Thursday, October 31, 2013

J-Dilla: Sum Spooky Sh*t

For those that caught my Dilla Jackson mixtape, I used this beat from J-Dilla's Beat Tape '05 to remix the end dialog by Vincent Price from Michael Jackson's "Thriller". This beat was also used for Q-Tip's "Fever" song.

Micahel Jackson: Thriller

The day wouldn't be complete without the official full length "Thriller" video from Michael Jackson and cast. Happy Halloween! [insert Vincent Price maniacal laugh]

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Mayer Hawthorne: Wine Glass Woman (Aeroplane Remix)

Mayer Hawthorne is giving away this remix of "Wine Glass Woman" from his Where Does This Door Go album as a courtesy for downloading his new mobile app called "Where Does This DJ Go", that you can download for free via the iTunes store.

Buruntoma: Homenagem ao Heroi

A taste of Africa should satisfy your musical palate with the sounds of Guinea Bissau based DJ and producer Buruntuma. "Homenagem ao Heroi" is helping to push the sounds of his native land far beyond its borders. Growing up in a family of music lovers who listened to artists from all over Africa, he also developed a passion for House music from the United States and Europe while away studying in Portugal by participating in student parties. The discovery of different styles of music from abroad played key roles in him carving his own style of Afro-House. Thanks to the good folks at The Fader, "Homenagem ao Heroi" is available as a complimentary download. Pay them a visit and read the interview on Buruntoma to get a better feel of who he is.

ill-esha: Only Fair (Freddy Todd Remix)

Get your hump day bounce going with this Freddy Todd remix of ill-esha's "Only Fair" that he's been previewing at a few of his shows. Now it's available for purchase via iTunes and Beatport. Some of you may be familiar with ill-esha with her unique style of singing while she does her glitch-hop and dubstep DJ sets.

Javaanse Jongens: On You ft. Jay Bordeaux

The homie Wantigga is letting folks download the Javaanse Jongens single "On You" from their 2008 P.S. release on his Soundcloud page. Better hurry up and grab it because I don't know how long it will be available.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Samuel: Steam Train

Some are describing Samuel as a "future R&B" artist because of the way his vocals blend with the production of Okzharp for his debut Falling Star EP released just days ago on Technicolour Music. As the days are getting cooler, "Steam Train" fits perfectly in your cozy soundtrack to help draw that special someone in closer. This digital goodness is available via the Ninja Shop.

DJ Chicken George: Radio Jazztronica! 3 (ProperlyChilled)

While taking in The Pharcyde and K-otix show on this past Thursday night, I ran into a good friend and one of my all time favorite spin doctors DJ Chicken George who was in town to spin for the weekend. As always, it's good to see my brother and to vibe to his mixes. Stream the latest installment of Radio Jazztronica! he did for Properly Chilled. Thanks to Ant Boogie for taking the photo.

Radio Jazztronica! 3 (ProperlyChilled) by Dj Chicken George on Mixcloud

DJ Bully Beatz: Bring Da Noize

DJ Bully Beatz is another talented producer from the United Kingdom who's tunes I stumbled across while roving the pages of Soundcloud. I had to show this guy some love by posting his "Bring Da Noize" track that features vocals from Hip-Hop veterans Public Enemy. If you're into drum n' bass like I am, you won't be able to sit in your seat without feeling the urge to jump up and get busy. Be sure to catch him spinning on the Final Destination Show on UK radio 99.7 FM-Midlands on Thursdays 7pm-9pm and Saturdays 5pm-7pm. ENJOY!

Moods: Take You There

I've been listening to and following Rotterdam producer Moods for the last 3 to 4 years, and he's another gifted cat who never ceases to deliver fOnky head banging beats that nearly make you want to snap your neck. This has got to be the flyest flip of Fela Kuti's "Water No Get Enemy" that i've heard so far. This should help get your day going perfectly.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Happy Birthday: Steve Catanzaro of Modern Groove Assembly

Today we would like to wish Steve Catanzaro of Modern Groove Assembly a very happy birthday and hopes that he has many, many happy returns. A very cool and inspirational brother who pleasantly refers to himself as a "musical schizophrenic" because of him wearing multiple hats as pianst/keyboardist, mixer, producer, audio engineer and composer. He cites Horace Silver, Chopin, Gershwin, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and many other greats in Jazz and classical music as his influences.

Presently, he has a euphoric upbeat dance groove streaming on his Soundcloud page that features the vocals of Sy Smith and Kes, and features a killer flute performance by Louis Taylor. It's a complimentary download, so get it while the gettin' is good.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

MeeMee Nelzy: Moon Reflection EP

I would use "spirit music" to describe Parisian songstress MeeMee Nelzy's Moon Reflection EP that has everyone over here at headquarters abuzz. She took full creative control on the opening track "James Bond Girl", which she wrote and produced, that has a melodic, deep house feel. The return of beat-maker Saneyes, who worked with her on her Kréyòl Seasoning LP from 2011, has put his skills to work to create the magical love anthem "Lanmen Lanmou" [means 'love's hands']. The last track, "On Favè" has that signature sound from Diggs Duke that you can pick out even if you're blindfolded. All the songs are that good to where it was hard to pick out a song for this post. So, just purchase all three at a price that's a steal and ENJOY!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday Flashback: Sizzla

Wishing everybody that reads this LOVE, PEACE and OVERSTANDING. Keep your head up and never give up. Nuff RAS-pect to Sizzla Kalonji for "Rise To The Occasion", a massive tune which is the title cut off his 2003 album of the same name.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Friday Flashback: Mos Def [Yasiin Bey]

