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Raveena – Johnny It’s The Last Time

NYC-based songwriter Raveena makes a much welcomed return to B3 with new single “Johnny It’s The Last Time” which we particularly love for its cool horn-driven chorus hook.

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07-07-16

MADEIRA – Manipulator

MADEIRA (Kim Pflaum, ex-Yumi Zouma) announces debut EP Bad Humors on Carpark Records with neatly syncopated minor-keyed number “Manipulator”. We like it.

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07-07-16

The Halves – Are You Happy?

Charlotte band The Halves make a strong online debut with jangly “Are You Happy?”. Constructed around a crashing, cathartic chorus, the melodic acumen displayed on “Are You Happy?” indicates a band in The Halves with a noticeable bit of songwriting skill. Introduce yourself to The Halves below.

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BADBADNOTGOOD – In Your Eyes (Feat. Charlotte Day Wilson)

A favorite voice (Charlotte Day Wilson) collaborates with a favorite band (BADBADNOTGOOD) for 70’s symphonic soul-tinged (maybe Willie Hutch-esque?) track “In Your Eyes”. BBNG’s new IV LP is out today.

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07-01-16

Jay Som – Rush

Last month we featured “I Think You’re Alright” the opposite side track from Jay Som a/k/a SF’s Melina Duarte’s new 7″ for Fat Possum. We dig the reverb-set “Rush” and it’s strong chorus hook. Listen to “Rush” below.

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SOFI TUKKER – Awoo (Feat. Betta Lemme)

The Hypem hitmakers SOFI TUKKER fire another potent sortie in the form of big rhythmic track “Awoo”. A vaguely Latin syncopated piano line sets the aesthetic for “Awoo” as danceable layered drums and a rhythm-heavy main vocal further build out the track’s force and effectiveness. Stream “Awoo” below and look for the “Soft Animals” EP on July 8.

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Fortunes – Angel

Melbourne AU act Fortunes turn in seriously impressive new stream “Angel”. Very accomplished melodically (the track reminds us a bit of Raheem DeVaughn or even D’Angelo in that department) and expertly framed-up by a spare set of 808’s and cycling loops of vocal and additional rhythmic samples, “Angel”‘s emotive impactfulness is enormous and immediate.

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07-01-16