Published Jan 29, 2010It's starting to look like Madlib isn't the only ridiculously prolific musician on the Stones Throw roster. L.A.-based modern funk producer Dâm-Funk (whose real name is Damon Riddick) has also been unspeakably busy lately. After releasing his debut album, Toeachizown, in October, the beat-maker has an inhuman amount of projects on the go.
For starters, there's the vinyl version of Toeachizown, which Stones Throw released earlier this week. The album comes in a five-LP box set and includes five songs not included on the original release. Yes, you read that right: five LPs! That puts the total play-time well past the two-hour mark. Best of all, if you order fast, you might be lucky enough to get the On Your Way to Her Pad seven-inch. Check it out here.
Besides the sprawling box set (for a debut album, no less), Riddick is working with funk legend Steve Arrington on a new album. Arrington fronted the legendary funk band Slave until 1990, when he went through a religious conversion and took up a new life as a minister.
Stones Throw head Chris Manak (better known as Peanut Butter Wolf) told L.A. Weekly that he first bonded with Riddick over a love of Slave. Thanks to the help of Manak and Riddick, Arrington is out of retirement and working on an album set to Dâm-Funk beats.
But Dâm-Funk is not just working in the past. The article also states that Riddick is making plans to record a collaborative album with synth-drenched downer duo Nite Jewel. They haven't written or recorded anything for the album yet, but they did collaborate on a track for XLR8R TV, which is viewable below.
In other words, get used to the name Dâm-Funk, because it's going to be coming at you from every angle this year.