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Phoenix – Trying To Be Cool (Breakbot Remix)

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We close up the B3 doors for the week with a great summer Friday sort of track from the King of “Summer Friday sort of tracks” Breakbot and his excellent delectably funky “Trying To Be Cool” remix for Phoenix. In here it’s always Breakbot day.

Breakbot (Facebook)

Rating 8.2

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05-31-13

Moses Sumney – Dwell in the Dark

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Moses Sumney, an alum of our B3SCI Presents shows in L.A., releases latest track “Dwell in the Dark”. The pensive, beautifully constructed “Dwell” is one of our favorite of the year thusfar. The song is so melodically perfect it’s as if some greater emotional truth (it’s that heavy) about music, life, the artist, etc is revealed with each successive listen. Capital P phenomenal.

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Rating 8.5

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05-31-13

Market East – Evergreen

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“Evergreen”, excerpted here from Philadelphia band Market East’s new Children of Summer EP, ably blends 60’s pop & the more pop-leaning tracks of great British Invasion bands (without sounding kitschy or tired) with a tremendous conveyance of melody, harmony & soul. Soul, that’s “Evergreen”s weapon, the track will immediately get at the most visceral parts of your music listening palette.

Market East (Facebook)

Rating 8.4

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05-31-13

Laura Welsh – Cold Front

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The super sultry-voiced UK R&B songstress follows up her great Dev Hynes collaboration “Unravel” with the doubly strong and infinitely sexy “Cold Front”.

Laura Welsh england (Soundcloud)

Rating 8.4

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05-31-13

Preview: Neon Indian, Yacht, Ladyhawke @ LURE in Hollywood this Friday 5/31

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In what has to be the best way to start off the weekends in summertime LA, Hollywood premiere club, Lure has showcased an impressive DJ lineup for its recent Private Label series. Putting together big and on-the-rise talent on the same bill is not easy to do week-in and week-out, but the powers that be have done just that. Having Bag Raiders, Chris Malinchak, Fred Falke and Azari & III all headline in the month of May is pretty incredible, and closing the series out this Friday with Ladyhawke, Yacht and Neon Indian… is just plain sick.

The Kiwi, Ladyhawke, will get things started for the night. The Modular/Island Records signee has been recording a third studio alum and it is possible she can drop a new song in her mix. YACHT, the brainchild of Jona Bechtolt with the expansion of Claire L. Evans will follow suit. Having toured Asia and Australia for the past month, the DFA Records duo plan to make their welcome home show a big one. Capping the evening off will be Neon Indian. Alan Palomo will head the DJ set and this set may be more house if anything, so expect to dance. By Brian Litwin

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05-31-13

OMN – Betwixt

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“Betwixt”, new from UK 18 year-old (1) OMN (Ollie McKendrick-Ness), reminds a bit (to us at least) of great Icelandic bands like Sigur Ros and Mum while morphing the sonorousness of those sounds with more modern beats, programming, and atmospheres. We are into it.

OMN – Betwixt

OMN england (Soundcloud)

Rating 8.4

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05-30-13

Jaymes Young – Wondering

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Newcomer Jaymes Young delivers a sharp blend of disparate yet complementary influences and highly skilled melodic phrasing with his piano-driven track for “Wondering”.

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Rating 8.3

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05-30-13

FYFE – Conversations

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FYFE, a/k/a former David’s Lyre frontman Paul Dixon, is name on the lips, tweeters, spotify playlists of seemingly all the world’s music bloggers/tastemakers/rigmarole, on the strength no less of just two (VERY VERY GOOD) tracks. “Conversations” is FYFE’s latest and is neither a departure in quality nor progression for the UK-based artist; as both “Solace” and “St. Tropez” have been uniquely engaging in sound, such is the slightly more hip-hop/beats-tinged “Conversations”.

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Rating 8.4

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05-30-13

Thelonious Martin – Mirage

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New vibes from Thelonious Martin and the fresh subterranean sounds of instrumental track “Mirage”.

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Rating 8

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05-29-13

Ferdinand Weber – Told You

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Check out the well-heeled and globally-influenced deep house sound of German artist Ferdinand Weber and his track “Told You”.

Ferdinand Weber – Told You

Ferdinand Weber (Facebook)

Rating 8.10785

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05-29-13

Blitz The Ambassador – DIKEMBE!

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New York rapper Blitz The Ambassador pays tribute to one of the greatest shot-blockers (& index finger wavers) in NBA history with this heatin’ up send up to Dikembe Mutombo. DIKEMBE! Blitz’s Afropolitan Dreams LP is due later this year.

Blitz The Ambassador (Facebook)

Rating 8.2

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05-29-13

Joey Bada$$ – Word Is Bond (Prod. Statik Selektah)

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You already know what this is. Listening to Joey Bad rhyming about Metatron, fuck yo couch, & George Pataki over a top of his class jazz piano-inflected Statik Selektah is something akin to flying or teleporting or something else equally bangin. “Summer Knights” drops June 12.

Joey Bada$$ (Facebook)

Rating 8.5

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05-28-13