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California producer Damon Riddick plays electro funk that would make George Clinton proud, bass lines that would clear Snoop Dogg’s head. Breaking into the business as a session keyboardist on hip-hop and New Jack Swing records, his work as Dâm-FunK expresses a deeper love for even deeper grooves. On the sprawling 2009 collection Toeachizown, Riddick perfectly emulated the sound of late 70s funk grappling with the dawn of neon synthesizer sounds, the sort of stuff dug out of crates years later to form the backbone of 90s gangsta rap. But the music is more unpredictable than museum piece. Whether he’s remixing Animal Collective or collaborating with Nite Jewel, Ariel Pink and the rest of L.A.’s avant-pop underground, Dâm-FunK is bringing vintage funk to strange borders.

My Artists Sessions

Sunday, June 17