July 10, 2013

cf531bf5794e47fddd53fc21973b5c71Tosten Burks drove a Sienna for a month last December and you know what, he liked the spaciousness.

If you’re not bumping Dam-Funk in your minivan this summer, you’re missing the point of summer and the point of minivans. Further proving the brilliance of his revivalism, he’s getting funk icons like Slave-singer Steve Arrington to come out of hiding to join him in the rebirth.

Arrington’s 2009 album Pure Thang was his first in over 20 years, but no one heard it because that’s what tends to happen when you go away for 20 years and come back to find your genre is moribund. Teaming up with Dam-Funk, who never stopped steady squeezing synths and bouncing on kick drums, for a recently announced LP out next month will change that.

These songs are two years old from when the collaboration originated, but the overarching theme here is that funk is forever, so don’t complain and just dance. And cop the album on August 7. This is what your Sienna’s been waiting for.


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