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Review: Make Musica Pasadena *Best FREE festival

June 26th, 2012 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive |

A week and a half ago I went to Make Music Pasadena, a free music festival featuring the likes of Grouplove, Milo Greene, Electric Guest, The Steelwells and many more. Read my review below. (more…)

Foster the People & Grouplove remixes galore!

September 22nd, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Pop, Remix, Rock |

So I got 5 remixes for you, two are for Grouplove‘s suddenly popular “Colours”, which has gotten mainstream radio play and seems to be heading for the popularity “Pumped Up Kicks” has been garnering ever since it was released in January 2010. Here’s two catchy fun covers to “Colours”, one from Xaphoon Jones of Chiddy Bang and the other from Foster the People.
Colours (Xaphoon Jones MEGA EDIT)   DOWNLOAD

Grouplove – Colours (Foster the People Remix) DOWNLOAD

Next we got to three remixes to “Pumped Up Kicks”. The first is from indie buzzband Tic Tic Boom!, who I recently had the opportunity to meet. They are quite talented, will become really popular after showcases at CMJ and SXSW and have an EP slated for early 2012 release in between those two showcases. This remix reminds me of RAC remixes, minimalistic indie-type remix which takes the song in a different direction.
Pumped Up Kicks (Tic Tic Boom! Remix)       DOWNLOAD

Not sure if Foster the People remixed “Colours” first or if Grouplove remixed “Pumped Up Kicks” first but I think it’s awesome they basically swapped songs to remix. Grouplove gets Captain Cuts on board in this “Pumped Up Kicks” remix turning it into a real chill dance remix. Once again, taking it in a completely different direction, making this version of “Pumped Up Kicks” accessible to dance to.
Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks (Captain Cuts & Grouplove Remix)       DOWNLOAD

Lastly alternative hip-hop/rock/funk band T.I.M.E., which we featured in our March edition of Soundcloud’s Best, recently hit us up with their music video cover/remix to “Pumped Up Kicks”. It’s chill but you can clearly hear the bands sound throughout their version of “Pumped Up Kicks”, which hardly sounds like a cover and more like an original from T.I.M.E.
Pumped Up Kicks (Cover) by T.I.M.E.     DOWNLOAD

Click more to watch the official music video to T.I.M.E.’s cover of “Pumped Up Kicks”. (more…)

Hidden Gem: GROUPLOVE *rock

July 3rd, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Hidden Gem, Rock |

Ever since Xaphoon Jones decided to remix “Colours” by GROUPLOVE, the group’s exposure has grown a lot. I was a fan since Fall 2010 but hadn’t heard anything that really stuck with me. However here’s a couple awesome indie rock songs from GROUPLOVE that I think you will enjoy if you are into rock and chill indie/alternative music.
GROUPLOVE – Naked Kids
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Grouplove – “Colours” (Xaphoon Jones Remix)

June 11th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Remix |

Super producer Xaphoon Jones can make any great song better with his tremendous remixing skills. So it is no surprise that he once again delivers another great remix to Grouplove’s “Colours” and with style. Enjoy!

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