DāM-FunK brings his Architecture Trilogy on Saft to a close with a fantastic final EP. The series started in 2016, included the second volume in 2018, and now wraps up with a double 12” packed with heat from the legendary Californian beatmaker. DāM-FunK has been in a class of one since first emerging in 2008. He’s a definitive Stones Throw Records artist, musician and vocalist, boss of GlydeZone Recordings, a sometime Snoop Dogg collaborator and prolific producer of tens of EPs, 14 albums and a timeless entry to the DJ-kicks series.
DâM-Funk has left his LA home for another DJ tour across the European continent. What better way to celebrate this than to release a follow-up record to the infamous Architecture release from 2016. Architecture II is an up-tempo, dreamlike journey through the sonic palette of the Los Angeles based producer. The 12” contains four tracks that are carefully crafted to co-exist on the same record. ‘In The City’ is a drum oriented breeder with a constantly evolving bass line, that supports the cheerful and breezy melodies. ‘Best Weekend’ is dripping with lush synthesizer tones and meaty drums. DaM-Funk knows how to set a hazy atmosphere, the conflicting tones of the sophomore effort are impressive. ‘Best Weekend’ is a must hear for lovers of the DF repertoire. The B-side is opening up with the warm sounds of ‘Bounce’. The artist’s signature basslines thump away whilst a breezy chord and some exceptional FX work help to achieve a sense of lightness. ‘Don’t Give Up’ is a work of challenging Piano riffs and splashy synthesizers that evolve through and sometimes come together in an abundance of modulation and joy.
SAFT announces a release by the one and only funketeer and Pasadena based connoisseur of the true underground funk-music ”DaM Funk”. The trans atlantic collaboration between the Canary Islands based label and DaM FunK resulted in ”Architecture”. A 3 track limited slice of otherworldly synths, drum machines and percussive grooves that showcase the true west coast sound of modern funk.
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. For fans of George Clinton, Madlib, Theo Parrish, Flying Lotus…
12-inch white label DJ single! ”O.B.E.” taken from Invite the Light, b/w new track ”Special Friends.” Packaged in white sleeve. Both tracks written, produced and Modern Funked by Dam-Funk.
Four new tracks from boogie funk ambassador Dam, recorded in Ladera Heights, California. “I Don’t Wanna Be A Star!” from the forthcoming album Invite the Light. Includes a cover of Prince’s “17 Days”.