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Damon “Dam-Funk” Riddick is the epitome of funk. Ever since debuting with Stones Throw in 2008, Dam-Funk has become one of the genres most passionate proselytizers, out to save it from devilish depictions of cartoonish caricature. To Dam, funk is a way of living, “a...

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RIP Walter "Junie" Morrison

Walter 'Junie' Morrison was a hero of mine. A true Funk, artist in every since of the title. He was a master Funkster, yet created... Read More

Stones Throw Superfest – THE WRAPUP

We had a free all-day show in Los Angeles, November 5, 2016, a part of Red Bull Sound Select's 30 Days in L.A. Common headlined.... Read More

Real Scenes: Los Angeles

"RA goes beyond the sunshine and the sprawl to explore L.A.'s underground scene." – Resident Advisor. Dam-Funk, Diva, Matthewdavid, Gifted & Blessed and other crew... Read More

Won't Stop / FUNK by Dam-Funk

A couple tracks from Dam-Funk, fresh from the lab, recorded 2/21/16. Read More

"Secure" by Dam-Funk

“A 2016 loosey.” Music, production & recording by Dam-Funk. Read More

Dam-Funk – "Special Friends" – DJ 12" SINGLE

In the store | DAM-FUNK - OBE B/W SPECIAL FRIENDS 12-inch white label DJ single available now. "O.B.E." taken from Invite the Light, b/w new... Read More

Stones Throw Podcast 94 - 45 Minutes of Funk by PB Wolf and Dam-Funk

Stones Throw Podcast is free. Subscribe using any podcast software or aggregator. Download on iTunes | ST PODCAST #94: 45 MINUTES OF FUNK Peanut Butter... Read More

Photos: Dam-Funk in Cologne by Schiko

Dam-Funk is on tour – next week in Asia and last week in Europe. Our friend Schiko saw Dam-Funk a couple weeks ago at The... Read More

Dam-Funk Japan/Asia Tour, November 2015

Dam-Funk brings the "Light" to Asia this month, performing both solo and with the band. 11/14, Sat: Seoul, S.Korea at Understage *Band 11/15, Sun: Shanghai,... Read More

Our cassette store day tapes

In the store: Jaylib – Champion Sound / B-Sides and Remixes.  Quasimoto – The Further Adventures of Lord Quas.  Peanut Butter Wolf & Dam-Funk -... Read More

Dam-Funk interview with Resident Advisor (Audio)

Damon G. Riddick AKA Dam-Funk speaks with Resident Advisor's Matt McDermott about the triumphs and roadblocks he's faced over his career and how he's pushing... Read More

Dam Trunk

Dam-Funk had the idea of selling a few extra synths from his car – "nothing high end, just some fun stuff." Our friend Ross Harris... Read More

Dam-Funk's Invite the Light

In the store | DAM-FUNK - INVITE THE LIGHT Damon “Dam-Funk” Riddick is the epitome of funk. Ever since debuting with Stones Throw in 2008,... Read More

Disclosure – "Holding On" feat. Gregory Porter – the Dam-Funk Re-Freak

The English electronic duo released "Holding On" last spring, and have an album on the way. This is a brand new remix from Dam-Funk, whose... Read More

Dam-Funk / LA Record / Invite the Light L.A. release party

Dam-Funk graces the cover of the local favorite music mag, LA Record for their Fall 2015 issue.   As appropriate to Dam-Funk's well-known Gemini nature,... Read More

DAM-FUNK SYNTH SALE. LOS ANGELES, 8/22 ONE DAY ONLY.

Update, Sunday 8/23. Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday. We're making the most out of the last days if summer and getting ready for... Read More

Video: Dam-Funk's record collection

Boilerroom joins Dam-Funk inside the modern funk pioneer's west Los Angeles pad for an exclusive look at his record collection. What follows is 80 minutes... Read More

Dam-Funk - Glyde 2nyte - Single and Bonus Tracks EP

Here's the next single from Dam-Funk's forthcoming album INVITE THE LIGHT. Glyde 2nyte (taken from the album) features Leon Sylvers III and Leon Sylvers IV.... Read More

Dam-Funk – We Continue (video)

"We Continue" from Dam-Funk's forthcoming album Invite the Light. Video dir. by Jeff Broadway. Upcoming shows: Jul 23: Dam-Funk in Los Angeles at Hammer Museum... Read More

Experimental Half-Hour with Dam-Funk

Experimental Half-Hour is show from Portland featuring musicians, performance artists, dancers, and comedians. Here's Dam-Funk live on Experimental Half-Hour, performing at Coaxial in Los Angeles. Read More

Funkmosphere

In the store | FUNKMOSPHERE The T-shirt One of the joys of living in Los Angeles these years has been Dam-Funk's Funkmosphere, where Dam &... Read More

Dam-Funk STFU. New EP, free download.

