.
Zedd also states that his hearing has returned fully and was nothing serious. Just needed to catch up on some much needed sleep.
"It’s hard to find time to sit down and focus on it. I’ve written most of the songs but the production process is long for me – making them sound the way I want them to sound, finding the right vocalists, and so on." - Zedd
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
Out of all the summertime anthem's we've reported about for the last few months, this season has been dominated by breakout Canadian fusion band Magic! hit single "Rude" and now, Grammy winning producer and electronic music powerhouse Zedd has delivered an official remix of the song!. Layering in an infectiously cleaver progressive house build and live piano elements into the mix has now expanded the playability of the original into electronic music world. Zedd has left the overly catchy vocals intact, making it only a matter of time before this remix crushes the biggest festival stages. A stream of the track is available now until a digital download is released September 2nd. Enjoy
Magic! – Rude (Zedd Remix) | Stream Only
Hard Day Of The Dead 2014 Lineup Is The Best Yet Ft. Pretty Lights, Zedd, Deadmau5 vs Eric Prydz and Many MorePosted in Events, News by Bryan | Tags: Bassnectar, Calvin Harris, Deadmau5, Diplo, Hard, Hard Events, LA, Zedd
Hard Events is known for releasing some of the most action packed lineups on the planet and wants to cement your Halloween plans firmly in the books as Gary Richards (also known as DJ Destructo) unveils the 2014 edition of his infamous two day music festival Day Of The Dead taking place once again in downtown LA following up his highly succesfull sold out Hard Summer just 2 months back. You might come close to fainting at first glance at the lineup above, which contains headliners such as house acts Deadmau5 vs Eric Prydz, bass mogul Bassnectar, electro-soul pioneer Pretty Lights, the peoples champ Diplo, high energy duo Knife Party, and big time house acts Calvin Harris and Zedd. There are endless suprises from almost every artist that is on the come up from Tchami to Thomas Jack to Snails and too many more to list out individually. The rest of the lineup is filled out in a way that only Hard does best, with producers / DJs from every genre getting in abundance galore. You can purchase tickets to Day of the Dead this Thursday via the link below and we look forward to seeing what the people at Hard have in-store for us come November 1st and 2nd! Enjoy
Hard Day of the Dead 2014 | Tickets
A growing amount of producers and record labels are embracing the distribution method of using BitTorrent Bundles to pass out a large number of free music to fans, a trend started by Gramatik and Pretty Lights who were the pioneers of the free music movement.
Well today Skrillex and his OWSLA record label have thrown together quite an impressive pack of 20 songs; some were huge chart topping singles like What So Not's "Jaguar" to SNAILS x Antiserum's "Wild" and some brand new unreleased tracks like the Silverback remix of TC's "Get Down Low" among many more. Coinciding with the song release are 3 music videos and some high quality artworks. There is a full file and track list below.
They have also included a free 30 day trial to their monthly subscription service The Nest, a 15% off coupon to the OWSLA webstore and chance to win a Skrillex box set and OWSLA x Long clothing collab merch pack.
You can download the pack all the free songs, videos and more via Bittorent here. If you don't know what Bittorent is and are confused on how to use it to download, follow these How To BitTorrent steps here.
Snails & Antiseruum – Wild
What So Not – Jaguar
Full tracklist of all the free tracks and more after the jump.
One of my absolute favorite music festivals of the year is Global Dance Festival, which is the only music festival to take place at the greatest concert venue on earth, Red Rocks Amphitheatre. On top of the unbeatable atmosphere, the folks at Triad Dragons continuously deliver a jaw dropping lineup featuring some of the biggest names in electronic music mixed in with prominent rising acts you should be paying attention to. This year is no different as headliners Adventure Club, Zedd, Carnage, Showtek, Wolfgang Gartner, Madeon and Destroid top the bill before a diverse assortment of acts like Kygo, ODESZA, Tchami, Oliver Heldens, Kastle, Louis Futon and Borgeous to trap stars Bro Safari, Brillz, DJ Sliink, ETC!ETC!, and wild card rapper Waka Flocka Flame along with other incredible acts.
Taking over Red Rocks this weekend July 18th – 20th Global is set to make it's mark once again. If you don't have tickets yet, single day tickets are now on sale as well as a limited amount of 3 day passes.
Well we are lucky enough to be able to hook up one of you lucky readers and one of your friends to come out to the festival in style with VIP 3-day weekend passes for the entire festival. One lucky winner will win a pair of weekend passes they will be able to pick up at the box office. Good luck to everyone!
GRAND PRIZE: (1 Winner Picked)
Grand Prize Includes:
- 1 pair of 3-Day VIP Passes
Winner will be contacted by email or Facebook at 2 pm mst July 17th, 2014.
How To Enter Contest: Enter through Widget Here, every entry increases your chances!
Zedd has become quite an icon over the past 2 years and has been able to transition his talents into making pop music, allowing him to naturally link up with rising songstress Ariana Grande to produce her latest single “Break Free". Despite being a surprise to both artists fans bases, the result couldn't sound anymore natural with Ariana Grande's sweet vocals shining through on the new dance anthem perfectly. This came from the singer that has said "I never thought I'd do an EDM song" and now can't get enough. This is the second single off Ariana's debut album which is set to release later this year. Listen below and enjoy!
Ariana Grande & Zedd – Break Free | Stream Only
Exclusive Behind The Scenes Footage Of Skrillex & Friends Rehearsing Before Bonnaroo “SuperJam” [FULL SETLIST]Posted in Bangin, Events, Video by nick | Tags: Big Gigantic, Bonnaroo, Chance the Rapper, Fatman Scoop, Janelle Monáe, Mickey Hart of The Grateful Dead, Robby Kreiger of The Doors, Skrillex, Superjam, Thundercat, Warpaint, Zedd
Bonnaroo is possibly one of the most diverse music festivals across the globe and one of the things that makes it so special is the unique "SuperJam" sets where musicians from all styles of music collaborate for once in a lifetime performances.
We reported a few months back about the announcement of Skrillex's SuperJam bringing out Big Gigantic to help set the tone just right. This is also the first ever SuperJam in Bonnaroo's history to be focused around electronic music with rappers, R&B singers, and live musicians filling out the spaces. The occasion called for Skrillex to meet with his star studded cast of band mates the week leading up to the festival to rehearse their set. In the exclusive behind the scenes footage below, we see Skrillex jaming out with the likes of legendary New Orleans rapper Mystikal, comedian / pianist Craig Robinson, both Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken of Big Gigantic, Fatman Scoop and many others.
The actual SuperJam took place on Saturday night at the festival and damn it was legendary. Ring leaders Skrillex and Big Gigantic's list of "friends" included so much raw musical talent we hope we aren't missing anyone. The list of friends includes Zedd, Robby Kreiger of The Doors, Mickey Hart of The Grateful Dead, Damian Marley, Chance the Rapper, A$AP Ferg, Layrn Hill, Janelle Monae, Warpaint, Thundercat, and the surprise of Fatman Scoop, Mystikal, and Craig Robinson on the keys.
The set itself included countless covers of music outside of electronic foundations with a new set of artists coming in every 3 – 4 songs and the entire jam lasting close to three hours in length. In the truest of ways, it was the first ever Super Jam with an electronic focus to happen in front of a live audience and those who were lucky enough to witness the spectacle were treated to the rawness of creative expression in todays modern form. Those who were lucky enough to be there watching the pefroamnce with us are the only ones lucky enough to ever experience this once in a lifetime "Jam". You can view the video below of some of the madness that took place and the photo's taken. Enjoy
Full Skrillex & Friends "SuperJam" Set List After The Jump
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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