Image

B3SCI MIXTAPES: B3NOVEMBAJAMMIES

Our family Ryan Santos is back like chiropract with his latest monthly mix for b3sci. The November mix goes in both cool and hot w a top line of variety of the best coolers and heaters of October ’12 including tracks from Solange, Paul Banks, Lower Dens and Zodiac featuring Jesse Boykins III.

Playlist on SPOTIFY: B3NOVEMBAJAMMIES

Tracklist:
01. Zodiac – Come (Feat. Jesse Boykins III)
02. Daphni – Yes, I Know
03. Solange – Losing You
04. Boys Noize – Got It (Feat. Snoop)
05. How to Destroy Angels – Keep It Together
06. Mr. MFN eXquire – Telephuck (Feat. Gucci Mane)
07. Kendrick Lamar – m.A.A.d city (Feat. MC Eiht)
08. Tyga – Do My Dance (Feat. 2 Chainz)
09. Paul Banks – The Base
10. Gap Dream – Generator
11. Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
12. Blackbird Blackbird – All
13. Ducktails – The Flower Lane
14. Lower Dens – Truss Me
15. Rhye – The Fall
16. Lana Del Rey – Ride

reviewed by
10-31-12

The Duprees – Daddy’s Home (GG Sandy’s Home Edit)

Our dude Grave Goods offers up a little something special to the beloved memory of our dearest Sandy, smoothcouching the 60’s doo-wop (nu-wop) track “Daddy’s Home”. #puttinsandyonthatcouch.

The Duprees – Daddy’s Home (GG Sandy’s Home Edit)

Grave Goods (Facebook)

Rating 8.3

brown8

reviewed by
10-31-12

Nas – You Owe Me (Feat. Ginuwine) (Sango Edit)

Sango, the W. Michigan-based beatsman, goes all the way with the Nastradamus-era (big and tall leather leisure suits no shirt, circular neon lightbulbed-rooms) Nasir/Ginuwine 90’s cooler refashioning it into The Style of 2012.

Nas – You Owe Me (Feat. Ginuwine) (Sango Edit)

Sango (Facebook)

Rating 8.3

brown8

reviewed by
10-31-12

Rihanna – You Da One (J.u.D. Remix)

Canadian producer J.u.D. dials up a winner with a lights out re-do of Rihanna’s “You Da One” from last year. #heatercoolers

Rihanna – You Da One (J.u.D. Remix)

J.u.D. canada (Soundcloud)

Rating 8.5

brown8

reviewed by
10-31-12

Rave’s Fave: Breaking Laces – Mr. Curry Is A Cop

My latest fave is dedicated to those of you in the US who will be voting on marijuana initiatives in the this election. This track is in the vein of Weazer’s “Hash Pipe”. A fun tune about the cool new teacher Mr. Curry, who is actually a narc. Breaking Laces formed in Brooklyn and have released 5 albums and 5 EP’s since 2003. By Bruce Rave

Breaking Laces – Mr. Curry Is A Cop

Brick & Morter (Facebook)

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

reviewed by
10-31-12

Plan B – Playing With Fire (High Contrast Remix)

Welsh DnB man High Contrast does it big with his latest remix for Plan B. The engine for HC’s remix here is clearly drum & bass but the gas is some really killer syncopations in the rhythm and synth tracks. Hot like fire.

Plan B – Playing With Fire (High Contrast Remix)

High Contrast (Facebook)

Rating 8.4

brown8

reviewed by
10-31-12

Robert DeLong – Global Concepts

As his first release under the Glassnote label, singer/songwriter Robert DeLong offers us the Global Concepts bundle, which includes the single/title track, adjoining club and radio edits and another single called “One And The Same”. This release is another big step for Robert, who has been on the rise for over the past year, channeling different dance genres. “Global Concepts” features Robert’s vocals over a moombahton beat with different percussion, whereas “One And The Same” explores more of a D’n’B feel. To fully get the true DeLong experience, you have to see him in concert. Cuing drops with a Wii controller, old Nintendo controllers and joysticks, hopping on the drums, getting behind the computer; he is all over the stage. Looking forward to his future releases with Glassnote. By Brian Litwin

Robert DeLong (Facebook)

Rating 8.30238

brown8

reviewed by
10-31-12

Solidisco – Turn Around

“Turn Around” by Buffalo NY duo Solidisco is Nu-disco done to its highest level. Sampling from the great George Benson’s 1981 track “Turn Your Love Around”, Solidisco does an excellent job modernizing (and we mean that in the best possible way) the jazz & B classic.

Solidisco – Turn Around

Solidisco (Soundcloud(/a>)

Rating 8.3

brown8

reviewed by
10-31-12

Dream Koala – Gone

We are seriously crushing on Dream Koala’s new “Blur” EP. The 5-track set features some of the most beautifully sublime sounds of the year. Our pick is the vibes-by-candlelight-focused-through-a-hip-hop-lens of “Gone”. Check it.

Dream Koala – Gone

Breakbot (Facebook)

Rating 8.5

brown8

reviewed by
10-31-12

Freddie Joachim – Golden Temple (Feat. Mar)

The awesome Freddie Joachim grabs Dutch singer Mar for the sensual jazz & b of new track “Golden Temple”. Freddie’s latest Fiberglass Kisses, from which is “Golden Temple” is previewed here, is not to be missed and also features Carlitta Durand, Miles Bonny and J. Mitchell.

