The very thought of summer coming to an end is one we have trouble believing yet still have a few more top level festivals to keep us in high spirits. As people contemplate their end of season festivities, I'd like to share a few reasons why those still searching for plans should at least give thought to joining the thousands of us who will descend upon the majestic Union Park located in Chicago, IL for the fifth anniversary celebration of North Coast Music Festival; summers official last stand. Having graced this 3-day blowout event since its inception as an avid concert goer to now being a part of the official media outlet has been something of a dream come true. TSIS partnership with NCMF began last year as our interactive tent provided us the chance to connect on a personal level with you, the fans! You are the reason why we are in a position to offer and share this memorable occasion with you and to allow you to meet some of the biggest producers, DJs, rappers, and live acts in music at festivals like this and we are lining up one of our biggest official Meet and Greet at North Coast to date.
The ease of getting to North Coast is unparalleled to many other festival of its size that we've experienced firsthand. Located close to all of Chicago's major highways and offering an overabundance of public transportation options gives the Near West Side venue of high accessibility for all. With over 25,000 people expected to be congregating in the Union Park each day, you will easily be able connect with fellow concert-goers as you make your way to and from the grounds each day.
The greatness of the lineup is the real reason why this festival has become renowned by many as the perfect end of summer's escape. There's music for everyone to witness and enjoy! With Bassnectar and his mainstage heavy bass hitters, Snoop Dogg & Kid Cudi bringing the true hip-hop vibes, and a new looking STS9 as the events main headliners, the lineup features an equally impressive spread of acts ranging from top producers & DJs including bass music assassins Zeds Dead, electro soul / saxophone specialist GRiZ, dubstep / electro sensations Adventure Club, and electro house's finest fleet of talent Dada Life, Alesso, Wolfgang Gartner, Showtek, Nicky Romero, W&W to the amazing indie bands Little Dragon, Future Island, Wild Belle, Dr. Dog, as well as hip-hop styles from the likes of Action Bronson, Riff Raff and Chicago locals ProbCause and Saba plus over 50 more acts over a three day period with a guaranteed national holiday / recovery day afterwards! What more could you ask for?
The Festival Atmosphere
Anyone true Chicagoan will talk your ear off at great lengths on why the city is the perfect place to reside or visit during the blissful summer months. With many flocking into the city over Labor Day weekend to attend the North Coast, it provides a wonderful atmosphere of good vibrations between many walks of life to come together and share a common love of live music with friends new and old. Memorable moments are to be created at random within the enchanted setting and will linger in the minds and hearts of all heading into fall / winter.
The Conclusion / Contest
Need I say more to convince you that North Coast Music Festival is the best look of them all if you and your friends are looking for an end of summer music gathering to attend in style? If you're still on the fence then maybe this will be the final tipping point for you! We have teamed up with the festival again to hook up one lucky concert goer and friend to experience the festival like never before; in full VIP style! They will be getting hooked up with a 3 night stay in a hotel during the festival, 2 VIP 3-day weekend passes to the festival (which comes with free VIP bar, special viewing areas, shorter lines and much more), a chance to not only meet and greet powerhouse dance duo Adventure Club, but grab a beverage with the guys as well and view their set from the sidestage, and free UBER rides to and from the festival! All you have to do to enter is use the widget below with every step increasing your chances!
How do you enter? Easy, just enter through this widget below via E-mail, facebook, twitter, etc. with each step increasing your chances.
GRAND PRIZE: (1 Winner Picked)
Grand Prize Includes:
- 2 VIP Tickets to NCMF
- Hotel Room (3 Nights)
- Uber Ride To & From Fest Each Day
- Meet & Greet & A Drink With Adventure Club Backstage
- Sidestage Viewing Of Adventure Club NCMF Set
Winner will be contacted by email or Facebook at 2 pm mst August 22nd, 2014.
How To Enter Contest: Enter through Widget Here, every entry increases your chances!
Being one of our favorite music festivals in the world made our stay at this years Electric Forest Music Festival one to remember as the entire TSIS team came together to take part in the magic within the Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan. From many incredible sets, the unbeatable atmosphere and magnificent crowd, this year's Electric Forest was even more epic then we could have hoped for. This year's TSIS festival booth activation gave festival goer's the opportunity to "Meet & Greet" some of the festival's artists including The Glitch Mob, Zeds Dead, Pegboard Nerds, Paper Diamond, 12th Planet, Bro Safari, Kygo, and Seven Lions. It is always amazing to be able to connect with our readers on a personal level while offering the opportunity for you all to meet some of your favorite artists / DJs. We have uploaded all the photos from the meet & greets to our Facebook Page in their own albums with links to all below. Big thanks to Madison House and Insomniac with Electric Forest, the teams behind the artists involved for making the experience possible and Shea Flynn of Da Black Swan Photography for capturing all the moments. Now we will anxiously await every minute until the next 4 days in the unforgettable forest next year!
You can also experience some of the memorable weekend through a collectiong of some amazing exclusive shots. We are rolling out most of the best shots through the TSIS Instagram here.
