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