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Unicorn Kid – Feel So Real

Oliver Sabin aka Unicorn Kid shows us how to feel with this new electro dance cut that features a catchy vocal edit from Love Decade’s 1991 hit, “So Real”. We’re feeling it, are you? Pick up the “Feel So Real” single this coming January 6th via Ultra Music.

Unicorn Kid – Feel So Real

Unicon Kid (Facebook)

Rating 8.3

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11-30-12

Villagers – Nothing Arrived

Irish quintet Villagers recently dropped “Nothing Arrived.” This track comes from their upcoming release, Awayland. Look for this album in January of 2013. By Trevor Meyer

Villagers – Nothing Arrived

Villagers (Official)

Rating 8.3

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11-30-12

Review: Dirty South @ The Palladium in Hollywood, Ca. 11.24.12

There are shows, events, and all sorts of concerts that go around the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, but it doesn’t seem like any of those can touch the environment of an Insomniac event. From the opening DJ’s to the confetti cannons of Dirty South’s intro track… it’s just that different. Even if it’s not your “thing” to attend a “rave” type event, I’d almost guarantee that you’ll secretly find yourself having a good time. The atmosphere brings plenty of people of all ages around town, and even some from out of state, to party till the sun comes up with smiles and good vibes. The term PLUR (google it) isn’t just a saying to this crowd, it’s pretty much a lifestyle. Being a photographer, I always welcome the challenge to capture this sort of feeling. Thankfully I got my chance to really soak it all in last Saturday night. The combo of thundering bass, eclectic synths, light shows, fog and lasers easily took this crowd to another world. There’s always a certain sense of passion you get when you’re surrounded with Dirty South’s euphoric music, and it suddenly becomes clear how his crowd can party for 6+ hours. A good party can go on for however long the heart desires. The only negative thing I had to say about The City of Dreams tour is that I haven’t attended it before! Review and Photos by Russ Ramos

Dirty South (Official)

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11-28-12

B3SCI Reviews IROCKE

Let’s say that you really wanted to catch Radiohead at Coachella this past year, but you live somewhere like Chicago and are not interested in paying a small fortune to sweat your ass off in the middle of the desert… what did you end up doing? You live streamed the shit out of that festival! Apply that same concept but on a nightly, worldwide scale, and we introduce you to your next favorite live content streaming destination, IROCKE. With over 2,000 live shows now streaming per month, this new start-up based out of Hermosa Beach, Ca. is at the forefront of what just might be the next big step in the rapidly evolving music industry.

B3SCI recently paid visit to the official beta launch party for IROCKE and received a first hand look at what the hype is all about. Mingling with different bloggers, venue owners, artists, managers, marketing execs, live streaming sources and others, we realized the true viability in the live streaming industry. Live music from Tom Freund and friends (tomfruend.com) was accompanied throughout the evening by a collection of brief speeches from IROCKE co-founder Karl Rogers and representatives of SkyRoomLive, ShowGo.tv, and TRI Studios (Bob Weir’s state of the art studio). In fine fashion, being projected on the back wall during the party was IROCKE in full swing, showcasing real time and live streams from Benny Benassi, Andrew W.K. gigs taking place around the country.

IROCKE is now open to the public. Visit the site and the first thing you will notice on the home page is an intuitive layout and design. It’s simple to use and easy to navigate, with many cool features, like sortable live shows by genre and other criteria. Also, members who choose to sign-up with IROCKE have the ability to click on an artist and see where they are playing next and what live streams have already happened. As a member of IROCKE, you can personalize your own profile with RSVPs for streams, sharing capabilities with friends and more. Throw in the fact that membership to join is currently free – and you have a winning recipe. With an expanding roster of live streams, IROCKE is the new source for live streaming music performances worldwide. By Brian Litwin

IROCKE california (Official)

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11-28-12

Rudimental – Hell Could Freeze ft. Angel Haze

Rudimental link up with rising MC queen Angel Haze for if “Hell Could Freeze”, previewed here from the group’s debut album expected early 2013. The track offers up a delictable hook in fine Rudimental fashion with an eclectic mix of RnB, hip hop, and soulful electronic vibes. We’re into it. Check out the track below.

