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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

Lianne La Havas – Gone

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We could not be more into this.

Lianne La Havas – Gone

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Rating 8.9

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10-06-11

Nick Waterhouse & The Turn-keys – Some Place

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California-based, Nick Waterhouse & The Turn-keys’ “Some Place” puts a gritty, raw, and rhythmic spin on contemporary Jazz and R&B. The beginning vocals, reminiscent of the legendary Buddy Guy, are almost shriek-like and lets you know right away that you’re in for something special. The song has a loose and stirring flow and will have you putting your arm around your girlfriend/boyfriend in no time. Contributed by Trevor Meyer

Nick Waterhouse & The Turn-keys – Some Place

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Rating 8.2

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10-06-11

Lana Del Rey – Video Games (Jamie Woon Refix)

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Wow, so much cool shit going on in this remix (What else would you expect from J. Woon?). Garage, 90’s hip hop, 00’s hip hop, EDM, all those references and more are there. Jamie had a great track to work with but wow (again). We would LOVE to hear more Jamie Woon remixes! Keep’em comin’ Jamie!

Lana Del Rey – Video Games (Jamie Woon Refix)

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Rating 8.7

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10-05-11

Ruben and Ra – Street Machine

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Here’s a bit of roller rink funk that will most def be in rotation at the next b3sci skate party c/o London duo Ruben and Ra. It’s “Street Machine”

Ruben and Ra – Street Machine

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Rating 8.5

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10-05-11