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Mark de Clive-Lowe + The Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra | Take The Space Trane. [2013]

Out 4th February 2013, “Take The Space Trane” is the new album from producer, composer and musician Mark de Clive-Lowe in collaboration with the Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra.

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NEW MUSIC: Tracks from the stunning second album release from Gabriele Poso “Roots Of Soul” featured on this weeks Meltdown Show, spreading an infectious fusion of jazz, Latin + soul vibes across our FM airwaves.

The Italian multi-instrumentalist / composer and arranger has teamed up with an impressive line-up of guest vocalists for his new release which includes highlights such as the Willie Cobb/ Dawn Penn cover “You Don’t Love Me” feat Osunlade, the superb With Me Come Fly feat Dionisia Cassiano and the brilliant “Afro Blue” which has also been getting support here. Sandwiched in-between other vocal delights the album also includes some quality Instrumentals, making Roots Of Soul an all round essential package and a soundtrack to the summer.

Released date: 8th June on
INFRACom! Records.
Buy the

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[OUT NOW] Vick Lavender | The modern jazz EP

OUT NOW: “The Modern Jazz EP” produced by Vick Lavender of Sophisticado Recordings! A four track jazz/fusion classic featuring some of Chicago’s finest jazz musicians.

1).Ella ( The reloaded mutated mix )
2).Rumba Rumba
3).The Chicago Chase (The reloaded mutated mix )
4).The Standard ( DeJay Cease neo/soul mix )

Produced by Vick Lavender for the sophisticado music group ASCAP
Mike Logan Keys
Vijay Tellis- Nayak keys
Lamar Jones bass
Isaiah Sharkey guitar
Joe Rendon percussion
Bobby D. percussion

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Charles Hammond Jr | “Hello, My Name Is”… [EP]

Chicago based Charles Hammond Jr just released his new project for us all to enjoy. The 4 track EP is a subtle fusion of warm Jazzy, Soulful + Funky moods and flavors. Im really feeling the journey here, and the only problem i had while listening was that it all ended too soon !.. However, he IS giving it away for Free so head over and pick up the full EP –  HERE !

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State of Zoe | Mind (Part I) EP

Estonia music collective formally known as Under Construction release their first 4 track EP under their new band name State Of Zoe.

It was in august 2010 that Sander Mölder started the pop-electronic project with singer Anneliis Kits which later grew into several tracks released on Stereo Spectrum’s EP “Conciliation”. After a few appearances with Stereo Spectrum, the duo started to work on Sander’s own more jazzy material, which they had performed a couple of times before with the saxophonist Indrek Varend and which later resulted in a warm-up gig together for Tortured Soul at the Autumnjazz Festival 2010 followed by various other gigs around Estonia.

Now with the introduction of keyboard player Talis Paide + drummer, Kristjan Kallas the band decided it was time to leave the project-based name behind and State of Zoe was born. The new Mind (Part I) EP is out now on

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Jessica Lauren | “White Mountain” | New single

Freestyle Records are proud to be the new home for one of the UK’s most creative and in demand musicians, Jessica Lauren.

Since the early 1990s, the soulful, spacey jazz grooves of keyboard player Jessica Lauren have been a familiar part of London’s alternative music scene, having in the past released her own original music on Soul Jazz Records, M.E.L.T 2000 and People Records. Jessica’s keyboard skills have augmented the live performances and studio recordings of world renowned artists such as Jean Carne, Tom Browne, Dexter Wansel and James Mason, Japan’s United Future Organisation, UK soul diva Juliet Roberts, as well as Jessica currently being a core member of Nick Woodmansey’s space jazz outfit Emanative.

Jessica Lauren Four is her latest project, nearly entirely acoustic, and is an intoxicating cocktail of her many diverse influences including blues and soul, jazz and Afro-Cuban rhythms, combined with ambient dance music, always interesting, absorbing and surprising. The lead single from it “White Mountain” is a spell binding and hypnotic blend of 21st century jazz.

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Robert Glasper feat Music soulchild | “Ah Yeah” | Zepherin Saint Remix

Robert Glasper IS without doubt one of the most talented artists of our time, and just as i finished soaking up his latest Black Radio album, Zepherin Saint steps up to give the lead single his remix treatment. Iv been waiting for more mixes to appear since the remix competition earlier this year. . Zepherin has done a great job on this mix, taking the whole track up a few notches and giving “Ah Yeah” a new lease of life for the dancefloor – lets hope he does some more!

