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Ellie Goulding – High For This (The Weeknd Cover)

July 5th, 2012 by | R&B |

I know it came out in late May but Ellie Goulding recorded a brilliant cover of The Weeknd‘s hit “High For This.” It’s a must-listen track produced by Xaphoon Jones.

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An Incredible Weekend at Coachella (Day 3: Sunday)

April 18th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review, Electronic Dance Music, R&B, Rock |

(Pictured Above: The Weeknd on The Outdoor Stage)

Sunday was by far the most enjoyable day of the weekend and it was filled with a wide variety of incredible acts. Read my review below. (more…)

The Weeknd – Echoes of Silence (must-listen mixtape)

December 22nd, 2011 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, R&B |

The Weeknd released a new mixtape recently. The Weeknd is the R&B artist Drake is always shouting out when he says “OVOXO.” If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, it’s not too late. One of the hottest up and coming acts around.  Every track is filled with fantastic vocals and amazing production to back it.

You can download the new mixtape, Echoes In Silencehere!

Stream it below.
The Weeknd – Echoes of Silence


Studio-AZ is a contributing writer for Before The Bigs.

(Too Big For) Hidden Gem: The Weeknd

May 24th, 2011 by | R&B |

The R&B of the future! The Weeknd who I have recently come across in the last couple of weeks has a voice for the ages. It’s heart pounding and gets you pumped up. The Toronto based singer was first heard in late 2010 and he has quickly gained lots of popularity in the cyber world having well over 30,000 fans on Facebook and Twitter already! Back in March of this year, The Weeknd released a nine track album called House of Balloons. This is his first and so far only project of his that has been released to the project and it is amazing.

This artist sings over some raging beats which adds lots of uniqueness to his style of music. Each song has it’s own style adding to his credibility as a versatile artist. It’s tough to call this guy a hidden gem because he has blown up way faster than most musicians have in the last couple of months. However, he has not been around for very long and is still unknown to many people so I felt it was appropriate.

I love every track off of House of Balloons Take a listen and download the entire album, you will be hooked instantly!

Also make sure to become a fan of The Weeknd on Facebook and follow him on Twitter. This guy is blowing up very very fast and you’ll want to jump on his bandwagon while he is still relatively small.

Download: House of Balloons (Entire Album)


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