Sometimes things can be a little hectic and we need that extra push or some words of encouragement to help see things through. Mos Def [now known as Yasiin Bey] created "Umi Says" to sum it up perfectly, mentioning how his mother ["umi" means mother in Arabic] tells him to "shine your light on the world/shine your light for the world to see". Taken from his 1999 solo debut Black On Both Sides, the track was produced by Mos Def and David Kennedy, with instrumentation help from on the Fender Rhodes and the legendary Weldon Irvine on the Hammond organ.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

TolumiDE: O Lagbara

To keep the celebration going today, I thought it would be an excellent idea to post my favorite track from TolumiDE, an outstanding vocalist of Yoruba decent living in Washington D.C. I met this young lady via Google Plus, saw that she's a singer and gave her a listen. She blew me away with her rich vocals and performance. The musicians are her songs are top notch and really brought out the brightness in her music. What I like most about this crew is how they don't box themselves in with one style. I'm anticipating future releases from her. Grab TolumiDE's debut, My Love via iTunes and ENJOY!

Happy Birthday: Fela Kuti

Fela Kuti
(October 15, 1938 – August 2, 1997)

Here we are for another year in celebrating the birth date of the "black president" Fela Kuti (born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti). Let us get together and celebrate in the spirit of oneness!

"A lot of people play African music. It's music of the people. It's music of togetherness. The tonalities, the rhythms of the songs, it's all African. We have 43 people on the tour, and a full show uses 35 of them. People tell me my band is too big, that I can't go on tour. They try to use economics to destroy the culture of my people. Why should money get in the way when I'm promoting greatness?" - FELA KUTI

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Dudley Perkins: Foot Surgery

The long wait [four years to be exact] is finally over and a brand new album titled Dr. Stokely from Dudley Perkins will arrive on November 29th via Mello Music Group. Judging from the "Foot Surgery" track produced by highly slept on left coast producer Kankick, this is just the tip of the iceberg that i'm sure will be melted with the whole fOnk also being brought by Madlib and Dudley's wife Georgia Anne Muldrow. Pre-order Dr. Stokely on iTunes and get an advance download of "Foot Surgery" for free.

OM Unit: Shine Your Light

British electronic producer OM Unit is locked and loaded, ready to release his first full length album Threads on Civil Music on October 28th. To help celebrate this huge milestone, he currently has "Shine Your Light", which didn't make it on the album, as a free download via XLR8R. Sound Crash Music sponsors the Threads album launch party on October 25th featuring OM Unit, alongside Reso, EAN, Ital Tek and Deft. Admission is free to the event and the first 50 party-goers will receive free download codes for the album.

Sound Crash Music: OM UNIT Threads Launch Party

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Fatima: Black Doe

The Swedish songbird Fatima is back in flight again with her upcoming "Family/La Neta" 12 inch on Eglo Records that's due out later this year. Production for all tracks are by British producer fLako, who gave us a preview of "Black Doe" on his Soundcloud page.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday Flashback: Parliament

For this week, we take you back to 1978. The album is Motor Booty Affair, the fifth consecutive gold album by Parliament, under the creative leadership of the funktastic maestro George Clinton. The song of reference for this post is "One of Those Funky Things", a driving bass and synth heavy dance groove with hypnotizing vocals that has been borrowed by Hip-Hop groups such as EPMD, Ruff Ryders and others.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Submerse: Melonkoly [Elaquent Remix]

About two or three months ago I posted about English producer Submerse of the Project Mooncircle family. I've grown quite fond of his music since that time and recently he has released his Melonkoly album that's full of treats. The title track is remixed three times by beat makers such as Deft, RLP and Canadian producer Elaquent, who is also the subject of this post, who also gets plenty of spins here at The Record Realm office. Project Mooncircle has a treat for vinyl junkies with limited edition white pressings, that include download codes for the digital format with each purchase.

Bosco: Black Book

In my opinion, Brittany Bosco is a slept on artist who has great vocal range, as well as not limited in types of music that she does. Her latest, "Black Book" takes back to the past and the future, with a sound reminiscent of 1990's R&B, yet sounds updated. Grab this goody from the player below.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

William DeVaughn: Be Thankful For What You Got (FKJ Remix)

For all my Soulful House heads, get a load of this timeless remix of the classic "Be Thankful For What You Got" by William DeVaughn from French producer FKJ. Yes. Another freebie from a talented artist. Spread the love!

DJ Kool Emdee: FALL [Mix]

As the weather starts to cool and the leaves change colors, I put together a fresh new mix for Fall 2013 to reflect the change in season. Stream or download. Enjoy!

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To Listen: DJ Kool Emdee: FALL

Jordan Rakei: Selfish

As the musical journey continues, our next stop is Brisbane, Australia, with multi-instrumentalist Jordan Rakei, an unsigned soul artist who earning his way into the hearts of music lovers. Currently, he's getting several spins in France, Netherlands, America, England, New Zealand and his native Australia. His lists of influences are Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Fat Freddie's Drop, John Legend, James Blake, D'Angelo and Bob Marley.

I caught wind of his Reggae tune titled "Selfish" on his Soundcloud page, and to my surprise, to see that he has a six track album called Franklin's Room on Bandcamp that's at a "Name your price" basis. Looking at the photos on his Facebook page, he's hard at work to bring you quality music. Let's be supportive of this talented fellow and make some monetary contributions.

Busta Rhymes: Woo Hah! (Got You All In Check) [Shade Cobain Remix]

Taking you on a blast to the past with the sounds of Busta Rhymes, but with a touch of coal and steel, making this an ironclad remix done by Pittsburgh producer Shade Cobain. Shade is offering this heat for free, for a limited time. Enjoy!