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Travis McCoy – We’ll Be Alright

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shit is catchy. don’t player hate. participate. supergrass <3 Travis McCoy – We’ll Be Alright

rating: 8.2

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05-20-10

IN THE MIX: MED feat. Aloe Blacc, TOKiMONSTA, Darker My Love, TM Juke, and Hey Merceilles

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here it comes:

MED – Hold U (feat. Aloe Blacc)
MED does his thing with Aloe Blacc over Madlib and Strong Arm Steady’s “Get Started”. Bang Ya Head III set to be released this year..

Darker My Love – She Lives (In a Time of Her Own)(13th Floor Elevators cover)
track is previewed from The Psychedelic Sounds Of The Sonic Cathedral: A Tribute To Roky Erickson And The 13th Floor Elevators coming your way June 7th. other artists on the collection include A Place To Bury Strangers, The Black Angels, and more. we’ll keep y’all posted…

Hey Marseilles – To Travels and Trunks
wow, killer song. get Hey Marseilles album June 29, and dig a free download of “Rio” from the record @ www.heymarseilles.com/ in the meantime.

Tm Juke And The Jack Baker Trio – Spread It On (feat. Alice Russell)
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as a once friend/band-mate would say, baller-status.

TOKiMONSTA – Almost Free
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i wish my nights of intoxication were this fucking cool.. read wasted night gone right

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05-19-10

IN THE MIX: Badio, Phil Ade, Veronica Falls

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AHHHHHHHH! the in the mix shark is back at you, teeth flying at your face. surprise! surprise! this shark comes chomping some sick jams. mr shark, your fin, our hand. lets do it! first up is badio getting at you with “kiss the sky” (awesome beat, thumbs up badio). next up is phil ade + a bunch of dc dudes and raekwon, cool. finally, a proper “shoegaze” track from london, uk blokes veronica falls. FINAL COUNTDOWN: 3 2 1. get into it.

Badio – Kiss the Sky

Phil Ade – Hollywood (Remix) (Feat. Raekwon, Tabi Bonney, Wale, Raheem DeVaughn)

Veronica Falls – Beachy Head

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05-18-10

Mystery Jets – Dreaming of Another World / Reflection Eternal – Battle of the Black Gold / Jesse Rose – You Know It

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“Dreaming of Another World” is new from UK indie collective Mystery Jets Serotonin LP, expected July 5 on Rough Trade. track holds down some killer melodies..
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Mystery Jets – Dreaming of Another World

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10 years coming… Revolutions Per Minute drops tomorrow. “Battle of the Black Gold” is a taste of what to expect from the new Talib Kweli and DJ Hi-Tek collection. the album also features tracks with Jay Electronica, J. Cole, Mos Def, Estelle, Bun B and more. BUY IT!
2 dope hooks it up
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Reflection Eternal – Battle of the Black Gold

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“You Know It” is from the just released Sleep Less (Night Two) release, off Jesse’s own Made to Play label. track is smooth. GET INTO IT!
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MTP029 A. Jesse Rose – ‘Sleep Less (Night Two)’ – You Know It by Made to Play

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05-17-10

IN THE MIX: THROWBACK SATURDAYS with The Cramps, Air, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, and MORE!!!

it’s IN THE MIX!!! with a special ‘throwback saturday’ medley of tunes perfect for any lazy ass weekend of listening hedonism. INSERT: Air cover some Sinatra. The Cramps show some love for Jack Scott. MJ and the boyz do their take on The Delfonics. The Fugees dig The Delfonics too, and Mato adds his touch on a killer remix. also, Stevie Wonder delivers some summer heat… even though it’s not July. and now down to bizness:

The Cramps – The Way I Walk
purchase Off the Bone
RIP Lux.

The Jackson 5 – Ready Or Not (Here I Come)
purchase Third Album / Maybe Tomorrow

The Fugees – Ready Or Not (Mato Remix)
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purchase The Score

Stevie Wonder – Master Blaster (Jammin’)
purchase Hotter Than July

Air – The Way You Look Tonight (Sinatra Cover)
purchase 10,000 Hz Legend (Japan)
SKOA

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05-15-10

Noel Gallagher – Everybody Is On The Run (Soundcheck Brazil 2009)

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“Everybody Is On The Run” is an unreleased, and yet to be heard again, song from Noel Gallagher recorded during an Oasis soundcheck in Brazil early May 2009. Oasis nerds like us understand that it rarely gets better than the sound of Noel alone with his guitar, and this tune is no exception. a melancholy track, incredible melody, so simple, so soulful… so NOEL! that being said, the cheif’s new album is gonna be mind blowing!! c’mon now.. even George Martin considers “Noel to be the finest songwriter of his generation.” this record is gonna be MEGA! a rumored track listing and album release date (8/10/2010) is listed below. also below are a few clips of other unreleased tracks that may show up on his solo album…

“NG – 8/10/10

1. Revolution Song
2. Stop the Clocks
3. The Magic Can’t Be Right
4. Lazy Days and Sunny Rays
5. If there’s a god
6. Everybody’s on the Run
7. Let it come down over me
8. If i had a gun
9. I want to Live in a Dream in My Record Machine / Purple Parallelogram
10. Its Over now”

Noel Gallagher – Everybody Is On The Run (Soundcheck at Citibank Hall, Rio de Janeiro Brazil 5/9/09)

