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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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Rebel Tumbao | “Rebel Tumbao”

Rebel Tumbao by Rebel Tumbao

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.

Release date: 30 May 2014

Filed under: Fusion, Jazz, Latin, Reggae, World, ,

Rebel Tumbao | Rebel Tumbao [Debut album]


Introducing the Afro Latin Roots Reggae sound of Rebel Tumbao who release their debut album May 2014.
Buy the T-Shirt and the album here >

Filed under: Fusion, Jazz, Latin, Reggae,

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,

Anthony David | “Body Language” | Lover Remix

A big favourite from Anthony David‘s last album “As Above So Below” was his single “Body Language”. Now Anthony has come up with a great Lovers Remix of the song, and it’s available exclusively at iTunes in the UK and Europe.

Released date: 11th July
Get the download >

Filed under: Reggae, Soul,

The Decoders | Les Fleurs feat. Boston Fielder

The Decoders continue to release installments of modern-Jamaican Lovers Rock-inspired versions of soul classics. Pick up their new version of the Minnie Riperton classic Ft Boston Fielder

Filed under: Reggae,

Yaz Alexander | “Lady” | Rewind 2010

Yaz Alexander is one of the UK’s finest contemporary female vocalists. Based in Birmingham she specializes in performing Reggae, Jazz, Soul and R’n’B with influences ranging from  Billie Holiday, Shirley Bassey to Diana Ross and her number one musical influence Bob Marley.
The stage is the natural domain for Yaz and like all great stage artisans she works it creatively and artistically always giving audiences something stimulating to focus on.  A former backing vocalist for UK Reggae giant, Pato Banton, Yaz has also worked with the likes of Steel Pulse, Eddie Grant, Dean Fraser plus many other luminaries in the reggae field. However, her burning ambition is to progress the genre to it’s innovative limits, experiment with other genres along the way and leave behind a timeless legacy of music that will immortalize her name for posterity.
Find this previously playlisted cut on her 2010 album “One Step Closer”  HERE along with more previous albums.
Vodpod videos no longer available.

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seasoned vocalist AMAZIAH takes on Aretha Franklin’s classic “ONE STEP AHEAD” with a crisp Reggae cover version. Produced by Demondo (Nu-Lovers) , video directors Derek Fevrier & Gabriella Rose.

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Amy Winehouse | “Our Day Will Come” | Unreleased

A previously-unheard Amy Winehouse song entitled “Our Day Will Come”, debuted  (November 3) which will feature on the upcoming Lioness: Hidden Treasures, an album compiled by Winehouse’s producers Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson and approved by her family. Also unveiled was a collaboration with Nas titled “Like Smoke” originally recorded back in May 2008. “Our Day Will Come” is a reggae re-working of the classic 60s Doo Wop song. Lioness: Hidden Treasures’ will feature a selection of demos and rarities from Winehouse’s musical career.

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Baby Sol | “No, No,” | Official Video

UK-via-Zaire diva Baby Sol just released the second single from her Before I Begin (The Journey) EP which comes complete with a sunshine feel good factor, exactly what i needed on a dark rainy Manchester evening! “No, No,” is a breezy reggae inflected love song with a perfect rainbow colorful video to match. Pick up the full EP HERE

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Red Barrio | “Take 5” | 2011

Red Barrio are a collaboration of musicians from all 4 corners of the world. Originally formed by percussionist Arturo Aranguren & bass player Mark Hoyt they have grown into a solid 6 piece band. A tight riddim section is complimented by smooth keyboards from Christopher O’Neill and creamy smooth sounds of Vince on Saxaphone. Either using guest singers, backing artists or just going to see and instrumental set, RedBarrio are rapidly becoming one of Manchester UKs best loved dub-reggae outfits.

Arturo Aranguren originally from Caracas, Venezuela originally put the band together back in 2009 along with bass player Mark Hoyt. The name Red Barrio means red-ghetto. After several band member changes they fell upon keyboard player Christopher O’Neill and sax player Vince. . With live dub the band needed someone to run the desk and Mark ‘Dubman’ Smith was the final piece to the jigsaw offering all the FX’s the band needed.
check out their version of “Take 5” and catch up with them on facebook.

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Various Artists | Taxi Records & One Pop Studio Riddims

One Pop Music is pleased to present Taxi Records & One Pop Studio Riddims. The latest compilation features 11 tracks and a collection of various artists, now available to buy on iTunes and a variety of other e-tailers worldwide. Known as some of the best production teams in Jamaica, Taxi Records and One Pop Studio have compiled some excellent tracks into this release. A small sampling of the featured artists includes Half Pint, Richie Spice, Luciano, Diana King, Tanto Metro & Devonte and more. Fans of quality reggae music will love this album from start to finish. Buy it here

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Toronto Reggae vocalist and good friend Kaysha Lee just recorded her new single “Prototype” you can download for free.  She’s had a steady stream of releases since her “Undefined mixtape”  (September 2010) which launched her onto the scene. Kaysha passed by Meltdown as a guest while on tour of the UK in 2010 to promote the project and has been worked hard since then both recording and promoting her work and is currently in Jamaica working on more new music and collaborations. pass by her website and join her fan page.. pick up the single here as a free download.

