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Tap Water Runoff

by XL Middleton

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  • Limited Edition "Dirty Water" Color Vinyl LP
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    Vinyl LP blue/brown "dirty water" pressing w/ 2 bonus tracks not available on the original cassette pressing or digital release. Limited to 100 copies.

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  • Tap Water Runoff / I, Ced - Interpretations Color Vinyl Bundle
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    Color vinyl pressings of Tap Water Runoff + I, Ced's "Interpretations" bundled together at a discount price.

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  • Tap Water Runoff / Moniquea - Los Robles & Washington Color Vinyl Bundle
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    Color vinyl pressings of Tap Water Runoff + Moniquea's "Los Robles & Washington" bundled together at a discount price.

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  • Limited Edition Standard Black Vinyl LP
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    Vinyl LP standard black vinyl pressing w/ 2 bonus tracks not available on the original cassette or digital releases. Limited to 200 copies.

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  • Tap Water Runoff / I, Ced - Interpretations Black Vinyl Bundle
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    Standard vinyl pressings of Tap Water Runoff + I, Ced's "Interpretations" bundled together at a discount price.

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  • Tap Water Runoff + Moniquea "Los Robles & Washington" Black Vinyl Bundle
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    Standard black vinyl pressings of Tap Water Runoff + Moniquea's "Los Robles & Washington" bundled together at a discount price.

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  • Cassette
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    Translucent green cassette with artwork designed by Brandon Mahlberg.

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  • Cassette + Tap Water Blue Vinyl
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    The cassette + limited edition blue vinyl of the Tap Water LP (please note, this is not a vinyl of Tap Water Runoff, but the original Tap Water album), together at a bundle price.

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about

Still on the heels of his critically-acclaimed LP "Tap Water," XL Middleton returns, however briefly, with a cassette of cuts that were intended for the album but not included in the final run. This is "Tap Water Runoff."

The EP includes six tracks, some instrumental, some vocal, all of which are laden with XL's melodic, bass-heavy synthesizer funk. It is a funk that draws from the same wells of inspiration as "Tap Water" - uptempo 80's boogie and sizzlingly slow 90's g-funk, united and distilled into Middleton's signature future-retro bounce.

"Back 2 Tha Slapp!" feels all-too-ready for a verse from Snoop circa "The Last Meal," while "Tap Water," the title cut that didn't make it to its namesake album, feels like it's been culled directly from the vaults of George Clinton and Bernie Worrell. "This Funk Ain't No Phase" gives a strong head nod to the gutter Ohio funk of Roger Troutman. Yet, for all of its apparent reverence to its own influences, "Tap Water Runoff" is yet another reminder that modern funk is just that - cutting edge and always ready to bellow a definitive "yes" to the age old question - "Is this the future?"

credits

released April 8, 2016

All songs written, produced, and arranged by XL Middleton.
All keys played by XL Middleton.
Additional vocals on "Heartbreaker" by Moniquea.
Vocoder on "This Funk Ain't No Phase by XL Middleton.
Guitar on "Heartbreaker" & "This Funk Ain't No Phase" by Mike Kobayashi.

Catalog #: MOFUNK009 1/2

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