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The Reflections – Disconnected

The duo from LA known as Reflections have recently dropped their second single. On “Disconnected” the introduction of a subtle piano counter melody wastes no time in leading the charge for the vertical textures that keep course the rest of the song. Infectious is one way of putting it. Be sure to check out The Reflections’ forthcoming debut LP, Limerence expected early 2013.

The Reflections – Disconnected

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Rating 8.1

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11-26-12

Joel Baker – Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe (Kendrick Lamar Refix)

UK soulsmith blesses the g.k.m.c. standout with his sugary sweet tenor with production from Londoners The Confect. Both Baker and TC are on a highest of highs here with vocalist Baker earning top marks for the fluidity of his diction and feel and The Confect knocking down some of the most pleasingly soulful production of the year. Definitely not one to miss. (SCUK)

Joel Baker – Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe (Kendrick Lamar Refix)

Rating 8.4

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11-26-12

Dani Deahl & The Dirty Tees – Paralyzed

The Dirty Tees link up with Dani Deahl for their debut label release on the anthemic floor filler “Paralyzed”. Get into it below.

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Rating 8.5

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11-26-12

The Game – Stripper (Feat. Wale)

The latest in Jayceon’s Sunday Service freebie series finds the Compton journeyman giving airtime to the hardworking women of the strip club industry. “Stripper” couldn’t have telegraphed the cut rate “Bandz a Make Her Dance” knockoff on its face any harder; but the soulful cooled out track is a definite nice surprise. MMG man Wale chips in with a serviceable 16 to ice up “Stripper” as on of Game’s better latter days tracks.

The Game – Stripper (Feat. Wale)

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Rating 8.3

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11-25-12

Waterbodies – How To Burn Bridges

“How to Burn Bridges” is previewed here from the forthcoming debut album by St. Catharines based collective, Waterbodies. The track scorches through a dynamism of melodic fist for riff, tapping into everything that’s appealing in a radio-worthy rock track with it’s target acquired in a full 2:20. Ready, aim, The Evil We Know drops November 30th. Pick it up.

Waterbodies – How To Burn Bridges

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Rating 8.3947

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11-25-12

Liam Back – Prana

The dreamy “Prana” is new from German-based producer Liam Back. The track sports a sharp blend of far-off soundscapes and pitched up vocals but the clear star of the mix are the operatic/choral samples that, starting at about 0:35, weave their way about the production.

Liam Back – Prana

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Rating 8.4

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11-25-12

Falcons – Vroom

Beep beep who got the keys to the b3 jeep. California producer Falcons focuses the Missy classic through the post-millennial sleep & b glass, exchanging the “supa dupa big” leather bodysuits and cameo appearances from Blaque for interstellar time warps and bottle service. Into it.

Falcons – Vroom

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Rating 8.4

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11-25-12

B3SCI Presents: Gavin Turek, Jhameel, Kenan Bell, Hustle Roses + more @ Central S.A.P.C in Santa Monica 11/27/12

We have an exciting announcement for those of you in the SoCal/Los Angeles area this coming week! On Tuesday (11/27) B3SCI is teaming up with Central S.A.P.C to present November’s artist in residency and rising star Gavin Turek, who will be joined by a stellar bill of talent including Jhameel, Kenan Bell, Hustle Roses and a very special secret guest TBA (stay tuned for this one!).

To say the least the gig is a can’t miss, and to make things even better… it’s absolutely FREE! So come hang out with us and enjoy some great music plus oceanside breezes in Santa Monica this Tuesday night. Additional details on the show are here at Central S.A.P.C. and also check out some fresh videos and tunes below to get you in the mood. See you all there!

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TOKiMONSTA – Little Pleasures (Feat. Gavin Turek)

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Voyeur – Blame It On The Youth

UK electro duo Voyeur fuse that thump groovin’ base, harmonic subtlety and jazzy piano chord accents with a sensual balmy affect, and smooth sultry vocal punchline for a slow unfolding dance floor grinder on “Blame It On The Youth”. This rapidly emerging deep tech house producer/dj collective best known for their artfully infused remixes recently released this debut original track on MadTech records. Turn it up ya’ll and git balmy. By Erin Feathers

Voyeur – Blame It On The Youth

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Rating 8.3

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11-24-12

George Barnett – Ride (Lana Del Rey)

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Singer-songwriter George Barnett brings a melodic sincerity and heartfelt wisdom to a exceptionally fresh cover of “Ride” by Lana Del Ray that the 18 year old Brit recorded and produced himself. Props. By Erin Feathers

George Barnett – Ride (Lana Del Rey)

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Rating 8.09

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Broken Hands – Brother

British rockers Broken Hands recently released their live Quadrangle Session EP this October and subsequently hit the road with Deaf Club early November for an abbreviated UK tour. The band are relative newcomers to the UK music scene and they have a full-on, jangly sound with tons of rock and roll charisma (landing them a tour with Band of Skulls) and thus a live presence that hints at something great. Check out the contagiously bubbly debut single “Brother” for its sweet and easy melodic buildup, true-to-form sing-along quality and just that perfect touch of the blues. “Sorrow” another favorite is off the live EP is a raucous track with an edgy kick, booming style and saucy guitar grit. We are definitely looking forward to more solid material from this promising quartet from Kent. Give it a listen. By Erin Feathers

Broken Hands – Brother

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Rating: 8.1

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Slot-A – Rocking Wit It

Chicago based DJ/Producer Slot-A recently dropped this second single “Rockin Wit It” from his upcoming The Transition EP. Roll it up and check it cause this shit hits. By Erin Feathers

Slot-A – Rocking Wit It

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Rating 8.1

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11-24-12