Dam-Funk Preps New Album for Stones Throw, Shares Track

Slated for release in September, the album also features Q-Tip, Ariel Pink, and '7 Days of Funk' collaborator Snoop Dogg.
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On September 4, LA's "Ambassador of Boogie Funk" Dam-Funk will return for his first solo album in nearly six years, Invite the Light, out September 4 via Stones Throw.

Invite the Light is, in Dam-Funk's words, his first fully-realized body of work, a “concise, beginning-to-end vision.” According to the accompanying text, Invite the Light is a loose autobiographical concept album centred around "the trials and tribulations of his personal and professional life of the last six years." As always, Dam-Funk has handle all the production, slotting guest artists including including Q-Tip, pop artist Ariel Pink, Snoop Dogg, the father-son duo of Leon Sylvers III & IV, and funk giant Junie Morrison of the Ohio Players.

Invite the Light can be preordered digitally on iTunes—with a free download of "We Continue" included—or the vinyl can be preordered via the Stones Throw website. You can also stream "We Continue" in full below, along with a tracklisting and upcoming tour dates.

Tracklisting:

1. Junie’s Transmission [Feat. Junie Morrison]
2. We Continue
3. Somewhere, Someday
4. I’m Just Tryna’ Survive (In The Big City) [Feat. Q-Tip]
5. Surveilliance Escape
6. Floating On Air
7. HowUGonFu*kAroundAndChooseABusta’?
8. The Hunt & Murder of Lucifer
9. It Didn’t Have To End This Way
10. Missung U
11. Acting [Feat. Ariel Pink]
12. O.B.E.
13. Glyde 2nyte [Feat. Leon Sylvers III & IV
14. Just Ease Your Mind From All Negativity [Feat. Snoop Dogg]
15. Virtuous Progression [Feat. JimiJames, Kid Sister, Nite Jewel, Novena Carmel & Jody Watly]
16. Scatin’ (Toward The Lgiht)
17. Junie’s Re-Transmission [Feat. Junie Morrison]
18. I’m Just Tryna’ Survive (In The Big City) Party Version [Feat. Q-TIp]
19. ‘Kaint Let ‘Em Change Me
20. The Acceptance

Dam-Funk Live Band Tour Dates:

Fri 9/04 || San Diego, CA || The Casbah
Sat 9/05 || Los Angeles, CA || Teragram Ballroom
Sun 9/06 || San Francisco, CA || The Independent
Tues 9/08 || Portland, OR || Doug Fir Lounge
Thurs 9/10 || Vancouver, BC || Venue
Sat 9/12 || Jackson, WY || Pink Garter Theatre
Sun 9/13 || Salt Lake City, UT || Urban Lounge
Tues 9/15 || Denver, CO || Cervantes
Wed 9/16 || Albuquerque, NM || Sister
Fri 9/18 || Las Vegas, NV || Bunkhouse Saloon