XL Middleton

Cool Minute

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1. Cool Minute (feat Moniquea - vocal version)
Side 2
1. Cool Minute (instrumental)

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Things Are Happening

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Things are happening. It’s a perpetual truth and something of a mysterious, even ominous, sentiment as it applies to XL Middleton’s follow up to “Tap Water.” Fittingly, the content of “Things Are Happening” strays down darker or more cynical paths than its predecessor, and in doing so takes the modern funk ethos as a whole beyond tried and true formulas such as love songs or spiritual anthems. The grooves remain uptempo, the synth work is still warm and percussive. But, there’s a heavier story to tell, and greater truths to face. The album opens with the uptempo, lowrider-ready “Never Have Too Many Freaks.” Upon frst glance it’s a hedonistic ode to maintaining multitudes of willing women for carnal conquest, but further listens reveal the story of a man in search of love, let down too many times and thus led away from the pursuit of romance. “Look Who’s Talkin’” details the strenous nature of socializing as an introvert, with tongue-in-cheek lyrics seated atop a warbly electro-funk instrumental. This theme is explored again, in a more introspective fashion, on the album’s closer, “They Don’t Wanna Leave.” On “Better Friend” (feat. Moniquea), XL plays witness to those who would invade social circles for personal gain - an all too common sight in the music business, perhaps foreshadowing a future hip hop album by dropping a few bars before the song sizzles to a close. Him and Zackey Force Funk team up on “Paradise Of Pavement,” an anthem for the highs and lows of living in LA, framed by cosmic chords and grinding synth bass tones. “Purple Sheets” resonates with a slow Linn drum bounce as XL’s vocoder fnally offers a moment of unbridled love/lust, adding a dimension to the album more akin to “Tap Water” than anything else on the project. Some might argue that the internalized nature of “Things Are Happening” is badly timed, with the hyper-politicized environment we are now living in almost demanding social commentary in art above all else. However, this album is a reminder that, no matter who the president is or what global woes we are facing, we also exist outside of the collective mind and have our own individual stories to tell.

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Side 1
1. Never Have Too Many Freaks
2. Look Who's Talkin'
3. Ice Level (interlude)
4. Purple Sheets
5. Paradise Of Pavement (feat Zackey Force Funk)
Side 2
1. Better Friend (feat Moniquea)
2. Prelude To The Invasion (interlude)
3. Enjoy The Ride
4. Gotta Let You Go
5. They Don't Wanna Leave Me

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Tap Water

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"Tap Water" is XL Middleton's first full-length LP in the modern funk mode. As with his previous single releases such as "Keep It Funkin" & "Press Play" (with Zackey Force Funk & Eddy Funkster), Middleton seeks to continue building on the links between 80's boogie funk & 90's g-funk, drawing heavily from both wells to create a fresh new sound that pays homage to its blueprints while continuing to progress and innovate at the same time.For the most part, the songs on "Tap Water" avoid the instrumental-only ethos of much of today's funk, instead opting for more traditional song structures, resulting in music with easily relatable content. Whether it's a love song ("I'm Ready"), a lust song ("Psychic"), speaking out on the disposable, trend-obsessed culture of the modern day ("Do Me Like That"), or simply declaring his funk dominance ("Bumpin'"), "Tap Water" is a well-rounded album designed to appeal to anyone from the most discerning funkologist to the more casual purveyor of all things on the one.All songs written by XL Middleton except for "Do Me Like That" written by XL Middleton & Moniquea.All keys, vocoder and programming by XL Middleton.Guitar on "Bumpin'" & "I'm Ready" by Damon Aaron.Guitar on "Sunshine & Power Lines" & "High On Your Love" by Mike Kobayashi.Guitar & talkbox on "You Know It's True" by Diamond Ortiz.

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1. Bumpin'
2. Sunshine & Power Lines
3. High On Your Love
4. Exception To The Rule
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1. I'm Ready
2. Psychic
3. You Know It's True (feat Diamond Ortiz)
4. Do Me Like That (feat Moniquea)

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