Soul Clap / Dam Funk

A Part of Together Festival 2017

Soul Clap / Dam Funk

Saucy Lady (All Vinyl Set)

Thu, May 18, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Sinclair

Cambridge, MA

$18 advance / $22 day of show

This event is 18 and over

The Sinclair is general admission standing room only. Tickets available at AXS.COM, or by phone at 855-482-2090. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at The Sinclair Box office Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM. Please note: box office is cash only.

Soul Clap
Soul Clap
Before today is yesterday and after tomorrow is the future, Elyte and Cnyce's paths were crossed for all time when a Sun Ra light beam sent from Saturn collided with the P-Funk Mothership and sent them tumbling to earth. Now, Soul Clap time travels on a musical spaceship of dopeness...
Dam Funk
Dam Funk
Damon "Dam-Funk" Riddick is the epitome of funk. Ever since debuting with Stones Throw in 2008, Dam-Funk has become one of the genres most passionate proselytizers, out to save it from devilish depictions of cartoonish caricature. To Dam, funk is a way of living, "a feeling of struggle and staying cool through it all."

Dam-Funk grew up in the Los Angeles city/suburb of Pasadena. A '70s baby, he came of age in the era of the Uncle Jamm's Army parties, of electro-pharaoh Egyptian Lover, of Prince's purple reign. His parents nurtured his musical talents as a child and by his teens, he mastered the drums, then the drum machine. A chance encounter led to an apprenticeship under funk songwriter/producer Leon Sylvers III (SOLAR Records) and by the mid-90s G-Funk era in hip-hop, Dam found his musical skills in high demand by rappers such as Mack 10 and MC Eiht. "Everybody was trying to do the live instrumentation thing, so then you got cats like me playing on records," Dam explains.

Sideman status wasn't enough though. Dam remembers "watching gold plaques hitting the wall" for everyone but him and he decided to go "full-funk" and make a do-or-die try to become an artist on his own terms. In 2006, Dam-Funk and a few friends launched the popular Funkmosphere party in L.A., bringing the boogie back. It's around then that Dam drew the attention of Stones Throw and both label and artist related to Dam's insistence that "funk is not just a Jheri Curl. There was more than that."

Dam's partnership with Stones Throw has seen the release of his debut 'Toeachizown' (2009) and 'Invite the Light' (2015), as well as an anthology of early productions, 'Adolescent Funk' (2010), to 'Higher' (2013) with Steve Arrington and '7 Days of Funk' (2013) with Snoop Dogg.
Saucy Lady (All Vinyl Set)
Saucy Lady (All Vinyl Set)
Originally from Japan with a bi-cultural background, this Boston-based singer, song-writer, and DJ is known to her peers as the "Beantown Disco Queen". Saucy Lady, a character with an attitude of confidence and sensuality, she represents in her music what we've all admired about the disco era. Namely, the freedom of self-expression and experimentation. Saucy Lady brings back the eclectic, outrageous fashion and cultural diversity that composed the nightclub scenes in the 70s and 80s . With a touch of humor added to the equation, her popularity has been gaining steady momentum in the U.S. and overseas underground Disco scene.


Saucy Lady has collaborated with numerous artists around the globe including K-Maxx, E-Live, Throwback Zack, Soul Clap, Inkswel, Rahaan, T-Groove to name a few. She has received accolades from globally recognized DJs, producers and artists from Patrice Rushen, DJ Spinna, