Album artwork by OwlChemist (Ethan Melazzo)
by Kyle Taylor |
Funkadelphia (via Funkadelphia Recordings) and The Dankles have teamed up for the third and latest compilation in our label’s series: The Funkles. We were extremely pleased to be working with long time fellow music enthusiasts, journalists and promoters The Dankles, and after months of work, the final product is even more astounding than any of us could have predicted.
With artists ranging from the northeast such as Philadelphia’s own Dev79, as well as other locals Nocturnal Status, Alpha Cortex, and Shanti; fellow New Englanders HEISS and Levitation Jones; to Colorado based Focal Point and Nas-ja (also one of the primary bases of The Dankles); all the way to west coast artists such as Ancient Mermaids (California), Conscious Kalling & Zenova (New Mexico); and finally, the necessary curveball selections resulting from musical talent existing in all corners of this magnificent earth: Ohio producer Mt. Analogue, Texas producer Jumbii, Louisville, KY based Cave Dwlr, and Missouri based Sponce.
This is undoubtedly the most musically versatile compilation release we’ve seen to date. Opening with a heart-thumping, funk-blasting grooving tune from Focal Point, The Funkles quickly settles back into deep atmospheric glitch hop bass across its next few productions. From there, the album progressively relinquishes its glitch hop elements and it moves into more direct street and future bass territory. That’s all before capping off the release with a thunderous, but deeply minimal collaboration from Sponce and Shanti. The Funkles truly is a monstrous assortment of underground, intellectually driven, and beautifully hand-crafter productions from all inspirations, regions and areas of consciousness.
Funkadelphia x The Dankles – The Funkles — FREE Download!!
Follow the Artists:
01) Focal Point – Soundcloud // Facebook // Twitter
02) HEISS – Website // Soundcloud // Facebook // Twitter
03) Jumbii – Website // Soundcloud // Facebook // Twitter
04) Levitation Jones – Soundcloud // Facebook // Twitter
05) Alpha Cortex – Soundcloud // Facebook
06) Nocturnal Status – Soundcloud // Facebook
07) Conscious Kalling – Website // Soundcloud // Bandcamp // Facebook
& Zenova – Soundcloud // Facebook
08) Cave Dwlr – Soundcloud // Bandcamp // Facebook
09) Dev79 – Soundcloud // Facebook // Twitter
10) Nas-ja – Soundcloud // Bandcamp // Facebook
11) Mt. Analogue – Soundcloud // Bandcamp // Facebook // Twitter
12) Ancient Mermaids – Soundcloud // Bandcamp // Facebook // Twitter
13) Shanti – Soundcloud // Facebook
& Sponce – Soundcloud // Facebook
Other Credits & Special Thanks to:
–OwlChemist (aka Ethan Melazzo) for the stupendously beautiful artwork *as well as the stunning official teaser video, WATCH HERE
–CommonWealth Mastering (aka Connor Hansell) for the pristine final mix down and master
–Of course The Dankles for helping us make this reality
–All our wonderful musical artists for their eargasmic contributions
–Each and every one of our fans who have made this project and all our other endeavors a possibility & reality