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Premiere: Allman Brown – Rivers (Feat. Robyn Sherwell)

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“Rivers” is the stark, lyrically evocative new track from UK songwriter Allman Brown. Co-written by and featuring a favorite of ours in Robyn Sherwell, “Rivers” probes a vast swath of thematic motifs and emotional range to create a very powerful piece of songwriting. AB spoke on the track inspiration saying, “Rivers is a song about nature. It’s power; it’s intimacy and how it lives in our senses. It was the perfect song to collaborate with Robyn on as her voice has a balance of strength and fragility that is so elusive and seductive.” Yes! The nexus of a powerful narrative and exceptional vocal and melodic choices make “Rivers” a very effective song. We’re pleased to premiere “Rivers” by Allman Brown featuring Robyn Sherwell below.

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08-25-15

Rave’s Fave: Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – S.O.B. (Live on Jimmy Fallon)

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Here’s one of the most buzzed-about late night TV gigs of the year. First of all, this is a song that caught my ear on its own merits. “S.O.B.” Is a raucous, retro feeling tune that will make you want to nod your head if not shake your entire body. Their first network TV appearance was August 6 on Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show”. When Fallon said “a party’s gonna break out right now”, he wasn’t kidding. As the song began with the stocky Rateliff in full beard and looking pretty serious, there was little indication of the mayhem that was about to ensue. He seemed like he’d be more at home on a football field than on a dance floor. When all hell broke loose, we got to see why the show booked them. Rateliff goes into full motion and displays nifty dance steps. See this for yourself, and no wonder the song has been garnering airplay increases based on this buzz. Reviewed by Bruce Rave.

Check out Bruce’s weekly “Go Deep” radio show; air dates and times for “Go Deep” as well archived past shows can be found on Bruce’sblog. Don’t forget to follow Bruce on Twitter too!

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08-21-15

Gavin Turek & TOKiMONSTA – Surrender

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LA-native Gavin Turek (who was hand picked by Mayer Hawthorne to be a vocalist on his new B3-lauded joint project Tuxedo) teams up with longtime collaborator B3-blog frequent LA deep-house-guru TOKiMONSTA for a new brilliant track called “Surrender”; which we enjoy immensely for its superbly-balanced dance-centric bongo-induced instrumental temperament, sultry-precise r&b vocal style and beautiful human-interest unconditional-love-will-prevail infinite-artistic-creation message. For us the dynamic duo rate at a fresh 10 out of 10 on poppy compatibility with “Surrender” which has us keen to hear the lot of their new seven track soon-to-release (August 28th) mini-album called You’re Invited that is out via Young Art Records. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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08-21-15

Hawke – Baltimore Boston Express (Wally’s I-95 Remix)

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We dig Walter Merlin Jones’ sensationally deep-treading electronic-edged caustic blurry-side tech-house creepy-crawl dance spin of “Hawke” an excellent original track from Baltimore Boston Express which beyond excels for its unique synthed-out metal on metal undercurrent. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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08-21-15

POOLCLVB – Move Me (Terace Remix)

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Get your interstellar groove on with Sydney production duo Terace on their slick and stylized robust-vocaled synth-heavy keyboard-laced late-night deep-house dance remix of “Move Me” from Poolclvb. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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08-20-15

Jodie Abacus – Good Feeling (MXXWLL Remix)

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We love the sweet-nurturing calm vibe and funked-up synth accents of Sydney producer MXXWLL (also known as Maxwell Bidstrup) on his slick and centered vox-enhanced new “Good Feeling” for Jodie Abacus which we especially dig for its very subtle watery-ambient undercurrent and cheery-warm brightly-exuberant sentiments. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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08-20-15

Saintseneca – Sleeper Hold

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Center yourself in the divinely-ethereal slightly-punk male-female vibe vocal-duet and gentle-to-the-touch indie lo-fi atmospherics of Saintseneca on the Ohio group’s low-key new one “Sleeper Hold” which is the first single to release off their third album Such Things (available via Antirecords on October 9th). Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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08-20-15

BECOME x NoMBe – Miss Mirage

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BECOME, the EX-GF-affiliated remix project that’s rung up two Hypem Chart success with mixes for Elohim and XYLO, turns their hot hand to another quickly rising talent in the space NoMBe and his latest “Miss Mirage” single. A++.

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08-20-15

Viola Beach – Swings & Waterslides

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Sample “Swings & Waterslides” the debut track online from Cheshire UK band Viola Beach. A neatly constructed and imagined bit of a A+ indie pop, “Swings & Waterslides” is made of the sort of UK indie DNA that compose potential breakout bands. A very strong debut and band to definitely keep an eye toward.

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08-20-15