Moniquea has already established herself as one of the foremost female artists in the modern funk scene with her 2014 MoFunk Records debut album “Yes No Maybe”. With her follow-up, she continues exploring and expanding upon the boogie/modern soul sound of her debut, and at the same time, ventures bravely into a new sound inspired by the new wave and synth-pop sounds of the 80’s. Thus, the album title: Blackwavefunk. Executively produced by XL Middleton & Eddy Funkster, the album was mainly produced by the one and only XL Middleton with a little exception of one track “Knew It” which was produced by Turquoise Summers while other two tracks “Why Can’t You See” and “Check Your Sources” were co-produced Eddy Funkster and Moniquea respectively. By all means, this is a great modern funk album which is gonna turn classic after some time.
Last year we missed one dope g-funk album “Sligh Boulevard” released by Sligh Talkbox, a versatile hip-hop musician from Grand Rapids (Michigan). He started out as a guitarist and fell in love with Hip Hop during the Golden Era in the 1990’s. Sligh began writing & producing Hip Hop in the mid 90’s with a funk infused sound with catchy hooks and feel good lyrics. He expanded his skills as a musician by adding bass guitar an keyboard to his repertoire.
In 1997 Sligh released his first Hip Hop album as part of a Hip Hop duo “Love West.” He followed this album up with a solo effort “Sligh’s Special Reserve” in 2000. Both albums had some underground buzz, but Sligh would have to go back to the lab. He released the Gospel rap album “Pure Gold” with the group “Brothers On The Hill” in 2009. But again something was missing for Sligh, so he went back to his funk roots as he was a long time fan of the group Zapp & Roger. The talkbox was an instrument that had always intrigued Sligh and the Sligh Talkbox Era began in 2010. Talkbox proved to be a pivotal piece of the puzzle for Sligh. He worked hard on his talkbox skills and has recorded talkbox features for artists all over the world and in 2016 he released his full-length solo album “Sligh Boulevard” both in digital and CD format.
On this album any g-funk fan find something for themselves: the album is full of smooth talkbox hooks by Sligh and has many dope features. It was produced by Sligh and Nixon, at the same time Sligh plays talkbox, keyboard, guitar and bass on the album. This is a kinda perfect album for summertime and is a tribute to the G Funk Era of Hip Hop, the era that made Sligh fall in love with Hip Hop.
You can cop a digital copy on Sligh Bandcamp Page but you need to get at him on his Facebook Page or email him @ email@example.com for a CD hardcopy (it was released in 6-panel digipak) which is limited to 200 copies.
Rekta, a French rapper from Rennes city, has been on top of the game since quite a while, and now he’s back with his new album called “Hustle Life“. It looks like a solid g-funk / gangsta rap album packed with dope guests both from USA and France: Kokane, Big Tray Deee, RBX, Westcoast Stone, Bad Azz, Lil’ Eazy-E, Baby Eazy-E, Smokey Lane, Mofak, Reena, Nancy Fletcher and others.
It’s worth pointing out that Rekta never disappointed on his previous albums La Niche (released as duo with his homie Twareg) and Marche Ou Creve and now he proves again that he’s one of the most active gangsta rappers nowadays keeping it real with the game, droppin’ dem bombs on a constant basis.
All in all, we highly recommend you to check out and cop this album which gets released in CD format as well as digitally thru ADDICTIVE MUSIC
One of our most favorite labels, Diggy Down Recordz, has been really active recently relentlessly dropping some real nice vinyl and CD releases. This time they’re back at it with a highly anticipated debut full-length album by the Japanese disco icon, T-Groove aka Yuki Takahashi. It’s like his album title “Move Your Body” is trying to hint that it’s all about disco music, and it’s really the case! The album is 70 minutes long and densely packed up with modern disco joints that would be perfect for any disco party or dance floor. T-Groove produced tracks feature guests like B.Thompson, Winfree, Diane Marsh, Leon Beal, Enois Scroggins, The Precious Lo’s, Jovan, Sammy and others.
Pre-orders have already started @ DIGGY DOWN RECORDZ WEBSITE where you can also listen to the albums trailer (after hitting the play button beside the respective album pic). The orders will be shipped from France worldwide.
After dropping their first 2 releases last year, Neon Finger, the up and coming label from Madrid (Spain), is hitting it hard by releasing their next two references and both by the already well-known Indonesia’s own Midnight Runners. It’s definitely the great news for all the disco/boogie/synth-funk lovers to have two Midnight Runner’s releases at a time, both made on vinyl: 1. Rare Essense – the LP in a very beautiful sleeve printed in offset; 2. Disco Panorama – 7″ double sider, which serves a very nice addition to the LP.
Those who already know Midnight Runners know that their name speaks of itself and they can’t really go wrong. Both records consist of great tunes professionally crafted by them and would be definitely appreciated by their fans and supporters.
Both records were made in limited pressing of 300 copies each so don’t waste time and grab your copies while the stock lasts @ NEON FINGER OFFICIAL BANDCAMP.
Stay tuned to the next references by the Neon Finger label as they’re keep growing and might surprise you again with their upcoming releases!
10 years after his first vinyl release, West Coast Pioneers 12″, Funkmaster Ozone is bringing us 2 powerful tracks, full-analog synths, dedicated to all the popping dancers and talkbox freaks, from P.Funk to Electro-Funk, released exclusively on Happy Milf Records on 7-inch vinyl 45RPM.
You can listen to & order this record on Happy Milf Records Bandcamp: first 100 bandcamp pre-orders will get it with printed, hand-numbered and stamped cover. The 400 orders will go in white sleeve.