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Homage – Roy Ayers (Mixed by Anthony Valadez)

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The impact of the legendary Roy Ayers on soul, jazz, hip hop, (music in general) is immeasurable. The awesome KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez put this mix of some of Roy’s best tracks as well as some of the best tracks he inspired (It’s a seriously impressive list). And that’s not all! The Homage music series is bringing Roy Ayers together with Pete Rock(!) and a live band to Exchange: Los Angeles Nov. 17. This is a show you absolutely do not want to miss. Seriously! We couldn’t be more psyched!

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10-31-11

Miles Bonny – Jesus Children of America (Stevie Wonder)

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One of the coolest bros on the planet, Miles Bonny, covers one of the coolest songs of ALL TIME Stevie’s “Jesus Children of America”. Result.

Miles Bonny – Jesus Children of America (Stevie Wonder)

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Rating 8.2

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10-31-11

Mark Ronson – A La Modeliste (feat. Erykah Badu, Mos Def & Dap Kings)

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“A La Modeliste” brings Mr. Ronson and an all star cast of features together for a collaboration taken from the forthcoming new Grammy associated RE:GENERATION documentary expected early 2012. The documentary brings together a plethora of popular and iconic producers with artists from different generations. Get familiar with ReGeneration here.

Mark Ronson – A La Modeliste (feat. Erykah Badu, Mos Def & Dap Kings)

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Rating 8.3

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10-28-11

B3SCI MIXTAPES: Halloween Vol. III

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Get ready for this year’s SPOOKY as hell HALLOWEEN mixtape handpicked by the freaks and ghoulz at team B3SCI. #makelikesnipes #blahzay

01. Oholics – Susan Banyon Blues
02. Rocky Horror Picture Show – Time Warp
03. Toxik – Saw Theme Song (ToxiK Dubstep Refix)
04. Green Go – Brains for Breakfast
05. Lupe Fiasco – The Cool
06. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll
07. Michael Jackson – Thriller (Villains Too Tight Pants Remix)
08. Roky Erickson – I Walked With A Zombie
09. O. Children – Dead Disco Dancer
10. Skrillex – Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites
11. Classics IV – Spooky
12. The Beatles – Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite
13. Screamin Jay Hawkins – I Hear Voices
14. Bo Diddley – Bo Meets the Monster
15. Ministry – Paint It Black (The Rolling Stones Cover)
16. The White Stripes – Jack the Ripper
17. 2pac and Eazy E – Halloween
18. The Cramps – Goo Goo Muck
19. Beetlejuice – Beetlejuice Theme (Figure Drumstep Mix)

Download the full mixtape here

Check mixtapes 2009 and 2010.

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10-27-11

JMSN – Alone

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If you dig anything The Weeknd is doing with pop music, shit if you dig slow jams with soul then you need to give “Alone” a spin. #LUSHASFUCK. The self produced track by JMSN is the strong follow up to his debut song “Hotel”. Somebody get Drake on this shit.

JMSN – Alone

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Rating 8.6

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10-25-11

B3SCI on Virgin Mobile Live (feat. Small Black)

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Josh from Small Black calls in this week to talk about the band’s new Moon Killer mixtape being released on 11.11.11, the issues related with sounding like, #occupywallstreet and more. Catch new B3SCI Radio on Virgin Mobile Live, Fridays and Saturdays every week 12pm pac/ 3pm east.

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

TRACK LIST:

A$AP Rocky – Out of This World
Coldplay – Princess of China (Feat. Rihanna)
mic up: Birdy – Shelter (Essays Tearful Remix) (Edit)
Dirty Beaches – Lone Runner
The Owsley Brothers – Burden On Your Eyes
mic up: Massive Attack – Paradise Circus (Burial Remix)(edit)
Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Won’t Back Down (Tom Petty)
mic up: Rave’s Fave
Justice – Parade
Lana Del Rey – Video Games (Joy Orbison Remix) (edit)
Small Black – Weird Machines
Interview part 1: Josh from Small Black call’s in
Small Black – Two Rivers (Feat. Heems)
Interview part 2: Josh from Small Black call’s in
Small Black – Moon Killer

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10-22-11

E I R I – James

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We don’t know who “James” is, but whoever he is… E I R I has taken very kindly. The dark electro artist out of NYC drops some nice horn sampling over a lush trip-hop bed. Press play. #B3SCIAFTERDARK

E I R I – James

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Rating 8.3

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10-21-11

Drunk & Hungry – Bug a Boo (Destiny’s Child)

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“You make me wanna me wanna throw my pager out the window. Tell MCI to cut the phone cords. I’m gonna put your number on the call block. Have AOL make my email stop.” Love how DC always kept it current. ….And helllll naw, Kelly Rowland was NOT about to overpay for long distance, get your AT&T high price phone bill bullshit out of here. Our man Drunk & Hungry is dude out of Pittsburgh that also records indie pop under the name Good Sport. Get familiar. (AV)

Drunk & Hungry – Bug a Boo (Destiny’s Child)

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Rating 8.3

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10-20-11

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