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Soundcloud’s Best: May ’12 *Jakato, Elevation, Legal Divide, Miele Isa

May 31st, 2012 by | Ambient, Dance, Disco, Drum & Bass, Electro, Pop, Rock, Soundcloud's Best |

 Soundclouds Best: May 12 *Jakato, Elevation, Legal Divide, Miele IsaOur soundcloud submissions this month consisted of mostly EDM, some really bad rap and some miscellaneous crap I’d rather not attempt to categorize. Below are the four best soundcloud submissions we got this month. (more…)

Soundcloud’s Best: April *Adam Abbot & 12 Planet, Pevin Kinel, Tunji and Adrian Lau

May 1st, 2012 by | Before Bigs Exclusive, Dubstep, Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop, Soundcloud's Best |

 Soundclouds Best: April *Adam Abbot & 12 Planet, Pevin Kinel, Tunji and Adrian LauReal busy week so I didn’t have a ton of time to explore all our soundcloud submissions of April but from what I did hear, these were my four favorites: (more…)

Soundcloud’s Best: March *Heights NS, Johnny Astro, Twin Falcons, Tyson Willert

April 1st, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Dance, Electropop, Hip-Hop/Rap, House, Pop, Soundcloud's Best |

 Soundclouds Best: March *Heights NS, Johnny Astro, Twin Falcons, Tyson WillertHere’s 4 of the best song submissions from relatively unknown acts that more people need to know about including Heights NS, Johnny Astro, Twin Falcons and Tyson Willert. (more…)

Soundcloud’s Best: February *Sound Avatar, Mac Sharks, Kat Krazy, Jef-n-Tim

February 29th, 2012 by | Dance, Drum & Bass, Dubstep, Electro, House, Remix, Soundcloud's Best |

soundcloud Soundclouds Best: February *Sound Avatar, Mac Sharks, Kat Krazy, Jef n TimSo we got four banging electronic songs that we believe were our best soundcloud song submissions of February. If you think you got tracks better than this, please share to our soundcloud dropbox. Check out all our best soundcloud submissions here.

First we got a three song set from Sound Avatar, whose cutting edge music production, creativity and innovation is ready to be showcased in his first full length EP. This EP ranges from Dubstep to Moombahcore, mixing dj experience, diverse drum patterns and heavy bass drops into one monstrous package.

Next comes Mac Sharks whose progressive house sound keeps us paying attention to his improvements as a DJ. This time he does a banging remix to Beyonce‘s “End of Time” so at least there’s excellent vocals to go along with the house style of Sharks.

Here’s another remix, this time from Kat Krazy to a Foster the People song. No it’s not a remix to “Pumped Up Kicks” but it’s to FTP’s next single “Don’t Stop”. This has Columbia and Sony Records behind it so you know Kat Krazy‘s has the support to become a huge DJ act. Keep an eye on this artist as they really change up the original FTP song adding some nice complexions in the electronic synths.

Lastly we got Jef-n-Tim with a track called “Woopie”. This has an electro-house sound, nice progressions to it and overall tells me the Jef-n-Tim duo have some potential.

Vote on your favorite track below!

Soundcloud’s Best: December *VVS1, BAKER, Damien J. Carter, Brother K, DJ Onlii1

January 5th, 2012 by | Soundcloud's Best |

soundcloud logo Soundclouds Best: December *VVS1, BAKER, Damien J. Carter, Brother K, DJ Onlii1A little late on this but I couldn’t forget to provide a shout out to our best soundcloud submissions of December 2011. Once again, I’m digging that we are getting submissions from all sorts of musicians and encourage all musicians out there to send us your music.

VVS1 is an all original dubstep-hip/hop collaborative consisting of emcees Soupa and Dean Swift, singer Renzo, and producer/DJ Mike Irish. The group immediately sets an impressive tone with their first official release, “Pearl Harbor”, as they aim to pioneer a sound for the imminent fusion of the two genres of dubstep and hip-hop. The balance of crisp orchestration, fast-paced lyrical delivery and filthy drops provide a first look into the upcoming sounds of this genre-fusing group as they get ready for the release of their first EP in early February. Skys the limit with this group in terms of potential.
Pearl Harbor by VVS1

BAKER is an upcoming, unsigned pop/electronica musician in NYC. Already creating a heavy buzz with his high energy live shows, BAKER is coming up quick in the NYC pop scene. With collaborations with music industry heavy weights such as Kylie Minogue and J.Lo producers Cutfather and Damon Shape, BAKER is sure to garner attention from a large audience. Here’s my favorite BAKER track, “Convince Me” (DOWNLOAD).

