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Phantogram – Don’t Move

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“Don’t Move” is the first release off Phantogram’s upcoming Nightlife LP. “Don’t Move” bangs. Sarah’s voice neatly pulses in and out of a killer horn-sample assisted set of rhythms. Track’s got bounce.

Phantogram – Don’t Move

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Rating 8.8

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10-05-11

Maverick Sabre – I Need (Brookes Brothers Remix)

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BBC Radio 1 staple Brookes Brothers outfit Maverick Sabre’s excellent “I Need” with some soul-infused drumstep.

Maverick Sabre – I Need (Brookes Brothers Remix)

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Rating 8.0

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reviewed by
10-04-11

Late Nite Tuff Guy – Come Inside Me [LNTG Rework]

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Late Nite Tuff Guy drops a 7:24 baby making bomb with this new rework of “Come Inside Me”. It’s #B3SCIafterhours awwwyeahhh…

Late Nite Tuff Guy – Come Inside Me [LNTG Rework]

Late Nite Tuff Guy australia (Bandcamp)

Rating 8

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reviewed by
10-03-11

Soular Order – Find Your Way

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Soular Order is Manchester UK producer Jon Maynard. On his “A World Apart” EP, from which “Find Your Way” is excerpted, Maynard (whose roots are in dubstep and bass music) attempts to move away from the boundaries, barriers, and technical rigors of that music and into something more organic, something more visceral, more engaging. Give “Find Your Way” a spin below.

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Rating 8.3

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10-03-11

Erika Spring – 6 More Weeks (Tezeo Remix)

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Au Revoir Simone songstress Erika Spring just let loose a new remix for “6 More Weeks” by NY remix team Tezeo and we’re loving it. Tezeo’s blissed out mix leaves enough of the melody and the downbeats intact in the track to keep it just close enough to ground where you can still groove with it. Thumbs up.

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Rating 8.0

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10-03-11

When Saints Go Machine – Yellow

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Oh yeah, here comes some more of that smooth shit from b3sci favs When Saints Go Machine. “Yellow” opens with a simple repeated synth figure and opens up into a melody that will have your jaw nothing short of on the floor. Best make sure your floor is clean.

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Rating 8.3

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10-03-11

Sway – Still Speedin’ (Remix) (Feat. Kano)

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Two of UK rap’s titans connect on this new remix for Sway’s (the MC, not the annoying MTV dude) “Still Speedin'” single. For the remix, Kano, one of Grime’s founding fathers, adds a fresh new 16 on top the driving Loleatta Holloway sample. Mistajam had the premiere earlier today on BBC Radio and now you can give this brand new heater a spin by pressing play.

Sway – Still Speedin’ (Remix) (Feat. Kano)

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Rating 7.9

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10-03-11

B3SCI on Virgin Mobile Live

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Jams! Stream the weekend’s broadcast below, and be sure to catch new B3SCI Radio on Virgin Mobile Live, Fridays and Saturdays @ 3pm eastern HERE. Tracklist is after the jump.

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Click for link b3sci radio archives and be sure to check out fam Virgin Mobile Live and Abbey Braden!

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10-01-11

Deadmau5 – Raise Your Weapon (Alternate Version)

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We put b3sci to bed for Thursday with this new chilled version of “Raise Your Weapon” Deadmau5 has been at work on. Gone are the dubstep, and electro refs, and most of what’s left is Greta’s excellent vocal and a spare electric piano. Listen.

Deadmau5 – Raise Your Weapon (Alternate Version)

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Rating 8.4

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09-29-11

Jason Burns – Back To You

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We LOVE this. CLEVELAND artist Jason Burns’ “Back to You” has been around for a minute but we’re just getting back into now via our pal Anthony Valadez, who spun the tune this week on his late night KCRW show. “Back to You” is major (that beat is beautiful, crazy, sick, all that, love the A. Keys sample!) but it should also be said, Mr. Burns reps our hometown. We had NO IDEA music like THIS was being made back home (UK Garage-influenced 2 step in the CLE!)! Cleveland, we love you and we miss you!