Four new instrumental tracks, produced, recorded, composed & played by Dam-Funk. DF is currently on the last two weeks of a U.S. tour with Todd... Read More

Dam-Funk – When I'm with U I Think of Her – video by Rua Acorn

Here's a track from Dam-Funk recorded circa 1989, "When I'm with U I Think of Her," and a new video by Rua Acorn, featuring Spike... Read More

Dam-Funk joins Todd Rundgren for U.S. tour Spring 2015

Dam-Funk will be a guest in Todd Rundgren's band on a North American tour – just Dam, Todd and two backup singers – Spring 2015,... Read More

New Years Gift from Snoop and Dam-Funk: “N My System” by 7 Days of Funk

Snoop & Dam Funk have been in phantom mode recording new material the past few months whenever they've had time to relax & chill. Snoopzilla... Read More

"ProtoBlazter" by Master Blazter, for J-1 The Deer

With today marking three years since we lost our friend and talent J-1, Jovan Coleman, aka The Deer – drummer of Dam-Funk's Master Blazter –... Read More

Dam-Funk in Germany, photo story by Schiko Pt. 2

Dam-Funk was in Europe for a few shows this summer. Schiko met up with him in Berlin and Cologne and brought us these photos –... Read More

I AM FUNK

Dam-Funk was in Europe for a few shows this summer. Schiko met up with him in Berlin and Cologne and brought us these photos –... Read More

Stones Throw Picnic: Los Angeles, July 5

Free summer concert with Peanut Butter Wolf, Dam-FunK, The Lions & plenty of guests. Los Angeles, July 5, 5PM Grand Performances, California Plaza 350 S.... Read More

New tracks: Dam-Funk, Chrome Canyon, Pyramid Vritra, Oh No

"There's nothing else 'more' 2 do now, but be.. done wit' it (in peace)." - Dam Funk. A new one straight from the lab. Dam-Funk... Read More

Dam-Funk Never Gon' Sell My Soul

"Never Gon' Sell Out, Never Gon' Sell My Soul. Recorded 2day. Peace. - DF" Dam just returned from Florence Italy where photographer Mauro Puccini caught... Read More

Snoop and Dam-Funk - DO MY THANG - video from 7 Days of Funk

One of the favorite cuts off 7 Days of Funk. "Do My Thang" also features both artists wearing Snoop Dogg's latest paisley and rose printed... Read More

Photos: 7 Days of Funk record release party in Los Angeles

We had a record release party for Dam-Funk & Snoop's 7 Days of Funk at The Exchange, downtown Los Angeles. It was hosted by Novena... Read More

7 DAYS OF FUNK - DAM FUNK and SNOOP

In the store | 7 DAYS OF FUNK LP, CD, DIGITAL In the store | 7 DAYS OF FUNK 45 Box Set Snoop's first project... Read More

LA Weekly cover story: 7 Days of Funk

Ben Westhoff writes about Dam-Funk & Snoop's 7 Days of Funk for the cover story in the latest LA Weekly. "The project in Jamaica gave... Read More

Stones Throw + Stussy popup shop in Tokyo, Nov. 15-24

Stones Throw and Stussy have teamed up for Peanut Butter Wolf & Dam-Funk's Japan tour in November in conjunction with the Japan premiere of the... Read More

Snoop and Dam-Funk rock an underground dance party for the 'FADEN AWAY' video

Today, 7 Days of Funk (Dam-Funk and Snoopzilla) debut the first official music video “Faden Away,” from their forthcoming self-titled project, 7 Days of Funk.... Read More

Snoop's GGN with Dam-Funk

Dam-Funk stops by Snoop's GGN desk to discuss 7 Days of Funk. Their record drops December 10. Read More

Video: Dam-Drum 3 in action

Here's a short video from Dr. Bleep at Bleeplaps of the Dam Drum 3 in action. Dam Drum 3 is a hand-held drum machine &... Read More

Dam Drum 3

In the store | DAM DRUM 3 Version 3 of the hand-held drum machine & sequencer, a collaboration with Dam-Funk, Bleep Labs & Stones Throw.... Read More

7 Days of Funk album artwork

Dam-Funk and Snoop revealed the 7 Days of Funk album art and debuted their live performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, Monday, Oct 21st... Read More

Stones Throw vs. Beat Junkies. L.A. 10/26. Secret Location.

45 LIVE is coming again to Los Angeles, October 26. ArtDontSleep presents Stones Throw's 45 Live vs. Beat Junkies Sound. This is one big DJ... Read More

Video: Dam-Funk and Snoopzilla (7 Days of Funk) at Funkmosphere Lab

Dam & Snoopzilla are 7 Days of Funk. Check for the record coming December 10th on Stones Throw. The first single Faden Away is out... Read More

Steve Arrington and Dam-Funk - Higher, Bonus Glide - THE INSTRUMENTALS

In the store | Dam-Funk - Higher, Bonus Glide: The Instrumentals Digital In the store | Steve Arrington & Dam-Funk - Higher 2/LP Since Stones... Read More

Stones Throw Soul Tour: Oakland and L.A.

The Stones Throw Soul Tour with PB Wolf, Dam-Funk, The Stepkids, Myron & E comes home to California for the last two shows: Tue 8/27... Read More

Steve Arrington and Dam-Funk - Higher

In the store | Steve Arrington & Dam-Funk - Higher Slave front man Steve Arrington on vocals, and music by Dam-Funk. Digital available now.  LP... Read More

Dam-Funk: The Unreleased

While we patiently await the new Dam-Funk release, the always-prolific artist has continued to drop us some stray tracks along the way - several unreleased... Read More

Nite-Funk - I Know You're The One For Me [Demo]

Nite-Funk (Ramona & DF / Nite Jewel x Dam-Funk). Read More

Stones Throw Soul Tour

Announcing - STONES THROW SOUL TOUR - Peanut Butter Wolf, Dam-Funk, The Stepkids and Myron & E. This is the first time these Stones Throw... Read More

vintage Dam-Funk: "Obsessed" from 1993

Recorded in Pasadena, CA. in my bedroom studio on 1 lonely & hazy, summer day in 1993. All production, music, vocalz & recording (on 2... Read More

Dam Funk and Master Blazter: More Bounce 2 the Ounce

Recorded live by Devin McManus at Club Downunder in Tallahassee on October 10th 2011, covering "More Bounce 2 the Ounce" from one of the greatest... Read More

