Instrumentals of the full Diamond Ortiz “Loveline” LP .
“Representing the Bay Area branch of MoFunk’s ever-growing tree, Diamond Ortiz brings you “Loveline,” his first full-length with the label. Fueled by the success of the “Zooted” single and subsequent “Boomerang EP,” Diamond continues to expand on his heavy-bottomed, pulsating, soulful brand of funk. Underscored by deep synth bass lines and skull-shattering hand claps, contrasted perfectly with beautiful melody and joyful sentiments, as exemplified by song titles such as “She Chose Me,” “We Clicked,” and “Natural Fun.”
His sound is not simply “retro” or “old school” as it has a place in the modern day pantheon of electronic music. He has featured with a who’s who of LA Rappers from Kurupt to Nipsey Hussle, and current noise makers like LNDN DRGS, G Perico, Polyester, Disko, Teeko & Warm Brew to name a few. Diamond represents his Bay Area funk lineage faithfully into the future by connecting scenes and being a proponent of authentic G-Funk.
Weaving interchangeably between instruments & the human and electronic incarnations of his voice, it’s easy to draw comparisons between his talkbox technique and those of his more iconic predecessors. Yet, while he makes reference with reverence, he does it in his own way, having distilled the blueprints of many into the sound of one – and it’s ready to be heard in full on “Loveline.”” -MofunkRecords.com
–Nov 18, 2016. Available on 12″ LP, CD, & Digital at MofunkRecords.com
All selections written, produced, & performed by Jeremy Diamond-Ortiz. (Guitars, Bass, Synths/Keyboards, Talkbox, Drums/Programming, Vocals by JDO)
“In The Cut Like Whaat” written by Crystal Jackson, Reality Jones, and J. Diamond-Ortiz.
Additional vocals by Reality Jonez & Crystal Jackson
Recorded and mixed at Bronson-Chula Vista Studios, Hollywood, CA.
Mastered by Gus Elg.
Album release date:
24 December 2016