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Tara Priya – One Foot Out

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UK singer Tara Priya’s “One Foot Out” is a dynamic melange of Portishead-y mood, Morricone-esque instrumentals and (most importantly) at its center a very very good modern soul song. If you’re in London, catch Tara Priya at Birthdays in Dalston on the 24th.

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Rating: 8.8

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11-05-14

Oh Wonder – Dazzle

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Oh Wonder, the boy girl duo known up until now as Wonder Wonder, stream third in series of one track release per month for a year. “Dazzle” is a relatively minimal track that succeeds on its accomplished, Radio 1 ready melodic writing and restrained neatly complementary instrumental.

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Rating: 8.8

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Premiere: DISA – Sculpture

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Reykjavik-born Copenhagen-based DISA announces new “Sculpture” signal. “Sculpture” traffics in a space populated by Thom Yorke/Bjorke-esque piano-driven fidelity married to ethereal slightly more R&B-driven vocal textures. Stream the B3 Premiere of “Sculpture from DISA below and look for an EP from the Icelandic artist in early 2015.

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Rating 8.3

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11-05-14

Laura Doggett – Moonshine (Gilligan Moss Remix)

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Laura Doggett’s “Moonshine” single gets another A-List remix, this time from Chicago-based Gilligan Moss. Moss, who topped the Hypem chart in April with his outstanding remix for Glass Animals, adds a diverse and progressive rhythm and instrumental construction around the Doggett single with A++ results.

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Rating 8.1

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11-04-14

Tei Shi – See Me

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“See Me” is the follow-up to Tei Shi’s Hypem #1 “Bassically”. Produced by Luca Buccellati and Dave Bayley of Glass Animals, “See Me” sits at the nexus of several diverse yet complementary styles (modern indie, dub, R&B, Scandinavian pop) and conveys an excellent stylistic foil to “Bassically”s palette and tempo. “See Me” is out now on Double Denim (UK) / Mermaid Avenue (US).

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Rating 8.4

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11-04-14

Fine Print – About You

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Anonymous UK artist(s) Fine Print make B3 debut on the dreamy soft touch R&B of “About You”. Fine Print’s track sits very much within the scope and realm of 2014 dance indie/R&B whatever you’d like to call it but excels in the originality department through its forward thinking arranging (hints of house and balearic-y elements creep in the mix) and unique instrumentation (try throwing a saxophone solo over “future beats” and not have it come off as hokey). 10/10.

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Rating 8.3

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11-04-14

Christina Perri – Burning Gold (Bit Funk Remix)

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I am somewhat shocked that Christina Perri hasn’t been on some more popular remixes in the blog world. Her voice almost seems like a perfect candidate for a proper Hypem-leaning flip. Enter Canadian (now Brooklyn based) Bit Funk who incorporates the catchy as hell chorus melody and swerving it from Perri’s original song throws a clinic on how to turn a pop song into a club smash. Reviewed by Brian Litwin

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Rating: 8.05486

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11-03-14

Golden Coast – Who We Are

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Can these dudes write a top line or what? Cali duo Golden Coast take flight on the anthemic “Who We Are”. Already impressing the masses with “Dream and an MPC” and “Break My Fall”, third track “Who We Are” keeps up the blistering pace of those previous two singles. Reviewed by Brian Litwin

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Premiere: Attaque – ON LY OU [Album Stream]

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Attaque is the ethereal pop project of techno artist Dominic Gentry (Kitsune, Turbo, Boys Noize). ON LY OU is the stunning debut album for Gentry as Attaque and showcases a superior lot of dreamy, visceral modern pop fixed within a frame of layered, pinpoint perfect rhythm tracks (the sort of breaks achievable by a dance vet). Single “Future Earth” with Native Young is one of the most accomplished tracks in its style this year as Gentry’s varied palette does well in helping forge a unique but immensely listenable and affecting sound. ON LY OU is available now for pre-order through Rough Trade and worldwide tomorrow 11/4. Stream the B3 Premiere of Attaque’s ON LY OU LP below.

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11-03-14