Next comes another bootleg/mashup kind of song from DJ OnLii1. It mixes Daft Punk with Felguk and is called “Bassive Technologic”. Look out for some exclusive stuff between OnLii1 and BtB!
Bassive Technologic (DJ Onlii1 MashBass-up!)- Daft Punk vs Felguk

Brother K is an NYC-based garage/punk/blues outfit. Their songs draw on their experiences over the past five years: friends departing to the hereafter, others arriving out of the blue, out-of-control interior monologues. They also write songs about tiger moms – hence, the title track of their new EP, Claws and Stripes Forever.
Claws and Stripes Forever by Brother K

Which song did you like the most? Click more to vote and comment on your favorites. (more…)

Cypher Clique – “The Message” *Old School Rap Feel

December 6th, 2011 by | Hip-Hop/Rap |

Cypher Clique Cypher Clique   The Message *Old School Rap Feel
Are you like me and been craving hip-hop with an old school feel? If so, then this track is for you.  Cypher Clique uploaded “The Message” on Soundcloud a week ago and when I came across it, I was very impressed. It’s a slow hip-hop song but a good one. Reminds me of the old mixing with the new. kick back, relax and enjoy the track!

Watch the music video to “The Message” below. (more…)

Soundcloud’s best: August *Zach Majors, Zoo Legacy, DJ Invisiboy, Stigmah, DJ i6

August 31st, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Dance, Hip-Hop/Rap, Mashup, Pop, R&B, Remix, Rock, Soundcloud's Best |

 Soundclouds best: August *Zach Majors, Zoo Legacy, DJ Invisiboy, Stigmah, DJ i6Welcome to the August 2011 edition of Soundcloud’s Best, a monthly feature spotlighting the top 5 song submissions we received on our soundcloud.

First is a track that came out only an hour ago from Quincy Kwalae, Billy Van and Zach Majors. This track is remix/mashup collab with producer’s Billy Van and Quincy Kwalae and vocalist Zach Majors. They took the lyrics from Chris Brown’s “She Aint You” and Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature” and put them over an original electro-pop-dub beat. Watch the video shows in studio action.
She Aint Human (Quincy Kwalae, Billy Van, & Zach Majors)
Zoo Legacy is an up and coming indie rock and chill-hop band based out of Ottawa, Canada. Their fans have described Zoo Legacy’s sound as sort of like Kid Kudi meets N.E.R.D meets The xx.
Zoo LegacyHow Much Love 
Next comes mashup artist DJ Invisiboy with “Drop with the DJ” a mashup tribute to these artists: The Knocks, one of my favorite 90′s 1-hit wonder, Tag Team, and Jesse Marco. Invisiboy continues to impress with his upbeat fun party mashups.
Drop with the DJ (The Knocks, Tag Team, Jesse Marco) by DJ Invisiboy
Stigmah is a rapper/producer from Atlanta. The song is called “King Of Arcades” and it samples a punk rock song by Lupe Fiasco‘s neo-punk side project, Japanese Cartoon. This probably won’t be the last you hear from Stigmah on BtB as he uses interesting non-hip hop samples in his material from what I have heard so far.
Stigmah – King of Arcades
Saving the best for last comes DJ i6, who created a banging party mashup with “Tonight”. This is the first single for DJ i6 off his upcoming mashup album, “Structure and Flow”, his third mashup project, which will be released September 6. One of the best party mashups I have heard in recent memory.
Tonight by DJ i6

Soundcloud’s best: July *Bassanova & Moradzo, Chaz Kangas, Easy Does It and more!

August 1st, 2011 by | Before Bigs Exclusive, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Dance, Hip-Hop/Rap, House, Mashup, Soundcloud's Best |

 Soundclouds best: July *Bassanova & Moradzo, Chaz Kangas, Easy Does It and more!Here’s our best submissions from the month of July. Once again we are so happy to get even more diversity in sound and we wanted to give you some of that diverse sound from dance/electronic to hip-hop/rap, here’s our five best soundcloud submissions from the month of July.

Chill-hop/hip-pop music group Easy Does It has a relaxing sound. These guys got serious talent and don’t be surprised to hear more of their music on here. Follow Easy Does It: facebook
Feelin’ Like Ooh by Easy Does It

I generally hate posting music that you guys can’t download for free but this song is a hit! Might not be a smash hit in USA but it should be a hit in Holland, where the producers of the song are from and in Jamaica, where the lead vocalist is from. Get down to some electro-reggae with “Like A Star“! Follow Bassanova & Moradzo: facebook
Like A Star – Bassanova & Moradzo ft Calibe (BM XMix)

Here’s three more submissions we think are the best we got in July. (more…)

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 |

fireworks 2 bg 0704021 592x444 Soundclouds Best: June *Leann Grimes, Hollidayrain, Burnout, Silver Medallion, Abandoned PoolsIt’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 |

soundcloud Soundclouds Best: May *Miraculous & The Geneus, Stevie Grant, Chase Supreme, Kenton Dunson, Bad KingOur 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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