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clips of two other “new” gems…

in other big “O” news… a new Oasis compilation album titled Time Flies.. 1994-2009, will be released June 14th. Liam Gallagher’s to be named band, hopefully not called Oasis… and with ex-Oasis members including Andy Bell on guitar, is expected to release a single sometime in October in conjunction with some live dates. also, Liam is putting together a feature film with the team that produced 24 Hour Party People based on a book which he owns the rights about The Beatles circa 1968-1970, titled The Longest Cocktail Party: An Insider’s Diary Of The Beatles, Their Million Dollar Apple Empire And Its Wild Rise And Fall.

rating: 9.5
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05-14-10

Nicole Scherzinger – Cold (Prod. David Guetta)

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her name is nicole. and his name guetta. and this kids is a fresh track! get into it. shouts to a kid named bon the track.

Nicole Scherzinger – Cold (Prod. David Guetta)

rating: 8.2

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05-13-10

IN THE MIX: The Black Keys / Professor Green Feat. Lily Allen / Mark Ronson/ The Coral and more…

B3SCI back at you with IN THE MIX and some our fav tracks at the moment. you may ask yourself if you’ll like our tunes? well… does winnebago man get pissed?? right. so let’s see what we’ve got here:

The Black Keys – Ohio
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there’s nothing wrong with a little hometown pride! and The Black Keys deliver nothing less on “Ohio”, a previous 7″ exclusive, and now free download on their website… or check in with mr. OHIO here. also, as of May 9 you can stream the entire Brothers LP on npr. it’s a solid record that doesn’t disappoint. grab your copy May 18 via Nonesuch.

The Coral – Butterfly House …FREE Download
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The Coral are back with a new album, Butterfly House, expected July 12th. the title track from the LP is previewed above. their new single “1000 Years” is on it’s way. we’ll keep you posted!

Operator Please – Back and Forth
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POP HOOKS POP HOOKS! try and get this one out of your head. from Aussie 5 piece collective Operator Please, “Back and Forth” kills it. their sophomore LP Gloves comes out May 31 via Virgin. GET IT!

Professor Green – Just Be Good To Green (Feat. Lily Allen)
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Mistajam gave this gem some love on Radio 1 the other night. no surprises, Lily’s holds the killer hook while Professor Green does his thing. the single drops official July 5th via Virgin Records. skoa keeps em coming…

speaking of SKOA … this just in from Mark Ronson’s anticipated Record Collection LP. video via Stereogum below. 8 Bit like whoa..
Mark Ronson – Circuit Breaker

S.o.S. – All My Love (Feat. Rob Acosta and S Dot Tress)
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yep… we know what your thinking – S.o.S?? really? but truth be told, “Save Our Sound” has a good tune back it up. check it..

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05-12-10

Ludwig Van Zaytoven

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hahahaha, holy shit!

“his name alone sets the tone for who he is, what he does and the magnitude of his skill set. super-producer xavier “zaytoven” dotson copped his name from the german composer and pianist ludwig van beethoven because of the many similarities the two musicians share. both were born in germany, both mastered the organ and piano at a young age, both boast a genuine interest in music and most notably possessed the same good foresight to align themselves with the key people who could help further their careers. for beethoven it was the dignitaries of vienna, for zaytoven it was gucci mane, king of the streets of east atlanta.”

“both boast a genuine interest in music”

OJ Da Juiceman – Make Tha Trap Say Aye (Feat. Gucci Mane)

Ludwig Van Beethoven – IV. Sanctus – Adagio (Part 2) (Mass in C major, Op. 86)

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05-11-10

Jamie Foxx!

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so tonight’s idol mentor/theme is “songs from jamie foxx movies”, 1) WTF 2) who’s doing the “booty call” soundtrack. that led me to googling the foxx man’s filmography….seriously, 2004, jamie foxx, maybe the all-time best year for anyone ever. not only did dude release films for which he would win an oscar (“ray”), a second oscar nom (“collateral”), and three golden golbe nominations (“ray” (won), “collateral”, “tookie williams story”, in that year jamie was featured on 2 #1 singles (“slow jamz” & “gold digger”)! for real…. holy shit! i can’t recall anyone even coming close to a year or even two/three years like that. maybe cher in the mid to late 80’s? sinatra? not madonna or elvis. yes jamie foxx in the same discussion as/superseding cher, sinatra, elvis, madonna. total mindblower.

Kanye West – Gold Digger (Feat. Jamie Foxx)

Kanye West – Slow Jamz (Feat. Twista and Jamie Foxx)

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05-11-10

M.I.A. – XXXO

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newly minted “hottest record in the world” on the zane lowe programme last eve. “xxxo” is the first official single off m.i.a.’s new jam record. shouts to our hood fam @ skoa on the track.

M.I.A. – XXXO

rating: 8.5

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05-11-10

The Dead Weather x2

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we love the dead weather. the band’s new LP “sea of cowards” (out tomorrow muthafuckas!) boasts banger after banger after banger. this is rock and roll, kids. “blue blood blues” and “the difference between us” are two of our favorite cuts off the record. so stream those suckers, then get into it, then buy “sea of cowards” tomorrow, then $$$$$.

“Blue Blood Blues”

“The Difference Between Us”

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05-10-10