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Krs – Gyal Thing

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Toronto producer, Noir Sound (Film Noir) founder and rising star artist Krs., who we most recently covered for his upbeat percussively-textured bass-heavy Roy Wood featured bootleg track “All of You”, exudes a gorgeous shadowy-vibe flamboyance on his new artfully-beat-driven Demarco-inspired subtle-stinger bootleg, “Gyal Thing”, which excels for its down-and-dirty tropical dance vibe, heated deep-surface vocal selections and incessant seductively-on-point beats. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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Kid Bloom – Different State of Mind

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Get into the soulfully expressed vocal sensibilities and luminous instrumental cheer of new indie rock gem track “Different State of Mind” from LA-based four-peice band Kid Bloom, who transport their listener with a slow-building dynamic-perspective array of full-bodied beats, accompanying soothing-synth accents and perfectly-placed falsetto vocals. Catch Kid Bloom’s free 11 P.M. live performance at the Kibitz room in LA tomorrow, July 1st. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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Gallant – Weight In Gold

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Recently signed Mind of Genius talent and B3 LA-brethren fave-artist Gallant, who we recently featured for his stunningly innovative second-EP single “Talking In Your Sleep”, wins us over wholeheartedly with his beyond-gorgeous vocals and catchy melodic hook on “Weight in Gold” his new seductively languid Zane Lowe featured third-release which (like the EP’s previous two tracks) is a 10 out of 10 on the forward-thinking electronic-laced R&B style meter. Stay tuned for Gallant’s upcoming summer-release EP. We sincerely look forward to hearing it in full. Excellent song. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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06-30-15

Ambassadeurs – Looking At You (Feat. C. Duncan)

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Get into the sublime atmospherics and deep sultry pace of “Looking At You” the radiant new track from London producer Ambassadeurs which is an excellent follow-up to his B3-featured single “Crimson”; both tracks come off of Ambassadeur’s new debut EP “Patterns” that hits the streets today via label Lost Tribe Records. We’re attracted to the new song’s beautifully-meshed soft-edged vocal harmonies (staring Glasgow musician C. Duncan), muted ambient beats and brightly reverberating instrumentals– especially the dramatically-placed synth accents. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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06-29-15

Frances – Grow (Oceaán Remix)

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Belgian-Englishman rising-star talent Oceaán, a B3 favorite artist who last wowed us with a riotous remix of Everything Everything track “Regret”, gets creative and brilliantly deconstructive (yet again) on his stunningly-intro’ed hand-percussion-punctuated jazzy-beat-centered remix of EP-debut acoustic ballad beauty “Grow” (also covered here on B3) from UK singer-songwriter and piano woman Frances (who releases her upcoming debut EP through Communion Music in July). Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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Kito Jempere – Monday

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Producer/DJ Kito Jempere, who recently DJ’ed at Montenegro’s Southern Soul Festival, creates a sharply hypnotic synth-drenched moodscape on his bold and cinematic, oddly-captivating new acid-house techno track “Monday”. Reviewed by Kito Jempere.

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06-29-15

Rejjie Snow – All Around the World

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Young London-based Dubliner Alex Anyaegbunam a.k.a. Lecs Luther and better known as hip-hop poet-mystic rapper/producer Rejjie Snow whose unique R&B rapper lyrical style features a careful soft-edged flow that our attention back in 2013 on “Black Pancakes” releases new track. “All Around the World”, Rejjie’s genre-blurring Neptunes-influenced Annie Mac-featured Cam O’bi-produced latest song waxes philosophical about such reverberating tides as “love and death”. The track is one of the first releases to follow Rejjie’s 2013 “Rejovich” EP. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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06-26-15

Tuxedo – Without Your Love

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Zone out to the buttery-smooth vocal digs, peppery on-point piano percussion and hand-clap jazz-horn-enhanced gangsta-funk boogie mayhem of “Without Your Love” the latest track from new Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One collaboration, Tuxedo, who recently released their highly-lauded self-titled 12-track album. With good humor, the Tuxedo guys state in an interview with Red Bull Music that they sought to maintain a “fine line between keeping it G and Kenny G” on that album for which “Without Your Love” was originally intended; it’s one of 40 songs that the duo created for Tuxedo and then omitted on the release and it actually ended up as an exclusive Japan-only album-bonus-track. Now available worldwide the boogie-subtle funked-up totally G “Without Your Love” is a perfect track to launch in time for Tuxedo’s US Tour (starting tomorrow) as it beautifully encapsulates the duo’s fantastic meld of style as embodied on their new album; a style which is an expertly-crafted well-balanced soulful medium between west coast gangsta funk and profoundly rich n’ synthy 80’s-inspired instrumentally-laced 80’s boogie grooves. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

06/27 Las Vegas, NV – The Bunkhouse Saloon
06/28 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
06/30 San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 Club
07/01 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
07/02 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
07/03 Vancouver BC – The Alexander (DJ Set)
07/17 Washington DC – U Street Music Hall (DJ Set)
07/18 Philadelphia – The Dolphin (DJ Set)
07/19 Montauk NY – The Surf Lodge
07/20 New York, NY – Poisson Rouge
07/21 Boston, MA – City Hall Plaza

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Miles Clark-Wallace – Enough to Love

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We love the fresh and emotive wisdom-pop wonder track “Enough to Love” from an immensely talented pop artist and new-discovery Miles Clark Wallace a young British lad who possesses a similarly excellent and accomplished beyond-his-years depth-of-humor lyricism, inviting folky-sensitive vibe and subdued indie instrumental sense of style as the one and only godfather of anti-folk, Beck. Great track! Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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Prof. Delacroix – Cupid

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Get caught up in the vibrant hypnotic rhythm between beat, percussion and synth on cinematic-vibe expansive instrumental melodic-techno track “Cupid” from German label-owner DJ/producer and visual artist Aybee Deepblak who is also known as Prof. Delacroix and better known as his DJ/producer name Deepblak. Aybee (who is veteran artist entrenched in the music scene for about a decade now) fashioned label Deepblak Recordings to “create a home for all things Avant-Garde, Kosmic and Soul”. Aybee has only released one other track “Build Her” under the name Prof. Delacroix (it’s also very good) and few under Deepblak as of late so we feel honored to cross the soulful techno-stunner “Cupid’s” path. Be sure to check out his Deepblack label webpage and Soundcloud for some very well-selected genre-fusion tracks and featured artists as well as Aybee’s own excellent Berlin-techno-bent music. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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06-25-15

Lewis Del Mar – Loud(y)

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New York duo Lewis Del Mar go beyond cool with their artfully-bombastic softly-brazen instrumentally-stunning new debut track “Loud(y)” (also dubbed “Sit the Fuck Down”) which obviously stews in an attitude problem. We totally love this track; from its hazy boldly-wrought guitar riffs, juicy synth-laden drive and emotion-heavy electronic-beats to its hot-and-bothered incessantly-changing vocals and cerebral obscurely-fuzzy spoken word portions. “Loud(y)’s sounds-capes embody an avant-garde edge-pushing style that reminds us a bit of Alt-J. Wow, we are listening Lewis Del Mar. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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