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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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 9, 2014

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. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 26, 2014

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 15, 2014

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'… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 10, 2013

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 2, 2013

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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 22, 2013

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

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

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

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… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 12, 2013

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

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

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 MatureMore »

By: Tom Breihan / June 7, 2012

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

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

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… More »

By: jessica / July 18, 2010

DāM-FunK Covers Human League For Dr. Martens’ 50th

Dr. Martens are celebrating their 50th anniversary with a digital ad campaign designed to remind you that rock stars wear Dr. Martens. This didn't work so well last time around. But this time they're doing something that directly involves musicians by having 10 (or 9, really) young bands do ten covers of nu-classics. Each… More »

By: jessica / April 2, 2010

New Dâm-Funk Video – “Mirrors”

Los Angeles' "Ambassador of Boogie Funk," DJ, and past Animal Collective shifter Dãm-Funk has put together a smooth, NyQuil-hued, Keytar-against-the-trees video for "Mirrors." The laid-back nighttime track's from his ambitious 5-LP debut Toeachizown. As far as the clip: Henry DeMaio-directed. Dãm-Funk woke folks up and got them dancing. More »

By: brandon / December 14, 2009

HEALTH/Pictureplane @ The Troubadour, Los Angeles 9/9/09

HEALTH and Pictureplane make for logical tour partners. They're Lovepump labelmates, and bands to watch, and they both find creative ways to fuck with their love for making people dance. (Or at least, move.) They kicked off a month of shows together at the Troubadour in Los Angeles the other night, with Dam… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 10, 2009
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