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MMX – Only


“Only” is the latest track from Oxford UK band MMX. Carefully layered (we’re really into the dynamic between the song’s kinetic multi-dimensional rhythm track and the drama of the song’s guitar atmsopheres) and yet still quite anthemic in many ways, “Only” as a tune ticks many of the same boxes of quality of band’s that occupy a much higher profile and popularity; we don’t expect either of those things to disinclude MMX for much longer. MMX’s “Heir” EP is out soon.

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Rating 8.1


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Lapland – Unwise

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“Unwise” is the Claude Debussy-meets-Air single from Brooklyn-based bedroom producer Josh Mease a/k/a Lapland. As inventive as it is lovely, “Unwise” is beautiful and comforting in its repetition and its groove. It’s also evocative and impressionistic in its tone and atmosphere. A very special track indeed.

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Rating 8.2


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Dashius Clay – Jezebel

Dashius Clay - Jezebel

Dashius Clay suggests you sample his latest track a 2013 quiet storm re-imaging of Sade’s “Jezebel” as “the finishing touch to a glass of wine and good company.” So sample the track while we break the seal on this 2008 Malbec.

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Rating 8

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Los Girls – One For Sloan


Necessary chill coming your way from LA based producers LOS GIRLS. Their debut release “One For Sloan” fuses dreamy synths and subterranean beat culture into an experimental serving of surreptitious electro pop. Keep an eye out for their debut EP July 16 on Plug Research and sample the cinematic vibes of “One For Sloan” below.

Los Girls california (Plug Research)

Rating 8.3


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Glass Animals – Exxus

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The soulful dark pop of Glass Animals continues to fascinate Team B3. New track, “Exxus” (Double-A w/ the also phenomenal “Black Mambo”) is one of the finest executions of the current trend twoard minimalist beat-driven R&B-informed gloom pop we’ve heard. The potential and promise of Glass Animals seems exponential.

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Rating 8.6


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Shak. – Bad Moments.


Netherlands producer Shak recently dropped this nocturnally downtempo gem titled “Bad Moments”. The track is running nowhere fast, and rather sucks you in it’s ambient vanuum for some serious audio reflection. Cruise through “Bad Moments” below.

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Rating 8.4


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Janet Jackson – Someone To Call My Lover (Giraffage Remix)

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Giraffage, you silly bitch. Of course your take on Janet Jackson’s 2001 single, “Someone To Call My Lover” is absolutely great. It just makes sense. Sit back and enjoy. By Brian Litwin

Janet Jackson – Someone To Call My Lover (Giraffage Remix)

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Rating 8.7


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Benny Love – Can’t Be (Prod. Dream Koala)

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Atlanta singer Benny Love finds the perfect background/scene/setting for her beautifully ethereal vocal & melody in the slow-motion immersiveness of a Dream Koala beat. If you’re into Jhene Aiko or SZA or just really great singing & production then Ms. Love is an artist that you’d definitely benefit from familiarizing yourself with (ASAP).

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Rating 8.1


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Foals – Late Night (Koreless Remix)

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Doin it right, again, producer Koreless this time remixes “Late Night” from Foals. Dreamy and aquatic, this arrangement is sure to make that weekly playlist. Check it out.

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Foals england (Official)

Rating: 8.5


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Ghost Loft – So High


New production authority, Ghost Loft, aka Danny Choi, recently dropped his latest track, “So High”. Other than sounding strikingly like it’s title, “So High” breathes expansive nostalgia from classic R&B and pop ballads (U2 we’re looking at you). Sample “So High” below and pick it up on the forthcoming Kitusne America 2 compilation which drops at the end of April.

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Rating 8.3


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Catz ‘n Dogz feat Monty Luke – They Frontin’ (Original Mix)


I don’t know about you, but I barely ever find club releases with more than one good song anymore. I want to shake my ass for longer than the single I knew about, before illegally downloading, damn it. Catz ‘n Dogz knows how I feel and created a sexy project that will surely get your body jiggling. “They Frontin” starts it off right, with a first-rate appearance by the super smooth vocalist Monty Luke. And, the release closes with the equally catchy, self-describing “Ass Point.” By Teddy Pendergrass

Catz ‘n Dogz feat Monty Luke – They Frontin’ (Original Mix)

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Rating 8.1


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Premiere: Barny Carter – Montpellier [EP]

Barny Carter - Montpellier

Budding Bristol, UK based multi-instrumental producer and composer Barny Carter continues down a road of picturesque soundscapes on his forthcoming EP, Montpellier. This sophomore release drops Tuesday, March 5th via DryCry Records. It features a recent Gilles Peterson (BBC) minted first spin with “Bouquet”, and as great as that track is, Montpellier as whole offers a momentous listen. From the serene initiation of “Clamour” to the piano chatter of “Oceans”, Montpellier boasts a complete body of work. B3SCI has your first listen-through, and if you have 20 minutes to spare, then we highly recommend that you lend your ears below.

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Rating: 8.4

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