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Angie Stone | “Do What U Gotta Do” (New Single 2012)

NEW MUSIC: Angie Stone is back with a hot new joint for the summer!

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Tiffany T’zelle | “Never” | 2012


NEW MUSIC: The latest single from New York singer Tiffany T’zelle. Out now digitally on major download sites.

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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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Lisa Banton | Mirror Mirror Vol​.​2 R&B Mixtape


It’s been a long time coming but it’s finally here. Toronto R&B songstress Lisa Banton just release her second mixtape Mirror Mirror Vol.2 which has been well worth the wait ! There’s a few older cuts included on here which she  released as singles over the past year or so while finishing the project, like the stunning “Better Without You” and “(Just) Say You Will” along with her lovers rock joint “Love Me”. Apart from that it’s all about the new songs, which are plentiful. Pass by her Bandcamp page and grab it for Free.. and by the way, check out her Mirror Mirror VOL. 1 while you’re there.

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TOTO productions + Urban Street Soul Orchestra | Unreleased Tracks


After being locked in a vault for around 15 years we’re finally getting to hear more of what London UK’s TOTO productions recorded back in the early + mid 90’s. TOTO which created Urban Street Soul Orchestra (Daz-I-Kue, Don Ricardo, Hil St Soul, Steven Ville, Julie Smith and Paul ‘vibe’ C) originally produced a catalog of material that was never released, and after USSO went their separate ways the tracks stayed locked away until the group eventually rejoined in 2011 and started to release their back catalog.

The first to surface was the long over due Spice Of Life album originally recorded in 1997 which finally saw an official release in December 2011.
Here are two more unreleased joints from the USSO vault.. the killer “Grapevine” features Stevie Ville on vocals who joined TOTO Productions in the early 90’s + also featured on the “Slice of Life” lead single with Don Ricardo. “Never Had A Love” is another quality track featuring vocalist Jennifer Phillips.. It’s good to know they’re currently working on new material which could hopefully get a release later this year..
In the mean time, enjoy these vintage gems.

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Sleepy Brown | “We Run The Night” | New Music


At last, some new material from Organized Noize co-founder Sleepy Brown  and a good sign that his new “Sex, Drugs & Soul” album won’t be far behind! No doubt the single will be getting full support here..pick it up now on iTunes

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Morris | “U Make Me Say” | New music 2012


Armed with one of the most unique and compelling voices to grace the music landscape in a long time, MORRIS is an artist that definitely needs to be heard. Aside from establishing himself as an incredible writer, he has collaborated with production powerhouses THA STUNTMEN (J Moss, Anthony Hamilton, Vanessa Bell Armstrong), Jon Pierre, UK phenom SILKY and recently, the east coast’s very own Paris Toon (mothersfavoritechild). Morris is the featured vocalist, arranger and co writer on the latest project – Paris Toon feat. MothersFavoriteChild – “Baptism By Fire” and is also putting the finishing touches on a brand new EP, as well as his debut project “Unofficial”.

He has his sights set on bringing back the kind of music that makes you feel every word and speaks to the everyday lives of people, as well as the heart and soul of the avid music lover. With a wide range of musical influences that range from Pop, R&B, Gospel and Jazz, Morris is poised to take on the task of ushering another great era of music into the industry. Pick up his single “Let It Ride” for free HERE
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Brother Ali | “The Bite Marked Heart” | Download


Brother Ali offers up a free 7 song EP for your listening pleasure. The Bite Marked Heart features Phonte (Little Brother, Foreign Exchange) Stokley Williams (Mint Condition), Singer/songwriter Nikki Jean and Aby Wolf. Beats provided by Jake One and Ant. Ali is currently putting the finishing touches on his 6th studio album Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color. Follow him HERE

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Joyce Sims | “Back In Love” | New music


Some hot new music for 2012 from 80’s star Joyce Sims of “All and All” and “Come Into My Life” fame. She has some UK tour dates coming up this year with new music releases to follow.

