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IN THE MIX: Band Of Horses – Laredo / Deftones – Rocket Skates (M83 Remix) / Jay Electronica – The Ghost Of Christopher Wallace Feat. Diddy

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it’s FRIDAY and B3SCI is coming at you with IN THE MIX and a handful of BANGERS to hold you over for the weekend… so let’s see what we’ve got here:

“Laredo” is previewed from Band Of Horses new LP Infinite Arms dropping official May 18 via Brown Records/Fat Possum/Columbia Records. BUY IT! this track dishes everything that was ever right about Neil Young, and 90s pop-rock melodies. we LOVE it, GET INTO IT!
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Deftones Diamond Eyes LP drops tuesday May 4 via Reprise Records. not many bands, and especially alternative hard-rock bands, continue to remain relevant to their genre for more than 20 years! Deftones keep it real. via Record Store Day release, M83 put their signature touch on “Rocket Skates”. need we say more… except shouts to skoa.
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Deftones – Rocket Skates (M83 Remix)

the self proclaimed ‘Jay Electramadaanmuhammadasalamic’a rings in this lovely friday with “The Ghost Of Christopher Wallace”, debuting on The Morning After with Amy Yee today. track is SICK… and like Yee says “fuck it we’ll do it live”!! good pickup and download @ Team Yee
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Jay Electronica – The Ghost Of Christopher Wallace Feat. Diddy

FRIDAY BONUS!! check this rare audio clip of Blur and Oasis appearing on an American radio show back in ’94…

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04-30-10

b3sci MIXTAPES: This is How We Chill

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b3sci MIXTAPES – this is how we chill: b3sci, back again, offering up a selection of a few fav choice tracks to smooth out to. enjoy!

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01. Suff Daddy – Deep Shit (Feat. Mar)
02. The xx – Do You Mind (Kyla Cover)
03. Vlooper – Divini
04. Ben Westbeech – Hang Around
05. Melo-x – Just Me
06. People Under the Stairs – Schooled in the Trade (Instrumental)
07. Linn and Freddie – Live 4 Love
08. Electric Wire Hustle – Chaser
09. Kuhn – We’re Gonna Make It
10. Starkey – Stars (Feat. Anneka)

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04-29-10

B3SCI EXCLUSIVE: Win A FREE 7-inch of The Constellations Single “Setback”!!!

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FOLKS, FANS, READERS, and B3SCI enthusiasts alike… the time is NOW! get your hands on a FRESH new 7-inch of The Constellations latest single “Setback”! all you need to do is email us ASAP at: [email protected] and tell us which track Gnarls Barkley’s Cee-Lo appears on The Constellations LP, Southern Gothic? HINT and BONUS: the track is also the b-side to this single. so gooooooglers start your engines, and the first to answer correctly will be our lucky winner!

The Constellations’ Southern Gothic LP will be reissued June 8 via Virgin Records. stream the single “Setback” below, and submit your answer to win the new 7-inch courtesy of B3SCI and Virgin Records via mail. GET INTO IT!!!

The Constellations – Setback

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rating: can we get a hell yeah!?
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04-29-10

Holy Ghost – Static on the Wire / Lupe Fiasco – I’m Beamin

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at last! the soundtrack to your summer weekend in bk is here! check this new “80’s sounding” jam from the ghost dudes. then party with this guy, then check (as an added BONUS) the new vid from chi dude man lupe fiasco. thursday april 29, 2010!

Holy Ghost! – Static on the Wire
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Lupe Fiasco – I’m Beamin

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04-29-10

IN THE MIX: Foals, Crookers and Regina Spektor!!!

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i scream, you scream, we all scream for IN THE MIX!! cause guess what players! it’s IN THE MIX!!!! somebody screammmmmmm! yeah we’re on that new shit, which includes……FOALS! CROOKERS! ……and REGINA SPEKTOR doing RADIOHEAD. ok lets go. black rob, you with us? whoa! ok!

Foals – Black Gold
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“Black Gold” is previewed from Foals’ forthcoming and sophomore studio LP Total Life Forever. the brit press is going total bananas for this record.. including a cover on NME and Zane Lowe naming “Spanish Sahara” the “Hottest Record in the World” on March 1. we are just as excited..

Crookers – We Love Animals feat. Soulwax and Mixhell (The Love Supreme Remix) – FREE DOWNLOAD
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Love Supreme do their take on Crookers’ ‘We Love Animals’ from Tons Of Friends. the added strings add the right lil touch..

Regina Spektor – No Surprises (Radiohead Cover)
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also Regina Spektor has released a cover of Radiohead’s “No Surprises” to aid the Doctors Without Borders Emergency Relief Fund. purchase and help support the cause here,

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04-28-10

Shad – Yaa I Get It

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rap single of the year so far. shit is ridiculous. total banger. “tsol” lp out may 25.

Shad – Yaa I Get It

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rating: 8.6

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04-27-10

IN THE MIX: Aloe Blacc – Femme Fatale / MIA – Born Free / The Dead Weather – Gasoline

M.I.A. – Born Free
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“Born Free” puts to rest any fears we had that Pineapple Express could be a crowning achievement for any career. and while Kala set the bar high, M.I.A. sticks to her guns (BANG BANG BANG BANG) with “Born Free”. the sick riffage in the track gives nod to Suicide’s 1977 classic “Ghost Rider”, and the video for the track (above and NSFW) comes from french director Romain Gavras. M.I.A.’s third album should be released June 29, per a blimp over Coachella..

