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Ejeca – Rosario

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All the bros and blokes trying to make 2013 house-arage, start taking notes. “Rosario” new from Loft Records UK artist Ejeca is that aforementioned genre’s perfection realized. You, your heart, your mind, your soul; you need this track in your life right now.

Ejeca england (Soundcloud)

Rating 8.5

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07-24-13

Dashius Clay – Jezebel

Dashius Clay - Jezebel

Dashius Clay suggests you sample his latest track a 2013 quiet storm re-imaging of Sade’s “Jezebel” as “the finishing touch to a glass of wine and good company.” So sample the track while we break the seal on this 2008 Malbec.

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Rating 8

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07-24-13

Lucius – Hey, Doreen

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Hey, Doreen what a lovely track you’ve got there. Proving again that Mom + Pop are unable to miss in the artists they select, latest signees Lucius absolutely knock it out with new single “Hey, Doreen”. The likely soundtrack to the premiere episode of Season 3 of Girls or at the very least The Mindy Project, “Hey, Doreen” is infinitely catchy, but perhaps the track’s greatest asset (or it’s maybe secret weapon) is it’s soulfulness; like you can imagine melodically “Hey, Doreen” (and we mean this in the absolutely best way possible) coming off the assembly line at Motown and out through the vocal cords of someone like Martha Reeves or Mary Wells; it’s that good. Lucius’ Wildewoman LP is out October 15th on Mom + Pop.

Lucius (Soundcloud)

Rating 8.3

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07-24-13

Télépopmusik – Breathe (Dust Yard remix)

Télépopmusik - Breathe (Dust Yard Remix)

Another day. Just believe. One of the most remixed tracks ever Telepopmusik’s “Breathe” gets another turn today in the form of a (excellent) warm-vibed beach-side mix from French artist Dust Yard. Bump this one out your cabana.

Dust Yard (Soundcloud)

Rating 8.2

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07-24-13

Premiere: Kodaline – Gabriel (Roy Davis Jr cover)

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We’re privileged to present another very cool premiere today in the form of Irish band Kodaline’s new cover of Roy Davis Jr’s garage/house CLASSIC “Gabriel” (whoa, big respect on the choice of track). The Dublin-based boys sort of space out the arrangement (piano for synth), change the scenery (Dublin for Chicago), and suit up the track with a stunning mix of acoustics & subtle electronics; all the while well maintaining (although vastly different stylistically) the original track’s immense soulfulness. The mighty Kodaline are the current holders of the #1 spot in the Irish album chart (ahead of Hov and Kanye) with their great A Perfect World. The band will release new EP “Brand New Day” (of which “Gabriel will be a part) this coming August on the 25th.

Kodaline ireland (Soundcloud)

TOUR DATES

Friday 8th November – Birmingham Institute
Saturday 9th November – O2 Academy Oxford
Sunday 10th November – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Tuesday 12th November – London The Forum
Wednesday 13th November – Leeds Stylus
Saturday 16th November – Gateshead Sage 2
Monday 17th November – Manchester The Ritz
Monday 18th November – O2 Academy Bristol

Rating 8.5

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07-24-13

Saint Motel – My Type

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In follow up to their popular 2012 Voyeur release, LA based Saint Motel have just released a new song that’s been blasting out the speakers this morning at b3sci HQ. From the band’s forthcoming TBA album, “My Type” offers an ever-classic and uplifting throwback nod to what else but big brass. As lead singer AJ Jackson puts it, “When we were recording Voyeur we pushed ourselves to experiment with new instrumentations. This can be felt in “My Type”. What started out innocently enough with some simple synth riffs, ended up a forest of trumpet, sax, and sweet, sweet mellophone.” Dig it. Sample “My Type” below.

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Rating 8.331

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Cloud Control – Scar

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London psych-pop outfit Cloud Control have just dropped “Scar”, the second track from their forthcoming Dream Cave LP. The track is something of a dream cave itself boasting an irresistible mix of baggy inspired indie pop. We can’t get enough. Have a spin (or many more) for yourself below. Dream Cave is released September 16th. Mark it.

Cloud Control england (Soundcloud)

Rating 8.2

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07-24-13

Shawn Chrystopher ft. Dom Kennedy & Ashly Breshe – Situation

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Inglewood emcee Shawn Chrystopher lets loose a buttery bit of jazz-inflected hip hop w/ the Dom Kennedy-featuring “Situation” from his recently released The Lovestory LP.

Shawn Chrystopher california (Facebook)

Rating 8.1

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07-23-13

Crazy Pills – Break it Down

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Ah yes, Crazy Pills. The Brooklyn-based band make an intriguing mix of Gun Club-esque irreverent rootsy punk and more straight up surf & blues. If that sounds like yer cup of tea (it’s most definitely ours) then get a sample of the half-time blitz of “Break It Down”

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Crazy Pills newyork (Facebook)

Rating: 8.3

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07-23-13

Honey Bones – Dragg

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We’re loving the breezy carefree pop of “Dragg”, new from Idaho/California duo (two high school buds now living hundreds of miles apart created the record via throwing ideas back and forth online) Honey Bones. Get a good load of the quality of hooks on “Dragg”, it’s truly a great bit of pop songwriting. Honey Bones s/t is available on their bandcamp.

Honey Bones california (Soundcloud)

Rating 8.1

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07-23-13

Wookie – The Hype Feat. Eliza Doolittle

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The garage prototype. One of the strongest garage tracks of the year is one of the year’s best songs, our old friend Eliza Doolittle links up with the UK bass music mainstay Wookie for a TUNE that is as equally sultry as it is danceable (a no doubt difficult balance to navigate). Cheers to our pals at (KKS) for the tip.

Wookie england (Facebook)
Eliza Doolitle england (Official)

Rating 8.7

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07-23-13

Patrick Baker – Control

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Our dude Patrick Baker taps the early 90’s sensual jam font for his latest creation “Control”. Very much of the vain of the sexier side of new jack swing and producers like Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis & Dallas Austin, “Control” is the perfect track for your late-in-the-day midsummer cruise. We’re about to jump in the car and throw this jam on right now.

Patrick Baker (Official)

Rating 8.0

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07-22-13