Ivan Makvel

Real Name:
Ivan De Gese
Ivan Makvel is the owner and creator of the record label The Sleepers Recordz & Co-Creator of the duo Moon Riders. He is also a musician, singer, talkbox performer, music producer and mastering audio engineer.
He started his career in 2007, quickly becoming a popular name in the Street Dance and Modern Funk movement Worldwide, which led him to create his own record label in 2015.

His first solo album “Talkbox Bluesman” was released in 2014; he then released some of the most appreciated singles in the Modern Funk movement such as “We Love You Roger” dedicated to Roger Troutmann, “Blow Your Mind” with Olli, “I Got Funk”, “Essential Funk” with Temu & “Keep Movin'” with XL Middleton.

He performed at many showcases around the world, in important events such as Modern Funk Fest & PopLock Funk in L.A. in 2019 & Atomik Funk Fest in Paris in 2018, and also in several and important street dance events such as Battle ISM in Taiwan in 2015 & 2017, Barcelona Funky Training in Spain in 2017 & 2018, The Week in Italy in 2016 and many others in Germany, Greece, South Korea & France.

For the past few years, Ivan Makvel has also worked as Mastering Engineer for artists such as XL Middleton, Howard Johnson, Moniquea, The APX, Mofak, Funkmaster Ozone, Temu, B.Bravo, Lee Funksta, Gilbert Masuda, Maya Killtron, Kay Bee, Kzyboost, Olli, AAron Evo, Butter, Paradise Phantoms, Emcee Originate, Teddy Mike, Flamingo Cartel, Westcoast Stone, Ghost, DJ One Up, Shamis & Rebiere and many more, and records labels such as MoFunk Records, Voyage Funktastique Records, More Bounce Records (Wicked Wax Records), The Sleepers Recordz, Solo Gas Recordz, Love Touch Records, 2Tight Records and more.The new album of Ivan Makvel, named “A Family Affair” includes staple artists of the underground Modern Funk movement such as Temu, Mofak, XL Middleton, Moniquea, Funkmaster Ozone, Maya Killtron, Gil Masuda & Bougito.
The album ranges between different genres such as P-Funk, R&B, NuDisco, Boogie & Disco Funk.
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ZTSRZ-004 Ivan Makvel - Talkbox Bluesman album art Ivan Makvel Talkbox Bluesman (Album) The Sleepers Recordz ZTSRZ-004 Italy 2014 Sell This Version
TSRZCD05 Ivan Makvel - A Family Affair album art Ivan Makvel A Family Affair (Album) The Sleepers Recordz TSRZCD05 Italy 2021 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

TSRZ-013 Ivan Makvel - Fat Fresh Funk album art Ivan Makvel Fat Fresh Funk (EP) The Sleepers Recordz TSRZ-013 Spain 2016 Sell This Version
ZTSRZ-009 Ivan Makvel - Show Me Your Move album art Ivan Makvel Show Me Your Move(File, MP3, Single, 320) The Sleepers Recordz ZTSRZ-009 Spain 2016
ZTSRZ-017 Ivan Makvel - We Love You Roger album art Ivan Makvel We Love You Roger(File, AAC, Single, 256) The Sleepers Recordz ZTSRZ-017 Spain 2017
TSRZV01 Ivan Makvel - Blow Your Mind / Virgin Lion album art Olli (100) & Ivan Makvel Olli (100) & Ivan Makvel - Blow Your Mind / Virgin Lion (Single) The Sleepers Recordz TSRZV01 Spain 2018 Sell This Version
ZTSRZ-039 Ivan Makvel - I Got Funk album art Ivan Makvel I Got Funk (Single) The Sleepers Recordz ZTSRZ-039 Italy 2019 Sell This Version
TSRZV14 Ivan Makvel - Funkonnection album art Ivan Makvel Funkonnection (Single) The Sleepers Recordz TSRZV14 Italy 2020 Sell This Version
ZTSRZ-046 Ivan Makvel - Quando album art Ivan Makvel Quando(File, AAC, Single, 256) The Sleepers Recordz ZTSRZ-046 Italy 2020