Jason Burns – Back To You

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Rating 8.8

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09-29-11

Kutcorners – Diamond (Feat. Curtis Santiago)

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Oh yes. Kutcorners brings the funk and the “hits from the 80’s” on new track “Diamond”. From the second you press play, this shit will transport you instantly to a dope ass circa 1983 Soul Train dance line. It’ll be you, Don Cornelius, and a bevy of fine females doing “The Steamroller” as everyone in the vicinity loses their minds.

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Rating 8.2

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09-29-11

LIVE SHOW REVIEWS: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. / Gossip Culture / Trade School @ Grog Shop, Cleveland 09/26/11

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It was a Midwestern affair on Monday Night at the Grog Shop, with Trade School (Minnesota) and Gossip Culture (Cleveland) opening for super-fresh Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. (Detroit). To be from the Midwest is to embody a certain mindset or philosophy that it’s OK to be the underdog, i.e. we don’t care about our forgotten industry because we’re really the backbone of this hackneyed American Dream.

The Grog is small and intimate with no strange corners for the sound to get trapped in; the beer selection is impressive and the prices reasonable; with a max capacity likely less than 300, it’ll rock with 75-80 people inside; really an ideal place to see a show. After a bout on the infamous Ms. Pac-Man machine, Minnesota’s Trade School took the stage — a guy and a girl playing synths with warmth and emotion, strong beats and stronger melodies. According to their singer, the other band mates are in rehab and prison, a tidbit he related with brilliant deadpan if he was indeed joking. Information’s scant beyond this – to give you a sense of their talents. With a full lineup they could be a force to be reckoned with.

Gossip Culture (Ryan Sheridan) is from CLE, and us Northeast Ohioans love to promote a homegrown product. I’d say there were 15-20 devotees who had seen him a few times before. Surely they would like Gossip Culture regardless of their place of origin. The music is fun and danceable, at times obscure but never pretentious. The bassist was an old pro and the drummer was proof that a wide variety of sound can erupt from an 8-piece kit. Their cover of “Maneater” by Hall and Oates was a highlight of the set. I loved the Pere Ubu / Devo influence, (two of the area’s most notable exports.) Fans of The Avalanches and Caribou must keep an ear to the ground for news of Mr. Sheridan’s whereabouts. In addition to an occasional Youngstown show (a.k.a. Steeltown, U.S.A.), Gossip Culture has an EP release show set for October 22nd at The Beachland Tavern.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. made their presence known between sets by carrying out a J & an R bedazzled with 100 watt light bulbs, easily an A+ shop class midterm. It helped brighten the dimly lit stage for a few moments at the beginning of the set. The letters embody D.I.Y. mentality, which is the ethic of the entire rust belt. The name of their acclaimed LP says it all: It’s A Corporate World. In a world where corporate greed has destroyed the American Dream, only a D.I.Y. ethic will allow the stomped-upon individual to cut his/her little slice of destiny. Daniel Zott and Joshua Epstein took the stage wearing Detroit Tigers warm-up jackets with synths blaring and their fists pumped to the sky before opening with “Morning Thought”, and in that moment the drastic population flight from Cleveland and Detroit became moot. The 75-80 people in attendance rocked out with the fury of 200. As they played through their LP and made it to their cover of “God Only Knows”, those once-heralded titans of rock radio, CKLW and WMMS, still held sway in Michigan and Ohio. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.’s saccharine melodies are instantly relatable (think Wayne Coyne circa ’95), but a pervading world-weary wistfulness is only detectable by us fellow natives of the Midwest. There was witty banter full of site-specific references and irreverent swinging from the Grog’s creaky ceiling plumbing, which capped a night replete with an authenticity rarely found on the NYC / LA culture farms.

Contributed by Chris Gedos

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – Morning Thought michigan (Official)

Gossip Culture – Horses Run Wild ohio (Facebook)

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Rating: 8.5

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09-29-11