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Before the Bigs Podcast Episode 5 with Kosha Dillz + new music from Madeon, Penguin Prison and more!

February 12th, 2015 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Before the Bigs Radio, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Dance, Disco, Electropop, Hip-Hop/Rap, House, Pop, R&B, synthpop |

KoshaFlyer 600x600 Before the Bigs Podcast Episode 5 with Kosha Dillz + new music from Madeon, Penguin Prison and more!On the latest episode of Before the Bigs Music Podcast I got my friend and rapper Kosha Dillz on the show. We talk about his latest song “Tubeshvat Hop”, his upcoming plans including his own showcase at SXSW 2015 and Warped Tour this summer and he even spits a little freestyle for us! For more on Kosha Dillz, visit koshadillzworld.com

Listen to the podcast below!
Before the Bigs Podcast ep 5


I also play tunes from Madeon featuring Passion Pit, new singles from Great Good Fine OK, Penguin Prison, new feature on Flor, Sameblod, That’s Nice featuring vocals from Miami Horror lead singer Josh Moriarty, Coleman Hell, TC4, debut song from Boo Seeka and new new from Remi Miles.

If you don’t want to hear me talk and just want the songs we played on the podcast, stream and download below.
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Before the Bigs podcast episode 4: Leon Bridges, Coyote Kisses and much more!

February 5th, 2015 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Before the Bigs Radio, Dance, Disco, Electro, Electronic Rock, Electropop, House, Mashup, Pop, synthpop |

 Before the Bigs podcast episode 4: Leon Bridges, Coyote Kisses and much more!

Before the Bigs episode 4


Before I get to telling you what this latest episode is about, I’m happy to announce that we are on TuneIn so you can easily listen to the podcast from anywhere now!

The latest episode of Before the Bigs Music Podcast has me talking about Columbia Records latest emerging artist you need to follow, Leon Bridges, who just released two songs on iTunes this week that we play on the show, “Coming Home” and “Better Man”, another new (and FREE) song from Venice Beach Folk/Electronic band Magic Giant, who are performing with Gavin Turek and Freedom Fry on Valentine’s Day at The Troubadour (purchase tickets here). Speaking of Freedom Fry, we play a deep house remix from Feast to their song “Shaky Ground”. I talk about and play new releases from Vermont’s Argonaut&WaspCOIN, and FMLYBNDKarl Kling‘s got a new song to be released on his forthcoming debut album.

I even bring my roommate/dance music exper, Sam Aaron, on the show to talk some new dance songs from Body Language, LA beat maker Coyote Kisses, French house/deep house DJ Le Youth, dutch house DJ Funkerman and a new mashup from The Hood Internet. He thought The Hood Internet mashup was from Classixx so I play out the podcast with our favorite Classixx track, “I Get You” featuring Jeppe.

Stream/download the podcast above or if you don’t want to hear what I say about the music, stream the podcast playlist below on Soundcloud and most of the songs I’ve played on all the episodes updated weekly on Spotify.
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Before the Bigs podcast Episode 2: LAMP 2 year party, Zak Waters, Magic Giant & more!

January 22nd, 2015 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Before the Bigs Radio, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Concert/Festival Review, Dance, Disco, Electro, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Guest Mix, Hip-Hop/Rap, House, Pop, synthpop |

Before Bigs Before the Bigs podcast Episode 2: LAMP 2 year party, Zak Waters, Magic Giant & more!

Before the Bigs Podcast ep 2

Here’s a brand new podcast for you, episode 2 of BeforeBigs.com’s radio show/podcast which I’m super excited to share with you. Got my friend Jordan to guest host with me and we had a lot of fun reviewing the LAMP 2-year anniversary dance party, new songs from side projects with Capital CitiesMayer Hawthorne, a collaboration between Hanni El Khatib and Freddie Gibbs as well as features on rising LA artists Zak Waters and Magic Giant. Below you will find the youtube link to the podcast and soundcloud playlist of the 15 songs I played, several of which you can download FOR FREE!!! (more…)

Exclusive: Q&A Interview with Thurz

April 8th, 2014 by | Before Bigs Exclusive, Hip-Hop/Rap |

image proxy large 3 399x600 Exclusive: Q&A Interview with ThurzLast Friday I attended Red Bull Sound Select’s pop-up show for Chuck Inglish‘s record release party for his latest album, Convertibles. It was a great show (read my review here), and I was afforded the opportunity to interview rising LA hip-hop act Thurz before the show as he was opening for Chuck Inglish. Here’s most of what I (@ImZachSE) talked about with Thurz (@Thurzday) before the show.
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Preview: Brokechella 2014 *best LA value festival of 2014

April 4th, 2014 by | Concert/Festival Review, Guest Mix |

brokechella poster final 2 1 485x600 Preview: Brokechella 2014 *best LA value festival of 2014A festival I had an unforgettable experience at because of the art, the underrated music, the hospitality of event staffers and overall fun in such a local scene was Brokechella 2012. Last year I couldn’t attend because of Coachella and this year personally won’t be able to attend but that doesn’t mean I won’t have awesome friends covering the festival for me while I enjoy Coachella weekend 2.

For those in Southern California that can’t afford Coachella and are into more intimate festival scenes, then Brokechella is for you! With over 50 musicians performing and even comedians this year, it’s sure to be a festival worth going to. For $10, that’s less than 50 cents an artist and you know the people of cARTel know how to throw a super fly dope fun event for all. Now it’s in 4th year, Brokechella is sure to be one of the most talked about and underrated events of the season in Los Angeles and I highly recommend any music and/or comedy fan to check it out as you will have as great a time I did two years ago attending this Downtown LA event.