XLR8R Podcast 291 by Dam-Funk

Dam-Funk has put together a mix called The Healing for the latest XLR8R Podcast. Anyone following Dam's excellent series of mixes over the years probably... Read More

Dam-Funk at Coachella 2013

The lineup has been official for some time now, but here's official congratulations to Dam-Funk ... DF will bring the modern funk experience to the... Read More

Video: Dam Drum 2 put to use

We found this video online a couple days ago, posted by pianoloft, doing their own thing with Dam Drum 2. Read More

Dam Drum 2.0

In the store | DAM DRUM 2.0 SOLD OUT Version 2.0 of the HANDHELD DRUM MACHINE & SEQUENCER, a collaboration with Dam-Funk, Bleep Labs &... Read More

Stones Throw Podcast 79: Dam-Funk's Spiritual Flight Vol. II

Download free MP3 via iTunes STONES THROW PODCAST 79: DAM-FUNK - SPIRITUAL FLIGHT VOL. II The Stones Throw podcast is free. Subscribe and download via... Read More

Dam-Funk - The Crown (1996 Cassette)

Dam-Funk dug up a cassette home recording from '96 called THE CROWN. Press play. No walkman required. COMING UP Dec 08: Dam-Funk in Santa Monica,... Read More

Dam-Funk's Toeachizown vinyl available as five separate LPs

Two years ago now, Dam-Funk released his debut album, Toeachizown, an epic of modern funk, containing over two hours of music in five separately-titled parts.... Read More

Dam Funk in Japan - Culturama Video

The homie Peter Agoston writes, Check out this video I made with Dâm Funk in Japan last year. Finally able to show this. Shot in... Read More

Snoop / Dam / 1999

Props to Snoop for his taste in tees. The Dam-Funk "1999" tee is designed by Freddy Anzures and based, of course, on Prince's classic 1999... Read More

Dam-Funk returns to Japan, November 2012

Stones Throw & Stussy present Dam-Funk Japan Tour 2012 - Modern-Funk Live Band set - 11.9 (Fri) TOKYO at SOUND MUSEUM VISION Live Performance +... Read More

Photos - Stones Throw stage at the Eagle Rock Music Festival

We had a stage all day at the Eagle Rock Music Festival in Los Angeles this weekend, with nearly the whole label and many friends... Read More

Photos: Dam Funk on tour with Ariel Pink

We've been watching from afar this past month, via Dam-Funk's photos on Instagram, as he crosses the states on tour with Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti.... Read More

Dam Funk + Real Deal + Stussy

Our own Dam-Funk provided the score for this clip that Stussy put together about Real Deal Comix creator Lawrence Hubbard. Real Deal is as underground... Read More

Dam-Funk on Soular Grooves, Houston

Dam-Funk stopped in for an interview with Soular Grooves on Houston TX station KPFT earlier this week just before his show out there. Here's the... Read More

Video: Dam-Funk - I Don't Wanna Be A Star

Lead track off Dam-Funk's new maxi-single "I Don't Wanna Be A Star" directed by Eric Coleman | DP/Cinematographer:  Rich Hama, Editor: Luke Lynch, Co-producer:  Marybell... Read More

The Dam Drum

IN THE STORE: DAM DRUM: HANDHELD DRUM MACHINE & SEQUENCER UPDATE: DAM-DRUM HAS SOLD OUT Dam-Drum is a handheld drum machine and sequencer with four... Read More

Dam-Funk "I Don't Wanna Be A Star" 12-inch maxi single

IN THE STORE: DAM FUNK - I DONT WANNA BE A STAR 12" Maxi Single Dam-Funk's first new tracks leading up to his next album... Read More

Dam-Funk on the cover of Wax Poetics #52

This coming week we'll be announcing an all-new EP from Dam-Funk and a drum machine/sequencer we've collaborated on with Dam and Bleep Labs.  At the... Read More

New track: "Happy" by Dam-Funk

*No rocket science. Just a straight up summer 'glide' 4 U. Produced, recorded & Funked by: D-F (in Ladera Heights / L.A., CA.) "Happy" by... Read More

Photos: Dam-Funk in Germany by Schiko

"Mr. Dam Funk told stories and talked to the audience, he was singing, playing, screaming, dancing and falling … giving his soul in the tradition... Read More

Stones Throw Podcast 73 by Mike D and Peanut Butter Wolf

FREE ON ITUNES: STONES THROW PODCAST 73: MIKE D & PEANUT BUTTER WOLF The Stones Throw podcast is always free. Download on iTunes or subscribe... Read More

Stones Throw: 4/20 in San Francisco

We're in the old hometown on 4/20, with Peanut Butter Wolf, Dam-Funk, Jonti & Jonwayne at 1015 Folsom. Tickets, time, details – http://stonesthrowsf.eventbrite.com/ Read More

PBW, J. Rocc, Dam-Funk on Boilerroom.tv February 25

Boilerroom TV will broadcast a show with Peanut Butter Wolf, J. Rocc and Dam-Funk this weekend.  This show will be broadcasted live from 8pm –... Read More

Prince mix by Dam-Funk for Wax Poetics

For the Wax Poetics ten-year anniversary and Issue 50 (Prince Issue) , DāM-FunK created an exclusive Prince DJ mix, including a new DāM-FunK track. Track... Read More

Stones Throw Rhythm Trax: Rhythm Pack (5LP Set)

IN THE STORE: STONES THROW RHYTHM TRAX: RHYTHM PACK 5LP Set, complete Rhythm Trax series by Dam-Funk, Koushik, Baron Zen, James Pants, DJ Romes. This... Read More

Dam-Funk's Spiritual Flight: The full un-edited presentation

*In 2009, I quietly recorded an all Gospel based, Boogie-Funk' mix for Stones Throw. That mix was released as one of their many podcast (Stones... Read More

Dam-Funk Live Tribute to J-1 at Funkmosphere.

