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Review: Kosha Dillz and Dean Risko at Los Globos

March 7th, 2014 by | Concert/Festival Review, Hip-Hop/Rap |

First time going to Los Globos, not the greatest venue but the hip-hop acts I saw, Kosha Dillz and Dean Risko, were pretty dope, especially Dean Risko who stole the show as the little-known headliner that you all should be aware of! Read my review of last Tuesday’s show below.  (more…)

Video: The Illustrators – Young Kings ft. Dean Risko *synth-pop

February 24th, 2014 by | Electropop, Music Video, synthpop |

My favorite South African rapper Dean Risko is back with another gem, this time being featured on up-and-coming South African synthpop band The Illustrators latest release, “Young Kings”. It’s quite a catchy pop song that could easily get on the radio if it was put out by some major label electro pop band like Bastille, Capital Cities or CHRVCHES. If you close your eyes while listening to this song, you will think it’s a hit, hopefully it catches on in South Africa and here in the states.

Watch “Young Kings” below.

Review: Dean Risko & Reazon at The Central SAPC

March 11th, 2013 by | Concert/Festival Review, Hip-Hop/Rap |

So about 8 days ago, I briefly attended this hip-hop show at The Central SAPC in Santa Monica, California and caught a couple hip-hop acts that you all should keep an eye on, specifically Dean Risko and Reazon. Read my review on the show below.

FREE Memorial Weekend Pool Rager ft. Delon, Dean Risko & Electric Drip

May 25th, 2012 by | Before Bigs Exclusive, Dance, Drum & Bass, Dubstep, Electro, Electronic Dance Music, Hip-Hop/Rap, Music Video, Pop |

First, shouts to blogger/graphic designer/musician Hunter Reece of Mister Mistress for the sexy flyer above.

We are proud to sponsor Delon‘s Memorial Weekend Pool Rager, the beginning of a series of shows this summer in Southern California and our 2nd #MusicFutureNow show in LA, continuing our monthly series of providing show featuring the best up-and-coming artists.

The FREE Memorial Weekend Pool Rager, Sunday May 27th, features the best genre-blending artists like budding hip-pop star Delon, South African hip-pop singer/rapper Dean Risko and electro/dubstep duo Electric Drip

The details for the party are in the flyer above; very important you RSVP to with name and number of guests as space is limited! Party starts at 12 and is located at a mansion about 10-12 miles from Downtown LA.

Best of all, everything at this pool party is FREE, including drinks provided by Xante Spirit and Activate Drinks, free BBQ and free music from artists that will become mainstream acts!

Still not convinced? Here’s some music and info from each of the acts performing. (more…)

Best You Never Heard 6: Spring Fling *exclusive Before Bigs mix!

April 10th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Daily Mix, Dance, Disco, Electro, Electronic Dance Music, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Hip-Hop/Rap, House, Pop, R&B, Remix, Rock, synthpop |

1st, shout out to Hunter Reece of Mister Mistress for the slick cover art above! Our 6th edition of Best You Never Heard is here! This time we contacted each artist and asked permission to put their song on bandcamp, which is where we intend to release all our mixes from now on.

With Best You Never Heard 6: Spring Fling we once again selected artists that as of April 1, had less than 5,000 facebook fans and hadn’t been signed by major record labels… yet!

Listen and download the 15-track Best You Never Heard 6: Spring Fling below.

Hidden Gem: Dean Risko *more talented than Mike Posner?

March 30th, 2012 by | Hidden Gem, Pop |

Dean Risko reminds me of Mike Posner with more introspective lyrics, better vocals but without the backing of a major label. Shouts to SUPERGOODMUSIC on the find.

Dean Risko was born in South Africa, raised in Salt Lake City and now singing, rapping and writing songs in Los Angeles.

Listen and download Dean Risko’s debut project, Trouble EP. It’s a must-download!

Watch the official music video to my favorite Risko song, “Trouble”, below.

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