29.1.10

Dãm-Funk 'Toeachizown'





The debut album from Stones Throws' Dãm-Funk finally arrived yesterday. It's freezing outside and the "Ambassador of Boogie Funk" is keeping the apartment filled with warm cosmic soul.

The following is taken from his page on the Stones Throw website:

"Headquartered in the Leimert Park section of L.A., Dãm (pronounced: 'Dame' as in Damon) spent the last few years cultivating a musical renaissance rooted in the early-'80s styles known as Boogie, Modern Soul and Electro-Funk.

As a DJ/selector, Dãm attracts the most discerning Boogie Funk afficionados within driving distance of his storied Monday-night Funkmosphere parties. But it's not just collectors at the bar toasting to the melodic sounds. Anyone who grooves to the likes of Slave, Aurra, early Prince, Prelude Records and the like, will get a dose of those groups' unknown contemporaries – more obscure but equally Funk-worthy.

The next phase of the Ambassador's mission is his debut album Toeachizown: continuing the classic West Coast tradition into today's scene with Dãm's own original "Modern-Funk" compositions. By plugging in his arsenal of vintage synths and drum machines, Dãm channels the galactic harmonies of his inspiration into his own brand of new boogie. Stones Throw Records' like-minded honcho Peanut Butter Wolf brought Dãm on to the team to glide into the future with his unique, synth and bass-driven vibe. It's a promising new chapter for Southern Cali space funk. "

This record is everything that is still right about music. Beautifully packaged. Produced with heart and passion. This album is futuristic and ancient all at once. Step into my life and follow us into the Funkmosphere.

Dãm-Funk @ Stones Throw

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