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Dâm-Funk – “We Continue” Video

Dâm-Funk will release Invite The Light, his first new album in six years, this fall — so far, we’ve only heard “We Continue” off the new record, and now that track has got a video to go along with it. It starts with the funk emissary cruising around the dark streets of his home base… More »

By: James Rettig / July 21, 2015 - 12:21 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This was the first official week of summer, and appropriately, things seemed to slow down a little, while the best songs felt decidedly warmer than usual: some country sweetness; some punk-rock sweat; some uplifting funk; some infectious pop; Janet Jackson. Yep, it’s getting hotter around here. And this week, this is what it sounded like. More »

By: Stereogum / June 26, 2015 - 1:39 pm

Dâm-Funk – “We Continue”

LA-based funk sovereign Damon Riddick (bka Dâm-Funk) hasn’t dropped a bona fide full-length solo release since 2009’s Toeachizown, so today’s announcement that he will drop the 20-track deep Invite The Light in September is welcome news. According to a press release, Invite The Light is a “concise, beginning-to-end vision” that focuses on Riddick’s progression a… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 23, 2015 - 2:07 pm

Donnie & Joe Emerson – “Big Money” Video (Feat. Ariel Pink & Dâm-Funk) (Stereogum Premiere)

Two years ago Light In The Attic reissued Donnie & Joe Emerson’s 1979 LP Dreamin’ Wild, the album that yielded “Baby,” a song lovingly covered by Ariel Pink and Dâm-Funk around the time of the reissue. Last month the label released another Emersons collection called Still Dreamin’ Wild: The Lost Recordings 1979-81. One of the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 9, 2014 - 10:48 am

7 Days Of Funk – “Do My Thang” Video

Last year, 7 Days Of Funk, the retro synth-funk duo of Snoop Dogg and Dâm-Funk, released a self-titled album full of music that explicitly recalled the music they grew up on. The videos, for “Faden Away” and “Hit Da Pavement” and “I’ll Be There 4U,” went in heavy on the period-specific signifiers. But the duo’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 26, 2014 - 4:56 pm

7 Days Of Funk – “I’ll Be There 4U” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Snoop Dogg and DâM-FunK’s 7 Days Of Funk project has already yielded retro-looking videos for “Faden Away” and “Hit Da Pavement.” Now comes a third, more modern clip, this time for the exceptionally hazy album closer “I’ll Be There 4U.” Director Dah Dah Baker shot the video during a late night in Amsterdam after MTV’… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 15, 2014 - 8:24 am

7 Days Of Funk – “Hit Da Pavement” Video + Conan Performance

Today marks the release of 7 Days Of Funk, the album-length collaboration between Snoop Dogg (aka Snoopzilla) and DâM-FunK, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate. First of all, the duo released a video for album opener “Hit Da Pavement” by director Henry DeMaio. It’s a classic cruising clip for a song that’s exceptionally… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 10, 2013 - 11:30 am

Stream Dâm-Funk & Snoopzilla 7 Days Of Funk

Who wants the funk? We’ve heard lead single “Faden Away” and seen its video, but otherwise 7 Days Of Funk, the album that preternaturally pairs omnipresent rap legend Snoop Dogg (aka Snoopzilla) and outré funk fiend Dâm-Funk, has been under wraps. Well, ’tis the season for tearing open special packages, and now you can do… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 2, 2013 - 12:33 pm

7 Days Of Funk – “Faden Away” Video

In one of the fall’s more intriguing developments, the culturally omnipresent rap legend Snoop Dogg has teamed up with the leftfield funk auteur DāM-FunK to form a new duo called 7 Days Of Funk, and their self-titled debut promises to revive the slickly woozy sounds of early-’80s synth-funk. The new video for their first single… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 5, 2013 - 2:43 pm

Watch 7 Days Of Funk (Snoop Dogg & DāM-FunK) Play Kimmel

Last week, we learned the news that the odd-but-somehow-right couple of Snoop Dogg and DāM-FunK have teamed up to form the retro-synth-funk duo 7 Days Of Funk. And last night, the duo made what I believe is their live debut, playing the giant outdoor stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live. There, they played their lead single… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 22, 2013 - 10:33 am

