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Weekly Chill Playlist Vol. 14 Ft. 21 Chill Tracks From Medasin, Flying Lotus, Slow Magic & More

We’re back with the latest edition of Weekly Chill! For those of you unfamiliar, each week we make a new 20ish-track playlist with some of our favorite recent chill releases both from some of our favorite artists we cover and some rising newcomers. 

Some standouts from this week are DROELOE & San Holo’s new collab, as well as Medasin’s take on Portugal. The Man and Flying Lotus’ first releases in some time. For rising artists, XXXTENTACION has made a name for himself through aggressive raps but shows off his versatility and sounds more like Modest than a rapper on his new self-produced track. Other rising artists to check out are Farr, The Pheels, and Sigrid. Enjoy!

Weekly Chill Playlist Volume 14

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Tchami’s “Adieu” Gets Impressive Remix From 18-Year-Old Producer Chace

18-year-old producer Chace put a deep house spin on Tchami’s recent track “Adieu” and took it to another level. Released on Tchami’s Confession record label, this soulful remix is sure to get you moving. 

Chace keeps the vibe of the original while adding his own elements to this impressive flip. We can hear the original vocal progression, though the pitch is slightly brought up. Deep, ambient chords combine to form the buildup, with groovy vocal samples overlaying future house basslines. Chace’s funky take on this Tchami track will please both veterans and newcomers to the deep and future house scenes. Enjoy!

Tchami – Adieu (Chace Remix) | Purchase

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The Underachievers Deliver New 15-Track Album ‘Renaissance’

The Underachievers have now shared their new 15-track album Renaissance roughly a year after their most recent project It Happened In Flatbush. The album follows a similar sound from their past releases and is a strong addition to their catalogue.

The brooklyn-based due comprising of Issa Gold and AKTHESAVIOR had an impressive string of singles leading up the the full LP including “Gotham Nights” and “Cobra Clutch.” The laid-back production carries a soulful vibe throughout incorporating some darker productions as well as brighter sounding tracks utilizing live instrumentation in the beat. The duo effortlessly bounce back and forth with their technical verses maintaining a smooth quality about them throughout the project. It’s worth giving a full listen to kick back and enjoy!

The Underachievers – Renaissance | Purchase

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Feed Me Returns To deadmau5’s Label With Impressive New ‘Existential Crisis” EP Ft. Kill The Noise & More

After over half a year of flying under the radar, Feed Me is back with the much-anticipated release of his Existential Crisis EP, out today on Deadmau5’s label, Mau5trap. The EP’s release comes just a couple of days after Feed Me’s most recent single off of the project, also titled “Existential Crisis,” went live. The rest of the EP goes toe to toe with this first impressive track, featuring dynamic songs and truly masterful production.

Although Existential Crisis is dominated by the electro house genre, a host of other influences make their subtle appearances here and there. The offering pushes the limit throughout with energized tracks like “Shell Pet” and “Beans Baxter,” and it even achieves an emotional depth with atmospheric elements like the ones found in “Starcrash.” The EP ends on an unforgettable note with “Crazy Maybe,” a massive collaboration with Kill The Noise and Anjulie that utilizes snarling synths and distorted vocals to tie the project together impeccably. Existential Crisis no doubt fits in perfectly on Mau5trap, and is a formidable piece of work from start to finish. Stream the full EP below and enjoy!

Feed Me - Existential Crisis | Purchase

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Kaytranada Joins Rising Rapper Buddy On New 5-Track ‘Ocean & Montana’ EP

TSIS favorite Kaytranada has linked up with rising Compton rapper Buddy on a full 5-track EP titled Ocean & Montana. Anytime Kaytranada lends his production to a release it’s worth checking out and this project is no different.

Littered with Kaytranada’s signature skittering percussion and bouncing basslines, Ocean & Montana is just what we wanted from the collaboration. Buddy brings his soulful sound to the crisp instrumentals as he combines catchy hooks with smooth flows and impressive rapping abilities. Buddy is signed to Pharrell’s label i am OTHER and is making big strides already by linking up with Kaytranada. Listen to the full project below and enjoy! 

Buddy – Ocean & Montana (Prod. by Kaytranada) 

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Medasin Delivers Extra Chill Remix Of Portugal. The Man’s Hit “Feel It Still”

TSIS favorite, Medasin, has reinvented Portugal. The Man’s “Feel It Still” into a relaxing one-of-a-kind track. Medasin is consistently impressing us with his experimental reworks, including his remix of Martin Garrix’s “Scared To Be Lonely” and JAHKOY’s “California Heaven”. He is able to transform an original song into something that sounds completely different, exhibiting his abundance of creativity and production skills. 