We also have a collection of the photos in our Facebook album located here.
The Glitch Mob Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)
Zeds Dead Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)
More Meet & Greet photos after the jump.
Being a top dawg in an industry involves personal sacrifices and putting in the man hours to obtain, something iconic genre blending producers Zeds Dead can attest to having spent most of their time on the road delivering their captivating music to the masses year round while releasing new material steadily. Diplo's eclectic eye spotted their talent early on and signed D.C. and Hooks to his prestigious Mad Decent label, which has released 3/6 EP's from the duo including their brand new Somewhere Else EP out now!
I've talked in length on how the EP showcases a different, more versatile side of Zeds Dead production; their collaboration with Alt Rock / Indie friend Twin Shadow on "Lost You" took on a deep house design while "Hadouken" featured more of their well known dubstep and bass creation capabilities. The release is quite easy to digest in one sitting and contains a stunning bass-infused collaboration with fellow Toronto producer Memorecks "Collapse", the electro soul / chill bass single "Stone Caponed" featuring long-time MC partner Omar Linx and a sultry saxophone addition by Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic, and an electro / bass turnup with Dirytphonics and songstress Bright Lights titled "Where Are You Know" and a few others. Dare I say this EP is a must obtain addition to anyones music collection as Zeds Dead show how broadening one capacity to entice listeners through genre blending can have a positive outcome on their production. Stream the EP in full below and grab your digital download now via iTunes! Enjoy
Zeds Dead – Somewhere Else EP | iTunes
We are excited to have partnered up with Electric Forest Music Festival taking place in Rothbury, MI for it's fourth year. Last year we brought our TSIS booth to the EF grounds so you can actually meet and take a picture with some of your favorite artists. We also have some limited summer TSIS shirts and tanks for you to rock. Also we have a few surpises throghout the wekend so make sure to tuned to the TSIS Twitter for more info.
This year we have one of our best cast of artists participating yet, with 8 different producers / DJs involved. You can see all the times below.
All you have to do is show up before the time announced for that particular artist and you can meet them. We also have a professional photographer there ready to capture the memories and will be posting the pictures in a dedicated page full of albums and on our Facebook Page after the festival. Make sure you show up early as some of the bigger artists tend to have long lines and they can only be there for a limited amount of time!
Here are the meet & greet times and the artists that are involved this year below.
The Thissongissick booth (where the meet and greets will be hosted) is located right by the Tripolee stage at the front entrance of the festival. Festival map after the jump (We are not on the actual map, but you can see where the stage is at)
SKIP THE LINE CONTEST: We are picking 2 lucky winners for every artist meet & greet to have the ability to skip the line and not have to wait and ensure they get a personal meet & greet with the artist!
All you have to do to enter the contest is enter your e-mail through the widget below and comment with what artist you want to meet! Winners will be picked Thursday afternoon so look out!
The bass assassins known globally as Zeds Dead are about to turn up the historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre cleverly being called "DEAD ROCKS", happening just days after the release of their highly anticipated new Somewhere Else EP coming out on Mad Decent. With a strong supporting cast of the newly added Dada Life, Joey Bada$$, Manic Focus, Grandtheft, Basscrooks, and long-time collaborative rapper Omar Linx, this is shaping up to be a fine event come July 3rd. We have partnered up with the guys to conduct a contest for all you artistic individuals and fans to design your own "Deadrocks" poster. Zeds Dead will personally decide the winners of the contest. There will be one grand prize winner going to the best design who will have their poster turned into a limited 11" x 17" screen printed poster that will be sold at Red Rocks during the event, and the winner will be taking home all the profits made from it, on top of getting 2 VIP tickets to the show and Zeds Dead and TSIS will be blasting out the winning design on all over online. There will also be a second place winner that will be awarded to the worst poster design who will win 2 VIP tickets and get their bad poster signed by the group where you will get to me them personally. Here are the prizes listed out. Watch the brand new trailer below!
- this will be awarded to the person who designs the best poster
- the winning poster will have 50 limited prints made available for purchase at the show and the artist gets to keep all the profits!
- Plus winner gets 2x VIP tickets to the show!
- Plus ZD will sign your original piece at the show for you, where you will get to meet them backstage!
- this will be awarded to the person who designs the worst poster design
- Winner will receive 2x VIP tickets to the show!
- Plus ZD will sign your crappy poster design at the show, where you will get to meet them backstage!
Winner will be contacted by email or Facebook at 2 pm mst July 2nd, 2014.
How To Enter Contest: Submit poster entries to firstname.lastname@example.org email account with the subject line DEADROCKS POSTER CONTEST
Good luck to everyone entering, can't wait to see what comes up!
Bass heavyweights Zeds Dead are no strangers to putting together a selection of tunes for fellow Mad Decent label mate and head honcho Diplo's infamous BBC 1Xtra radio show "Diplo and Friends". The duo graced the show recently for the third time counting to deliver a genre fusing mix dabbling in a bit of everything from dance evoking deep house / chill house jams, future bass and dubstep heaters, trap heavy turn ups and tracks from their upcoming Somewhere Else EP into one cohesive playlist. We've also included a short EP teaser to tide you over until it's July 1st release on Mad Decent. Stream both offerings from Zeds Dead below and above all… Enjoy!
