Record Label: !K7
DaM-FunK’s DJ-Kicks was a deep exploration of the groove; a rare snapshot behind the shades of the man behind ‘Modern Funk’. Across the mixes nineteen tracks, Dam transported the listener through the lineage of this self-coined genre, spanning obscure funk, boogie, electro, house, ambient and soul cuts washed down with some exclusive tracks and collabs along the way - “A push and pull of nostalgia and progressiveness” says DaM.
One of the choice tracks from the mix, the DaM-FunK produced instrumental, ”Believer”, has been handed over and remixed by none other than Larry Heard -one of the earliest innovators of this Modern Funk sound, and Godfather of House music himself. Reworked under his rare Mr. Fingers alias, Heard teases and stretches the tight funk grooves to around the ten minute mark, lathering the beat in codeine smeared keys and shimmering pads in a heady trip through the L.A Hills and into coastal dance inter-zones.