Freddie Joachim – Golden Temple (Feat. Mar)

Freddie Joachim (Facebook)

Rating 8.3

brown8

reviewed by
10-31-12

Ben Howard – Esmerelda

2012 Mercury Prize contender Ben Howard has released a new track from his forthcoming Burgh Island EP, expected via Island Records on December 10th. This beautifully darker penned song from Ben explores the electric side of the well versed six-string musician, and if “Esmerelda” is any indication, a sense of peril to his signature folk tinged vocal delivery. Preview “Esmerelda” below.

Ben Howard – Esmerelda

Ben Howard england (Facebook)
(Official)

Rating 8.5

brown8

reviewed by
10-31-12

Review: Two Door Cinema Club / Friends / St. Lucia @ Hollywood Palladium, CA. 10/25/12

Two Door Cinema Club descended on the Palladium in Hollywood last Thursday night, October 25th, with support coming from Friends and St. Lucia. The all ages crowd proved nothing short of just that, an uber youthful core that energized the venue throughout the night, and who were clearly more in touch with some sort of ‘rockshow ESP’ than their older and late arriving counterparts. Ageist irony hit it’s high when Darude’s “Sandstorm” spun through the house speakers before Two Door Cinema Club took stage. The track, clearly meant to be background music, elevated the crowd of iGens to another level, teleporting the Palladium into a celebratory Trance gathering for the next five minutes. The venue raved to this near 15 years old EDM classic offering one of the biggest responses to any song of the evening… including from any of the bands. The look of bewilderment on the faces of anybody over age 25 was pretty timeless, as they raced to remember what was so cool about a song that they used to jam with in high school.

Darude – Sandstorm

NYC based and Neon Gold collective St. Lucia opened the evening. The five piece rock ensemble traded-off dueling synths and guitars throughout the set. Their blend was pop friendly, with an indie-movement inspired new wave of synth rock that’s pretty irresistible. The band’s uptempo quirky nature and occasional Temper Trap caliber melody (ideal for the evening’s Glassnote headlined bill) was sprinkled throughout the set with tambourine and glitzy synth. On the more obscure pop side of things, moments felt akin to the sentiment of Talking Heads and even Peter Gabriel. Most notably the band seemed to revel in their commercial potential, being perfectly viable to such a large room showcasing their festival ready performance with plenty of energy and crowd interaction.

Photo By Russ Ramos

NYC neighbors to St. Lucia, and Brooklynites, the band Friends soon followed. On the more abstract pop side of things, Friends know their way up, down, and all around dirty disco injected tunes. With heavier lyrical content rooted in philosophies that explore conspiracies and even open relationships, Friends have a little something for everyone, and definitely know how to play to their advantages. For one, if the music doesn’t happen to be your style, then at the very least you’re sure to be entertained by the cross dressing, and progressive party that’s happening on the stage in front of you. When singer Samantha Urbani wasn’t launching herself into the heart of the dance party, with the audience in front of her, she was engaging Friends’ vocally passionate fans between songs, “everybody here, we’re all friends” she proclaimed at one point. Indeed. The band’s music is rhythmic and a minimal nature, highlighted with the hook latent bass work of Lesley Hann. Her delectable bass lines can’t help but draw your hips in to their seductive grooves, as Friends counters the excitement with fashionable jungle drumming, triangle chimes, catchy vocals and more. Friends live presence was loaded with retro nostalgia, and included recording live with a VHS video camera during their hit track, “Mind Control”. Friends’ set consisted mostly of material from the band’s recent and debut studio album, Manifest!, and it set the tone nicely for the party that was yet to come.

Photo By Russ Ramos

Who would have thought that the young Irish lads we shared with you in 2009 would be headlining major venues, festivals and tours throughout the world just a few years later? It’s pretty incredible to trace back through the career of Two Door Cinema Club, but what’s even more incredible is where they stand today. With two studio albums now under their belt, they belong to a small collection of bands able to claim critical and commercial success on both their debut album and sophomore follow up. The crowd at the Hollywood Palladium that night were well of aware of this fact. Two Door Cinema Club’s near hour and a half long set was a fans delight. People responded to fresh songs such as “Sleep Alone” and “Sun” from Two Door’s new album Beacon, as much as they did to the band’s Tourist History debut release.

It was somewhat telling how Two Door Cinema Club had been on the road these last few years, back and forth across the pond, and how they continue to thrive on the growth from such experiences together as a band. Two Door Cinema Club were dialed-in and they tore the roof off the Hollywood Palladium that night, as if proving their headliner status for the years to come. The band’s stage production helped, most importantly too was an additional musician on stage who helped the trio fill in some of those parts that had earlier fallen to backing tracks. Transitions were seamless for Two Door Cinema Club, with little conversation between songs, they held the audience in their hands, stomping their way the through their set of signature high BPM induced melodic pop. Frontman Alex Trimble entertained and engaged the crowd with an authentic nature, and in fact the entire band seemed delighted by the response they’d recieved that night. Trimble at one point asked people to sing along, “I want you with me”, on “The World is Watching”, they obliged. An explosive performance of “What You Know” concluded the band’s encore set of three songs. Ending on high that was hard to come down from. Possible explaining why half audience stuck arround the venue and continued to dance as the house lights and speakers came on. Until the man served up the ole ‘you don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here’.

Header Photo By Russ Ramos

Two Door Cinema Club – The World Is Watching

Two Door Cinema Club (Facebook)

Photo By Russ Ramos

Photo By Russ Ramos

Rating 9.0

reviewed by
10-30-12