The Rec Show Podcast

The Rec Show Podcast

David “Gldnmnd” Hicks is a Beatmaker and Hip Hop culture participant/supporter based in the United States. On The Rec Show Podcast, Gldnmnd interviews Beatmakers/Music Producers/Composers from around the world, hearing stories of beat culture, musical journeys (past and present), musical exposures and music technology. Topics include music genesis, inspirations, music superheroes, Digital Audio Workstations vs. Analog gear, Discographies, Local Beat Scene/community views and more while listening to each guest’s instrumental music compositions. Tap In!

Episodes

June 8, 2024 118 mins

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What if a simple road trip could transform the way you experience music? This episode marks the triumphant return after a brief hiatus, enriched with stories from a cross-country drive from San Antonio, Texas, to Southern California. We introduce an exciting new interactive feature—fan mail—where you can text us directly with your thoughts and encouragement. We also dive into the latest albums like "Corner Sh...

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Fresh off a beatmaking sabbatical and bursting with gratitude for the rhythm wizards that keep our community's heart beating. Ever wondered what it takes to elevate your beatmaking game from the bedroom to the big stage? This episode shines a light on those secret training grounds, like the FlipABeatClub to Sample Rumble, where skills get honed and beats get sharper. I'm sharing my own adventures in thes...

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March 25, 2024 79 mins

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Our esteemed guest is Burn The Topiary a Ontario, California Beatmaker/Producer. A veritable maestro in the art of rhythm, unveils the layers of personal expression and authenticity that have shaped his musical identity. Together, we reminisce about the therapeutic power of beats, the nostalgic '90s era that ignited our passion, and how the tapestry of our lives—complete with family influences and a colo...
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Step into the beat-laden universe of Matt.E.J, founder of Organic Beat Sessions, who brings the vibrant LA beat scene into your headphones with his journey from freestyling maestro to beat-making virtuoso. Our chat traverses the landscape of Matt.E.J's musical evolution, from the punk rock and hip-hop infused streets of South Bay to his current resonant projects "The Warm Up" album and "Kitty F...

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February 25, 2024 91 mins

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Season four comes roaring in with the indomitable King John ILL, a beat-making maestro whose rhythms and grooves are as royal as his title suggests. We peel back the layers of his artistic identity, from the genesis of his kingly name to the Instagram flip videos and Donut Lounge clips. Sit back and soak in the origin story of a Beatmaker who transcends the ordinary, crafting beats that resonate with the soul of N...

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February 18, 2024 88 mins

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Ever pondered the creative spark behind an electrifying bass line or the texture of a well-crafted beat? Jetlag Trav, the gifted bass guitarist and Beatmaker, joins me for a no-holds-barred conversation. We navigate Trav's artistic voyage from his formative albums to the live gigs that have crowds buzzing throughout California. He unfolds tales of his youthful escapades, his synergy with the A Love Supreme CA...

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February 4, 2024 92 mins

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Strap in for a symphony of stories as we welcome the extraordinary K' Luv aka THE GO Musician, Producer, Controllerise OG from the heart of Atlanta's music scene, to share his melodic journey from a trumpet-toting teen to a beat-making maestro. This episode is a rich tapestry woven with the sounds of a life dedicated to music, stitched together by family, cinematic scores, and an unshakable community spi...

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January 28, 2024 103 mins

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Welcome to the first episode of Season 4 in 2024. There’s so much music out there that I had to come back and give yall another episode of some of the best beat-tapes & instrumental albums I heard in 2023. So press play, sit back relax, count ya blessings not ya problems and vibe out with us.

Tracklist (Played in order)

Sunset Drive by Kreativ from Chillhop Esstionals Spring 2023

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On the final episode of 2023, Gldnmnd spins some of this year's most gripping beat tapes and instrumental masterpieces. The final notes of 2023 will echo through your speakers. No time for idle talk; turn the volume up on the tracks that have shaped your year and will still knock throughout 2024. All the beats and Artist listed for you below. Happy New Year 2024!!!

  1. LS Menifee feat Teedoteinsoff from Notes ...
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For episode 113, ever wondered how a beat maker infuses the traditional sounds of live drums with modern synths? Join us, as we spend an enlightening hour with Flobama, a versatile beat maker and live performer from Austin, Texas. His journey, from creating unique beats to becoming an educator in the music industry, is an inspirational tale of creativity and perseverance in a highly competitive field.

