Dâm-Funk Sets Sights on New Collaborative Albums with Nite Jewel and Slave's Steve Arrington
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.