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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MELTDOWN SHOW | BiteSize Mixes #1

MELTDOWN SHOW | BiteSize Mixes #1

First in a series of mini mixes from the Meltdown Show Vault. This one features a selection soulful tracks, edits + show favourites. selected by Mr Crates.

Donna McGhee – Make It Last Forever. ReEdit
D’Angelo – Africa. ReEdit
Sade – Nothing Can Come Between Us. Pomo Edit
Faze O –Ridin’ High. ReEdit
O. Boogie Ft Tableek – Paper Chaser. Instrumental
Plant Life – When She Smiles She Lights Up The Sky. Instrumental
N’Dambi – Call Me. Yam Who? ReEdit
Matthew L Cassell – Heaven –BeatEdit
Replife – Put It Down Ft Kissey Aplund. Domu Remix
Erykah Badu – I Want Moombah

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Maya Azucena | “Come With Me” [2012]

“Come With Me” serves as announcement that the new production team TRIGO FARE has arrived.
TRIGO FARE is comprised of Loslito (multi-instrumentalist and founder of The Rebirth) and Caleb Speir (bassist and writer of American Boy by Estelle). Their first offering, “Come With Me”, is a dreamy & danceable single co-written and fronted by Brooklyn’s award-winning Maya Azucena (seen on MTV’s Made & TEDxWomen). The song would nestle up nicely with music of The Weeknd or Frank Ocean, exploring the whispier side of Maya’s 4-octave range.

Get the single – here >

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Justin Avery | “Over” LP

From the new Justin Avery LP Over.
Produced, Arranged, Composed and Performed by Justin Avery
Co-Produced by Josh Humphrey.
released 24 November 2012
Justin Avery – Vocals, Keyboards
Jevin Hunter – Drums
Joe Ayoub – Bass
Brett Farkas – Guitar on tracks
Josh Humphrey – Producer/Technician/Programmer/Engineer
Chris Gray – Trumpet Section

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Sosha Oshaye | “Love Fly High”

A big Meltdown Show favourite through October + November from Sosha Oshaye and one of the stand out cuts from her “Heavy On My Mind” LP.

Release Date: 7 Oct 2012
Label: In Dig Nation Entertainment
Buy the album: Heavy On My Mind

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NEW MUSIC: AAries | “Hoping Out Loud”

It’s been too long since the incredible and talented Ayana and Ayinké  blessed us with a new full length project, but this, at least is something to be getting on with. Their previous single “Don’t Give Up” from 2010 created a huge buzz on the Soul scene and went on to get a well deserved re-release earlier this year with dance remixes from people like Mark de Clive-Lowe, Reel People and Sean McCabe.

Their promo video for the stunning new single “Hoping Out Loud” (which we’re still waiting on a full release date) comes with clips from the iconic Soul Train line. Im hoping there’s good news soon and an album to follow . . “Hoping Out Loud”  has got me hungry for more !

Produced by Karma.
Written by AAries and Harold Lilly.

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Gary Clark Jr | “Blak and Blu”

Despite only appearing on the radar in the last couple years, Gary Clark Jr has been plugging away at the blues since 2004. His new album, “Blak and Blu” is a solid 15 track collection of Blues, Rock and Soul with many standout cuts along the way.. Check out the title track below.

Buy the album HERE

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Moonchild – Be Free [album]

Some real quality Soulful joints here from Moonchild ! Their latest album Be Free (from earlier this year) is an 11 track digital release.. if you’re looking for something you can hit play and let it run right though, this is it. Very nice stuff indeed from start to finish.
Buy the album: HERE
Released Date 27 April 2012

Songs written by: Max Bryk, Andris Mattson, and Amber Navran

Special Guests:
Ben Wendel – saxophone on “Out of My Mind”
Russell Ferrante – piano on “The Things You Do”
John Daversa – trumpet on “Throwback”
Harry Mack – rapper on “Turn it Up” and “Gone”
Ben Rose – drums on “Out of My Mind”

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Morris Alan | “U Make Me Say” ft. Dame Luke

NEW RELEASE: A long time favourite here on the Meltdown show, Morris Alan’s “U Make Me Say” has been on rotation for the best part of 2012 ! A solid listeners favourite that has just finally seen an official release. The lead single features DC’s Dame Alan, with production duties from Keith “Bubby” Webb for BEAT MOB Productions and Jus Jamres on bass.

