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Download: Hona Costello – High *smooth chill-hop

November 8th, 2012 by | Chill/Jam/Reggae, Hip-Hop/Rap |

I’ve never heard of Hona Costello until he sent me his song “High”, which has this almost upbeat reggae pop vibe with some smooth lyrics about doing what many people love.

Stream and download “High” below.

Best You Never Heard 7: Summer Underdogs

August 15th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Dance, Electro, Electronic Dance Music, Electropop, Guest Mix, Hip-Hop/Rap, House, Pop, R&B, Rock, synthpop |

Today we are excited to present Best You Never Heard Volume 7: Summer Underdogs. Shouts to @E_Wish1 on the cover art and the artists for agreeing to have their songs featured on this mix.

With our latest edition of Best You Never Heard, we put out songs that have fun feel-good summer vibes from artists we believe should be getting way more attention for their music. Our criteria for selecting these artists is they had to have under 5,000 facebook fans or under 10,000 twitter followers.

We continue to help young, upcoming musicians in their efforts to reach mainstream success. Many of the people featured on our previous mixes have gone on to accomplish a lot within the music industry.

Below is our 12-track mix that will surely add to your favorite music list and provide you with new artists to listen to that we consider to be the Best You Never Heard. Enjoy!

Tracklist and previous edition of Best You Never Heard below. (more…)

Guest Mix: Music to play Poker to

June 15th, 2012 by | Miscellaneous |

So I stumbled on an interesting article by Sean Lind over at about the Top 5 Albums to Play Poker to. I thought it was a good article on poker music because it featured an album I love, Ratatat‘s Classics, and provided me some new albums to follow up. However I’m not a fan of his choice of Modest Mouse as “Float On” just sounds depressing and whiny as does most of their album.

I decided to list 5 songs to play poker to in response to the article on Stream these five songs below and let me know which you find get’s you in the zone when playing poker and songs you would include. (more…)

Best You Never Heard II: Fall/Winter edition

December 30th, 2010 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Daily Mix, Dance, Hip-Hop/Rap, Mashup, Pop, R&B, Remix, Rock |

It’s that time of the year where we would like to give back. Sometimes I feel we don’t give back to our readers enough and we are working to fix that in 2011. Until then, here’s a mixtape we created.

It’s called Best You Never Heard II, which is a mixtape showcasing some of the best up-and-coming talent in music from the last several months. It’s a collection of 20 songs of mostly hip-hop with a little bit of rock, pop, R&B and mashups/remixes (much like our site’s content).

Listen to the mixtape below, and download through mediafire.

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Let us know of your favorite song(s) and if you like the songs on this mixtape, check out our Summer mix of the Best You Never Heard.

Mike Posner – Please Don’t Go (music video)

October 18th, 2010 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, Music Video, Pop |
Mikey Posner recently put out his official music video for his 2nd single off his debut album. This is my favorite track on the album and I’m glad he put out a music video for it. Love that the video was extensively shot in my hometown too!

Download “Please Don’t Go” if you haven’t already. If you really love the song like I do, then check out PJ Simas cover of the song and download the 8 Bar Z Remix to it. Enjoy!

Hidden Gem: Jazz Cartier

October 17th, 2010 by | Dance, Electro, Hidden Gem, Hip-Hop/Rap |

Toronto-born rapper Jazz Cartier is bringing some laid back electro/hip-hop from the great north of Canada. On his facebook, he lists his genre’s as beach house rap/sail boat music/hip-hop. Sound interesting right?

Listen and download “Forget About Your Boyfriend” (my favorite), “It’s All Good” and “We’re Strangers, Until We Bleed” ft. Lykke Li. Enjoy!

Download Forget About Your Boyfriend

 Jazz Cartier – It’s All Good  Jazz Cartier ft Lykke Li – We’re Strangers, Until We Bleed

Daily Mash – 1901 Stuntin’

October 15th, 2010 by | Mashup |
Lil Wayne & Birdman vs Phoenix mashup. This is by Black Glove who mixes “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy” and “1901” so well, mixing vocals from both and using the incredible instrumentals of Phoenix.  1901 Stuntin’ by Black Glove 

If you like this mashup, check out the last mashup we posted by Black Glove.

Introducing J.Vill

October 15th, 2010 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop, Remix |

J. Vill is hails from the OC… Orange County, New York that is. J. Vill has been hitting us up on twitter and for good reason; his 2nd mixtape, Chillin By The Sun, has got a nice relaxing sound to it. Good sampling, keeping some of the best parts of the original song in his songs while having some solid rhymes over it.

Listen and dowload all 10 tracks below or download it all here  J.VILL Presents Chillin By The Sun by J.VILL 

Click read more for more on J. Vill’s latest project.
Here’s the write up from J. Vill: 

J.VILL Presents Chillin By The Sun, a free album that incorporates a visual sun filled experience along with pop sounding mainstream records. Adding stories of his personal experiences, J.VILL tries to entice all of his listeners to live life young and for the moment. Currently, only his second big project to date, J.VILL produced/mixed/song-written and put in countless of hours into this project with very limited support. Putting out this project at the perfect time, J.VILL hopes to gain many true supporters through word of mouth. Currently working with more industry names J.VILL will keep putting out more quality records leading up to his official EP in the near future.

Check out J. Vill on facebook. Enjoy!

Kid Cudi – I Do My Thing ft. Snoop Dogg

October 13th, 2010 by | Hip-Hop/Rap |

Dat new new Kid Cudi! I like this much more than Maniac and look forward to Man on the Moon II more knowing this track will be on it.  I Do My Thing (Feat. Snoop Dogg) – Kid Cudi 
I know this came out earlier this year so sorry to the hardcore Cudder fans out there. 

Rate This Stunt: Imperial Stars

October 13th, 2010 by | Rock |

HOLLYWOODA self-described hardcore hip-hop group from Orange County caused havoc on the southbound 101 freeway near Sunset Boulevard Tuesday morning when they began performing atop its truck. California Highway Patrol officer Terry Liu said the agency began getting calls about the incident at 10:20 a.m. Three people were arrested on suspicion of unlawful assembly, Liu said. This video image provided by KTLA-TV shows California Highway Patrolmen at the scene of the 101 freeway blocked by a truck advertising the rock band Imperial Stars after they preformed an impromptu concert, Tuesday Oct. 12, 2010 in Los Angeles. According to Liu, witnesses reported the group was performing on top of a truck while blocking three lanes of the freeway. Liu said it appears that the driver of the truck got into another vehicle and took off with the keys. Officers had to request a tow truck to remove the band’s truck. Traffic backup almost reached the I-405, Liu said. The group, called Imperial Stars, is based in Westminster, according to the band’s Facebook page. Their latest song is called “Traffic Jam 101.” 

As someone in Marketing I like the thought but hate the execution.  I mean, stopping in the middle of traffic to perform your song does get some notoriety, but pisses off many more people.  LA is already a traffic mess as it it without these guys stopping traffic to promote their song.  These guys should get some sort of punishment for all of the peoples times they wasted.  I’d give this stunt a 1 out of 5, creative idea, bad execution.

My advice, line up in the break down lane while there is actually a traffic jam and perform.  Much more of an audience as people will still be slowly passing by and you wont ruin anyone’s day.  In fact, you may make it better with some good tunes.

What do you think?  rate in the comments section below.


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