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#NewMusic | Prince Fatty Meets Nostalgia 77


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

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Amerigo Gazaway | The Big Payback Vol. 3- J.B. & The Soul Mates


The man behind a heap of great releases including the Meltdown Show favourite Fela Soul LP is back with a tribute mixtape to the Godfather Of Soul featuring various musical artists. #FreeDownload

Filed under: Funk, Mixtapes, Soul, , ,

LMBR-JCK T | “Luscious Living : The yooge”

LMBR-JCK T - Luscious Living : The yooge

LMBR-JCK T aka 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

Released: 25 April
Buy Now:

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Colonel Red – Redlight


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

Filed under: Funk, Soul,

RC & The Gritz | Leave Me Alone (feat. Erykah Badu)


RC & The Gritz team up with Erykah Badu to drop a tasty two-stepper entitled “Leave Me Alone”. The smooth + infectious track from R.C. Williams and his band The Gritz is one of 11 joints on their Pay Your Tab LP out now.

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HOT16 ft. MC Melodee – Falling (Roane Namuh Remix)

Roane Namuh applied his signature soulful boom-bap sounds to the collaborative effort from HOT16 and up and coming Hip-Hop artist MC Melodee and their ode to love entitled “Falling”.

Original version of this track appears on the forthcoming 6 song LP by HOT16 entitled “1983”

Buy the digital + vinyl here:

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CoLoNeL ReD | Believe In Me

Colonel Red

UK Heavyweight CoLoNeL ReD is back with new music. The infectious Funky laid back groove “Believe In Me” is the first single from his upcoming Red Light album.

Buy now: HERE
written, arranged, produced + performed: by CoLoNeLReD
Label: Ink Rebellion

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Funkmasters |”Love Money” (Joey Negro Dubwise Revision)

TW Funkmasters - Love Money (Joey Negro Dubwise Revision)

[Preview] From Joey Negro’s forthcoming Remixed With Love album.
Originally release on UK label Tania Records in 1980 the Funk Masters monster club classic “Love Money” (produced by Tony Williams) gets beefed up and brought into 2013 with Joey’s Dubwise Revision mix.
The remix album will be available on CD mid November with a Vinyl release a couple of weeks later.

Buy now: >

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T.Robinson | The Year Of The Ox [2013]

the year of the ox by T. ROBINSON

One of the most underrated producers on the planet Terrard Robinson aka Lmbr-JckT officially re-released his 2011 “Year Of The Ox” LP on August 3rd as a free download via his Bandcamp page. Terrard has been sending demo tracks over for a few years now and always gets a good response with the listeners here.. It’s great to finally see the finished product out there!

Download the album:

Originally released 2011
Re-released August 3rd 2013
All tracks written,produced and performed by T.Robinson

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Earl Tutu | Rastanaut. album

Earl Tutu Rastanaut
Meltdown show favourite and well respected musician Earl Tutu finally released his debut album at the back end of 2012 after a lifetime working in music.

When i first received the album i couldn’t wait to press play, and when i did i was blown away by what he had created.

Earl has captured a timeless feeling and depth through-out “Rastanaut” which after countless listens I’m still hearing and discovering something new. He’s a serious musical talent no doubt, who has fused everything i love about music into one package. This is a melting pot of his musical journey through life, his influences and experiences resulting in a Soulful, Funky Jazzy Psychadelic sound for Chilling to or dancing to.

Buy now:
Read about Earl’s journey:

Donald D (Zulu Nation)
Leigh Kenny (L.S.K.Faithless,Maxi Jazz)
Inder Goldfinger (Ian Brown,Natasha Atlas)
Joe Tatton Keyz (New Mastersounds)

Filed under: Funk, Jazz, Soul,

Prince | “Breakfast Can Wait”

New music from the artist formerly known as Prince.
Visit his new website > where you can pick up 4 new tracks including this seriously Funky joint “Breakfast Can Wait”

Filed under: Funk, Soul,

D’angelo ft. Mos Def, Paris Toon + Mothers Favorite Child | “Brown Sugar”

