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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

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Bobby Womack | “The Bravest Man In The Universe” (Jim Sharp Edit)

Bobby Womack-The Bravest Man In The Universe (Jim Sharp Edit)
#FreeDownload. A remix i picked up from Jim Sharpe’s soundcloud page and recently played on my Meltdown show. An interesting mix too using the instrumental from Redman’s “Tonight’s Da Night” and the title track from Bobby Womack’s 2012 LP. Nice!

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[DOWNLOAD] Amartre Entertainment Presents: Life & Soul Vibes Vol # 3

Amartré is a conjunction of the names “Amar” and “Tre,” the sons of the labels Chief Executives Jay Gourdine and Greg Griffin.
Being deeply rooted in the music business for over 10 years, Amartré desires to highlight and showcase eclectic music to a vast and diverse target audience. What better way to do it than to spread the soul sounds for free?
The founders are working to enhance current options available in the Neo-Soul circuit. Yearning for a return of the purest form of Soul, Rap, Hip-Hop/R&B with a twist of today’s flair.

Gourdine states “The Rap, Hip-Hop/R&B community has been recycling the same sounds, the same themes, and the same vibes for too long. It’s time for something different.” Hints the beginning of the “Life & Soul Vibes” series.

Amartre Entertainment Inc.
Management/ Indie label

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DOWNLOAD: Jessie Ware x Sampha | What You Won’t Do For Love

Get the free download from Jessie Ware’s Facebook page HERE.

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Erykah Badu | “Cleva” CP’s Smarter Samba Mix | DOWNLOAD

DOWNLOAD: Flashback to 2008 with the DJ Captain Planet Smarter Samba remix of  Ms. Badu‘s “Cleva”. I recall picking this up while working at Fat City Records on the 4 track EP Bstrd Boots Vol: 5  which also had an interesting Jamaican Rub mix of Badu’s “Honey” on the flip side. However, Captain Planet takes the mid-tempo groove of the original and gives it a Latin/ Samba twist that would still sound great at any summer BBQ. Luckily for the digi music collectors the track is available as a free download via CP’s SoundCloud page. Grab it HERE

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The Robert Glasper Experiment | LIVE: BOOTLEG RADIO | Download

Frolab x All The Way Live Presents
The Robert Glasper Experiment LIVE “Bootleg Radio featuring live performances from places such as The Blue Note, Highline Ballroom, and the Montreux Jazz Festival with collaborations from Q-Tip, Phonte, Bilal, Lupe Fiasco, and Yasiin Bey.
01-Black Radio feat.Yasiin Bey (Blue Note NYC)
02-A Love Supreme (Blue Note NYC)
03-Searching feat. Pete Rock (Roy Ayers Tribute at Jazz A La Villette- Paris, France)
04-Stakes is High feat. Yasiin Bey & Jon Jon (Blue Note NYC)
05-Electric Relaxation feat. Q-Tip (Highline Ballroom NYC)
06-The Way You Do It/Soul Control feat. Phonte (Le Poisson NYC)
07-Fever feat. Q-Tip (Highline Ballroom NYC)
08-ALL CAPS feat. DOOM (Montreux Jazz Festival)
09-Kick Push feat. Lupe Fiasco (Blue Note NYC)
10-Fantastic feat. Yasiin Bey (Blue Note NYC)
11-Find A Way feat. Q-Tip (Highline Ballroom NYC)
12-Reminisce feat. Bilal, Yasiin Bey (Highline Ballroom NYC)
13-Cypher feat. Lupe Fiasco,Yasiin Bey, Kanye West (Blue Note NYC)

Compiled by:
Live Recordings courtesy of:
Much respect to Jill Newman Prod and Revive Music

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Robert Glasper feat KING | “Move Love” | Bossa Soula Remix | Download

