The boogie master returns with Invite the Light.
While Dam-Funk hasn’t released a solo full-length since 2009, he certainly has been busy: along with his steady stream of tracks and rarities, he linked up with Snoop Dogg and Steve Arrington for collaborative albums.
Invite the Light (which he first teased back in 2012) will be released via Stones Throw on September 4, and he describes it as his first fully-realized effort, a “concise, beginning-to-end vision.”
As always, Dam-Funk will live up to his name. “Funk is the underdog, the black sheep of black music,” he says. “Funk is not just a Jheri Curl. There was more than that.” Along with handling production, he’s enlisted quite the list of collaborators: Q-Tip, Snoop, Ariel Pink, Ohio Players’ original Junie Morrison, and father-son duo Leon Sylvers III and Leon Sylvers IV.
Stream lead track ‘We Continue’ below. Dam-Funk will hit the road in September with a live band; those dates follow, along with the album’s 20-deep tracklist.
1. Junie’s Transmission [Feat. Junie Morrison]
2. We Continue
3. Somewhere, Someday
4. I’m 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 Didn’t Have To End This Way
10. Missung U
11. Acting [Feat. Ariel Pink]
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 Lgiht)
17. Junie’s Re-Transmission [Feat. Junie Morrison]
18. I’m Just Tryna’ Survive (In The Big City) Party Version [Feat. Q-TIp]
19. ‘Kaint Let ‘Em Change Me
20. The Acceptance
Fri 9/04 || San Diego, CA || The Casbah
Sat 9/05 || Los Angeles, CA || Teragram Ballroom
Sun 9/06 || San Francisco, CA || The Independent
Tues 9/08 || Portland, OR || Doug Fir Lounge
Thurs 9/10 || Vancouver, BC || Venue
Sat 9/12 || Jackson, WY || Pink Garter Theatre
Sun 9/13 || Salt Lake City, UT || Urban Lounge
Tues 9/15 || Denver, CO || Cervantes
Wed 9/16 || Albuquerque, NM || Sister
Fri 9/18 || Las Vegas, NV || Bunkhouse Saloon