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Stella Talpo – Leave

YES! What a song! Londoner with the cool voice Stella Talpo connects on the cinematic Goldfrappian torch-y ballad “Leave”. Love love love.

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10-11-18

Mark Whalen – Happen Twice

“Happen Twice” comes to us from Michigan man Mark Whalen. Propelled by a school of Norman Whitfield midtempo bassline and an array of minor-keyed guitar leads, “Happen Twice” is as cool as a “Cloud Nine” deep cut.

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10-11-18

Liam Bailey – Brother, Why You Gotta Love Her (Feat. Maverick Sabre)

Its most excellent to hear Liam Bailey’s powerhouse vocal again. Bailey is back with a great new tune in the form of “Brother, Why You Gotta Love Her?”. The track features the recently re-emerged Maverick Sabre (we loved his “Drifting” track from last month), and puts Bailey’s A-level vocal at the fore over a spare rhythm-driven instrumental. Stream Liam Bailey’s new one below.

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10-11-18

Goss – Fever Ray

This week’s B3SCI Top 12 of the Week cover went to the primo modern pop of “Fever Ray” from Goss. “Fever Ray” is constructed over a spacious instrumental framed by bits of jazz chord guitar and various other syncopations suited to a spare but very soulful main vocal melody. It sounds great. Listen to “Fever Ray” below.

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10-04-18

ONUR – Beamin’

gd man. “Beamin'” is new from UK artist ONUR. Reminding a tiny bit in its aesthetic of Jai Paul, “Beamin'” is spilling over the brim with A+ soul-driven hooks. Don’t miss it.

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10-04-18

HIGH HØØPS – Madly

We’ve been on HIGH HØØPS train for a little while now. The NZ artist’s latest is the dance-y “Madly” that is souped up with every single 2018 funk breaks option available.

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10-04-18

Lolo Zouai – Challenge

“Challenge” new from Lolo Zouai sounds as if its been ported straight from mixing board of Rodney Jerkins c. 1999. The patter of harp-sounding keys, the hushed breaks, “Challenge” is like a fresh unreleased cousin to “If You Had My Love” or “The Boy Is Mine”. Listen to “Challenge” below.

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09-28-18

Emerson Leif – Twenty2

“Your mother used to listen to James Brown.” True. We are working under the assumption that Yes! James Brown (may God rest his soul) would dig “Twenty2”, and it would make him “feel good” to listen to. Stream “Twenty2” from Emerson Leif below.

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09-28-18

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