This Monday night at Dam-Funk's Funkmosphere served as an impromptu tribute to Master Blazter's Jovan “J-1″ Coleman who passed away this weekend. Excuse the low-light,... Read More

R.I.P. J-1 / Jovan Coleman

Some terrible news tonight, we've just heard that J-1, drummer of Dam-Funk's Master Blazter passed away yesterday.  Dam released this statement on his Facebook page:... Read More

No Lames Up in Here: Dam-Funk and Master Blazter

Note: DJ Quik has just been added to the Dam-Funk show Nov. 3rd in Los Angeles at the El Rey Theater. Dam-Funk wraps up his... Read More

Video: Dam Funk and Master Blazter live at Stones Throw Direct to Disc #3

IN THE STORE: DAM-FUNK & MASTER BLAZTER DIRECT TO DISC LP Dam-Funk & Master Blazter performing "It's My Life" at Stones Throw Direct to Disc... Read More

Dam-Funk and Master Blazter Direct to Disc LP

IN THE STORE: DAM-FUNK & MASTER BLAZTER DIRECT TO DISC LP Throughout the year, Stones Throw has been producing a series of live shows in... Read More

Beats in Space: Dam-Funk

Dam-Funk taped a set this week for Beats in Space, a radio show by Tim Sweeney in New York City, Tuesday nights on WNYU 89.1... Read More

Dam Funk and Master Blazter: Halloween in D.C.

Dam-Funk & Master Blazter are wrapping up their epic North American tour. A new show has been added for Halloween in Washington DC.  Dam &... Read More

Dam-Funk Innafocuseddaze

Dam-Funk teamed up with Scion AV for the release of this new EP and the October tour. 10" vinyl release coming soon, but you can... Read More

Dam-Funk: new track, new EP, new tour

We nearly missed this one, another in Dam's series of unmastered demo tracks brought straight from the lab to Soundcloud. All music & vocals recorded... Read More

Photos: Stones Throw Direct to Disc #3 with Dam Funk and Steve Arrington

Below are some photos by Maricel Sison (msison.com) from Stones Throw's Direct to Disc #3 which took place this weekend at the recording studio Capsule... Read More

Dam-Funk and Master Blazter Tour Dates: Aug-Nov 2011

DAM-FUNK & MASTER BLAZTER ON TOUR FROM HERE TIL ETERNITY (aka end of 2011) 08.26.11: Pasadena CA @ The Terrace 08.28.11: Long Beach CA @... Read More

Direct to Disc #3: Dam-Funk, Steve Arrington, Los Angeles August 19

In celebration of our 15th anniversary, Stones Throw Records is producing a series of private shows in front of a small live audience at a... Read More

Dam-Funk "Candy Dancin'" Live at Taicoclub '11 (Video)

Dam-Funk live at Taicoclub '11 in Japan. www.stonesthrow.com/damfunk Read More

Dam-Funk rocks a beach in France (Photos by Mr. Mass)

Dam-Funk & his band Master Blazter at day 5 of Worldwide Festival in Sete, France. Thanks to Mass for the pics. DAM-FUNK stonesthrow.com/damfunk twitter.com/damfunk MR.... Read More

A public service message from Dam-Funk... (MP3)

Continuing D-F's long line of unreleased demo downloads brought to you straight from the lab, here's another with the title “We Should Kill All Azzholes”... Read More

Dam-Funk with Leon Sylvers III circa 1990: "I'm Not Easy but We Can Talk"

The full details (spoken when I was hella young & my voice was a tad higher) are laid over a Stanley Clarke instrumental, then...the groove... Read More

Dam-Funk and the future of Modern Funk: Tour dates and new album planned

Dam-Funk is announcing a long lineup of shows through Summer 2011, after which he'll be releasing the followup to his epic Modern Funk album Toeachizown.... Read More

PB Wolf, Dam-Funk, Vex Ruffin: Los Angeles, May 21

Saturday, May 21 in Highland Park, Los Angeles. Facebook Event. Read More

Dam Funk Remix: Ariel Pink - Fright Night (Nevermore)

Dam-Funk has remixed a track from Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti on 4AD. Download MP3 – Ariel Pink - Fright Night (Nevermore) Dam-Funk Remix   Dam-Funk... Read More

Dam-Funk - Truth (Mixtape for Oki-Ni)

"Truth" by Dam-Funk for Oki-ni. Many more mixes over on their website Oki-ni As Dam-Funk explains it, “All songs were taken from the original wax... Read More

Squirt Guns and Airplanes: Stones Throw x Brainfeeder x Badu

Part 2: More photos from the Brainfeeder Stones Throw party at Coachella. Aside from bass, the running theme of the day was squirt guns &... Read More

The Polaroids: Stones Throw x Brainfeeder x Badu

Brainfeeder & Stones Throw teamed up yesterday out at Palm Springs for an afternoon party near the massive Coachella Festival. Everything went down at a... Read More

Audio: Dam-Funk interview with Keyboard Mag.

