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Ghostface Killah & BADBADNOTGOOD – Six Degrees (Feat. Danny Brown)

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The Toronto instrumental hip hop powerhouse BADBADNOTGOOD fashion a pinpoint perfect track for the disparate styles of both the hulking Tony Starks and the multi-gear oddball flows of Detroit Danny Brown. “Six Degrees” is rap at its highest level.

BADBADNOTGOOD canada: (Soundcloud)

Rating: 8.7

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05-27-14

Jean Deaux – Into The Water (Feat. TheMIND)

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Chi artist Jean Deaux gets a production assist from THEMPEOPLE on the vibe-y new R&B of “Into The Water”. Previewed from Deaux’s upcoming Soular System project, “Into the Water” is akin in sound to the deeper end of mainstream R&B radio playlists and fits neatly in style between artists like Jhene Aiko and Tinashe.

Jean Deaux (Info)

Rating 8.1

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05-27-14

Bruce Rave Interviews Temples

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Prior to Temples’ recent show at the High Noon Saloon in Madison, WI, Bruce Rave interviews Tom and Sam of the buzzing British psyche-rock collective at WSUM-FM studios. Have a listen to their hang below.

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* Links and playlists from Rave’s weekly new music show can be found on his blog and be sure follow Bruce on Twitter too!

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05-27-14

B3SCI Presents: MONOGEM w/ Zella Day, James Alan, Breakfast @ The Bootleg in Los Angeles on Sunday 5/25/2014

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The Bootleg, one of LA’s premier live music venues, hosted this month a special Sunday residency featuring buzzy-sparkling pop singer-songrwriter MONOGEM. To round out the month-long series of shows, this Sunday’s finale features a top class slate of acts including rising star Zella Day, local noise makers James Alan and (best band name ever) Breakfast. We know that you don’t have work on Monday, so there’s truly no excuse not to come out and have a full-on fantastic night at the Bootleg Sunday. We’ll see you there!

Doors for the event are at 8:00pm and the show is for ages 21+. More details for the show can be found HERE.

The Bootleg (Event Info)

Zella Day arizona (Facebook) (Purchase 7-inch Vinyl)

MONOGEM maryland (Facebook)

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05-23-14

Sivu – My Oh My (Aquilo Remix)

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Buzzing UK dream balladeers Aquilo spin a majestic cinematic melange of easy synth textures and wonder-filled beats around Sivu’s latest “My Oh My” single. Well done.

Sivu england (Facebook)
Aquilo england (Facebook)

Rating 8.3

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05-23-14

La Mar – Anchor

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Aussie crew La Mar make their B3 debut on the minimal minor-keyed R&B of “Anchor”. On the track, soft-touch rhodes and a layered melodic beat frame a spare but quite hypnotic vocal that we absolutely love. Give “Anchor” your attention below.

La Mar (Soundcloud)

Rating 8.3

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05-22-14

Ab-Soul – Stigmata (Feat. Action Bronson & Asaad)

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TDE principal Ab-Soul grabs Action Bronson and Asaad for the chakra rap of “Stigmata”. Interpolating Nas on the hook “I carry the cross…”, the trio of in form emcees trade styles and pace (Ab’s pointed, Bronson’s beefin, and Asaad is easy) to create an excellent dynamic track.

Ab-Soul (Facebook)

Rating 8.1

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05-22-14

Sinead Harnett – No Other Way (Prod. Snakehips)

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Production hot hand Snakehips is the facilitator for Disclosure, Rudimental and Ryan Hemsworth collaborator and vocalist Sinead Harnett and new single “No Other Way”. Similar in its float-y vapor atmosphere to previous Snakehips production “Warm Water” from Banks, the 2014 R&Beats of “No Other Way” is like in its quality and infectiousness. “No Other Way” is the first track from Sinead Harnett’s upcoming “N.O.W.” EP

Sinead Harnett england (Facebook)

Rating 8.4

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05-22-14