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XL Middleton – 2 Minutes Till Midnight (2019)

After making serious noise in the modern funk world, XL Middleton makes a return to the g-funk/hip hop sound that marked his earlier work with “2 Minutes Till Midnight“. It’s a funked out, synth-heavy excursion with an equal amount of appeal for modern funksters or the underground legions of g-funk fans that put XL on the map originally. Those familiar with his most recent albums, “Tap Water” and “Things Are Happening,” will recognize the signature synth leads and intricate analog bass lines. Those unfamiliar with Middleton as an MC will find that he challenges standards in the worlds of both underground and mainstream rap, eschewing the backpack as much as the Bentley, falling into a space that few can. XL’s lyricism is cerebral and well-read, yet it’s clear that he comes from a part of the world that relishes khakis, Chuck Taylors & Zapp records.

“2 Minutes Till Midnight” stands firmly rooted in the funk tradition of Los Angeles, showing reverence for the music that inspired it by bringing g-funk legends Kokane & Domino (“Getto Jam”) into the fold as guest artists and by featuring album artwork from Joe Cool, who designed the iconic “Doggystyle” album cover for Snoop Dogg. XL’s contemporaries, such as labelmates Zackey Force Funk, Moniquea, & I, Ced, also join in and help to remind us that the album is not just a self-indulgent tribute to a bygone era of music. As modern funk grew largely out of hip hop, XL takes that growth backward, and moves the music forward as a result.

We has a unique chance to listen to the whole album in advance and we have to admit that it’s the amazingly dope g-funk album with a modern funk feel to it. It is available in Vinyl, CD, Cassette & Digital formats @ MOFUNK  RECORDS BANDCAMP

All the orders are shipping now!!

RTN – Funktion (27.03.2019)

We are real pleased to come up with the news that RTN (a beatmaker / producer from Poland) finally releases his debut album. Those who know what’s up in the current g-funk game, might have already heard his name many times by now, as he produced tracks featuring such artists as Curren$y, Foesum, Domino, Daz Dillinger, Lil 1/2 Dead, MC Eiht, Mr. Criminal, Young Koop & Lords Of Lyrics, Tha Chill, Big2DaBoy, Enois Scroggins, Laidback Black, Mega Kulis, Quictamac, Tha Hookstah, RBX, Moe Z, El Don, Mista L.

Now, he’s stepping his game up by releasing the full-length album consisting of 16 songs having such guests as Big2DaBoy, Domino, Foesum, Nancy Fletcher, Quictamac, Young Koop, Shade Sheist, Bigg Rocc, Curren$y, Nephew Michael, Clinton Wayne, Nicole Funk, Esco, Von Jackson, Too Cool, 92, Beat Squad, Isabelle, Igor Krucjata.

This album is released in CD format, edition limited to 500 copies housed in jewel cases. We strongly suggest you cop this dope album, it’s nuthin’ but the G-Funk Heat!!

    Get your hardcopy directly from RTN by hitting him up at funktionalbum@gmail.com or @ his FB page.

El Don & Mista L – Visions From The G-Funk Book (2018)

We, G-Funk.WS, are proud to present our new album which we worked upon from start to finish: El Don & Mista L – “Visions From The G-Funk Book”.

El Don (Italy) & Mista L (Russia) started working together back in 2014 when J.Locc found Mista L’s talent in songwriting and suggested to make a track with 100% English lyrics on it. That’s how “Funkin Til The Cops Come Knoccin” was born. Realizing that g-funk in Italian language doesn’t sell well, the idea to do a completely English project grew up. G-Funk.WS team started from scratch by building this album together and it took 4 long years. Mista L wrote all lyrics for El Don as well as for himself, managing its way in all good g-funk traditions. Of course, without a help from the best producers in the movement it wouldn’t be possible. Productions from Wadz (France), XL Middleton (USA), Sovan (France), Docc Free (Italy), RTN (Poland), Erenes (Poland) and others made this album what it is now. Not to mention all the guests who put in their incredible work too: OG Domino, OG Daddy V, Foesum, Scrooge, XL Middleton, Collarossi, Slip Capone (R.I.P), 530DC, KOG, Lil’J, 92, Too Deep, Erenes, DJ War, Kalai & Linda.

     We released this album digitally & in CD format (real press, not bullshit CD-R’s) on our OFFICIAL BANDCAMP. This is Limited release of 300 copies worldwide, so first come, first served!

    PEEP SINGLES OFF THIS ALBUM:

DJ K.I.P. – I Don’t Sell Beatzz (2018)

We know some of you have been already waiting for these hardcopies to drop, so here you go, DJ K.I.P. finally released his long-awaited album “I Don’t Sell Beatzz” in Double CD format, limited edition of 500 copies / digipaks. Being a Double CD album, it contains 24 songs: 13 new tracks + new remixes & special bonus tracks. DJ K.I.P. worked on this album from 2015 to December 2016, and definitely put all his soul and heart in it, his “dream of life time career”. Released on DJ K.I.P.’s own Invizzible Music Label, the album was awarded by Akademia Music Awards as Best Rap / Hip Hop album July 2017. This album includes the most respectful and best selling JP artists, it was produced by targeting Japanese market. The CD’s artwork was designed by 8 Haters and the hardcopies were manufactured in E.U. and will be shipped by DJ K.I.P. himself from Slovakia to you.

TRACKLIST:

It has to be mentioned that track “Ride With Us” was recorded during “G-Funk Nite 2” even in Kosice (Slovakia), as well as “LA Story” by KOG & Raaso Rax.

You can preview to the whole album & grab your Double CD hardcopy @ CDJAPAN ONLINE SHOP, with digital album is officially available on many digital platforms.

DJ K.I.P. – I Don’t Sell Beatzz /music video/

XL Middleton + Eddy Funkster (2016)

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The MoFunk Records is back at it again, and this time they’re releasing the full-length funk album by XL MiddletonEddy Funkster to be released on 12th Aug 2016 in both Vinyl & CD formats.

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“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.”

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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.

The CD & Vinyl can be ordered at the Official Bandcamp of Monfunk Records