Dam-Funk

Who Is Dâm-Funk? An Introduction to Snoop’s Newest Partner in Rhyme

Today sees the release of Seven Days of Funk, the gloriously funkified album by Snoop Dogg (or Snoopzilla, as he’s calling himself at the moment) and Flavorwire favorite Dâm-Funk. Snoop clearly needs no introduction, but this is definitely the most prominent release of Dâm-Funk’s career, and one that will doubtless be introducing him to a new audience. For all that his career has been on the up-and-up since signing to Stones Throw in 2008, Mr. Funk has been around for a long time — he started making music way back in 1988, which means there’s a whole lot of early material to explore. Join us for a deep dive into his funktastic back catalog. … Read More

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The 5 Albums You Need to Hear in December

It’s the allegedly festive season, the end of the year, the time when the music industry largely abandons the idea of releasing new records for bringing in the cash with box sets, classic reissues, etc. Still, there’s the occasional brave artist who decides to release something in December, and so, as ever, we’ve perused the release schedules and huddled together in a quorum of music geekdom to decide on the new releases that are worth getting hold of this month, along with those that you really should be avoiding like crazy. … Read More

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Watch Snoop Dogg and Dam-Funk’s New Video

If you’re not excited for the Snoop Dogg and Dam-Funk collaboration 7 Days of Funk, you should be. … Read More

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The 10 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: David Bowie, The Knife

It’s Friday, which means that it’s nearly the weekend, and also that it’s time to look back at the best new music we’ve heard over the last few days. This week there’s James Murphy remixing David Bowie, along with similarly excellent remixes of tracks by ARP and The Knife, Snoop Dogg and Dâm-Funk collaborating on a summery funk jam, wonderful new material from Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, Bézier and Sapphire Slows, another Bowie remix, and more. It’s all for freeeeeeeeeeee, so click through and get listening! … Read More

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The 10 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: Laurel Halo, Primitive Calculators

It’s Friday, which means that it’s nearly the weekend, and also that it’s time to look back at the best new music we’ve heard over the last few days. This week there’s the return of Laurel Halo, which has gotten us very excited indeed about her upcoming new record. There’s also renascent Australian post punk noiseniks Primitive Calculators, the U.S. Girls video we premiered earlier this week, Mark Kozelek reflecting on the days of the Night Stalker, the pleasantly ungoogleable Perfect Pussy, another taste of the new Tim Hecker record, and more. Click through and get listening! … Read More

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The 5 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: Scott & Charlene’s Wedding, Dam-Funk

It’s Friday, which means that it’s time to look back at the best new music we’ve heard over the last few days. This has been something of a fallow week, so much so that we’re scaling our usual ten-song selection to five — better to have five quality tracks than pad out with filler, no? And five quality tracks we do indeed have — there’s a new song from Scott & Charlene’s Wedding, the Darren Sylvester track we premiered earlier this week, a super-secret Dam-Funk demo that’s streaming today only, plus the return of Sebadoh and Crystal Antlers. Click through to get amongst it! … Read More

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The 10 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: The National, Jay-Z

It’s Friday afternoon, which means that we’re resolutely ignoring the rain as we contemplate the weekend, and also looking back over the best new songs we heard this week. Over the last seven days, we’ve gotten all gloomily excited about the new National album, reminded ourselves that Jay-Z can still actually rap every so often, got all summery to new songs by Beaches and Woods, marveled at how beautiful the new Eluvium track is, enjoyed new stuff from Standish/Carlyon and Tin Trails, and more. All these tracks await you below — get streaming and/or downloading, readers! … Read More

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The 10 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: Joanna Newsom, Beaches

Over the last year or so, we’ve been spending our Friday mornings rounding up the best downloadable MP3s from around the web. Over that time, it’s become clear that the (legally) downloadable MP3 is in something of a decline — the advent of Soundcloud and Bandcamp has meant that bands are far more inclined to stream their work than offer it up for free, which is entirely fair enough, and it’s also meant that of late we’ve missed being able to share a whole bunch of new music that wasn’t downloadable. So from here on in, we’re sharing the best new songs we’ve heard over the course of the week, and offering them up for you to stream at your leisure. This inaugural edition features work from Joanna Newsom, Beaches, Dam-Funk, Motion Sickness of Time Travel, and plenty more. Happy Friday! … Read More

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10 MP3s You Need to Download for Free This Week: Angel Haze, El Perro Del Mar

It’s Friday, which means another installment of our regular roundup of downloadable MP3 goodness from around the web. (It also means we’re about to melt into a puddle of CMJ angst, but that’s another story.) Anyway, on the MP3 front, this week brings a new track and much awesomeness from Angel Haze, a dream remixer/remixee combination in Saint Etienne and El Perro Del Mar, free stuff from prolific producers Dâm-Funk and Zomby, Ty Segall “doing” the Velvet Underground, and the third edition of D’Eon’s excellent Music for Keyboards series. And more! Since all this action costs precisely nothing, what are you waiting for? All the download links await after the jump. … Read More

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