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Zuper – Daily Routine

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New-to-B3 Cali production artist ZUPER (who is 1/2 of French house duo Milos) wows us with a supremely soulful mildly-repetitive piano-melody-led jazz-hop diddy called “Daily Routine”. Absolutely beautiful. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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Krs. – Baby (Edit)

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B3 fave style-setter producer Krs. enchants with a bass-line heavy twist on “Baby”, the whisper-y Ravyn Lenae-featuring love-emoting acoustic lullaby from Chicago producer Monte Booker. Using his signature sultry bass accents and minimalist touch, Krs. transforms the softly-sung vocals-led melodic wonder into something very sensual and modern. We really dig the song! Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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TEK.LUN – Left n Right

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Get reacquainted with B3-featured Baltimore producer/beatmaker Rashad Tek Williams, also known as TEK.LUN, who we last discussed for his luscious and whimsical dynamic-dub-infused sweeping-energetic synth-y mood changer “Where I Was Born”. We’re listening to his latest unrelenting bass-laden beat-dominated dynamo called “Left and Right”, an all consuming track that beyond excels for its cinematic cartoon-esque keyboard interludes. The intense scatter-y keyboard melody (also an artful expression of the essence of the song’s title) contrasts beautifully with TEK.LUN’s intricately layered mix of psychedelic bass-vibes, spacey atmospheric synth, and distant vibe-y television effects. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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01-26-16

Elle Watson – Body

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Wow. “Body” is the debut single online for London-based singer Elle Watson. What a debut! The minimal R&B/dark pop thing is well-worn through at this point in its trend cycle but this “Body” track, just wow. We are very pleased to have been introduced to Elle Watson today.

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THEY. – Back It Up (Fortune Remix)

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LA producer and Flo-fi label co-founder Fortune retouches superb slow-burner They track “Back it Up” to a stunning result. (We marveled at the original from the LA-based duo in October and noted their immense rising-star promise.) We really appreciate the vintage vibe soul chorus sample Fortune adds in for the intro and we think he also does a fantastic job at enhancing the duo’s outstanding r&b-dipped vocals with a provocative sense of cool understatement. Excellent remix. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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01-26-16

TOKiMONSTA – I’m Waiting

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We last covered fave producer TOKiMONSTA for her Anderson Paak-featured Hardly Art-rep’d Fovere album teaser “Put it Down”. We’re into the LA-based artist’s most recent Fovere single to release (ahead of the album on January 29); it’s called “I’m Waiting”. With uplifting vocal vibes, romantic lyrical sentiments, and flowing billowy r&b atmospherics TOKiMONSTA does well at changing up the feel of the tracks leading her album. Previous release “Put it Down” is more staccato and edgy with the A. Paak vocal vibe while “I’m Waiting” is an lovely ethereal combination of beats and flow-y flowery vocals. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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E-DOZA – Whatever It Takes

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Get set to enjoy the latest suave flip from B3 featured Toronto-based producer/bootlegger E.DOZA who we last covered for his very stylish track “Good Morning” (the brief and sugary provocatively-stylized dynamic-cheery-toned saxy Jamma Dee-beats inspired bootleg of LA songstress Joyce Wrice). We also really recommend E.DOZA’s latest spin on “Wake Up This Day”, Tom Misch’s Jordan Rakei-featuring tropical-vibe gem off Misch’s very awesome “Beat Tape 2”. With a mixture of sultry beats, slick synth accents and natural-vibe percussion touches E.DOZA fashions a quick and catchy dance tune that is hip and edgy yet still unequivocally Tom Misch. Excellent. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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01-25-16

Ben Pearce – 12407

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We like the intricately melded combination of synth-y melodic sounds and deep-gravity beats on the latest bass-heavy subtle hypnotic-thriller deep-house track “12409” from UK-based veteran underground-DJ/producer Ben Pearce (who we last covered for his Laurel-featuring Shadow Child collaboration “Nothing Ever Hurts”). Look for this perfectly deep brightly-expansive mix of melody and bass soon on Moda Black. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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Tom Misch & Carmody – Easy Love

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We love the latest Rubba “Way Star”-sampled Carmody-vocals-led creation from B3 go-to vibrant-ambience mood setter Tom Misch (who based this new song on a beat he fashioned during the Christmas holidays). Misch and Carmody put out a great release together about a year ago (“Out To Sea” EP) and “Easy Love” is a reiteration that the two have a beautiful chemistry together. Amazing song. Misch released “Easy Love” to tide fans over until the release of his new live EP. We’re excited to hear it! Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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Ian Ewing – What’s Ya Name

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We‘re into the vibrantly simple, Twista “Overnight Celebrity”-sampling, whimsical-watery synth-transfixed track “What’s Ya Name” by B3 featured artist Ian Ewing, who we covered here for his Noh Lifestyle-rep’d eclectic beauty track called “Water”. A seamless combo of luscious keyboard melodics and expressive trap accents mixed with playful electronic effects and the epic Twista sample, the song has a uniquely creative electro/hip-hop hybrid style that we dig. Out via Noh Lifestyle. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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01-22-16

Wayvee – Laaately

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Zone out with the squeaky chipper-cheery vintage-vibe 50’s vocals and big bass production highlights of B3-artist fave artist Wayvee on his wildly cinematic new trap-beat-heavy hip-hop track called “Laaately”, which we are especially enjoying for its blissful dynamics-textured mix of contrasting vocals. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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