Vinyl junkie, hip hop addict and all-round beat fanatic Damu The Fudgemunk is keeping our ears warm this winter with more classic boom bap.
His latest release Kilawatt V1 is limited to 1000 copies on vinyl, as well as a digital release, and has been bumping in my headphones for the past fortnight.
The lead track, Day By Day, layers a multitude of samples back and forth (some more recognisable than others) for a true head-banger featuring both Damu and Panacea’s Raw Poetic on vocals.
Prosper is a slower-paced, melodic jam featuring some live instrumentation along with a few classic horn and vocal chops. Reminds me of ice skating. Dope.
The 12″ is filled-up with three bonus beats, nicely varied in tempo and concept.
Kilawatt Music London are putting this one out, the first in a series, with stuff from UK producer Eric Lau to come soon. V1 is a very nice package, grab it where ya can!
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And in other Damu-related world news…
Beat heads and vinyl junkies rejoice! Y Society’s producer Damu laced some beautiful beats for their 2007 album Travel At Your Own Pace and the long-rumoured instrumental version is finally available! Nice rhythms for days -> check it out!
Damu has also produced another winter warmer for Michigan emcee Buff1, which you can hear as a part of the It’s a 1derful Life EP, available for free download via Damu’s site WonkaBeats.