well Dublin, the time is almost upon us for the one that goes by the name of dam-funk to come and share his funk with us. we've been watching, listening and waiting for this so get ready for a superb show.
almost a year to the day i said this about dam-funk. "dam funk creates
boogie funk that has so many sweet southern california sound elements
with heavy synth, crisp kicking beats that just almost knocks you over.
Out on stones throw. now i just wish someone would bring him to ireland for a show..." so, my wish is about to come through. over that time i've had the pleasure to chat to the man himself in various ways and i have got to say that you'd be hard pressed to meet anyone who is more of a gent than him. he is truly inspired and grateful for all the support he receives for his music and shows.
so what can we expect? well as it's the album launch i am sure we'll have much future-funk sounds to groove to. the album, toeachizown, is released on october 20th but up to now has been digitally fed to us with 4 of the 5 planned volumes coming out over @ stones throw. each volume has a particular feel and theme but with each you can start to feel the soundscapes building and working together. below is a run through of each volume as described in dam-funk's own words.
volume 1: LAtrik has 7 tunes with 'on &on' and mirrors being two of my faves. "LAtrik is more of my ‘electric style’ (hence the title of this volume) which is influenced by, yet never bitin' such great artist as Juan Atkins (Cybotron) & Prince to name just a few. It also highlights the more modern sounds of L.A. based Funk right now"
volume 2: Fly's "first 3 tracks Flying V Ride (which is a reference 2 the fabled UFO that many have reported seeing in their lifetime), Candy Dancin’ & Burn Straight Thru U co-exist as a 'suite' called ‘The Move Suite’. Yes, 3 songs that are joined together as 1."My fave tune (of the entire album has got to be rollin' which invokes west coast perfectly. every time i listen to this song i am instantly back in my car, cruising down highway 1 along the pacific ocean with the sun setting. a beautiful thing.
volume 3: Life's "songs focus on relationships; good ones & weird ones (if U will). These songs also include vocals on all the tracks."
volume 4: Hood is extra special and "is for my true Funksta's, G-Funksta's, Gangsta's (keep it mild-mannered though y'all!), & just ALL genuine appreciators of this 'Modern-Funk' music coming outta Los Angeles, California at this moment."
volume 5: ?.
as a taster of what to expect from the album check out this tune which the man himself kindly shared a while back.
not sure if a dj set is planned also where its all wax, many original pressings of boogie-funk from the 80s and thereabouts. either way. we'll get to be a part of dam-funk's journey for this one night and to me that will be a pleasure. i highly recommend that you check out this set from deviation's first birthday to get a feel for what to expect. this set has been lauded as one of the best nights in london for many years.