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 – we are sharing a never-before released Master Blazter jam called "ProtoBlazter."
This joint was originally laid down as a demo by J-1 and fellow Master Blazter, Computer Jay, for an album that was left unfinished. After J-1's passing, the remaining members of the group gathered to add the final layer of Dam's blazing lead synth to complete the funk that is Master Blazter. They were joined by J's Bay Area family and 4onefunk member Teeko and Mugpush, who had been working closely with J-1 on completing his album just before he passed away, and who are determined to carry out J's vision.
With the help of J-1's loyal family of friends and fans, his project will see its completion and release in 2015. The LP entitled GOINtUFF musically tells the story of our beloved J-1 THE DEER!