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Before the Bigs Podcast Episode 3 with

January 29th, 2015 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Before the Bigs Radio, Concert/Festival Review, Dance, Electro, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Remix, synthpop |

Episode 3 of the Before the Bigs Podcast Episode 3 is out and this time I got my man Brandon from and Blind Date LA on the show as we discuss the final Blind Date LA show which featured Buffalo indie pop band Royal Tongues, indie rockers Brown Shoe, new indie alternative pop band Saturn City, and psychedelic electronic alternative duo Waterbed (formerly MVSCLES). We also play and discuss new releases from Body LanguageLennoClient LiaisonPHONY PPLWallaFreedom Fry and Toro Y Moi. Also new album releases from Houndmouth and Milo Greene.

Stream and/or Download Podcast below:

Before the Bigs Podcast ep3

If you don’t want to hear me talk about the songs we play on the show, stream the songs played on episode 3 below and stream the Before the Bigs Podcast Playlist on Spotify which features a majority of the songs played on the podcast!

Best You’ve Never Heard 5 *exclusive seasonal playlist!

December 28th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Daily Mix, Dance, Dubstep, Electro, Electronic Dance Music, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Hip-Hop/Rap, House, Pop, R&B, Remix, Rock, synthpop |

We are proud to present our 5th edition of Best You’ve Never Heard, which features 18 songs from up-and-coming artists in a variety of genres that we love. We set stricter guidelines this time in choosing emerging musical talents, only selecting artists who, as of December 28 2011, have less than 5,000 facebook fans. We also made sure to select artists that very little to none of our friends liked and knew about, to further strengthen the idea that these 18 tracks are the Best You’ve Never Heard.

Without further ado, DOWNLOAD Best You’ve Never Heard 5 (Alternate DOWNLOAD). Stream the 18 track playlist/mix below.

Click more for the full tracklisting, including links to previous features on the artists featured on Best You’ve Never Heard 5. Shout out to Hunter Reece for the cover art!
(more…) presents: Best You Never Heard 4 – Summer Dreamin’

September 27th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Daily Mix, Dance, Disco, Dubstep, Electro, Electropop, Hip-Hop/Rap, House, Mashup, Pop, R&B, Rock |

We are proud to present “Best You Never Heard 4: Summer Dreamin'”, which features 22 tracks from the best up-and-coming artists that many of you might not have heard of. After three successful Best You Never Heard mixtape’s, we decided to continue displaying versatility in the type of songs selected for this mixtape series, with a little bit of everything to fill your ears.

Some guidelines we stuck by included choosing artists that, as of today, have less than 10,000 fans on facebook or twitter. We are proud to say many of the songs below cannot be defined by a single genre. The songs below we believe stand out from the other up-and-coming artists out there and display a unique sound that shows their true potential.

Below is the 22-track playlist to listen to and links to download Best You Never Heard 4.

Download: Best You Never Heard 4 – Summer Dreamin’ on HULKSHARE or MEDIAFIRE.

Download: Best You Never Heard 4 – Summer Dreamin’ on HULKSHARE or MEDIAFIRE.


1. Tyson – Fight
2. Weapons of Audio – Night Light
3. Bit Funk – Rap Music
4. Too Much Young – Find The One
5. Skrillex – Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites (Brownjoe Remix)
6. Alli Davis – I Like 2 Play In L.A. (ft. Hot Rod)
7. DJ Bahler – Let Go (Parisian Nightsuit)
8. Jhameel – How Many Lovers
9. Caught A Ghost – Sleeping At Night
10. ANR – Big Problem
11. VanGuard – Morning Light
12. iPhonic – The Afterparty
13. Air Dubai – Soul & Body
14. Guy Harrison – Had It All ft. Hi-Rez
15. Boaz – Do It For Ya
16. Crush Effect – Burn It Down ft. Vokab Kompany
17. Sex Ray Vision – My (Other) Beach House
18. James Egbert – Isle Of Capri (Original Mix)
19. Maka & Waeck ft. Farisha – Breathe (Vexare Remix)
20. Steven Frumess – Summer Gain ft. Danny Badio
21. August Coupe & The Interns – Driving 90
22. Anthem – A Boy’s Dream


Guest Mixes by Dave and Carter of Aer

August 5th, 2011 by | Before Bigs Exclusive, Guest Mix, Hip-Hop/Rap |

If you’re a frequent Before the Bigs reader, you’ve heard a lot of awesome music coming from up-and-coming hip-hop duo Aer. Their laid-back style is reminiscent of bands like Sublime and Pepper, and they’ve been making some major moves around the blogosphere in the past couple of months. If you haven’t given these guys a chance, check out our posts about their music here.

