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Before the Bigs Podcast Episode 5 with Kosha Dillz + new music from Madeon, Penguin Prison and more!

February 12th, 2015 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Before the Bigs Radio, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Dance, Disco, Electropop, Hip-Hop/Rap, House, Pop, R&B, synthpop |

On the latest episode of Before the Bigs Music Podcast I got my friend and rapper Kosha Dillz on the show. We talk about his latest song “Tubeshvat Hop”, his upcoming plans including his own showcase at SXSW 2015 and Warped Tour this summer and he even spits a little freestyle for us! For more on Kosha Dillz, visit

Listen to the podcast below!
Before the Bigs Podcast ep 5

I also play tunes from Madeon featuring Passion Pit, new singles from Great Good Fine OK, Penguin Prison, new feature on Flor, Sameblod, That’s Nice featuring vocals from Miami Horror lead singer Josh Moriarty, Coleman Hell, TC4, debut song from Boo Seeka and new new from Remi Miles.

If you don’t want to hear me talk and just want the songs we played on the podcast, stream and download below.

Exclusive: Q&A Interview with Thurz

April 8th, 2014 by | Before Bigs Exclusive, Hip-Hop/Rap |

Last Friday I attended Red Bull Sound Select’s pop-up show for Chuck Inglish‘s record release party for his latest album, Convertibles. It was a great show (read my review here), and I was afforded the opportunity to interview rising LA hip-hop act Thurz before the show as he was opening for Chuck Inglish. Here’s most of what I (@ImZachSE) talked about with Thurz (@Thurzday) before the show.

Exclusive: Greg Monte – Stripes and Stars (One Love Remix)

June 29th, 2012 by | Before Bigs Exclusive, Electro, House, Remix |

Greg Monte‘s debut EP, Stripes and Stars is “…the perfect anthem to add to your summer play list as you pay tribute to the flag and party the fourth of July away.” The EP, dropping Saturday June 30, will have remixes by One Love (of Kinetics & One Love), Sam Lassner, and Brian MacLeod.

We got the exclusive premier on the One Love remix to “Stripes and Stars” and it’s a must-listen electro house BANGER! Stream and DOWNLOAD.

Read a Q&A interview I did with Greg Monte and Tim Sommers (One Love) below. (more…)

Who is The Verbal Surgeon? *exclusive Q&A + new song!

April 19th, 2012 by | Before Bigs Exclusive, Hip-Hop/Rap |

The Verbal Surgeon is coming out of Western Massachusetts and brings us the old school feel that we really dig. He started writing music when he was just 15 years old, writing everything on his Sidekick ID. He currently resides in Rochester, New York, working on two projects; one will be solo project that will drop this Spring/Summer, and the other will be with his dude Tugboat. Here’s “What’s Love”.

Check out my Q&A with him below, guaranteed you’ll love his flow. (more…)

Exclusive: Interview with Electric Drip – #MusicFutureNow

April 19th, 2012 by | Before Bigs Exclusive, Electronic Dance Music |

Here’s our latest interview with up-and-coming DJ/producer duo Electric Drip. These guys are probably the nicest dudes in the EDM movement and are going to be mainstream DJs touring the globe before you can say, “SpottieOttieDopaliscious“.

Watch the interview above and here’s all the necessary links you need to click to stay on top of Electric Drip.




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EXCLUSIVE: Interview with DWNTWN + DWNTWN remix

April 4th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Electro, Electropop, Remix |

A few weeks ago, I did a phone interview with Jamie and Robert of electornic/dance/pop duo DWNTWN, an up-and-coming Los Angeles band that will be mainstream before you can say “Spottieottiedopalicious”.

Find out how they became DWNTWN, their night at the gay club in Utah and the unique word they use to describe their music! Read the interview below.

Exclusive: Video Interview with Shwayze & Cisco

November 26th, 2011 by | Before Bigs Exclusive, Concert/Festival Review, Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop, Reviews |

Hey guys, I know it’s been a while but I have a treat for you here. 10 days ago, Shwayze & Cisco rolled through my hometown of Fort Collins, CO. The whole family over at BananaBeat Records was super chill, and gave me an hour or so to come kick it and ask them a few questions. We even test drove a new game they showed me, ‘Bust-a-Rhyme’ (shown in video).

Click for video:
Shwayze & Cisco Interview with TheMisterMistress

The show was incredible. With support from G-Eazy, ModSun, & Cobraconda it would have been tough not to enjoy this show. Whether you’ve been sipping a corona & lime to Buzzin’ for years or Island in the Sun is your first tango, this show was for you. Shwayze & Cisco played a perfect blend of old and new material. Some songs with the both of them on the mic, some with Cisco on guitar, and some even with the treat of Goodfeather blowing horns in the back.

There was no better way to spend a Wednesday night. Much love to the family over at BananaBeat Records.

Til our next affair,

Hoodie Allen – Leap Year (mixtape)

July 26th, 2011 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Alternative/Indie, Hip-Hop/Rap |

We all know and love Hoodie Allen and have really been looking forward to the release of his much anticipated project, Leap Year. Well it’s finally here for all of you to enjoy. All the tracks are awesome and Hoodie is really carving himself into a great rapper. Check out what he has to say about it below:

I began writing Leap Year when I decided to leave my job at Google and follow my passion. The thirteen track album is a look into my world and what it means to step out of my comfort zone. I wanted Leap Year to mirror my life and experiences–it’s fun, crazy, sarcastic, and introspective– its me growing up on record.”

He continues by showing love for the blogs who have supported him from the beginning by saying:

I want to quickly emphasize how important having the support of Before The Bigs has meant to me. It almost goes without saying because we’ve developed real friendships from this shit but it means a lot! Any attention I have ever received has been because of the blogs that support me and spread my music all over the world. It’s because of your support that I’ve been able to be this person and that’s why to this day I won’t ever stop personally emailing you all my new projects.

Listen to the album below and download it if you like what you hear which I am sure you will. Enjoy!

Download: Hoodie Allen – “Leap Year” (Entire Album)

For all those who still may not know Hoodie Allen all that well, check out the exclusive video interview we did with him back in October:

Vokab Kompany – Quit Sleep (exclusive album preview) + interview

April 21st, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Dance, Hip-Hop/Rap |

I personally first heard Vokab Kopmany back in the fall of 2010 when I saw them rock the crowd in the last 10 minutes of their set before Hoodie Allen came on stage. I really got drawn into the alternative hip-hop band feel to them with electronica influences as well. I have since become solid fan’s their genre-blending sound.

Recently they hit us up with their upcoming album, Quit Sleep, which drops tomorrow. Here’s 2 of my favorites off it and read more to see a Q&A interview I did with Robbie of Vokab Kompany.
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Gangsterer Than Me by Signal Path


Exclusive Interview with Hoodie Allen

November 16th, 2010 by | Before Bigs Exclusive |

It’s finally here! Our exclusive interview with up-and-coming rapper Hoodie Allen. Here we chatted with him for a few minutes before his show at The Roxy in Los Angeles back on October 1st.

He is a real chill dude and very talented. Stream/download his latest mixtape, Pep Rally, it’s straight hits! We see big things for Hoodie in 2011.

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