Our homie Diamond Ortiz just dropped a visual for his tune “Ol’ Skool Music” (featuring XL Middleton) from his album Must Be A Cali Thang. Check it out below:
It’s here! The Hedonistic Album CD re-release is now available from our store. The CD comes with 2 bonus tracks that aren’t available on the original digital-only release. You also get a free digital download of the album when you buy the CD. Standalone digital release coming soon!
From now until Friday – Enter the code “XL10″ at checkout and get a 10% discount!
My most recent g-funk album, released digital-only in 2012, is now being re-released this Tuesday on CD – with bonus tracks! Get a 25% discount when you pre-order by entering the code “XL1″ at checkout.
Something new in the works. Not done yet, just wanted to share it anyway, for the funk of it!
XL Middleton, Moniquea, and Eddy Funkster will be performing live twice this weekend – Saturday at Original Mike’s in Santa Ana and Sunday at Footsie’s in Highland Park. We’ll have copies on hand of the XL Middleton “Keep It Funkin” 7″ and the brand new Eddy Funkster mix cassette, Funk To The Future. Check the flyers below, and see you there!
You asked, therefore we must deliver! We’re re-releasing The Hedonistic Album on CD (with bonus tracks not available on the digital release) on 9/24/13. More details to come. Until then, enjoy a little blast from the not-so-distant past:
Much love to the homies at the Smoking Section for their snazzy write-up on “Keep It Funkin.”
On “Keep It Funkin,” XL Middleton delivers a modern take on the sound of 1990′s g-funk, the sound perfected by producers such as Dr. Dre, Warren G, DJ Quik, and Battlecat. Instead of resorting to outdated “gangsta” lyrical cliches, XL keeps the focus on the relentless funk of the instrumental, allowing a generous peppering of vocoder (performed by Middleton himself) to serve as the only vocals heard on the track. This single release is designed to whet the appetites of modern funksters as XL prepares a full EP, to be released 2014.
Place your pre-order today for my latest, “Keep It Funkin” on 7″ vinyl (digital release is soon to come as well). You can pre-order it from the MoFunk Records website now. It’ll also be available from the Crown City Ent. website. And in case you missed the video premiere for “Keep It Funkin,” peep the Diamond Ortiz-directed visual below: