After emerging into the Hip Hop game with his debut album ‘Classic Was The Day’ back in 1997, Funky DL has gone on to become one of the UK’s most prolific artists. With a legendary status touring Japan as a master of Jazz and Hip Hop, DL has independently released a slew of solid albums under his self-run label Washington Classics, Remixing for Missy Elliot and Keith Sweat as well as tour support for Eminem, Destiny’s Child and The Roots.
From sharing the mic with Nas and Pete Rock in live radio freestyle sessions to reworking entire albums such as Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’ and Nas’ catalogue, DL has proven he is as capable on the boards as he is on the mic. His music collaborations with the Late Nujabes are highly revered worldwide and his self-owned audio inventory is a huge library reflecting the work ethic he has carried over so many years.
Funky DL steps back into the audio-arena with this POWERFUL lead track entitled ‘Autonomic’ from his forthcoming album ‘Autonomy: The 4th Quarter 2’. The full album will be available from September 2nd 2016, but in the meantime, DL assaults the mic on this track with his intricate flow and heartfelt expressions of self-determination, sovereignty and independence.
The self-produced beat bangs this message home in classic boom-bap style, soaked in spacious chords and laden with a killer intermittent bassline. If this track is any reflection of how compelling the new album will sound, fans and newcomers are certainly in for a spectacular listening experience.