We might have found our Summer anthem already, and the sunny season hasn’t officially started yet. DâM-FunK provides a glidin’ soundtrack for UK’s duo, Ekkah, for their newest single “What’s Up”.
The intoxicating drum break (reminds us of Young & Company “Checking You Out“), dreamy synth leads/pads, neck-cracking bass line – all in symbiosis with the charming voices of Rebecca & Rebekah (Ekkah). DF’s always finds a way to bring the Funk to new plateaus, transcending genres and ignoring the labels that the “industry” likes to impose on the music buyers/consumers.
The most important thing for the Funk’s Ambassador #1 is the message his music conveys, especially with the artists he chooses to collaborate with – and that’s the case with “What’s Up” – a simple reminder to never let anybody mistreat you, especially in a relationship. Don’t compromise your standards & principles, whether for personal issues or your craft, and that’s why.
DâM’s reputation is flawless; respected by the OG’s, acclaimed by the underground, and highly regarded by music moguls.
It’s almost been 50 years since the Funk has been influencing, re-inventing and breaking the rules of music, and it’s resurgence into “Pop” music is a potent dose of fresh sound into today’s musical landscape. Who said Pop couldn’t be delinquent.