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Toeachizown Vol. 4: Hood $5.49, Album, 30 min
Dam-Funk's debut album Toeachizown – over 2 and a half hours of music – will be released as 5/LP set (release date TBA) and 2/CD on October 20. Through summer and fall we have been releasing the 5 vols digitally. Dam speaks on Vol. 4 …
This 4th volume of Toeachizown, subtitled Hood, is one of my personal favorites of the set.
With these songs, I delved into another side of my life experiences. These are songs that peepz can glide to while hittin' corners down streets like Crenshaw Bl. in L.A., Lincoln Ave. in Pasadena, Whittier Bl. in East L.A., or any Bl. or street, for that matter, in the world, with total Funk confidence & ease. The standout track on this volume for me is "Brookside Park", as this is a park in my hometown of Pasadena, CA that I witnessed something very special & unique on one hazy Sunday afternoon back in the day. This particular track is over 9:mins long of pure Modern-Funk bizness. With lyrics that came to my head, while composing this on the spot, such as: "Brookside Park!…I'll never forget that the way that the sun shined there…Brookside Park!…Gangsta's & UFO's…Brookside Park!…If you were there you'd know….Brookside Park!"; I feel, with the overall soundscapes combined with the lyrics, captures the vibe of that particular day in my life, perfectly. This volume also includes tracks that MOST DEFINITELY BANG in the clubs such as: "Hood Pass Intact", "Killdatmuthafu*ka" & (the co-produced by) the Orange County based, up & coming Funk collective known as WIZARDZ with the uptempo glider; "Boogie Slyde". Another joint on this volume: "Mobbin' Thru Busters" is a synth-heavy, slow rollin' personal favorite of mine as well.
All in all, this 4th volume subtitled: 'Hood' is for my true Funksta's, G-Funksta's, Gangsta's (keep it mild-mannered though y'all!), & just ALL genuine appreciators of this 'Modern-Funk' music coming outta Los Angeles, California at this moment.
I hope U dig it. And, as with everything I do musically…this is 4 U.
Peace fam & please stay tuned for the finale: Vol. 5 ~ 'SKY'.
Oct 7: London @ Gramaphone. Deviation 2nd Birthday Party with Benji B INFO
Oct 9: Zurich, Switzerland @ Stall6 INFO
Oct 10: Rotterdam, Holland @ Club Zoner Consessies
Oct 12: Vienna, Austria @ Cafe Leopold INFO
Oct 14: Roma, Italy @ Via Casilina Vecchia
Oct 15: Tel Aviv, Israel @ Tabac
Oct 17: Paris @ La Bellevilloise w/ SA-RA and PB Wolf. INFO
Oct 18: Torino, Italy @ Flora INFO
Oct 21: London @ Plastic People
Oct 23: Dublin, Ireland @ Revolution
Oct 24: Manchester, UK @ The Warehouse Project Festival INFO
Oct 25: Cork, Ireland @ The Pavillion