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Mothica – Hand Grenade (Koyo Remix)

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New Caledonian producer Koyo (French South Pacific) breaks out a dynamite trap-beat imbued electro-pop remix of Mothica’s latest hit “Hand Grenade” which is the original intro track off the Brooklyn-based artist’s recent five-track “Mythic” EP. Koyo adds the perfect concoction of rhythmic percussion, future trap accents, and a technicolor flute riff to the recently released track and the mixture compliments Mothica’s slow deliberate vocal cadence in a way that resonates beautifully. Excellent remix. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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Four Lore – Who Are Whe (Feat. STU)

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In October we covered instrumental beauty track “Kafka” from Canadian producer/vocalist and self-professed beat-crusher Four Lore (who was new to B3 at the time). We also highly recommend Four Lore’s latest instrumental production “Who Are Whe”; a flute-tempered melodic-electro tune which he created along with French artist STU. We think Four Lore strikes a divine balance between rhythm and melody on “Who Are Whe” and we look forward to hearing more from him. Amazing. Reviewed by Erin Shay

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B3SCI Best of 2015: Artists of the Year

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Thank you for reading.

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Adele

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Catfish & The Bottlemen

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Courtney Barnett

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Dr. Dre

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Drake

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Fetty Wap

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Future

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Jamie xx

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Justin Bieber

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Kendrick Lamar

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Leon Bridges

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Oh Wonder

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Tame Impala

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The Weeknd

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01-07-16

B3SCI Best of 2015: Artists to Watch in 2016

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B3’s coverage of the “Best of 2015” continues with our choices for 15 artists to watch for prosperity/success in the coming year. We’ve included all 15 artists in a new Spotify playlist here. Thanks again for reading.

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Alessia Cara

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Alina Baraz

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Billie Marten

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Bryson Tiller

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Gallant

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Kiaara

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Midnight to Monaco

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Mura Masa

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Nao

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NoMBe

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Phoebe Ryan

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Tender

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The Japanese House

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Transviolet

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XYLO

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B3SCI Best of 2015: Staff Favorite Songs

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Hello 2016. Goodbye 2015. 2015 was a year. We’ve elected at B3 this year that in lieu of arbitrarily ranking a list of top x-number tracks that we’d prefer to share lists of the favorite songs of the year of each main B3SCI writer. Following later this week will be B3’s choices for top artists of the year and our picks for artists to watch for 2016. Thanks for reading.

Troy

1 Drake – Hotline Bling
2 Drake / Future – Jumpman
3 Kendrick Lamar – How Much A Dollar Cost
4 Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean
5 Major Lazer / DJ Snake & MO – Lean On
6 SG Lewis – Warm
7 Kanye West – All Day
8 Florence + The Machine – What Kind of Man
9 Alabama Shakes – Don’t Wanna Fight
10 NoMBe – California Girls

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Mike

1 Deerhunter – Breaker
2 Moses Sumney – Seeds
3 Gallant – Weight in gold
4 Kurt Vile – Pretty Pimpin
5 Midnight to Monaco – Suicide
6 Blur – Go Out
7 Green Buzzard – Zoo Fly
8 Spring King – City
9 Noel Gallagher – Ballad of the Might I
10 Sjowgren – Seventeen

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Bruce

1 Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – S.O.B.
2 Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian At Best
3 Alabama Shakes – Miss You
4 Death Cab For Cutie – Everything’s A Ceiling
5 FFS – Piss Off
6 The Struts – Could Have Been Me
7 The Maccabees – Marks To Prove It
8 Frank Turner – Mittens
9 The Libertines – Anthems For Doomed Youth
10 Hippo Campus – Suicide Saturday

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Erin

1 Kenton Slash Demon – Harpe
2 Darius & FKJ – O
3 Lettuce – Phyllis
4 Sango – Dias Melhores
5 J.Louis – Camarillo
6 Rick Ross – Amazing Grace
7 Superhumanoids – Anxious in Venice
8 Egyptian Art- She’s Lovely
9 NoMBe – California Girls
10 HONNE – No Place Like Home

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RestWater – So Lovely Is Your Soul

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We like the catchy hook and indie rock fundamentals of “Lovely Is Your Soul” from Philly band RestWater who we’re particularly digging with for their soothing low-key vocal vibes and dynamic-muted elemental instrumentals. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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01-06-16

KA-YU – Goddess

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Familiarize yourself with new-to-B3 artist KA-YU (who hails from the Netherlands). KA-YU keeps it bright and simple with a soft sensual mesh of down-tempo beats, jazzy metallic accents and a sweet keyboard melody on “Goddess”. We totally love how the keyboard dictates the track’s cheery mood and how effectively it contrasts with KA-YU’s dynamic, super sexy bass-line. Great tune! Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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Sudan – Soul (Eets Remix)

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Get into the soulful mixture of world-music-vibe rhythm and percussion awash some remarkably good vocals on “Sudan” the latest nuance-tempered track from B3 covered Alaska-based beat-maker Eets who we featured in October for his cool-minded hip-hop vibes on “Feathers of Gold”. We love it. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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J.Robb – Saywhat

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Tune into the understated sensuality and dynamic meld of beats on new one “Say What” a restyle of Donell Jones’ hit “U Know What’s Up” from a relatively new Baltimore artist (swag-surf-gawd) j.robb who we featured in September for his joint-produced gem track “Euphoria” (created with Calgary-bred Canadian musician Skater for the duo’s debut EP “Pastel”). Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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Bruce Rave Interviews The Silver Lake Chorus

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The Silver Lake Chorus dropped one of 2015’s best albums. They linked up with Aussie artist/producer Ben Lee and then received songs from indie all-stars such as Death Cab, Flaming Lips, Bon Iver, New Pornographers, Tegan and Sara, and Ben himself. Here’s my chat with Music Director Mikey Wells.

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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