Wednesday, September 15, 2010
“New” album recorded 1988-1992, coming October 26 on Stones Throw
Dam-Funk, to many, is a new name from the past year or two, but what we see and hear from him is a great deal more interesting than a new and emerging artist with a sound influenced from the golden era of electro-funk. Dam-Funk is the real deal. He has been recording for himself for two decades, developing his work to his own taste, and using equipment like the Korg M1, Linn Drum, and Casio SK-1 since the days when many other musicians considered them novelty electronics rather than instruments.
At the request of Peanut Butter Wolf, Dam went through many of these recordings, all made on cassette, going back to his teenage years. As Wolf tells it, “Dam told me, ‘this is your project Wolf. Do whatever you want with it. I leave it in your hands. I don't even wanna see it til it's done. Have fun.’”
The result is Dam-Fun's Adolescent Funk, a 14-track album recorded between 1988 and 1992. This will be released October 26 on LP, CD and digital. Two tracks, It's My Life/I Like Your Big Azz (Girl) were released on 7-inch earlier this year.