Raw podcast of interview with Dam-Funk from the April 2011 issue of Keyboard Magazine by Editor in Chief Stephen Fortner. DAM FUNK http://stonesthrow.com/damfunk http://twitter.com/damfunk KEYBOARD... Read More

Dam-Funk 1999 T-shirt

IN THE STORE: DAM-FUNK 1999 (PURPLE) DAM-FUNK 1999 (WHITE) We'll let Dam tell it ... This t-shirt (designed by the great Freddy Anzures, San Francisco)... Read More

Stones Throw at SXSW 2011

Below are listings for Stones Throw artists events at SXSW, Austin TX, from Sunday March 13 to Saturday March 19. 3/13 SUN., 10PM:  PBWolf& Chromeo... Read More

Stones Throw's Hella International at Miami Winter Music Conference 2011

Stones Throw will once again be throwing Hella International, our yearly party at Miami's Winter Music Conference. Peanut Butter Wolf, J Rocc, Mayer Hawthorne, Dam... Read More

Snoop Dogg and Dam Funk

Snoop and Dam Funk got together last night at HVW8 Gallery for an impromptu performance at the opening of the gallery's show The Dogg House.... Read More

San Francisco Bay Guardian: Peanut Butter Wolf and Dam Funk: The Discoverers

Written by Johnny Ray Huston for San Francisco Bay Guardian, published February 16, 2011. Cover photo by Mathew Scott. It's the midnight hour on Valentine's... Read More

Dam-Funk: WeCoolerDanNem

"I ain't trippin' on 'nathin or NO catz. I'm Just doin' me...4 U". Good day. Equipment used: *Roland Juno 1 *Casiotone CT-640 *Sequential Circuits Drumtraks... Read More

New Years Eve 2011 Events: Los Angeles to Australia

Dec 31: Mayer Hawthorne, Santa Monica CA with Classixx, Jason Bently, Raul Campos at Viceroy, 1819 Ocean Ave Santa Monica CA. http://viceroysantamonica.com/newyearseve Dec 31: Dam-Funk,... Read More

Dam-Funk "Tis the Season"

Happy holidays...D-F style. Equipment used: *Korg Rhythm 55B Drum Machine *Roland Juno 1 Synthesizer *Casio CT-640 Keyboard *Radio Shack $19.99 Microphone ** All music was... Read More

Photos: Red Bull Culture Clash with J. Rocc, Dam-Funk, Mayer Hawthorne, Peanut Butter Wolf

Here in Los Angeles last week Red Bull hosted a music "culture clash" downtown, putting the sound systems of four L.A. crews head to head... Read More

STONES THROW vs DIM MAK vs DUB CLUB vs SMOG: Culture Clash Los Angeles, Dec 2nd

Red Bull Music Academy is bringing four of LA's music collectives, including Stones Throw, under one roof on December 2.  Celebrating traditional Jamaican sound clash... Read More

Dusted Reviews Dam-Funk's Adolescent Funk

The first serious review of Dam-Funk's Adolescent Funk album, written by Rob Hatch-Miller for dustedmagazine.com I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the kind of... Read More

Video: Steve Arrington + Stones Throw

Former Slave frontman Steve Arrington is working on an album produced entirely by Dam-Funk, to be released next year on Stones Throw – read the... Read More

Photos: 10.10.10

It went down on 10.10.10:  Ten DJs, ten hours, all 45s. Ross got some pics.  Thanks Ross, and thanks everyone for coming. Read More

Dam-Funk: Adolescent Funk

IN THE STORE: DAM-FUNK - ADOLESCENT FUNK “New” album recorded 1988-1992 - out now Dam-Funk, to many, is a new name from the past year... Read More

Video: Dam-Funk - Hood Pass Intact (Vocal Version)

Dam-Funk with the second video connected to the album Toeachizown, a vocal version of “Hood Pass Intact” directed by Henry DeMaio. Dam-Funk Tour Dates: Sep... Read More

Dam-Funk: All I Wanna Do Is Get Away (Unreleased)

Here's the final installment of the 'D-F FREE DOWNLOAD SERIES' as I head off 4 Europe. Recorded Sept. 1st, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. (Funk... Read More

Dam-Funk: Never Tongue in Cheek (Unreleased)

Track description?....self explanatory. *I'mma just keep 'humbly' Funkin' U. No funny business....just Funkin' U. That's all I wanna do....period. 1 - D-F Upcoming releases: Hood... Read More

Village Voice: DâM-FunK Abides by The G Code at Fort Greene

Written by Rob Harvilla, published in Village Voice, August 11, 2010 DâM-FunK Fort Greene Park, NYC Tuesday, August 10 Can't believe it's taken me this... Read More

Dam-Funk: Concentration (Unreleased)

*STOP!!!! Just.... 'concentrate'. DâM-FunK - "Concentration" (unmastered/unreleased demo) W/ love 4 my fellow human beings; - D-F Read More

DF in Black and White. Europe photos by Schiko.

Dam-Funk is busy.  Below: Germany, photos by Schiko. This week: Future of Modern Funk Mix for BBC Radio 1 Coming up: Hood Pass Intact EP... Read More

Dam-Funk: The Future of Modern Funk Mix

While on tour in Croatia this week, Dam-Funk put together a mix called The Future of Modern Funk which aired today on Mary Anne Hobbs... Read More

DF + EU (pix)

DF + Europe + photos by Schiko. Hood Pass Intact 12-inch maxi single coming soon. Read More

A Report: Dam-Funk and Jody Watley live at The Troubadour

Jody Watley posted a report on her blog about performing with Dam-Funk last weekend at The Troubadour in Hollywood:     The atmosphere at The Troubadour... Read More

Dam-Funk concert poster for San Francisco and Hollywood

IN THE STORE DAM-FUNK POSTER BY BURLESQUE OF NORTH AMERICA Dam-Funk has a couple of key shows coming up in L.A. & San Francisco, and... Read More

