So I’m definitely a little late on a top 14 tracks of 2014 list but better late than never right? Also this is my first episode of a new format we will be reporting awesome music, through podcasting! After four and a half years, writing about music has lost its luster and I’m excited to transition in talking about music and broadcasting it on soundcloud and in partnership with Radio KSCR. So below is the Soundcloud link of episode 1 of the podcast which is 1 hour and 10 minutes long, mostly music and me talking about why I love each of these songs as well as the 14 track playlist on Soundcloud as well if you don’t feel like listening to me. Stream my podcast on RADIO KSCR
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Our 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…)
So 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.
A 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). BAKER – CONVINCE ME
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…)
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…)
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 Legacy - How 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
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…)
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
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