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Diggs Duke | “Patiently, We Bloom” | New Music

All living creatures are impatient at the beginning of Spring. We become anxious about the coming of Summer. By March, everyone loathes the long winter that’s frosted over our lives, turning them cold and boring. This song uses the beauty of the blooming season as a metaphor for action. Specifically, the poem in the song personifies a perennial plant, as it awaits the coming of another opportunity. Patiently, we look for an opening. Patiently, we sit. Patiently, we bloom.

All Vocals and Instruments Performed by Diggs Duke
Taken from Official Projects
Release date: Mar 26, 2012

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Lyric Jones | “Loss On Repeat” ft Esperanza Spalding | Paris Toon Remix | Download

Multi talented musician/producer Paris Toon of the group Mothers Favorite Child drops a dope funked up remix of Lyric Jones “Loss On Repeat”. Featuring guest vocalist Esperanza Spalding, the track is the first remix lifted from Lyric Jones 2012 Jones St album. Download the free remix HERE and check out more from Paris Toon HERE

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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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Diggs Duke | “Black Gold” | New music

The good people at presents … Diggs Duke‘s sophomore EP, “Black Gold.”
The collection of music seeks to expand on the musical concepts and vibes that were presented to you on “Gravity”. You will hear the same layering of instrumental sounds. You’ll hear the same character in the vocals. Of course, metaphor and simile are tastefully present. But, you’ll also hear something different in the tone of the music. No better, no worse. Just another take on the Diggs Duke style of music. Read more here

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Ter’ell Shahid | “Chocolate City” |

Hailing from “The Live Music Capital Of The World” in Austin, Texas. TER’ELL SHAHID continues to make a respectable name for himself in the R&B/Hip-Hop community as a prolific artist, producer & composer. His previous album, “Chocolate City” showcased Ter’ell’s irresistibly soulful voice and infectiously smooth grooves that are sure to cure any sweet tooth looking for a taste of decadent ear candy. For a preview of Chocolate City and other Urbanian Entertainment artists, go to urbanianentertainment
Vodpod videos no longer available.

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Tall Black Guy Productions | Dance Forever / The Return Of Here & Now

Another essential cut from the Meltdown playlist and for your DJ boxes Courtesy of First Word Records! Chicago-based  Tall Black Guy Productions dropped two new joints October available digitally and vinyl,  Dance Forever is a low slung hip hop groover featuring vocals from Shev Rock & Simeon Viltz (check the dope video below). Side-B ‘The Return Of Here & Now’ is a pure P-Funk, Boogie dancefloor destroyer. Pick up both formats HERE

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Ohio Funk presents: “Ea$e” | Ohio Funk Forever | Intro – “Flip Syde”

Some Funk from Dayton Ohio Hip-Hop legend Darryl ‘Dr. Ea$e’ Easley aka E-Specific. Taken from the hard to find (2000) album  Ohio Funk Forever.


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Dilouya | “Faithful Circus” | Album due end of 2011

Dilouya is a talented young French producer based in Paris who’s been create a real buzz lately. His track “Over The Sun FT Omar” has been getting some heavy support here on Meltdown, taken from his upcoming album “Faithful Circus” due end of 2011!
Influenced at an early age by people like Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Lennon-McCartney, Prince etc Dilouya went on to try his hand with various bands, experimenting with the groove from Soul combined with more contemporary Jazz, Funk and Pop sounds. His recent work has included a list of artists who have all been drawn to his writing skills and production work – the likes of Omar and John Turell, Hugh Coltman plus French soul talents such as Sly Johnson (from Saian Supa Crew) and China Moses (Dee Dee Bridgewater’s daughter). Bringing French and British soul music scenes together to perform on his debut album “Faithful Circus” – coming soon!

Listen to all his recent releases over on his soundcloud page and pick them up on ITunes. Stay Tuned for more..

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DOWN TO THE BONE | “The Main Ingregients” | NEW ALBUM

Down To The Bone, one of the UK’s finest jazz groove bands, and one of the country’s most successful jazz exports to the US are about to release their new album “The Main Ingredients”, and their first ever release on Dome Records. Since the mid-Nineties producer-writer Stuart Wade and his band have been injecting fresh and funky grooves into the UK and US jazz groove scene. The new album – their ninth studio album – features guest vocals from ex-Incognito singer Imaani on three tracks, and bass player Julian Crampton. Their strongest release for several years, opening with a seven-minute masterpiece “Uptown Hustle”. Other highlights include “A Universal Vibe” and “Watch Me Fly”. Look out for the band playing UK and European dates during the summer and pick up the album on major download sites from end of June

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Thunder Soul | Official Movie Trailer 2011

Presented by Jamie Foxx, ‘Thunder Soul’ follows the extraordinary alumni from Houston’s storied Kashmere High School Stage Band, who return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for the 92-year-old “Prof,” their beloved band leader who broke the colour barrier and transformed the school’s struggling jazz band into a world-class funk powerhouse in the early 1970s.

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The Oz Soul Collective is Australia’s offical Non-Profit Independent Soul & Urban Music development Initiative. They are dedicated to supporting, marketing & promoting Australia’s Independant soul, Nu-Soul, R&B, Jazz, Blues, Funk, Reggae and Hip Hop Artists.

Oz Soul Collective invite you to listen to a selection of their independent, signed and unsigned Soul/ NuSoul/ Urban artists from Australia.
As a music development initiative their mission is to raise awareness and create exposure for their artists through a collective genre movement.
Please share the love and links with music industry associated people, promoters, DJ’s, Radio Stations, Web Sites, Bloggers and Record Labels etc and tell them –
“They Got Soul Down Under!”

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