Restocked: Dam-Funk's Toeachizown 5LP box set

IN THE STORE Dam-Funk: Toeachizown 5LP Box Set Ain't easy to make these things.  We've been waiting on a restock for a couple month. Read More

A track from Dam-Funk: Ihopeuknowimwatchingjune

DOWNLOAD: Dam-Funk: IHopeUknowImWatchingJune (MP3) Dam-Funk's free download/unreleased series are new, unmastered MP3 single tracks created & released by the man himself via twitter.com/damfunk.  Dam-Funk on... Read More

PBW and D-F in Japan

Peanut Butter Wolf & Dam-Funk just came back from a tour in Japan.  They brought a bunch of records and these pix.  Read More

Dam-Funk Interview in Australia (Audio)

Currently on tour in Australia & New Zealand, Dam-Funk spoke with Spearhands and shared his knowledge of Funk and Boogie. May 12: Dam-Funk in Wellington... Read More

Stussy 30th Anniversary presents Stones Throw Japan Tour 2010 feat. Peanut Butter Wolf and Dam-Funk

We've teamed up with Stussy to send Peanut Butter Wolf & Dam-Funk on tour in Japan during the annual holiday season “Golden Week” - end... Read More

Dam-Funk live aboard a cuise ship on the Hudson, Apr. 24

Update: After being stuck in Athens for a short while, Dam-Funk commandeered a plane and flew himself home through a volcanic cloud.  This show aboard... Read More

Dam-Funk “Things That Dreams Are Made Of” video and MP3

Dam-Funk has covered “The Things Dreams Are Made Of” by synth-pop band The Human League. The song & video were made for shoe brand Dr.... Read More

Photos: Dam-Funk, Bowery Ballroom NYC

Dam-Funk this weekend at NYC's Bowery Ballroom. Photos by Mel D. Cole (www) Read More

Stones Throw's SXSW Guide

On Mar. 17, 8PM-1AM, Converse is presenting our event 45 Live, with Madlib, Wolf, J.Rocc, Dam-Funk, 14KT and Amir playing all 45s. We've teamed up... Read More

Dam-Funk U.S. tour in March

Dam Funk is on the road in March in support of his epic five volume masterpiece, Toeachizown Thr 3/4 - Toronto  @ The Drake Fri... Read More

Dam-Funk speaks at Red Bull Music Academy

Last Tuesday, Dãm-Funk spoke at London's Red Bull Music Academy - highlights below. www.redbullmusicacademy.com Read More

Dam-Funk Unplugged

Dam and I went to a studio last night and recorded an acoustic piano version of "Steppin Into My Life" and filmed the whole process... Read More

Stones Throw Podcast 56: Valentine's Jams

STONES THROW PODCAST ARCHIVE: STONES THROW PODCAST 56: VALENTINE'S JAMS Stones Throw's podcasts are released as free downloads for an indefinite period of time. In... Read More

It's here: Dam-Funk 5LP Box Set for Toeachizown

IN THE STORE Dam-Funk: Toeachizown 5LP Box Set It's about time. Pushed back late last year due to a manufacturing issue beyond our control, the... Read More

Keytar Hero: Dam-Funk in LA Weekly

Excerpt from the article published in LA Weekly, January 15, 2009. Written by Jeff Weiss. Damon Riddick was born with the funk. It’s an innate... Read More

Dam-Funk in Bonafide Mag (UK)

This is an excerpt from a piece in Bonafide Mag, issue 3.  Aside from Dam-Funk, this issue features a cover & interview with Stones Throw's... Read More

Top 10 of 2009: Lists by PBW, Ma Dukes, Dam-Funk, J.Rocc, Pants, Egon and Mayer Hawthorne

A few of the crew turned in Top 10 Music of 2009 lists. This was originally suppose to be "Stones Throw not-eligable" but a couple... Read More

Dam-Funk “Mirrors” Official Video

“Mirrors”, off Dam-Funk's 5-LP set Toeachizown. Director: Henry DeMaio Camera: Jimmy Hammond & Henry DeMaio Graphics: Tristan Keller Camera Asst: Sabina Padilla. Read More

Dam-Funk's Toeachizown: 5-LP Box Set

IN THE STORE: Dam-Funk - Toeachizown (5LP Set) Pre-order. Expected ship date: Jan. 4, 2010 Dam-Funk's 5-LP set Toeachizown is now available for pre-order and... Read More

Catching up on Dam-Funk's Toeachizown Vol. 5: Sky

For the five parts of Dam-Funk's Toeachizown that we released digitally over the last few months, Dam himself broke down the story and theme of... Read More

Dam-Funk in LA Times

Published in The Los Angeles Times, November 1, 2009.  By Eric Ducker. Sitting in the makeshift studio in the garage behind his Leimert Park home,... Read More

Dam-Funk video interview with Defrag

Below is some video shot by the web mag Defrag of Dam-Funk during his “Funk Tsunami Tour” in Asia tour. Dam-Funk's album Toeachizown was just... Read More

Dam-Funk: Toeachizown, double-disc CD release

IN THE STORE: Dam-Funk - Toeachizown (Double-CD Version) 2/CD with 6p. folder, $16.98 Dam-Funk's debut album Toeachizown (2/CD) is here and will be released worldwide... Read More

Stussy x Stones Throw: Dam-Funk's Funk Tsunami Shirts and 45 now available

IN THE STORE Stussy x Stones Throw: Funk Tsunami - Black shirt & 45 Stussy x Stones Throw: Funk Tsunami - White shirt & 45... Read More

