Dam Funk Toeachizown Vol. 5: Sky on LP
In 2009 Dam-Funk released his Stones Throw Records debut album, Toeachizown, an epic of modern funk, containing over two hours of music in five separately-titled parts. The vinyl release originally came out in a 5LP boxed set. These boxed set versions are long gone and out of print now, but Stones Throw finally has the five records available again as stand alone LPs.
Dam Funk breaks down Vol. 5: "Sky is the final chapter of my 5-part presentation of Toeachizown. I chose to round out the set on a totally positive vibe & level of sound with these songs. Joints like "The Sky Is Ours" I feel captures positive & uplifting vibes while still remaining based in the 'Funk' yet, with new types of chords & arrangements being experimented with + vocals throughout this particular song. I consider "The Sky Is Ours" to be one of my signature compositions in regards to sound, style, arrangement, drums, vocals, & keyboard playing. I'm very proud of this one. I'm glad that it was able to be released 'officially' on this project.
"I also hope U dig the rest of the joints contained on Sky. With "Nu-Frontiers" I got to pull out my silver-sparkled Slingerland drum set and funk out for a bit, real tough for U. It, as with 99% of all my material, was 'recorded live' from beginning to end. "Spacecapades" is for the ultra critical headz whom hold the opinion that a lot of my stuff 'sounds the same'. Pleeaaaze! Just give "Spacecapades" a whirl, will ya'? 'New-Wave-Funk' vibes on that one, as well as on the joint "Fantasy". Both made from the heart & without any irony attached, whatsoever. "Come On Outside" is a vocal joint that I hope U dig, which invites U to do just what it says: "Come On Outside & Won't U Funk Wit' Me". It's long overdue y'all. And, I chose to close 'Sky' out with "Keep Lookin' 2 The Sky", which I hope we ALL remember to do whenever we get low on this rock."