DaM FUNK

I have spoken to many a creative on O.OWL and I have come to realize that those who have achieved the most are often the most humble.  Stones Throw Records and LA born and raised and  DAM FUNK  (pronounced ‘dame’ from ‘Damon’) is an example of such a person.  From the beginning to the end of our chat over shrimp and cocktails on new years day he was generous with his time and easy to talk to.  I approached him a little before the time he brought in 2011 in Western Australia and he was just so willing to be a part of this little blog.

I first saw Damon at Glastonbury in 2010 and my 2011 started off mighty funky with Mr Funk being minimally effected by the tropical heat in the zero air conditioned room – he was there to do a job and he delivered.   He made up a solid trio of FLYING LOTUS and GASLAMP KILLER  and they basically tore shit up on their Australian tour.

We all know the man has style and the ‘funk’ analogies can go on for days, but what I was impressed by was his chivalry and manners. Leaving his company on the first day of 2011, the man with the G steeze of Ice T and the charisma of Prince has set the standard of my expectations of people for the rest of the year.

MUSIC …

Is my best friend.

 

IF I WERE TO ONLY HAVE ONE RECORD …

It would probably be ‘Don’t Leave Me Baby’ by Mazarati (B side only/flip side of ‘100 MPH’) recorded in 1985 and released on Prince’s Paisley Park label and was produced by the The Revolution member Brownmark.

 

WHEN I AM PERFORMING …

I am not ‘Damon’ I am ‘Dam Funk’.

 

I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT …

To not be arrogant, spoiled up, bitch made, buster in the game.

 

THE BIGGEST EYE OPENER FOR ME …

Was when I saw a UFO.

(*he’s not joking, owl)

 

IF I WEREN’T DOING THIS …

I would be a meteorologist, an astronaut or a freeway designer/engineer….either one of those.

 

FUNK …

Is not a silly fad…it’s a way of life.

 

AUSTRALIA HAS BEEN …

Fantastic! For real.

 

2011 WILL BE …

The enlightening countdown to 2012.

 

THE OBNOXIOUS OWL …

Is not a ‘girl’ or just some chick…she is a lady.

 

2 Comments on DaM FUNK

  1. Anonymous // 2011-01-06 at 9:33 PM // Reply

    LOVE

  2. I love Dam Funk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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