Peter Holslin needs a new pair of Locs “Funk is not a fad, it’s a way of life.” If you’ve ever read an interview with Damon Riddick, aka Dâm-Funk, you’ve probably heard him say this memorable line. And if you’re not quite sure what he means by that, you might have a better idea after […]
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The note attached to the Soundcloud of the latest Dam-Funkadelic odyssey says “self-explanatory.” And when you title a song like this, he’s right. The difference between self-righteous and righteous is knowing when to let your actions speak for you. The title of this song expresses the idea, but the music explains why. To paraphrase Ferris […]
The video treatment is as straightforward as the message. Do your thing, which in the case of Snoop means smoking bleezies while Dam-Funk is posted up by the bar drinking Godfathers, keytar strapped, and distilling the same no-nonsense approach as your favorite Don. As you might expect, there is a gyrating girl who has been […]
Chris Daly kicks it like Liu Kang.  Nocando is a man of many talents. A free style street fighter capable of spitting Chun Li kick-like licks. The host of the Low End Theory, which if you don’t know about by now, you just don’t know, you know? Launcher of labels named after X-Men nemeses. Wearer […]
Dam-Funk, one half of 7 Days of Funk, the man who single-handedly revived an entire genre with only plutonium drums, a cat and a keytar, is our guest for the latest Shots Fired. Topics covered include: the story of how he and Snoop came together, social media, independent music, and the idea of stardom. Also, […]
Dam-Funk Keeps Flowing January 27, 2014
While the Macklemoorish Invasion reigned at the Grammy’s, Dam-Funk cut this ice-cold but conversely sizzling jam to instruct y’all to “Keep Going.” You can read my Twitter timeline if you want to know what I really thought about music’s biggest and most bogus awards show. My tastes will always be inclined towards the subterranean, so […]
Chris Daly would be the highest person at the 7 Days of Funk Release Party tonight if he lived in LA. In a year largely dominated by the likes of Kanye, the Arcade Fire, and BIG DEAL, SELF-IMPORTANT ALBUMS, it’s nice to come across a little project that’s simply a good time waiting to be […]
Earlier this year, Dam-Funk, Jon Casey, and I rolled around in a rented car through Pasadena (Dam’s old-skool was in the shop). The trip to his old stomping grounds in Northwest Pasadena yielded this story for Pasadena Magazine, and eventually, this nine minute mini-doc which Jon edited and directed. I got the producer credit, mainly […]
There’s a lot to say about 7 Days of Funk, but conversely, you really only need to say, this is some deliriously funky shit. It’s to be expected from the two funkiest men to have spent serious time in the (213). 2013 has proved the durability of the 40-plus rapper. Eminem and Jay-Z will easily […]
Dam-Funk Breaks the Hex September 10, 2013
Dam-Funk with some opal bright, nostril-flaring funk with bass lines so fat that they could be a Pharcyde song about your husky mother. Yes, I went there. No, I am not sorry. Neither is Dam, who continues to lift curses, break hexes, and shatter conventional thinking. The album with Snoop is real and it is […]