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Premiere: Colin Magalong – Blossom

“Blossom” is the first track online from SF native and LA-based Colin Magalong. On “Blossom”, Magalong packs big-time crossover-ready vocal into a hooky instrumental influenced by heroes MJ, Daft Punk. Magalong calls “Blossom” “a song inspired by my first impressions of East LA nightlife.” “Blossom” is a soulful feel-good number that will be stuck in your brain just as quickly as it will have your toes-tapping and head-nodding. A strong debut. Stream the B3SCI Premiere of “Blossom” from Colin Magalong below.

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02-22-18

Collard – Everglade

What a song! UK artist Collard breaks through on the so very soulful “Everglade” which features guest vocals from another new favorite of the site MTMBO. Just wow.

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02-19-18

Lolo Zouai – Blue

“Da Ba Dee Da Ba Daa.” Lolo Zouai’s “Blue” features (in one of its primary hooks) the greatest interpolation of Eiffel 65 of all time. It’s also a way cool song from an artist very quickly on the rise. Listen below.

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02-19-18

Marian Hill – Subtle Thing

The east coast electronica duo Marian Hill have put out “Subtle Thing,” a pop-y drum and bass track. The instrumentation is a tasteful testament to the old “less is more” proverb. Samantha Gongol’s signature vocals caress your ears like velvet as mutilated bits of her voice pop in and out of existence. The group is expertly creating their own brand of minimalist EDM.

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02-19-18

LAOISE – Bother

New from Dublin-based LAOISE is the superb “Bother”. “Bother” is A+ pop fitted with cool and varied instrumentation and powered by the locomotion of hook after hook after hook whirling by in a most potent and listenable succession.

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02-19-18

Galapaghost – Pulse

The title track from Galapaghost’s new album Pulse is a stirring ode to the attack at the Orlando nightclub back in June of 2016. While the tune suffers from some heavy-handed lyrics, reverberating guitar spins outward, as if remembering those lost. Mallet-like percussion takes you by the hand, and the track locks onto the tenderness of the tragedy. It’s a dark, pop ballad that awards listeners a dose of true reverence—and, man, do we need it.

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02-19-18

SAVAAN – Like Fire

Duos such as Sylvan Esso, Phantogram, and Oh Wonder have done wonderful work combining pop and electronic genres with a dark and sensual twist. Picking up where those guys left off, the Parisian duo Saavan recently unleashed some high energy vocals and production on their latest single, “Like Fire.” Expertly melding laid back and up beat vibes, this single is sure to make some sizable waves. Check it out and unleash the fire in you.

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02-19-18

Premiere: Jimmy – Jimmy

Photo: Zosha Warpeha

B3 is very pleased to premiere “Jimmy” a self-titled track from newcomer artist Jimmy. Constructed around a lyrical narrative and notion that the individual is composed of many disparate selves each obscured in varying degrees by external and internal pressures of expectation and ego “Jimmy” is, in addition, a very strong well-written pop song. “There are many sides to James”. Stream the B3 Premiere of “Jimmy” below.

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02-13-18

Kali Uchis – After the Storm (Feat. Tyler, The Creator & Bootsy Collins)

If you’re looking for a track to take you on a silky smooth journey, look no further. When I first heard this track, I was entranced. I honestly stopped everything I was doing and just listened. Kali Uchis’ r&b styled vocals paired with funky, soulful rhythms and bass tracks builds the most beautiful duo.

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02-13-18

Sam Moss – Flowers

Sam Moss of the artist collective and label Lost Honey Records has released a new single in anticipation of his upcoming LP, Neon. “Flowers” is a stunning testament to Moss’s expertise as both a singer/songwriter and a talented instrumentalist. The track shines as tender and accessible folk. While his music has reached NPR, Fader, and WXPN, his audience is still growing—and deservedly so.

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02-13-18