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Kenton Dunson – Top Of The World (Passion Pit sample)

August 16th, 2011 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, R&B |

As most of you know, whenever you talk to me and mention Passion Pit, one of the first things I usually say is “I love Passion Pit!”. So whenever I hear a sample or remix of Passion Pit, I usually jump on the song and enjoy it. Kenton Dunson took a dope Passion Pit song to make “Top Of The World”. After making a real quality mixtape/album with Creative Destruction 2, his first song since then is real chill with a dope sample. Well done Kenton, only big things lie ahead for the hip-hop/R&B artist.
Top of the World Ft. Passion Pit by Kenton Dunson

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Hidden Gem: Kenton Dunson (mixtape + new remix)

July 20th, 2011 by | Hidden Gem, Hip-Hop/Rap, R&B |

Kenton Dunson recently released Creative Destruction 2. Here’s what Kenton had to say about it.

Creative Destruction 2 is about more than Kenton Dunson. It’s about life, ambition, heartbreak and most importantly, passion. When I came up with the Creative Destruction concept for the first album, I didn’t think it would turn into a series. But as a developing artist in a saturated music environment, I know it’s important to display what you have as soon as it’s ready. This time around, the termCreative Destruction meant replacing my old creative approach as an artist to build more tangible songs that touched a wider base of listeners while remaining original. I believe I struck a solid balance with Creative Destruction 2. I kept the album short and relevant, there’s no fluff on this project. It’s all self-produced and I was able to include two great features to round out the album. This is my best work to date and the momentum is amazing.

I think the mixtape is a quality project with top notch production and smooth performances from Kenton Dunson. My 4 favorites include “Face Off”, “Firestarter” (which KD is in LA shooting a video for), “Turn It Loose” and “Rolling Stone”.

Listen and DOWNLOAD Creative Destruction 2 below.

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Soundcloud’s Best: June *Leann Grimes, Hollidayrain, Burnout, Silver Medallion, Abandoned Pools

July 1st, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Dance, Mashup, Pop, Remix, Rock, Soundcloud's Best |

It’s July, which means were about half-way through 2011. It’s been a great year so far, but I cannot wait for more great new music. Here’s our five best soundcloud submissions of June:

First we go with Leann Grimes with “Private Baller (Buffet). I just love how all these instrumentals are utilized and are mixed so well by Grimes. If you like this song, check out our last post on Leann Grimes. Find more on Soundcloud.
Private Baller (Buffet)
Next comes a hip-pop song from Hollidayrain featuring Kenton Dunson. “Up” is basically like the song title, an upbeat dance hip-hop/pop track that’s real catchy.
Up (ft. Kenton Dunson) by Hollidayrain
Next comes a bangin’ electro/house mashup from DJ Burnout. He sent me several tracks and out of all of them, “Last Cinema Bass Levels” turned out to be my favorite. Forgot to mention this is a Before the Bigs exclusive, so let us know if you like it and want more from him. Also check out more DJ Burnout on soundcloud.
DJ Burnout – Last Cinema Bass Levels (mashup)
Next comes Silver Medallion with a solid electro-pop track, “Lost Ones”. It’s not my favorite track from him, but still enjoyable, wish there was a little rap on it though. Find more Silver Medallion on soundcloud.
Lost Ones
Lastly comes a chill pop/rock song that starts off a bit slow but then picks up a little bit more as the song moves along. It’s a solid song but I have a feeling they have potential for better songs. Download “In Silence”.
Abandoned Pools – In Silence

Soundcloud’s Best: May *Miraculous & The Geneus, Stevie Grant, Chase Supreme, Kenton Dunson, Bad King

May 31st, 2011 by | Before Bigs Exclusive, Soundcloud's Best |

Our best Soundcloud submissions of May with the exception of 1 song that we missed on that came out in April that we just jumped on. Anyways, guaranteed to like at least 1 of these artists, let me know which you like the most.

I’m super excited to have received this dope submission from a duo from my school!

Duo Gene Feliz and Bradford Hester (from the Bronx, NY attending Syracuse university class of 2013) are releasing a mixtape called “ultraviolet” in late August mainly consisting of hype electro-hop type tracks. We’ll be releasing one single on the first of each month up to August 1st. The first single is called “Break It Down”.

Follow Miraculous & The Geneus on twitter.
Miraculous & The Geneus – Break It Down
Not exactly a submission but we featured Stevie Grant back in our first Soundcloud’s best list. Recently he dropped “When You See Me”, which is a nice step up from “Fly” which sampled Rihanna and didn’t feature exactly the greatest rapping but showed some potential with how catchy the beat is. In “When You See Me”, the production is quality and the rapping is improved. Follow on: facebook
Stevie Grant – When You See Me
Chase Supreme‘s “Falling In Lust” shows how the rappers lyrics just flow out of him, this is an alternative almost emo-type hip-hop song with a chill dark vibe. However it’s all these elements that make this song fairly cool and worth checking out. Follow on: facebook / twitter
Chase Supreme – Falling In Lust
Next comes an artist I have been following since early May. However it wasn’t until “Rolling Stone” that I became a fan of Kenton Dunson, who has this solid chill hip-hop vibe. The production on this track is what put it over the edge for me in enjoying this song. I think Kenton’s got potential and I look forward to more from the hip-hop/R&B artist. Follow on: facebook / twitter
Rolling Stone Feat. Garrett Anderson
Lastly let’s get this rock party started with “Roll Me Over” by Bad King. The song is considered sounding like “sex-rock” and I say why not, this song is fun. Big potential from these Finnish rockers! Follow on: facebook / twitter
Bad King – Roll Me Over

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