Taken from the up-coming Love Sessions project due Oct 2012.

Buy the single NOW
Written by: Morris Alan, Damon Lucas

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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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Sweet Soul Records | World Soul Collective VOL. 1

Japan’s Sweet Soul Records have done it again !! For their latest release compilation they once again demonstrate their total commitment to bringing quality independent soul music to their customers.

With “World Soul Collective VOL. 1” they have selected SWEET SOUL RECORDS’ most promising independent international artists to created a next-generation world soul compilation album highly representative of todays Indie scene.

There’s no fillers on here, just 100% quality from start to finish road tested on radio shows and dancefloors around the globe.  A 17 track collectable soul music CD out now via the Sweet Soul Records store.

Buy the CD HERE

Track List
01. Who’s In the Mirror – Nik West (Just In The Nik Of Time)
02. Imagine – Jeremy James (For You)
03. This Time – ORLY (Distraction)
04. The Best Is Yet to Come – Mr President (Number One)
05. Morning Glow – Ntjam Rosie (Elle)
06. So Divine – VenueConnection (Fire It Up!)
07. Don‘t Rush – Amber Ojeda (Here I Am)
08. Until Now – Paris Toon and Mothers Favorite Child feat. Ti-et & Morris (Until Now)
09. 2 Of a Kind – Weeland and The Urban Soul Collective (The Golden Sessions)
10. Trouble – Sacha Vee (Sacha Vee)
11. Natural High – Solburst (Natural High)
12. Gotta Be Me – Innosphere (Shine)
13. Food For Thought (ft. Guru) – Song (Let Love Shine)
14. Trickery Shit – HAWA (My Little Green Box)
15. Over the Sun (feat. Omar) – Dilouya (Dilouya’s Faithful Circus)
16. Take Me As I Am – Shirma Rouse (Chocolate Coated Dreams)
17. Make the Change – Nao Yoshioka (Make the Change)

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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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Terrard Robinson aka LMBR-JCK.T | “Fools Water” | New album

Iv said it before im a fan of Terrard Robinsons work his groove and soul flavoured tracks have been featured many times on the Meltdown show playlists. He’s been crafting his sound for a good while now, producing original work which soaks up a mixture of his musical influences.

As well as working on side projects this past year he’s also been finishing his sophomore album “Fools Water” which he just released as a free download via his Soundclound page.

Terrard Robinson  AKA LMBR-JCK T

Futuristic Soul Society

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NEW MUSIC: Erika Fečová | “Party Girls”

NEW MUSIC: Out of Prague, Czech Republic, the first single from Erika Fečová‘s upcoming album “THE STORIES” which is due for release late November 2012.
The lead single “Party Girls” has already been getting air play + support here on Meltdown with some great listener feedback, as well as catching the attention of Japan’s premier Soul music label.  Roll on the album release !

Hit the link and pass by hey webpage:

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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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[ALBUM PREVIEW] Teri Tobin | “So Good To Me”

FIRST LISTEN: A sneak preview of tracks included on the new album from Indie Soulstress Ms. Teri Tobin. Release date scheduled for July 2012.

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Temika Moore | “I’m Not Ok” [Official Video]

NEW VIDEO: Check out the visuals to Temika Moore’s single “I’m Not Ok” co-produced by Tall Black Guy Productions. Taken from her wicked new EP “The End Of Me” in digital stores now.

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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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Sherry Davis | “Aint That Love” Official Video 2012

NEW SOUL MUSIC:  from South East London singer/songwriter Sherry Davis  performing the brand new promo video to “Aint That Love”, produced by UK Soul Legend Omar featuring Don E (Guitar) + Mark Crawford (Rhodes).

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