Monday, August 11, 2014

Otis Brown III ft. Bilal: The Thought Of You - Part I


Happy Monday readers! Here's a brand new track to help get your work day started off on the right foot. Drummer Otis Brown III gives us a glimpse of his upcoming project titled The Thought of You, due out on September 23rd via Revive/Blue Note. The first of three parts of the title track features vocals from Philadelphia soul singer Bilal. The crew on hand to help kick off Brown's debut as a band leader are pianist Robert Glasper, trumpeter Keyon Harrold, saxophonist John Ellis, and bassist Ben Williams, with organist Shedrick Mitchell and guitarist Nir Felder. Other vocalist to round off the project are singers Gretchen Parlato and Nikki Ross.

You can pre-order the album now on iTunes.


Track Listing:

1. The Way (Truth & Life)

2. The Thought of You – Part I featuring Bilal

3. Interlude I – Truth

4. Stages of Thought

5. The Two Become One (For Paula)

6. You’re Still The One featuring Gretchen Parlato

7. The Thought of You – Part II

8. I Love You Lord/We Exalt Thee/In The Beginning featuring Nikki Ross

9. The Thought of You – Part III

10. I Am Your Song featuring Nikki Ross

11. Interlude II – Life

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Stephen Marley ft. Capleton & Sizzla: Rock Stone


As I should be posting more Reggae to the blog, here's one of the latest big tunes from Stephen Marley that features Capleton and Sizzla to ride alongside pon di riddim, taken from the highly anticipated Revelation Part 2: The Fruit of Life album that dropped this summer. This is the follow-up of Revelation Part I: The Root of Life, which won Marley his eighth Grammy for Best Reggae Album in 2013. Stephen Marley is currently on tour. Find out more info by visiting StephenMarleyMusic.com.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Georgia Anne Muldrow: Dimensions [Video]


Over the past weekend, SomeOthaShip Connect uploaded the brand new "Dimensions" video from Georgia Anne Muldrow, a follow-up from her Ms. One EP, that takes you on a kaleidoscope journey through the direction of Thomas Piper. GAM's flawless vocal delivery laid over the hypnotic production of Kriswontwo can make you get excited about Hip-Hop again. Not to mention she erases all doubt that there are no women who represent the artform and have messages on life, love and culture. Don't forget to order your digital copy via Bandcamp or iTunes. Vinyl copies will be available soon. Stay tuned!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Rebel Sound: David Rodigan + Shy FX + Chase & Status


I just logged on to Facebook to see this announcement posted on David "Ram Jam" Rodigan's page. For those who are fans of Reggae and Dancehall, along with Drum n' Bass, know how beyond epic this announcement is. Keep it locked right here for more details, which i'm sure will be coming soon.

Friday Flashback: Pamoja: Oooh, Baby


Here's a rare funky Northern soul groove that has recent come back on radar. It's been many years since I've heard this record and am enjoying to hear it again. Pamoja (means "together" in ki-swahili) was a group from Chicago that consisted of songwriter and arranger Keith Stevenson and his former wife, who originally released "Oooh, Baby" as a b-side in 1975 on his own Keiper Production label. Originals of this record are very hard to find because there were only 1,000 pressed for the Chicago area. However, in 2009, Lotus Land Records & Tapes reissued the 45 RPM single with one of Stevenson's other tunes called "Paradise" with a group he later formed called Jewel.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Stram: Unused So Far


It's sort of a lazy Sunday afternoon here at The Record Realm headquarters, and the relaxing soundtrack that's being played in the background on repeat is the recent release from Montpellier, France based producer STRAM, titled Unused So Far. This is one of the hottest beat albums out right now and it's been in heavy rotation bumping through my monitors for the last few days. There's an excellent remix of Aaliyah's "Rock The Boat" that gives a much different twist, in comparison to other remixes of the song. Hit up his Bandcamp page and get this offering as a free download. He has other projects for purchase, so make sure you check those out. They are just as amazing. Enjoy!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Original Concept: Bite'n My Stylee


Before getting a record deal with Def Jam Recordings, the Hip-Hop group known today as Original Concept used to go by the name of the "Concept Crew", hailing from Long Island. Doctor Dre, T-Money, Rapper G, Easy G and Wildman Steve hosted a radio show called “The Operating Room” on WBAU-FM, the same station that featured the Spectrum City DJs (Chuck D & Flavor Flav), now known as Public Enemy.

Original Concept produced two singles; "Can You Feel It?/Knowledge Me" (1986) and "Bite'n My Stylee/Pump That Bass" (1986), before releasing their only full length LP Straight From The Basement of Kooley High! (1988). "Bite'n My Stylee" is a reggae influenced Hip-Hop track, but is a parody of the reggae genre, stating in the opening line; "Wait. I'm not Jamaican." All songs were produced by Doctor Dre', credited as the first person to introduce the "extended bass" sound into Hip-Hop.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

GRiZ: Fall In Love Too Fast (Exmag Remix)


On my way to get something to eat, I was listening to the Chill station on XM Radio and this awesome remix of GRiZ's "Fall In Love Too Fast" by New York City electronic band Exmag caught my attention. I get back here to headquarters to search for this tasty treat to see it is a free download! Sign up for his mailing list on his website and you get a bonus. Not much to ask for to get some goodies. Just remember, your support helps make that happen.

Pomo: Start Again Ft. Andrea Cormier


Happy Thursday! Just thought we would get you kicked into high gear this morning by posting a new track from Montreal multi-instrumentalist producer Pomo, known for his upbeat dance tracks that takes many electronica fans for a fantastic ride. "Start Again" is the first single from his debut EP The Other Day that will be released soon on HW&W Recordings. Vocals are provided by ambient and acoustic performer Andrea Cormier. Pomo is currently on tour. Check for show dates and venues.

Kuumba Freeque: 8 Nytez N NYC [ft. Kila Jai, Bel​-​Ami, & R​.​A​.​P. Phenomenal]


If you heard the broadcast of The Groove about a month ago, then you heard this track by Houston's own Kuumba Freeque, who knocked this big tune out while on a visit to New York City for an artists showcase. Additional vocals are from songstress Kila Jai, Bel-Ami, and New Jersey rap sensation R.A.P. Phenomenal. Grab this free download via Bandcamp and go check out their show if you're in Houston.