His “Feel It Still” remix is dreamy and accents the original vocals extremely well. He takes Portugal. The Man’s upbeat and lively track, flips it into a hypnotic escape, and provides a vibe that we are loving. Enjoy!

Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still (Medasin Remix)

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[PREMIERE] Sam Feldt Shares Uplifting Remix Of Frank Walker’s “Young” feat. Andrew Jackson

Today, we have the pleasure of premiering a new release from deep house heavyweight Sam Feldt. Only a few months ago Sam dropped a massive remix of HEAVN’s “Bright Lights” and now he’s returned with yet another huge remix, this time of Frank Walker’s “Young” feat. Andrew Jackson.

For this latest offering, Sam Feldt takes Frank Walker’s powerful single and adds in his signature chill and groovy deep house sound, creating a colorful up-tempo remix just in time for summer. Starting off with Andrew Jackson’s soulful vocals, acoustic percussion and a subtle alluring guitar slowly layer in, adding to the tracks smooth atmospheric vibe. An energetic rise progress the song into a vibrant drop filled with vocal chops, warm piano and a booming kick drum.

Check out Sam Feldt’s remix of Frank Walker’s “Young” below and enjoy!

Frank Walker – Young (Sam Feldt Remix) | Purchase

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[PREMIERE] MORTEN Drops Future Bass Single “Keep Me From You” Feat. Oda

It’s been a little over three years since powerhouse producer MORTEN made his TSIS debut with “Perfect Dive,” a tech house original that displayed his versatility when it comes to producing. Since then the Los Angeles-based artist has spent years honing his sound, releasing tracks spanning genres all over the map and excelling with each one. Today we’re happy to be premiering MORTEN’s latest, “Keep Me From You” feat. Oda, an impressive dip into the future bass world. We had the pleasure of speaking with MORTEN as well, see our interview below!

“Keep Me From You” pulls you from the first note with a light but gripping production coupled with Oda’s powerful voice. Joined by a subtle percussion, the instrumental elements build in harmony with the vocals, feeding off of each other as the track breaks into a vivid future bass drop. The track proves once again that MORTEN excels in sounds of all kinds. Stream “Keep Me From You” below and enjoy!

MORTEN – Keep Me From You (Ft. Oda) 

What is the story and meaning behind this new song?

The beat in this track is about a year and a half years old. It took time to make sure the melody had the right vibe as I figured out how I wanted to expose my softer sound. The meaning behind ‘Keep Me From You’ is about being grateful for having a certain someone you can rely on, even in the most difficult situations. The lyrics help relay that there’s a magnetic connection between people, being drawn together in a way that no obstacle is too great to overcome.

We hear this song had a number of different vocals before you ended with the final version. What was the process behind creating this song? 

To get a great track, there’s always a process. I hit up people on twitter, Youtube, Instagram; wherever I could reach them to try to get a topline from them. I had an idea of what I was searching for so when I had to go through 15 toplines and found this one, I knew it was the one, no matter how great the rest were too. This one was just… magical. When I heard Oda’s voice, the first verse had me hooked and I knew that we found something special.

What does it mean to you being the biggest DJ from Denmark?

Denmark is my home country. Its where I have my roots. I love my fans there and means a great deal to me, but so does the rest of the world and specifically The US where I live now. LA is also home. 

How is this different from past releases?

This track has a different sound, completely different production that I usually do. I think it was a very healthy process for me since I didn’t have a label telling me what works best and altering my production. This track was all me and now I know it’s either this or nothing. I found a home for where I believe the music I make should be and that’s the biggest difference if you ask me. 

Any specific influences affecting you on this release?

I know this may sound a bit weird but I am super inspired by middle eastern music – Arabic and Persian in particular. I’m looking for ways to make it fit into my world and you will hear that on my other releases as well. I really love their music and especially their melodies – wow.

What can fans look forward to next?

They can look forward to the best of me. There will be a lot of club records every months and more tracks of the softer side of me as well. Other than that it’s plenty of studio time and a lot of collaboration sessions that I am looking forward to. I am also really excited to be playing Tomorrowland this year as well as the MainStage of Distortion Festival which is a sick block party of 300,000 people in the streets of Denmark.

