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Meg Mac – Roll Up Your Sleeves

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Classic soul-inspired Aussie Meg Mac continues her momentum with soaring “Roll Up Your Sleeves”. The piano soul of “Roll Up Your Sleeves”, while maybe a bit more school of Sam Smith than Sam Cooke, is still in its great melodic writing and arranging cut from a not too dissimilar DNA to either artist. Meg Mac’s self-titled EP is slated for an August release.

Meg Mac (Soundcloud)

Rating 8.3

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06-30-14

Kill J – You Have Another Lover

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The Danish export Kill J drops new track “You Have Another Lover”. A seeping preparation of glacial far-off production and Kill J’s alien to this world ethereal vocals, “You Have Another Lover” cuts a bit different (and excellent) stylistic direction from previous more direct immediate tracks like “Bullet” and “Phoenix”.

Kill J (Soundcloud)

Rating 8.6

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06-30-14

Lowell – I Love You Money

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Torontonian pop dynamo Lowell announces new single “I Love You Money” in support of Arts & Crafts debut We Loved Her Dearly. A kinetic hand-claps-driven number, “I Love You Money” is that hypem pop coke that you are seeking. We Loved Her Dearly debuts September 16th.

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Rating: 8.7

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06-30-14

The Morning Birds – Indian Summer Bloom (Dimond Saints Remix)

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LA’s The Morning Birds have always been hard to peg down sonically which has ultimately added a touch of mystique to their output. The BLOOM EP, set to be released August 12th, ups the ante by bringing in a slew of unique DJ’s who remix their track “Bloom” into sonically matched seasons of the year. SPOILER ALERT: The original track is a mind blowing jazz, trip-hop odyssey that itself won’t be released till the EP drops.
For now, we can satiate our hunger with Dimond Saints’ hypnotic rendition, which leans heavily on the Bay-Area duo’s knack for future bass and booty-shaking low end. A sound which has become Dimond Saints staple in recent months with designer remixes for the likes of Seinabo Sey and LAYLA. The track brings a spiritual quality to EDM, and is complemented by a passionate vocal delivery manipulated to sound like Gregorian Monks which notches the vocal track down into a deep and spellbinding chant. By Mike Olinger

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Rating 8.3

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06-30-14

Great Good Fine OK – Not Going Home (Lightwaves Remix)

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That summer sun feels great with remixes like this new one from DC’s Lightwaves. The District band knocked it out the park with a disco flip a couple months back on The Knocks’ “Comfortable” and continue their success with Great Good Fine Ok‘s “Not Going Home”. The upbeat, sunny, subtle take on GGFO’s track is the perfect addition to any 4th of July parties you have planned this upcoming weekend. By Brian Litwin

Lightwaves (Soundcloud)

Rating 8.4

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06-30-14

Zella Day – East of Eden

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Zella Day is triumphant on “East of Eden”, the follow-up single to break-out “Sweet Ophelia”. The airtight hooks and construction of “EOE” place a perfect matrix around Zella’s star-level vocal performance that ably maneuvers been varying levels dynamics and punch. “East of Eden” is excerpted from Zella’s upcoming self-titled debut EP on our B3SCI Records.

Zella Day arizona (Facebook)

Rating 8.3

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06-28-14

Billie Black – I Don’t Need Another Lover

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Young Billie Black makes her B3 debut with the modern and sultry “I Don’t Need Another Lover”. The West London-hailing Black’s lighter-than-air and quite good vocal works well on the track as a neat counterpoint to the song’s heavier bass and dance elements. We are into it.

Billie Black (Soundcloud)

Rating: 8.8

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06-26-14

Future – I Won (Different Sleep Remix)

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Chicago-based DJ/Producer Different Sleep hits the web with a slowed down flip of the backside ode “I Won” by Future and Kanye West. The vibe-y very very good remix is one more reason why the internet has so strongly gravitated to this young whiz they call Sleep. This is baby making music right here.

Different Sleep (Facebook)

Rating 8.3

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06-26-14