“Believer” by DâM-FunK ‘DJ Kicks Remix’

Some years before the essential DâM-FunK tome ‘Toeachizown’ dropped, Dam introduced the concept of ‘Modern Funk’ to the growing masses trying to classify his prowess for wax and multilayered synth-style productions. The exclusive composition for his DJ-Kicks mix, “Believer,” is a perfect embodiment of the concept: sheets of synth lines fall all around a locking drum program that starts off innocently enough but ends you in a half-hypnotic state. An extensive instrumental composition that on it’s own could only be classified as signature Modern-Funk. DâM-Funk’s DJ-Kicks is released May 27th on CD, 2LP (red vinyl) and digital formats. An limited edition 10″ vinyl featuring two tracks from the mix is available exclusively on the !K7 store and Bandcamp. A strictly limited 10″ vinyl single containing two of the rarest tracks from the mix will be available exclusively via !K7’s online store and Bandcamp.

A1. Index – Starlight (The Break)
B1. Verticle Lines – Theme From Beach Boy

Known as one of the more generous DJ’s touring today, Dam graciously shares sounds and songs both rare and unique on the mic to packed crowds. Going above and beyond he’s been known to announce the artist, record label and year of release of unknown records to a full club (some becoming international go-to records for DJs now). He makes a lifetime of digging and absorbing music feel as laid-back as the Santa Ana breeze.

Some years before the DâM-FunK tome ‘Toeachizown’ dropped he introduced a concept to the growing masses trying to classify his prowess for wax and multilayered synth-style productions. It’s here he penned and popularized the term ‘Modern-Funk’. Well, it’s seems to have took. In the context to his DJ-Kicks, Dam makes it plain, “Modern-Funk is a combination of all the sounds on the mix: Funk, Boogie, Electro, House, Modern-Soul, Ambient tones… a push and pull of nostalgia and progressiveness…”

CD tracklist
01. Moon B – Oof
02. Nicci Gable – Close To Who?
03. Verticle Lines – Theme From Beach Boy
04. Randell & Schippers – Love Jam
05. Brandon – Suzy Hijack
06. Take Three – Tonite’s The Night (All Right)
07. Index – Starlight
08. Uncle Jams Army – Dial-A-Freak
09. Gemini – Log In
10. Nexus – Stand Up (Instrumental)
11. Reggie B – Poison Candy
12. L33 – Keepin It Tight
13. Gaussian Curve – Broken Clouds
14. Tony Palkovic – True To Yourself
15. Henning – Arrival / Departure
16. Nite-Funk – Can U Read Me?
17. DaM-FunK – Believer
18. True Design – I Wanna Break
19. Crystal Winds – Funk Ain’t Easy


6 Oberlin, OH – Oberlin College
12 Joshua Tree, CA – Joshua Tree Music Festival
14 Los Angeles – L.A. Family School benefit
26 Los Angeles – Amoeba Records In Store (DJ Set)
27 Los Angeles – Funkmosphere at the Echo

2 London – Jazz Cafe
3 Amsterdam – Paradiso Noord – Tolhuistuin
4 Barcelona – Primavera Sound
5 Paris – We Love Green Festival

2 Okinawa, Japan Corona Sunsets Festival