In F47 we bigged up dãm-funk for being the champion of '80s boogie jams at his Funkmosphere party in LA. The guys at HVW8 had him over to the gallery for the latest installment of their Live at the BBQ series and he threw down some old and new boogie. Below is the link to the podcast, and after the jump you'll find the tracklisting and a statement from dãm all about the funk.
Vol. 21 Live at the BBQ - LA Boogie with Dãm Funk
All joints spun were from the 'original wax' pressings.
(*except where indicated.)
1.dãm-funk - "Zone" (HVW8 Exclusive) ~ *CDR promo / '07
2.State Of Grace - "Touching The Times" (instr. ver.) / '83
3.Silver, Platinum & Gold - "SPG Theme" / '81
4.Leroy Hutson - "Paradise" / '82
5.Tomorrow's Edition - "A Song For Everyone" / '82
6.Burgess Gardner - "Nice 'N' Greasy" / '83
7.Baron Zen - "Burn Rubber" (dãm-funk Remix) / '07
8.U.K. Players - "So Good To Be Alive" / '82
9.Shadow - "Sinister Way" / '81
10.Civil Attack - "One Love" / '83
11.Billy Jones - "I Can't Wait To Break" / '84
12.First Love - "Party Lights" / '82
13.Verticle Lines - "Theme From Beach Boy" / '82
14.Sound Troupe - "Can You Really See Me" / '82
15.Circle City Band - "Magic" / '83
16.Superior Movement - "Wide Shot" / '82
17.Electric Smoke - "Freak It Out" (instr. ver.) / '83
18.Rah Band - "Messages From The Stars" / '83
19.Phoenix - "(Live, Love, Laugh) Be Happy" / '8?
20.General Caine - "Don't Stop" (special 7" version) / '82
21.The Family - "Yes" / '85
22.Cojo - "Play It By Ear" / '8?
23.Wynd Chymes - "Baby You're The One" / '80
24.Glenda Mcleod - "No Stranger To Love" (instr. ver.) / '83
25.Glenda Mcleod - "No Stranger To Love" (voc. ver.) / '83
26.Index - "Starlight" (The Break) / '81
27.Jonnie Baby - "Special Things" / '86
Here's a message from the man himself, dãm-funk:
This set I dropped was based in the Boogie, Funk & Modern-Funk music genre's respecfully. This style was first broken and played in a continuous basis (all nite with no filler) @ Funkmosphere (L.A.). This early to mid 80's sound has been respected in the UK & Europe for years, while virtually being ignored here in the states...unfortunately (headz prefering 4 on the floor house sounds, and hip-hop only). After years of myself & others being into this sound and diggin' for this wax, L.A. is now @ the forefront (here in the U.S.) of this emerging scene of Funk & Boogie soundz. Let's keep diggin' ya'll!!