Meltdown Show | Mr Crates

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Meltdown Show - Chris Crates

Exploring the DNA of contemporary Soul music.

Recorded Live at the Meltdown Vault 20th March 2015
This show features new tracks from Ego Ella May, Lion Babe, Quiet Dawn, Kendrick Lamar, Hyleen Gil plus some dig outs from the vaults

The Visioneers – Shine Feat John Robinson & Jimetta Rose
Daniel Crawford – Fantastic Vol 3 Intro
Kendrick Lamar – You Ain’t Gonna Lie (Momma Said)
Quiet Dawn – Golden Moments Feat Sarah Gessler
Ego Ella May – How Far
Lion Babe – Wonder Woman
Kendrick Lamar – These Walls
DJ Jazzy Jeff – Are You Ready Feat Slum Village
Slum Village – It’z Your World Feat J. Isaac & Kurupt
DJ Jazzy Jeff – Break It Down. Instrumental
DJ Jazzy Jeff – Hustle Knockin’ Feat Jay Z
De La Soul – Dilla Plug In
DJ Jazzy Jeff – Jeff n Fess
N’Dambi – Day Dreamer
Zikomo – Fly Love
Hyleen Gil – Wake Up Your Mind. Feat Frank McComb


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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)

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Blitz The Ambassador | Afropolitan Dreams


The lead single from Blitz The Ambassador’s upcoming album “Afropolitan Dreams” (Available April 28th), Blitz the Ambassador teams up with fellow African globetrotting chanteuse, Nneka for “Love on the Run”, a hypnotic duet over big horns and lush guitars. Listen to more music from the album and pre-order your vinyl, CD or digital copy over on their Bandcamp page

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8orMas – Pacifier ft. Stryfe Stryker and OOH of BrownF.I.S.H

Pacifier ft. Stryfe Stryker and OOH of BrownF.I.S.H - Meltdown Show
News Flash! HipHop found alive and well in Baltimore US! Bigabeats Eightsense + Anonamas Grooves aka 8orMas are back with new music from their upcoming album Warmer Tones due early 2013.

Heavy hittin Emcee’s Stryfe Stryker and OOH of Brownfish bring the Lyrical heat to a new joint “Pacifier” – which also features Supaman singing along with Anonamas. Early support here on the Meltdown show and great to see them back!

Produced by: Eightsense
Album: Warmer Tones
Release date: Spring 2013
Hear more: HERE

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Freddie Joachim | “Keep Lovin” feat Carlitta Durand

NEW MUSIC from Freddie Joachim. The dope new single “Keep Lovin” features Carlitta Durand and is the first to be lifted from his new upcoming album “Fiberglass Kisses” (backed with remix by Eric Lau). Released: May 7th HERE

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The Mouse Outfit | “Never Get Enough” (feat. Dubbul O & Sparkz)

Serious Hip-Hop business from Manchester UK! Dubble O (Mothership Connection) + Sparkz turn up the heat over the Mouse Outfit‘s new track.. featuring sax and flute from Claire Press, trumpet from Martin Smith + Gavin Hibberd. Check out the wicked video + pick up the download HERE

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Moka Only & Chief | “Mess Around” (Luman Child Remix) FREE DOWNLOAD

Moka Only & Chief come up trumps here with a free download of their “Mess Around”  joint, featuring Frank Bühler on Fender Rhodes, Renaud de Montmollin on Guitar and Luman Child on the remix. Art by Tim Duchosal &  David Pizzotti. Pick it up HERE

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Luman Child & Chief | “Summer Soul” | Promo Single

Switzerland’s multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, remixer and all round creative Soul Luman Child blessed last weeks Meltdown show with his killer “Summer Soul” cut featuring Chief and taken from his upcoming project due out 2012. His love of all things soul, jazz, hip-hop, funk and soulful-house most definitely come through in his music and if his current promo single is anything to go by, i’m more than excited about his album dropping next year! Luman is currently busy working with live bands and gaining studio experience, as well as collaborating with artists like Gwen McCrae, Skymark, MAQman, Deva Mahal, James Higgins, Chief-Beatmaker and The Black Style Mood amongst others. It’s goes without saying he has our full support here!

