Reality Serum is a 2-man 'Transurban' project from Long Island, New York, consisting of rapper / wordsmith Camanche and instrumentalist / vocalist Twizle.
You are probably asking yourself what is 'Transurban'? It is a term coined by the band Reality Serum to describe its unique blend of Alternative Hip Hop and guitar driven Pop Rock.
It all began in 2004 when Camanche and Twizle met at their day job as engineers. They had discovered that each had established themselves in music but through very different genres. Camanche grew up in Central Islip, Long Island being influenced by the Soul music and images on VH1 as well as by an older brother who was a DJ in a local group. He began to write and grew towards the Hip Hop scene, working on several group projects, recording demos and even releasing a debut single before meeting Twizle in 2004. Twizle was born and raised in Hicksville, Long Island. Always being involved with music since his young school days, he formed many garage bands, originally as a drummer, where he taught himself to play a variety of instruments by watching his bandmates. Through this experience, he became more and more interested in the recording process and composing. He started his own recording studio and drifted towards soundtrack-type Ambient / Experimental music. He has since written music for several independent films and projects, while releasing various singles and CD's.
Sharing a common love for music and quite anxious to start a new project, the two decided to combine their drastically different styles. It wasn't long before they recorded their first single "Free Your Mind" on Supple Records, Inc. which became a "Top Ten" favorite on a Canadian radio station. They figured they were on to something. After many more recording sessions, Reality Serum released their debut full-length album "Hop In" with much underground success. They quickly ascended the online charts of various social music sites, and the fan base grew to over 100,000+ strong. They even had their single "Here We Go" played on commercial radio in Long Island.
But they decided they needed to try and take things to the next level. So it was during the recording of their second CD "Alive" that they searched for studios and production gurus who could guide them through this process. After hopping from place to place for a while, they finally found their opportunity in BPM Studios of Central Islip, Long Island (2013-present). "Alive" was already completed and was continuing the underground buzz "Hop In" started. So Camanche and Twizle decided to start fresh… enhance and retool the process. Concentrate on singles rather than albums. With the help of BMP co-owner and mix / master extraordinaire Lenny "Ace" Marrow [producer along side Craig Mack, Easy Mo Bee, Rashad Smith and Sean "Puffy" Combs (exec) on Project: Funk Da World -- debut album (gold sales status) by Craig Mack, the second release on Bad Boy Records], they completed "Smash Up" & "Stop Freeze" -- the first Reality Serum singles of the new era. This was definitely the right combination.
Not only has this relationship given the music a shot of adrenaline, but it has also propelled the brand name Reality Serum. The original Reality Serum models affectionately called the Serum Gurlz (2011-present) has since morphed into the bands very own magazine called Reality Serum Magazine (2014-present). A publication that focuses on MUSIC. ART. FASHION. SPORTS. REALITY. [http://www.facebook.com/realityserummagazine]
Reality Serum completed their single "Run For Your Life" (6/30/14 SUPPLE) ...again with the help of Lenny and the other co-owner of BPM turntablist DJ Diamond (member of Hip Hop super group EPMD along with Eric Sermon and Parish Smith, tour DJ for Prince and the New Power Generation, MTV's Making the Band II official DJ, tour DJ for Beyonce), who is also featured on "Run for Your Life" cutting it up as DJ.
2015—released singles "Roaches" (Aug 2015 SUPPLE), "Feels Good" (Sep 2015 SUPPLE) and "Sugar" (Dec 2015 SUPPLE) -- mixed and mastered by Lenny "Ace" Marrow of BPM.
2016—released single "SIC IT!" (Sep 2016 SUPPLE) -- mixed and mastered by Darren Carikas / Ghost Machine Studios (London).
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