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Video: Aeroplane & Purple Disco Machine ft. Aloe Blacc – “Counting On Me” *dance

May 13th, 2017 by | Dance, Disco, Electropop, House, Music Video |

Aeroplane Purple Disco Machine got the smooth voice of one of my favorite contemporary singers, Aloe Blacc, as well as a gospel chorus for their latest dance release, “Counting On Me”. This infectious dance track is just what’s needed to turn your party into a dance party and it makes you want to move! It’s a soulful upbeat dance track that reminds me of Disclosure.

Let Aloe Blacc take you higher on “Counting On Me,” below. It’s out Monday, May 15, on Spinnin’ Records.
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BtB Podcast Ep 6 feat. Aloe Blacc, Gavin Turek, Magic Giant, Scavenger Hunt and much more!

February 19th, 2015 by | Alternative/Indie, Before the Bigs Radio, Concert/Festival Review, Dance, Electro, Electronic Rock, Electropop, House, Pop, Rock, synthpop |


BeforeBigs.com Podcast Episode 6 by Beforebigs.com on Mixcloud

Before the Bigs music podcast episode 6 is out and while there weren’t any guests co-hosting the show with me, I still had a great time reviewing 3 shows I saw in the past two weeks in Aloe Blacc at The Nice Guy, Magic Giant and Gavin Turek at The Troubadour and Scavenger Hunt, WATERBED and Kid Cadaver at The Bootleg Theater. They were all truly great shows which I talk and play music from those artists on the podcast. Other artists covered include Miami Horror which released their lead single for their upcoming album out April 21st, Royal Tongues have a new song, newcomer DJ Hunter Siegel with a future house banger. Also stream that new new from Life In Film, Nick D’ and the Believers, Kid Astray and Young Buffalo. 15 songs played in the podcast, stream the whole podcast above and below stream the songs played on episode 6 on Soundcloud and most of the songs played on the podcast history on Spotify. (more…)

Preview: Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days In LA *MUST-SEE Shows!

October 30th, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review, Dance, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Hip-Hop/Rap, R&B, Rock, synthpop |

So we are soon approaching something very awesome in LA featuring over 60 musicians in a 30 day period in November. Starting November 1st through November 30th, Red Bull Sound Select has put together 30 concerts showcasing various talents and I can’t be more excited. My coworkers at The Grammys and I have been talking about this constantly about what shows were going to, as I’m really excited not only because of the musical variety that RBSS has curated during the month of November but highlighting local acts that need more attention and curating shows at venues all over this vast city of Angels. Below I’m here to tell you which 5 shows you definitely can’t miss! (more…)

Covers *Aloe Blacc, Bad Rabbits, Collin McLoughlin, John Legend, Adele

May 8th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Pop, R&B, Remix, Rock |

I have been pushing this back and continually forgetting about doing a covers post. Well know I got too many covers to post, so here’s five that have come out within the last few months worth listening to. Above is a picture of Bad Rabbits who recently embarked on a “Cover Sessions” feature. Below is the third cover in their series.

Aloe Blacc decided to do a cover/mashup with my favorite Jay-Z song, “99 Problems” with Kanye West‘s “Can’t Tell Me Nothing”. Aloe Blacc is hands-down one of the best up-and-coming R&B/soul artists and I love his vocals in this, giving the song a retro soul feel. It’s ironic because each of these originals sample retro funk/soul material.
Aloe Blacc – 99 Problems x Can’t Tell Me Nothing
Next my favorite genre-blending funk, pop, R&B, rock band, Bad Rabbits, cover one of Smashing Pumpkins greatest songs and one of those songs I hate to hear on a Sunday because it reminds me of a new work week, much like any Bush song. Loving the instrumentals, vocals are better than I expected, personally I enjoy the cover more than the original.
Bad Rabbits – 1979
For some reason Collin McLoughlin is putting out more remixes/covers than originals which is cool but I want to see more originality before declaring me being a bigger fan of him than say Mike Posner. Here Collin cover’s Odd Future crooner Frank Ocean‘s “Nature Feels” which samples MGMT’s “Electric Feel”. When your doing a song over MGMT instrumentals, there’s a real good chance the song is going to be fantastic.
Collin McLoughlin – Nature Feels
Probably have all heard this but if you haven’t downloaded this yet, here’s John Legend‘s cover of Adele‘s “Rolling In The Deep”. Love how John Legend uses hardly anything to support his powerful vocals.
John Legend – Rolling In The Deep
And on that note, let’s finish today’s covers with Adele‘s cover of The Strokes first mainstream hit, “Last Nite”. I still prefer the original, but this is still really good as Adele is one of the most under-appreciated musicians out there.
Adele – Last Nite

Before The Bigs Summer ’10 Mix: Best You Never Heard

September 3rd, 2010 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Daily Mix, Dance, Hip-Hop/Rap, Mashup, Pop, R&B, Remix, Rock |

The mix is 25 songs released this summer (May-August), by artists who haven’t released a debut album yet. The only exception is “All Summer” by Kid Cudi, Best Coast and Vampire Weekend because that’s one of the best songs released this summer.

Without further ado, enjoy Before The Bigs Summer ’10 Mix: Best You Never Heard (download links below):

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The Dean’s List – Playground

July 29th, 2010 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop |

Earlier this month, we mentioned the “hip-pop” group The Dean’s List who hail from Boston, Mass as a huge up-and-comer and will likely become a household in the music industry by the end of next year. However, they have recently received some recognition when the people over at brobible.com released a Summer Mixtape last month.  Their single “Playground” was included along with 23 other tracks from up-and-comers such as Chris Webby, OnCue, Aloe Blacc, Hoodie Allen, Kinetics & One Love, and many more.


Click here to listen to and download this mixtape. We have included the song “Playground” to listen to here as well as another one of their new singles “College Girls” ft. Jordan Brown which is also available to download!

ENJOY!


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http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fbeforethebigs%2Fthe-deans-list-ft-jordan-brown-college-girls The Dean’s List ft. Jordan Brown – College Girls by BeforeTheBigs

The Best of the Burbs

July 14th, 2010 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, Miscellaneous |



Chris Webby is an underground rapper from a Connecticut suburb. This Shia LeBouf look alike is one tough white dude with sick rhymes. He currently attends Hofstra in New York and has released three mixtapes. They are Teenage Mutant Ninja Rapper, The White Noise LP, and just released today, The Underclassman.

He is currently unsigned but probably not for long as this kid has a bright future. Check out a couple of his songs from his new mixtape featuring artists such as Pretty Lights and Aloe Blacc.
http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fbeforethebigs%2Fchris-webby-do-me-feat-rotimi  Chris Webby – Do Me (Feat. Rotimi) by BeforeTheBigs
http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fbeforethebigs%2Fchris-webby-do-me-feat-rotimi  Chris Webby – Do Me (Feat. Rotimi) by BeforeTheBigs
http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fbeforethebigs%2Fchris-webby-i-need-a-dollar-feat-mac-miller  Chris Webby – I Need A Dollar (Feat. Mac Miller) by BeforeTheBigs 

Listen to and download more songs from “The Underclassman,” “The White Noise LP,” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Rapper” at The Masked Gorilla, youtube, and his myspace page. I am positive you will enjoy his very unique sound!






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