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My Tape Deck

A 11 track alternative rap/hip-hop album (10m 15s) — released June 10th 2013 on Jakarta Records

MC Melodee has been active in the music industry for over 15 years. Besides being a writer and performer she has been the leader of her band La Melodia with whom she performed all over the globe and released music on labels such as Pias and Handcuts in Japan. She has performed at North Sea Jazz, Sonar, SXSW, Popkomm, Soul Nation, Capetown Jazz and many more. During a European tour in 2011 Melodee met Cookin' Soul from Spain, one of the power houses of the European hiphop scene. They have contributed productions to more then 200 releases over the course of the last years including musical productions for artists such as Mac Miller, Redman, Dom Kennedy and Pusha T.

Melodee and Cookin'Soul clicked right away. Heads bopped, inspiration flew and songs were made, leading to the successful release of the "Check Out Melodee" mixtape including collaborations with Billboard #1 artist Mac Miller. The mixtape hosted by DJ Whoo Kid was released on DatPiff and got picked up by big international hiphop blogs like 2dopeboys, hiphop DX, Okayplayer, WeTheWest, OnDaReal, HiphopDE.

Since then Melodee and Cookin'Soul weren't lazy, they spent countless hours in the studio in between Valencia and Amsterdam and now their debut album "My Tape Deck" is finally coming to life. An album quoting the sound oft he golden age, the sound of Crooklyn Dodgers, Brand Nubian and Slum Village but at the same time applying a comtemporary perspective. Hitting BoomBap drums are complimented by warm basslines and tastefully picked and skillfully chopped samples while Melodee proves that she is not just a dope female MC, no, she's a dope MC. PERIOD. In comparison to the "Check Out Melodee" mixtape the album is more personal ranging from family stories ("Firstborn"), loosing and finding your path in life ("Up In The Clouds"). And when Pharcyde
joins the party you know things just got serious. 1999 never sounded that fresh in 2013.

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