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breathe. – Are You All Good?

breathe. is the new project of Sydney AU producers Sean Walker and Andrew Grant. “Are You All Good?” is an excellently set midtempo number that is soulful as hell while embracing an aesthetic somewhere between Jungle and Portishead. Stream “Are You All Good Below?”.

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09-27-18

Extremely Bad Man – Up With the Birdies

“You call me crazy but I feel this is it.” This Extremely Bad Man jam is it. Released back in June and a component part of the “Love Is Pure” project, “Up With the Birdies” is built on a heavy as hell groove and is one of our favorite tracks of the year.

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09-19-18

LOVER – Eagle to the Prey

LOVER is the byname of Australian artist Oliver Kirby. The soulful “Eagle to the Prey” is the strong debut track from the talented Aussie and impacts particulary through its cool jazzy guitar textures and fidelity.

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09-13-18

Redinho – Square 1 (Feat. Kimbra)

Riz Ahmed collaborator Redinho picks up a big name feature from Kimbra for dark pop heater “Square 1”.

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09-13-18

Olive B – Illusion

Torontonian singer Olive B debuts new track “Illusion”. A magnetic hooky-rhythm track set to quiet organ stabs is a great structure around Olive B’s cool and soulful main vocal that had us wrapped up as fans almost immediately. Stream “Illusion” below.

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08-30-18

Masego – Old Age (Feat. SiR)

Maybe the most exciting emerging artist out right now Masego picks up the also awesome SiR for a smartly arrange bit of gloomy soul in the form of “Old Age”. Lady Lady, the debut LP from Masego, is out in September.

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08-23-18

B3SCI Top 12 of the Week (08/17/18 – daste)

The B3 Top 12 is back this week with new winners from Maribou State, a big rhythmic pop track from NEIL FRANCES, a cooler from Amine and features cover artist Daste, three talented Australians who debut strong out the gate with “Thinkin’ Of”. Stream the Top 12 now on Spotify and Apple Music.

Tracklist:
daste – Thinkin’ Of
Maribou State / Holly Walker – Nervous Tics
NEIL FRANCES – Coming Back Around
Amine – Dr. Whoever
Blonder – BB Song
Dansu – Don’t You Give Up
The Marias – Carino
Her’s – Under Wraps
Eliza Shaddad – This Is My Cue
Henry Nowhere – Not Going Back
LOYAL – Everything (She)
Cat Power/ Lana Del Rey – Woman

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08-22-18

B3SCI Top 12 of the Week (08/10/18 – Serious Klein)

The latest iteration of the B3 Top 12 features a summertime viber from Germany-based MC (and cover artist) Serious Klein plus new ones from Godmode king Channel Tres, 37 Adventures’ Burhou, and an excellent late-night cooler from Drinker. Stream it on Spotify and Apple Music

Tracklist:
Serious Klein / Romeo – Should’ve Known
Channel Tres – Jet Black
Burrhou – 38 Degrees
ESCHES – Nomads
Shagabond / Noah – Arouse
Free Love – Pushing Too Hard
A Beacon School – It’s Late
Island Fox – Comrade
Childcare – Magazines
Inflo – No Fear
Drinker – Fragment II
Asal Hazel / Mndsgn – U Say U Do

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08-15-18

Premiere: Little Elizabeth – Pitt St.

Melbourne AU trio Little Elizabeth are one of our favorite new bands. Their silky-smooth mid-tempo jammer “G’day For It” is our opinion one of the best tracks of 2018. “Pitt St.” is Little Elizabeth’s debut release. Not quite an EP but not quite an album, “Pitt St.” is a further delve into the band’s 70’s soul and funk-influenced sound that’s packed full of cooled out grooves and great bits of percussive melody and songwriting. Stream the B3SCI Premiere of Little Elizabeth’s “Pitt St” below.

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08-13-18

B3SCI Top 12 of the Week (08/03/18 – Jarreau Vandal)

This week’s edition of the B3 Top 12 includes a jazz piano-driven head-nodder from cover artist Jarreau Vandal, a Soulection-tipped midtempo’er from Hablot Brown, a windblown highway ballad from Sharaya Summers, and much more. Stream it on Spotify and Apple Music

Tracklist:
Jarreau Vandal – Westside
RealLiveAnimals – More Than Friends
H.E.R. – As I Am
Roses Gabor / Sampha – Illusions
Nuages – Untold
Hablot Brown / Gabrielle Current – Pressure
Silk City / GoldLink / Desiigner – Loud
Acey / Gin & Tonic – Colder
Paige Lihya – Close to Me
Sharaya Summers – Prodigal
Ross from Friends – Project Cybersyn
ZOLA – Too Fast Too Soon

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08-08-18

Haich – Conversations

The brilliant Haich is back with “Conversations,” an eerie single that takes shape through a collage of muddled drum tracks, ominous synths, and chopped and skewed vocal samples. The artist’s voice sweeps over us with a muted foreboding. Bubbly keyboard arpeggiates in the periphery. Tensions rise and we’re left with an enthralling three and a half minutes of experimental R&B.

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07-27-18

Jae Luna – Introit

The NY-based artist Jae Luna’s new EP, “Projected Self”, puts a new spin on vocal-driven glitch pop. “Introit,” the opening track, teases us with Moses Sumney-esque melodies and percussive bursts that creep up on you like a silent tsunami. Powerful yet modest. Well done.

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07-27-18