TSIS Secret B2B Sets Announced At Electric Forest + Top 5 Collab Sets You Didn’t Know Happened At The Forest

Electric Forest Back to back

There are very few things better than a surprise performance at a music festival and Electric Forest's 2016 edition is set to be chock full of 'em. TSIS will once again be setting up its 'Meet & Greet' booth, but also be hosting its first-ever "Secret Set" to be part of the official lineup. 

Mark your festival schedule. It will be taking place Friday night from 1am to 3:15am (technically Saturday morning). Madness will ensue in the Forest on The Observatory Stage and be full of back-to-back sets you won't want to miss. To celebrate, we've included some of the most exciting collaborations we've helped curate or witnessed in person over the past few years!

Let's rewind it back to 2012 for one of TSIS' proudest curated moments where we helped assemble a lineup featuring GRiZ, Gramatik and Dom of Big Gigantic, unknowingly creating the enigmatic supergroup now known as Big Grizmatik. They then returned for EF 2013 to be one of the festival's headliners and played a massive set at the Sherwood Court Stage. 

EF Big Griz Matik 33

Back in 2013, Gramatik was hard at work with the talented musicians who formed Exmag, a new live project they collectively debuted at the Good Life Stage for a late-night TSIS secret set.

Exmag Gramatik

One of the most insane back-to-back sets occurred between Skrillex, Snails, Datsik, 12th Planet, Crizzly and Vaski in 2015 at the Good Life Stage. The six acts managed to throw down pure mayhem for 3+ hours. That small white tent felt like a sweaty club by sunrise when the chaos ended. 

Colorado band String Cheese Incident has been behind the festival since day one, bringing jam culture into the mix with an impressive six sets every year. They've established a reputation in the forest for their surprises and certainly outdid themselves in 2015 when they brought out bass king Skrillex, but not to DJ. Instead he whipped out a guitar and strummed through two covers of The Doors, taking on classics "Break On Through (To The Other Side)" and "LA Woman." 

Skrill String

One of the most unexpected collaborative sets at Electric Forest occurred in 2015 after the official festivities wrapped up for the night. The TSIS team joined Dominic + Jeremy of Big Gigantic and Jason of Cherub as they headed to their RV which was parked by the front of the festival entrance. The crew set up on top of two trailers for the ultimate Ship Fam-spirited rager where thousands gathered for a rare hour-long set.

Don't miss out on the secret fun bound to go down in 2016, including TSIS' secret back-to-back sets. Enjoy! 

[PREMIERE] Datsik & Zack The Lad – Feel Good : Must Hear Future Bass Inspired Single From Upcoming EP

[PREMIERE] Datsik & Zack The Lad – Feel Good : Must Hear Future Bass Inspired Single From Upcoming EP - Featured Image

One of dubstep's reigning heroes Datsik has announced a forthcoming project titled Darkstar and we have the premiere of the EP's very first single "Feel Good." The track sees him and Zack The Lad (who we heard on "I Want It" a few months back) join forces to create an all new sound we have never heard from Datsik before. Forging Datsik's classic dubstep whomps with Zack The Lad's melodic trap style, the two somehow manage to place their two distinct sounds in musical harmony. 

Enjoy the TSIS premiere of "Feel Good" below and get ready for Darkstar's March 25th release. This also comes with news of Datsik's "Spring Loaded" tour starting on March 22nd. See if he'll be coming to a city near you after the jump.

Datsik & Zack The Lad - Feel Good | iTunes


Sat 3/12 New Orleans, LA Mardi Gras World* - Buku Music & Arts Festival
Sat 3/19 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater* - Beyond Wonderland
Tue 3/22 Missoula, MT Stage 112 (Drezo support only)
Weds 3/23 Vancouver, BC Celebrities* - Seasons Festival Opening Party
Thur 3/24 Eugene, OR McDonald Theatre
Fri 3/25 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
Sat 3/26 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
Thur 3/31 Norfolk, VA The Norva
Fri 4/1 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
Sat 4/2 New York City, NY PlayStation Theater
Mon 4/4 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
Tue 4/5 Syracuse, NY Westcott Center
Wed 4/6 Syracuse, NY Westcott Center
Thur 4/7 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
Fri 4/8 Wallingford, CT The Dome at Oakdale Theater
Sat 4/9 Richmond, VA The National
Tue 4/12 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Wed 4/13 Covington, KY Madison Theater
Thur 4/14 Chattanooga, TN Track 29
Fri 4/15 Orlando, FL Venue 578
Sat 4/16 Tampa, FL Amphitheatre Event Facility
Wed 4/20 Indianapolis, IN Old National Centre
Thur 4/21 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
Fri 4/22 Detroit, MI Elektricity (Drezo support only)
Sat 4/23 Minneapolis, MN The Skyway Theatre
Fri 5/13 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland - Global Dub 
Sat 5/14 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Global Dub Festival*
* Non Spring Loaded Tour date/separate support/No PK

[PREMIERE] New Datsik Signee Zack The Lad Releases Laid Back Single "I Want It"

[PREMIERE] New Datsik Signee Zack The Lad Releases Laid Back Single "I Want It" - Featured Image

Today we have the pleasure of introducing mysterious new artist Zack The Lad to the site. This Firepower Records artist is prepping for the release of his forthcoming EP Black Sheep due January 29th.

Now we have the premiere of his new single “I Want It” as Zack delivers his vibey style bringing a new, more chilled out sound to the Firepower label. The sensual R&B soaked track brings sexy vocals floating atop dreamy production, a rumbling & groovy bassline, with live drumming and guitar work weaved into the chill melodies. Familiarize yourself with this up and coming producer and enjoy!

Zack The Lad - I Want It 


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