Photos: Dam-Funk in London, Toeachizown Europe Tour

Photos from Dam-Funk & Benji B at Deviation in London. Happy Birthday, Benji! More pics at Deviationmusic.net Dam-Funk Europe Tour: Oct 12: Vienna, Austria @... Read More

Dam-Funk kicks off Europe tour

Having just wrapped up his Funk Tsunami Tour in Japan, China & Korea, Dam-Funk now headed to Europe: Oct 7: London @ Gramaphone. Deviation 2nd... Read More

Dam-Funk Fader cover story

Excerpt from a feature article & interview with Dam-Funk in Fader #64. Story by Felipe Delerme, Photos by Jason Nocito. Riding north up Arlington Avenue... Read More

Dam-Funk Toeachizown Vol. 4: Hood

IN THE STORE: Toeachizown Vol. 4: Hood $5.49, Album, 30 min Dam-Funk's debut album Toeachizown - over 2 and a half hours of music -... Read More

Dam-Funk reports from Japan, Funk Tsunami Tour, Days 3-4

Dam-Funk reports from the Funk Tsunami Tour. They have finished up Japan, and now continue to South Korea and China. Dates Here: Dam-Funk x Stussy:... Read More

Dam-Funk on the Funk Tsunami Tour, Day 2

Dam-Funk & Benji B on the Funk Tsunami Tour in Osaka. Photos by Shin Okishima and Takahiro Mizutani. Kota Kalin reports: “Osaka & Kanazawa were... Read More

Dam-Funk on the Funk Tsunami Tour, Day 1: Tokyo

We received what appears to be a partially-coded message from our Japanese associate Kota Kalin, who is traveling with Dam-Funk through Asia.  It reads: Day... Read More

Dam-Funk x Stussy: The Funk Tsunami Tour in Asia

Sep 18 - Tokyo, Japan @ JZ Brat Sep 19 - Osaka, Japan @ Sound Channel Sep 20 - Kanazawa, Japan @ Manier Sep 21... Read More

Dam-Funk Toeachizown Vol. 3: Life

IN THE STORE: Toeachizown Vol. 3: Life $5.99, Album, 37 min., 320 kbps Dam-Funk's debut album Toeachizown will be released as 5/LP set (release date... Read More

Dam-Funk Toeachizown Vol. 2: Fly

IN THE STORE: Toeachizown Vol. 2: Fly $5.94, Album, 37 min., 320 kbps Dam-Funk's debut album Toeachizown will be released as 5/LP set (release date... Read More

LA Dope

Photographer Shaun Bloodworth came through LA with a camera and a few phone numbers, and left with a piece called LA Dope - pics of... Read More

Dam-Funk's Lab

from “Sound & Recording”  August 2009 (Japan)  www.rittor-music.co.jp/hp/sr Read More

Stones Throw x Serato

IN THE STORE Serato x Stones Throw (2 Discs, 2 Slipmats) SOLD OUT, OUT OF PRINT This is the Serato & Stones Throw collabo, a... Read More

Stones Throw Podcast 49: Dam-Funk's Spiritual Flight

STONES THROW PODCAST ARCHIVE Stones Throw Podcast 49: Dam-Funk's Spiritual Flight Stones Throw's podcast is released as free download for an indefinite period of time.... Read More

Dam-Funk's Toeachizown coming in Fall

Dam-Funk's debut album Toeachizown will be released as 5/LP set (release date TBA) and 2/CD on October 20. Throughout late summer and fall we are... Read More

Dam-Funk in New York Times: A Chatty Fan of ’80s Funk, Serving It Slow and Low

Originally published in NYTimes.com In the classicist sense, there are things a D.J. does beyond playing records — namely, talk. Over a sprawling, exuberant two-and-a-half-hour... Read More

Dam-Funk talks boogie, modern funk and working with Animal Collective

Interview with Jeff Weiss of Los Angeles Times, published in latimesblogs.latimes.com Though he’s frequently tagged as “the ambassador of Boogie,” Dam-Funk (pronounced: “Dame” as in... Read More

Dam-Funk mix on BBC

DOWNLOAD: Dam-Funk Mix from BBC's Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental Show (MP3) DâM-FunK – ‘Brookside Park’ (Stones Throw) DâM-FunK – ‘Spacecapades’ (Stones Throw) DâM-FunK – ‘This... Read More

Dam-Funk in XLR8R 126

"I definitely am a true believer that there are things we're not privy to but are happening all around us," Dâmon Riddick, the one-man-band and... Read More

Stones Throw USA and Canada Tour

"Fresh off of their sold out spring tour of Europe, Peanut Butter Wolf, James Pants, Dam-Funk, and Mayer Hawthorne are now touring the US &... Read More

Hella International 2009: Pics

Madness in Miami on Saturday at Stones Throw's Hella International, our third year of this event at Miami's Winter Music Conference. The party went down... Read More

Dam-Funk On Point

From on-point.de & ondasonora.be, Dam-Funk interviewed in Antwerp. Dam-Funk's “Let's Take Off” Maxi 12-inch coming in April 2009. www.stonesthrow.com/damfunk Read More

Europe Tour Photos by Schiko

Stones Throw Europe Tour 2009: Amsterdam, Vienna, Cologne. Photos by Schiko (www). And props to our friends at Carhartt for putting this tour on. More... Read More

Switzerland: The Dam-Funk Episode

Part 4: Paris Part 1: London And the rest Read More

Stones Throw x Ed Banger: Photos

Stones Throw 2009 Europe Tour, presented by Carhartt, kicked off in Paris. We had a sold-out event at Bataclan: Stones Throw meets Ed Banger. Peanut... Read More

