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Agency – Exponents [EP]

The neo-soul duo Agency has put out “Exponents”, an EP full of experimental and meandering R&B. The fourth track off the release, “is there some other version of my story?,” is full of polyphonies that billow in and out of a brooding dissonance. With the fuzzy organ backing, there’s an undeniable Frank Ocean resemblance. And yet its sound is still fresh—not without its own center of gravity. Stream “Is There Some Other Version of My Story?” from “Exponents” below.

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06-13-18

Sirens of Lesbos – We’ll Be Fine

Sirens of Lesbos stream spacious reggae-tinged “We’ll Be Fine”, the Swiss act’s first new track online in three years.

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06-08-18

Kodiak Soul – The Lives We Choose

Up and coming Atlanta based producer, Kodiak Soul just dropped some chill downtempo jams that I’m loving. His second EP to date “The Lives We Choose” bridges the gaps between electronic and hip-hop in a tasteful, warm way that seems perfect for any occasion. From rainy afternoons to sunny beach days, throw on this eclectic electronic EP. Stream “High Spirits” excerpted here from “The Lives We Choose” below.

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06-08-18

Haich – Peak

The London producer Haich is back with another kaleidoscopic alt R&B single. In just 4 minutes, the artist layers a sophisticated microcosm of analog synths grinding against sampled vocal harmonies. A high pitched loop arpeggiates, giving voice to a kind of synthetic apprehension. “Peak” is dark, poignant, and gloriously dystopian.

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06-08-18

Caine Casket – Domino

Newcomer Caine Casket sets “Domino” to a space-driven instrumental framed up by delayed key stabs and a subtly kinetic bit of bass and snare. We’re into it.

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06-01-18

Aeris Roves – Feel Me

UK man Aeris Roves rings up an inspired piece of strong dark pop produced by Two-Inch Punch.

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05-21-18

Shaqdi – Obvious

A new favorite around B3-World is UK singer Shaqdi. “Obvious”, Shaqdi’s latest song – a dreamy R&B-tinged track, does well by its low-touch rhythm track and synth stabs to frame up and showcase her excellent alto vocals. “Obvious” is out now.

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05-16-18

Omar Apollo – Erase

The inimitable Hoosier state man Omar Apollo picks out a school of D’Angelo groove and a sturdy falsetto for A+ new one “Erase”.

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05-15-18

[B3SCI Records] Molly Moore – Third Eye High EP

Out today on B3SCI Records is “Third Eye High” the new EP from Molly Moore. The new four song EP showcases Moore’s soul and jazz-influenced blend of dreamy pop built on kaleidoscope synths and swirling brass textures. “Third Eye High” features singles “Tough Love”, “No Stress”, latest track “Catch and Release”, and “Lighten Up” and is available now digitally from B3SCI Records.

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05-11-18

Premiere: Ashley Koett – Call Me [EP]

Out today is “Call Me” Ashley Koett, the new EP from Colorado artist Ashley Koett. “Call Me” features singles “Lovers” and the excellent title track + new ones “White Book”, “Sunday”, and “Bye Bye Baby”. With a sound that draws on influence from jazz and R&B and modern indie pop, rock, etc and Koett’s sound is at varying points throughout the EP surrealistic and dreamy and at other times more straightforward pop. The common thread throughout “Call Me” is its excellent songwriting and well-paced arranging that’s topped off by Koett’s cool, unique, and engaging vocal. Stream the B3SCI Premiere of Ashley Koett’s “Call Me” EP below.

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04-20-18