DJ Khaled – I’m On One (Shlohmo Remix)


Our dude Shlohmo dropped this lights down 4 AM screw of “I’m On One” over the weekend and we’ve had it on repeat ever since. Double M-G til we get the chair.

DJ Khaled – I’m On One (Shlohmo Remix)

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Rating 8.1


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Rihanna – Drunk On Love (Prod. Jamie XX)


We caught a snippet of Rihanna’s Jamie XX-produced “Drunk on Love” a few days ago. Now the full length CDQ surfaces. One the of the most anticipated Talk That Talk tracks, “Drunk On Love” continues the trend of indie R&B merging into the mainstream pop. Like we alluded to in a recent post about Lady Gaga (and what went wrong with Born This Way), successful pop stars stay relevant by embracing what’s not quite yet mainstream, what’s still sort just under the surface, and making it mainstream. Like Drake and his collaborations with The Weeknd and Jamie XX, Rihanna is trying (and on “Drunk on Love” succeeding) to maintain relevance by hoping on a sound, that while maybe all too familiar to most blogoverse denizens, is only just surfacing into the mainstream.

Rihanna – Drunk On Love (Prod. Jamie XX)

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Rating 8.4


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JMSN – Alone


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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LIVE SHOW REVIEWS: Virgin Mobile Freefest, September 10, 2011 Columbia, MD


The b3sci family traveled this past weekend to suburban Baltimore to check out the Virgin Mobile Freefest. Here’s a little “photojournal” on our experience!


Favs Alberta Cross kicked shit off with a serviceable set of Anglo-American rock.


The handsome half of Bombay Bicycle Club sat down with us for a post-set interview.


In between some weird Drake-lite ballad non-jams Big Sean otherwise wrecked it.


Running into Sir Richard Branson and his shimmering CEO mullet backstage was some surreal shit.


Calvin Harris got Freefest moving with a sharp DJ Set.


So many bees.


Grace Potter is a powerhouse.


Ms. Potter gave easily the best interview of the Festival.


Someone forgot to clean up.


NE Ohio bros 4 life.



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Kanye West – Mama’s Boyfriend (Diminutive Remix)


The embattled Kanye vocal track gets a flip over Deadboy’s excellent remix of Drake and Alicia Keys’ “Fireworks”.

Kanye West – Mama’s Boyfriend (Dimunitive Remix)

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Rating: 8.5


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Compiling a year end Best of Songs list is not exactly the easiest ask. There are SO MANY great songs. And ‘the line’ between making one’s list a true Best of list vs. a Favorite songs of the year list can be quite the thin one. Here’s our best go at it. Also, if you’ve yet to check out our Top 50 Albums of 2010 list then you can get familiar HERE. Happy Holidays, and thanks for reading! We’ll see y’all in 2011…

