Some throwback business from Damu The Fudgemunk. ‘How It Should Sound’ first appeared in 2010 on CD. In April 2011, it then followed with a double 12 “release. Now the good folk of Redefinition Records have provided us a free digital download of the mixtape…
As always, all sounds extremely funkulahah, analoguey and entertaining. A wonderful instrumental plate with many small beautiful moments. Fans of Damu The Fudgemunk get their moneys worth. Copp the(free) download here.
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Clap & Form Your Soul
Home Seek Home
Straight From The Harp
Rock Climbing [Byte 1]
Its Called Chill Out
Gone With The Sunset
Bills Be Gone [Pawt 2]
Only One Me
HISS Volume 1 was produced entirely by Damu The Fudgemunk.
“I just want to do hip-hop the way I hear it in my head. It’s about a mood and what records I find: I love digging and finding things that I want people to hear. That’s the beauty of this art form to me. I have a bit of every great producer rolled into me and it’s their approach to manipulating drum breaks and samples that really opened up my ear. I really don’t consider my sound a throwback; I consider it a method of production, a distinct approach to making music.”
– Damu The Fudgemunk
Redefinition Records is proud to present these timeless instrumentals from Washington D.C.’s finest, Damu The Fudgemunk. Produced mostly between 2004 and 2007, “How It Should Sound” brings together archived material that as yet has only existed on floppy disks stacked in between an oft-frequented MPC and an ever-expanding library of vintage vinyl.
Don’t get it twisted though: What you now have in your possession is far more than a collection of sketches. HISS represent a body of lovingly crafted material that bears all the hallmarks of Damu’s signature aesthetic. Crunchy drums bolster intricately woven narratives of soul-infused samples in compositions that thump and groove all at the same time. Horns appear from nowhere before dissolving sumptuously into the mix. Layers are steadily unveiled only to gradually fold back in on themselves.
But hey, you knew that already, right?
Welcome. In case you hadn’t noticed, this is how it should sound.