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IYES – No Wonder

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IYES are the Brighton duo of Josh Christopher and Melis Soyaslanová. We expected big things from IYES in 2015 and are happy to hear that conjecture realized on the pair’s sweetly-riotous self-affirming new track “No Wonder”, which we dig for its beautifully harmonic vocals, emotive conversation-like cheer-me-up songwriting dynamic and groovy boldly-punctuating perfectly-timed synth accents. Written, produced and mixed by IYES, ”No Wonder” is off the the duo’s recently-released Love By Mistake-rep’ed 4-song EP which includes the catchy a-side tune “So Crazy”. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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J. Roosevelt – When I Run Don’t Chase Me

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Get into the deeply seductive lightly-simmering beats, shimmery-toned interludes and uplifting moody sentiment of ‘When I Run Don’t Chase Me” an excellent new jazz-tinged electro-instrumental track from LA-based producer J. Roosevelt. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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Ambassadeurs – Looking At You (Villette Remix)

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Go deep-surface with the upbeat indie-dance reveries of London-based Abkhazian DJ/producer Siné Buyuka, also known as Villette, on her spaced-out new atmospherics-enhanced remix of B3-featured C. Duncan-vocaled Ambassadeurs track “Looking At You”; which also recently saw a dance-centric boogie-funk-swaggered makeover from veteran beat-maker/producer Moods (also covered by B3). If you are into Villette’s low-key brightly-focused fix of “Looking At You” (like we are) stay tuned for more tracks from her upcoming debut EP out via Injazero Records this October. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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Jess Glynne – Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself (Wookie Remix)

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Jess Glynne, the London-based voice on Clean Bandit’s international hit “Rather Be”, is prepping the release of her debut LP I Cry When I Laugh for Atlantic UK. Here, Glynne gets a remix helping hand from soulful UK bass fave Wookie on a warm and kinetic new remix of the single that we’re rather into. Spin it below and look for I Cry When I Laugh August 21 in the UK and November 11 in the US.

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NNECTARS – Cruise

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Lose yourself in the light and breezy synth-led subtlety, soulful beat-driven essence and pleasant natural-vibe percussive melange of “Cruise” the original beat-driven instrumental
career-debut-gem from rhythm-atmospheric electro producer NNECTARS, a new artist who is currently working on more chillout tunes to accompany you on that sublimely-grounding back-to-basics walk-in-the-woods. We dig it. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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Mad Bliss – Yams

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We’re into the unique sassy-awesomeness of “Yams”, a new one from Cali producer Mad Bliss who excels on the track for creating an ultra smooth blend of jazzy beat-backed instrumentals, cleverly chopped hip-hop vocals and an amazing fully-loaded technicolor synth-line. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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Olmos – Feels

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Get into the soulful meld of effervescent vibrantly-expressive non-verbal harmonies and peppy brightly-smitten ambient background dynamic on “Feels” the second track covered on B3 from 19-yr-old Cali producer Olmos, who we recently discussed for the wonderfully-expansive playground-sounds-touched slow-burner track “Stay Here”. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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Darius & FKJ – Ô

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Discover the immense sonic chemistry and superbly captivating artistic cohesion between B3-featured artist Darius (who brought us the outstanding Wayne Snow featured “Helios”) and fellow French producer FKJ (French Kiwi Juice) on the pair’s new collaboration “Ô” a jazzy bright-tone-drenched guitar-infused French Touch soundscape that features a reverb-heavy array of quieting sounds, atmospheric vibe-y vocals, and a poignantly-subtle relentless barrage of metallic percussion. New one “Ô” is out on Roche Musique’s new WAVE compilation which is set to hit the street in full on August 21st. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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Premiere: House of Blondes – I Always Wanted To Live Like That

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New York trio House of Blondes will follow up their lauded 2012 LP Clean Cuts on August 1st with new second LP Stranger Still. Second single, “I Always Wanted To Live Like That”, succeeds on it’s beautiful and sweeping turns of melody that when sat within the frame of the track’s dramatic droning synths blend into some really stunning and affecting chord voicings. Stream the B3 Premiere of “I Always Wanted To Live Like That” from House of Blondes below.

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EphRem – Fruitfly

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Groove into your day with the modest luminescently-spun jazz-infused charms and calm sensationally-melodic slightly-melancholic keyboard-tickled vibes of UK producer and Flow-Fi artist EphRem on his incredibly soulful multi-dimensional bass-heavy fix of “Fruitfly” the beat-centric track from Kansas City musician/beatmaker ChromadaData (off his 2012 EP “Raw Uncut Dusty Loops V.2”). Amazing instrumentals EphRem, we’re hooked! Reviewed by Erin Shay

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Vidya – Lean On / Jind Mahi (Feat. Ricky Jatt, Raashi Kulkarni, Violinder)

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The megaton hooks and the brute pop might of Major Lazer’s “Lean On” has blossomed fully into the radio ubiquity of the best sort; a pop song with a fresh sound and artful & progressive qualities (and ! in the Billboard Top 5). I was Youtube cruising the other night and most accidentally had this South Asian blend of “Lean On” hit my speakers and what a pleasant bit of serendipitous discovery as I found myself hooked almost immediately. The track is mash of “Lean On” by D.C.-based singer Vidya paired with ?Punjabi (forgive us if we’ve got the wrong language!) track “Jind Mahi” and it’s brilliant. Listen.

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gem1n1seven – Spaceflight

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gem1n1seven is the Los Angeles-based project for electronic musicians Future Paris and DJ RaQuel. The vets of the L.A. dance scene are releasing “Spaceflight” as their online debut. The 5 minutes 34 seconds track is a potent blend of Chicago House and Detroit Techno enhanced by some more modern touches in the breaks and instrumental. “Spaceflight” is out July 31 on Plant Music / Beatport.

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