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Review: The Griswolds and Strange Talk at The Satellite

November 12th, 2013 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review, Electropop, Music Video, Rock, synthpop |

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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…)

Hidden Gem: Lancelot *Australian Nu-Disco/Dance

October 17th, 2013 by | Dance, Disco, House |

919832 649621955053526 762950066 o 600x395 Hidden Gem: Lancelot *Australian Nu Disco/DanceAbout a month ago on my way home from work, I put on Songza’s Indie Dance & Nu Disco playlist and about 3-5 songs in I hear Australian musician Lancelot‘s “Spoken Word” and immediately fall in love with his tunes. Within that same week I believe I heard another track, maybe “Higher Ground”, which I also dug a lot.

The dude has less than 5,000 Facebook fans, which will change when DJs more well-known than Goldroom and Le Crayon start remixing his tunes or when he starts remixing some mainstream music in Australia and worldwide. Either way, I hope he comes to LA soon, so I can impress my Nu-Disco music friends when I invite them to see Lancelot.

Below is my favorite, “Spoken Word”, his latest project, “Thinking Of You” EP and a 2-track Free EP as well.. I really love the handclaps or finger snaps with the piano to open the song plus I believe I hear children cheering in the background of the song, just lovely dance vibes especially when the guitar riff jumps in, so smooth!


This Friday: Miami Horror DJ set at Hotline Comic-Con San Diego

July 18th, 2013 by | Dance, Disco, Electro, Electronic Dance Music, Electropop |

comiccon21 400x600 This Friday: Miami Horror DJ set at Hotline Comic Con San DiegoHotline Comic-Con is an event based on the popular indie video-game, “Hotline Miami.” The event will be in the midst of San Diego Comic-Con International, starting at 8:30 at 1401 E St. San Diego, CA, 92101 on Friday, July 19th 2013. Sponsored by Sapporo and Nerd Reactor, guests are invited to enjoy beverages while they indulge in live dance music provided by our special guests. Hotline Comic-Con is ages 21+ with an admission price of $15. Tickets can be purchased at: http://oheyemusing.ticketsocket.com

Originally released in the Fall of 2012 by Dennaton Games for PC, “Hotline Miami” was inspired by the 80s aesthetic movie, “Drive.” “Hotline Miami” is now out for Mac, PS3 and PSVita. The game and its accompanying soundtrack has been highly reviewed within the video game community with praise from non-gamers, as well.

Australians Miami Horror DJs (of the band Miami Horror) will be spinning their dance-pop jams at the event as headliner. Miami Horror is known for their 80′s-influenced dance music and single collaborations with artists such as Kimbra and Alan Palomo of Neon Indian.Watch videos to my two favorite Miami Horror songs below. (more…)

Video: The Trouble With Templeton – Bleeders *Folk Indie

October 16th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Hidden Gem, Music Video |

TempletonVideo Video: The Trouble With Templeton   Bleeders *Folk Indie

Thomas Calder aka The Trouble With Templeton swept Filter Magazine’s Culture Collide away last weekend. Hailing from Australia, Thomas captivated the assorted onlookers, leaving a long-lasting impression in Los Angeles. This week, The Trouble With Templeton is traveling to New York for the esteemed CMJ Music Marathon. Before you race there to catch a glimpse of his fervent performance, watch the haunting video for “Bleeders,” off the band’s debut album Bleeders [I Wrote A Novel EP].

Foggy silhouettes of Thomas as he walks through a cemetery amongst elegant zombie ballet capture the essence of this strolling ballad as he sings, “I don’t feel your heart anymore / ‘Cause you are so far gone.”


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Video: Strange Talk – Cast Away *must-listen electro-synth-pop

September 20th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Dance, Electropop, Music Video, synthpop |

artworks 000030701421 2b0jl5 crop Video: Strange Talk   Cast Away *must listen electro synth popThe new song from Strange Talk, “Cast Away” has amazing synths, excellent beats and if it doesn’t get your head bobbing, then something is wrong with you. I’ve been in love with Strange Talk‘s music for over 2 years and their music continually seems to get better and better!

With “Cast Away”, they’ve made their next catchy fun dancing electro-synth-pop hit, if only American radio respected their music enough to play it like Australia does

This is the first single from Strange Talk’s debut album which will be released in early 2013.Watch the video to “Cast Away” below. (more…)

Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo – Let’s Go (KarbonKopy Remix)

May 19th, 2012 by | Electro, House, Remix |

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House/Electronic Music Producers and DJs, KarbonCopy, from Adelaide, Australia, recently brought us their remix to Calvin Harris and Ne-Yo‘s “Let’s Go”, this is a club rocker! Enjoy!

-EllisD (@DreamChaserLSD)

Buy: Antonio Paul – End of the World EP *road-trip fun indie rock

April 29th, 2012 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Alternative/Indie, Music Video, Pop, Rock |

 Buy: Antonio Paul   End of the World EP *road trip fun indie rockRoad-trips are pretty boring, unless you have a killer soundtrack to invoke sing alongs, dancing and a whole bunch of fun. Antonio Paul‘s latest single ‘Into the Night’ offers just that. The mystical pop number takes you on a magical road-trip that keeps you moving until the very end. The fast paced and drum heavy track is reminiscent of an Australian Two Door Cinema Club.

Before you watch the video to that, stream the song and “Made In China” another favorite of mine. Both tracks are on Antonio Paul‘s latest studio release, End Of The World EP (iTunes).

Watch the music video for ‘Into The Night’ below. (more…)

Strange Talk Mixtape 2012

April 4th, 2012 by | Daily Mix, Music Video |

artworks 000020768301 mr6w34 original 499x600 Strange Talk Mixtape 2012Here’s a recent radio mix that my favorite up-and-coming indie electronic act, Strange Talk, made. I can’t wait to hear these guys release new music but until then, here’s something that you should all enjoy.

Click more to watch Strange Talk‘s last music video, “Climbing Walls”, which should be what turns you into a fan of this Australian bands music. (more…)

Hidden Gem: Regurgitator * Australian rock trio

December 12th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Hidden Gem |

 Hidden Gem: Regurgitator * Australian rock trio They have a wikipedia, yet this is a band that needs more fans, especially with the quality of music they are releasing! Regurgitator formed in 1994, but I only recently heard of them with their submission of their latest album, SuperHappyFunTimesFriends (DOWNLOAD), a mix of alternative tracks which can’t quite be put into a genre, which is why I call it alternative.

Listen and download SuperHappyFunTimesFriends from Regurgitator. My two favorites are “Punk Mom” and “Born Dumb” but I recommend downloading the album as I suspect this to be a band where everybody has their own favorite track from them.

For more on Regurgitator, follow them on facebook!


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