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Video: iSH – Light Up feat. Daniel Richter *hip-pop fun

April 3rd, 2014 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, Music Video, Pop |

bg4 610 600x337 Video: iSH   Light Up feat. Daniel Richter *hip pop funWhy has my favorite new hip-hop been coming out of Canada? With the latest video from Zoo Legacy to everything Drake puts out to always remembering who the most underrated hip-hop artist of all time is, K-Os, Canada has been balling more in the hip-hop department than America, step up Patriots!

Here’s the latest hip-pop video from iSH which sounds like a radio hit if more well known artists were attached to this production. Watch the video to “Light Up” featuring Daniel Richter below. (more…)

Video+Download: Zoo Legacy – CRWD *alternative hip-hop

April 2nd, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Hip-Hop/Rap, Music Video |

Zoo Legacy Video+Download: Zoo Legacy   CRWD *alternative hip hopCanada’s best alternative hip-hop band Zoo Legacy has released a new single in “CRWD” with a video release and single available for FREE download! “CRWD” continues their almost laid back hip-hop/alternative approach with catchy hooks and overall a grooving track easy to get into. I’ve long been a fan of this band and am glad to hear they have released something new!

Watch the video to “CRWD” below and watch support their kickstarter campaign so we can get a new album from these emerging musicians!
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Video: Wildlife – Born To Ruin *emerging Canadian indie rockers

March 28th, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Rock |

a0741684923 10 600x600 Video: Wildlife   Born To Ruin *emerging Canadian indie rockersCanadian indie rockers Wildlife will be touring this April in support of their recently released sophomore album, “…On The Heart,” and I thought I’d share their latest single “Born To Ruin” from that album. Below are the tour dates, which includes an LA show at Troubadour that I can’t wait to attend! Also below is the music video to “Born To Ruin”.
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Download: Zoo Legacy – City Light Glow (Free EP)

September 19th, 2012 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Alternative/Indie, Hip-Hop/Rap, Rock |

artworks 000030084582 x90p99 original Download: Zoo Legacy   City Light Glow (Free EP)About a week ago, Zoo Legacy released City Light Glow, a 5-track EP that is a MUST-DOWNLOAD if you dig genre-blending music. The Toronto indie rock/alternative hip-hop group that reminds me of The xx mixed with Kid Cudi has been on our radar for a long time and this release only furthers proof that Zoo Legacy will become a mainstream act, just as we predicted with fellow Canadian act DVBBS.

Stream and DOWNLOAD City Light Glow.

Previous: Zoo Legacy – L.K.U.T. (Video)

Twin River – Rough Gold EP

August 12th, 2012 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Alternative/Indie |

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This Vancouver based indie-folk band is one you will not want to miss. Courtney Ewan and Andy Bishop are a couple of kids who make up Twin River laying down some rad harmonies and living up to the brand of folk. Instantly, you will notice their gift for the seemingly contradicting–but at the same time harmonious–juxtaposition of the ominous music paired with pretty, innocent, and even an up-beat melody. Not only are they talented musicians, but storytellers as well. Take a listen for yourself to their new streamable EP.

Yes Nice – Hot River *addictive pop/rock track

July 19th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Pop, Rock |

 Yes Nice   Hot River *addictive pop/rock trackCanadian indie rock collective Yes Nice are set to release their sophomore LP, Warm Gun, in August, featuring the addictive pop track “Hot River.” I’m not Canadian but almost every music submission I’ve gotten where the artist is from Canada or somewhere else outside the US, I’ve just loved the music!

Stream and download “Hot River” by Yes Nice.

Read more about the band below and some upcoming August tour dates in Canada. (more…)

Mashup Monday: Steely Chan *funky hip-hop groove

July 16th, 2012 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, Mashup, Mashup Monday |

df28ce4650a945a991ca5e3e9d13788f 578x600 Mashup Monday: Steely Chan *funky hip hop grooveWe haven’t done Mashup Monday in awhile, mostly because I’m starting to hate how catchy and similar-sounding mashups have become. I’m losing respect for the genre, because I know how easy it is to make a mashup and I don’t like how popular some mashup artists have become for mixing one song with another song or two.

However Steely Chan seems to have created mashups that have funky grooves more along the lines of remixes, by mixing in some funky instrumentals into mostly classic hip-hop songs.

Stream and download my most recent favorite from Vancouver’s Steely Chan.

Here’s another five mashup/remixes from Steely Chan. (more…)

Not so hidden gem: Project 46 *Progressive House

June 26th, 2012 by | Disco, House |

179968 430556240301896 1318848918 n Not so hidden gem: Project 46 *Progressive HouseProject 46 hit us up with “Atarax” about a few weeks ago and I liked it but didn’t do anything with the song. Usually when it’s a free download, it’s more memorable as I can listen to it again and again but Project 46‘s popularity creates such a demand for his progressive house style that his tunes are not always free (except one).

Below are his three latest tracks, including the Nu-Disco single, “Atarax” and a few progressive house songs that are must-listen bangers. Enjoy.

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Exclusive: Zoo Legacy – L.K.U.T. (official video) *MUST-LISTEN

June 21st, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Hip-Hop/Rap, Music Video |

image 3646343 highres Exclusive: Zoo Legacy   L.K.U.T. (official video) *MUST LISTENOur favorite alternative hip-hop group from Canada, Zoo Legacy, has finally released a new single and were proud to premier it on BeforeBigs.com. We are huge fans of this band who has the alternative instrumental style of  The XX with the rap swagger of Kid Cudi. They just released “L.K.U.T.” off the upcoming EP, City Light Glow, coming out in early July.

Watch the video to “L.K.U.T.” below and read a brief Q&A I did with lead vocalist/rapper Nick Pouponneau of Zoo Legacy. (more…)

Introducing Konrad OldMoney *must-watch producer

May 18th, 2012 by | Electronic Dance Music, Remix |

 Introducing Konrad OldMoney *must watch producerKonrad OldMoney is a Canadian Producer and one of the geniuses behind the unique sound and visuals of Smokey Robotic. He’s done a couple of remixes lately focusing on production of Global Bass, Kuduro, Dancehall, Hiphop, and electro…and sometimes, just sometimes, some dubstep and moombahton.

Listen and download two of Konrad OldMoney‘s latest remixes below.

If you like what you hear above, follow Konrad OldMoney on facebook and twitter.


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