For more info on Brokechella, visit Brokechella.com and purchase tickets here. Because I’m pretty pumped the event has continued for the 4th year in a row, I’ve created a playlist of 15 artists from Brokechella to look forward to including BtB favorites Azad RightWarm BrewVerbs and many more! (more…)

Contest: Win tickets to Strange Talk & The Griswolds at The Satellite Thursday

November 5th, 2013 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Dance, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Hidden Gem, Music Video, Rock, synthpop |

04.03.strangetalk 1 Contest: Win tickets to Strange Talk & The Griswolds at The Satellite ThursdayCourtesy of Wind-Up Records, they’ve given us two tickets to giveaway for Thursday’s show to see two rising bands out of Australia, including one of my absolute favorite acts, Strange Talk and another I’ve slowly become a fan of, The Griswolds.

To win 2 tickets to see Strange Talk and The Griswolds this Thursday at The Satellite, email beforebigs@gmail.com with subject CONTEST and mention why you deserve tickets to see both Australian acts at the Satellite on Thursday. Contest ends Thursday at noon PST and if you don’t win, I highly recommend going to the show, more details on it here.

Below read more about both bands including links to my favorite songs from each! (more…)

Preview + Giveaway: Culture Collide Festival, October 10-12, 2013

October 7th, 2013 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Daily Mix, Dance, Disco, Electronic Rock, Electropop, House, Rock, synthpop |

cc 9.18 388x600 Preview + Giveaway: Culture Collide Festival, October 10 12, 2013This Thursday through Saturday in Echo Park, Los Angeles is the upcoming Culture Collide Festival put together by the wonderful people at Filter Magazine who have graciously offered us a pair of wristbands to giveaway! Email us at beforebigs@gmail.com with the subject including Culture Collide and who you are most excited to see to win the pair, winners will be selected Wednesday at 5pm. Check out CultureCollide.com for more info and purchase tickets on Ticketfly, it’s only $30 to see around 70 musicians perform!!!

This will be my 3rd year attending the diverse weekend music festival which features musicians all over the world. Several acts I’ve become huge fans of after hearing them at Culture Collide include Icona PopRoyal Teeth, PoolsideClassixxCSSAsteroids Galaxy Tour, and Datarock.

This years lineup continues the tradition of diverse musicians from all over the world which includes several personal favorites of ours including Miami HorrorPlastic Plates, The Silent Comedy, Chateau Marmont, GRMLN, Gemini Club, Mystery Skulls and Ghost Wave.
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Review: Jamie N Commons live at The Grammys offices

August 15th, 2013 by | Before Bigs Exclusive, Concert/Festival Review, Rock |

1174833 10101182027239786 1504856331 n 600x600 Review: Jamie N Commons live at The Grammys officesProbably most of you don’t know but I recently got hired by The Grammys to work in their Awards department and help with the process of all the award submissions they’ve been getting. It’s been an amazing experience and one of my favorite parts of it is when artists drop by to perform a few songs for us. The latest act, Jamie N Commons, was signed by mega-hit producer Alex Da Kid, whose record label, Kid In A Korner, also has Imagine Dragons on the label.

Anyways Jamie N Commons WILL BE A STAR! The dude has a unique voice that as Alex Da Kid described as a “timeless instrument”. Listening to him live was like wandering through nature being lost and then hearing Jamie’s raspy Johnny Cash-like vocals guiding you to the direction you need to take. His voice will take him far and my favorite part of their brief performance was when the pianist and the bassist (who didn’t have his bass) sang with Jamie to create awesome harmonized vocals on some of the choruses. It was a great performance and Jamie N Commons are an extremely humble band to keep an eye on as they are currently in the studio working on their major label debut album.

Below are two songs he performed which I absolutely loved, “Wash Me In The Water” and “Lead Me Home” (which was used in AMC’s The Walking Dead) (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 |

3922491835cf11e2974722000a1fb774 7 600x600 Review: Go Go Bizkitt! and The Phantoms Revenge at @TheCentralSAPCLast 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.




Goldroom, Ghost Beach & Carousel Light Up the Echoplex

November 2nd, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Concert/Festival Review, Electropop, synthpop |

IMG 1848 600x600 Goldroom, Ghost Beach & Carousel Light Up the Echoplex

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Last Thursday, I was blessed to see a great show at the Echoplex in Silverlake. Goldroom, Carousel and Ghost Beach absolutely rocked a packed house full of energetic hipsters. All three have a style each unique in it’s own way.

Originally apart of synth pop trio NightWaves, Goldroom of Los Angeles provided a laid-back disco feel similar to Poolside. It is perfect for the typical Southern California vibe and even though it is not summertime anymore, it sure felt like it when he was on stage. Below is my favorite track of his from the night.

Goldroom – “Morgan’s Bay”:

Brooklyn based electro-pop duo, Carousel will soon become house hold names in the music industry. Their catchy and genuine sound  got the crowd dancing their shoes off.This was the first time I have ever seen them live but certainly not the last. Check out my favorite track of theirs from the night that will surly be getting some radio time soon.

Carousel – “Open Road”:

By far the best performance of the night that I saw was that of Ghost Beach. Hailing from New York City, this tropical grit pop group provides an 80′s rock influence with a modern day alternative rock sound. They were featured on our Best You Never Heard 7: Summer Underdogs mixtape back in August. This group is going places and I look forward to seeing them perform live again. My favorite track of theirs from the night is below.

Ghost Beach – “Tear Us Apart”: 

As a whole, this show featured some great electro-pop up-and-comers that are worth taking a closer look. I cannot wait to see how they progress as artists.

 

 


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