I was more than impressed with the original album version of “Move Love”  when i first heard it. However, Ahmed Sirour’s entry to the Robert Glasper Remix competition is one serious piece of work, giving the track his magic touch with an infectious Bossa/Soul groove!  The competition was run to promote the upcoming Robert Glasper album, Black Radio which is due via Blue Note Records Feb 27th. Ahmed wrote that this is his first time attempting Bossa Nova and luckily for us he finished the track just in time for the deadline while on vacation in Brasil. Before you head over to pick up the remix, don’t forget this is a free download and a gift, so show some support and give him your vote for the competition HERE

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Mecca 83 x Bobby Blunt | Aura V2 | Download

New vocal rework of “Aura” from Mecca 83‘s latest project “D A Y B R E A K” featuring the very talented Bobby Blunt on vocal duties. Limited free download so grab it HERE while it’s hot! Pick up Mecca’s full D A Y B R E A K on bandcamp HERE

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JoiStaRR | “Nothing Even Matters” Ft. PJ Morton | Download

JoiStaRR‘s burgeoning solo career is the result of her artistic ingenuity and relentless hard work as a sought-after performer and songwriter. After touring internationally with Kanye West for more than five years and singing on one of hip-hop’s most heralded tours, Glow in the Dark, the LA-native takes center stage debuting her imaginative and genre-bending talent and artistry to the world.
JoiStaRR has earned a prominent foothold in the music scene having performed and recorded with everyone from Raphael Saadiq and PJ Morton to Ghostface and Christina Milian, Estelle and Kid Sister to Musiq Soulchild and T.I. Her impressive body of songwriting credits also include work with Chris Brown, Mary Mary, Estelle for Slash, Mario, Brandy and more. Pick up the Free download HERE

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D’Angelo | “Left & Right” | TBRCK Rework | Download

A definite new Meltdown show favourite here and quality rework of D’Angelo’s “Left & Right” plus the fact that it’s free to download makes it all the more better. Pick it up HERE

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Jodeci | “Freek n’ You” | Soulpersona Freeky Nasty Remix | Download

To celebrate his first remix of 2012, Soulpersona turns his attention to a cut from his favorite 90’s R&B group – Jodeci. This wicked remix of their “Freek n’ You” joint is comin as a free download so grab it now…  HERE !!

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Water Seed | “Move on” ft Kev Choice | Download

A new release from Water Seed recorded in studio with Kev Choice  August 2011, realeased Dec 21st. Pick up the free download HERE

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The Best of Mark de CLIVE-LOWE Mix by DJ Spinna | Free Download

The Best of Mark de Clive-Lowe mixed by the legendary DJ Spinna includes 34 tracks of MdCL productions, remixes and collaborations with Kenny Dope (Masters At Work), DJ Spinna, Phil Asher (Restless Soul), Zed Bias and more. The mix takes you on a journey covering an array of genres including downtempo, soul, breaks, and house. Download it HERE
Mark de Clive-Lowe’s ninth solo album, ‘Renegades’ is out now on
Tru Thoughts Records. HERE

