Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Just want you all to be safe this evening as you take the kiddies out on the hunt for candy and goodies, as well as all the fun you plan to have at the parties on this occasion. Here are a couple of tunes to help set the tone.

Tall Black Guy ft. Renee Dion - "Thrill Seeker (Thriller)"

Whodini - "The Haunted House of Rock"

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Memotone: Stop Running & They Will Catch You

While browsing Soundcloud as usual, I just so happen to stumble upon Memotone, a multi-instrumentalist and producer from the UK, who I have to admit that i'm not familiar with, but came across this interesting track of his from a project called the Electronic Explorations Compilation that was released some months ago. This is something I can play when I want to reflect or do some serious thinking. It's very soothing for me. Hope you can say the same.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Melodiesinfonie: Wärme

The weather is cool, but Melodiesinfonie warms us up with another fantastic track from his beat arsenal. His latest, "Wärme", will surely set the tone for you to sit back and relax. With rush hour about to kick in at any moment, it's your option to bump this on the trek home or wait til you slip into something comfortable and unwind. ENJOY!

Tall Black Guy: Shake It Baby

From time to time I make it a point to give back to the community in various ways, especially through music. This past Friday I took the time for more children and families in a low income neighborhood to provide tunes for a fall festival that a local organization threw for them. Since many communities like this are more into mainstream and "booty music", I set up and show them there are alternatives to what they consider "the norm" by playing music they are more than likely not familiar with, but still showing them that other music outside of what they listen to regularly or exposed to can still sound good. This time around, I played about 10 to 15 Tall Black Guy cuts in a row, and for every song I played, a few people would come up and ask who it was. Seriously, there were even 60 and 70 year old men and women nodding their heads to his music. So today, The Record Realm is proud to feature another smash from the beat surgeon titled "Shake It Baby". ENJOY!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday Flashback: Ike & Tina Turner

On last Friday at Old School Fridays that me and a good friend DJ together playing many classics from yesteryear. Usually we have contests for patrons to win cash and prizes, so my homie DJ Fletch decided to shake things up a bit and have four ladies get on the dance floor to sing along and dance to "Proud Mary", as done by Ike & Tina Turner. Mind you, the crowd loved it. After the good reception, the men had a turn with doing "My Girl" by The Temptations. Look forward to us mixing it up like this in the future.

Deep Cotton: We're Far Enough From Heaven Now We Can Freak Out for the last few days i've been watching a little bit of TV and see this commercial for a wireless speaker system from Sonos that features Janelle Monae and her band. During the course of the commercial they are all dancing to this tune i'm trying to Shazam to see who does it, to finally just Google it to see it's a side project they put together some time back called Deep Cotton, consisting of Nate Wonder and Chuck Lightning, who put together an amalgamation of sounds from Hip-Hop to Punk, Funk, Rock, the kitchen sink and so on, to just make listeners just bounce and shake. Their latest single "We're Far Enough From Heaven Now We Can Freak Out" is available as a free download on their website as a "clean virgin". Not sure as to how long they will have it available for free, so get it while the getting is good and wild out. BANG! BANG!

MdCL: Get Started ft. Omar (Full Crate Remix)

First up for this cool cloudy Friday afternoon we have the Tru Thoughts presentation of Mark de Clive-Lowe's new single from his upcoming remix EP due out October 30th called "Get Started", the title track that features London legend Omar on vocals and the remix credit for this tune goes to Full Crate. The original version of "Get Started", that also features Sheila E., will be on the Renegades full length album which is due out on November 21st by way of CD, digital download and vinyl. For a limited time, they are letting folks grab this remix as a free download. Get on it!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

fLako: Honey Drips

Time to take it easy on this Sunday afternoon with a sneak peek from Eclosure with an instrumental titled "Honey Drips" by fLako, a London newcomer, by way of Berlin and Chile. With a release date set for November 5th via Five Easy Pieces, fLako teams up once again with vocalist Dirg Gerner on "Lion's Mane". Eclosure will be available as limited edition 12 inch vinyl and digital. If you're a big fan of fLako, this is one to grab quick.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday Flashback: Cutty Ranks

