Long-time Stones Throw Records rep and modern-funk powerhouse DâM-FunK has remained largely quiet in 2012, but with a career that spans over two decades, I guess you can afford a break now and again. To make up for lost time, Damon ventures into his vault, digs up this previously-unheard “Happy” instrumental and gifts it to the masses. “No rocket science. Just a straight up summer ‘glide’ 4 U,” he says of this retro, groovy number.
In addition to the new freebie, DâM-FunK has announced a new EP entitled I Don’t Wanna Be A Star! for a release late August. The four-track project, which includes a cover of Prince‘s 1984 single “17 Days,” can be streamed in full now on Stones Throw.
Listen: DâM-FunK – ‘Happy’ (Unreleased)