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Hidden Gem: Cousin Matt *chill electronic duo

March 31st, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Electropop, Hidden Gem, synthpop |

I was going to post this yesterday when I was experiencing a very lazy Sunday and overall withdrawal from a long fun weekend but I got lazy, what a surprise. Anyway I’d like to introduce you to Cousin Matt, a brand new Brooklyn/Atlanta based duo that have twinkling production, seductive vocals and a dreamy feel that really caught my ear. They’ve only released three tracks and I just heard their latest “Soft Science” yesterday and immediately became a fan of this emerging music duo.

The cousins New York and Atlanta confluence is felt, with a style and sound that brings to mind D’angelo and Sufjan Stevens, and an attitude and approach not unlike early LCD Soundsystem.
Here’s the three songs they’ve released so far. My favorites are “Pelicans” and “Soft Science”.

Follow Cousin Matt on facebook.

Download: STS – GOLD RUSH II (mixtape)

October 3rd, 2012 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Hip-Hop/Rap |

Sugar Tongue Slim aka STS returns to the states with the release of GOLD Rush II. Originally intended as an early Summer release, GOLD Rush II was postponed for his successful European run with The Crookers.

Now back in the states, Sugar Tongue Slim has Kanye West, Emil Sande, Maroon 5, .Fun, Ed Sheeran, Sleigh Bells and many more getting flipped for this anticipated sequel mixtape release.


Previous: STS – Earthquake (Video)

Hidden Gem: EarthGang *Atlanta hip-hop

June 14th, 2012 by | Hidden Gem, Hip-Hop/Rap |

I was told about EarthGang through our writer, Kinetics & One Love fanatic and PR expert, @TalithaRiley. She heard about them through a friend meeting the hip-hop group at Cannes Film Festival and sent their album, Good News my way. I listened to the whole project and found there were a few songs that really stood out to me and showed me that this is a hip-hop group to keep track of.

Below stream and download EarthGang‘s latest project, Good News. My favorites include “Be The Move”, “Home Training”, and “Who They Tryina Be”.

If you like EarthGang, more from them on bandcamp, facebook and twitter.

T.I. – Like That

May 16th, 2012 by | Hip-Hop/Rap |

T.I. brings us his single “Like That” off of his upcoming album Trouble Man, scheduled to release on September 4th, the day before the season 2 premiere of “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle“. Check out the song and enjoy!


Check out the song below! –


-EllisD  @DreamChaserLSD


The FountNHead – Bang Bang Bang (video+mp3) *Punk-Hop

October 4th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Hip-Hop/Rap, Music Video, Rock |

Atlanta band The FountNHead is a trio of blissfully sarcastic 20-somethings who embody the new movement of progressive music spreading across the nation, and more specifically coming out of the Southeast. Their sound is described as punk-infused hip-hop; southern bass and hip-hop rhythms meshed with punk rock guitars and crazy antics always getting heads thumping and bodies moving.

Below is “Bang Bang Bang” which can more generally be described as punk-hop. Music video after the jump. Download “Bang Bang Bang”
Bang Bang Bang by TheFountNHead


Treasure Fingers at Club Avalon Hollywood

September 6th, 2011 by | Before Bigs Exclusive, Concert/Festival Review, Disco, Electronic Tuesday, House, Reviews |

Last Friday we got media passes for Club Avalon Hollywood to review Disco House DJ, Treasure Fingers. Upon arriving at the infamous dance club in Hollywood, CA, I immediately fell in love with how spacious the venue is. With at least 3 different rooms where DJ’s are performing including the main stage area with hundreds of people on the dance floor, this venue is in a class of it’s own compared to other electronic/dance venues in Southern California.

Interviewing Treasure Fingers, we learned how he was a drummer before becoming a DJ and how he got noticed by and is releasing records with Fools Gold and Defected. Understanding that his variety of influences has helped craft his musical styles helped give me a greater appreciation for the Atlanta DJ.

After we finished interviewing Treasure Fingers, we headed to the main dance floor to enjoy his set which started close to 2am and lasted until close to 4am. The crowd was feeling it, with a fairly full dance-floor and enthusiastic dancing throng of people through most of his 2-hour set.

Overall Treasure Fingers was very enjoyable with some of the best disco-house tunes I have ever heard live! While it’s tough to single out certain songs during his continuously awesome set, my favorite was his remix to “Feelings For You” by Avicii and Sebastien Drums. When that came on around 3:30, I immediately moved closer to the stage and knew Treasure Fingers is the real deal and why Fool’s Gold took the Atlanta DJ into their family.

Below is Treasure Fingers “Feelings For You” remix and his 30-minute “Avalon Mix” which was made exlucisvely for Club Avalon to give their fans before his show last Friday.
Avicii & Sebastien Drums – Feelings For You (Treasure Fingers remix)

Treasure Fingers – Avalon Mix

STS – The Illustrius (Album) *Atlanta hip-hop

August 30th, 2011 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Hip-Hop/Rap |

Atlanta rapper STS is back with a new album called The Illustrious (DOWNLOAD). I moderately enjoy almost every song and have several favorites that I really enjoy. This is a must-download for the hip-hop heads, especially if you crave Atlanta hip-hop. My favorites include, “Sugar’s Here”, “Bullshit” ft. Kyle Lucas, “Fresh”, “Hello Sunshine” ft. Yelawolf and “WWW”.

Previous: STS – Cliche (Produced by The Knux)

Hidden Gem: Weapons of Audio *retro-futuristic

June 15th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Hidden Gem, Pop |

I discovered Weapons of Audio through a fellow blogger talking their shit up on facebook. I took a chance, downloaded one song from them, loved it and kept looking for more tracks to listen to.

Weapons of Audio, which is a great name for a band that rocks out, are an alternative pop group from Atlanta that remind me of Prince and for a more current comparison, Bad Rabbits. Here’s my three favorites from Weapons of Audio.

For more on Weapons of Audio follow them on facebook and twitter.

Hidden Gem: STS *unique hip-hop style

May 22nd, 2011 by | Hidden Gem, Hip-Hop/Rap |

STS will be the one of the next XXL Freshman from Atlanta. Super Tongue Slim aka STS has a unique hip-hop rhyming sound that makes his rapping stand out and with the high quality production featured on his last mixtape, Demand More: G.O.L.D. Edition, I see big things for the MC.

Here’s my five favorites from his mixtape that we haven’t blogged about yet.
STS – Dec 4th (Produced by Emile)
STS – Parachute ft. Cassidy & RL of Next (Prod. by Pierre Moder)
STS – In For The Kill (Produced by MPIII)
STS – What You Say (Produced by Fuego)
STS – Atlanta (Produced by Schoolie V and Dame)
Download the mixtape below:

If you like STS, follow him on: facebook / twitter

Spree Wilson – The Never Ending Now (mixtape)

May 4th, 2011 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop, R&B |

An artist that has so much talent to take his sound in various directions is Spree Wilson. For right now, he’s got this catchy pop with soul/funk and even a little hip-hop influence in it. I got high aspirations for Atlanta Singer/Songwriter/Rapper/Producer Spree Wilson, especially with how many hits off his debut, full-length, The Never Ending Now (download), which I consider a MUST DOWNLOAD with

Here’s my five favorites off Spree Wilson‘s latest mixtape.
Spree Wilson – No Use In Runnin’
Spree Wilson – Eye Know
Spree Wilson – Fields Turn Brown
Spree Wilson – Love You Better
Spree Wilson – Everything I Own
If you like Spree Wilson, follow him on: facebook / twitter

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