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MARA HRUBY | From Her Eyes | ALBUM 2010

Introducing U.S singer/songwriter Mara Hruby (well we’re a little late, but we got there) she’s a twenty-three year old from Oakland, CA who arrived on the scene at the start of 2010, playing shows throughout the Bay Area. She released her debut EP, “From Her Eyes” November 2010, a melodic melting pot of sweet soulful music featuring cover versions and original material. Listen to her cover  “Is This Love”  below and find out more on her page here

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Nas and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley continue on their Jamaican getaway in the video for “Nah Mean,” the latest song to get visuals from last year’s collaborative album Distant Relatives. Roaming through the region, the reggae-loving duo hit the gritty island streets, rapping along to the bouncy cut as a motley crew of locals trail behind them. Soak up some Caribbean flavor in the latest clip from Nasty Nas and his partner in rhyme.

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NAIRA | See Me, See Trouble | Ft. Yani, The DollDaze, Boog Brown & Adrift Da Belle | DOWNLOAD

New as NAIRA goes in on the J-Millz’s throwback joint “No, No, No”!!
Free download available at

Filed under: MUSIC, Reggae,

NAS & DAMIAN MARLEY | Land of Promise | VIDEO

Nas and Damian Marley take it to the streets in their video for “Land of Promise” featuring Dennis Brown, the latest release from their joint album Distant Relatives. While the duo are currently touring in Europe, Nas is trying to etch time into his schedule to follow up with his next solo LP, telling BBC Radio I got two (songs) I’m just starting, It’s definitely a nice focus right now, I’m happy. I’m excited. I can’t wait.

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Mini Meltdown promo mix of Reggae breaks download.

Catch the show every Saturday afternoon 5-7pm across Greater Manchester UK on 96.9FM or listen online: WWW.ALLFM.ORG

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Heather Park is not what you expect. But defying expectations has always been part of her style. In a classic New York tale, she was first discovered while working in a Manhattan deli frequented by the program director of Hot 97. He eventually got her demo into the hands of producer Steve Francis of Stush Music and within months, her career took off.

Her voice is just as surprising. With a subtly sweet tone and her delicate Korean-American frame, it’s easy to make assumptions. And it’s part of why the powerful, sultry soul she unleashes packs the kind of punch you never see coming.

Five years in the making, Heather’s second album, ‘Stay’, explores the nuances of love learned, lost and reborn. Once again partnering with producer Steve Francis, she’s created a collection of intensely intimate songs. Drawing from a range of genres — R&B, hip-hop, soul, folk — she masterfully merges them into a language all her own. The album embodies Heather’s signature style of lush harmonies, refreshing live instruments, and poetic rhetoric.

Infused with heavy reggae roots, the lead single, “Trust You”, tells a tale about a love made inseparable from lust. “Somebody Else” pays homage to old school hip-hop/R&B with an exhilarating statement about breaking free of expectations and finding comfort in oneself. In the album’s title song, “Stay”, the stripped down acoustic track frees Heather’s sultry voice to soar and dominate. Deeply expressive and musically sound, Stay is a musical statement of personal strife wrapped in lyrical complexity and smooth resonance. It’s radiant, tough, tender and unique — just like its creator.

In 2005, Heather released her debut album, ‘Dream In Pictures’, and quickly achieved international recognition. Influenced equally by hip-hop beats and neo-soul sirens, the album is an intimate affair of understated cool. The title track captures a trip-hop twinkle, and “The Life” is a mesmerizing statement with bits and pieces of an orchestra. The “The Life (Remix)” was produced by Ron Browz and featured T-Rex and became a club hit.

Dream In Pictures received a licensing deal via Play Network, allowing songs from the album to be played by retailers such as the GAP, The Limited and Old Navy across the country. In 2006, “Is What It Is” was chosen to be licensed in Japan by Avex Records. Finally, in 2007, power ballad “Leave Me To Dream” was featured on the soundtrack to Michael Kang’s feature film West 32nd, starring actors John Cho and Grace Park. Heather Park has performed all over the US and the UK. Honored as a finalist in the Emergenza NYC Battle of the Band competition, she has also opened for Common.

Park’s personal lyrics and powerful voice reflect on her experiences as a Korean-American, but really she just wants to take her rightful place as a Seoul Diva. You can download the lead single “Trust You” which is currently receiving support here at Radio Meltdown, direct from her official website .
Buy the album HERE

Filed under: Download, MUSIC, Reggae,


Released just before his “Renaissance” album back in 2007, Q-Tip’s ‘Work It Out’ was only originally available as a promo 12″. Now here’s the new GRANT PHABAO remix giving it that classic sunshine Reggae Rub!
Download it HERE
Listen HERE

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