7 Days Of Funk (Snoop Dogg & DāM-FunK) – “Faden Away”

Sometimes, things just make sense. Snoop Dogg, despite his inescapable goofball pop-culture presence, is a certifiable rap legend with two decades in the game. He’s also a restless wandering-spirit type, given to projects like an entire reggae album, and a devotee of old-school synth-funk. DāM-FunK, meanwhile, has made his name by perfecting an auteurist take… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 15, 2013 - 12:11 pm

10 Less Obvious Must-See Sets At Coachella ’13

Coachella Weekend 1 strikes tomorrow! If you’re heading out to Indio for the festival, we know you’re probably intending to check out Blur, Phoenix, the Postal Service, and many of the other marquee acts performing at the Polo Grounds. But if you’re an early riser or someone who is looking for something a little different,… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 11, 2013 - 11:36 am

DāM-FunK – “It’s So Good 2 Be Alive”

For no real reason beyond his inherently generous soul, the sticky-synth wizard has posted a free new song online, one that pretty much screams summertime in California. This one is called “It’s So Good 2 Be Alive,” and it’s a breezily gorgeous shimmer of a tune, the type of song that makes an already-sunny morning… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 9, 2013 - 10:01 am

Toro Y Moi – “Say That (DaM-FunK Re-Freak)”

If there is anyone who should be laying his hand to Toro Y Moi’s latest efforts, it is absolutely DaM-FunK and his brand of updated Prince aesthetics. On this remix — or “re-freak,” if you will — FunK very gently coaxes the soulful original “Say That” into something a little more synth-and-fuzz-heavy but still just… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 12, 2013 - 12:43 pm

DāM-FunK – “17 Days” (Prince Cover)

L.A. synth traveler DāM-FunK has never been exactly shy about his Prince influence, but he makes it just a little more concrete today, covering Prince’s “When Doves Cry” B-side “17 Days” as the B-side to his own “I Don’t Wanna Be A Star” maxi single. Hear DāM-FunK’s soft, insinuating version of the song below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 27, 2012 - 2:57 pm

DāM-FunK – “Happy”

“No rocket science. Just a straight up summer ‘glide’ 4 U.” That’s the L.A. summertime-synth warlock writing on his Soundcloud page about “Happy,” the shimmering new six-minute instrumental that he recently posted as a free download. Grab it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 30, 2012 - 3:11 pm

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – “Baby” (Feat. Dâm-Funk) (Donnie & Joe Emerson Cover)

The influential Californian weird-pop enigma Ariel Pink has been working on a ton of projects lately, like the drawn-out “Witchhunt Suite For WWIII” and Ku Klux Glam, a collaborative album with R. Stevie Moore. But he’s just now announced the follow-up to the breakout 2010 album Before Today. The new album is called Mature Themes,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 7, 2012 - 9:24 am

Dām-Funk – “That Special Sh*t”

The L.A. synth-squelch wizard Dām-Funk has just posted a new track on his Soundcloud, and it’s a 13-minute greasy/glossy odyssey that, for the time being, doesn’t have a title. (For now, he’s calling it “That Special Sh*t,” asterisk his.) The track rides the same groove for its endless running time, and any minor changes feel… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 23, 2011 - 10:11 am

Dām-Funk – “Inside Of U”

Here we have a free new track from the always-fly Dām-Funk. It’s a glimmering synth instrumental called “Inside Of U,” and you can get a free download by dropping an email address into the widget below. The folks at Scion are responsible for making the song available, just in case the track puts you i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 19, 2011 - 1:09 pm

Pitchfork Music Festival 2010: Saturday Recap

A lot of times I compare live performances to how that band sounds on their album. At Pitchfork Festival, Saturday was really about how artists worked with the big crowd and the daytime heat (the latter was big factor yesterday as well). Delorean, for example, sounded great, but their early set could only get a… More »

By: jessica / July 18, 2010 - 3:08 pm
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