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Dam Funk and Snoopzilla release "7 Days of Funk"
As an in-demand DJ, Dam-Funk continues to attract 'the most discerning Bookie Funk aficionados to his live shows.
Funk's appearances aren't just your random ticketed event. Instead, his gigs have been dubbed Monday-night Funkmosphere parties. His label assures you the gathering are "not just collectors at the bar toasting to the melodic sounds. Anyone who grooves to the likes of Slave, Aurra, early Prince, Prelude Records and the like will get a dose of those groups' unknown contemporaries – more obscure but equally Funk-worthy."
Something else Funk-worthy as this artist entered 2014? The release of "7 Days of Funk," a project between Dam-Funk and Snoopzilla (aka Snoop Dogg). The collaboration officially began back in 2011 when Snoop invited Funk on stage for a performance at SXSW. It was like a match made in heaven for both artists, with Snoop telling Rolling Stone magazine, "I've had funk influences in my music my whole career. Dam-Funk is cold. He's keeping the funk alive and I knew I had to get down with him."
"Snoop knew what I was thinking without me having to articulate it," Dam-Funk added in the same statement. "That's how you know when you gel artistically with someone. These beats were made for him and he laid down some of the smoothest harmonies and melodies I've ever heard. It's hip-hop, but you can also hear what we grew up on, from Zapp to Evelyn 'Champagne' King and Patrice Rushen."
"7 Days of Funk" was released on December 10, 2013 on Stones Throw Records. It was preceded by the single "Faden Away."
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Said to be the "Ambassador of Boogie Funk," Damon G. Riddick's alter-ego is Dam-Funk, a musician, vocalist and producer from Pasadena, California.
Undoubtedly, Dam-Funk has made quite the name for himself the last few years by rocking dance floors around the world with his version of a musical renaissance. His style is rooted in an early-'80s mix of boogie, electro-funk and modern soul, and he's been on a wide radar after years of struggling to start a music career. That all changed after an apprenticeship under S.O.L. A.R. producer Leon Sylvers III, when Dam-Funk was ultimately signed to the L.A.-based label Stones Throw Records.
In no time at all Dam-Funk's remix "Burn Rubber" had become a favorite of the international underground scene, and he followed that with two 12" maxi singles and an EP titled "Rhythm Trax Vol. IV." In 2009, he debuted five LPs of new material, and his music was finally recognized by noted radio DJs such as Mary Anne Hobbs, Benji B, Giles Peterson and many others. In 2010 he played an astounding 15 shows at the annual SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas.
Over the last few years Dam-Funk has been in and out of the studio to record singles, 'downloadable mixes' and 'free demo tracks' debuted on his social media accounts. He toured the world two times over in 2010-11 behind the newly-formed band Master Blazter, and has recently joined forces with the one and only Steve Arrington to create "Higher," finally uniting a modern artist and a musical legend
Dam Funk Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|Toeachizown, Volume 1: LAtrik||2009|
|Let's Take Off||2009|
|Rhythm Trax, Volume IV||2008|
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Dam Funk Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 03/13/2015 San Francisco CA Monarch 03/04/2015 Los Angeles CA Regent Showcase Theatre 02/27/2015 Orlando FL The Social 01/01/2015 Dallas TX Club Dada
Dam Funk Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 12/31/2014 Austin TX W Hotel Austin 12/30/2014 Houston TX Fox Hollow 09/14/2014 San Francisco CA Phoenix Hotel 09/13/2014 Minneapolis MN First Avenue 08/29/2014 Philadelphia PA The Dolphin Tavern 08/28/2014 Seattle WA The Showbox 08/07/2014 Skipton Funkirk Estate 08/01/2014 London The Laundry 07/05/2014 Los Angeles CA Grand Performances 06/20/2014 Los Angeles CA The Well - LA 06/15/2014 Dublin The Sugar Club 06/12/2014 Barcelona Sonar 05/24/2014 Los Angeles CA Villains Tavern 05/18/2014 Brooklyn NY Warsaw 04/05/2014 Phoenix AZ The Pressroom 03/11/2014 Austin TX ACL Live at The Moody Theater 02/22/2014 Calgary AB HiFi Club Calgary 02/21/2014 Seattle WA The Woods 02/20/2014 Portland OR Holocene 02/02/2014 New Orleans LA The Maison 02/01/2014 Dallas TX The Crown and Harp 01/31/2014 Houston TX Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 01/30/2014 Austin TX Red 7
Dam Funk Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 08/27/2013 Oakland CA The New Parish 08/24/2013 Seattle WA The Crocodile 08/23/2013 Portland OR Mississippi Studios 08/18/2013 Tucson AZ Club Congress 08/17/2013 Phoenix AZ Crescent Ballroom 05/24/2013 San Francisco CA Mezzanine 04/19/2013 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/12/2013 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/10/2013 Portland OR Star Theater
Dam Funk Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/08/2012 Santa Monica CA Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club 12/05/2012 Los Angeles CA Echoplex 09/29/2012 Portland OR Wonder Ballroom 09/26/2012 Seattle WA Neumos 09/22/2012 Minneapolis MN Fine Line Music Cafe 09/20/2012 Saint Louis MO Lola 09/18/2012 Atlanta GA Terminal West 09/14/2012 Austin TX The Beauty Ballroom 09/12/2012 Tucson AZ Club Congress 07/20/2012 Seattle WA Capitol Hill (Block Party) 06/17/2012 Brooklyn NY Brooklyn Bowl 04/19/2012 Denver CO Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
Dam Funk Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 11/04/2011 San Diego CA The Casbah 11/03/2011 Los Angeles CA El Rey Theatre 10/25/2011 New York NY Highline Ballroom 10/19/2011 Toronto ON Wrongbar 10/17/2011 Cleveland Heights OH Grog Shop 10/14/2011 Detroit MI Magic Stick 10/13/2011 Chicago IL Empty Bottle 10/06/2011 Nashville TN Mercy Lounge 10/01/2011 Tampa FL Crowbar