Studio !K7’s long-running DJ-Kicks series has always been a great opportunity for artists to show off their tastes, often far broader than their own music implied. It was a chance for your favorite indie rock band to say hey, we listen to hip-hop and early drone music too! But the most interesting sets always did … Continue reading Dam-Funk – DJ-Kicks
Dam-Funk has finally returned, and he’s taken funk right out of the atmosphere and into the deep reaches of space.
Dam-Funk, as readers well know, dropped one of the absolute hottest albums this year with the massive Toeachizown. He’s already my personal choice for biggest surprise of 2009, and his debut is looking at best of the year status. Here’s the inspiringly trippy video for infectious first single, Mirrors. Lynch-esque employment of light and shadow! … Continue reading Dam-Funk – Mirrors
Dâm-Funk, who just dropped his epic 2cd debut album Toeachizown on October 27, is set to explode heads through the end of the year and beyond with funky electro-boogie workouts the likes of which haven’t been heard since Prince and the Revolution erected bangers for the new millenium two decades early. I’ve barely had time … Continue reading Dâm-Funk
Private Life is an ambient funk masterpiece from a mysterious new artist named Garrett. This auspicious debut LP expands the dreamy palette of Music From Memory, adding a dose of earthbound swagger to the usually anti-gravity label. Who could produce such cloudlike beat sculptures? The answer was obvious the moment I pressed play. This is … Continue reading Garrett – Private Life
Looking back at what a shit year 2016 has been, it’s no wonder I published more music writing than ever before. As the months wore on I found myself swiping away more and more real news in my feed and just getting lost in Bandcamp and other music sources. I wasn’t really trying to bury my … Continue reading 30 Best Albums Of 2016
Nite Funk arrives after years of hot anticipation, fully living up to the cloistered hype that a handful of us have fostered ever since a seemingly one-off single was dropped in 2010. It was a beguiling, dusky pop tune from one of the most unlikely duos in modern music, this perfect forgotten gem, a single … Continue reading Nite-Funk – EP