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by Andrew Frisicano
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DOWNLOAD: Dam-Funk - Toeachizown (MP3)
Stones Throw's Dam-Funk will be headlining a free show tonight (10/27) at Brooklyn Bowl presented by Fader to celebrate his new record and appearance on the cover of the mag. Also on the bill are Cubic Zirconia and DJ sets from Duane Harriott & Master Khan, Snack N Cmish and special guests. It's the first in a new monthly series, dubbed Fader Bowl, from the mag.
Dam's 2xCD Toeachizown came out earlier this week (on 10/20) through the Stones Throw label, which also has a 5 LP version of the record scheduled for a Dec-Jan release (because of production issues). You can catch the album's instrumental title track, loaded with gorgeous retro synths, above.
In addition to his new Reflection Eternal material with DJ Hi-Tek and Black Star shows with Mos Def, Talib also guests on the new Madlib-produced record by Strong Arm Steady (ex-Death Row-ers Krondon, Phil Da Agony and Mitchy Slick) called Stoney Jackson (release date TBA on Stones Throw) (also with guest spots by Guilty Simpson, Little Brother's Phonte, Planet Asia and "a host of underground Los Angeles's emerging rap talent"). Talib gets the first verse on the first single, up for free on iTunes. Maybe that has something to with Talib's Blacksmith label set up to release Strong Arm Steady's debut Arms & Hammers in 2010. The release was delayed when Warner split with Blacksmith in '08. There's also a Dam-Funk mixtape at the iTunes link.
A flyer for the Fader show, a Dam-Funk interview, two Strong Arm Steady/Madlib tracks (definitely harder-sounding than Madlib's usual work) and a Reflection Eternal video are below...
DAM FUNK Profile001
GET YA MONEY RIGHT - STRONG ARM STEADY produced by MADLIB
LOOSE GIRL - STRONG ARM STEADY produced by MADLIB
Talib Kweli + Hi Tek-Reflection Eternal - Back Again
Dam-Funk - 2009 Tour Dates
Oct 27 Fader Release Party @ Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, New York
Oct 29 Terrace F. Club w/ Odd Nosdam Princeton
Oct 30 Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oct 31 Oslo Detroit, Michigan
Nov 06 Southport Weekender Southport
Nov 07 Southport Weekender Southport
Nov 24 The Independent w/ Warren G San Francisco, California