Be-Side – Syndicate (2016)


Here’s smth new for digital lovers if you don’t have a vinyl player (searching in our late posts on what to listen). You know we’ve been supporting our italian homies for a while and already seen different groups and formations such as DPZ Crew, Docc N Locc, Blue Era Fam… Plus working closely with El Don on “Visions From The G-Funk Book” album so we couldn’t left this project behind.

Syndicate is a formation in formation, the first project from Be-Side studio, probably one of the last italian g-funk standing projects. Syndicate perfomed by El Don, Chevy, Fred Funk, Sisma X, Vinnie G, Chili Cee, Ryma, Clone One, Cairo. El Don took the most productions on this release with support of Fred Funk and Chevy. Syndicate is about to show you that italian g-funk is still strong, we gotta admit that it got the most italian native sound than any others we heard before.

Check it out on OFFICIAL BANDCAMP page, support the project if you like it.

Bybo – Dream On (2016)

0007876932_10Early September, Germany-based label dropped their 3rd release – Dream On EP by a Karlsruhe native, Bybo – a producer from Germany. First Touch lent a hand here with some mixing/post production and put their glossy stamp on most of the cuts.

This 6 track EP travels with ease through the spectrums of Modern Funk, Boogie, New Jack Swing & G-Funk and is definitely must have for the fans of all the above genres: “you get a mixture of fat synth bass, jazzy chords and mellow strings. The end result is a mix that ranges between 80s Funk and Gfunk. Besides this you can recognize elements of New Jack Swing, clearly in the track “Superintelligence” with features such as specific chords mixed with 80s synth sounds”. 


Ya’ll can preview & purchase this vinyl (incl. digital download) at BORN TO SHINE BANCAMP, as well as their 2 previous dope releases: First Touch – Daycruising EP 12″ & Frankfurt Funk – Master Blaster 7″.

Also, make sure to check the short but informative interview by Bybo HERE.

The BREED ‎– The Beauty and The Breed (2016)


On 2nd September 2016 the world evidenced the release of one beautifully crafted album – THE BEAUTY & THE BREED which was released in Vinyl format. This is an type of an instrumental album by the artist calling himself The BREED, a producer from Germany, so honestly speaking we still hasn’t succeed in obtaining an answer to the question…

Anyways, this is an amazing instrumental hip-hop album which was spiced up by some nice talkbox and samples, and is a perfect kinda music for chillin’, BBQ’ing and cruisin’. Upon listening, it’s obvious that The BREED took its influences from South and West Coast Rap.

To cut it short, we just strongly advise you to go and check it out on his/her BANDCAMP where you can also buy a digital copy.

Vinyl lovers can cop their copy (along with a digital copy if you choose a respective option and pay €2.00 more) at VINYL-DIGITAL.COM ONLINE SHOP & your package will be shipped directly from Germany.



E3, Big2DaBoy, Collarossi ‎– West Coast Drive Thru (2016)

R-8923131-1471546403-1475.jpegHere we’re back up and running after the summer vacations, and would like to hit up with a real dope album which in the meantime got released on Top Shelf WreckordsE3 aka Baby Eazy E, Big2DaBoy, Collarossi ‎– West Coast Drive Thru. It features guest appearances by MC Eiht, L.V., Big Pokey, Tha Hooksta, Da Unda Dogg & produced by Cartelsons, Laidback, June James, Tone Saucy & DJ Young Sam.


The album is dope all the way thru with dope lyrics and productions which will be appreciated by any G-Funk / West-Coast rap fans. We’d like to mention “Grind N’ Shine” song featuring Big Pokey with a good old southern feel to it, paying homage to Pimp C of UGK and DJ Screw.

All in all, having different producers and a pretty good number of guest appearances, this album is listened to as a whole and highly recommended by us.

It was released in CD format and ya’ll can cop it @ Official Collarossi Online Store