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Chloe Bodur – Billie

Fresh out of NW London is Chloe Bodur whose jazzy and modern turn on trip-hop song structures “Billie” is one of our favorite tracks of the last several months.

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12-04-18

Arlo Parks – Cola

Anchored by a cool shuffle of bass and snare, “Cola” new from UK singer Arlo Parks, is as hypnotic in its construction as it is effective in communicating a potent melodic narrative. A+

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12-04-18

ESCHES – Go (Nylonized)

We’re digging ESCHES sound. Born in Germany but with roots in the US Midwest. One of our favorite tracks this year is ESCHES’ “Go”. Here ESCHES streams a minimalist and GREAT new “Nylonized” remix for “Go” that we adore. Stream below.

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12-04-18

Leif Erikson – Matter

“Matter” is new from London act Leif Erikson. We’re into the track’s cool rhythm-driven and very soulful approach. The band told Clash, “We were very inspired by Curtis Mayfield’s album ‘Roots’ when thinking about ‘Matter’. He so effortlessly makes these incredible statements about life and society over these stunning, super funky musical arrangements.”

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12-04-18

Vhyce – Duran Duran (Feat. Yves Parquet)

Beamed straight from the wilds of Belgium through your speakers and into the zone of your bloodstream set to funk. “Duran Duran”, the latest from Vhyce (with an assist from Yves Parquet), adeptly juxtaposes moody synths, a hook-laden pop-destroyer melody, and a main groove that keeps things moving. “Listen to Duran Duran”.

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12-04-18

Anderson .Paak – Trippy (Feat. J. Cole)

Paak’s “Oxnard” is awesome. Our favorite from the album is one of the record’s more midtempo cuts, the J. Cole-featuring “Trippy”. Those ooh ooh harmonies!!

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12-04-18

SG Lewis – Again (Feat. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs)

SG’s consistency in delivering across varying sounds and styles is gd remarkable. “Again”, which features Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, explores the more dance-y section of SG Lewis’ sound with A+ results.

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12-04-18

Jerome Thomas – Bruises

Wow. Jerome Thomas has been on our radar for a little bit now. We loved his song “Stranger” from earlier this year. New track “Bruises” is special. Built on a School D’Angelo-Bilal-Maxwell, etc architecture, “Bruises” converts an immediate and really quite powerful lyric into what is a very very good track. Listen.

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12-03-18

[B3SCI Records] LOVE SICK – No Sleep [EP]

Out today on B3SCI and Aesop is “No Sleep”, the debut LP from Glaswegian dark pop duo LOVE SICK. With fans at NME, Radio 1, and Sir Elton John himself, LOVE SICK’s debut EP is propelled by dark dance-y grooves and magnetic melodies and features lead singles “Fever” and “Medusa” as well as new tracks “No Sleep” and “Predictable” and is available now digitally at B3SCI Records.

If you’re in the UK, LOVE SICK plays a headlining show in Glasgow on Nov. 27 at the Poetry Club and headlines Bermondsey Social Club in London on the Nov. 29.

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11-16-18

Premiere: Blasko – Japanese Hotel

New from Melbourne AU artist and producer Blasko is “Japanese Hotel”. A cool blend of darker R&B-inspired tones and a French house-leaning main break, “Japanese Hotel” was inspired by a dream. Blasko says, “‘Japanese Hotel’ was written about a dream I had. I never remember dreams, but I remember waking up after this one, saying. “Woah.. I need to write a song about this”. A+ track. Stream the B3SCI Premiere of Blasko’s “Japanese Hotel” below.

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11-15-18

[B3SCI Records] NANCY – Mysterious Visions [EP]

Out today on B3SCI & Cannibal Hymns is “Mysterious Visions”, the debut EP from UK artist NANCY. Lauded by NME, Best Fit, DIY, etc NANCY’s debut EP B3 features seven tracks including “Teenage Fantasy”, a cover of Nancy Sinatra’s “Boots”, and new track “French Cinnamon”. Available on a limited run cigarette box-packaged cassette, “Mysterious Visions” is for sale now at B3SCI Records.

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11-09-18

MICHELLE – Stuck On U

That “you’ve got me overwhelmed” melodic turn, those bits of jazzy piano, “STUCK ON U”, new-ish from New York band MICHELLE is a very nice piece of indie songwriting that deserves your attention below.

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11-06-18