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Ever have a beat that just wouldn't leave your head? That's the power of music, and today, we're taking a deep dive into the world of beat making and its therapeutic benefits with our guest, Philip Drummond. Also known as Dr. Egon, he wears many hats - a beat maker, DJ, psychologist, and the director of the non-profit organization, Today's Future Sound. Together, we explore how beats become the...

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November 20, 2023 112 mins

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Unwrap the wisdom of Brooklyn-based music producer, DJ, and Centrifugal Force record label owner, Cryptic One. With over three decades honing his craft, Cryptic reveals the profound insights he has gleaned from his journey in the music industry. From his involvement in the Atom's Family collective, to his work on the documentary Adult Rappers, and even his role in human rights protests, Cryptic's ex...
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October 30, 2023 89 mins

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On Episode 110, today's guest hails from Oakland, California. He's a Educator, DeeJay, Beatmaker, Live Performer, Audio Engineer, Multi-Media Artist, Father MacArthur Maze Crew Member and more.  Please welcome DJ Basta with RootsandBranches.Org to the show. Enjoy and be sure check the links below!

During this episode, we chopped it up about his music journey, inspirations, aspirations and more. ...

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On Episode 109, today's guests is an multi-event coordinator for Beatmakers Toolbox, Flipabeatclub (Chicago), Duck World Chicago, Unique Studio CEO, Beatmaker, Engineer, Digital Artist, overall amazing mutant reppin Wisconsin/Chicago Illinois B4Lasers.

During this episode, we chopped it up about his new instrumental album "Growin Painz" will playing snippets off the album which is available...

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September 25, 2023 104 mins

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On Episode 108, today's guest hails from Tampa, Florida. He's a Beatmaker, Live Performer, Quadruplet, Audio Technician, Music Gear Technician and more.  Please welcome Matwithone.T to the show. Enjoy and check the links below!

During this episode, we chopped it up about his music journey, inspirations, aspirations and more. As a Quadruplet, his moniker is from his amazing Mother who is cel...
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September 18, 2023 101 mins

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On Episode 107, today's guest hails from Chicago Illinois. He's a DeeJay, Producer, R&B Lover, Lazy Corporate by day, 90s Sitcoms / Anime fanatic and more.  Please welcome Cozy Cole G. to the show. Enjoy and check the links below!

During this episode, we chopped it up about his music journey, inspirations, aspirations and more. Cole G. grew up in Detroit, Michigan & Chicago, Illinois wat...

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September 11, 2023 138 mins

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On Episode 106, today's guest hails from Landcaster, California. He's a Five Signs Crew, Neck Brakers Crew member, Music Producer, Experimentalist, Film Composer, Sound Designer, Collaborator and more.  Please welcome Mr. Abstract Butta Fingas to the show. Enjoy and check the links below!

During this episode, we chopped it up about his music journey, inspirations, aspirations and more. ABF was b...

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August 21, 2023 125 mins

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On Episode 104, today's guest hails from Staten Island, New York. He's a Beatmaker, Live Performer, Music Creator Mentor/Teacher, Software Developer by day, Beat Battle Champion & Creative by night, Twitch Streamer and more.  Please welcome d3signer.dr3ams to the show. Enjoy and check the links below!

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August 13, 2023 81 mins

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On Episode 104, today's guest hails from Sacramento, California. He's a Beatmaker, Live Performer, Vocalist, Twitch Streamer, Blips & Beats Curator, Flipabeatclub member, Contributor to Sample Mode: Intro to Sound Design, Beat-making, and Creative Music Technologies A Berkeley Changemaker ® Course and featured on The Bump Show's 'URL Friends' Compilation. Please welcome Max Morrison ak...

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August 6, 2023 84 mins

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On Episode 103, today's guest hails from Harlem, New York. He's a Beatmaker, Live Performer, gamer, Sleep Lover and well respected in these here streets. Please welcome The Great Lordt $txn (Pronounced Stan so Lordt Stan) to the show. He's modest but a definite Mutant. Enjoy and check the links below!

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