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Dead Lagoon – I Want You

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The breezy Best Coast/Dum Dum Girls-esque is new from Singaporean band Dead Lagoon. Deep-in-the-mix vocals, minimal overdubs and production, and warm instrumental tones outline “I Want You”‘s highly listenable beachside sound. (IS)

Dead Lagoon singapore (Soundcloud)

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12-30-14

Favela – Gong

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The gorgeous “Gong” is the return single from 22 year old Leeds UK artist Favela. The follow-up to last year’s also great “East Yoke”, “Gong” is a sparkling melange of whirling acoustic guitars and twisty atmospherics.

Favela (Soundcloud)

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12-30-14

Ephemerals – You Made Us Change

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Ephemerals, out of London UK, channels the fidelity and sound palette of golden era soul tinged with the more modern timbre and musicality of Aloe Blacc.

Ephemerals (Soundcloud)

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12-30-14

Rae Morris – From Above (67th Hour Remix)

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Dutch producer 67th Hour mixes a new dark house instrumental structure around Rae Morris’ “From Above” vocal with standout results.

67th Hour netherlands (Soundcloud)

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12-30-14

abhi//dijon – ECS

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The immensely talented R&B producer/singer duo abhi//dijon wax poetic on their voluptuously magnetic beat poppin’ new jam “ECS” which features dijon’s gorgeous soothing vocals. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

abhi//dijon maryland (Soundscloud)

Rating 8.4

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12-29-14

Leno Lovecraft – Paradise Planet

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Lose yourself in the miraculously upbeat and whimsical electro serenade “Paradise Planet” from New Zealand artist/producer Leno Lovecraft. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

Leno Lovecraft newzealand (Facebook)

Rating 8.2

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12-29-14

B3SCI Best of 2014: Top 40 Songs

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Thanks for reading in 2014. See you in the new year.

jackwhitelazaretto

40. Jack White – Lazaretto

fkatwigstwoweeks

39. FKA Twigs – Two Weeks

templesaquestionisntanswered

38. Temples – A Question Isn’t Answered

misunelieli

37. Misun – Eli Eli

alvvaysarchiemarryme

36. Alvvays – Archie, Marry Me

georgemapletalktalk

35. George Maple – Talk Talk

orwellswhoneedsyou

34. The Orwells – Who Needs You

talaserbia

33. TĀLĀ – Serbia

nickhakimpouranother

32. Nick Hakim – Pour Another

majidjordan

31. Majid Jordan – A Place Like This

hoodlemoldfriend

30. Hoodlem – Old Friend

talostetheredbones

29. Talos – Tethered Bones

cathedralswantmylove

28. Cathedrals – Want My Love

yumizoumathebrae

27. Yumi Zouma – The Brae

saintpepsifionacoyne

26. Saint Pepsi – Fiona Coyne

kateboyselfcontrol

25. Kate Boy – Self Control

zhufaded

24. Zhu – Faded

madeinheightsmurakami

23. Made In Heights – Murakami

aquiloigaveitall

22. Aquilo – I Gave It All

junglebusyearnin

21. Jungle – Busy Earnin’

samsmithstaywithme

20. Sam Smith – Stay With Me

hoziertakemetochurch

19. Hozier – Take Me To Church

altjhungerofthepine

18. Alt J – Hunger of the Pine

warondrugs

17. The War On Drugs – Red Eyes

futureislands

16. Future Islands – Seasons

benkhanyouth

15. Ben Khan – Youth

ushergoodkisser

14. Usher – Good Kisser

miguelsimplethings

13. Miguel – Simplethings

siachandelier

12. Sia – Chandelier

teishibassically

11. Tei Shi – Bassically

marianhillgotit

10. Marian Hill – Got It

beyonce711

09. Beyonce – 7/11

runthejewelscloseyoureyes

08. Run The Jewels – Close Your Eyes

katyperrydarkhorse

07. Katy Perry – Dark Horse

tinashe2on

06. Tinashe – 2 On

raesremmurd

05. Rae Sremmurd – No Flex Zone

arianagrandeproblem

04. Ariana Grande – Problem

kieszahideaway

03. Kiesza – Hideaway

lanadelreywestcoast

02. Lana Del Rey – West Coast

honnewarmonacoldnight

01. Honne – Warm On A Cold Night

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12-27-14

LANY – ILYSB (Daniel Gregorio & James Moriarty Remix)

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New producers Daniel Gregorio and James Moriarty (HOWL) collaborate on an artfully subdued summer vibin’ tropical flip of LANY’s romantic pop treasure “ILYSB”. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

Daniel Gregorio (Soundcloud)

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12-26-14

Magic! – Rude (Saint Pepsi Remix)

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Saint Pepsi stupefies with a soulful, fully loaded remix of the catchy sassed up one-liner track “Rude” by pop-rock-reggae-fusion band Magic! Reviewed by Erin Shay.

Saint Pepsi newyork (Soundcloud)

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12-26-14

Jailo & AObeats – Fallin’

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Upbeat track “Fallin'” from Jailo and AObeats percolates with a lighthearted vibe that permeates the senses. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

Jailo & AObeats netherlands (Soundcloud)

Rating 8.49389

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12-26-14

B3SCI Best of 2014: Artists to Watch 2015

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2014 was great. 2015 will be great? Here are our 20 favorite picks to excel in the new year.

20saintpepsi

20raury

20seinabosey

20madeinheights

20talos

20honne

20lapsley

20borns

20marianhill

20zelladay

20rynweaver

20jamesbay

20curtisharding

20tala

20benkhan

20zhu

20wolfalice

20sylas

20teishi

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12-23-14

Ouravenue – Forever In My Mind

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Zone out to the lovely and majestic stunner “Forever in My Mind” from mysterious and fresh new producer act Ouravenue.

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12-23-14