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Big La vs. Todd | “Moods”

Big La Vs Todd - Moods

After the success of his two recent projects “Beats From Oakland” in 2012 and “Lorem Ipsum” in 2013 (which reached almost 12,000 downloads from Bandcamp, Soundcloud and his own site, Todd The Big La Kelley this week released his new album “Moods”, his 11th musical project since 1996.

In that time he has created close to 500 songs and the “Moods” album will mark his last solo project. After this, Todd says he plans to put his creative juices into working with other artists and composing music for video projects as well as getting all of his dream collaborations done, whether it’s original stuff or remixes.

The new project which spans HipHop, Soul, Jazzy beats, bonus tracks and guest appearances from people like TJ Brown, Doyle Robinson, Trel Robinson, Aarophat, Doug Ramsey, Philip Clark plus remixes of Phonte + Median, Sean Price + Skyzoo and Ryan Deshawn will drop as a free download on his music sites.

Released 3rd December >
Link with The BigLa

Filed under: Download, Fusion, HipHop, Jazz, Soul, , ,

Yasuko Agawa | LA Nights (Cypria Mix)


Yasuko Agawa’s  rare groove classic gets a beefed up edit courtesy of Will Papathomas out of Newcastle UK, stripping the vocals and adding some extra beats

Free download here >

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Random Ax of Charlie | ANTI-Mixtape

Random Ax of Charlie

Music from Random Ax of Charlie – BPMs (The ANTI-Mixtape)
Released date: 06 August 2013

Download this song and the entire ANTI-Mixtape for FREE
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Filed under: Download, R&B,

DOWNLOAD: GUS feat Erik Rico | “So Sexy”

LifeNotes music proudly presents their very first release for 2013.
“So Sexy” from GUS featuring Erik Rico is produced by Versatell and you can subscribe for your FREE mp3 download at :

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Yasmine Bey – All For You (Om’mas City Pulse Jam)

Singer/songwriter Kae aka Yasmine Bey based in Treviso, Italy downloaded the new Om’mas Keith’s album “City Pulse” and  decided to do some spur of the moment lyrics over the instrumental of “All 4 U”.
She says: hearing the track made me think of one of my favourite songs from Bilal – “All For Love”.. so I had to do an improvisation right away..  Download it HERE

Filed under: Download, Soul,

Om’mas Keith – City Pulse (Deluxe Version)

Om’mas Keith – City Pulse

Download the new Om’mas Keith release HERE complete with instrumentals & acapellas.
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Filed under: Download, Soul,

Bobby Womack | “The Bravest Man In The Universe” (Jim Sharp Edit)

Bobby Womack-The Bravest Man In The Universe (Jim Sharp Edit)
#FreeDownload. A remix i picked up from Jim Sharpe’s soundcloud page and recently played on my Meltdown show. An interesting mix too using the instrumental from Redman’s “Tonight’s Da Night” and the title track from Bobby Womack’s 2012 LP. Nice!

Filed under: Download, HipHop, R&B,

International Horace Brown Mixtape | hosted by Horace Brown


International Horace Brown Mixtape EXCLUSIVE BRAND NEW and UNRELEASED material, as well as your favorite classics. Hosted by Horace Brown // mixed by Dj Mad Dogg + Dj Brooklyn Hot Powered by Soundz God Music Group

1. Horace Brown Intro, 2. honeys dissapearin, 3. taste your love (RMX), 4. you’re so vain feat. Dres, 5. i want you baby, 6. mercy
7. Horace Brown Speaks, 8. one for the money feat. Foxy Brown & Mr.Cheeks (RMX), 9. enjoy, 10. body for love, 11. Horace Brown Speaks, 12. things we do for love feat. Jay-Z (RMX), 13. my life, 14. real hip hop feat. Papa Doc, 15. Horace Brown Speaks, 16. international feat. Mr. Cheeks, 17. Mr. Cheeks Speaks, 18. friday night feat. Mr.Cheeks, 19. so open, 20. this is the one feat. Styles P. (RMX), 21. another level, 22. world to life feat. IGT, 23. Horace Brown Speaks, 24. shake it up, 25. i want that (RMX), 26. finest thing, 27. dont front, 28. Horace Brown Speaks, 29. the game, 30. dance with me, 31. trippin, 32. me & you, 33. stone crazy feat. Sunshine Anderson, 34. lady, 35. Horace Brown Speaks, 36. how can we stop feat. Faith Evans, 37. so freaky, 38. i like, 39. why why why, 40. Outro

Download it here >

Filed under: Download, Mixtapes, MUSIC, ,

The Impressions | So Unusual (arX Remix)

The wicked arX Remix of The Impressions and winner of Stones Throw Beat Battles (#292). Download it HERE

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DOWNLOAD: Slick Rick – Women Lose Weight [Pooky’s Haunted House Edit]

Pooky recently got to work on his edit of Morcheeba + Slick Rick’s controversial song about the importance of staying in shape and offered it up as a free Download. Get the Haunted House Edit HERE

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Cody ChesnuTT | “Landing On A Hundred”

Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Support Upcoming Album

Cody ChesnuTT has announced the release his follow up LP Landing On A Hundred in October 2012. Like his previous LP  (The Headphone Masterpiece), Cody will be self releasing the album w/ help from a kickstarter campaign and to celebrate he recently shared a peep at what’s to come with the single “Under The Spell Of The Handout” which premiered recently on OkayPlayer.

