Sunday, August 30, 2009

DAM-FUNK x RED ::: I Should Tell Ya Momma On You

Check out this trippy DÂM FUNK remix of I Should Tell Ya Momma On You of RED, The Man Without The Machine or also known as the homeless G-funk beat-boxer/ MC recently 'discovered' by art collective/record label HVW8. LA fam, DÂM FUNK was visiting New York to play a couple of sold-out shows with Animal Collective at Prospect Park, BK (check my earlier interview with him for the download link to their collabo joint) and to do a live/DJ set at the TROPHY Bar in Williamsburg before he set out to play along side of De La Soul on their tour. I saw the video of RED that's been circulating for a couple of months, but this was the first time I heard Dâm's hypnotic remix on a real soundsystem...Check the video of him putting fire under the evocative vocals. This track is so dope, nothing really like anything I heard before...RED is using no vocoder, and though people call his style beatboxing, I believe that he is doing more than just that, using a vocal technique known as throatsinging! Actually, the reason why I posted my previous post on Tuvan throatsinging was to illustrate what I mean. --Big thanks to Dâm for the shoutout!
DAM-FUNK @ TROPHY Bar, Brooklyn, NY from Lichiban EV [Electric Vision] on Vimeo.
Here is the Official Video for Red (the Man Without the Machine) - I Should Tell Ya Momma on You with remixes by Dam-Funk and CHOPS.


From Stonesthrow about the vinyl release:: "Limited Edition 7". Original Version b/w Dam-Funk Remix, released by Stones Throw and HVW8. The song “I Should Tell Ya Momma on You” was originally recorded behind the HVW8 Art + Design Gallery in December 2008. This raw video was posted on YouTube and became an instant online phenomenon. Equal parts G-funk, California Soul and Hobo Street, the song features full musical accompaniment created only by Red. The natural funk and flow struck a chord with an international audience representing a true Cali sound. In this era of T-Pain and excess studio production, the video showcased an almost forgotten musical form with no auto-tune or talk-box, only the beating of his chest and the hum of his throat as a bass kick and snare, and highlighted by signature vocals and original rhymes, this was Red - The Man Without The Machine. Stones Throw's resident funk maestro Dam-Funk remixed the track into a West Coast funk classic."
Get it in digital format on itunes or the Limited Edition 7" vinyl on stonesthrow.

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