Everyone loves a good throw-back these days. In this town, you’re not cool if you don’t do your shopping in the little hidden treasures we like to call vintage boutiques. Of course, you’ll want to mix in some modern items to compliment your retro decor. If your musical taste runs parallel to your fashion sense, then DāM-FunK is right up your alley. Hailed as Los Angeles’ “ambassador of boogie funk,” DāM (Damon Riddick) pays homage to the funksters who came before him and strives to intertwine the laid-back grooves with some modern characteristics. This is the kind of music you want playing at your ultra-trendy, rooftop pool party.
It comes as no surprise that DāM-FunK is the founder of the weekly Monday night Funkmosphere DJ sessions in West L.A. Here, you can find DāM remixing Animal Collective songs with seamless transitions into funky late 70′s vinyls. DāM-FunK breaks the cookie-cutter pattern that we have grown so accustomed to from other artists. He doesn’t rely on cheesy lyrics or over-produced pop beats as a plea for popularity. Music for him is a selfless act- simply letting the music speak for itself, as it should. Funk’s soul purpose is to bring back respect for the lost genre, and in return, he gains respect for his artistry as well. Friday at Beauty Ballroom, DāM-FunK will be laying down the grooves alongside a live band. Local act Applied Pressure will start the night off with some experimental, electronic tunes. Grab your bell bottoms and put some funk in your Friday night.