In 2013, he released a celebrated album in partnership with hip-hop’s Snoop Dogg, 7 Days of Funk. Fresh for ’15, Dam returns with a solo project nearly six years in the making: Invite the Light. Dam-Funk’s partnership with Stones Throw includes everything from his 2009 LP Toeachizown and Adolescent Funk, a 2010 anthology of early productions, to 2013’s 7 Days of Funk.
As always, Dam flexes his multi-instrumentalist talents by handling all the production but still makes time for guests including rapper Q-Tip, the father-son duo of Leon Sylvers III & IV, and funk giant Junie Morrison of the Ohio Players, who opens and closes the album with dire warnings of what could happen in a world without funk. Rest assured, Dam is here to make sure that never comes to pass. As he puts it, “funk is the underdog, the black sheep of black music,” and if that’s true, Dam-Funk is its shepherd.
01. Junie’s Transmission feat. Junie Morrison
02. We Continue
03. Somewhere, Someday
04. I’m Just Tryna Survive (In The Big City) feat. Q-Tip
05. Surveillance Escape
06. Floating On Air feat. Flea & Computer Jay
08. The Hunt & Murder of Lucifer
09. It Didn’t Have 2 End This Way
10. Missing U
11. Acting feat. Ariel Pink
13. Glyde 2nyte feat. Leon Sylvers III & Leon Sylvers IV
14. Just Ease Your Mind From All Negativity feat. Snoop Dogg & Joi Gilliam
15. Virtuous Progression feat. JimiJames, Jane Jupiter, Nite Jewel, Novena Carmel & Jody Watley
16. Junie’s Re-Transmission feat. Junie Morrison
The album Dam-Funk “Invite The Light” (Stones Throw) is going to be released September 4, 2015.