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[PREMIERE] Autograf Impresses With Vibrant Original Track “Simple”

Autograf have constantly impressed with their unique sound, combining production with instruments of all kinds to create bright, captivating originals. Today we’re happy to be premiering the trio’s newest release, “Simple.” The track follows the release of two other stellar Autograf originals this year, “You Might Be” and “Nobody Knows,” and is an upbeat departure from it’s more chilled out counterparts.

Don’t let the name fool you, “Simple” is the furthest thing from plain. Autograf are masters at combining various moving parts to create offerings chock full of all types of sound, and this release is no different. The song incorporates different types of guitar, vocals and clean layers of production, all of which coexist perfectly. If anything, the track is as effortless as it is impressive, following a smooth arc that exudes a relaxed vibe. “Simple” keeps Autograf’s momentum and energy high – check the release out below and enjoy!

Autograf – Simple | Purchase

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Live Nation Launches New $799 “Festival Passport” With GA Access To Over 90 Festivals

Live Nation just made a massive announcement for music fans and festivalgoers around the world. For the first time, they will be offering a “Festival Passport” for $799 that includes access to all of Live Nation’s worldwide festivals, which includes over 90 individual events. 

A purchase of the pass will get you GA access to the long list of festivals, even if they are sold out. It’s an insane bargain that includes major festivals such as Lollapalooza Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Sasquatch, Camp Bisco, Creamfields, EDC, Governors Ball, Hard Summer and many, many more. See the full list of festivals below. Live Nation is limiting sales to 1000 passports, which go on sale here on May 22. If you are someone who is planning on attending multiple festivals this year, you might want to consider grabbing one. Enjoy!

Austin City Limits Music Festival
Barcelona Beach Festival
Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
Camp Bisco
CBC Music Festival
Center of Gravity Festival
Chasing Summer Music Festival
Chicago Open Air
Citadel Festival
Community Festival
Contact Winter Music Festival
Copenhell
Countdown NYE
Country LakeShake
Creamfields
Creamfields Steel Yard
Crystal Coast Music Festival
DCODE Festival
Down the Rabbit Hole
Download Festival
Download Festival Paris
Download Festival Spain
Dreams Music Festival
Dreamstate San Francisco
Electric Daisy Carnival
Electric Daisy Carnival
Electric Forest Festival
Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival
Escape Halloween
Faster Horses Country Music Festival
Field Trip Music & Arts Festival
Findings Festival
Firenze Rocks Festival
Forecastle Festival
Free Press Summer Festival
FVDED in the Park
Glasgow Summer Sessions
Governors Ball Music Festival
Graspop Metal Meeting
HARD Summer Music Festival
Heartland Festival
I Love Techno Europe
Independent Days Festival
Jamboree in the Hills
Latitude Festival
Leeds Festival
Lollapalooza Berlin
Lollapalooza Chicago
Lollapalooza Paris
Lovebox Festival
Lowlands Festival
Main Square Festival
Music Midtown
Nocturnal Wonderland
North Sea Jazz Festival
Ohana Festival
One Love Music Festival
Paradiso Festival
Parklife
Popaganda Music Festival
Reading Festival
Rock am Ring
Rock im Park
Rock im Pott
Rock Werchter
Roots Picnic
Route 91 Harvest
Sasquatch! Music Festival
Sloss Music & Arts Festival
Summerburst Göteborg
Summerburst Stockholm
The Falls Music & Arts Festival
The Isle of Wight Festival
The Meadows Music & Arts Festival
The Peach Music Festival
The Warehouse Project
Trackside Music Festival
TRNSMT Festival
TW Classic
V Festival
Voodoo Music + Arts Festival
Watershed Music Festival
Way Out West
We Are Electric Weekender
Werchter Boutique
Wilderness Festival
Wireless Festival Germany
Wireless Festival England
Woo-Hah! Festival

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Watch Recap For TSIS Beach Stage At Okeechobee 2017 Ft. Louis Futon, Kasbo, Whethan & Brasstracks

Festival season is in full force now so we have a very special TBT to a couple months back when we kicked off the year proper at one of our new favorite music festivals, Okeechobee Music & Art Festival, taking place down in Florida. 

Well we had the pleasure of partnering up with the festival and having our own stage for a special TSIS Beach Party on Saturday and it was incredible. The party featured some TSIS regulars Kasbo, Louis Futon, Brasstracks and Whethan. It was packed from start to finish with thousands of people partying by the water on the beach.

Today we have a special 30 second recap of the party to give a taste to those who weren’t able to attend. It was such a good reception we can’t wait to go back next year to the festival and to hopefully throw another beach party. Enjoy!

Filming:  Kyle McKenzie (@kylecmckenzie) & Christopher Shipe (@christophershipe)
Editing:  Christopher Shipe (@christophershipe)
 
 
 
 
 
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[PREMIERE] Calvin Harris’s “Slide” Receives Vibrant Remix From Wildfire

It’s safe to say that Calvin Harris’s “Slide” is already one of the biggest collaborations of the year. Released in February, the track combines Harris’s clean production with Frank Ocean and Migos’s vocals. The powerhouse trio created one of the most popular songs of 2017 so far, achieving millions upon millions of streams in just a few months’ time.  

Today we’re happy to be premiering Wildfire’s take on the massive track. The Canadian producer has been on the come up for a couple of years now, making his TSIS debut back in 2015 with his remix of Alison Wonderland’s “Run” and releasing a single on Dim Mak Records earlier this year. 

Taking on such a popular collaboration was no small task, and Wildfire certainly impressed. The future bass-influenced remix incorporates a brisk beat and added percussion over the recognizable vocals and adds a dreamy, faraway effect to Frank Ocean’s already unhurried tone. A refreshingly funky, synth-driven drop mixes impeccably with the already vibrant production. The real treat, however, is the synth breakdown towards the end of the song that adds an interesting new dimension to the track. 

Overall, Wildfire’s take on “Slide” adds much-appreciated depth to an already well-crafted song, giving it that perfect summertime vibe. Plus, the remix is available for a free download. Stream and download the track below, and enjoy!

Calvin Harris – Slide Ft. Frank Ocean & Migos (Wildfire Remix) | Free Download

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Watch Chance The Rapper Freestyle Over Future’s “Mask Off”

Chance The Rapper just did an impressive freestyle over Future’s viral hit “Mask Off” during a show in Columbus, Ohio. Lucky for us a fan has uploaded the video, and it’s hilariously awesome. 

Chance is joined by King Louie singing the flute parts of the instrumental while Chance gives us a fresh verse off the top of his head. Chance linked up with Future before on “Smoke Break” and the two teased an incredible unreleased collaboration a little while back we’re hoping drops sooner rather than later. Check out the freestyle below as well as his unreleased collab with Future. enjoy!

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T-Pain & Lil Wayne’s Long-Lost ‘T-Wayne’ Collaborative Album Just Dropped [Free Download]

After teasing a surprise release, T-Pain has finally shared the long-lost T-Pain & Lil Wayne collaborative album from 2009. The album is titled T-Wayne and features 8 tracks available as a free download. 

Fans have waited years for this project and thankfully T-Pain kept his word and has dropped it. The project has been in the vault for years and feels like a collection of songs they made together for fun opposed to a serious project, but the nostalgia is strong with this release. While it’s not the most next-level release we’ve heard, it’s fun hearing these two from eight years ago like a time capsule of 2009 hip-hop. Enjoy!

T-Pain & Lil Wayne – T-Wayne | Free Download

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Vince Staples Drops Amazing New Song & Video “Big Fish” + Announces Upcoming Album

Vince Staples has shared his incredible new song “Big Fish” along with a fitting music video. Vince has been teasing this new release and it’s just what we wanted to hear from the talented rapper. 

Vince took to Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show to debut this new song and reveal that his next album is titled Big Fish Theory and is due June 23 and he even said he made this song in 15-20 minutes. “Big Fish” follows up Vince’s other incredible recent single “BagBak” as we impatiently await the full album. The bouncing beat brings a slow rolling bassline with running water samples trickling in the background giving the sound an underwater feel for Vince to shine atop. Vince shared that the album is about “being larger than life in a smaller world” and is the much-anticipated follow-up to his Summertime 06 album. 

When Zane Lowe asked who is on the album Vince said he’s not saying they’re necessarily on the album or not but started shouting out some homies hinting they might be on the album including Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Gorillaz, Flume, Bon Iver, The Temptations and more. Enjoy!

Vince Staples – Big Fish | Official Music Video

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Big Boi Links With Run The Jewels On Danger Mouse’s New Single “Chase Me”

Legendary hip-hop producer Danger Mouse has brought Run the Jewels back together with Outkast’s Big Boi for a brand-new track. “Chase Me” will be featured on the soundtrack for Baby Driver, the upcoming film from the director of Shaun of the Dead, Edgar Wright.

