Every Saturday throughout New York's long hot summer, MoMA PS1 presents Warm Up, the museum's annual courtyard party that celebrates music's experimental spirit. Each week, The FADER will be speaking to one of the billed artists to find out who they're psyched about playing with. This week, legendary Radio 1 DJ and Deviation party boss, Benji B explains why Dâm Funk gets his vote.
BENJI B: Dâm Funk is someone whose music I've supported since the MySpace era. I'm thrilled to see how successful all of his projects have become. He has such a unique sound that's immediately identifiable. In music, that's highest compliment you can pay any artist really; when you can hear a piece of music and know straightaway that it's theirs. He's incredibly knowledgable about music and records. He has a phenomenal collection and is always teaching me new things. I've been fortunate enough to tour with Dâm more times that any other artist, sometimes by design and sometimes by coincidence. We toured Japan together in 2009 and we recently played together in Moscow last month. Dâm is also the unofficial/official resident DJ for my party: Deviation's anniversary night. His first gig ever in the UK was at Deviation in London. That was sort of a folkloric night in London music scene. It was definitely a kind of, 'Were you there the night of Dâm Funk's set?" People still talk about it to this day.