Right in time for the weekend, Aer, consisting of Dave (pictured left) and Carter (pictured right), gave us a sneak peak into their itunes by each creating chilled-out playlists in honor of the end of summer. Each playlist gives a look into these guys’ influences and what has brought them to create their own mellow style. The playlists are pretty different, but each one is perfect for posting up by a pool, grilling, and enjoying the last few weeks of summer. Check out the playlists after the jump:


Study Playlist by 24KT KidLivin [Part 1]

December 5th, 2010 by | 24KT KidLivin, Dance, Hip-Hop/Rap |

Our boys at 24KT KidLivin sent us these awesome playlists for students to listen to while studying for stressful finals.

“As finals approach, Tim and I have decided to put together all the songs that help us get through the long days spent in the library in hopes that they will also help some of you. Because we each like to study to different music (and we know all of you do too), we have made two separate playlists for you to chose from. Each lasting over four hours, we have designed the order of the tracks to keep your spirits high during a time of such desperation. We know that burying your head in a book, or inflicting carpal tunnel upon your fingers doesn’t quite match the fun of an all night dance party, but at least you’ll have the tunage to keep your head in the game. Let us know what you think of them as we hope that they will be useful in your quest for A’s. And when the smelly kid sitting next to you with the cracked out eyes comes back from his 9th cigarette in two hours, refer him to one of these playlists and maybe he’ll repay you for saving his life one day.”

Part 1 by Jason:

  • Santogold — I’m A Lady ft. Amanda Blank (Diplo Mix)
  • DJ Okawari — The Hero
  • Pretty Lights — Maybe Tomorrow
  • Discovery — Swing Tree
  • Bon Iver — Skinny Love (Das Kapital Remix)
  • Groove Armada — At the River
  • Dirty Gold — California Sunrise
  • Ferraby Lionheart — Harry And Bess
  • Homeboi — Shrimps
  • Bag Raiders — Shooting Stars
  • Desmond & The Tutus — Kiss You On The Cheek
  • Matt and Kim — Good for Great
  • Lou Reed — Walk on the Wild Side
  • Steve Miller Band — Fly Like An Eagle
  • Keller Williams — Best Feeling ft. The String Cheese Incident
  • Boombox — Shakedown Street (Grateful Dead Cover)
  • Papadosio — Advocate of Change
  • Bedouin Soundclash — Brutal Hearts ft. Coeur de Pirate
  • Lykke Li — I’m Good, I’m Gone
  • The Crash — Big Ass Love
  • Blue Foundation — Eyes On Fire (Zeds Dead Remix)
  • Shorterz & Enigma ft. Little Palm — Rag Doll
  • DJ Fresh Vs. Sigma — Lassitude (Jakwob Remix)
  • MOD SUN — Feelin’ Alright
  • Common ft. John Mayer & Kanye West — Go
  • Phoenix — If I Ever Feel Better
  • Of Oceans –  In Love, Not Limbo
  • Two Door Cinema Club — Something Good Can Work (The Twelves Remix)
  • New Order – Age Of Consent
  • Röyksopp — Happy Up Here
  • Ronald Jenkees — Canon in D Remix
  • DJ Okawari — Bluebird Story (feat. Jumelles)
  • DJ Okawari –Tayutau
  • DJ Okawari — Luv Letter
  • Conner Youngblood — Monsters
  • Little Boots — Stuck on You (Fake Blood Remix)
  • Max Ulis — I don’t like you
  • Matthew Wilder — Break My Stride
  • Stephen Marley — Iron Bars
  • S.O.J.A. – You Don’t Know Me
  • Easy Star All Star – Easy Stars Lonely Hearts Dub Band (Beatles Cover)
  • Rebelution – Suffering remix ft. Jacob Hemphill
  • Emancipator — First Snow
  • jj – My Way
  • Handsome Boy Modeling School — Metaphysical ft. Miho Hatori
  • Zion I — Coastin’ ft. K. Flay
  • Peter, Bjorn & John — Young Folks
  • Labyrinth Ear — Navy Light
  • Pretty Lights– Aimin’ At Your Head
  • Pretty Lights — Understand Me Now
  • Pretty Lights — Who Loves Me
  • Sneaker Pimps — Six Underground
  • Zero 7 — In The Waiting Line
  • Sneaker Pimps — Sick
  • Marvin Gaye – Trouble Man
  • Handsome Boy Modeling School – The Truth
  • Mo’ Horizons – Yes Baby Yes
  • Telepopmusik – Just Breath
  • Feist – I Feel It All (Diplo Remix)
  • Blu Mar Ten – Nobody Here (Kastle Remix)
  • Little Boots – New In Town (Fred Falke Remix)
  • Late Night Alumni – You Can Be The One (Sultan & Ned Shepard Remix)
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    [Part 2] by Tim will be posted tomorrow night so keep a look out for that. In the meantime enjoy these tracks!

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