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Dam-Funk NZ Tour

Dam-Funk NZ Tour

Wednesday 5th May, 2010 1:18PM

Press Release:

Dam-Funk NZ Tour

Wednesday 12th May – SFBH, Wellington - tickets on sale  HERE from UTR.
Thursday 13 May – Fu Bar, Auckland - tickets form iticket express

Hit It And Quit It and Ifro Broductions(AK) and Ol’dip (Welly) are proud to present the debut New Zealand tour of the ambassador of Boogie-Funk, Dâm-Funk (Stones Throw - Los Angeles, California). Bursting on to the scene in 08-09, Dâm (pronounced 'Dame', as in Damon) won over a slew of fans from Disco-Boogie aficionados, the Beat scene, hardcore Hip Hop heads and Hipsters alike with his debut 12" 'Burgundy City/Galactic Fun.'

In 2009, he was one of Stones Throw busiest artists, putting out so much material you'd think he was giving Madlib a run for his money, with the 'Toeachizown' album being released digitally in five installments, all of which teased fans with different elements of his influences. During this time he also managed to put out a few mix CDs, a beat tape as part of Stones Throw’s ‘Rhythm Trax' series and turned in remixes for Red, Baron Zen and superstars Animal Collective. At the tail end of 2009, the album was released in 2CD and deluxe 5LP box set editions.

His Monday night Funkmosphere club night is the stuff made of legends. From record-dealer types with obscene collections to a heavily bearded Joaquim Phoenix and beyond, it's the spot that everyone is trying to get in to. But Dâm's roots go well back to a time before 'Disco' was a cool word.

Cutting his teeth as a session keyboard player for artists of the G-Funk era like Mack 10, MC Eight and Westside Connection, you can easily hear his hip-hop roots in songs like 'Hood Pass Intact', and even though he dresses the part, don't expect Dâm to get all thugged out on us out here on his debut tour. Dâm-Funk promotes love, spirituality, astrology and good vibes with his music and his open and outward personality - if you've ever heard him be interviewed or seen live clips online, you will know he is very generous with his time.

Calling his sound 'Modern Funk', Dâm-Funk's live show takes in both his impeccable DJ mixing style as well as a Live-PA style side which includes vocals and keyboards, showcasing both the original material he writes and records, and the records which have inspired him.

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Here's a video for Dam-Funk's cover of "Things That Dreams Are Made Of" by Human League - it's part of the Dr.Martins 50th Anniversary digital ad campaign:



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