Filed under: Download,

Kan Sano | Everybody Loves The Sunshine

A new cover version from Tokyo, Japan artist Kan Sano. Iv lost track of how many people have sampled or covered Roy Ayers “Everybody Love The Sunshine” but Kan really does it justice here, plus shares it with us for free ! Follow the links, D/L + enjoy !

Release date: Aug 9, 2012

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DOWNLOAD: Deborah Bond | “Say It” [Nicolay Remix]

The name Debórah Bond should definitely ring a bell with fans of The Foreign Exchange. The DC-based singer has been a supporting vocalist on several show dates of their recent Authenticity Tour, and is a frequent +FE Music collaborator. Debórah released her third album, “Madam Palindrome”, in 2011, and when she asked Nicolay to remix one of the album’s cuts, he was more than happy to oblige.

The result is presented as a FREE download via The Foreign Exchange website HERE.

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Ahmed Sirour presents…Fatback Faith | “Love Wicki Like This”

This is what happened when Ahmed Sirour took the The Fatback Band’s 1974 funk classic “Wicki Wacky” and mashed it up with Faith Evans 1998 smash hit  “Love Like This” – Enjoy !!

Limited 100 downloads and then it’s GONE!!!
Released by: Ahmed Sirour
Release date: Aug 3, 2012

Filed under: Download, Funk, R&B,

Terrard Robinson aka LMBR-JCK.T | “Fools Water” | New album

Iv said it before im a fan of Terrard Robinsons work his groove and soul flavoured tracks have been featured many times on the Meltdown show playlists. He’s been crafting his sound for a good while now, producing original work which soaks up a mixture of his musical influences.

As well as working on side projects this past year he’s also been finishing his sophomore album “Fools Water” which he just released as a free download via his Soundclound page.

Terrard Robinson  AKA LMBR-JCK T

Futuristic Soul Society

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DJ Roane Namuh | “A Brazilian Love Affair” [Namuh Edit]

LATE PRESS: DJ Roane Namuh put George Duke’s “A Brazilian Love Affair” under the knife and come up with something real nice! Cop the free D/L HERE pass by his website for more HERE

Filed under: Download, MUSIC, Vintage, , ,

[DOWNLOAD] Amartre Entertainment Presents: Life & Soul Vibes Vol # 3

Amartré is a conjunction of the names “Amar” and “Tre,” the sons of the labels Chief Executives Jay Gourdine and Greg Griffin.
Being deeply rooted in the music business for over 10 years, Amartré desires to highlight and showcase eclectic music to a vast and diverse target audience. What better way to do it than to spread the soul sounds for free?
The founders are working to enhance current options available in the Neo-Soul circuit. Yearning for a return of the purest form of Soul, Rap, Hip-Hop/R&B with a twist of today’s flair.

Gourdine states “The Rap, Hip-Hop/R&B community has been recycling the same sounds, the same themes, and the same vibes for too long. It’s time for something different.” Hints the beginning of the “Life & Soul Vibes” series.

Amartre Entertainment Inc.
Management/ Indie label

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DOWNLOAD: Jessie Ware x Sampha | What You Won’t Do For Love

Get the free download from Jessie Ware’s Facebook page HERE.

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Erykah Badu | “Cleva” CP’s Smarter Samba Mix | DOWNLOAD

DOWNLOAD: Flashback to 2008 with the DJ Captain Planet Smarter Samba remix of  Ms. Badu‘s “Cleva”. I recall picking this up while working at Fat City Records on the 4 track EP Bstrd Boots Vol: 5  which also had an interesting Jamaican Rub mix of Badu’s “Honey” on the flip side. However, Captain Planet takes the mid-tempo groove of the original and gives it a Latin/ Samba twist that would still sound great at any summer BBQ. Luckily for the digi music collectors the track is available as a free download via CP’s SoundCloud page. Grab it HERE

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Lisa Banton | Mirror Mirror Vol​.​2 R&B Mixtape

It’s been a long time coming but it’s finally here. Toronto R&B songstress Lisa Banton just release her second mixtape Mirror Mirror Vol.2 which has been well worth the wait ! There’s a few older cuts included on here which she  released as singles over the past year or so while finishing the project, like the stunning “Better Without You” and “(Just) Say You Will” along with her lovers rock joint “Love Me”. Apart from that it’s all about the new songs, which are plentiful. Pass by her Bandcamp page and grab it for Free.. and by the way, check out her Mirror Mirror VOL. 1 while you’re there.

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