CCR is back for the first time – or maybe the sixth or seventh, we’re
not sure. XL Middleton, DJ Jonimal, & Slacker Pad Kev hang out and
drink while playing new Crown City tunes and reminisce on the making
of the Slacker Pad album.
1. 2Pac & Nas – Thug Mansion (XL Middleton Remix)
2. XL Middleton, Dewe Special, Mike Towns, T.O. Dubb – No Simpin
3. Rev – Breakthrough (feat. Reality Jonez)
4. Slacker Pad – Funemployment (feat. Moniquea)
5. Slacker Pad – Ya Love It (feat. Reality Jonez)
6. XL Middleton – Drunk Dialin (feat. Slacker Pad Kev)
7. XL Middleton – Back To LA
8. XL Middleton – Untitled Funk Track
9. XL Middleton & Sic Sense – No Reason To Stop
10. Reality Jonez – The Way You Love Me
Funk Freaks European Tour 2013 coming soon! May 21-June 26, 2013 – We’re still booking dates so anyone who is interested, please contact our tour manager Daniela Navarro for details (FB or e-mail to email@example.com). And while you’re at it, take a look at this clip featuring myself, DJ Debo, Eddy Funkster, & Moniquea plus a few words from Funkmosphere’s own Dam Funk!
Decided to slow it back down to the speed of my roots – that nice mid-tempo g-funk, with some spacey synth work, alien-voice vocoder and yes, claps borrowed from the legendary Battlecat. Cuz it is “Back To LA” after all! Just call it INTERGALACTIC G-FUNK. Enjoy!
Crown City Ent. recording artists XL Middleton & Moniquea will be heading up north this weekend, performing at two stops to satisfy all of your modern funk needs! First stop is in Bakersfield tonight (12/29/12), alongside Orange County’s own Funk Freaks crew, playing live at Mothership, taking place at Sandrini’s – 1918 Eye Street, Bakersfield, CA, 93301.
The second stop will be in San Francisco, where XL & Mo will be playing at the world famous Sweater Funk, taking place on Sunday (12/30/12) at The Knockout – 3223 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA, 94110.
See you there!
Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! The Crown City Band (XL Middleton, Moniquea, Reality Jonez, & Mike Kobayashi) recently had the opportunity to play at the funkiest wedding of the decade – DJ Debo of Funk Freaks and his bride, Faith. Today we bring you some video from the wedding, of XL Middleton covering Westwood & Cash’s “Psycho For Your Love” and Moniquea covering “Danger Zone” by Midnight Express. As an added bonus, Robin of the funk band Prince Charles & The City stepped into jam with the band on bass. It was an unforgettable night and Crown City Ent. would like to extend our congratulations and best wishes to Debo & Faith.
On this special edition of Crown City Radio, Sic Sense, DJ Jonimal, & XL Middleton stage an instrumental takeover, flooding the airwaves with a collection of unreleased beats from their archives. Rev & Slacker Pad Kev join them on their mission to procure the best booze and beats.
XL Middleton made an appearance on LA’s 90.7 FM last summer, with Gro Weyez & DJ Seano on Soundwaves Radio. The podcast of the episode is finally up for your consumption – click here to take a listen!
His latest project, the From The Vaults Vol. 1 EP, was also reviewed on Swedish website Music Attack. Our favorite part? To learn that XL is “funkiga” in Swedish. Click here to read the review (Google Chrome will auto-translate, on the off chance you don’t speak Swedish).
From The Vaults Vol. 1 is the first in a series released by XL Middleton, to showcase previously unreleased g-funk songs and boogie instrumentals from him and his Crown City Ent. record label. The EP starts with “Can’t Help The Way I Feel,” a rare sample-based track in which XL chops a loop and adds synth and piano solos on top of it. “Don’t Wanna Rap No More” is a tongue-in-cheek look at the all-too-common practice of letting one’s escapades with the ladies interfere with making music. “Yeah Buddy,” locally released in 2010, is a g-funk anthem for XL’s native Pasadena, featuring guest artists Zone & BlackWest. “Into The Stars,” also released on DJ Couz’s Hood Famous mix CD in Japan, features XL, Reality Jonez, & Moniquea telling a true-to-life coming of age tale. “Let Me In (Don’t Let Me Go)” is a cool, laid back boogie instrumental inspired by tracks from Confunkshun’s Fever album. “Teasin’” features XL’s group Slacker Pad, spinning stories of women playing hard to get into light-hearted, imaginative narratives. On “You’ll Know,” XL laments relationships gone wrong with guest vocalist Moniquea. The EP ends with “Sunride,” ending the album on a more introspective note, over a moody, yet aggressive funk track.
A SPECIAL NOTE FROM XL: “This album is now available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and all of your other favorite digital retailers. But if you wanna really circumvent the system and stick it to the man, get the album from our Bandcamp store. And Keep It Funkin’!!!”
Duncan Chesney finally decides to leave, allowing the awkwardness and tension to end at CCR. XL Middleton, DJ Jonimal, and B-Rad talk about 70′s porno, and East Coast Joe updates listeners on Hurricane Sandy.
1. Rev – In Due Time
2. XL Middleton & Young Sau – If It’s Cool Wit U (feat. Zone)
3. XL Middleton & 1stBorn – Konnichi West
4. XL Middleton – Whatever U Want (feat. Jon B)
5. Clinton Wayne – Yall Dont Understand
6. M-Dash – Not Wit It (feat. XL Middleton)
7. XL Middleton – Untitled Funk Instrumental
8. BlackWest, Gr8 Dane, Coli – Pimp Therefore I Am
9. Reality Jonez – A Million Girls
10. XL Middleton – Can’t Help The Way I Feel