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Wild Cub – Straight No Turns *Indie Synth Dance Pop

July 31st, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Electropop, synthpop |

Here’s a new song from a band that formed in November ’11. I found this song through RCRD LBL and saw the homies from Indie Shuffle beat us towards posting this by a day.

Wild Cub‘s “Straight No Turns” is a synth pop track that reminds me of the smooth indie synth pop sounds of Holy Ghost!, Capital Cities and Futurecop!.

Stream and download “Straight No Turns”.

Contest: Win tickets, CD and t-shirt from The Hood Internet @theCentralSAPC

July 31st, 2012 by | Before Bigs Exclusive |

This Friday, mashup-maestro’s The Hood Internet are playing at The Central SAPC 8/3. These guys were a part of the first wave of mash up djs along with Girl Talk and Super Mash Bros. They’ve released over 500 mixes, had millions of downloads and have played at festivals Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, SXSW, etc.

These guys are on their west-coast tour with performers Psalm One who sounds like Lauryn Hill but much more badass and Tanya Morgan, a rapping duo that’s gotten a lot of attention from Billboard, LA Times, Spin and more. Show details here.

To win tickets, a Hood Internet CD and a Hood Internet shirt, e-mail with your favorite Hood Internet mashup, your name, shirt size and mailing address, because the merchandise will be shipped! That’s all it takes to snag tickets to a MUST-SEE show and get some Hood Internet swag. Winner will be contacted by Thursday.

Here’s some music from each of the acts performing. (more…)

Album: Aer – The Bright Side

July 31st, 2012 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Hip-Hop/Rap |

Recently East-coast chill-hop duo Aer released The Bright Side, an album that embodies everything that AER wants their fans to know about them; it’s real, organic, straight up, no behind- the-curtain music.  The Bright Side has been in production since January and has been a plan of their’s for years before.

Stream the 10-track album below. Buy The Bright Side on iTunes.

Previous: Aer – Like The Way (video)

Tate Tucker – Go It Alone ft. Beck *indie/hip-hop

July 30th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Hip-Hop/Rap |

“Go It Alone” is the first single off Tate Tucker‘s next project, indie/hip-hop EP WEST/RIDGE. The track is produced by P.D. (a former Trumpet player in the Long Beach State Orchestra) and features a sample from Tate’s favorite Beck song “Go It  Alone”. The video is shot all over Los Angeles including Venice Beach and Santa Monica where Tate was raised.

Not only do I dig the production on this track but the video brings out the song’s chill vibes. Not sure if I dig the song’s message that much but I love how chill this song is as Tate Tucker is probably one of the most underrated up-and-coming rappers in the game, plus he goes to school so I have much respect for a musician that does school and music at the same time.

Stream and DOWNLOAD Tate Tucker‘s “Go It Alone”.

Watch “Go It Alone” below. (more…)

Download: Hoodie Allen – Hey Now

July 30th, 2012 by | Electronic Dance Music, Hip-Hop/Rap |

New FREE download from Hoodie Allen called “Hey Now”. It’s produced by Something Silent, who I’ve never heard of before and not Hoodie’s usual producer, RJF. Nonetheless, the song is a hot one and a MUST-DOWNLOAD!

This song was actually going to be on All American but Hoodie decided to just hold on to it for a little and release for free instead. “Hey Now” is just a BANGER: really fun party track with some EDM and trap influences on the production side so turn it up loud and bother your neighbors! Stream and DOWNLOAD “Hey Now”.

Hoodie Allen recently announced an 18-city tour called the Excellent Adventure Tour with G-Eazy. Here’s the flyer below. (more…)

Video: Aziz – City Livin’ ft. Mike Irving *chill-hop summer vibes

July 30th, 2012 by | Chill/Jam/Reggae, Hip-Hop/Rap, Music Video |

Here is Aziz‘s latest project with singer and producer Mike Irving titled “City Livin.” It’s a very chill-hop summer song and the video pretty much conveys the chill vibes of the song.

The song will be featured individually on both Mike and Aziz’s upcoming projects; Mike Irving dropping his first EP “Until My Heart Stops” on August 6th and Aziz‘s next mixtape coming later in September.

Watch “City Livin” below.

5 mixes for a rager weekend *Silver Medallion, Lenno, 3LAU, Fred Falke, PZB

July 28th, 2012 by | Daily Mix, Dance, Disco, Electro, Electronic Dance Music, Electropop, House, Remix |

Below are 5 continuous mixes made by artists I deeply respect and follow on soundcloud. I noticed these 5 continuous mixes all came out within the last 24 hours and all sound real good. The mixes below will get you dancing, and ready to party. Stream and download mixes from Silver Medallion, Lenno, 3LAU, Fred Falke and PZB. (more…)

The Pass – Without Warning *indie electronic rock

July 28th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Electronic Rock |

The Pass recently released the first single off their upcoming album Melt.

Here’s what The Pass had to say to us about the song and the upcoming album:

We’re very excited to share our first single, “Without Warning”, off our second LP, Melt.  For close to two years now we’ve been working on Melt and had the wonderful mixing help of Alex Aldi who recently finished up work with the new Passion Pit and Holy Ghost!.  We’re staying a little mum on the release date/label for now, but wanted to give a taste off our new record which as all bands who send their work to bloggers…we hope you enjoy.

Melt is the culmination of taking a lot of our goals when we started our band and combining it with all the things we learned being together for two and a half years.  Everything you learn on the road……what works and what doesnt……what you like and what you dont, what makes people want to smile or scratch their heads.  Ultimately, our goal was still to make a fun album but also reach new levels of emotion…..nostalgia and intrigue, longing and desire, complacency or heartbrokenness. Some songs have a bit darker or experimental sound than our previous album while others would be very at home at a disco.

Stream and DOWNLOAD “Without Warning” below. It’s a MUST-LISTEN indie electronic rock song!

Previous: The Pass – Vultures

Exclusive DOWNLOAD: Life Down Here – All That You Are *pop-punk

July 28th, 2012 by | Before Bigs Exclusive, Rock |

Life Down Here is a pop-punk Los Angeles based quartet fronted by lesbian Michelle Blanchard. Their team recently approached us about premiering their behind-the-scenes in-studio video and offering their latest single, “All That You Are” for free download. I’d never heard of the band before but after I watched the video and heard “All That You Are”, I felt this band showed serious potential that reminds me of bands like Paramore and Evanescence.

Stream and download “All That You Are”.

Below, watch the Life Down Here in studio video. (more…)

The Wilde – Run (Feat. Lucky Fours) *mellowhop, hip hop

July 27th, 2012 by | Electro, Hip-Hop/Rap |

The Wilde really nails it in his collaboration with Lucky Fours (aka Gio Jacuzzi), “Run.” Matching a powerpop melody with a super catchy hook, “I don’t really know what it feels like to live in the sun / but now I really know that it feels right to break free and run,” their controlled spoken word / rap makes escapism feel less guilty.

Indulge the ears and get it while its hot – aka, download “Run” for free:

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