Many of the funk fanatics on the street dance scene already know the name Sin2. As a talkboxer and producer, he introduced himself in 2007 with “The Gypsy And His Talkbox.” While he has been spotted in collaboration with a bevy of European funksters, a follow up to Sin2’s debut was nowhere to be found, until now.
Entitled “Where I’m From,” the album’s straightforward name actually belies a deeper musical meditation. Sin2 does, in fact, show us exactly where he’s from as far as his production and overall range. The album runs the gamut from Impala-ready g-funk on tunes such as “Mellow Hustle,” “Quantum Realm Remix (feat. Bybo),” “On The Autobahn,” and “It’s LBC,” a joint venture with Long Beach legends Foesum, to dance floor friendly boogie funk in the form of “Innocent.” The record becomes even more adventurous when Funkmaster Ozone joins in to deliver a vocoder-inflected slice of hard electro on “You Need To Dance.” There’s more than enough material on “Where I’m From” to fuel a dance session (or ten), yet Sin2 doesn’t hesitate to slow things down on the tracks “Wide Open (feat. Imaa)” & “Baby Girl (feat. Bybo),” two electric g-funk slow jams better suited for the bedroom than the backyard boogie.
Sin2‘s approach to talkboxing stands out from many of his peers as he always manages to give equal space to it and all other instruments in play. The result is that his talkbox texture doesn’t overshadow the rest of the music, gliding over his synths and rhythms rather than overshining them as some talkboxers tend to do, making for a consistent listen, and making you wish that he had followed up his debut album many years ago already.
The are no such big words to perfectly describe Mofak . His way of producing and feeling the Funk is Unique and Unforgettable. His touch has directly influenced a big part of the European Modern Funk Movement, and its so personal that can be recognised all over the World.
Mofak has been collaborating with several artists, from Marseille (France) to Los Angeles (CA), spreading all over his unique P.Funk Style. Today we can say that he is one of the most important Artists in the Worldwide Modern Funk Movement.
For the very first time he’s releasing a limited edition Vinyl LPsolo album for The Sleepers RecordZ. This album includes featuring with artists such as: Dogg Master, Big Sono, April Soul, Emcee Originate, Sam I Am and Feevah; the guitars of Laboklandestino, the solo piano of Kevin from King Krab & the bass guitar of Adam Derrez.
This is gonna be the Album of The Year, a Modern Funk Masterpiece, a “Must Have” that cannot be missing in your collection. Be ready to feel your heart-beat accelerating!
This is Limited Edition of 500 copies of 140 gr. black vinyl which comes in offset-printed sleeves.
If you have been following our blog, then there’s no need to introduce Sligh Talkbox to you. Otherwise, check out our previous write-up on his album “Sligh Boulevard” he dropped in 2016, in which we already spoke about this rapper, talkbox player, guitar player, music producer from Grand Rapids (Michigan). On June 22nd, Sligh Talkbox officially released the album called HEAT and this is his 2nd solo album and the first album as a member of Busta Phree Records.
The album is dope from front to back and contains features from G-Funk legends Shade Sheist, Big Havikk (South Central Cartel), Mr Zagre (Sursilvaz), Enois Scroggins and 40 MacaFramA (Busta Phree Records artist). This album no doubt belongs in your summer playlist!
Go cop your CD and/or digital copy directly @ SLIGH TALKBOX BANDCAMP. It’s the limited edition of 300 copies, so don’t take your time. These are glass-mastered replicated CD’s, so buy with confidence!
More Bounce Records have recently dropped 2 nice vinyls which we are obliged to mention here on our blog. First, it’s West Coast Lovin’ is the long-awaited 12″ Maxi from Fevah, an American female singer from Los Angeles, CA. It came out on 28th Dec 2017 and contains 4 tracks, one being the original version (composed by Dogg Master & Mofak) and the other – remix (produced by Dogg Master), with both instrumentals respectively. Both versions feature talkbox by Dogg Master.
While working on his next solo album, Dogg Master keeps his fanbase ‘warm’ enough and longing for it by having dropped 7″ with the tracks that will be featured on the album. This time, he teamed up with long-time partner Busta Brown to create “Body Therapy“, the dance-floor slapper on which Dogg Master played talkbox and Busta Brown – vocoder. Pre-orders have been opened with its release date on 26th Feb 2018.
It took 11 months for The BREED to release his 2nd album since his dropped his debut “The Beauty and The Breed”on September 4th, 2016. For those who don’t know yet, The BREED is the German beatmaker & talkboxer, and now he’s back with his 2nd release shortly called “Sexbox”. Though we haven’t got a chance to listen to the whole album yet, but based on the first album and new video clips which you can watch below, it’s close to impossible to refuse to peep inside the “Sexbox”.
Once again it was released only in Vinyl format, also limited to 500 copies, but this time it’s Pink vinyl. When you buy vinyl, it comes with A2-sized poster + free download code by default. Order your copy @ VINYL-DIGITAL.COM ONLINE SHOP & your package will be shipped directly from Germany.
And yeah, until this moment we still don’t really know…
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org for a CD hardcopy (it was released in 6-panel digipak) which is limited to 200 copies.