Friday, Apr 15 2016 | 08:11
Image: 1603659 DâM-FunK is on the decks for the next edition of DJ-Kicks.

01 Moon B - Oof
02 Nicci Gable - Close To Who?
03 Randell & Schippers - Love Jam
04 Verticle Lines - Theme From Beach Boy
05 Brandon - Suzy Hijack
06 Take Three - Tonite’s The Night (All Right)
07 Index - Starlight
08 Uncle Jams Army - Dial-A-Freak
09 Gemini - Log In
10 Nexus - Stand Up (Instrumental)
11 Reggie B - Poison Candy
12 L33 - Keepin It Tight
13 Gaussian Curve - Broken Clouds
14 Tony Palkovic - True To Yourself
15 Henning - Arrival / Departure
16 Nite-Funk - Can U Read Me?
17 DaM-FunK - Believer
18 True Design - I Wanna Break
19 Crystal Winds - Funk Ain't Easy

A lot of folks feel like they know DaM-FunK, he is laid-back, affable
and personable but to truly get the guy, I mean really understand
him, is to know a deep love of music like no other. A more
suitable reflection of this is his contribution to the beloved
DJ-Kicks series. A snapshot into the mind of the pioneer of
Modern-Funk music…get to know the man behind the shades.
At a satisfying 19 songs, Dam lets grooves breath, this is a mix to
happily get lost within. It's a document in vibe. Unexpected
contemporary joints from low-key producers like Henning and
L33 mingle with lost gems from unlikely places. 80's Fusion-Jazz
guitarist Tony Palkovic on "True To Yourself" follow the the
airy-burn of new-age ensemble Gaussian Curve's "Broken
Clouds" or the super rare bliss-Funk of "Theme From Beach Boy"
from 1982. Dam's excellent collaboration with Nite Jewel, as
'Nite-Funk' on "Can U Read Me?" is pure bliss and such a fantastic
collaboration you'd be yearning for more., reminding listens
that one of Dam's biggest assists is his duality from master DJ to
trend-setting producer. And we get this heavy on Dam's DJ-Kicks
exclusive "Believer". Sheets of synth lines fall all around a locking
drum program that starts off innocently enough but ends you in a
half-hypnotic state. An extensive instrumental composition that
on it's own could only be classified as signature Modern-Funk.
There may be a lot of folks dabbling but there really is only one

George Clinton, Madlib, Theo Parrish, Flying Lotus

• DaM-FunK will be performing these Summer '16 festivals:
Movement, Primavera, We Love Green (Paris), Joshua Tree
Music Festival, Corona Sunsets Japan, Unity (Toronto), in
connection to a world tour in support of DJ-Kicks
• Hosting his own RMBA online radio show debuting in May
• In July his weekly party Funkmosphere will celebrate it's
10th anniversary in Los Angeles
• Featured in the Resident Advisor film 'Real Scenes: L.A.'
• 180g red vinyl gatefold packaging
• Includes two exclusive tracks from DaM-FunK & Nite-Funk
• 12" to follow release featuring Larry Heard Remix Available from 10.06.2016
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