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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, , , , ,

MELTDOWN SHOW | BiteSize Mixes #1

MELTDOWN SHOW | BiteSize Mixes #1

First in a series of mini mixes from the Meltdown Show Vault. This one features a selection soulful tracks, edits + show favourites. selected by Mr Crates.

Donna McGhee – Make It Last Forever. ReEdit
D’Angelo – Africa. ReEdit
Sade – Nothing Can Come Between Us. Pomo Edit
Faze O –Ridin’ High. ReEdit
O. Boogie Ft Tableek – Paper Chaser. Instrumental
Plant Life – When She Smiles She Lights Up The Sky. Instrumental
N’Dambi – Call Me. Yam Who? ReEdit
Matthew L Cassell – Heaven –BeatEdit
Replife – Put It Down Ft Kissey Aplund. Domu Remix
Erykah Badu – I Want Moombah

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

LIVE SHOW: Soul Understated ft. Mavis ‘SWAN’ Poole | People Get Ready

Soul Understated ft. Mavis ‘SWAN’ Poole Perform Curtis Mayfield’s People Get Ready. This song is featured on their new EP Release, “On the Shoulders of Giants”.

Filed under: Jazz, Live Show, Soul, ,

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, , ,

Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection

Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection,

An innovative collection of 12 beloved vocal recordings re-experienced through new samba and bossa nova arrangements created by iconic Brazilian musicians and The Berman Brothers. The perfect summer soundtrack to the Fifa World Cup party!

Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection

1. Bill Withers with Studio Rio – Lovely Day
2. Aretha Franklin with Studio Rio – Walk On By
3. Marvin Gaye with Studio Rio – Sexual Healing
4. Billie Holiday with Studio Rio – You’ve Changed
5. Sly & The Family Stone with Studio Rio – Family Affair
6. The Isley Brothers with Studio Rio – It’s Your Thing
7. Mel Torme with Studio Rio – I’ve Got You Under My Skin
8. Nina Simone with Studio Rio – I Wish I Knew What It Means To Be Free
9. Johnny Nash with Studio Rio – I Can See Clearly Now
10. Dave Brubeck with Carmen McRae with Studio Rio – Take 5
11. Andy Williams with Studio Rio – Music To Watch Girls By
12. Sarah Vaughan with Studio Rio – Summertime

Filed under: Samba, Soul, ,

NEW MUSIC: Ida Divine – IG My Show Game

Ide Divine - IG My Show Game
NuVybe Records 2014 New Single by Ida Divine Produced by Herb Middleton (Mary J Blige,SWV,Sounds of Blackness, Kelly Price, Nas)
Staten Island native Ida Divine has proven she can soulfully sing about anything in her reach.
#IGMYSHOEGAME @OfficialIdaDivine on Instagram

Filed under: R&B, Soul, ,

Sorceress | “Dose” [album]

Sorceress - Dose

SORCERESS (formerly known as Funkommunity) is a 5-piece band from New Zealand. Their 2011 debut album Chequered Thoughts received worldwide acclaim and saw the band tour Europe and Japan the following year. Fast forward to 2014, and the band announced a new name: SORCERESS and a new studio album: DOSE.

While previous works were influenced by J Dilla-inspired future soul and R&B, the new album sees their sound evolve, fusing elements of Deep Electronic Soul, Afrobeat, and Dance Music. DOSE retains their distinctive sonic texture, but also projects more movement while going deeper into the source of the music. Experienced in headphones or a club/festival context, Sorceress traverses the boundaries between audio intimacy and the bass driven rhythms of the dancefloor.

The creative duo at the core of Sorceress is producer/band leader Isaac Aesili and vocalist Rachel Fraser. Isaac Aesili’s production provides a diverse and sonically rich soundscape from which the charismatic vocals of Rachel Fraser weave through both light and dark lyrical themes. Crafted over the period of a year, the album includes collaboration with Sorceress’ guitarist Daniel Ryland. Other musicians involved in the sessions include fellow Kiwis Julien Dyne, Marika Hodgson, Tom Broome, Jonathan Crayford, Steph Brown and Cam Allen.

Released 26th May: CD/Digitally
Label: Wonderwheel
Pre-Order: kudosrecords

Filed under: Dance, Soul,

D’Angelo | Spanish Joint (Kero One Remix)


D’Angelo‘s “Spanish Joint” gets a new uptempo remix from DJ Kero One that preserves the beautiful chords and leaves the Voodoo standout totally ripe for the dancefloor. Download it over on his soundcloud page

Filed under: 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:

Filed under: Funk, Soul, ,

Moonchild | “Please Rewind” LP

Moonchild - Please Rewind

At last! The new LP from Moonchild is finally out. Available digitally or as a physical release.. 11 tracks of beautiful Soul music!!

Recorded, produced, and mixed by: Max Bryk, Andris Mattson, Amber Navran
Mastered by: Mark Mattson
Album art: Anna Strain
Released 27 April 2012

Filed under: Soul,

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,

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, ,

Colonel Red | Thankful EP


Hot new Soul music from Colonel Red !!

Released 07 February 2014

Filed under: 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.

Filed under: HipHop, Soul, , ,

Reva DeVito | Kisses (Produced By B.Bravo)

Reva DeVito - Kisses(Produced By B.Bravo)

The talented songstress Reva DeVito is back with B.Bravo in their latest collab, “Kisses” available today as a Friday Free DL.

Filed under: Soul, ,

J.Mitchell | Rapture

Melodiousfly -  Rapture

2014 is already looking like a great year for music and yet again it’s the Indie artists that are killin’ it.  January has already seen an abundance of quality releases with a whole heap still in the pipeline. “Rapture” (produced by Shafiq Husayn) is a sample from Melodiousfly’s forthcoming album “The Pharaohs Parade” which she is offering up as a free download. Head over to Bandcamp and grab a copy !

Filed under: Soul,

Alfa & Emmavie | Sing To The Moon (Laura Mvula Rework)

Alfa & Emmavie - Sing To The Moon (Laura Mvula Rework)

A rework of the amazing song by Laura Mvula from Alfa Mist & Emmavie’s forthcoming E.P entitled “Epoch”.

Filed under: Soul, ,

The Wordstress | Story Of My Skin

The Wordstress | Story Of My Skin

More talent out of London UK and another artist with something to say.
Iv only recently come across The Wordstress but after listening to her work i can’t help feeling that iv been missing out on something. “Story Of My Skin” gets on the subject of Colourism and features a dope Dilla beat to push it alone..It’s one of several tracks featured on her soundcloud page and someone you should check out.

Keep a look out for her upcoming mixtape.
More here: The Wordstress:

Filed under: Soul, ,

KeziahWho | Escape (produced by Emmavie)

KeziahWho - Escape (produced by Emmavie)

A new song from London UK singer/songwriter KeziahWho with beats produced by Emmavie. I gotta say it’s the first time iv heard this lady and instantly became a fan. She’s offering the single as a free download so head over and grab a copy.

Filed under: Soul, , ,

Marian Hill | One Time

Marian Hill - One Time

The final single from Philly duo, Marian Hill & Jeremy Lloyd’s debut EP, Play, coming March 4th.

TWITTER @MarianHillMusic

Filed under: R&B, Soul,

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