For Rotterdam natives and people in the vicinity thereof, Bird is without a doubt tha place to be on the 27th of May. Simply cause Damon G. Riddick a.k.a. Dâm Funk is about to raise tha motherf*ckin roof!!
Known as Los Angeles’ “Ambassador of Boogie Funk,” Dam-Funk represents the citizens of the Funkmosphere. Headquartered in the Leimert Park section of L.A., Dãm spent the last few years cultivating a musical renaissance rooted in the early-’80s styles known as Boogie, Modern Soul and Electro-Funk.
It was never hard to feel tha flevah of Mr. Funk’s 80′s groove, but I was officially hooked when he hit us up with the visuals for “Mirrors”, taken from his album Toeachizown.
Needless to say that after that everything Dam Funk was a good reason for a blog post. By then most fans were aware of Dam Funk’s keyboard, production and mixing skills. But I think he definitely left us speechless when he decided to do his rendition of Human League’s “Things that dreams are made of” for Dr. Martens 50th anniversary … like it or not he sure as hell nailed the spirit of the 80′s with that one.
I can go on and on about past productions, but I think it’s better when you actually experience the genius of Damon G. Riddick. The best way to go about that would be to repost something that demonstrates his production, keyboard as well as his vocal skills… and of all the freebies the most recent, the Innafocuseddaze EP, pretty much showcases all of his talents. The best part is that you can still download the all of tracks to hold you down till upcoming Sunday!!
Even though his first release dates back to 2008, the abovementioned does not even begin to cover his body of work (just type his name in our search box and you’ll see what I’m talking about). Since this is shaping up to be an event that should not be missed … here are the details …
What: Strange Fruit Live presents Dam Funk
When: Sunday 27th May 2012
Where: Bird, Raamspoorstraat 26 -29, Rotterdam
Time: 21.30 – 23.00
Damage: € 16,00
Guess I’ll see you on Sunday!!
Filed under: Electronic, funk, music, music video | Tags: dam funk, Innafocuseddaze
I’m sure you remember Dam Funk’s latest project “Innafocuesdaze” which is available for free here. Below you’ll find some funkalicious visuals to go with the release …
Filed under: Download, Electronic, funk, music | Tags: dam funk, Innafocuseddaze
DOWNLOAD: InnaFocusedDaze EP
The father of modern electro funk has done it again. He managed to give a new electronic flavah to the funk. Each song has its own distinct character, united by Dam-Funk’s dedication to constant musical experimentation. Enjoy!!
source: Scion AV
Figured I have to keep y’all posted on this one. I promised this a while ago when provided you with the audio stream to “I’ll be Trippin“. If you happened to remember that one you might know Steve Arrington (former Slave front man) and Dam Funk are currently working on an album. More info on that here.
So what do you get when old generation funk collides with new generation funk ?…. Double funkaliciousness and that is something that sounds a little something like “Going Hard“.
Judging by the sound of this track Mr Arrington & Mr Funk are doing their part when it comes to keeping the funk alive. Don’t know about you but I can’t wait for this album to drop.
Filed under: Download, Electronic, funk, music | Tags: dam funk, oki-ni, stones throw
DOWNLOAD: DAM FUNK-TRUTH
It’s been a while since I’ve posted my first mix from the Oki-Ni mix series Resonance. But I guess it took a while cause this was the one I was waiting for Truth by Dam Funk.
For those of you who are familiar with Dam Funk it should come as no surprise that the mix is full of funkelectric and poppy 80′s tunes. The one thing that puts this mix in a very different league than anything we have ever posted before is the fact that the whole thing is comprised of tracks taken from original wax pressings. In Mr. Funk’s words …. No mp3s or computer files were used for this mix, I own all of these records. No fake shit or fads; just the TRUTH.
Larry Bright – Sunbeams
Fashion – Love Shadow
Onra – Moving
Norma Jean – High Society
Charles Earland – Tell Me What It Is
Paradise – Stop And Think
Glenn Jones – Everybody Loves A Winner
Oliver Cheatham – Something About You
Bryan Loren – For Tonight
Mazarati – She’s Just That Kind Of Lady
Tangent – I Just Got To Be Free
Jimmy G. – Get It On
Prince & The Revolution – Girl
Baby Buddha – My Generation
Prefab Sprout – Silhouettes
Prefab Sprout – Spinning Belinda
B.F.C. – The Climax
Jeff The Brotherhood – Beastmaster 420
Filed under: Download, Electronic, music | Tags: cubic zirconia, dam funk, follow your heart
DOWNLOAD: CUBIC ZIRCONIA – REMIXES
After various singles and EP’s Cubic Zirconia is about to drop an album by the name of “Follow Your Heart” via LuckyMe featuring their always eclectic electronic sound. To mark this event and to make sure that we will on the edge of our seats they provide us “the fans” with some free remixes of their trademark sound. Since this download includes cuts by Ikonika, Waajeed, Dam-Funk and Egyptrixx fans of all things electronic probably have already pressed the download link before the end of this sentence. Enjoy!!