Big Boi, Killer Mike, and El-P previously collaborated on Run the Jewels’ “Banana Clipper” from the group’s debut album, and this new song picks up right where they left off. Danger Mouse lays down a guitar-driven beat that sounds somewhere between his work with Gnarls Barkley and his production on A$AP Rocky’s At.Long.Last.A$AP. El-P comes out of the gate with an urgent first verse showcasing his lyrical prowess before Killer Mike brings his signature flow and clever wordplay to the track after the chorus. Big Boi closes out the song and continues to prove why he is one of the best rappers in hip-hop after 23 years of doing this. 

The soundtrack to the movie will be released June 23rd on Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records, and you can see the new film starring Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx on June 28th. If this song is any indication of the quality of the movie, we’ll be out seeing that opening day. Enjoy!

Danger Mouse – Chase Me (Ft. Run The Jewels & Bi Boi) 

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[PREMIERE] Oliver Nelson Drops Funky House Single “Rhubarb”

The Swedish nu-disco guru, Oliver Nelson, has released his latest dance floor heater “Rhubarb” with support from UK label Perfect Havoc. The release is succeeding his 2016 hit single “Ain’t A Thing.” This new track is an incredibly fun and upbeat tune that is delivered very timely as it embodies all things summer.

The track traps listeners immediately with its funky percussion that’ll inadvertently teleport your mind to a light-up dance floor in the early 80’s. Followed with contagious piano melodies and intoxicating horns, “Rhubarb” is an insanely memorable song. A song that we are delighted to premiere. Enjoy!

Oliver Nelson – Rhubarb 

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[PREMIERE] Elephante Shares Uplifting New Single “Troubled” Ft. Deb’s Daughter

Ever since Elephante dropped his debut EP I Am The Elephante back in September, we here at TSIS have been itching for new music from the Los Angeles-based producer. Now, eight months later, we have the pleasure of premiering his first major single of 2017, “Troubled” featuring Deb’s Daughter.

For his latest offering, Elephante has teamed up with fellow LA artist Deb’s Daughter to create this emotional progressive house track. Starting off with a echoing guitar melody, Deb’s Daughter’s soulful vocals quickly roll in atop of a soft organ. Acoustic percussion layer in and progress the song into a energetic drop filled with an energetic guitar riff and a bright synth.

Stream and download “Troubled” (feat. Deb’s Daughter) now and catch Elephante on tour this summer (dates below). Enjoy!

Elephante – Troubled (Ft. Deb’s Daughter)

Upcoming Tour Dates:

5/19 – Hangout Fest (Gulf Shores, AL)
5/20 – UC Davis (Davis, CA)
5/24 – UC San Diego (San Diego, CA)
6/4 – Ever After Festival
7/3 – FWD (Cleveland, Ohio)
7/4 – Summerfest (Milwaukee, WI)
7/8 – Corona Electric Beach (Fort Worth, TX)
7/27 – Omnia (San Diego, CA)
8/6 – Chasing Summer Festival (Calgary, AB)
8/13 – Moonrise Festival (Baltimore, MD)
9/1 – Electric Zoo (New York, NY)
9/3 – North Coast Festival (Chicago, IL)

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Feed Me Returns To deadmau5′s Label With New Single “Existential Crisis”

Feed Me has surprised everyone with his new track “Existential Crisis” alongside the announcement of his Existential Crisis EP which is slated to release May 19th via Mau5trap. This is major news from the seasoned producer as his previous release was an official remix of deadmau5’s “Strobe” last September. Feed Me has always had the respect of deadmau5, which is not an easy achievement. Nonetheless, Feed Me proves why he has the approval of the legend with his impressive new single “Existential Crisis”.

The electro house track is gritty and technical, containing a heavy bassline and piercing synths. Once the energetic drums are introduced and the insane breakdown takes place, it is undeniable that “Existential Crisis” is an incredibly produced song that has us eager to hear the rest of the EP. Enjoy!

Feed Me – Existential Crisis

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Frank Ocean Shares Incredible New Solo Version Of “Biking” With New Verses

Frank Ocean has kept the new music coming lately and has another treat for us! He recently shared an incredible new song “Biking” alongside Jay Z and Tyler, The Creator, but now he’s shared a new solo version of the track that we already can’t get enough of. 

Frank has further expanded his sound on these new releases as we hear him rapping more, which sounds like a natural progression for him and continues here. “Biking (Solo)” replaces the guest verses with two brand new verses from Frank giving fans a great alternate version of the track. He shows no signs of slowing down as he’s just linked up with A$AP Rocky on a new track following collaborations with Travis Scott and Calvin Harris along with his track “Chanel”. Enjoy! 

Frank Ocean – Biking (Solo) 

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