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Soia | Mood Swings [Album]

Soia - Mood Swings
Born in Taiwan and later taken to Vienna, (her parents’ origin) Soia grew up listening to classical music and African jazz but it was her love of Billie Holiday and fusion jazz that gave birth to her musical approach, while abstract hip hop did the rest. Her sound varies from jazzy improvisation to Nu Soul, creating her own unique style through her code-lacking manners.

She has spent a lot of time traveling Asia, the States and Southern Africa while working on her Master thesis in Biotechnology where she met the producer Mez who is known for his organic vibrant beats and innovative sound, and is currently studying piano at the Vienna Jazz Conservatory.

Aside from producing a whole heap of other material which has already won them a global underground following they have also been working hard on the “Mood Swings“ project. This project reflects on Soia’s own mood swings, from melancholic soul, stream of consciousness turned song, to feel good tunes – always going beyond the surface. Do your ears a favour and go and grab a copy!

Out now:
Released by:
Record Breakin’ Music
Release date:

RBM045 – Limited edition 7″ vinyl 2013

Filed under: HipHop, Jazz, Soul, ,

Vicky Robson-Capps | “Lost In Paradise”

Up and coming UK star Vicky Robson-Capps has been busy in the recording studio with her producer Chris Dawkins aka Earl Tutu putting together the final touches to her debut album “Lost In Paradise” which is set for release 1st July 2013 on Leopard Music Group.
Vicky says; This album of songs is written about those moments that happen in our lives with a fusion of sounds from reggae to hip-hop and jazz bringing a unique fresh sound.
The lead single “Too Late”  is out now on iTunes.

Follow Vicky
Label: Leopard Music Group

Filed under: HipHop, Jazz, Reggae,

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,

Joomanji | “Manj” (Digital release)


The creation of Manj has been a 2 year process, resulting in an eclectic track list that reflects the evolution of the groups creative pallets.
Manj was recorded At UC Santa Cruz’s Electronic Music Studios and California University of The Arts, and Mastered at Waterland Studios in Venice, Italy.

Released: 22 January 2013
Jonah Christian – Keyboard/Piano, Bass, Production
Amir Oosman – Drums/Percussion
Robert Finucane – Keyboard/Piano
Kevin Cameron – Bass

Filed under: Jazz, Soul,

Jesse Futerman | “Exquisite Basement”

Jesse Futerman returns once more to complete his trilogy of free digital EPs for Jus Like Music Records with his Exquisite Basement EP.

Following on from Super Basement and Fuse The Witches, the new EP, Exquisite Basement exudes a grown sound from Jesse. Commencing with the house-like ‘Trouble Man’ – a glimpse into his more uptempo material – the EP showcases that typical Futerman dusty, jazz breaks soulful sound, but with more body and soul than ever before.

In his own words; “Exquisite Basement marks the final chapter in my free EP trilogy on Jus Like Music Records. Everything you hear, with the exception of Jon Foster’s drums on the last song, is 100% samples – whether it be film, music or even some clips from old sci fi radio shows. Exquisite Basement marks not only the end of my free EPs, but also the end of my ‘100% downtempo’ output. Look out for ‘The Love I Lost’ EP on Jus Like Music Records late 2013 on vinyl as it will showcase my new more ‘uptempo’ productions, as well continuing a similar downtempo style which is present on this ep. I hope you enjoy it.”
RELEASED: 6 May, 2013
Format: Digital Download
Artwork: Alice Dufay
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Filed under: Jazz, ,

Nick Van Gelder | “Emexeare”


This is one seriously Jazzy house joint from Nick Van Gelder featuring Jim Hunt on Sax with some ad lib vocals from Marcina Arnold. Out now #FileUnderGoodMusic.

Released – 21st February 2013
Instruments – Nick van Gelder
Produced by Nick van Gelder at Tremlett Studios
copyright VeeGee Records 2013

Filed under: House, Jazz,

Robert Glasper Experiment (feat King) – Move Love (SaysWho? Remix)


Download the new remix of Robert Glasper‘s “Move Love” single featuring King. Taken from the Black Radio LP 2012

Filed under: Jazz, Soul,

Mark de Clive-Lowe + The Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra | Take The Space Trane. [2013]

Out 4th February 2013, “Take The Space Trane” is the new album from producer, composer and musician Mark de Clive-Lowe in collaboration with the Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra.

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Jeff Bradshaw LOVELIFE Concert

A special presentation of The Raheem DeVaughn Show from Studio 202 featuring Jeff Bradshaw Live performing tracks from the Bone Appett LP.

Jeff Bradshaw LOVELIFE Concert from on Vimeo.

Filed under: Jazz, Live Show, Soul,

José James | “It’s All Over Your Body” EP

The man is back with a new EP “Its All Over (Your Body)” released Sep 14th with the album to follow (Jan 2013)…
Released by: Blue Note Records
EP release: Sep 14, 2012
Buy the EP:
José James – vocals
Takuya Kuroda – trumpet, fluglehorn
Corey King – trombone
Robert Glasper – Fender Rhodes, piano
Pino Palladino – bass
Chris Dave – drums

Filed under: Jazz, Soul,

Robert Glasper | Black Radio RECOVERED / The Remix EP

ROBERT GLASPER has just announced the release of his follow up project to Black Radio RECOVERED! The Remix EP is set for release October 9th 2012 featuring remixed and previously unreleased tracks from the Black Radio LP!

