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Hidden Gem: The Yugos *infectious quirky lo-fi pop/rock

February 23rd, 2017 by | Alternative/Indie, Hidden Gem, Pop, Rock |

Cincinnati based band The Yugos will release their album Weighing the Heart on March 10th via Old Flame Records. When I heard their song “Ingenue” back in early February, I was hooked! I can’t wait for their album as I think this band has influences from bands like The Talking Heads, The Psychadelic Furs and The Cure. You might not love it on your first listen but once you listen again, you won’t want to stop as it’s got this dark infectious lo-fi rock/pop vibe that sounds fresh!

Stream “Ingenue” below.

If you like that listen to “Steve French” and “Take Some Time” below. (more…)

Hidden Gem: Kandid Mcfly

December 8th, 2010 by | Hidden Gem, Hip-Hop/Rap |

Kandid Mcfly is a talented rapper from Cincy. His latest mixtape The Opening Act is flat out great. He keeps delivering solid tracks throughout the whole mixtape. All of his songs feature skilled lyrics and a catchy choruses over his original instrumentals. The whole mixtape flows really well.
‘Stage Fright’, ‘Strung Out’ and ‘The Remedy’ are three of my favorite songs, but the entire album is worth at least a couple listens.
Download ‘The Opening Act’ Mixtape

Kandid Mcfly – Stage Fright

Hidden Gem: Dame Fifty5

October 18th, 2010 by | Hidden Gem |

Dame Fifty5 is a rapper who grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio but is now based in Los Angeles. He is still very small but will get big VERY soon. It wouldn’t surprise me to hear his music on the radio within the first quarter of 2011, he is that catchy and talented. 

Check out his songs “Make A Mill” and “Download My Brain” off his most recent mixtape, Road to Ruins, and let us know what you think!  
Dame Fifty5 – “Make A Mill” by Before the Bigs (Wish)  
Dame Fifty5 – “Download My Brain” by Before the Bigs (Wish)

Credit Ryan Roy of Alyve Entertainment for telling me about his future superstar. For more songs and information on Dame Fifty5, check out his facebook, twitter, and myspace pages

Hidden Gem: Tre Dash

October 6th, 2010 by | Hidden Gem |

Tre Dash from Columbus, Ohio is a rapper/college student currently attending the University of Cincinnati. Back in August, he released his EP, In My Head, which is still unheard by many people.

However, this guy has good flow and catchy instrumentals in his songs. Check out two of his tracks “Go Far Away” and “This Moment” from In My Head and download the entire EP if you please! Tre Dash – Go Far Away by Evanwish1 Tre Dash – This Moment ft. Sincere & JMH by Evanwish1

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