Category: Vinyl Records

Turntable Buyers Guide The Basics

Photo of Turntable Lab NYC. “If you are a music lover who is also an audiophile, vinyl records give you so much more than a digital file ever can. Rich, warm, and enveloping, there is nothing quite like the sound of high fidelity analog! But first things first — you’ll need a turntable. This article is an excellent primer on turntables, giving you the goods on what you need to satisfy your vinyl urge, no matter what your budget.” MRC came across this article on electronic retailer Crutchfield’s website we thought it would be a cool share check out...

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Q&A: The Original Bronx DJ MC Ray Boogie (New Music)

2nd generation hip-hop pioneer, opening for the legendary Cold Crush Brothers, co-writing, recording & performing with west coast artists such as The Latin Alliance ,Kid Frost and the iconic Cypress Hill. Some of you may remember hip-hop classic’s Puerto Rico Ho!!! or Boricuas on the Set with Fat Joe, Doo Wop & True God. If you didn’t already know, it is our pleasure to reintroduce to you the original BX DJ MC Ray Boogie. Today he blessed us with his new track ‘Bless the Kidz’ produced by the legendary Frankie Cutlass, which you can stream on the soundcloud link...

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Q&A with Dub Artist Barbes.D

In this interview we cover French veteran Riddim Maker, Dub Producer and Live Dub Act Barbes. D, following his new releases ‘Sisters from Conscious Land’ and the follow up versions ‘Sisters from Conscious Dub’.. out now on ODGPROD (Original Dub Gathering Production) Label. Q. MRCPROMO: Peace Barbes.D where you from and how did you get your name? A. BARBESD: Greetings MRC crew I’m originally from North of France (Lille) I moved to Paris, Marseille and now I live in the country side in south East of France where I grow my own organic vegetables for conscious eating. Barbes D...

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Baker’s Dozen: by Marco Polo Vinyl LP – 2017

Baker’s Dozen heads back to the East Coast where veteran producer Marco Polo brings a welcomed boom bap flavor to the series. New York City is the birthplace of Fat Beats (and as many would say, Hip-Hop in general) and current NYC resident Marco Polo is true to form in representing our roots. As always, every volume of BDZ features one artist and twelve tracks (with limited random copies including the Baker’s Dozen bonus track on a flexidisc) and comes equipped with a 5×7” postcard insert that features a photo of the artist’s workspace along with the equipment used...

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MRC Interviews Polish Beat-Maker Emapea

Hip Hop don’t stop the tide won’t subside, Infectious thus all of us taking the ride.. See it’s hot like Curry It’ll glide like Clyde Here there everywhere round the globe world wide.. Its the power… You cant sleep on this force…the international liaison to the youth and people all over the planet from NYC to Asia…to EU…and beyond.. Maybe even the galaxy for all we know. Like basketball it’s appeal has qualities that cant be denied. We caught up with Emapea from Poland who caught the bug in the nineties…and has never turned back..microphone check one two one...

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Tippa Lee – Sound Killer [Stream/ Listen]

Sound Killer is Tippa Lee’s newest single, released on Stones Throw Records out of Los Angeles. With this song, Tippa Lee is creating a new paradigm within his own genre, his unique delivery combines reggae, dub, Rasta gospel and rap into what could be the new negro spiritual at once conversational and danceable, it delivers the full package of body moving beats and thought provoking lyrics with question-and-answer style background vocals that continue to testify, echoing in your head long after the song has come and gone. As the first single from the album Cultural Ambassador, it was released...

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MF DOOM Live From Planet X (LP)

  Experience the exceedingly rare genius of an MF DOOM live performance with these exclusive “straight from the soundboard” audio recordings. Broadcasting from an undisclosed location, this limited-edition vinyl pressing of “Live From Planet X” offers fans a chance to own the most comprehensive glance into Doom’s lengthy career available. Debuting under the alias Zev Love X, DOOM first graced the world of hip-hop on the 3rd Bass single “The Gas Face.” A couple years later Zev re-emerged alongside his younger brother DJ Subroc, in New York’s legendary KMD. The group’s first album Mr. Hood was released in 1991...

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Samiyam “Dart Gun” Instrumental StonesThrow Records

Samiyam returns with a new album, Animals Have Feelings. Fans of his unorthodox swing and animal rights advocates alike will surely rejoice. After releasing his first album with Brainfeeder, a follow-up tape with Leaving Records, it seems Sam has found a more sensible placement with Stones Throw Records. Not entirely instrumental, the album features Earl Sweatshirt, Jeremiah Jae, Oliver The 2nd and Action Bronson on select tracks. Sweeny Kovar ARTIST/LABEL CONTACT INFORMATION: Samiyam – Twitter Stones Throw Records – Website Stay connected to MRC Promotions for the latest information / news on urban music and track production. ARTICLE: IndieShuffle...

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“So Many Rappers” – Rob O & Pete Rock 7” Vinyl

Rare & Sought after track from INI’s Rob O, produced & featuring Pete Rock (Prod & Recorded during his Soul Survivor era) 45 jacket and label artwork designed by Joseph Buckingham (De La Soul, Staple, etc). Its been 2 decades since INI debuted under the guidance of producer Pete Rock . During the mid to late 90’s INI member Rob O and several other Mount Vernon, NY affiliates recorded a string of PR produced tracks that were released in various incarnations (including many promo only, white label & bootleg 12”s) until the early 2000’s when underground hip hop vinyl...

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The Pharcyde-Bizarre Ride II: The Singles Re-Release Box Set

All of the singles issued from one of the most legendary debut albums in music history, “Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde”, are presented here as a deluxe 45 box set. Bizarre Ride II The Singles Collection contains the singles issued from Bizarre Ride in full color jackets. Each of the seven singles included in the set are in a different colored vinyl pressing. Originally released in November 1992, Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde emerged at a time when gangsta rap dominated what people were hearing, seeing and buying, especially on the West Coast. The Pharcyde’s refreshing sound – lively,...

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Ray West & Kool Keith – A Couple Of Slices (LP / CD)

  Red Apples 45’s Couple Of Slices pairs the production of Ray West and the lyrics of the legendary Kool Keith. The original cover illustration by Greg Mac depicts a futuristic pizzeria set in outer space, a perfect setting for the wizard Kool Keith to serve up slices to hungry space travelers. Keith’s wizardry intertwines with Ray West’s melodies to create a mood of sarcastic romance at the same time setting rappers straight. Proudly recorded in the Bronx, all the writing and concepts were done together in the studio. Mixed with great detail by Phil Moffa at Butcha Sound...

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Mr. Lif Signs w/ MMG + Re-Release of I Phantom and Free Download

  The B-Boy has returned. Legendary Boston MC Mr. Lifm has signed a multi-album deal with Mello Music Group for 2016 & 2017. His first new project will be out by early next year, but to hold fans over, MMG will reissue his classic album I Phantom on November 27th. For those new to this classic, I Phantom showcases production by El-P, Edan, Insight, DJ Fakts One, and NASA. Add to that guest features from Aesop Rock, Jean Grae, and Akrobatik. “I’ve been very active musically for years but I haven’t been putting records out,” Lif says. “I’ve been...

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