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Tei Shi – Keep Running

The “Bassically” artist announces debut Crawl Space LP for Downtown Records with great first stream “Keep Running”.

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02-11-17

Cajsa Siik – Talk to Trees

Previewed below is the (B3SCI-approved) kinetic pop of “Talk to Trees”, the first single from Swedish artist Cajsa Siik’s forthcoming DOMINO LP.

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02-11-17

Michael Kiwanuka – Cold Little Heart (Tom Misch Remix)

Right on. Of we course, we love this! The latest remix entry from one Tom Misch is a re-imagining of Michael Kiwanuka’s 10-minute opus “Cold Little Heart” complete with a pitched-up main vocal, jazzy guitars, and a cooled-out vaugely house-y rhythm track. Michael Kiwanuka’s Love & Hate LP is available now.

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02-11-17

Sylvan LaCue – Best Me (Remix) (Feat. Saba)

Sylvan LaCue and Saba will link up beginning March 3rd in Seattle for a month-long North American tour (dates below). Here, the two emcees on the up trade bars over LaCue’s jazzy vibed-down original instrumental in an A+ collab.

03/03 Seattle, WA – Vera
03/04 Portland, OR – Peter’s Room
03/05 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
03/07 San Francisco, CA – Social Hall
03/08 Los Angeles, CA – Roxy
03/09 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
03/10 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
03/11 Albuquerque, NM – Co-Op
03/14-18 Austin, TX – SXSW
03/21 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
03/23 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
03/24 Washington, DC – Songbyrd
03/25 Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
03/26 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
03/29 New York, NY – Studio at Webster Hall
03/30 Montreal, QC – Le Belmont
04/01 Toronto, ON – Adelaide Hall
04/04 Milwaukee, WI – Mramar

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02-08-17

Sweely – All the Reasons

Out now on Distant Hawaii is the “All the Reasons” EP from French producer Sweely. A sharp mix of after hours synth tones juxtaposed to beefed up club-y drums “All the Reasons” (featured here) is the EP’s title track.

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02-08-17

Mookhi – Foul Play (Feat. Billy Fox)

New track “Foul Play” teams up Australian producer Mookhi with vocalist Billy Fox. For “Foul Play”, Mookhi selects for a quieting whiz of cool electronics steadied by a hushed rhythm track groove; vocalist Billy Fox’s main melody lines are similarly chilled and fluid. “Foul Play” is sampled from Mookhi’s forthcoming “Lost & Found” EP, due on February 24th.

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02-03-17

Nick Grant – Bouncin

Nick Grant is the up-and-coming man out of South Carolina. In a hip-hop culture of trap music, Nick provides a refreshing and lyrically-focused sound that should not go unnoticed. One of my favorite tracks from the album, Return of the Cool, is called “Bouncin” which is listed below. “Bouncin” is a high-energy track perfect for the pregame. Check out the rest of the album, Return of the Cool, available on all streaming services.

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02-03-17

Daebeull – DO IT

Wait…. wait… be easy…. yes, there it is. “DO IT” (all caps), new from French musician/magician Dabeull, manages a sun-drenched talkbox/vocoder-y main vocal around a primary guitar figure that reminds a bit (may even be a sample of) CRU’s classic 90’s jam “Just Another Case”. The resulting product of that above equation is a listen that is as cool as it is smooth.

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02-02-17

Aaron Taos – Off My Mind

One of the best pop songs thusfar of this new and weird year of 2017 is the hooks-barrage that is “Off My Mind”, the new track from Brooklyn artist Aaron Taos. “Off My Mind” follows on from Taos’ also strong “Guits” EP from 2015.

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02-02-17

Gucci Mane – Ever

This year’s Gucci Mane Independence Day came on May 26th 2016 when he was released from prison. Since then, Gucci has been grinding to continuously provide new content for his fans. The below song, “Ever”, is a track off his most recent project, 3 for free. The project is a three song-EP he dropped on Soundcloud this past week. Look out for new music coming soon from Gucci; it’s always on the way.

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02-02-17