1. Freesoul Sessions – EP1 Part III (Live) (Antipodean)
2. MdCL – Koko + Lee Roe (Mashibeats)
3. MdCL presents Rahel – Hope (Mashibeats)
4. Mark de Clive-Lowe feat Bembe Segue – Heaven (ABB Soul)
5. Mark de Clive-Lowe – Pino & Mashi (ABB Soul)
6. Mark de Clive-Lowe feat nia andrews – We Renegades (Tru Thoughts)
7. The Politik feat Blu – Moonlight (Antipodean)
8. Isoul8 + MdCL – Stop Bajon (Archive)
9. Lady Alma – Running for Nothing (Antipodean)
10. Mark de Clive-Lowe – Just Wanna (Tru Thoughts)
11. Mark de Clive-Lowe feat nia andrews – The Why (Tru Thoughts)
12. Omar – Your Mess (MdCL remix) (Tru Thoughts)
13. Zed Bias feat Toddla T & MdCL – Koolade (Tru Thoughts)
14. Mark de Clive-Lowe feat Omar + Sheila E – Get Started (Tru Thoughts)
15. Sandra St Victor – F.M.A.O.-ocity (instrumental) (Strategic Soul Ventures)
16. MdCL – Eight (Mashibeats)
17. Shirley Horn – Return to Paradise (Mark de Clive-Lowe remix) (Verve)
18. Mark de Clive-Lowe & Olatunde – The Calling (Mashibeats)
19. Phlash & Friends – Running feat Shea Soul (Archive)
20. Shafiq Husayn – Nirvana (MdCL remix) (Plug Research)
21. Alison Crockett – When I Think of You (Mark de Clive-Lowe remix) (Sol Image)
22. Aaries – Don’t Give It Up (MdCL remix) (test)
23. Mark de Clive-Lowe feat Abdul Shyllon – Relax… Unwind (MAW Records)
24. The Politik – Money (Don’t Let It Catch Ya) (Antipodean)
25. Mark de Clive-Lowe – Slide (ABB Soul)
26. DJ Spinna feat Ovasoul7 – You Should Be Loving Me (Wonderwax)
27. Yameen feat Lady Alma – Light of Love (MdCL remix) (Rumble Pack)
28. Sole Fusion feat Vee – I Got Rhythm (Dopewax)
29. MdCL presents Sy Smith – Truth (Strictly Rhythm)
30. Incognito – Feel The Pressure (Mark de Clive-Lowe remix) (Dome)
31. MusicLoveLife – The Bass that Don’t Stop (Nepenta)
32. Mark de Clive-Lowe – El Dia Perfecto (Universal)
33. Ed Motta – É muita Gig Véi !!! (MdCL remix) (Ether)
34. MdCL feat Bembe Segue – Love Broke (Mashibeats)

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Tamika Love Jones | “The Love Jones Suite” | Download

In anticipation of the new project “Addicted To Love Jones”,  Briggs Management just released a three track download taster package of live recordings and collaborations from Washington D.C songbird and Meltdown Favorite Tamika Love Jones. Included is “Insanity” (Recorded Live @ Omega studios D.C), an epic 7 and half minute journey through Hiphop/Jazz and Soul, borrowing a bassline from A Tribe Called Quests Electric Relaxation and laid down in a way only Tamika can. It’s also one of this years most requested songs from listeners. Aside from that, the package also comes with a recording of “Damn, Damn, Damn”, Live @ Indulj, another standout track from her previous project Love Jones EP which is also a big show favorite, plus an exclusive version of “Over It” featuring New York’s DJ Conscience. Click HERE to get the downloads courtesy of The Briggs Report and stay tuned for more.

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JoiStaRR | “Rain” | Download

Pick up the free download from R&B songstress JoiStaRR – one of a handfull of free tracks she’s been giving away via her website. “Rain” see’s her doing her thing over A Tribe Called Quest’s “Electric Relaxation” and is taken from her upcoming album.. Get the download HERE

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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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Teri Tobin | “Bad Habits” | Download

You should definitely recall Teri Tobin from her best selling, smash hit album “Love Infinity” which has been receiving love and support from around the Soul world this past year. As well as working hard since the release performing and promoting, she also took some time out to record a few free cover versions as a thank you to her supporters. One that’s been rockin the Meltdown show lately is Teri’s stunning cover of Maxwell’s  (2009 release) “Bad Habits” . Take a listen and grab the free download HERE and BTW..don’t forget to check out her three part interview and live set on Voice Of America / HipHop Connection HERE Listen and download more cover versions from from Teri Tobin HERE Shouts to Darla!

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Crates // Soul Blends # 1 | Download

Download todays mix from the meltdown radio vaults including a selection tracks featured on recent shows. 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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Soulpersona | “Last Night” Ft. Princess Freesia | Download

Donald Byrd inspired soul music produced by Soulpersona and written and performed by regular vocalist Princess Freesia. Check out more from Soulpersona HERE. Download “Last Night”  HERE

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