The great Jakarta Records is releasing a joint LP with producer Fredfades and rhymer Ivan Ave in December and the jazz-tinged A+ “Reaping” is the first stream. Get into it.
Civil Twilight, the Nashville-based indie pop stars in-waiting, link up with kinetic popsters Knox Hamilton and B3SCI Recs’-reppin’ locals TOWER for a fun show at the Roxy in West Hollywood this coming Tuesday, 10/6. Civil Twilight who are touring behind their great Story of an Immigrant LP headline. If you’d like to be there, hit our email by Sunday night 10/4 at 8 PM Pacific and you’ll be entered for one two pairs of tickets to Tuesday’s show. For further details on the Civil Twilight, Knox Hamilton, TOWER gig visit The Roxy’s website.
LA male-female duo Kisses, who we last featured for “Nile” the catchy boogie-rhythm-driven “Rest in Paradise” EP 3rd single, is one of our very favorite breaking acts this year. Not surprisingly, we’re totally into their new fourth EP track called “Jam” a soulfully stylish boogie-inspired funk-guitar-grooved track which we love especially for its vibrantly-bright melodic piano chords and superb vocals. Awesome track! Reviewed by Erin Shay.
Get into the boldy-cinematic brightly-suspenseful intense-natured tech-house vibe of Tampa duo Slumber (a.k.a. Amber Cox and Oona Dahl) on their beautifully atmospheric rhythm-centered mellow techno jam “Shooting Salad” which is out October 5th on their 3-track “Body Clock” EP (out via Rhythm Digital the new sub-label of Paul Loraine’s Rhythm Cult). Reviewed by Erin Shay.
UK bass juggernaut to crossover pop stars Rudimental bring their very high energy live show to The Fonda in Los Angeles on October 6. “Waiting All Night” “Bloodstream” “Feel the Love” number among the Radio 1 staple and international hits the UK collective have rang up in the last few years as their arrow continues to point in the upward direction. If you’re in L.A. next week AND can be there to prove that some Americans actually do know how to dance to a drum and bass rhythm, B3 has a pair of freepasses for you for next week’s show. Hit our email by Sunday night 10/4 at 8 PM Pacific to enter and we’ll choose one fortunate soul for the passes. For further details on what will be a very cool show with Rudimental at the Fonda hit this link.
Get into impossible to Google French producer NUDE on his new sensationally-quirky dynamic-synth-characterized funky guitar-riff-enhanced beats jam “California” which is off NUDE’s recently released four-track “Naturalness” EP (out on Moose Records). Reviewed by Erin Shay.
Tune in for the mesmerizing sultry-blusey vibrations of new one “Soda Pressing” from Belgian DJ/producer label-owner Sven Van Hees. This brilliantly sultry lounge-y upbeat-sunny melody-sensed gem is out via the artist’s own label Your Lips. Reviewed by Erin Shay.
Sven Van Hees (Soundcloud)
Fresh-vibe hip-hop track “For Sunny” showcases the immensely-catchy and perceptive rough-edged rhymes and slick-stylized vocal flow of Chicago artist Alex Wiley which we think combines beautifully with the dreamy eclectic-understated synth-textured production style of B3-featured radio champ producer Hippie Sabotage (covered here for his very good remix of Elliot Moss’s blog hit “Slip”). Reviewed by Erin Shay.
Alex Wiley (Soundcloud)