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Monsieur Greg Feat Sarah Winton + Vicky Flint | “Sunshine” (cocktail mix)

Meltdown show regular Sarah Winton continues to keep us up to date with all things fresh and new via her soundcloud page and there’s some great jazzy tracks on there too plus a heap of quality collaborations featuring various producers + musicians from both sides of the pond. This recent one sees her taking care of vocal duties on a new joint entitled “Sunshine” alongside Monsieur Greg (Computer, rhodes) and Vicky Flint (Trumpet and flugelhorn). Im really feeling both of these mixes, the beautiful Samba Soul version has summer written all over it + the beaty club mix takes the track up a notch but keeps the jazzy flavours intact. Sarah is currently working on a new project which will hopefully include some of her recent work, there’s been too many good ones to mention. In the mean time check these new ones and search out her old material..

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Chris Turner | “Monk Tape” | New Music

Following on from his “Liquid Love” single, Chris Turner returns with a new project titled “The MonkTape” (recorded and mixed by Jon Notar at Mercy Sound NYC). Chris say’s: I’ve always admired the greats like Nat King Cole, Miles Davis and Sammy Davis Jr… something about their artistry, their ability to bridge the gap.. Jazz and Pop culture. There’s plans to record a full length album of standards one day, but in the meantime..listen to this tape. The proceeds from this project will go towards the mixing and mastering of his upcoming album LOVEchild.

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Kat Webb | “An Old Soul” | Free Tracks

Two Popular tracks from Kat Webb’s debut album, “An Old Soul”. Jazz standards and soul classics re-imagined for the modern listener with live musicians and recorded entirely in analog for the genuine vintage sound. Pass by and join her website HERE

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Esperanza Spalding | “Radio Music Society” | New music

One of the most respected musicians and vocalists in the Jazz Soul scene. Bass player/vocalist Esperanza Spalding from Portland Oregon was the first Jazz musician to win a best newcomer Grammy and reached No.1 on the billboard Jazz album chart. The new album “Radio Music Society” refers to the diversity of musical styles as you flick through the radio dial which are reflected on the album. Highlights include, Cinnamon Tree, the Stevie Wonder cover I Can’t Help It, and the first single here “Black Gold”.

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Cecilia Stalin | “Step Like A Giant” | New music

London based Swedish Jazz Soul singer and former Koop vocalist Cecilia Stalin delivers her new album inspired by the music of John Coltrane, incorporating bop jazz, soul, broken beat, and new jazz. Cecilia is well respected in the world of music having played with Robert Glasper in the ‘village’ before going on to work with Charles Tolliver, Nate James, Daz I Kue, Waiwan, and Cinematic Orchestra.. Pick up the album now via her Bandcamp page.

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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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Juliette | “Love Me and My Hair” | New music

Birmingham UK Soul songbird Juliette is proud to present her Hot new single “Love Me and My Hair” due for release February 2012 through U.S NuVybe Records. For those lucky enough to have seen her perform live will know she’s anything but just a Soul artist, her jazzy flow coupled with the ability to work within many various genre make her pretty unique and the sort of quality we’ve not seen here in the UK  for a good while.. Juliette’s sophomore album will follow the single release sometime later in the year. I think it’s fair to say we’re in for a real treat during 2012. Check out the award winning video and show some support for a top quality British artist!

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Glam Sam And His Combo | “The Riviera Sessions” | New EP

2012 will see the return of Glam Sam and his Combo. The dude is in a Riviera mood for sure, releasing the fine groovy and very hip´n´jazzy EP “The Riviera Sessions” on January 13th! As well as the new project the 2nd album from Glam Sam, “The Paradise Groove” is still out there to be enjoyed, full of fun dance grooves and cool jazzy stuff. Available on all good digital outlets. And the cd can be found at the label’s shop at!
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New Soul Generation | “Rhythmic Journey” | New album

New Soul Generation was birthed out of the passions of the urban experience. Devoted to true musicianship, this amazing group plays to make authentic rich music in every sense of the word.

The Six-member band generates rhythmic earthy sounds with, lyrics that uplift brotherhood and hope. From soft mellow soul to sizzling R&B and Jazz / funk fusion. It’s top quality musical entertainment all the way for the mature audience, setting them apart from other bands around right now. Personally, for me, the highlights on this album start at the beginning and continue right to the last track. There’s not many albums you can say that about!

“Rhythmic Journey” is their new long player out now HERE and all good retailers.

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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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Tai Allen | Love Music (Summer Preview) | Free download 2011

A new EP to check out from Tai Allen and John Nubian titled “LOVE MUSIC”. Six free songs, instrumentals and poems that deal with some of love’s variations, with everything they could muster from inspiration and thought. Choosing the 90’s as a musical direction and an artistic 60s/70s approach they’ve created something really refreshing they call arthouse soul. Go and have a listen >>

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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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