Posts Tagged ‘Dam-Funk’

Dam-Funk – Glyde 2nyte Ft. Leon Sylvers III & Leon Sylvers IV

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
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Second single from Dam’s upcoming sophomore album, which I’m anticipating more than any other album slated for the end of the year.
 
I always enjoy hearing Dam’s collaborations with others, they make for really interesting variations on his signature style. His template is pliable in a way that allows his guests/co-conspirators to imprint their own presence onto it strongly, but without overbearing Dam’s funk je ne sais quoi.
 
The two non-album tracks included as ‘bonuses’ with the single demonstrate this well by juxtaposition. ‘Glyde’ is polished, it’s bounce tempered by the Sylvers’ veteran sophistication. Meanwhile ‘Haunting Me’ and”Fisticated’ are pure uncut Dam, with more punch and some frayed edges that peak through the drum programming.
 

Snoop Dogg & Dam-Funk – Do My Thang (Teklife Remix)

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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Layers of funk stacked like pancakes on here. It still feels very much like a Dam-Funk track but DJ Rashad & co. do manage to leave their own impression on it as well.
 

 

Reeverb Ent (DJ Harrison & Reggie Pace) – Mirrors (Dam-Funk Cover)

Monday, December 9th, 2013
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It feels… idk… weird somehow to hear somebody cover Dam-Funk. Like, too soon or something. I don’t know why that would be, possibly because Dam himself still feels like a ‘new’ artist, despite his fairly long and already distinguished career and very prolific output.
 
That dumb hangup aside, this is a cracking cover by a guy who already made one thing I loved this year, so it’s highly recommended.
 

 

Nite-Funk – I Know You’re The One For Me [Demo]

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
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*No rush… just taking our time.

Thanx 4 for your patience.. on the ‘good stuff’.

Nite-Funk (Ramona & DF / Nite Jewel x DāM-FЦПK)

 
The quote above refers to the promise of a proper Nite-Funk album made 3.5 years ago, when Dam and Nite Jewel released ‘Am I Gonna Make It‘, their incredible synth-funk ode to LA ennui. I’ve been waiting for it patiently, replaying that first single ad nauseum. Now, finally, after an interim of a few remixes, a second proper single appears. It’s different from their first, much lighter in tone, almost bubbly. Taken together the two songs hint at several possible directions for the future album, all of them promising. So now it’s back to waiting, more than ever.
 

 

213 (Snoop, Nate Dogg & Warren G.) Ft Kurupt – It Ain’t No Fun (OG Cassette Tape Demo / 1992)

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
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Bought, personally by me in 1992, from L.A.’s Slauson Swap Meet. Later version ‘with all the bells & whistles added on it’ came months later. This version was on the streets first.
Feel the Funk.

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As liberated from Dam’s personal cassette stash. The cool thing here is that the demo actually sounds like it could’ve been produced by Dam himself, the sound doesn’t fall too far from his own music recorded around the same time.
 

Chad Sexington Presents: Low Speed Chase

Friday, March 1st, 2013
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It’s been a while since I’ve spoken to my old buddy Chad. Last I heard he was sailing his 100-footer catamaran Morgengruss X around the South Pacific while teleconferencing TED Talks about possible cultivation of hemp and Multipulciano grapes on the dark side of the moon. Then suddenly one day with no warning and envelope was delivered to my door. Its contents were the polaroid you see above and this collection of instrumentals. I don’t know what he had in mind exactly, maybe it was meant as a sequel to his original Yacht Rap compilation. Just hit play and imagine the breeze blowing through your hair as the sun sets over the ocean and supermodels douse each other in Dom Pérignon’52 just to make you laugh. It’s music for helping you think warm thoughts.
 

DOWNLOAD: Chad Sexington Presents: Low Speed Chase