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BtB Podcast Ep 8 with Joel from Lights & Music Entertainment!

March 5th, 2015 by | Ambient, Before the Bigs Radio, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Dance, Disco, Electro, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Guest Mix, House, Pop, Remix, synthpop |

This week I had my friend Joel from Lights & Music Entertainment, a concert promoting/music production company that is on the rise with parties in LA, Seattle and Portland. Joel Albers is taking concerts to another level by creating dance-able vibes through indie pop vibes. I attended the last night of 8th Grader’s residency at The Satellite through Joel’s Dance Yrself Clean party in Silverlake and had a fantastic time singing and dancing a bit along to 8th Grader‘s Neo R&B/indie electro pop vibes. We also talk his new showcase, KILLER DISKO, more info here.

Before the Bigs Podcast Episode 8 with Joel from Lights & Music Entertainment by Beforebigs.Com on Mixcloud

Stream the podcast in full above where Joel and I talk not only 8th Grader but we get an exclusive preview of 8th Grader‘s collaboration with TouchTone who Joel calls the most underrated disco producer in LA, new edit from JRocc (of The Knocks) to Tuxedo‘s “Do It”. We got lounge house from PANG, new song from Scarlett Johansson/Este Haim’s The Singles collaboration which is produced by Dave Sitek, new remixes from Shook, Cats Hero, Monsieur Adi and Chimes to songs I absolutely love. Also Joel introduces me to machineheart, plus we close out the show with a feel good electro house pop song from Goldhouse and disco funky vibes from Falcon Punch. Stream most of the tracks played on the podcast on soundcloud below.

Great songs REMIXED pt.1 *Passion Pit, Matt & Kim, Foster the People and more!

May 14th, 2011 by | Remix |


I love the original to the above video and I love the remix even more, already watching it at least 8-10 times.

Anyways, best way to help lessen the many remixes/mashups I need to blog about, here’s five songs I really love that have been remixed. In some cases the original is better but other cases, the remix does add something special the original might lack. This is pt. 1 because all these remixes are kind of old and should have been blogged about at least 2 months ago.

First we got my all-time favorite Empire of the Sun track, “Walking on a Dream”, remixed by Kids At The Bar. Love how the hand-clap they throw in eventually get’s way more electronic and complex as the song progresses.
Empire of the Sun – Walking On A Dream (Kids At The Bar Remix)
Next Borgore remixes Passion Pit’s “Sleepyhead”, slowing the pace down a bit and overall making for a chill remix with cool electro and some subtle dubstep that isn’t overbearing to the beauty of Passion Pit‘s sound… sorry I love Passion Pit so much, somebody take me to see them live.
Passion Pit – Sleepyhead (Borgore Remix)
Foster the People came out with “Pumped Up Kicks” a long time ago yet the song suddenly gets mainstream radio play this year. Either way, MNDR decided to do a remix on it, adding some cool 80’s type instrumentals and keeping the vocals fairly intact for a solid remix.
Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks (MNDR Remix)
I know remixes of Matt & Kim have gotten really old, and maybe the remixes continue to come out because all of us are dying to hear new music from them now if we haven’t seen them live. Either way, well done remix by Rusty Lazer & JJ Marshall who have some Big Freedia rapping too. The song gets taken into a different direction and the rapping almost seems like it’s not needed, but this is pretty cool to play in a dance/club atmosphere where your happy it keeps you moving.
Matt & Kim – Cameras (ft. Big Freedia)(Rusty Lazer & JJ Marshall remix)
One of my favorite groups from New Zealand, The Naked & Famous put out a wonderful track in 2010, “Young Blood” which Chiddy Bang remixed and rapped on (amazing!) and a few months back, Dave Sitek, guitarist in indie rock band, TV On The Radio, remixed “Young Blood”. I have a feeling he put some of his own guitar work on the remix, which is a great addition to the original and some electronic beats hear and there. Overall I like how Dave Sitek didn’t take hardly anything out of the original.
The Naked & Famous – Young Blood (Dave Sitek Remix)

RAAAAAAAANDY video and mixtape update

July 24th, 2010 by | Alternative/Indie, Hip-Hop/Rap |

Did you know RAAAAAAAANDY, Aziz Ansari’s character from the film Funny People is coming out with a mixtape, working with Dave Sitek (guitarist of TV on the Radio). Well it should be a funny comedy mixtape and if it’s as good as The Lonely Island’s comedy album, then I would be satisfied since that album was hilarious. Here’s a very funny video about the mixtape and below is a song RAAAAAAAANDY put out for the mixtape.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hza_5WtJq8g]
Here’s the website for details on the RANDY Mixtape!
http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fbeforethebigs%2Fraaaaaaaandy-aaaaaaaangry-with-eight-as  RAAAAAAAANDY – AAAAAAAANGRY (with eight A’s) by BeforeTheBigs
Also Judd Apatow and Aziz Ansari are currently in development to make a movie based off the RAAAAAAAANDY character which we will update you on once we find out more info. Enjoy!


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