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Marie Dahlstrom – Search

Marie Dahlstrom’s emergence follows on those of jazz-influenced UK R&B soulstresses like Jessie Ware, Lianne La Havas & Delilah. On “Search”, Marie takes that emerging sound and spaces it out a bit, spreading it wide and slowing it. Faraway delay-driven Rhodes, deep-off-in-the-mix vocals, and easy all-mellow horns support Dahlstrom’s most sultry track. Check her out below.

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Rating 8.3

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07-31-12

Dum Dum Girls – Lord Knows

DDG jump from channel Mazzy Star (on their most recent single “Coming Down”) to Tommy James & The Shondells (“Crimson and Clover”) on latest track “Lord Knows”. Not that we’re complaining, “Lord Knows” is a pitch perfect slice of the most majestic of dream rock. b3sci knows.

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Rating 8.2

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07-31-12

Osian Rhys – Long Time Gone

Welsh folkman Osian Rhys’s new track “Long Time Gone” stopped straight in our tracks and made us pay attention. The vocal, the melodic chops, the simply beautiful harmonizing, and Osian’s cool Welsh accent all of it is really really excellent. A definite surprise. Don’t sleep.

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Rating 8.7

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07-31-12

Miguel – Use Me

Our man Miguel lets loose the skyward-bound “Use Me”, previewed from his forthcoming three part LP Kaleidoscope Dream. On par with anything quality-wise Mr. Jontel has released post-All I Want Is You the driving track, see the R&B man continuing to explore similar themes and textures as he did on his recent “Art Dealer Chic” EPs

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Rating 8.3

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07-31-12

TIX GIVEAWAY! The Hood Internet @ Central SAPC in Santa Monica w/ Psalm One, Tanya Morgan and more!

Party with The Hood Internet as they continue to mash electronic frontiers @ Central SAPC this Friday (8/3) in west Los Angeles. ZOOS // ZOOS is presenting the mashtros show which will also see stellar support sets from rising talent Psalm One and Tanya Morgan. This gig is a can’t miss way to start your weekend off right!

B3SCI has one pair of tickets to giveaway to the show! To enter it’s simple… just email us here for your chance to win. Let us know that you want to see The Hood Internet and we will enter you in our contest drawing for tickets to take place this Thursday (8/2). You can find additional details on the show at Central S.A.P.C. Good luck!

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07-31-12

RAVES FAVE: Iggy Pop & Bethany Cosentino – Let’s Boot and Rally

Check out this cool collab between Iggy and Best Coast’s Bethany. The song was recorded for True Blood and it aired under the closing credits of a recent episode a few weeks back. It’s grit from the garage just as you’d expect, and the title words perfectly. By Bruce Rave

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*Check out Bruce’s Moheak Radio “Go Deep” show on Sunday nights 7-9 pm Pacific, 10-12 am Eastern, 3-5 am GMT. Also listen to past shows at Bruce’s blog and follow Bruce on Twitter.

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Kendra Morris – Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Pink Floyd)

NYC singer Kendra Morris pays soulful tribute to the great Wish You Were Here lead track. Perhaps what makes this so appealing is the attention paid to the songs original arrangement, which no doubt needn’t be tampered with (those Gilmour guitar licks we’re looking at you). Preview below the track from her forthcoming debut full-length Banshee.

Kendra Morris – Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Pink Floyd)

Kendra Morris newyork (Facebook)

Rating 8

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07-31-12

The Others – The Way You Make Me (BeatauCue Remix)

BeatauCue deliver strong remix work with their latest project. The French production duo dial up “The Way You Make Me” into a giant-sized sprawl of heavy rhythms and sharply crafted synths.

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Rating 8.2

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07-30-12

Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You (Ryan Hemsworth Bootleg)

Our dude Ryan Hemsworth has a new EP at the ready called Last Words that will no doubt be wall to wall fire flames. Previewed from the EP below is Hemsworth’s bootleg of the cut-above Frank Ocean slow heater “Thinkin Bout You” which we are certifying a b3sci candlelight jam.

Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You (Ryan Hemsworth Bootleg)

Ryan Hemsworth (Facebook)

Rating 8.3

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07-30-12

LOL Boys – Changes (Shlohmo Remix)

Shlohmo comes through with another 4 AM mix down of a popular blogoverse track. This time its hype boys LOL Boys and their “Changes” track. Steam police.

LOL Boys – Changes (Shlohmo Remix)

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Rating 8.3

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07-30-12

The xx – Angels (Gin & Gin Remix)

The new XX track “Angels” has been knockin it down inside b3sci HQ for a couple weeks now. A few remix contenders have come to the fore since the initial track’s release, but this new mix by Gin and Gin maybe our favorite thusfar. Give it your ears below.

The xx – Angels (Gin & Gin Remix)

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Rating 8.3

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07-30-12

Sweater Beats – MLLNDLLR

Shit just got serious. Get Sweater Beats htbmb “MLLNDLLR” in your life ASAP. Toot it and boot it.

Sweater Beats (Facebook)

Rating 8.4

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07-29-12