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.
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)
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)
7 Samurai (Soundcloud)
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)
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)
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 MeyerNick Waterhouse & The Turn-keys – Some Place
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)