Rudimental england (Official)

Rating 8.3

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11-27-12

Only Real – Backseat Kissers

Londoner Only Real will release his discordantly melodic debut single “Backseat Kissers” in early December via ASL records. The track is more boisterous and feel-good pop than his usual mix of atmospheric undergroove and off-the-wall freestyling, while still featuring Only Real’s trademark fuzzy vocal quality, catchy hook, and strikingly delicate guitar chords. After a few spins this one leaves you feelin’ right-straight and hella good. By Erin Feathers

Only Real england (Facebook)

Rating 8.2

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11-26-12

Rave’s Fave: Madness – Never Knew Your Name

A new Madness album is always good news, and yet again the dudes have dropped a good one on us. “Death of a Rude Boy” is the cool single from OUI OUI SI SI JA JA DA DA and album goes quite a bit deeper than that. My favorite is “Never Knew Your Name” because it has a softer touch, with smooth melodies and some nice strings. By Bruce Rave

Madness – Never Knew Your Name

Madness (Official)

*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.

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11-26-12

Giveaway: Rah Rah @ The Bootleg in LA with Josh Boyd & Jamestown Revival this Wednesday 11/28/12

It’s no secret that Rah Rah have been a favorite around B3SCI HQ this year, as the band’s recent full length Poets Dead has found a healthy rotation in our morning mix. Nothing get’s our day started better than a cup of strong coffee and the blues drenched vibes of “Little Poems” or the soaring melodies of “Prairie Girl”. Needless to say, Rah Rah’s set at the Bootleg Bar in Los Angeles this Wednesday night (11/28) has had a star on our calendar for a minute now. This show is a don’t miss, and if you agree – then we’ve got a surprise for you… we’re giving away a pair of tickets to Wednesday night’s set to one lucky winner!

For a chance to win email us here and say that you’d like to to be entered in the Rah Rah ticket giveaway. We’ll be picking our winning email submission at random this Tuesday 11/27/12 (one entry per person). And don’t fret if you don’t win tickets because you can get more information on the show and purchasing tickets here.

Rah Rah – Prarie Girl

Rah Rah (Facebook)
Bootleg Theater (Info and Tickets)

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11-26-12

Pang Attack – Northern Seas (for Vanesa)

Pang Attack is the brain child of Alex Hackett. Formerly the stickman for Femme Generation, and the singer and/or guitarist of numerous other notable projects including Kill The Lights, the multi-instrumentalist and lyricist seems to have found a comfortable home in the mellow and expansive song noise of Pang Attack. The project’s sophomore EP Phantom Forest was digitally released this October. Get familiar Pang Attack and our favorite cut from the EP, “Northern Seas” below.

Pang Attack – Northern Seas (for Vanesa)

Pang Attack canada (Facebook)

Rating 8.5

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11-26-12

Young Kato – Break Out

Young Kato just might be looking to break out of sorts with this new track from their forthcoming debut EP. At their average youthful age of 18’ish, and having already gigged with the likes of UK heavy hitters such as Spector, the Cheltenham six piece is already finding itself a loyal following on the UK live circuits. “Break Out” packs heaps of commercial viability and power rotation ambition, so sing along and look out for Young Kato in 2013.

Young Kato – Break Out

Young Kato england (Facebook)

Rating 8.0

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11-26-12

The New Division – Pride

LA dream rockers The New Division put the genre on notice with the shimmering “Pride”. TND, who’s varied sound is fully conveyed out their just dropped 4-tracker “Night Escape”, remind melodically of (and we mean this in the most flattering way) The National at (and not just on “Pride” where it can be heard most strongly) several points throughout the EP.

The New Division – Pride

The New Division california (Facebook)

Rating 8.5

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11-26-12

Jill Scott – Golden (Catching Flies Remix)

The b3 crew has fallen heels over head for young UK artist Catching Flies’ dreamy melodic R&B-infused production style. His latest work is a fresh vibed-out modernization of Jill Scott’s classic “Golden” joint.

Jill Scott – Golden (Catching Flies Remix)

Catching Flies (Soundcloud)

Rating 8.3

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11-26-12