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Watch: Sebastian “De-Lor” Mikael performs “Gonna Be Real” (acoustic)

November 29th, 2012 by | Music Video |

Swedish-born Sebastian “De-Lor” Mikael performs “Gonna Be Real”. The artist formerly known as De-Lor is now known as Sebastian Mikael and what a talent he is. We featured him on our Best You Never Heard 5 mixtape back in December 2011 and since then, he’s been in the studio working on new music.

Watch Sebastian Mikael‘s acoustic performance of “Gonna Be Real” to understand how talented this musician is. (more…)

Watch: Saint Motel – Benny Goodman

November 29th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Music Video |

Once again, Saint Motel release a music video that tells a real interesting story. Here’s what AJ of Saint Motel had to say about the making of “Benny Goodman”:

For the video, I wanted to play off of the messages of the song.  I’m not sure if you are familiar with Benny Goodman’s success story, but it was at the Palomar Ballroom in Los Angeles, in his darkest hour, when his band was nearly broke, that they finally hit and Benny became the King of Swing.  What could have been the end turned out to be just the beginning.  So in the spirit of believing in yourself when no one else will, somehow my mind wandered to the story of the Jackson Four becoming the Jackson Five.

Finding the perfect young dancer was a challenge.  In my mind I had envisioned someone almost impossibly talented and young that could pass as a young MJ.  After scouring the web and dance agencies for days, I stumbled upon a video of Baby Boogaloo and jumped out of my seat in excitement, I had everyone in the production office come over and take a look.  I knew he was the one right then and there.  Luckily, Miles (his real name) lived moderately close to Los Angeles and was into the idea, because I don’t think it could have worked without him.

Derrick Tuggle auditioned to play Mile’s father in the video before any of us had realized he was the viral sensation from the “Lonely Boy” video.

Watch the video to “Benny Goodman” below. (more…)

Watch: Jhameel – Shadow of a Man

November 27th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Electropop, Music Video, Pop, synthpop |

I’m really proud to share Jhameel‘s new music video for “Shadow of a Man” with you.  The video captures Jhameel‘s raw emotionality as he watches a loved one crushed under the weight of an abusive relationship.  Shadow of a Man was directed, shot, conceptualized, and edited in-house by Jhameel and his team with no outside support or funding, making it a fully independent project.  The video was shot amidst the wrecked and abandoned buildings of Salton City, a desolate California ghost town left to decay by its inhabitants in the 1970’s.

Watch the official music video to “Shadow of a Man” below. (more…)

Review: Go Go Bizkitt! and The Phantom’s Revenge at @TheCentralSAPC

November 27th, 2012 by | Before Bigs Exclusive, Concert/Festival Review, Dance, Disco, Electro, House, Remix |

Last Wednesday, I experienced the funky sounds of Go Go Bizkitt! and The Phantom’s Revenge at The Central SAPC in Santa Monica, CA. Both DJs were awesome with Go Go Bizkitt spinning that funky disco house vibes all night while The Phantom’s Revenge played mostly disco house with some trap music and some electro vibes. One of my favorite parts of this dance party show was hearing both of the acts remix Daft Punk.

Stream some of my favorite songs from the two rising DJs below.

Download: Avec Sans – The Answer *indie electro-pop

November 20th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Electropop, Remix, synthpop |

“The Answer” from up-and-coming indie electro pop act Avec Sans, is for fans of Icona Pop (who we love!), Purity Ring and Sleigh Bells. We fell in love with Avec Sans upon hearing their first original track, “Heartbreak Hi”  (featured on Best You Never Heard 7), which reminded us of DWNTWN. Their second original track, “The Answer”, displays the band’s harder edge and sees darker electronic-dance sensibilities coming to the fore.

Stream and download “The Answer” and it’s remix from Bill & Will.

Listen: Viceroy – While We’re In Love (ft. Ghost Beach) + 2 remixes *summertime

November 20th, 2012 by | Dance, Electropop, Remix |

Viceroy might be my favorite up-and-coming producer/DJ right now and Ghost Beach one of my favorite up-and-coming acts of 2012; so this is a dream collaboration for me to find out about. Shouts to @Freedzybaby for letting me know about this song. “While We’re In Love” has this upbeat summertime feel that makes you want to dance in the street with sunny weather as the backdrop for a great beautiful day.

Stream “While We’re In Love” and the two remixes that have been released with it so far.

Here’s two remixes to “While We’re In Love”. Stream below and look out for the official music video on December 3. (more…)

Video: PK – Chase The Sky

November 19th, 2012 by | Music Video, Rock |

Pop-Rock quintet PK returns with a new music video, exclusively premiered on Fuse TV. “Chase The Sky” comes from their The Lost Boys Sessions EP and the video features the group rocking out in a sweaty club. Painted in black in white, there is no loss of comprehending just how much energy these guys bring to the stage – and just how satisfied their fans are because of it.

PK will be at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco this Saturday, Nov. 24.

Video: Icona Pop – We Got The World

November 15th, 2012 by | Electropop, Music Video |

Yesterday Icona Pop premiered their video for “We Got The World” in Sweden and quickly caught the world’s attention. This fast paced, fun packed film was directed by Fredrik Etoall and documents their hectic life on the road, shot mostly in the US. It’s a fun electro-pop dance song that everybody should love as it’s upbeat with positive lyrics.

Keep your eyes open for a few surprise cameos and please be warned, this video does contain some brief and partial nudity! Watch the video for “We Got The World” below. (more…)

Download: DWNTWN – The Red Room (EP) *must-listen*

November 13th, 2012 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Alternative/Indie, Electropop |

Earlier today, my favorite Los Angeles indie electro pop band, DWNTWN, released The Red Room EP (iTunes). Two of the song “See My Eyes” and “Transition” we’ve heard before but “Stood Me Up” and “Look The Other Way” are two brand new indie dance tracks that create a must-listen project from DWNTWN.

Stream “Stood Me Up” and “Look The Other Way” below and enter your email for free download of the must-listen 4-track EP.

Download: DVBBS – Love and Lies

November 13th, 2012 by | Dance, Electro, Electropop |

Canadian electronic pop hop duo DVBBS has released a new song and it’s FREE! Rage to”Love and Lies” below.

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