Knowing of Funky DL for years, many to this day still ask what does DL stand for? DL introduces the title of the album based on the D in DL, which stands for DEF.
A unique 7-track excursion with live instrumentation by Alex Bonfanti on bass, Ed Riches on acoustic and electric guitar and the magnificent Xantoné Blacq on keys. The maestro himself puts down the drums and hand picks the melodies based on an interesting array of samples he discovered, but wanted to hear and then record these riffs played live.
DEF is Funky DL’s very first album where every single track has a featured artist. This includes the UK's Hip-Hop jewel Klashnekoff, DL's long time collaborator Sienna, newcomer Stee Moglie and the legendary Xantoné Blacq making their memorable vocal appearances during the course of this brilliant summer filled set, which really is truly DEF.
Limited edition of 250 hand-numbered copies, never to be re-pressed in this fashion!
1. Relentless (feat. Klashnekoff)
2. People Who Need People (feat. Stee Moglie)
3. Ms Carmelita (feat. Xantoné Blacq)
4. Ágora Mesmo (feat. Sienna)
1. Memories of Old (feat. Klashnekoff & Sienna)
2. Inamorata (feat. Stee Moglie)
3. 2 the Sky (feat. Stee Moglie)
released November 30, 2019
Produced & Mixed by Funky DL for Washington Classics 2019.