The first single from one of the best DJ mixes you'll hear this year.
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 […]
Aaron Frank is appearing on the second episode of the Bret Easton Ellis podcast. While Dam Funk maintained an impressive reign over the funk genre in 2013, the next generation is hot on his heels, most notably Oakland producer B. Bravo, who blessed us with this blistering new premiere. I’ve always considered B. Bravo the […]
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 […]
More modern funk, this time courtesy of Turquoise Summers, straight out of Chino and first cousins with the unfadeable Dam-Funk. I wrote about A Touch of Turquoise back in April and it remains one of the year’s most slept-on and best albums. Since summer’s almost gone, Turquoise drops off another jam called “Out from the […]
Dam-Funk Dropping Gems July 25, 2013
During R Kelly’s gospel-soul serenade at the Pitchfork Festival, he released doves, balloons, and a light show with colors yet to be captured by Crayola. It was obviously great and for unclear reasons, it reminded me of Dam-Funk. Not because their lives or music dovetail in any way, but via their approach to creation. It’s […]