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Blacktree Music Presents | “Soul Seeds, Vol. One”


More hot new music for 2012! Following on from the two leaked promo singles earlier this month Blacktree Music have just delivered the goods again today, releasing the full compilation “Soul Seeds, Vol. One”. Amongst others, it features new music from Metropolis, Chanel, Roxy5000, Bianca Star, Natasha Watts more!! Buy it HERE

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Ter’ell Shahid | “Cornbread” | New album


An artist who’s been getting a lot of support here and love from our listeners is Ter’ell Shahid, who has also just released his new anticipated album entitled “Cornbread”.  By no means new to the music scene, Ter’ell is an artist who’s been working the (Austin, Texas) live circuit for a good number of years. A multi talented artist in his own right who not only has a back catalog of his own albums under his belt but also writes, produces, mixes, and masters music for many other well known local artists. Previously, he has also managed local night clubs for two decades, Sat on Austin Music Commission for two years and recently appeared in ABC TV as well as being cast for major film roles, plus had his own music used for TV , Radio and Film.. Few!!!

Ter’ell performs in many different situations with a variety of bands making him very versatile, professional and comfortable on stage. He is Co- Founder and lead vocalist in Austin funk cover band “The FunkMob” , Founder and Lead vocalist in “NeckBone”, Back up Vocalist/ producer in “Overlord”, “Bavu Blakes” and “D Madness Project”. He is also CEO of Urbanian Entertainment LLC and of course not forgetting Lead vocalist in his solo project Ter’ell Shahid. The first single from the new “Cornbread” album is called “Beloved” which can be viewed on ME Televsion, The Austin Music Foundation music video channel and here on Youtube. Visit iTunes and pick up his new album here > itunes.com/cornbread. See related post on previous albums HERE and HERE

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Ashley Guin | “Rushin” |


Another upfront release from Blacktree Music‘s “Soul Seeds” Vol.One .  The new single from Ashley Guin is out now on iTunes HERE.  More quality R&B for 2012.  (“Soul Seeds” Vol.One – in stores Jan 31st)

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Groove | “The Weekend” | New music


More new music supported here on the Meltdown show.  The hot new R&B joint from GROOVE is out now on iTunes HERE and taken from the upcoming Blacktree Music Presents: “Soul Seeds” Vol One.  Jan 31st

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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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Gianna Charles | “Oh My” | prod.by Mez | Download


Shouts to Bipolar Soul who featured this… Vienna soul/ gospel/ R&B singer Gianna Charles linked up with Austrian producer Mez on this slice of back-in-the-dayz flavoured R&B!

Grab the download HERE

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Ter’ell | “Love, Truth & Audiotape” |


More Southern Soul/R&B from Ter’ell Shahid out of Austin TX.  His 2003 “Love, Truth & Audio tape” album was a 16 track digital release from Urbanian Entertainment, which amongst others included such highlights as “LoveThang”, “Hip Hop Soul” “P.I.M.P Game” plus the two cuts here “We Can Get It On” and the funky Soul/R&B joint “Queen”.. See related post for more.

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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
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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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Antoine Dunn | “Can’t Forget” | New Single


A killa new slice of new R&B taken from Saturday’s Meltdown show playlist. Antoine Dunn, (who got tapped to open for R&B Crooner Anthony Hamilton on his Woo tour) just dropped his new single “Can’t Forget” which is taken from the upcoming album written and co-produced between himself and Grammy winning producer, Tony Nicholas and released via Elite Music Group.

Antoine has taken his time to let us know why he is the next big thing and this single is what we can expect from him in the near future. Download it HERE

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THEY | “Fatback” | New Single 2011


Kevin Michael made his debut in 2007 with the Wyclef Jean assisted, “It Don’t Make Any Difference To Me” and now he’s back with a new R&B group known as THEY (short for The Youth.) Their lead single is a sexy synth driven ode to a woman’s backside titled “FatBack” from the new upcoming album “THEY are COMING”. Pass by the website and pick it up here

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