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Interview: Disq

Disq have created a stir in Madison and on the blogs, especially with their “Communication” single. They played their LA debut at the Bootleg on January 23 and we chatted afterward. The Saddle Creek band will be at SXSW this March.

For more details on Bruce’s show “Go Deep with Bruce Rave”, check here.

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02-07-19

[SXSW] B3SCI Presents: Nick Leng // Trudy and the Romance // Thyla // Nancy // Laura Jean Anderson // Drinker // at Javelina, Austin TX on 3/15

B3SCI is very pleased to announce our Official Showcase at SXSW 2019! The showcase which is happening on SXSW Friday (March 15) at Javelina’s at 69 Rainey St. features a lineup of B3SCI Records artists past and present including Liverpudlian mutant pop men Trudy and the Romance, the most mysterious UK indie of NANCY, the glace modern pop of Laura Jean Anderson, and the sprawling cinematic sound of Drinker + the rhythmic wistful pop of Nick Leng and Brighton guitar dynamos THYLA. First set goes off at 8:00 PM. Be there!

Drinker (8:00pm)
Laura Jean Anderson (9:00pm)
Nick Leng (10:00pm)
Trudy and the Romance (11:00pm)
Thyla (12:00am)
Nancy (1:00am)

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03-01-19

Remi Wolf – Guy

“Guy” is the excellent ebullient debut from SoCal pop singer Remi Wolf.

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02-20-19

Marvin Gaye – My Last Chance (SalaAM Remi Remix)

! Motown will release Marvin’s shelved 1972 LP You’re the Man on March 29th! Here the great Salaam Remi has been tapped to mix “My Last Chance” from those 1972 post-What’s Going On sessions and the track is great! Listen!

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02-20-19

Rosie Lowe – Birdsong

“Birdsong” is the first stream from Rosie Lowe’s forthcoming sophomore LP Yu. Featuring a cast of vocalists that includes Jamie Woon, Jamie Lidell, Jordan Rakei, and Kwabs(!), “Birdsong” is maybe the best song of 2019 thusfar and is a power punch of essential modern pop.

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02-07-19

Stella Talpo – Easy

Yes! “Easy” the latest from Stella Talpo is our favorite track from the UK artist to date. The way, on the track, that walking bass line eases into the rising main harmony line and into the “I don’t mind…” melodic bit. GREAT. “Easy” is A+.

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02-07-19

Branko & Sango – Hear From You (Feat. Cosima)

Lisbon-based producer Branko is joined by Sango and UK vocalist Cosima on “Hear From You”. A kinetic mix of Brazilian-influenced rhythms set to an R&B-y instrumental backdrop, “Hear From You” is excellent. Check that cuica-sounding break first heard at 1:13.

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02-07-19

Isabelle Brown – What U Waiting 4

Brighton’s latest talent export Isabelle Brown streams new jam “What U Waiting 4”. The songs itself rides a mid-tempo bed of soulful Rhodes, scattered bits of sax and winds and cool jazz mixed drums. “What U Waiting 4” is part of a four track EP forthcoming from True Panther.

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02-07-19

Lucky Daye – Karma

Fresh from New Orleans is “Karma” by R&B newcomer Lucky Daye. Sampling Ginuwine’s “Pony” in the track’s verse, “Karma” builds into harmony-heavy main hook that is catchy as hell.

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01-31-19

Biig Piig – Nothing Changes

New from Biig Piig is “Nothing Changes”. The track takes School of Badu sonorousness to a DJ Premier rhythmic aesthetic which is a sound that rules obviously. So we’re into it. Listen below.

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02-07-19

James Beau Barclay – My Head Is Healing

“My Head Is Healing”. Right On. “Head” is the latest from UK songwriter James Beau Barclay. If you’re into Yellow Days, King Krule, Rex Orange County, etc, Mr. Barclay is likely to be up your street and the new “My Head is Healing” is an excellent first introduction.

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01-31-19

The Aston Shuffle & Fabich – Stay (Feat. Dana Williams)

“Stay” is the new collaborative track of vets Aston Shuffle, Fabich and vocalist Dana Williams. “Stay” is propelled by its neat juxtaposition of a cooled main melody and minor keyed tones set to a head nods, inc house-y beat. Give “Stay” your attention below.

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02-07-19

unperfect – Gots to Give the Girl

New girl group out of the UK unperfect debut the very strong pop of “Gots to Give the Girl”. Written and produced by Sugababes and Girls Aloud man Brian Higgins, “Gots to Give the Girl” makes the requisite nods to current trends in cool person Spotify pop while tying it all up into a great and ultimately very listenable track.

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01-31-19

Saeyers – Cruise

We’re into “Cruise” new from Indiana dream pop artist Saeyers. “Cruise” features some cool arrangement twists including that guitar-led break bit that opens the track.

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02-20-19

Weval – The Weight

“The Weight” is the title track from Dutch twosome Weval’s sophomore LP for Kompakt. “The Weight” picks up an icy layered main groove set to space-y sonics and a far-off lead vocal.

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03-15-19

Lolo Zouai – Jade (Feat. Blood Orange)

One of our new favorites, Lolo Zouai released last week new EP “Ocean Beach”. Track 2 of 2 of the EP is the Blood Orange-featuring “Jade”, a cool iteration breaks-driven R&B that should further drive LZ’s expanding profile.

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01-31-19

Swsh – Come With Me

We’re into the cooled-out R&B of SoCal singer Swsh’s latest “Come With Me”. Those chord voicings in the break!

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03-15-19

Tamu Massif – Milksop

UK producer Tamu Massif (ay, the name of an extinct volcano in the N Pacific Ocean) previews debut Little Death Summer LP with heart-wringer downtempo track “Milksop”.

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03-15-19

Maye – My Love

“My Love” from Maye is so so good. Shot out of an ultramodern canon with A+ production, etc “My Love” is one of the best tracks of the year thusfar. Listen.

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04-04-19

Age Is a Box – One by One

Age is a box, yes, but it’s also a straight line. Think about it. “One By One”.

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04-04-19

Sophie Faith – Salt

GD this is a great track. Sophie Faith is an R&B singer out of London you should be listening to and the stunning “Salt” is a great place to start.

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04-04-19

Grace Ives – Mirror

Grace Ives’ new one “Mirror” is minimalist pop done at a very high level. Mirror. Money. Hope. Baby.

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04-04-19

Bibio – Old Graffiti

Vet Bibio drops off a new bit of surrealistic indie pop in the form of the excellent rhythm-driven track, “Old Graffiti”.

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04-04-19

Luke Abbott – Tree

Luke Abbott’s “Tree” is excerpted here from his new Music From the Edge of an Island LP. Music from the edge of an island accurately describes “Tree”. Thanks.

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04-04-19

Connie Constance – Give & Take

We’re digging UK singer Connie Constance’s “English Rose” EP with the pointed “Give & Take” our favorite from the release.

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04-04-19