01. Adele – Rolling in the Deep (Buy It)

02. Kanye West -Power (Buy It)

03. Cee-Lo Green – Fuck You (Buy It)

04. Aloe Blacc – I Need a Dollar (Buy It)

05. Tinie Tempah – Pass Out (Buy It)

06. Alicia Keys – Unthinkable (I’m Ready) (Buy It)

07. The Black Keys – Tighten’ Up (Buy It)

08. Beach House – Norway (Buy It)

09. Janelle Monae – Tightrope (Feat. Big Boi) (Buy It)

10. James Blake – CMYK (Buy It)

11. Far East Movement – Like a G6 (Feat. The Cataracts & Dev) (Buy It)

12. Drake – Fireworks (Feat. Alicia Keys) (Buy It)

13. B.o.B. – Airplanes (Feat. Hayley Williams) (Buy It)

14. Arcade Fire – Ready to Start (Buy It)

15. M.I.A. – Born Free (Buy It)

16. Swedish House Mafia – One (Feat. Pharrell) (Buy It)

17. Jose James – Made for Love (Buy It)

18. Ski Beatz – Cream of the Planet (Feat. Mos Def) (Buy It)

19. The Fresh and Onlys – Waterfall (Buy It)

20. Rick Ross – Super High (Feat. Ne-Yo) (Buy It)

21. Cassius – I Love You So (Buy It)

22. Gil Scott-Heron – New York Is Killing Me (Buy It)

23. The National – Terrible Love (Buy It)

24. Deadmau5 – Right This Second (Buy It)

25. Phantogram – As Far As I Can See (Buy It)

26. Washed Out – You and I (Feat. Carolyn Polachek) (Buy It)

27. Deerhunter – Helicopter (Buy It)

28. Erykah Badu – Window Seat (Buy It)

29. Wiz Khalifa – Black & Yellow (Buy It)

30. Big Boi – Shutterbugg (Feat. Cutty) (Buy It)

31. Katy B – Katy On A Mission (Prod. by Benga) (Buy It)

32. Mount Kimbie – Field (Buy It)

33. LCD Soundsystem – Oh You (Christmas Blues) (Buy It)

34. Jesse Rose – You Know It (Original Mix) (Buy It)

35. Band of Horses – Laredo (Buy It)

36. Kelis – 4th of July (Fireworks) (Buy It)

37. Funeral Party – Just Because (Buy It)

38. The Soft Pack – More or Less (Buy It)

39. Jeremy Messersmith – Tatooine (Buy It)

40. Klaxons – Echoes (Buy It)

41. Chapel Club – O Maybe I (Buy It)

42. King Reign – Money (Feat. Saukrates and Kardinal Offishall) (FREE Download)

43. Grinderman- Worm Tamer (Buy It)

44. Mona – Listen To Your Love (Buy It)

45. The Sand Band – Set Me Free (Buy It)

46. The Vaccines – Blow It Up (Buy It)

47. Beady Eye – Bring the Light (Buy It)

48. Lykke Li – Get Some (Buy It)

49. Shad – Yaa I Get It (Buy It)

50. Professor Green – Just Be Good To Green (Feat. Lily Allen) (Buy It)

Honorable Mentions:
Corinne Bailey Rae – Are You Here
Fat Joe – Ha Ha (Feat. Young Jeezy)
Chris Turner – Liquid Love
Flying Lotus – And The World Laughs With You (Feat. Thom Yorke)
Lissie – Record Collector
Crookers – Cooler Couleur
Dale Earnhardt jr jr – Simple Girl
J. Cole – Premeditated Murder
Cee Lo Green – I Want You (Demo)
Small Black – Weird Machines
NERD – Hypnotize You
Eliza Doolittle – Skinny Genes
Usher – OMG (Feat.
First Aid Kit – Ghost Town
Foals – Spanish Sahara
Nicos Gun – Dirty Girl
Flying Lotus – And the World Laughs With You (Feat. Thom Yorke)
Sia – Clap Your Hands
Taio Cruz – Dynamite
Flight Facilities – Crave You (Feat. Giselle)
Ciara – Ride the Beat (Feat. Ludacris)
Tinchy Stryder – Game Over (Feat. Giggs, Professor Green, Tinie Tempah, Example, Devlin, Chipmunk)
Crystal Castles – Celestica
Gayngs – The Gaudy Side of Town
Big K.R.I.T. – Country Shit
Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know
Everest – Let Go
E-Train – Never Love You
Breton – The Well
Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
Badio – Kiss the Sky
Dylan LeBlanc – If Time Was for Wasting
Flux Pavilion – I Can’t Stop
Freddie Joachim – Transistors
Great Lake Swimmers – Gonna Make It Through This Year
Gorillaz – Empire Ants (Feat. Little Dragon)
Groove Armada – Paper Romance (Feat. Fenech-Soler)
Karen Elson – The Ghost Who Walks
Manic Street Preachers – I’m Leaving You For Solitude
Mark Ronson & The Business Int’l – Somebody to Love
PS I Love You – Facelove
Menomena – TAOS
Sleigh Bells – Kids
STS – Fuck A Hook (Prod. By Don Cannon)

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Omarion – Morning (Feat. J. Cole)

MTV Studios, Times Square

The ex-B2K crooner grabs Cole for this smooth burner. Sure, Omarion sounds like Drake here (especially in the verses) but the song is good enough to still stand on its own (Aubrey Graham aping or not). Cole on point as usual.

Omarion – Morning (Feat. J. Cole) via Hip Hop Is Dream


Rating: 8.0


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b3science top 40 tracks of 2009


b3science counts down our choice top 40 tracks of 2009! have a happy new year, and we’ll see you suckas in 2010! check the original posts for a synopsis on the track as well as artist and purchaseinfo.

