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B3SCI Presents: Jungle w/ James Supercave @ The Echo in LA on Monday, March 17, 2014

Jungle for Echo

London newcomers Jungle are one of emerging music’s most exciting stories right now. After a buzz ridden last half of 2013, and only a small handfull of tracks having been released by Chess Club and B3SCI Records (that’s us), Jungle are poised to make a major splash in 2014 with their forthcoming debut full length via venomous indie champions XL Records.

The band will surely be riding high from their busy week in Austin, TX for SXSW… and so, we are thrilled to have the chance to team up with The Echo to present Jungle’s Los Angeles live performance debut along with support from this month’s artist in residence (the also very awesome) James Supercave. Advance tickets for the show are sold out, but rumor has it that there will be a select amount still available at the door for early birds trying to get a glimpse. More details for the show are available at the link below.

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JUCE – Braindead

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New faves JUCE channel “Groove Is In The Heart” through a 2014 lens on new single for Speedy Wunderground “Braindead”. On the track, an early 90’s-esque backbeat frames more contemporary synth textures and a female-fronted heavily reverb’d vocal. “Braindead” is due April 7th.

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Rating: 8.6

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Mayo – Ballin (Prod. Mr. Carmack)

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The easy, deep in the pocket, cruise control flow of Chicago emcee Mayo is a well-matched complement to the breezy smooth production of Mad Decent’s Man in Hawaii Mr. Carmack. We need more. (IS)

Mayo (Soundcloud)

Rating 8.1

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Rare Monk – Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers)

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Fortress Rare Monk takes their rhythm and soul anchored big rock palette to Bill Withers’ classic (of course) “Ain’t No Sunshine”. And while the RM crew spread the tune out and expand its spaces they manage well to maintain propulsive rudiments of the original’s iconic groove. Rare Monk’s “Splice/Sleep Attack” AA-single is out now on our very own B3SCI Records.

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Rating 8.4

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Son Lux – Easy (Switch Screens) feat. Lorde

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First things first, this is not a remix. It’s a whole lot more than that. Son Lux and Lorde have worked together to completely re-create one of the stand out tracks from last years masterful ‘Lanterns’ LP and the results are monstrous. There was a darkness locked inside the original version of “Easy”, which made an attempt break out in the closing 5 seconds but in part two of this story the inner beast really runs amok.

A four track EP aptly named after ‘Alternate Worlds’ featuring this and other re-imaginings of Son Lux’s existing tracks will be available from May 27 here. Reviewed by Nathan Hetherington

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Rating 8.0

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Jesse Boykins III – Plain

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“Plain” is the lead single from longtime favorite of the site Jesse Boykins III’s upcoming new Love Apparatus LP. Produced by Machinedrum, “Plain” walks (while still immensely soulful) a decidedly dance-driven lane; a style that Boykins has dabbled with ably in the past. Here, Boykins’s syrupy fluid full-toned vocal does a nice juxtaposition against Machinedrum’s compact almost wholly-self contained instrumental. Love Apparatus is out April 22.

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Rating: 8.3

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Big Wild – La Brisa

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Big Wild (great name) hooks up the feel good, “summertime in March”, big vibes on new one “La Brisa”. Blending pitched up major-keyed vocals w/ hooky piano stabs and beachside electronics, “La Brisa” will (guaranteed) make your “March 5th, 2014” way less sucky. Tip to the pros at HD.

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Rating: 8.6

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Face and Heel – My Medyk

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On new track “My Medyk”, UK duo Face and Heel do the boy-girl nuvo-R&B/pop thing to near perfection. There’s not a guitar wah, a drum loop, a melodic line out of place on “My Medyk” its that skillfully crafted and streamlined; particularly standout is Sinead McMillan’s soothing flawless alto vocal. Do not miss.

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Rating 8.7

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La Sera – Losing To The Dark

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The indomitable La Sera (Katy Goodman, ex-Vivian Girls) makes a distortion-fueled power pop return w/ “Losing To The Dark”. About the record, Goodman called it, “”I wanted the new La Sera record to sound like Lesley Gore fronting Black Flag” and while (RIP to the great Lesley Gore) “Losing To The Dark” isn’t quite that, it does do well to marry that described 60’s pop melodic dynamic to a bed of turned-up, thin and blustery guitars. Hour of the Dawn is the new record from La Sera and its’ due May 13th on Hardly Art.

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Rating 8.3

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