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Lolo Zouai – Jade (Feat. Blood Orange)

One of our new favorites, Lolo Zouai released last week new EP “Ocean Beach”. Track 2 of 2 of the EP is the Blood Orange-featuring “Jade”, a cool iteration breaks-driven R&B that should further drive LZ’s expanding profile.

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01-31-19

Cassie Marin – Disrepect

Cassie Marin’s “Disrepect” is our favorite track to date from the L.A.-based artist. We love the track’s spare production, use of space, and cool main piano chords set against its busier rhythmic bits. A+ from us.

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01-24-19

Grady – Only One

Indie pop dynamo Whethan is on production for “Only One”, new from Grady. “Only One” gets its dough off its cool combo and juxtaposition of jazzy mind-melter guitar chords and a rhythmic vocal melody that quickly buries itself in your mind’s memory trap.

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01-24-19

mindchatter – Trippy

“Trippy” new from mindchatter is a full 100% on the heater meter. Dusting off now the B3 Crystal Ball – “Trippy” rides an ice cold bass line and percussive sticky vocal track to indie pop super stardom.

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01-24-19

yot club – no way !

We’re into yot club’s recent track “no way!” The track is set around a deep-in-the-PA vocal put to stabs of reverbed guitar and a 1-2 chug main rhythm pattern. It’s a spaced out bit of dreamy lo-fi pop that deserves your listening attention below.

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01-24-19

imugi – Greensmoke

A Label Called Success is the secondary for newcomer duo imugi and their track for “Greensmoke”. The track’s center is imugi singer Yery Cho’s great main melody and vocal, which spun over an instrumental of soulful electronics and subtly set bits of reverb and delay.

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01-24-19

AB001 – Beauty Sleep

We like this one quite a bit. “Beauty Sleep” is the dreamy new one from AB001. On the track, a beautiful and spare main vocal drifts and lilts in and out a mix of quiet drums and lo-fi sonics creating a cool spacey hymnal quality to the track. We can dig it.

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01-24-19

daste – Sober

Talented Australians daste return with “Sober”, the latest (and to this date greatest) iteration of the band’s funky rhythm-driven indie pop.

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01-24-19

Hot Flash Heat Wave – Sky So Blue

We’ve been into the recent run of material from Hot Flash Heat Wave, all excerpted from the SF band’s forthcoming Mood Ring EP. “Dreaming of U”, “Head in the Clouds”, and dreamy psych-R&B sounding new one “Sky So Blue” are all winners and deserve your attention. Mood Ring is out Friday (1/11).

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01-07-19

B3SCI’s Favorite Songs of 2018

Thanks for listening in 2018. Please enjoy our favorite songs of the year. Stream them all here on Spotify. See you next week!

In no particular order:


Peggy Gou – It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)


DJ Koze – Pick Up


Moses Sumney – Rank & File


Patawawa – Patagonia


Puma Blue – Moon Undah Water


Little Elizabeth – G’day for It


Monsune – Nothing in Return


Leon Bridges – Bad Bad News


Anderson .Paak – Til Its Over


Luke Marzec – Say One More Time


Castelle / Nic Hanson – We Don’t Need to Dance


Laurel – Lovesick


James Blake – Don’t Miss It


JMSN – Talk Is Cheap


Jarreau Vandal – Westside


Nao / SiR – Make It Out Alive


Masego – Prone


Maribou State / North Downs – Kingdom


Extremely Bad Man – Up With the Birdies


Lolo Zouai – Challenge


Loyal – Patterns That Fall


Emerson Leif – Twenty2


Goss – Fever Ray


Caius / Neigh – Your Love


Mike WiLL Made It / Bon Iver – Do You Need Power


SG Lewis / Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Again

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01-03-19

Premiere: Albert Kass – Hurricane

Forthcoming from L.A. artist Albert Kass’ new album is “Hurricane”. A spare acoustic-driven track that reminds melodically a bit of Neil Young, “Hurricane” is described by Kass as “my coming of age-you know, that feeling of loss, of coming to terms with the harsh realization that life isn’t handed to you.” That narrative of realization is neatly juxtaposed on the track to a subtly sweet main melody. Kass further comments, “Now that I’m older and comfortable in my own skin, I’m fascinated by the joys and miseries of childhood, how I perceived growing up, and how that perception changed over time. In writing Hurricane, those bittersweet emotions really worked themselves out in song—in melody, especially.” We’re pleased to present the B3SCI Premiere of Albert Kass’ “Hurricane” below.

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12-17-18

Sara Diamond – Colors

We’re into Sara Diamond’s sound in a major way. “Colors” the latest stream from the “Foreward” project is impeccable and could be a hit on US R&B radio right now.

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12-14-18