For this episode, we take you back to the sounds of Cutty Ranks, a lyrical don in his own right who is very influential on the Dancehall, Hip-Hop and Jungle/Drum n Bass scenes worldwide. I've had the privilege of hanging out with him several times and the extra added bonus of DJing (spinning that is) for one of his shows here in Houston during the mid-nineties. Today we revisit his classic "The Stopper" that was featured on the punanny riddim, first single from his album by the same name on London-based Fashion Records in 1990. Profile Records picked up the tune for U.S. release in 1991 and the 12 inch single contained Hip-Hop remixes by Louis Russell.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Upbeats: Undertaker

As a long time fan of Drum n' Bass, along with myself producing a few tracks in the genre, I really appreciate the art and a good, hearty track to kick your engine into high gear. Noisia, the heavyweight producer and founder of Vision Recordings uploaded this fresh new tune called "Undertaker" by one of New Zealand's finest duos, The Upbeats. Whenever I play a dnb set, you're sure to hear a few massive tracks by this team. For loyal supporters, this one is on the house courtesy of the Vision crew.


Broken Quote: Foreshadowing Sunlight

My good friend Broken Quote, who's a multi-instrumentalist here in Houston has uploaded a new track to Youtube a few days ago. I have to say that I really dig this cut. Be on the lookout for this to appear in one of my upcoming podcasts. ENJOY!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Jesse Boykins III & MeLo-X: The Perfect Blues (Machinedrum Remix)

New classic flavor from the duo consisting of Jesse Boykins III (JB III) and the renaissance man MeLo-X reppin' Brooklyn on this FIRE Machinedrum remix of "The Perfect Blues" taken from the forthcoming Zulu Guru full length that's dropping November 5th on Ninja Tune. The Jungle feel on this tune takes me back to when "Timeless (Inner City Life)" came out in the 1990's. So far I have this sweetness on repeat. Grab your copy of this at the Ninja Shop. Peep the video of the original version here.

We're Back!

Many apologies for not updating like I want, but I had a few technical issues, as was stated sometime back. My motherboard went out, then my video card took an exit not long after I got my pc back from the tech. I have to give it up to Hewlett-Packard (HP) and them putting together a great product. I've had my pc for nearly 7 years and these were the only problems I had w/ their hardware. Looks like a new one is the works w/ Beats By Dre audio. Here's to many more years as a satisfied customer.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Bassnectar: The Freestyle Mixtape

For all my bass heads out there, Bassnectar has just dropped a new mixtape filled with Dubstep, Drumstep and some Drun n' Bass goodies. This mix also features a couple of previews from his upcoming Freestyle EP that drops October 16th.

01. Dancer In The Dark Intro - Audiovoid Remix
02. Bassnectar - Freestyle feat. Angel Haze
03. Jantsen - When The Beats Drop (Bassnectar Remix)
04. 6 Blocc - Ammunition Sample Pack (Bassnectar Recut)
05. Bangladesh - 100 [Acapella]
06. Dead Prez - Hip Hop [Acapella]
07. Bassnectar - Rap with a T [Instrumental]
08. Hudson Mohawke - Thunder Bay (Bassnectar Edit)
09. Zed Bias ft Juiceman & Simba - Jigga Up (Bassnectar Remix)
10. Ming & FS - Madhattan Bound (Bassnectar Remix)
11. Zion I - Human (Bassnectar Remixxx)
12. Bassnectar - Infinite
13. Bassnectar & DC Breaks - Breathless feat. Mimi Page
14. Son of Kick - From Here
15. Bassnectar & Double You - I Am A Laser (2012 Remaster)
16. Dusk & Blackdown - Kuri Pataka
17. Ed Solo - Egyptian Horns (Bassnectar Remix)
18. Bassnectar - Butterfly feat. Mimi Page (Bassnectar Remix)
19. Bassnectar - Hologram