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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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Betty Wright and The Roots | The Movie | New album

R&B veteran Betty Wright (“Clean Up Woman”) has just released her new album, Betty Wright: The Movie, backed by the Roots, her first album since (2001). In addition to the Roots, Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg are among the admirers who make cameo appearances on the album. Wright is no stranger to hip hop – she was asked to sing at Tupac Shakur’s funeral, and she has sung on tracks by Diddy and Eyrkah Badu. Still, Betty Wright: The Movie is pure soul, like only a master can bring it. Pick it up HERE

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Meemee Nelzy | “Kréyòl Seasoning” | New album

French HipHop/ Soul songstress Meemee Nelzy‘s long awaited follow up project “Kréyòl Seasoning” finally hit stores today! Meemee tells us all songs were cooked with a west indian spirit and with some spices from west indians beatmakers and friends. All of the Hip Hop, Soul, Caribbean rhythms influences are mixed in one project here. Hot collabs written by Meemee Nelzy, Ti Malo, Döry and the US rapper John Robinson. Support Independent muzik and pick up the album via her website HERE or via Bandcamp HERE. Bon appétit!

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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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Common | “Let’s Move” | Download

“From the vaults of the underground comes a never before heard tale from Chicago’s Greatest Street Poet, Common“. That was the message Dion Steele, who illustrated the video and also produced the killer beats, wrote when he posted it to his YouTube channel. The previously unreleased track he found down the back of his sofa appeared on the web last week. Well at least it’s something to keep us going until his new album release, “The Dreamer,The Believer” drops in December, and im not complaining either, “Let’s Move” is classic Common material! Download

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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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DJ Jazzy Jeff and Ayah | “Forgive Me Love” | New Video

DJ Jazzy Jeff and Ayah today released the new video for “Forgive Me Love,” a single from their highly regarded Back for More project.  The video, directed by Toronto’s Slakah the Beatchild is beautifully executed with a thought provoking twist.  Viewers will be left reflecting on the very real situations in this cautionary portrayal.  It is a raw and honest production that drives home the timeless message that things are not always what they seem.

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LyricL | “Amazed” | New album October 2011

Fresh Rotation is proud to present to you “AMAZED”, the long-awaited debut album by LyricL. Mixed by DazIkue (BB Boogie/Bugz In The Attic) LyricL promises, “a refreshing new outlook on spoken word hip hop,” a myriad of musical styles (Heidi Vogel, Kevin Mark Trail and DJ Spinna feature) and unapologetic originality. One of the UK’s leading female emcees, LyricL has appeared on stages worldwide from St Petersburg to Lisbon, and released singles in New Zealand, Austria, Japan and USA. Sought after by many producers for her lyrical ability and creativity within Hip Hop, Jazz, Afro, Broken Beat and Soulful House, her full length album is due to drop 24th October 2011..Check the preview mashup here !

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Martian Luther | “Extra Terrestrial Brothers”

Instead of waiting for the perfect musician, engineer or budget to became available, Martian Luther took it upon himself to record his album at home with his production team. Since none were in the same city the songs were put together over the web, from studio to studio and hotel room to airport, they cut vocals and edited parts to create “Extra Terrestrial Brothers”. Check out  the Mothership connection below and pass by for the full album HERE

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Gods’illa X Erykah Badu – CPR The Blend Tape | Download

Gods’illa’s CPR The Blend Tape hosted by DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown aka Erykah Badu features all original music with guest appearances from Maimouna Youseff, RatheMC, XO and yU of Diamond District, KingPen Slim amongst others. Gods’illa hold the proud distinction of being the first artists to have a mixtape hosted by the legendary Erykah Badu, and you can pick it up in two versions, Dirty or Clean

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Geteye | “Delicious Porn” | Download

French producers Geteye just dropped a 15 track project using acapellas from Hezekiah’s Delicious Porn album with some dope loops and beats. Pick it up HERE

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Phonte | The Good Fight | Prod. By 9th Wonder.

Phonte drops the second single from “Charity Starts At Home”, due September 27th.

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