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Khari Cabral Simmons ft. India Arie | “Never In Your Sun” | New music


Atlanta musician Khari Cabral Simmonds has fused Soul, Jazz and Bossa to create an uplifting and commercial treatment of Stevie Wonder‘s “Never In The Sun”. Formally the lead singer of Jive he has worked with a range of musicians including Incognito, newcomer Chantae Cann, rising Brazilian vocalist Sabrina Malheiros, Avery Sunshine producer Dana Johnson and India Arie here on this track. The album is released February 27th on Dome Records.

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Water Seed | “Nola Brown” | New music


Water Seed just released their first single from the upcoming CD. “Nola Brown” takes the listener back to the roots and foundation of Water Seed. From the early days of playing on the Frenchmen St. scene to their 3 appearances at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Featuring composer: Lou Hill (Drums, Timbales, additional Percussion), Jeremi “J Sharp” Crump (Keys) Cinese (Flute) Abel Melody (Alto Saxophone) Imari “I.M.A.” Adams (Guitar) Kyng Ma’at (Congas, Percussion) Delly Pranata (Bass) and Desmond “Black Moses” Venable (Trumpet). Pick up the single now HERE

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Jona Crooner presents JONARARY:Day 2 : In the Lab : Green Tea Muzik Studios (Atlanta)

Early Morning on the 2nd day of 2012….FASTFORWARDFOOTAGE captures Mazerati/Island Def Jam Recording Artist Jona Crooner as he collabs with 1/2 of The Engineering Duo PRODUX inside Green Tea Muzik studios… Setting the pace for a strong run of releases and a glimpse into the future of whats to come..For more info on The Produx ,..Download “AIM FOR THE SOUL” available on iTunes Now!..

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Dezaray Dawn | “B​-​tween​-​the​-​Lines” | Download


Dezaray Dawn just passed by with a dope new single which should keep us going until the new project release next year. “B​-​tween​-​the​-​Lines” is one of those little jems that has been resting in her catalog needing a place to dwell, thankfully iv just found somewhere nice for it! This is a freebie for Black Friday which will not be included on her upcoming “The Dawning” album, due early 2012. By the way, if you didn’t pick up her last EP (produced by Marc Mac), pass by and grab a copy HERE. We should hopefully be seeing some videos from both projects coming real soon! In the mean time. pick up this free download HERE

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Water Seed | “Feel Like I do” ft Jon Bibbs | Download


Jon Bibbs flew into Atlanta to hang out with Water Seed and came up with this little Soul gem. Road tested on Meltdown, pick it up for free HERE

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Groovproject | “Moonlight” | Download


Go cop the first single from Groovproject. The soulful groover is taken off the upcoming album, “Freedom” due out soon on BPMG. Get it HERE

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NAIRA feat. Young Scolla & D Julien | “inkDREAMING” | New Video


Greetings! NAIRA just stopped by to bless us with some dope new visuals for “inkDREAMING” feat. Young Scolla & D Julien prod by King I Divine. I’m pleased to hear she also has a new album “FEARLESS: The Art of Letting Go” coming soon. In the mean time enjoy the video and pass by her bandcamp page HERE for more #seemeseetrouble

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GroovProject | “Freedom” | New album 2011


Out of Atlanta GA, Groovproject is lead by drummer, music director, Donovan M. Henderson and backed by a list of talented musicians and vocalist. This rhythm & jazz project is throwback soul, nice sustained grooves with a gentle melody, lounge mood and sophisticated chords. Sunny and sultry vibes with a touch of contemporary jazz.

Previously, Groov has produced and released three independent jazz albums. His debut “Soul Jazzations” released 2006, his sophomore project, “The Life, The Loss, The Love” 2007, and “Electric Vibes” 2009. With his forth new album due to drop September 2011 the promotion for “Freedom” is now in full swing, and he’s just shared the first single from it titled “Moonlight”. Im a big fan of all things Atlanta GA and really excited about Groov’s new album, coupled with his talents and the musical company he keeps i know we’re in for a real treat … Check out the video and stay tuned for more details.. Shouts to DH & Twin

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Crystal Johnson | “Come Home” Remix Ft Phife | New music 2011

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Tasha LaRae | “The Tasha LaRae” EP | 2011


Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Tasha LaRae moved to Atlanta after graduating  from High School to do what she loves best, SING! and live life to the fullest!
As well as current lead vocalist with 2x Grammy Award Winning group Arrested Development, Tasha is also vocal coach and super talented singer/songwriter with an amazing voice.
Her Previous work includes background vocalist for artists like Tracy Hamlin, The Hudson on Bass Band, Tiffany Deonna Martin, Gina Darby, and Rhonda Thomas plus sharing the stage with a wide range of Jazz greats like George Benson, Al Jarreau, George Duke, and Norman Brown to Hip Hop’s T-Pain, Young Joc, Fat Joe! Others include Canton Jones, Vickie Winans, Tremaine Hawkins, Maysa (Incognito), Joey Summerville, William Green, Ryan Kilgore, Ken Ford, Eric Roberson, PJ Morton, Algebra Blessett, and the list goes on and on…!!!

The self titled “Tasha LaRae EP” has been kicking around for a little while with the radio DJ’s both in the US and UK, (featured here in 2010).. It’s a seven track fusion of Rock n Soul with uplifting lyrics that speak to the human experience. Thankfully it’s finally seen the light of day available now to buy via her CDBaby page, go and grab a copy – you’ll love it! Also check out her group page and keep up to date with what goin on!

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