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Quadron – Average Fruit (10.4 rog Gradeschool Crush Version)

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Seattle-area producer 10.4 rog flips The Great Dane Duo’s “Average Fruit” with pretty phenomenal results. This remix takes on a bit more synthetic tone with 808-sounding drum tones and layered keyboard flourishes but feels possibly more than the original track (which is saying a lot cause the original is sick). There’s so much soul and real emotive quality poured into this mix that you just sort lose yourself in it. Try it.

Quadron – Average Fruit (10.4 rog Gradeschool Crush Version) via SOULBOUNCE

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Rating: 8.1

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11-30-10

Raheem DeVaughn – Runaway (Feat. Phil Ade) (Stella Edit) / Raheem DeVaughn – Power

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So its been a big couple days for our man Raheem DeVaughn, first he releases this, then he’s a trending topic on this and……. on top of that, drops a pretty sick mixtape, Jackin 4 Beats. The tape has on it a mix of new songs (including four produced by Karma Music), and Raheem versions of (which basically translates to straight vocal murder) big tracks from 2010 (including Kanye’s “Power” Chris Brown’s “Deuces” and Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie”).

DeVaughn’s version of MBDTF’s “Runaway” is our choice track from Jackin 4 Beats. The timbre and tone of “Runaway” sits right in Raheem’s melodic sweet spot, with the D.C. singer running laps up and down the Kanye beat. Fellow D.C. native Phil Ade plays Pusha T, jumping on the latter third of the track and smoothing out some solid verses.

Raheem DeVaughn – Runaway (Feat. Phil Ade) (Stella Edit)

Raheem DeVaughn – Power

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11-30-10

Jessie J – Price Tag (Feat. B.o.B.)

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Our girl with the golden pipes UK singer-songwriter Jessie J links up here w Bobby Ray for this jangly piece of feel-good pop. Jessie’s got it locked talent-wise. That’s without question. She’s a star. Can she be Kate Nash big? Duffy big? Lily Allen big? Totally can! Work it, girl.

Jessie J – Price Tag (Feat. B.o.B.) via music-mashs
Jessie J – Price Tag (Live on Later… with Jools Holland)

Rating: 8.2

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11-29-10

Dorian White – Exit

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“Exit” is the lead track from electronic artist Dorian White’s new Holding a Ghost EP. “Exit” plays almost like hymn, like something sacred, if sacred music could be ported over 808s.

Dorian White – Exit via ISO50

Rating: 8.2

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11-29-10

Iron and Wine – Walking Far From Home

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Beard Sam Beam and his band of noisemaking folk dudes have a new LP coming your way called Kiss Each Other Clean. “Walking Far From Home” serves as a first introduction to the album and perhaps a preview to a sound slightly diverged. The track features a vaguely gospel-sounding electric organ-driven feel laced with a “Tempted By the Fruit of Another”-esque melodic line. We think the tune’s pretty ace and we’re pretty psyched to hear what more is in store on this project.

Iron & Wine – Walking Far From Home

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Rating: 8.3

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11-29-10

The Crookes – Chorus of Fools

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Sheffield has done it again, if you like the Libertines, and our new faves Summer Fiction, then you’ll LOVE The Crookes. Shouts to Can You Hear This for the heads up on these guys… Check it below!

The Crookes – Chorus of Fools

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rating: 8.5
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11-29-10

Gil Scott-Heron – NY Is Killing Me (Jamie XX Remix) / Gil Scott-Heron – I’ll Take Care of You (Jamie XX Remix) (Radio Rip)

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The first leaks off Jamie XX’s Gil Scott-Heron remix project. Can you say exciting as fuck? Jamie remixes all 13 tracks from the legendary singer/activist’s lauded 2010 “comeback” LP for the upcoming We’re New Here project. What a brilliant combination. We can not wait for this to come out.

Gil Scott-Heron – NY Is Killing Me (Jamie XX Remix) via mu-sique
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Gil Scott-Heron – I’ll Take Care of You (Jamie XX Remix) (Radio Rip)

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11-28-10

TICKET GIVEAWAY: Nas and Damian Marley in Manchester April 2, 2011

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B3SCI TICKET GIVEAWAY! Hip-Hop icon, Nas, and Reggae royalty, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley have announced three UK live dates that are surely to be among the most anticipated events in Spring 2011. Experience Nas and Damian perform choice material from their own solo catalogues as well as tracks from their recent collaborative effort Distant Relatives. A definite highlight from 2010, Distant Relatives explores the musical and ethnic roots of both artists and the connections between them and features tracks with Lil Wayne, K’NAAN, and more. Get it here!

blahblahblahscience is giving away a pair of tickets to their April 2nd performance at the O2 Apollo in Manchester! Just drop us a line here and let us know you want them… simple as that. Also, if you dont win the tickets from us, don’t fret, you can still get your hands on some here. For more performance dates and information check out www.distantrelatives.com.

LIVE DATES
London – 31st March – Wembley Arena
Glasgow – 1st April – O2 Academy Glasgow
Manchester – 2nd April – O2 Apollo Manchester

Nas – One Mic

Damian Marley – Road to Zion (Feat. Nas)

Nas & Damian Marley – As We Enter

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11-28-10

THROWBACK SATURDAYS: Smokey Robinson & the Miracles – More Love

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Written in 1967 by one of the greatest songwriters ever, Smokey Robinson, for his wife Claudette.

Smokey Robinson & the Miracles – More Love
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11-27-10

Estelle & John Legend – Freedom (Feat. Talib Kweli)

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The gift turkey swooped in on Fri and let loose a free EP from Estelle and John Legend, Sing & Flow. The seven song EP contains retooled songs from both artists (including Freedom) and cool new collabs (Estelle and Legend go in on Jay Elec’s “Shiny Suit Theory”). “Freedom” has that early sort of Kanye sound, the sped-up soul samples, the laid back yet punchy drum tones and, yes, tones of of the Legend man. Despite no solo LP releases, 2010 has been kind to Ellen Degeneres’ favorite soul singer. (The Wake Up LP w/ The Roots, tracks with Magnetic Man, that pretty cool Arcade Fire cover, etc) Talib contributes a nice verse, and Estelle shines here too.

Estelle & John Legend – Freedom (Feat. Talib Kweli)
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Estelle – American Boy

Rating: 8.0

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11-27-10

Blu – BNG (Prod. Flying Lotus)

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Blu drops some wild and crazy visuals for the “BNG” track he did a while back with Flylo. “BNG” is rumored to be apart of Blu’s oft-delayed but still upcoming No York LP which will be out sometime.

Blu – BNG (Prod. Flying Lotus)
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Rating: 8.4

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11-27-10

The Streets – The Day After The Day Off On One

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Bloke Mike Skinner drops another in his series of twitter-released bombs. This vid comes in response to a piece by The Guardian’s Jim McMahon citing The Streets’ man’s use of the web. The commentary to Mr. McMahon is no doubt brilliant but how sick is that beat on the track. Props to Skinner for keeping us interested.

Love,
The Technological Void we’re all pissing into.

The Streets – The Day After The Day Off On One
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Rating: 8.7

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11-27-10

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