It’s college. We love new music and we love sharing it with our friends.
Big Green Beats is a place to discover new, upcoming artists, as well as a spot to hear the hottest new music from artists you may know.
As part of our community, we encourage you to submit songs that you think other people should hear. Just shoot an email to BigGreenBeats@gmail.com and if it fits the criteria it will be blogged on.
This mutually beneficial exposure allows artists to develop a college aged fan base, and it also allows us to have some good background music as we enjoy the best four years of our life.
Our new site is the long overdue re-imagining of our three years of posting the best music breaking onto the scene via the Internet.
We’ve said it since the beginning - technology is changing the entire music distribution paradigm and we feel honored to have played a role in it. That said, the blogosphere itself is also changing. In the short time we have been operational, countless similar blogs have sprouted up while megalithic services like Pandora and Spotify have also entered the game with tremendous impact.
So, we adapt. We are still the blog you used to know - we bring you all the freshies as they are dropped. That way you always have your finger on the pulse of what’s making waves and generating buzz (which YOU play a direct role in!).
However, with our new playlist functionality we are more than just a blog. Consider it a curated musical journey through our vast and comprehensive niche. An online radio station almost, that you can tailor to your personal tastes and current situation - be it pre-gaming in your dorms, rocking the basement late night, or hole-ing up in the library during finals.
The new format is intended to showcase our entire archive of jams, both for those who are just discovering BGB and also for long time supporters who may have had some gems sneak by them.
It’s taken a monumental effort to reformat every historical post so that they can function with the new site and ensure that you have access to our entire library of tracks we have posted since the beginning.
We hope you like the new site as much as we do.
Back in April ‘09 and fresh out of pledge term, a couple of us started to get our name out there, somewhat precariously, by taking control of the music in the basement. We took our fair share of hits, but eventually started receiving daily emails asking us to send out that song that had gotten the basement rocking the night before.
We soon became frustrated with the limited options for showcasing and sharing the music that was making an impact in our lives and on campus. Holed up in the dorms during a harsh New Hampshire winter and recovering from an ACL surgery that ended his lacrosse season, Miles decided to do something about it.
After much toil, he got the original version of BGB set up to simply post a song there rather than email it to individual friends on 4 or 5 separate occasions.
Thereafter, he enlisted his closest friends to also start posting songs whenever they wanted. Essentially it was like one of those group email chains that were so popular back then that friends used to share music amongst their peer groups.
Except we decided to share our tastes with anyone hooked up to the Internet. We didn’t promote the site or pass it on to people outside a close circle, but the viral nature of the Internet and word-of-mouth kicked in and now this is where we find ourselves today.
BGB began as an idea - a hobby amongst friends - and is now one of the most popular college music sites on the internet.
Reminder: *Tracks are intended for promotional use only and are provided for online streaming, as a sample. BigGreenBeats by no means condones illegal file sharing and accepts no responsibility for the actions taken by others*
If you do like the music I encourage you to support these artists. Links will be provided to artist’s websites as well as to their iTunes stores when available.
"See in the Bay Area we dance a lil different" - Mac Dre
I'd describe my musical tastes with the following names:
Andre Nickatina, Sigur Rós, Bloc Party, Beastie Boys, San Quinn, & Rage Against The Machine
Classically trained on the piano from K-12, music has always played a huge role in my life. My first CD was Dave Matthew's Crash, followed shortly by Licensed To Ill. My tastes have evolved through the different phases of my life so I have an eclectic foundation of artists and genres that I enjoy sharing with the rest of the world.
At any one point in my life you could find me blasting Less Than Jake, Hieroglyphics, The Misfits, Luniz, Taking Back Sunday, Mac Dre, Lupe Fiasco, Two Gallants, M83, Sublime, Stars, The Black Keys, Blink 182, The Naked and Famous, MilkMan, LCD Soundsystem, Immortal Technique, Weezy, all the way to Avicii and Skrillex these days.
We started BGB because it was a fun thing to do in our downtime in college, but it's because of you, our audience, and your incredible support, that we continue to work hard at this and hopefully add a little value to all of our lives.Follow @WahWhoWah
Always been a huge fan of music, first scouring Napster to make playlists and CDs for my teammates on the Springfield Pics to play on our Walkmans for our bus trips to Canada. Next thing I know Miles, Garrett and I are making CDs for the TDX basement, pissing off Seniors but appeasing the post midnight crowd.
Our sophomore spring, Miles asked me to start posting music and I jumped at the opportunity to bring new music to complete strangers. My music taste began with rap, opened to some more classic rock and has progressed to being a huge house music fan.
Tim Mcgraw said it best: "some say its too country, some say its a little Rock N Roll but its just good music if you can feel it in your soul." So deal with that and be yourself.
Realizing we were into a lot of the same music, I wound up sharing songs with Miles and Adam ever since the start of my time at the Boom Boom Lodge. Then, one fateful day over sophomore summer, Miles hit me up and asked if Jordan and I were ready to step up to the big leagues. From that point on there was no turning back. Keeping this website going quickly became and remains an addiction. A fair share of my time is spent with my headphones or speakers plugged in, so think it’s real cool to have the chance to share the good songs I come across with all of you. Spread the word, support the beats.
My love affair with music began at the ripe age of 4, on my pops’ shoulders at a Pink Floyd concert. I haven’t looked back since. Born and raised in New York, I definitely started on rock and roll. As I grew so did my musical tastes. From the main stage at Ultra to a downtown acoustic set, music has always been for me. Blessed with a twin sister, I’ve also always been good at sharing. When Miles asked Paul and I to join Big Green Beats during our sophomore summer, that skill began to apply to my favorite songs.
I've always been obsessed with music. My dad was in a band and brought me up listening to classic rock. I've always held classic rock as the foundation to my music obsession, it has allowed me to branch into other genres. As I grew older, I began to like rap, pop, country, classical and dance.
I love finding new songs and artists for friends and spreading them around. Once EDM blew up, it became a hobby, it turned into an everyday thing. So when Adam asked me to write for Big Green Beats, I jumped at the opportunity. To this day, just spreading good music to family and friends through Big Green Beats is something I love doing.
"BRING BACK 90's RAP"
Born and bred in the most beautiful city in the world, San Francisco. First CDs ever bought were Blink 182 Enema Of The State and Dr. Dre’s The Chronic 2001. Started getting into the music world during middle school, downloading and trading music off Kazaa and Limewire with fellow BGB blogger Miles Suter. Been on-board with the BGB team from the beginning and hope to continue bringing the masses the best new music from my life. From hip hop, to rock, to EDM, my music taste is eclectic and touches every genre out there, if I don’t like a certain song or band, it probably isn’t good.
I joined the BGB team for one reason: to share the music I love with the world. In today’s world, what better way to share than through the Internet? Originally, I started my own little music/photography blog, but let’s be real, who was really going to follow some random guy’s Tumblr account? Thankfully, I was eventually asked to join the BGB team, and I gladly embraced becoming part of this awesome team and website, where it’s more than just the music; it’s a way to connect with one another and share the songs that we love the most. When I post a song, I’m not looking for the newest track or the next ’club banger,’ but a song that I thoroughly enjoy and think all of you will as well. So enjoy the music, feel free to give feedback and keep supporting the beats.