One of our favorite cuts from Invite the Light. The hook's harmony is classic, and its message is just what we need.
This is the kind of improvisation and free-flowing beauty that awaits you on Invite The Light. George Benson is probably listening, and smiling, somewhere right now.
Invite the Light
Invite the Light, Dam-Funk’s second LP, is so diverse in its application of funk and boogie genres, with contributors ranging from Q-Tip to Ariel Pink, that it’s difficult to not view it as Dam’s greatest work to date. Invite’s production is flawless, and provides an interesting dynamic as Dam balances his angst for funk’s low standing in mainstream music with his beaming positivity for life. Invite is full of juxtaposing content about “the man” trying to end funk’s legacy with lyrics that encourage sobriety and unity. When Dam says, “I don’t need your molly’s, I don’t need your leans. All I need is funk, which keeps my third eye ever clean,” you realize the purpose of Invite the Light. Dam-Funk is funk’s modern-day ambassador, reminding people that the genre’s progenitors were visionaries who wanted to make the world a better place, and Invite The Light is his magnum opus.
You can purchase Invite the Light on vinyl here.
Dam's taste, and knowledge, of funk runs deep. Check out his Soundcloud page for free downloads, and spin this recent mix to get lost in his throwback-world of grooves.
Thanks to Justin and SLUG.