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MELTDOWN SHOW | BiteSize Mixes #2

MELTDOWN SHOW | BiteSize Mixes #2

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)

Filed under: Chris Crates, HipHop, Meltdown Show, Mixtapes, Soul, , , , ,

Blitz The Ambassador | Afropolitan Dreams


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

Filed under: HipHop, World, ,

Children of Zeus | New Music [Download]

Children Of Zues

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 !!

Head over and show some support! HERE

Filed under: HipHop, Soul, ,

Marvin Gaye x Mos Def = “Yasiin Gaye” By Amerigo Gazaway‏


It’s been over a year since producer, Amerigo Gazaway, released *Bizarre Tribe: A Quest To The Pharcyde* and he’s been eager to finally share a taste of his follow up.

Advancing the direction of his Otis Redding x Big Boi, re-work “Shutterbugg”, Gazaway’s new *Soul Mates* series continues the theme of his previous work in creating collaborations that never were.
On the series’ first installment, the producer unites Brooklyn rapper Yasiin Bey (FKA Mos Def) and soul legend Marvin Gaye for a dream collaboration aptly titled “Yasiin Gaye.” Building the album’s foundation from deconstructed samples of Gaye’s Motown classics, Gazaway re-orchestrates the instrumentation into new productions within a similar framework. Carefully weaving Bey’s dense raps and Gaye’s soulful vocals over his new arrangements, the producer delivers a quality far closer to Gaye’s famous duets than that of a “mashup” album.

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Homeboy Sandman | Wade in the Water

Homeboy Sandman - Wade in the Water

Homeboy Sandman has teamed with UK producer Paul White for a 7 track record titled White Sands to be released on vinyl & digital on February 25th with album artwork by Andrew Huffman.

More info: Stones Throw

Filed under: HipHop, ,

Vyann Experiences | 1er Voyage EP

Vyann Experiences are a Paris based musical collective consisting of Viane M (Horn & Production), Jalal (Producer), Daaf (Vocals), Deeway (Vocals), Florent Pelissier (Jazz pianist), Zrink, The Soulchimiste, Christophe (Guitarist) and Stéphane D. A diverse group of individuals who have various backgrounds and influences from not only Jazz but Soul, Neo-Soul, Rock, Hip Hop and other styles of modern electronic music.

They are very much inspired by legendary Jazz artists such as Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Donald Byrd, Charlie Parker etc. They fuse this with more modern Hip Hop and Neo Soul influences from artists like the late J Dilla, Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, Soulquarians and such. The collective definitely have their own style to merge with all those influences too however.

1er Voyage is the debut release and is currently exclusive to Bandcamp. However, there are plans of putting something more official out in future, possibly a vinyl release.

Released 30 December 2013

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

Damu The Fudgemunk | “Coffee Run” (Coffee Table Re-Arranged)


Coffee Run and Spirit of Ummah (Randi Revised) are available on Damu’s Spare Overtime LP / Bonus 45 >>

Filed under: Electronic Beats, HipHop,

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, , ,

DJ Premier | Live @ UNIUN Nightclub 21st Nov 13

DJ Premier

DJ Premier performs his classic scratches from Gangstarr’s “Who’s Gonna Take The Weight” Live @ UNIUN Nightclub, Toronto, Canada 21/11/13

Filed under: HipHop, Live Show, ,

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:

Filed under: Funk, HipHop, ,

Shinobi Stalin | Welcome to Ozone. Prod By Tempermental

shinobi Stalin

For the first Video from the forth coming album “Invisible Man” Shinobi Stalin (Vets of Kin) teams up with producer Tempermental (Doxside Music Group) to bring you “Welcome to Ozone”. Rexsposure provides the visuals as Shinobi speaks on his experiences living on the east-side of Orlando.

Filed under: HipHop, ,

DJ Premier Live | Kangol 75th Anniversary Party

DJ Premier Live | Kangol 75th Anniversary Party

A classic night in fashion and music for Kangol at their 75th Anniversary Party. Recording artist/Producer Daru Jones got up close to watch legendary DJ Premier set it off with some of his classic works.

Shout out: RUSIC TV
Filmed at: Hotel Chantelle, Manhattan, NYC // 29th Oct 13

Filed under: HipHop, Live Show, ,

Common – I Want You (Kaytranada Edition)

Common - I Want You (Kaytranada Edition)

New Dopeness !

Filed under: Electronic Beats, HipHop, ,

Jay Eightynine | crEATe EP


New dopeness from Producer/emcee Jay Eightynine’s latest EP “crEATe” !

Filed under: HipHop,

Wally Clark | Sportin’ Waves [album]

Fresh off the success of 93 Still, the exclusive remix album of Souls of Mischief’s 93 ‘Til Infinity, Gummy Soul founder Wally Clark is back with his 2nd solo release, and is Bandcamp’s newest featured artist.

The Nashville native, who founded Gummy Soul in 2010, combines Tennessee’s rich history of Soul music with his love of Hip-Hop, to create a feel that is both new, and from another time.

On Sportin’ Waves, Clark uses his smokey voice, to seduce the listener with Southern charm and effortless wit. The result is a moody, sexually charged album, with clever tales that are funny, yet lyrically advanced, and filled with inebriated wisdom.

In a suit, and wearing his hair in a classic pompadour, Clark makes cocktails on stage, and raps with a Sure 55 “Elvis Mic,” to channel the essence of the great Soul singers that he samples.

So pour yourself a strong drink, kick your feet up, and relax to Sportin’ Waves.

Check out BandCamp’s feature story

Released 01 October 2013

Written by: Wally Clark
Produced by: Gummy Soul

Filed under: HipHop, ,

Freddie Joachim | Olive Juice (Love Remixes Vol. 2)

Freddie Joachim

If you’re a fan of Freddie Joachim then you’ll be pleased to know he just released volume 2 of his Olive Juice  remix series and needless to say there are some quality joints on here from people like Submotion Orchestra, Jesse Boykins III, Chester Gregory, Toro y Moi and Choklate.

Name your price and grab download HERE.
Released 04 October 2013

Filed under: Electronic Beats, HipHop, Soul, ,

Ceddy Jay | Reckless [Music video]

Ceddy Jay: 14 year old Rapper/Skater has got it goin’ on !
Read + hear more here >  groovement/ceddyjay


Filed under: HipHop, ,

LMBR-JCK T | Gimmi Luv. [Download]


Terrard Robinson aka LMBR-JCK T just dropped a new Joint from an upcoming Compilation called “Inner Soulstice”

Pick up his latest album here> terrardrobinsonmusic

Filed under: HipHop, ,

Derrick Hodge | “Live Today” [Album]

Derrick Hodge - Live Today

Derrick Hodge’s début album “Live Today” will be released August 6 on Blue Note Records. Pre-order the album now on iTunes ( or Amazon (

Filed under: HipHop, Jazz, Soul,

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

Filed under: Funk, HipHop, Soul, ,

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