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Rene Rose – Funky Attitude (2016)

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After the success of Rene Rose “Number One” / “Dance Floor” Maxi 12″  Single, the truly-international label Diggy Down Recordz is back with her full-length album “Funky Attitude” released in CD format.  For those who didn’t know, Rene Rose is an American singer from San Francisco, CA. The album name definitely speaks of itself: it’s full of catchy funky tunes which should keep you dancing or at least head-nodding throughout the whole album. It consists of 14 songs produced by Djay Ness D & Goz (of The Touch Funk), Wadz, Hic Box, Sovan, Sergio “DOC” Barone, Dan Kay, Touchpac & Yuki “T-Groove” Takanashi (whose album will be next on this magnificent label!).

Pre-orders got started today and you can order your CD (14.00 Euro incl. international shipping cost) to be shipped your way ahead of its release date (December 6th) @ DIGGY DOWN RECORDZ WEBSITE

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Diamond Ortiz – Loveline (2016)

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Today is the big day for all the funkateers out there – MOFUNK RECORDS releases the highly-anticiapated album by Diamond Ortiz, called “Loveline” in both in Vinyl and CD formats.

Representing the Bay Area branch of MoFunk’s ever-growing tree, Diamond Ortiz finally brings this first full-length with the label. Fueled by the success of the Zooted 7″ single and subsequent Boomerang 12″ EP,  Diamond continues to expand on his heavy-bottomed, pulsating brand of funk, underscored by deep synth bass lines and skull-shattering hand claps, contrasted perfectly with beautiful melody and joyful sentiments, as exemplified by song titles such as “She Chose Me,” “We Clicked,” and “Natural Fun.”

Weaving interchangeably between the human and electronic incarnations of his voice, it’s easy to draw comparisons between his talkbox technique and those of his more iconic predecessors. Yet, while he makes reference with reverence, he does it in his own way, having distilled the blueprints of many into the sound of one – and it’s ready to be heard in full on “Loveline”.

Make sure to listen & buy your copy @ MOFUNK OFFICIAL BANDCAMP – this is one of those releases that’s not to be missed.

Moni – Original Scarla (2016)

After 5 years break, Moni of DBH is back at it with his brand new solo album “Original Scarla” (Original Thug). It’s a real tight album out of France with dope features by Aelpeacha, Papillon, Reena, E.S.G. (on an interlude), Arom of DBH, Mac Sucrey, Sauza, Pyro, Le Foulala aka Le Fou La Merde, Tombocarnage, Espe (talkbox) and others. This album was mostly produced by Moni himself as well as by Espe, G-Dogg, Oduza, Sovan, Shortone & Tony Beatmaker, and features guitar played on many tracks. It was released in CD format just recently and available from Moni himself and his Bandcamp.

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We highly recommend to cop this album if you’re into G-Funk, you can’t go wrong with this one!

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Be-Side – Syndicate (2016)

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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”. 

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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)

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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.

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