Inc. (4AD), Dam Funk (DJ Set)
KELELA, Total Freedom
444 Jessie St
San Francisco, CA, 94103
This event is 21 and over
This week sees 4AD release inc.'s full-length debut, no world. A soulful opening statement, the eleven-track album provides a calm, inviting, smoke-filled place where voices carry, drums crack through an empty room, and deep lows envelope the air. Angelic and personal, no world is at once declarative and quietly poetic.
no world was written, recorded and mixed by Andrew and Daniel Aged in the winter of 2011. Inspired by their long-standing love for R&B and soul music, it's also rooted in the brothers' experiences with the many notable musical figures who they've worked closely with in the past. Andrew's ardent, poignant vocals and nuanced guitar are prominent throughout, while Daniel's defining contribution is in his expressive bass playing, considered production,
and deep rhythmic awareness.
inc. welcome the release of their album with a show in New York, followed by a European tour in April.
Known as Los Angeles' "Ambassador of Boogie Funk," Dãm-Funk represents the citizens of the Funkmosphere. Headquartered in the Leimert Park section of L.A., Dãm (pronounced: 'Dame' as in Damon) spent the last few years cultivating a musical renaissance rooted in the early-'80s styles known as Boogie, Modern Soul and Electro-Funk.
The next phase of the Ambassador's mission is his debut album Toeachizown: continuing the classic West Coast tradition into today's scene with Dãm's own original "Modern-Funk" compositions. By plugging in his arsenal of vintage synths and drum machines, Dãm channels the galactic harmonies of his inspiration into his own brand of new boogie. Stones Throw Records' like-minded honcho Peanut Butter Wolf brought Dãm on to the team to glide into the future with his unique, synth and bass-driven vibe. It's a promising new chapter for Southern Cali space funk.