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.
Early 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”.
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.
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.
“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’.