DāM-FunK DJ-Kicks

Out 27th May 2016

DâM-FunK is the kind of guy who seems like he'd make great company: laid-back, affable, personable. But to truly get the guy, to really understand him, is to know a deep love of music like no other. Dam's contribution to the DJ-Kicks series gives you an opportunity to do just that. It's a snapshot view into the mind of the pioneer of Modern-Funk music… DJ-Kicks invites you to get to know the man behind the shades.

Dam makes a lifetime of digging and absorbing music that feels as laid-back as the Santa Ana breeze. Years ago, he coined the term 'Modern Funk' to give context to his music. The elements of the synth-heavy and multi-layered style are gloriously displayed on DJ-Kicks. "Modern-Funk is a combination of all the sounds on the mix," he explains. "Funk, Boogie, Electro, House, Modern-Soul, Ambient tones… a push and pull of nostalgia and progressiveness..."

At a satisfying 19 songs, DâM-FunK's DJ-Kicks lets grooves breathe. This is a mix to happily get lost within; a document in vibe. Unexpected contemporary joints mingle with lost gems from unlikely places. The exclusive DâM-FunK production "Believer" makes its debut on DJ-Kicks, an extensive instrumental composition that on it's own could only be classified as signature Modern-Funk. The mix also includes Dam's excellent collaboration with Nite Jewel, as 'Nite-Funk,' on "Can U Read Me?"

CD:

  1. Moon B - Oof
  2. Nicci Gable - Close To Who?
  3. Verticle Lines - Theme From Beach Boy
  4. Randell & Schippers - Love Jam
  5. Brandon - Suzy Hijack
  6. Take Three - Tonite’s The Night (All Right)
  7. Index - Starlight
  8. Uncle Jamm's Army - Dial-A-Freak
  9. Gemini - Log In
  10. Nexus - Stand Up (Instrumental)
  11. Reggie B - Poison Candy
  12. L33 - Keeping It Tight
  13. Gaussian Curve - Broken Clouds
  14. Tony Palkovic - True To Yourself
  15. Henning - Arrival / Departure
  16. Nite-Funk - Can U Read Me?
  17. DaM-FunK - Believer
  18. True Design - I Wanna Break
  19. Crystal Winds - Funk Ain't Easy

LP (180 G Red Vinyl, includes CD insert):

  1. Gaussian Curve - Broken Clouds
  2. Index - Starlight
  3. Gemini - Log In
  4. Randell & Schippers - Love Jam
  5. Moon B - Oof
  6. Tony Palkovic - True To Yourself
  7. Nexus - Stand Up (Instrumental)
  8. Nicci Gable - Close To Who?
  9. Take Three - Tonite’s The Night (All Right)
  10. Brandon - Suzy Hijack
  11. Henning - Arrival / Departure
  12. DaM-FunK - Believer

10" (black vinyl):

  • A1. Index – Starlight (The Break)
  • B1. Verticle Lines – Theme From Beach Boy