“As co-founders of the label MoFunk Records, and the production team behind one of modern funk’s signature anthems, “Press Play” (featuring Zackey Force Funk), XL Middleton + Eddy Funkster’s album is truly an opus long overdue. In sound, it draws heavily from LA’s musical well over the last several generations, bringing forth hard electro funk styles on “Show Some Respect,” bouncy lowrider funk on cuts like “Solicitation,” and giving a progressive nod to 90’s g-funk on the LBC’d out “California Fly,” which features Domino of “Getto Jam” fame (even if you’re too young or coastally bipartisan to remember the song, heads will recall Biggie’s line “here we go, here we go, but I’m not Domino”). Furthermore, XL + EF channel the more modern feel of ambient, pad-heavy funk on songs like “On Our Way To Funkmosphere.” In spirit, it’s more of a P-Funkesque party, as the entire MoFunk roster plus extended family join in variously on all of the album’s 7 songs, contributing everything from vocals to guitar and talkbox. This is kind of party you’ll want to join in – an ongoing celebration known as modern funk.”
This is a great album overall & it features Moniquea, Diamond Ortiz, Lady Deuce & Megan Doherty of Social Lovers, Brian Ellis and, of course, Zackey Force Funk and the legendary OG Domino who were mentioned above.
Read the interesting most recent interview with XL Middleton HERE.
Now it’s time for some big news that the homie CartelSons released Lil Woofy Woof‘s full-length album “Back In Tha Dayz” in CD format. The album was fully produced by CartelSons himself & it features such guests as Shade Sheist, WestCoast Stone, Richie Rich, Too Short, El Pecador (of Tha Mexakinz), Moe Z, Quictamac, Rekta, Chag G, Aloe Joel, E-White, Slip Capone, Pass Pass, Von Jackson, Monster Loco, Bokie Loc… The album came out too dope, it’s just a perfect g-funk album all the way though & a must-have for any g-funk fan.
Make sure to grab your copy directly from CartelSons (shipped from France) by making the payment via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org or order it @ his Bandcamp along with the digital download.
This album won’t last long in stock since only 500 copies were made for the whole world and more than a half already shipped via pre-orders, so ya’ll better don’t be sleepin’.
Most probably, Fonkfatherz Records decided not to give their supporters a break and just recently came up with one more release – this time it’s the full-length album “Odyssée“ by a French rapper ReemK80. His musical inspiration has been derived from Funk, French rap, hip-hop from New York to LA, but also from electro (especially Trip- Hop & Deep House) and world music such as Bossa Nova and oriental music. The favourite topics of ReemK80 are mainly social, where he addresses society and human relationships, navigating between melancholy and conviction. The album consists of 17 tracks (inc. one bonus track) and features the productions by Wadz and Rol.K.
A new record released by Diggy Down Recordz is scheduled to get released on 6th July and pre-orders has already started. This time it’s Boogie Funk 12″ 45T Maxi vinyl single by the female singer Rene Rose “Number One” / “Dance Floor”, each side of which consisting of 2 tracks: vocal + instrumental version. What make it even more special is that the press is limited to 100 copies only and they’re all numbered so it won’t take much time for this record to become sold out like it was the case with their preceding release of 100 copies Enois Scroggins – Steppin Out / What Can I Do 12″ which got sold out pretty much fast.
Described as “an audiovisual production and performance duo” from Mexico, Shiro Schwarz is truly a complete multimedia experience. The bright, 64-bit aesthetics of their visual style are a perfect compliment to their synth-heavy tunes, which blend elements of boogie funk, synth-pop, and new wave, while wrapping it all in an air of digital mystery, which lends deeply to the allure of their sound.
Ya’ll may cop this record at MoFunk Bandcamp, they have already started shipping them all over the world.
Diggy Down Recordz keep bringing us heat non-stop and this time they’re releasing a brand new album of J.Marie, a singer from USA, called “I Want It All” and consisting of 14 hot tracks. This album is J. Marie’s tribute to the 80’s and 90’s music she grew up on with the first song “Boy Toy” bringing back memories of Vanity’s “Nasty Girl.” Maybe some of you remember she was featured with that song on Wadz “So Smooth (The Funk Album)” back in 2010.