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Review: Kisses, YACHT and Poolside at the Santa Monica Pier

April 10th, 2013 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review, Dance, Disco, Electropop, synthpop |

8d334d2899a111e2948222000a1f9307 7 600x600 Review: Kisses, YACHT and Poolside at the Santa Monica PierWhile I didn’t catch the entirety of the three acts I saw perform at the Santa Monica Pier for All Hands on Deck, I thoroughly enjoyed this show as it was outdoors with the Pacific Ocean in the backdrop and I got to take an awesome chick to enjoy these upcoming acts with myself. Anyways here’s my review of KissesYACHT and Poolside at All Bands On Deck.

Review: Culture Collide 2012 Festival Block Party

October 15th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Concert/Festival Review, Dance, Disco, Electropop, Pop, Rock, synthpop |

Culture Collide balloon 600x400 Review: Culture Collide 2012 Festival Block PartyLast Sunday on October 7, I attended the last day of Filter Magazine’s Culture Collide 2012 Festival. I saw many acts which included: Icona PopColorfeelsClass Actress, The Royal Teeth, Niki & The Dove, Poolside, The Moog and Of Montreal. Read my full review of these acts below and shout out to Filter Magazine for giving me press access and distributing most of the pictures you see below. (more…)

More in-depth review: Pacific Festival 2012

September 12th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Concert/Festival Review, Daily Mix, Dance, Disco, Electro, Electronic Dance Music, Electronic Rock, Electropop, House, Music Video, Pop, Remix, Rock, synthpop |

562043 417068355006953 271753665 n 600x222 More in depth review: Pacific Festival 2012A couple Sunday’s ago, I attended Pacific Festival 2012: The Dunes, featuring Mayer HawthornePoolsideBag RaidersCapital Cities and much much more vibe out at the Newport Beach Marina. This was my 2nd time attending Pacific Festival and this year they toned it down on worldwide acts (last year Snoop Dogg, Cut Copy, Steve Aoki and Calvin Harris were some notable favorites) but they moved the location away from an isolated area (from Oak Canyon Ranch to Newport Beach) and really created this unique festival vibe on a beach.

While E-Wish’s review was straight to the point, it only covered half the acts we saw and is very simple.  Read my full review below.

Review: Pacific Festival 2012: The Dunes

September 9th, 2012 by | Before Bigs Exclusive, Concert/Festival Review |

photo 4 600x450 Review: Pacific Festival 2012: The Dunes

Last Sunday, we had the luxury of attending the Pacific Festival at Newport Dunes. This event was very spread out on a beautiful resort with four different stages and a great beach vibe. It was the first year in this part of Newport Beach but certainly not the last. On top of it all, it was an extremely beautiful day. Perfect for an end of the summer fiesta!

The Pacific Festival had a much different atmosphere than your typical music festival (no drug use, somewhat conservative, kind of quiet, reserved etc.). Regardless, it was truly a great experience.

My favorite acts of the day were definitely Capital Cities, Mayer Hawthorne, Wildcat! Wildcat!, Steed Lord, American Royalty and Poolside many more. Take a listen to the best song of each performer’s set. Enjoy!

Capital Cities – “Safe and Sound”:

Mayer Hawthorne – “Held The Hand”:

Wildcat! Wildcat! – “Mr. Quiche”:

SteedLord – “Bed of Needles”: 

American Royalty – “Matchstick”:

Poolside – “Take Me Home:”

Pacific Festival: The Dunes 2012 preview + official festival mix

August 21st, 2012 by | Before Bigs Exclusive, Daily Mix, Guest Mix |

Pacific Festival The Dunes Sept 2 2012 385x600 Pacific Festival: The Dunes 2012 preview + official festival mixSouthern California’s Pacific Festival: The Dunes 2012 is quickly approaching and I thought I would provide some details into one of the most underrated festivals in California. Not only is there a great variety of music from retro soul crooner Mayer Hawthorne to daytime disco duo Poolside to probably the best electro-dance pop/rock band ever, Capital Cities, this is a festival you don’t want to miss on Sunday September 2! This festival will be set against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean at The Dunes in Newport Beach with DJ sets from plenty of up-and-comers you need to see live including Bag Raiders, Goldroom andMiami Horror to name a few.

The best way for me to express my excitement for Pacific Festival (which we reviewed last year), is to once again provide the “unofficial” Pacific Festival 2012 mixtape, which features 15 of my favorite songs from the acts performing at this year’s festival. Stream the 15-track mix below as well as the official “Pacific Festival: The Dunes 2012″ mix. Purchase tickets here and visit for more info on this must-see event that added the people behind Identity Festival to make this year’s festival even more of a rager! (more…)

2 New Poolside Tracks!

July 26th, 2012 by | Disco, Electronic Dance Music |

 2 New Poolside Tracks!

Today Scion A/V released Poolside‘s newest track “Only Everything” in addition to another track of theirs called “Take A Chance”. Both tracks provide the perfect daytime-disco vibe for any outdoor occasion. They are relaxing tracks with great melodies. Check them out below. Enjoy!

“Only Everything” (Download)

“Take A Chance” (Download)

Stream+Buy: Poolside – Pacific Standard Time

July 7th, 2012 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Daily Mix, Disco |

Poolside 600x600 Stream+Buy: Poolside   Pacific Standard TimeI think I’m in love with the music Poolside makes. It’s impossible not to like as it puts you in such a relaxed care-free vibe. I’m so happy the daytime disco duo decided to stream their whole album on KCRW. Now you can stream it below too, enjoy!

If you like what you hear, make sure to support Poolside by buying Pacific Standard Time.

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Poolside – Why You Wanna *Daytime disco

June 29th, 2012 by | Disco |

Poolside 600x600 Poolside   Why You Wanna *Daytime discoWe got another daytime disco track from Poolside, “Why You Wanna” off their upcoming album, Pacific Standard Time out July 9. Poolside is putting out the best daytime disco with Tropicool‘s mixes being 2nd.

Stream “Why You Wanna” below and keep an eye out for Pacific Standard Time and for Poolside to drop more tracks from the upcoming album.

Previous: Poolside – Slow Down

Video+mp3: Poolside – Slow Down *daytime disco

June 19th, 2012 by | Disco, Music Video |

artworks 000025055192 ix05lq crop Video+mp3: Poolside   Slow Down *daytime discoHere’s some chilled out daytime disco to start your day from my favorite disco music makers of my generation, Poolside. Finally these dudes are getting the attention they deserve with features on local radio, Pigeons & Planes and Pitchfork to name a few.

Stream and download “Slow Down”.

Watch the video below. (more…)

Poolside – Harvest Moon (Neil Young cover) *Daytime Disco

September 28th, 2011 by | Disco |

artworks 000010196371 tz9smr original 600x600 Poolside   Harvest Moon (Neil Young cover) *Daytime DiscoSome daytime disco from Poolside. Here’s what they said about the song on soundcloud:

We felt like we needed to give people some new music they could listen to while we are finishing up our album. We thought a cover would be a good idea and since we both love “Harvest Moon” we decided to give it a try. It’s super intimidating to cover Neil Young so we tried to make it a lot different, just so we didn’t have to “compete” with the master….

This song is super relaxing!

Poolside – Harvest Moon

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