The Classic D’angelo song “Brown Sugar” remixed by Paris Toon & Mothers Favorite Child featuring Mos Def!! New for 2012

Official release date: Nov 12, 2012
Produced and remixed by: Paris Toon & Mothers Favorite Child.
Vocals: D’angelo & Mos Def
Drums: Dowell Davis
Bass: Kent Phillips
Guitars: Kenny “Shut It Down” Brown
Rhodes: Ted Belledin
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Kolton Lee at Carefree Sound Studios

This song is for promotional use only and available as a FREE download courtesy of Paris Toon & Mothers Favorite Child. EMI copyright of vocals D’angelo & MCA Copyright vocals of Mos Def.

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Deborah Magdalena | FUNKdalena

Inspired by theological experiences, love addiction, redemption from an emotional suicide, and 70’s Latin Soul music, Miami-based Puerto Rican actress/poet Deborah Magdalena gave birth to FUNKdalena, her first album in 10 years:

Produced by her long time musical collaborator The Brass King, this dynamic duo have meshed, hashed, re-arranged, composed, poetically ciphered, fixed and remixed tracks inspired by funk and soul legends including Eddie Palmieri, Jimmy Smiths, Roy Ayers, Tanya Gardner, Donny Hathaway, The Delfonics, and Earth Wind & Fire.

With FUNKdalena Deborah bares her poetic soul while celebrating her Latin and Jazz FUNK roots. Her Latin Grammy winning brother Nestor Torres jams along with his famed Jazz flute on “Voodoo Princess”, a poem they co-wrote 8 years ago. Deborah pays homage to her late aunt Ruth Fernandez on “Mi Tia” featuring Rafael Hernández’s legendary hit “Gracias Mundo”.
FUNKdalena also features the powerful vocals of Antonia Jenaé in what is slated to be the next women’s anthem, “Diosa”, and listeners are in for another treat with “Razones”- a unique Spanish take on Earth Wind & Fire’s “Reasons”, with vocals by up-and-coming singer, Kinetic.
Release date: September 6th 12
Buy now: FUNKdalena

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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,

HomeBase Poetry Vol. 1 Featuring Mothers Favorite Child

HomeBase Poetry: Paris Toon who’s already a familiar name here sent me this wicked poetry album over for airplay a little while back, which features work from one of the largest open mics in the US, right in the heart of Phoenix the oasis in the desert. What they do on a Sunday nights is quick becoming legendary and the evidence is in the listening.

Tracks from the album have already been getting support here on the Meltdown show with plenty of highlights to choose from including a version of  Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing” the dope “Mis Educated” from Real Talk and this contemporary twist on Gil Scott Heron’s “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”.

Buy the album here:
Produced by: Mothers Favorite Child aka Paris Toon

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Hidden Jazz Quartett | High Heels feat. Omar

The new summer jam from Hidden Jazz Quartett  (featuring Omar on vocals) has party written all over it ! On the flip side of this 7″ single is the Lack Of Afro remix who makes a strong 60s statement on his “High Heels” version. pick it up digitally HERE or vinyl copy in stores now.

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Soulpersona | “Neo Terra” feat. Neil Waters

The Freddie Hubbard inspired new single release from Soulpersona features the slick skills of Digisoul’s resident trumpet player Neil Waters. “Neo Terra” comes as another high end production with all the authentic rare groove flavours we’ve come to love from SoulP releases. Another essential cut out now via

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Diggs Duke | “Patiently, We Bloom” | New Music

All living creatures are impatient at the beginning of Spring. We become anxious about the coming of Summer. By March, everyone loathes the long winter that’s frosted over our lives, turning them cold and boring. This song uses the beauty of the blooming season as a metaphor for action. Specifically, the poem in the song personifies a perennial plant, as it awaits the coming of another opportunity. Patiently, we look for an opening. Patiently, we sit. Patiently, we bloom.

All Vocals and Instruments Performed by Diggs Duke
Taken from Official Projects
Release date: Mar 26, 2012

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