Aloe Blacc – Femme Fatale (Velvet Underground Cover)
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Aloe Blacc covers The Velvet Underground’s “Femme Fatale” for a TBD Stones Throw release. a tasteful cover to the next level.

The Dead Weather – Gasoline
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when Jack White isn’t producing solid records for the likes of model/wife Karen Elson, or Queen of Rockabilly Wanda Jackson, it’s good to know he’s still got time for shockingly awesome rock records of his own. This time out Jack hooks up with The Dead Weather for “Gasoline”, which is previewed from the band’s second studio release, Sea Of Cowards, available everywhere May 11 via Third Man/Warner Bros. GET IT. also, check this perfomance of “Will There Be Enough Water?” live at Coachella 2010 below. Jack comes out from behind the kit for an excellent version of Horehound’s closing track.

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04-26-10

THROWBACK SATURDAYS: UGK – Int’l Players’ Anthem (Feat. Outkast) / Willie Hutch – I Choose You

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UGK – Int’l Players’ Anthem (Feat. OutKast)

Willie Hutch – I Choose You

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04-24-10

IN THE MIX: we go off edition feat: Aloe Blacc, Giggs Feat. B.o.B, Jamie Lidell, Airship, Chapel Club, Wale, Obii Say, Nikki and Rich, and Corinne Bailey Rae!

B3sci is back IN THE MIX! and this time WE GO OFF with a variety of new and current tracks from the likes of Wale, Aloe Blacc, Giggs Feat. B.o.B, Jamie Lidell, Airship, Chapel Club, Obii Say, Nikki and Rich, and Corinne Bailey Rae! Let’s see:

Airship – Spirit Party
Airship – Kids
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Manchester group Airship, are back with a new EP titled Algebra, dropping May 10 via Love and Disaster. their track “Kids”, off the Love and Disaster Compilation initially had us hooked, and while the wait was long… Algebra delivers. check out the video (above) for their new single “Algebra”, and take a listen to “Spirit Party”, our favorite deep cut from the new EP.

Chapel Club – Five Trees
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“Five Trees” is Chapel Club’s second single, and it’s available everywhere May 31 via new major label partners A&M Records. we’ve been LOVIN the proper britpop these London lads dish out, and can’t wait for a full length and some live dates in the states!

Jamie Lidell – I Wanna Be Your Telephone
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jarvis cocker’s long lost twin goes Prince on “I Wanna Be Your Telephone” and we LOVE it. everything we’ve heard off Jamie Lidell’s forthcoming Compass LP indicates that it is nothing short of one seriously diversified and ambitous project. there’s nothing more we love than an artist who has the balls to GO FOR IT. Compass drops May 18 via WARP. get it.

Aloe Blacc – Take Me Back
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we LOVE this. “Take Me Back” is the b-side to Aloe Blacc’s I Need A Dollar 12″. b-side??? if dude keeps it up he just may be able to pull one of these someday. dude needs a dollar, and dammit he’s earned it. so buy it!

Giggs – Don’t Go There (Feat. B.o.B)
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London rapper Giggs hooks up with man of the hour B.o.B. for a collabo that delivers. need we say more?

Wale – Kini Big Deal
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in case anyone missed it, Wale offered a new track “Kini Big Deal” via his twitter on the 4-20 holiday. the way we look at it, it’s never too late to celebrate. and speaking of big deal, Wale just helped nudge this jam from last summer into our head..

Obii Say – The Prologue (Feat. Alice Russell & Cuantic) (Prod. Sinitus Tempo)
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Obii Say – 17 year old MC out of DC, shows promise with his latest project The Vinyl Proxy 1965.

Corinne Bailey Rae – Are You Here
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“Are You Here” is off Corinne Bailey Rae’s sophomore LP The Sea, released earlier this year via EMI. a beautiful song that boasts some dare we say Thom Yorke-esque melodies?

Nikki and Rich – Cat and Mouse
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“Cat and Mouse” is a nice little pop tune from Nikki and Rich’s Next Best Thing release.

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04-23-10

Cee-lo – I Want You / Kings Go Forth – One Day

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lookin like a fool with your pants on the ground. cee-lo “wants you” to check out his new jam previewed on gilles peterson a couple days ago. soul dudes kings go forth go anti-clockwise killing it with a syrupy sweet curtis mayfield-y flow on “one day”. walk round town with your pants on the ground.

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Kings Go Forth – One Day

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04-22-10

Jay Electronica – A Million In The Morning

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“A Million In the Morning” is new from Jay Electronica! the track is inspired by, and is the theme song, to the original motion picture of the same name, which is about some dudes trying to beat the World Record of going 123 hours without sleep. i could never do that.

Jay Electronica – A Million In The Morning

nah right hooks it up!
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rating: 8.3
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04-21-10

IN THE MIX: Little Brother, Black Keys, Tegan and Sara

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it’s peanut butter jelly in the mix time! this edition is PACKED CHOCK FULL of JAMS a fresh little brother remix, a hot new black keys banger , and the pit playing dj with everybody’s fav canadian sister duo! b3sci, we never come wack on an old school track. this is how we do it!

Little Brother – Two Step Blues (Zo’s Purple Suit with the Matching Gators Remix)

Black Keys – The Go Getter
shouts to some kind of awesome!

Tegan & Sara – Alligator (Passion Pit Remix)

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04-20-10

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