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6184Known as Los Angeles’ “Ambassador of Boogie Funk,” Dam-Funk represents the citizens of the Funkmosphere. Headquartered in the Leimert Park section of L.A., Dam (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, Dam 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 Dam’s own original “modern-funk” compositions. By plugging in his arsenal of vintage synths and drum machines, Dam channels the galactic harmonies of his inspiration into his own brand of new boogie. Stones Throw Records’ like-minded honcho Peanut Butter Wolf brought Dam 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.

Dam-Funk is currently putting finishing touches on his debut album which will be released this Fall as 5/LP set – two and a half hours of music – with CD version to follow. “Toeachizown” is a modern funk album, created in five distinct parts: LAtrik, Fly, Life, Hood, Sky.

From Dam-Funk himself: “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 with instrumentals like “Toeachizown” and vocal tracks like “Mirrors” which, I feel are distinctly my sound, humbly speaking. I hope U dig it, as this was made 4 U! Stay tuned 4 Volumes: 2. 3, 4, & 5. – D-F”

www.myspace.com/damfunk

Tracklisting:

CD1

01. Let’s Take Off (Far Away)
02. Come On Outside
03. Mirrors
04. One Less Day
05. Brookside Park
06. The Sky Is Ours
07. (My Funk Goes) On & On
08. Searchin’ 4 Funk’s Future
09. Love Is Here 2nite (I Can Feel It)
10. I Wanna Thank You For (Steppin Into My Life)
11. Fantasy
12. Keep Lookin 2 The Sky

CD2

01. Toeachizown (D-F’s Theme)
02. 10 West
03. Flying V Ride
04. Burn Straight Thru U
05. Candy Dancin’
06. Rollin’
07. Hood Pass Intact
08. Killdat aka Killdatmuthafu*ka
09. I Gots 2 Be Done Wit’ U
10. LAtrifying
11. Spacecapades
12. In Flight

The album Dam-FunkToeachizown” (Stones Throw) is going to be released October 16, 2009.

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