Cubic Zirconia – Fuck Work (Dam Funk Remix)
DOWNLOAD: DÂM FUNK – 3012 LOVE AFFAIR
Filed under: funk, music | Tags: dam funk, steve arrington, stones throw
Steve Arrington is working on an album produced entirely by Dam-Funk, to be released next year on Stones Throw. You better believe we’ll keep you posted on this one. Meanwhile get a taste of the funkalicious track “I’ll be trippin”.
Download MP3: Dam-Funk “All I Wanna Do is Get Away (Demo)”
Another unreleased DâM Funk production available for your downloading pleasure…Njoy!!
Filed under: Download, Electronic, mix, music | Tags: computer jay, dam funk, J1, kutmah
BLAZT OFF, a mix by Los Angeles’ own DJ Kutmah, showcases the individual styles of Computer Jay, J1, and D-F. Collectively, they are known as Master Blazter. Individually, each is accomplished in his own right, and as a group, there is no stopping the funk they create. (source: HVW8)
If you press the arrow on the right side of the soundcloud music wave (you know…the small one underneath the info button) you can download this straight to your computer!!
01. J1 – Water
02. Computer Jay – Funktronic
03. J1 – Feel in The Blank
04. Dâm-Funk – Just Wanna Ride
05. J1 – Rescue – J1
06. Dâm-Funk – Show Me The Way
07. Dâm-Funk – She Lights Me Up
08. J1 – Slang Talk
09. J1 – 44th Chamber
10. Dâm-Funk – I Don’t Just Do Beats..I Do music
11. Computer Jay – Thunder Horns
12. Computer Jay – I was Wrong..I Take It Back
13. Computer Jay – Maintain
14. Computer Jay – Visa Stamp
15. Computer Jay – Whip
16. J1 – Sunny
17. Computer Jay – Bearclaw
18. Computer Jay – Phantom
Yep it’s Dâm Funk time again!!… He’s got a 12-inch maxi single & video for the track “Hood Pass Intact” coming up late in the summer. More info on this release and a free downloadable Mp3 are available on the Stones Throw website when you click here. My advice…enjoy this funkalicious track and if you press the arrow on the right side of the soundcloud music wave (you know…the small one underneath the info button) you can download this straight to your computer!!
DOWNLOAD HERE (right click save target as)
What can I say…he keeps em coming….so I guess I have to share.
Dam Funk goes without introduction on Strangefruitmusicblog cause whatever he puts out…we just have to share…he is that awesome. Listen, download and Enjoy!!
Anthem time!!! Latest Hyperdub signings Funkineven just set our stylus on fire with two boogie power moves for Eglo! Thus far, we’ve only caught a couple of dazzling glimpses of this fella, namely on the ‘Kleer’ 12″ and a bumpin’ couple of beats for Fatima, but this 12″ is sure to set him out as the UKs finest answer to Dâm-Funk. With ‘She’s Acid’ he imagines a timewarp where the early 80s boogie funk scene plugs directly into ’87 acid. Maximized machine beats are subtly but painstakingly inched together for serious dancefloor impact while a FAT acid line fills in the gaps with pure luminous funk. This is Deadly! Meanwhile on the flip ‘Must Move’ sets another badass boogie joint, making nods to Kraftwerk, Computer Jay and Egyptian Prince. Heavyweight dance music. No sleepin!
Filed under: Electronic, music, music video | Tags: dam funk, jesse boykins III, Theophilus London
DOWNLOAD “ACCEPT THE NEW” prod. by Dam Funk (Fantasy)
“The D-F FREE DWNLD Series continues with Paradise. 17:48 & recorded 2 cassette…on purpose!”
Dam-Funk’s free download/unreleased series are new, unmastered MP3 single tracks created & released by the man himself. A while ago Strangefruitmusicblog allerted y’all on Passion . Up till now he released them via: twitter.com/damfunk. But as of now you can grab the others here: Passion / Speak the Truth / Do U Feel The Same Way I Do? straight from the Stonesthrow Record websites.
DOWNLOAD: Dam-Funk: Paradise (MP3)
Filed under: music, music video, Other | Tags: boogie, dam funk, human league, stones throw
Our favorite 80 revivalist Dam-Funk has covered The Things Dreams Are Made Of” by 80 s synth-pop band The Human League. The song & video were made for Dr. Martens, the shoe brand, which celebrates his 50-year-anniversary celebration You can visit the Dr Martens website for a making-of video, photo gallery and other downloads: 50 Years of Dr. Martens