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The Sleepers Recordz has occupied a unique lane within the ever-expanding niche that is modern funk.
The label has flooded the market with albums by artists who are adjacent to, or very much a part of the street dance movement.
Label owner Ivan Makvel is no exception to this, though he has released a limited amount of his own material on the imprint, instead opting to focus on bringing up other acts. Now he is finally sprinkling a little more of his own funk dust into the universe with the release of his Funkonnection EP.

The release consists of just two songs but a lot of ground is covered between them.
"Essential Funk," featuring the vocal talents of Temu, references the pandemic in its title, yet feels like a call to the dance floor. It's more than just a song, it's an optimistic glimmer of hope in a world that suddenly finds itself desperately in need of it.
On "Keep Movin'," Makvel enlists XL Middleton to drop a few rap verses on a sizzling mid-tempo g-funk excursion, replete with heavy synth and talkbox work.

For those who like to be able to touch their music, Sleepers is bringing forth a super-limited vinyl edition of Funkonnection EP, in the form of a ultra clear transparent 7" featuring both tracks. Only 100 copies pressed!

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released June 21, 2020

ESSENTIAL FUNK:
Music Composed, Written & Performed by Ivan Makvel & Temu
Lyrics, Voice & Talkbox by Temu
Back Vocals by Signe Bresling Rudolfsen

KEEP MOVIN':
Music Composed, Written & Performed by Ivan Makvel
Lyrics & Voice by XL Middleton
Talkbox by Ivan Makvel

Artwork Designed by Raffaella Boobi Siano
Mixed, Mastered & Executive Produced by Ivan Makvel
Published & Distributed by The Sleepers RecordZ
Vinyl Catalog Number TSRZV14

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THE SLEEPERS RECORDZ:
BANDCAMP: www.thesleepersrecordz.com
FB: www.facebook.com/TheSleepersRecordz
INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/thesleepersrecordz
TWITTER: www.twitter.com/SleepersRecordZ
SOUNDCLOUD: www.soundcloud.com/the-sleepers-recordz
E-MAIL: music@thesleepersrecordz.com

IVAN MAKVEL:
FB: www.facebook.com/IvanMakvel/
INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/ivan_makvel/

TEMU:
FB: www.facebook.com/temumusic/
WEBSITE: temumusic.bandcamp.com
SOUNDCLOUD: www.soundcloud.com/temumusic
INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/temumusic/
YOUTUBE: www.youtube.com/user/theloniusdagemini

XL MIDDLETON:
FB: www.facebook.com/XL-Middleton-205706119492932/
WEBSITE: www.mofunkrecords.com
SOUNDCLOUD: www.soundcloud.com/xlmiddleton
INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/xlmiddleton/

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The Sleepers RecordZ Bologna, Italy

The Sleepers RecordZ is one of the most active Independent Label on the Modern Funk Movement.
Vinyl Records, Cassette, CD, Digital.
Spreading Funk Vibes all over!

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