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RBSS Presents 30 Days in LA featuring Chromeo, Flume, Kiesza, Toro Y Moi and more!

October 12th, 2015 by | Alternative/Indie, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Dance, Electropop, Hip-Hop/Rap, Music Video, Pop, synthpop |

Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days In LA 2015 Lineup

Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in LA returns to venues all across Los Angeles in November for the second annual installation of the month-long music festival. (more…)

Best of Soundcloud September 2015

October 1st, 2015 by | Alternative/Indie, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Dance, Disco, Electronic Dance Music, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Pop, R&B, Rock, synthpop |

Below is a 40-track playlist of my favorite songs released in September 2015 on soundcloud. It’s an eclectic diverse mix and here’s some words on some of the tracks and artists featured.

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BtB Episode 9 featuring Tahsan Scott of Groundsounds.com

March 18th, 2015 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Alternative/Indie, Ambient, Before the Bigs Radio, Dance, Disco, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Hidden Gem, Hip-Hop/Rap, House, Pop, R&B, synthpop |

Before the Bigs Music Podcast episode 9 was a bit shorter (around an hour versus hour and 5 minutes like the other episodes) but it was packed full of great new tunes in hip-hop, dance, alternative and much more variety as Tahsan Scott of Groundsounds.com came on the show and brought with him a few new tracks from Action Bronson featuring Chance The Rapper and produced by Mark RonsonTimothy Rhyme and Tuxedo.

We also played new releases from Toro Y MoiCape LionSatellite Stories, Von SellArmorsCon Bro Chill and A.W.O.L. featuring Freedom Fry. Also we go in depth with the future of Years and Years and electronica trio from the UK whose crafting a sound similar to fellow UK producers Rudimental and Disclosure combining 90’s R&B elements with house sounds that I’m absolutely loving lately.

Before the Bigs Podcast Episode 9 by Beforebigs.Com on Mixcloud

Before the Bigs Podcast Episode 3 with TheBurningEar.com

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 TheBurningEar.com 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!
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toro y moi – Saturday Love *awesome chillwave

July 24th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Ambient, New Wave |

Wow toro y moi is growing on me! I don’t even know how to describe his music other than it’s got this chill spacey downtempo pop thing going on. Regardless, give toro a shot with his latest track, “Saturday Love”, so smooth.

toro y moi – Saturday Love

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BtB presents: unofficial Pacific Festival 2011 mixtape

July 17th, 2011 by | Before Bigs Exclusive |

So were less than one month away to the first-ever Orange County Pacific Festival on August 13, 2011. I’m super excited for this festival as it features many underrated acts and I really respect the fact that the organizers of this festival were able to bring in so many quality acts in their first year of this festival. Here’s a cool Pacific Festival trailer to watch that has more info on the event.

Some of the notable acts performing include Snoop Dogg, Cut Copy, Steve Aoki, Calvin Harris, Ghostland Observatory, Phantogram, toro y moi, Bag Raiders, and many more! Buy tickets here.

I am so excited for the Pacific Festival that I decided to make a 25-track mixtape with my favorite songs from many of the artists performing on August 13, 2011 in Orange County, California.

Download the Unofficial Pacific Festival 2011 mixtape presented by BeforeBigs.com

Tracklisting after the jump. (more…)

Toro y Moi – Made in Bed (Mix)

April 30th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Ambient, Daily Mix, New Wave |


Recently, chillwave rockers Toro y Moi put out a 37-minute mix for Modular’s Modcast series. It starts off with some reggae and gets real weird from there. The mix is full of retro sounding tracks from motown to freaky rock and roll, and the moods shift so smoothly. It’s exactly what I would’ve expected from this group, and it definitely doesn’t disappoint. Listen to it below and check the full track list courtesy of Gorilla Vs. Bear.

Toro y Moi :: Made in Bed mix

A First Class Dub – King Tubby
Come Live With Me – Dorothy Ashby
Part Version 8 – Piero Piccioni
Pealed Tomato – Chorafas
It’s Choade My Dear – Connan Mockasin
Mariangela e la Seduzione – Ennio Morricone
Show Me To The Window- Robert Lester Folsom
Chi Mi Cerchera – Enrico Simonetti with Goblin
Was It All In Vain – Bixio Frizzi Tempura
Rainbow Ride – Kathy McCord
O Sabia – Les Wanted
Clay Horses – Julian Lynch

Mashup Monday: Hood Internet + BBU

March 28th, 2011 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, Mashup, Mashup Monday |

The Hood Internet are one of the premier 2-3 song mashup artists. Last month they released The Mixtape Volume Five, a 30 song mashup mixtape of dope mashups. Most of them I already had and/or had posted already but here’s 2 from the mashup mixtape that I really liked. Download the mixtape on mediafire.
The Hood Internet – Back You [Cee-Lo Green x Sir Mix-a-Lot]

The Hood Internet – Dougie Vision (Cali Swag District x Toro Y Moi)
Here’s the latest Hood Internet mashup I love with Quad City DJ’s over some Deadmau5, crank that shit to 11! Next is a mashup with the Regulators over some Toro Y Moi, it’s a smooth criminal of a mashup, but it’s not guilty of sounding bad.
The Hood Internet – Ride Some Chords (Quad City DJs x Deadmau5)
The Hood Internet – Still Regulating (Warren G & Nate Dogg x Toro Y Moi)
If your reading this post and don’t want to hear another mashup look no further than below! The Hood Internet produced a song that BBU and Das Racist rapped on. The beat is hot, the lyrics are random and kind of funny; overall a cool alternative hip-hop track.
BBU – Please, No Pictures ft. Das Racist (produced by The Hood Internet)

Odd Future is signed (funny video) + two remixes

March 1st, 2011 by | Ambient, Hip-Hop/Rap, Remix |

Odd Future Gets Signed from Odd Future

Funny video my friend Chris Taylor of MicControl posted earlier today of a meeting between Odd Future (minus Earl) and EKG Recordings (fake record label starring Paul Scheer). So many quotable lines in this hilarious video… “fuck the framer!”

Watch the video and let me know what you think about it!

Although Tyler the Creator is signed to XL Recordings, this video is also funny because this would be the kind of response Odd Future would have if some big shot executives came up to them about changing who they are.

But I can’t leave you without a new song, so here’s Toro y Moi’s remix to one of my favorite Tyler The Creator songs “French”. It’s an interesting take with the instrumentals over some of the craziest lyrics I have heard in a song.
Tyler The Creator – French (Toro y Moi Remix)
While were on the subjects of remixes, get chopped & screwed with Mike G’s remix to Tyler The Creator’s latest hit “Yonkers“, which Kanye West tweeted as the best music video of 2011! Can’t get a much bigger artist than that for an endorsement. Anybody got a safe recipe for sizzurp that I can drink while listening to this remix?


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