Dām-Funk: “Hood Pass Intact” Video

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Check out the official new video for “Hood Pass Intact” by the underground hip-hop superstar Dām-Funk. “Hood Pass Intact” leaked on the internets a while ago, with added vocals on the instrumental version we heard on his album, Toeachizown.  If you missed that version, featuring MC Eiht, head over to RCRD LBL for the download.

Contest: 10″ Vinyl Prize Pack from Dr. Martens: Dam-Funk, Buraka Som Systema & The Cinematic Orchestra

Take a shot at one of our wonderfully easy trivia questions in order to win 3 pieces of 10″ vinyl from Dr. Martens, celebrating their 50 Year Anniversary by finding and sharing the best new music around.

Your prize pack includes Buraka Som Systema‘s “Buffalo Stance,” Dam-Funk‘s “Things That Dreams Are Made Of” and The Cinematic Orchestra‘s “Lilac Wine.”

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We Bay We Boogie: Rehes Gets Down With Dām-Funk

Despite the hectic touring schedule of hip-hop’s hottest new producer, our girl Seher snagged a moment with Dām Funk during SXSW.


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To Dām Funk, funk is more than music, “it’s a lifestyle — it’s being ‘free’ at all times,” he says. As a kid, Dām would listen to records of varied styles and learn the drum parts. In early high school, he also picked up the keyboards.  Today, he is here to usher in what he brands “modern-funk.”

“My vision is to hopefully have people respect Funk music again as a viable style and way of life,” says Dām.

Inspired by Los Angeles, his home town, Dām cultivates a style that is both spacey and futuristic but that also pays tribute to Slave, early Prince, P-Funk, as well as the likes of Frank Zappa and Todd Rundgren, to name a few. Using synths, drum machines, and “elbow grease” to craft his work, Dām keeps it analog and old school to the highest degree – “I like the work involved.”  Eff’a Protools.

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Catching Up with GPWW: Two Shows

We’re fast-forwarding the Gilles Peterson World Wide radio show to catch up, which means you get 2 shows at once today. That equals 4 full hours of high-quality GPWW.

In May 5th’s show, Gilles features 40 magical tracks, including some of his clear favorites like Gil Scott Heron, José James, Quadron and SBTRKT along with new ones like Twilight Tone, Kyle Hall, and Ezel.

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Moving swiftly along to May 12th’s show, Gilles starts with a new track by Cee-Lo called “I Want You,” written by Jack Splash. Then he gets into some Betty Davis, Fatima featuring Dam-Funk, Sofrito, Nas & Damien Marley, and new music by Paul White, Addison Grove, and Karizma. (And listen for the Giant Step shoutout – swoon!)

GPWW 4/12 Part 1
 

GPWW 4/12 Part 2
 

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