Second in a series of mini mixes from the Meltdown Show vault feat #Soul + #HipHop
King Britt Silk 130 – Getting Into It (album mix)
The Blacxploitated Orchestra – Loop
King Britt Silk 130 – City 5-6 Theme
Gang Starr – Just To Get A Rep. (Madlib Remix)
DJ Jazzy Jeff – How I Do
Zero 7 – Distractions. (DJ Spinna Remix)
Donnie – Cloud 9 (DJ Spinna Remix)
Sa-Ra – So Special Feat Rozzi Daime
Erykah Badu – Soldier. (Crates Mix)
Soulive – Doin Somethin’ Feat Me’Shell NdegeOcello
Me’Shell NdegeOcello – Call Me. (Master Mix)
Caron Wheeler – Blue Theme. (Crates Edit)
First in a series of mini mixes from the Meltdown Show Vault. This one features a selection soulful tracks, edits + show favourites. selected by Mr Crates.
Donna McGhee – Make It Last Forever. ReEdit
D’Angelo – Africa. ReEdit
Sade – Nothing Can Come Between Us. Pomo Edit
Faze O –Ridin’ High. ReEdit
O. Boogie Ft Tableek – Paper Chaser. Instrumental
Plant Life – When She Smiles She Lights Up The Sky. Instrumental
N’Dambi – Call Me. Yam Who? ReEdit
Matthew L Cassell – Heaven –BeatEdit
Replife – Put It Down Ft Kissey Aplund. Domu Remix
Erykah Badu – I Want Moombah
The legendary reggae producer Prince Fatty reworks the funk & jazz specialists Nostalgia 77 catalogue inna dub style. Digital double A-side single release August 18th. Taken from the upcoming LP “The Kingdom Of Dub” out September 22nd on Tru Thoughts Records
Gilles Peterson has harped back to the essence of Talkin Loud – calling on 4hero to deliver this lush 2-parter of a remix of Sonzeira track “The Mystery of Man”. The soaring strings and subtle bass lines eventually move into a delicately placed drum and bass frame that really join the dots – a track that forms the first release on Talkin Loud in over a decade remixed by one of the fabled labels seminal signings.
An innovative collection of 12 beloved vocal recordings re-experienced through new samba and bossa nova arrangements created by iconic Brazilian musicians and The Berman Brothers. The perfect summer soundtrack to the Fifa World Cup party!
Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection
1. Bill Withers with Studio Rio – Lovely Day
2. Aretha Franklin with Studio Rio – Walk On By
3. Marvin Gaye with Studio Rio – Sexual Healing
4. Billie Holiday with Studio Rio – You’ve Changed
5. Sly & The Family Stone with Studio Rio – Family Affair
6. The Isley Brothers with Studio Rio – It’s Your Thing
7. Mel Torme with Studio Rio – I’ve Got You Under My Skin
8. Nina Simone with Studio Rio – I Wish I Knew What It Means To Be Free
9. Johnny Nash with Studio Rio – I Can See Clearly Now
10. Dave Brubeck with Carmen McRae with Studio Rio – Take 5
11. Andy Williams with Studio Rio – Music To Watch Girls By
12. Sarah Vaughan with Studio Rio – Summertime
NuVybe Records 2014 New Single by Ida Divine Produced by Herb Middleton(Mary J Blige,SWV,Sounds of Blackness, Kelly Price, Nas)
Staten Island native Ida Divine has proven she can soulfully sing about anything in her reach.
SORCERESS(formerly known as Funkommunity) is a 5-piece band from New Zealand. Their 2011 debut album Chequered Thoughts received worldwide acclaim and saw the band tour Europe and Japan the following year. Fast forward to 2014, and the band announced a new name: SORCERESS and a new studio album: DOSE.
While previous works were influenced by J Dilla-inspired future soul and R&B, the new album sees their sound evolve, fusing elements of Deep Electronic Soul, Afrobeat, and Dance Music. DOSE retains their distinctive sonic texture, but also projects more movement while going deeper into the source of the music. Experienced in headphones or a club/festival context, Sorceress traverses the boundaries between audio intimacy and the bass driven rhythms of the dancefloor.
The creative duo at the core of Sorceress is producer/band leader Isaac Aesili and vocalist Rachel Fraser. Isaac Aesili’s production provides a diverse and sonically rich soundscape from which the charismatic vocals of Rachel Fraser weave through both light and dark lyrical themes. Crafted over the period of a year, the album includes collaboration with Sorceress’ guitarist Daniel Ryland. Other musicians involved in the sessions include fellow Kiwis Julien Dyne, Marika Hodgson, Tom Broome, Jonathan Crayford, Steph Brown and Cam Allen.
Released 26th May: CD/Digitally Label: Wonderwheel Pre-Order:kudosrecords
D’Angelo‘s“Spanish Joint” gets a new uptempo remix from DJ Kero One that preserves the beautiful chords and leaves the Voodoo standout totally ripe for the dancefloor. Download it over on his soundcloud page
The lead single from Blitz The Ambassador’s upcoming album “Afropolitan Dreams” (Available April 28th), Blitz the Ambassador teams up with fellow African globetrotting chanteuse, Nneka for “Love on the Run”, a hypnotic duet over big horns and lush guitars. Listen to more music from the album and pre-order your vinyl, CD or digital copy over on their Bandcamp page
LMBR-JCK Taka Terrard Robinson is no stranger here. A producer, singer, song writer out of Oklahoma City who has been on and off the Meltdown Show playlist for some years now has just dropped a new album on his bandcamp page. Im always excited to hear what Terrard has created and “Luscious Living : The yooge”(usual) is a nice follow up to his “The Year Of The Ox” (re-release album) from 2013 which had a cut lifted off for Tokyo Dawn Records The Boogie Volume 4 compilation.
The “Luscious Living : The yooge” is a journey through electronic Soul, Funk + HipHop and features a new remix of his Dilla flavoured “Gimme Luv” single from 2013
The wicked new sound album “Redlight”from UK’s CoLoNeLReD is out now digitally featuring 18 tracks of new Age Electro Soul Funk !
— Released 28 March 2014 Written, performed, produced & arranged by CoLoNeLReD
New music out of Manchester UK ! Children of Zeus aka Tyler Daley and KonnyKon(Broke’n’£nglish) have been working on a new HipHop/Soul project for a little while now and this past week we got to hear just what they’ve been up to in the studio. The duo have now dropped three new tracks on their soundcloud page as free downloads and i hear there’s still more to come. This is music to my ears !!
Rebel Tumbao (Rebel “Groove”) is a family of like minded musician’s deeply committed to creating and performing music packed with groove, consciousness, spirituality, resistance, and positive vibrations with an authentic sound they call “AfroLatinRootsReggae”.
This funky fresh earthly sound is the uncompromising fusion of two of the most celebrated musical genres on the planet; Roots Reggae and contemporary Cuban Son – with deep influences of 70’s Soul, Gospel, the Blues, Jazz and African folkloric idioms. At the epicenter of this soundscape are pianist, singer, composer and educator, Matt Jenson and world-renowned percussionist and composer, José Claussell.
These partners in musical justice share a profound artistic vision of hope and truth expressed with poetic insights into today’s globalized culture. Their mind-scope is based on combining Bob Marley’s gospel of love, truth, justice, and economic equality with their mission to inspire all people to be more conscious of the social, economic and ecological impact of their actions. Rebel Tumbao, with their original compositions, awesome arrangements of Marley songs and progressive lyrics, will transport your mind, body and spirit to the healthier world we all know is possible.