Skrillex and Diplo are taking this year by storm with their own solo projects and their newly formed collaboration Jack Ü; all set to perform at the iconic Madison Square Garden on New Year's Eve. The duo's single "Take Ü There" ft. Kiesza has become an anthem over the past few months and is now turning out some incredible remixes. The track has been taken on by many producers such as Slander and Drunken Masters, but today we may have the hottest of them all from Canadian based duo Zeds Dead. The guys keep the song's original tempo highlighting the vocals, but add a new catchy melody that dives right into a ZD signature drop making it a straight heater. The "Take Ü There" remixes are available Dec. 23rd but in the meantime you can stream the song below and purchase the original on iTunes.
Take Ü There (feat. Kiesza) [Zeds Dead Remix] | iTunes
We’ve been following Omar LinX for years. The rapper was first introduced to us when featured on the Zeds Dead track “Out For Blood” back in 2010. In 2014 we helped premiere most of Omar’s projects like the Road to M.O.R. series with a string of free tracks earlier this year including “Still Tomorrow”, “Interstellar”, “Rise Up”, and others. Today we have the release of M.O.R. (Music Or Revenge), the full length album and his most complete body of work to date.
A couple of weeks back we got to hear the first song on M.O.R. with Dosey Doe, a electronic-charged rap song co-produced by Zeds Dead. Today we get to hear the project in full and you can pick up your own copy through iTunes. The entire album is solid with Omar displaying some of his strongest tracks to date, proving that he is just as capable of singing as well as he can rap. The album features a strong collection of productions including frequent collaborators Zeds Dead on “Scatter Brain”, “Black Rose” and the already previewed “Dosey Doe”. Listen through to the premiere of the full album and pick up your copy through iTunes. Enjoy.
Omar LinX – M.O.R. (Music or Revenge) (Album Stream) | iTunes
With summer moving farther and farther into distant memory, and fall tours coming to a close, what else could get us more excited than a massive New Years announcement? An intergalactic party will be descending on the Midwest on December 31st when TSIS favorites Zeds Dead bring the largest NYE theme party "SPACE ODDITY" to Chicago's Aragon Ballroom. Planning to bring in 2015 with a little crazy weirdness the Toronto duo will be dressed up in Space Oddity form and encourage everyone in attendance to dress up too, promising a cash prize for the most creative costume and much more!
To celebrate New Year's Eve Space Oddity, Zeds Dead put together an exclusive MiniMix today for us to premiere. Directly from Zeds Dead: "This is the most spaced out mix you'll ever bear witness to! As you'll see and hear in the tracklist, each song is dedicated to some aspect of the great vastness of chaos that is our universe. Enjoy!"
Check out the mix below and get your tickets for the biggest and best NYE party in the Midwest before they're gone!
Zeds Dead – Space Oddity Mix
Space Oddity MiniMix Track List:
Gangstar – Above the Clouds ft. Inspectah deck
Max Romeo & The Upsetters – I Chase the Devil
Must Die – Project Ghost
Beastie Boys – Intergalactic
Oliver – Light Years Away
Neosignal – Space Gsus
Noisia – Alpha Centauri
Zeds Dead – Journey of a Lifetime x Trumpdisco – Outworld
Dave Darrel – Flash x Astronomar – 3rd World feat. Scottie B
Star Wars – Rebels Theme (Flux Pavilion Remix)
3LLL – Galaxy Zero
Skrillex – All is Fair in Love and Brostep
Eptic – Space Cats
Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Parallel Universe
Babylon Zoo – Spaceman
They Might Be Giants – Why Does the Sun Shine
A rapper TSIS has been covering for years, Omar LinX (known for his work on countless Zed's Dead tracks) is back with the first single from his biggest solo release to date. Earlier this year, we were teased with new music like "" and "" from his Road to M.O.R. series. Today, we get a taste of LinX's latest studio album M.O.R – Music or Revenge, set to release independently on December 2nd, with the lead single "Dosey Doe". The song features contrasting sample-powered production with a wobbly twist thanks to his partners-in-crime Zeds Dead and go-to producer Pro Logic. The song properly displays Omar's uniquely dark yet playfully flowing verses that blend with the instrumental just right. You can grab a free download of this song when you pre-order the new album M.O.R – Music or Revenge through iTunes today. Enjoy!
Omar LinX – Dosey Doe (prod. by Pro Logic & Zeds Dead) | iTunes
The time has finally come as thousands of people have made their ways to Chattahoochee Hills, right outside of Atlanta, Georgia for the second edition of TomorrowWorld, the American expansion of the legendary TomorrowLand. While not everyone is lucky enough to be able to attend the festival, you will all be able to tune into the madness all three days thanks to the fine folks at TomorrowWorld.
You will be able to see some of the amazing international acts play at some of the most visually stunning stages that look like the folks at DisneyWorld were behind crafting. Lineup of who is playing listed out below.
SATURDAY SCHEDULE (All Times are EST)
GTA, Showtek, and more 7pm – 9pm
Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Steve Aoki, Dillon Francis 9pm – 11pm
Diplo, Skrillex, and others 11pm – 1am
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
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 email@example.com 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
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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