Stones Throw iTunes Sampler

Stones Throw sampler on iTunes. Some new, previously unreleased joints from Dam-Funk, Guilty Simpson, MED and Savath y Savalas (Prefuse 73), J.Rocc and James Pants.... Read More

Prince Paul and Peanut Butter Wolf a.k.a. Pimp Paul and Play Boy Wolf

Prince Paul and Peanut Butter Wolf have a valentine's day special which will be happening at the Echoplex in Los Angeles, Friday Feb 13. Egyptian... Read More

Stones Throw Europe 2009

Carhartt presents Stones Throw Europe Tour 2009 with Peanut Butter Wolf, Dam-Funk, James Pants (performing live with Royal Zodiac) and Mayer Hawthorne. Different poster color... Read More

Dam-Funk's Rhythm Trax Commercial 4 U

From D-F: The DâM-FunK RHYTHM TRAX VOL. IV Commercial 4 U. Directed by: RAD Overseen by: D-F *Nararated by the OG Funksta from Sunset &... Read More

Dam-Funk in Shook Magazine

"You'​re almos​t guara​nteed​ a nice big dose of soul in anyth​ing you might​ find here.​ That,​ and somet​hing you can bang to. You'​re going​ to... Read More

Toronto, Chicago and Atlanta: Stones Throw’s Move in December

Stones Throw’s MOVE is a bi-monthly event in Toronto, Chicago and Atlanta. Toronto, Fri., Dec 12: Dam-Funk & Mayer Hawthorne at Wrongbar Chicago, Sat., Dec... Read More

Dam-Funk Rhythm Trax Vol. 4

Dam Funk’s Rhythm Trax Vol. 4 is the fourth installment of Stones Throw’s DJ friendly Rhythm Trax series (preceded by James Pants, DJ Romes, &... Read More

Joaquin Phoenix (dressed like The Dude) debuts rap career at Dam-Funk's Funkmosphere

Joaquin Phoenix showed up at Dam-Funk's Culver City hot spot Funkmosphere on Monday night to debut his rap career, along with your boy Casey Affleck... Read More

ST @ CMJ 08: The Video

From Stones Throw's showcase at NYC's Gallery Bar in October, with DJs: Madlib, Wolf, Edan, Dam-Funk, Egon, Mayer Hawthorne, James Pants, Arabian Prince, and the... Read More

ST @ CMJ 08 Photos

NYC, October 08. B+W pics by Mel at villageslum.com. Thanks: VTech, the DJs: Madlib, Wolf, Edan, Dam-Funk, Egon, Mayer Hawthorne, James Pants, Arabian Prince, and... Read More

Stones Throw at CMJ 08

Stones Throw CMJ 08, presented by VTech. DJs: Madlib, PB Wolf, Edan the DJ, Dam-Funk, Egon, James Pants, Arabian Prince, Mayer Hawthorne & hosted by... Read More

Dam-Funk and Benji B at Deviation in London

Pics by Fats Shariff (www) www.stonesthrow.com/damfunk www.deviationmusic.net/blog Read More

Back to the Future: Dam-Funk in Wax Poetics

A tight, shoe box-shaped room in West Los Angeles shakes with the sound of boogie funk every Monday night. On the decks, Dam-Funk drops early... Read More

“Best Record Label: Stones Throw” – LA Weekly

BEST L.A. RECORD LABEL: STONES THROW RECORDS By Randall Roberts www.laweekly.com Oct. 2, 2008 It buggers the imagination that any sane person would consider running... Read More

Dam-Funk “Toeachizown” Video

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Stones Throw Podcast 28: Boogie Funk mixed by Dam-Funk

STONES THROW PODCAST ARCHIVE: Stones Throw Podcast 28: Boogie Funk mixed by Dam-Funk 1.THE ANTILLES – “I’ve Got To Have You” :: Creole / ’83... Read More

Dam-Funk

Damon “Dam-Funk” Riddick is the epitome of funk. Ever since debuting with Stones Throw in 2008, Dam-Funk has become one of the genres most passionate proselytizers, out to save it from devilish depictions of cartoonish caricature. To Dam, funk is a way of living, “a feeling of struggle and staying cool through it all.” Dam-Funk grew up in the Los Angeles city/suburb of Pasadena. A ‘70s baby, he came of age in the era of the Uncle Jamm’s Army parties, of electro-pharaoh Egyptian Lover, of Prince’s purple reign. His parents nurtured his musical talents as a child and by his teens, he mastered the drums, then the drum machine. A chance encounter led to an apprenticeship under funk songwriter/producer Leon Sylvers III (SOLAR Records) and by the mid-90s G-Funk era in hip-hop, Dam found his musical skills in high demand by rappers such as Mack 10 and MC Eiht. “Everybody was trying to do the live instrumentation thing, so then you got cats like me playing on records,” Dam explains. Sideman status wasn’t enough though. Dam remembers “watching gold plaques hitting the wall” for everyone but him and he decided to go “full-funk” and make a do-or-die try to become an artist on his own terms. In 2006, Dam-Funk and a few friends launched the popular Funkmosphere party in L.A., bringing the boogie back. It’s around then that Dam drew the attention of Stones Throw and both label and artist related to Dam’s insistence that “funk is not just a Jheri Curl. There was more than that.” Dam’s partnership with Stones Throw has seen the release of his debut Toeachizown (2009) and Invite the Light (2015), as well as an anthology of early productions, Adolescent Funk (2010), to Higher(2013) with Steve Arrington and 7 Days of Funk (2013) with Snoop Dogg. On the web Dam-Funk | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook