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Katalyst – Dreaming Of You

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Neatly tipped soul-sampling beats all the way from Australia. Katalyst’s Deep Impressions LP is available now.

Katalyst – Dreaming Of You

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10-20-11

New Look – Everything

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We love New Look. “Everything” is off the Canadian duo’s (finally) released s/t debut. In the same lane as artists/bands like Quadron, Kimbra, and The Peach Kings, New Look is that grown female-voiced neo-neo-soul. There are bits of current indie and electronic music there (which definitely help make this style more palatable/relevant to the “mainstream indie” bloggerazi) but the backbone of New Look’s sound and the other aforementioned bands is a real (and you can really feel it) emotional communication with the listener that you can only find in the best R&B. New Look’s LP is definitely something you will want to check out.

New Look – Everything

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Rating 8.1

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10-20-11

Mayer Hawthorne – Stick Around

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Mayer Hawthorne released his major label debut LP last week, How Do You Do. “Stick Around” is our choice track from the album and although the refs to The Tempts and The Miracles are there, the track almost sounds like early Chicago (“Saturday in the Park”). There’s definitely a bit more of an overall 70’s influence on How Do You Do vs. the much more straight up ’60’s-style of A Strange Arrangement. “Stick Around” isn’t a groundbreaker but its an awesome piece of pop songwriting. Get into it.

Mayer Hawthorne – Stick Around

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Rating 8.1

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10-19-11

The Stuyvesants – Summer is Gone

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The beautiful, (seriously beautiful, heartstopping, jawdropping, all that shit) “Summer is Gone” is new from BK producer The Stuyvesants latest The Finer Things, Vol. 2. You can preview the entire project, which is laced wall to wall with GREAT beats on The Stuyvesants Soundcloud.

The Stuyvesants – Summer is Gone

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Rating 8.5

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10-19-11

B3SCI on Virgin Mobile Live

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The week’s mix includes subtle tributes to John Lennon’s recent 71st birthday. Be sure to catch new B3SCI Radio on Virgin Mobile Live, Fridays and Saturdays @ 3pm eastern here. Tracklist is after the jump.

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

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10-15-11

Lianne La Havas – No Room For Doubt (Feat. Willy Mason)

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Lianne La Havas is our favorite new singer. Lianne’s got in her singing just the right mixture of soul, taste, diction, restraint, and melody. That sort of appears-once-a-year mixture that makes her someone you need to keep an eye to. The soft “No Room For Doubt”, which features American blues singer Willy Mason, is a gorgeous track that perfectly introduces that stunning La Havas (hushed here) vocal talent. Spin this one.

Lianne La Havas – No Room For Doubt (Feat. Willy Mason)

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Rating 8.6

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10-13-11

Marvin Gaye – I Want You (7 Samurai Remix)

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b3sci grown and sexy we see you! There are so many bad, lousy, mediocre, terrible Marvin Gaye remixes. This is not one of them. Sooooo good. (AV)

Marvin Gaye – I Want You (7 Samurai Remix)

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Rating 8.7

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10-12-11

Shaolin Jazz – Gil’s Pinky Ring (Wu-Tang Clan x Gil Scott-Heron)

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We don’t usually fuck with mashups, etc, etc. But THIS(!) Shaolin Jazz mash of Wu-Tang and the late great Gil Scott-Heron’s “The Bottle”, it’s sound like Ghost, Rae et al were in the studio cutting this shit live with Gil. “The Bottle” has such a great groove to begin with but damn what a nice match. Good on Shaolin Jazz. Get familiar below.

Shaolin Jazz – Gil’s Pinky Ring (Wu-Tang Clan x Gil Scott-Heron)

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Rating 8.5

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10-12-11

Kaskade – Waste Love (Feat. Quadron) (Preview)

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b3sci fav Kaskade just dropped this first look at an upcoming track he recently cut with QUADRON!!! Yeah! This is what dance music should sound like! Get with it!

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Rating 8.5

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10-12-11

The Weeknd – Initiation

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Everyone’s favorite elevator r&b revivalist drops “Initiation”. Track is hot.

The Weeknd – Initiation

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Rating 8.5

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10-08-11

No Diavolo – Nuns

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No Diavolo give us a reason to listen to new music today with “Nuns”. Southern Florida rock duo combine the best of soulful music with choice hip-hop like vibes. We’re into it.

No Diavolo – Nuns

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Rating 8.2

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10-08-11

CHLLNGR – Sundown (Feat. Coco O. of Quadron)

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Danish production dude and apparent abhorrer of vwls picks up fellow countrywoman and Queen of Danish R&B Quadron’s Coco O. for new track “Sundown”. The song’s bouncy grind and its eerie “You’re Runnin’ Out of Time” refrain actually counterpoint each other quite well. “Sundown” is a sharply executed piece of vocal electronic music. Get that Danish R&B.

CHLLNGR – Sundown (Feat. Coco O. of Quadron)

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Rating 8.1

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10-06-11