1. Electric Wire Hustle – They Don’t Want
(original post)  

2. Raheem DeVaughn – Bulletproof (Feat. Ludacris)
(original post)

3. Colin Munroe – I’m Fine (Feat. Young Buck)
(original post)  

4. The Maccabees – No Kind Words
(original post)

5. Jay Electronica – Exhibit C
(original post)  

6. Jack Penate – Pull My Heart Away
(original post)

7. The Temper Trap – Love Lost
(original post)  

8. Trailer Trash Tracys – Candy Girl
(original post)

9. Bat for Lashes – Daniel
(original post)  

10. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll
(original post)

11. Lee Fields & the Expressions – My World is Empty Without You
(original post)

12. Gliss – Morning Light
(original post)

13. Rich Boy – Drop
(original post)

14. The Raveonettes – Heart of Stone
(original post)

15. Delphic – This Momentary
(original post)  

16. Maino – All the Above (Feat. T-Pain)
(original post)

17. Ian Brown – Stellify
(original post)  

18. Massive Attack – Paradise Circus (Feat. Hope Sandoval)
(original post)

19. Groove Armada – I Won’t Kneel
(original post)  

20. Young Buck – Lord Have Mercy (Feat. The Outlawz)
(original post)

21. Phoenix – Lisztomania
(original post)  

22. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Dull Life
(original post)

23. David Dallas – Big Time 
(original post)

24. Kleerup – Until We Bleed (Feat. Lykke Li) via International Release
(original post)

25. K-os – I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman
(original post)  

26. Wye Oak – Take It In
(original post)

27. The Veils – The Letter
(original post)  

28. Sidwho? – Millionaire
(original post)

29. The Hickey Underworld – Blonde Fire
(original post)

30. Brittany Bosco – Blues for Blue
(original post)

31. Aime – Summertime Mood
(original post

32. Florence and the Machine – Cosmic Love
(original post)

33. Kasabian – Fire (Radio Edit)
(original post)  

34. Chris Brown – I Can Transform Ya (Feat. Lil’ Wayne & Swizz Beatz)
(original post)

35. Memory Tapes – Bicycle
(original post)  

36. The Maccabees – Love You Better
(original post)

37. Nouvelle Vague – All My Colours (Feat. Ian McCulloch)
(original post)  

38. Sade – Soldier of Love (Casamena Basement Edit)
(original post)

39. The Roots – How I Got Over
(original post)  

40. People Under the Stairs – Hit the Top
(original post)

honorable mentions:

Eddy Current Suppression Ring – Which Way To Go
The Dead Weather – Are friends Electric
Bombay Bicycle Club – Magnet
The Arctic Monkeys – Crying Lightening
The Horrors – Whole New Way
Diving With Andy – Sugar Sugar
Winston Audio – Hey Anne
Fanfarlo – I’m A Pilot
The Vicounts – Broken Britain
Wale – Beautiful Bliss (Feat. Melanie Fiona and J. Cole)
Birdman – Money to Blow (Feat. Drake and Lil’ Wayne)
Magistrates – Make This Work
Little Black Dress – Robin
The Ruling Class – Marian Shine
Reigning Sound – Call Me
The Cribs – We Share the Same Skies
Lyrebirds – Closer
Basement Jaxx – A Possibility (Feat. Amp Fiddler)
White Rose Movement – Cigarette Machine
Mos Def – History (Feat. Talib Kweli)
Nas – Film
Print – Reserved for the Cool Kids
We Were Promised Jetpacks – Ships with Holes Will Sink
De La Soul – La La La
Airship – Kids
She Keeps Bees – Gimmie
Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson – Relator
O. Children – Dead Disco Dancer
Brakes – Don’t Take Me To Space (Man)
Fenech-Soler – Lies
Asaf Avidan – weak
The Stevenson Ranch Davidians – Feelin Good
Reigning Sound – Call Me
Depeche Mode – Wrong
White Rabbits – Percussion Gun
Sergeant – K-OK
Machine Gun Kelly – Cleveland State of Mind (Feat. Bravo & Ashley Simpson)
Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – 40 Day dream
Doves – Kingdom of Rust
Justin Towns Earle- Midnight At The Movies
Cornershop – Who Fingered Rock ‘n’ Roll
Alberta Cross – Rise From the Shadows
Holly Miranda – Waves
Kev Brown – Hennessy Rap Pt. 3 (Feat. Kenn Star and Raheem DeVaughn)
Kings of Conveniece – Renegade
DJ Deckstream – Life is Good (Feat. Mos Def)
AFTA-1 -Love Suite 2 (Sit Still)
Omarion – I Get It In (Feat. Gucci Mane)
The Kid Daytona – The Engine
The Phenomenal Handclap Baby – Baby
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