The remixers include Robert himself, as well as ?uestlove, 9th Wonder, Georgia Anne Muldrow, and Pete Rock, with additional contributions from rappers Black Milk and Phonte, The Roots band, and Solange Knowles.
PRE-ORDER the EP on iTunes NOW: Black Radio RECOVERED

Filed under: Jazz, ,

The Rongetz Foundation | “Gogo Soul” feat Gregory Porter

A Meltdown show favourite from The Rongetz Foundation feat Gregory Porter. Their new single Gogo Soul has got timeless music written all over it !

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NEW MUSIC: Tracks from the stunning second album release from Gabriele Poso “Roots Of Soul” featured on this weeks Meltdown Show, spreading an infectious fusion of jazz, Latin + soul vibes across our FM airwaves.

The Italian multi-instrumentalist / composer and arranger has teamed up with an impressive line-up of guest vocalists for his new release which includes highlights such as the Willie Cobb/ Dawn Penn cover “You Don’t Love Me” feat Osunlade, the superb With Me Come Fly feat Dionisia Cassiano and the brilliant “Afro Blue” which has also been getting support here. Sandwiched in-between other vocal delights the album also includes some quality Instrumentals, making Roots Of Soul an all round essential package and a soundtrack to the summer.

Released date: 8th June on
INFRACom! Records.
Buy the

Filed under: Jazz, Latin, Soul, , , ,

[PROMO] Vick Lavender | “Havana”

NEW RELEASE: “Havana” produced by Vick Lavender out soon on Deeptrax NYC!

Filed under: House, Jazz, ,

[OUT NOW] Vick Lavender | The modern jazz EP

OUT NOW: “The Modern Jazz EP” produced by Vick Lavender of Sophisticado Recordings! A four track jazz/fusion classic featuring some of Chicago’s finest jazz musicians.

1).Ella ( The reloaded mutated mix )
2).Rumba Rumba
3).The Chicago Chase (The reloaded mutated mix )
4).The Standard ( DeJay Cease neo/soul mix )

Produced by Vick Lavender for the sophisticado music group ASCAP
Mike Logan Keys
Vijay Tellis- Nayak keys
Lamar Jones bass
Isaiah Sharkey guitar
Joe Rendon percussion
Bobby D. percussion

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Charles Hammond Jr | “Hello, My Name Is”… [EP]

Chicago based Charles Hammond Jr just released his new project for us all to enjoy. The 4 track EP is a subtle fusion of warm Jazzy, Soulful + Funky moods and flavors. Im really feeling the journey here, and the only problem i had while listening was that it all ended too soon !.. However, he IS giving it away for Free so head over and pick up the full EP –  HERE !

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Ledisi Speaks About Robert Glasper

Check out what Ledisi has to say about working with Robert Glasper + the ‘Black Radio’ album and The Experiment:

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State of Zoe | Mind (Part I) EP

Estonia music collective formally known as Under Construction release their first 4 track EP under their new band name State Of Zoe.

It was in august 2010 that Sander Mölder started the pop-electronic project with singer Anneliis Kits which later grew into several tracks released on Stereo Spectrum’s EP “Conciliation”. After a few appearances with Stereo Spectrum, the duo started to work on Sander’s own more jazzy material, which they had performed a couple of times before with the saxophonist Indrek Varend and which later resulted in a warm-up gig together for Tortured Soul at the Autumnjazz Festival 2010 followed by various other gigs around Estonia.

Now with the introduction of keyboard player Talis Paide + drummer, Kristjan Kallas the band decided it was time to leave the project-based name behind and State of Zoe was born. The new Mind (Part I) EP is out now on

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Jessica Lauren | “White Mountain” | New single

Freestyle Records are proud to be the new home for one of the UK’s most creative and in demand musicians, Jessica Lauren.

Since the early 1990s, the soulful, spacey jazz grooves of keyboard player Jessica Lauren have been a familiar part of London’s alternative music scene, having in the past released her own original music on Soul Jazz Records, M.E.L.T 2000 and People Records. Jessica’s keyboard skills have augmented the live performances and studio recordings of world renowned artists such as Jean Carne, Tom Browne, Dexter Wansel and James Mason, Japan’s United Future Organisation, UK soul diva Juliet Roberts, as well as Jessica currently being a core member of Nick Woodmansey’s space jazz outfit Emanative.

Jessica Lauren Four is her latest project, nearly entirely acoustic, and is an intoxicating cocktail of her many diverse influences including blues and soul, jazz and Afro-Cuban rhythms, combined with ambient dance music, always interesting, absorbing and surprising. The lead single from it “White Mountain” is a spell binding and hypnotic blend of 21st century jazz.

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W. Ellington Felton | “Queezy” w​/​The Low Budget All​-​Stars |

A rewind back to February 2011 with a jazzy Hip-Hop joint taken from Saturdays Meltdown show tracklist. The son of Jazz Legend and Pioneer Hilton C. Felton Jr continues in his fathers legacy of making musical footprints instead of stepping into the shoes of conformity.
A rare joint recorded at XM Radio’s early days from a project called “Art! Hurts Project Zero”. Im a real lover of all the Jazz pioneers that came before us and  “Queezy” has the ingredients i like in a HipHop track. Lifted from the album The Vault: Postcards from The Edge and Other Things which includes a collection of W. Ellington Felton’s music from the years of 1999 – 2008.

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