Los Angeles synth-funk master Dam-Funk has just announced his long-awaited follow-up to 2010’s Toeachizown. Not that he hasn’t been busy; he covered Donny and Joe Emerson with Ariel Pink on 2012’s Only in Dreams, recorded 7 Days of Funk with Snoop Dogg, and released his 2010 compilation Adolescent Funk—not in that order. This year, he returns with Invite the Light, which features an impressive array of collaborators, including the aforementioned Snoop Dogg and Ariel Pink, in addition to Q-Tip, Nite Jewel, Junie Morrison of The Ohio Players and many others. Today, Dam-Funk released a new track from the album, “We Continue,” which you can stream below.
Invite the Light is out September 4 via Stones Throw. Check out the tracklist and his upcoming tour dates below.
Dam-Funk Invite the Light tracklist:
1. Junies Transmission [Feat. Junie Morrison]
2. We Continue
3. Somewhere, Someday
4. Im Just Tryna Survive (In The Big City) [Feat. Q-Tip] 5. Surveilliance Escape
6. Floating On Air
8. The Hunt & Murder of Lucifer
9. It Didnt Have To End This Way
10. Missung U
11. Acting [Feat. Ariel Pink] 12. O.B.E.
13. Glyde 2nyte [Feat. Leon Sylvers III & IV
14. Just Ease Your Mind From All Negativity [Feat. Snoop Dogg] 15. Virtuous Progression [Feat. JimiJames, Kid Sister, Nite Jewel, Novena Carmel & Jody Watly] 16. Scatin (Toward The Light)
17. Junies Re-Transmission [Feat. Junie Morrison] 18. Im Just Tryna Survive (In The Big City) Party Version [Feat. Q-TIp] 19. Kaint Let Em Change Me
20. The Acceptance
Dam-Funk tour dates:
9/4 San Diego, CA – The Casbah
9/5 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
9/6 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
9/8 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
9/10 Vancouver, BC – Venue
9/12 Jackson, WY – Pink Garter Theatre
9/13 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
9/15 Denver, CO – Cervantes
9/16 Albuquerque, NM – Sister
9/18 Las Vegas, NV – Bunkhouse Saloon
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