It’s 13 tracks, all produced by Dave, except: The One (featuring Meek Mill, produced by Jahlil Beats) and Believe Me (featuring Meek Mill, produced by Sap).
There are songs of fun, songs of frustration, songs of humor and songs of heartbreak. There’s even a dubstep influenced type track on here. Several of these songs have been featured on Before Bigs in the past (“Just for Me“, “Miserable“, “Come Over” and “Believe Me” as we are big fans and believers in Dave Patten‘s potential. This album is a must-listen and will prove to you that Patten will be heard on national airwaves this year!
Stream and DOWNLOAD my favorite song from Gone, “Believe Me”.
We saw duo perform at the end of 2011 and I immediately knew this is a legit, must-follow music group. They are called Hyena, based out of San Diego, California and with tons of energy live and excellent production in many of their songs.
I’m so happy I asked their videographer for their latest CD or I might not have gotten into this group as I am now. Their sound can be described as indie electronic and draw comparisons to a more lo-fi Phoenix or Cut Copy. Below stream their latest project, We See You, a MUST-DOWNLOAD. Album Versions ‘We See You’ by weareHyena
Below you will find some stuff I pulled from Hyena‘s bio that best describes their sound. (more…)
Robotic Pirate Monkey aka RPM just released their long awaited debut full-length album, Colors In Disguise. Making a name for themselves a year and half ago with their popular remixes of Dolly Parton‘s “Jolene” and Bob Marley’s “Mr. Brown”, RPM solidified their place in the very dense Colorado electronic scene.
With this release, RPM continues to bring something unique and fresh to the ever growing electronic music world. The walls that separate genres get torn down as they bridge the gap between dubstep, electro, drum and bass, glitch and hip hop. The sample based production evokes nostalgia with reminiscences of music from the past, while the modern day synthesis of bass heavy melodies give their music the power and energy to get you dancing.
For this week’s edition of Mashup Monday we got a new mashup album from DJ Kontrol, aka The Remix Junkie who has worked with Lil’ Jon and many others. Kontrol’s new mashup album, Mashter Chef, is 20 tracks with a little something for everything. Out of the 20 tracks there’s at least 7 that I love so you know this is a must-download if you like mashups or just love to dance.
Stream it below and purchase it on bandcamp (name your price). Alternative DJ Kontrol sent us a link to download here.
Seriously “You Know As Well As I” is a song that deserves to be on the radio! SPEAK needs to be on the radio and this song further proves that. Major record labels need to take notice and I think the cheerful upbeat tone of SPEAK‘s music fits in well with the holiday season quickly approaching. You Know As Well As I by SPEAK
Plus as an added bonus, here’s Miniature Tigers alternative remix to “Carrie”. I’m a fan of Miniature Tigers alternative pop sound and was surprised to see them do a remix to their alternative pop peers Speak. The original is a catchy upbeat love ballad that you will be singing along with everytime they say “Carrie” but the remix is chill with enhanced production due to the remix. Carrie (Miniature Tigers Remix) by SPEAK
Download’s for both songs are below, all you have to do is enter your email to recieve these two upbeat alternative pop/rock songs.
Lastly I forgot to mention SPEAK‘s latest album, I Believe In Everything, is out on iTunes! Stream the album after the jump. (more…)
A couple weeks back, a chill-hop band that I have been digging lately, A Cool Stick, recently dropped Bird’s Eye View, a track album/EP that has several smooth tunes. If you are into chill hip-hop and overall fun smooth grooves, then A Cool Stick is for you.
Below listen & download the whole project, my three favorites include the title track, “Smile” (MUST-DOWNLOAD) and “Water” (MUST-DOWNLOAD).
I’m usually not into R&B that much but when you got white-boy soul like Mayer Hawthorne with a smooth buttery sound, I can dig it. I especially enjoy Mayer Hawthorne sophomore album, How Do You Do, because I heard many of the songs live when I saw him perform a couple weeks back.
The album is a must-download. Here’s my five favorites off How Do You Do (iTunes).
Today a real treat of an album came out from French electro/rock duo Justice. The album, Audio, Video, Disco is a mix of synths and electronic rock that are pumping with energy, banging with rhythm and overall having a consistenly awesome sound with various genres interlaced including electro, arena rock, disco-house and much more.
I enjoy almost every song on Audio, Video, Disco, there’s such an epic kind of sound apparent in many of the songs on the album with an almost cinematic production applied.
Here’s my five favorites from the latest Justice album that we haven’t posted yet.
For those that dig Odd Future or some chill hip-hop from a talented Los Angeles MC, look no further than teenage rapper Casey Veggies. Fruits and Vegetables that’s swag right? They are Fresh & Frozen, the genre listed on my itunes for Casey VeggiesSleeping In Class debut album which came out last month. DOWNLOADSleeping In Class.
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