Zeds Dead – Diplo and Friends Mix | Free Download | Pre-Order Somewhere Else EP
Zeds Dead – Somewhere Else EP Teaser
Canadian producers Zeds Dead are always exploring new realms within the electronic music sphere while continuously finding success along the way. You really can't say they offer one type of genre, especially now that they've dabbled in the deep house waters on a brand new collaboration with Los Angeles producer Twin Shadow. "Lost You" offers a catchy rhythm with subtle bass burst intertwined with chill house appeal and features a sultry set of vocals provided by emerging singer / songwriter D'Angelo Lacy. This is the second single off Zeds Dead upcoming Somewhere Else EP being delivered via Mad Decent on July 1st, with the first single "Hadouken" showcasing the duos customary bass tendencies. Stream the new track below and keep an eye out for more Zeds Dead leading up to the EP release. Enjoy
Zeds Dead & Twin Shadow – Lost You feat. D'Angelo Lacy | Stream Only
Rising Toronto, Canada producer and DJ Hunter Siegel has bursted on to the scene fast over the past year through a series of remixes, a collaboration with rapper Omar LinX on "Who Are You To Judge" and a recent massive collaboration with Zeds Dead on "LOUD". Well now we have his biggest solo release to date with "Waiting Up", a melody driven electro house anthem filled with groove. Featuring some catchy club synths and female vocals yet clashed with a gritty electro edge for his unique style. Stream the song below and grab a free download. Enjoy!
Hunter Siegel – Waiting Up | Free Download
[WORLD PREMIERE] Zeds Dead x Hunter Siegel – LOUD : Massive Electro House / Bass Collaboration [Free Download]Posted in Bangin, Premieres by Bryan | Tags: Dubstep, Electro House, Free Download, Hunter Siegel, Premiere, Zeds Dead
The Canadian bass bandits known globally as Zeds Dead follow up their recent single Hadouken and continue to assert themselves as perennial heavyweights within electronic music and team up with fellow countrymen and newcomer Hunter Siegel for a new party anthem turn up. The collaboration see's Zeds Dead return to their original roots for "Loud", with the duo laying down a wonky dub foundation that's further enhanced by Hunter Siegel's house builds and electro synth patterns. This creations sole purpose seems to be crushing any festival stage in its path and we can't wait to hear it played out live soon. Grab yourself a free download of the release below and above all… Enjoy
Zeds Dead x Hunter Siegel – LOUD | Free Download
The evolution of infamous Canadian producer duo Zeds Dead continues as they explore the chiller side of the bass spectrum on a brand new remix. The melancholy rhythm of indie rock band Broken Bells lead single "Holding on for Life" is further enhanced as Zeds Dead completely reconstruct the beat to incorporate a more electronic feel while keeping the lyrics intact. The chilled out bass pattern compliments the original perfectly and shows a calmer side of production from Zeds Dead. Stream the remix below and grab a digital download now. Enjoy
Broken Bells – Holding on for Life (Zeds Dead Remix) | Purchase on iTunes
Bass enthusiasts rejoice, Zeds Dead is back! Two of Toronto's finest exports have unleashed a new track we first premiered during in their epic NYE run video. Whether "Haudouken" is an ode to the infamous 90's video game Street Fighter or has some other inspirational meaning that is unknown, we can say the duo went in on laying a bass filled beat thats sprinkled with trap synths and percussion riffs. This hype anthem is delivered through Diplo's Mad Decent record label and you can stream the track plus grab a free download below. Enjoy
Zeds Dead – Hadouken | Free Download
2013 capped off yet another incredible year for Toronto bass heavyweights Zeds Dead as the infamous duo of DC and Hooks rigorous touring schedule kept them in heavy rotation around the world while continously evolving their sets to incorporate new sub-genre's but, still layering bass undertones into the mix. They spent their last few days of the year with three sold out shows in a two day span while visiting Chicago before jetting off to Lake Tahoe to perform in the woods at SnowGlobe Music Festival, and capped of the NYE run with a performance in Scottsdale, Arizona. This documentary takes a look at the mayhem and hijinks that ensued along Zeds Dead's voyage while also giving us a preview of their new song "Hadouken"; so sit back and watch as the boys open up the doors for the world to see the culmination of the Altered States Tour. Enjoy
Zeds Dead – New Years Eve Run 2013
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 have grown a lot since, but the original goal has stayed the same, making it easier for you to discover sick new music you have 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 Thissongissick, we work with musicians and record labels from all over the world to showcase a variety of freshest electronic, hip-hop, indie, and other fresh genres to a worldwide following that now reaches millions of music lovers over 110+ countries, every single month. Make yourself at home, enjoy countless amazing musicians from a variety of genres and let the sick sounds fill your ears. Enjoy!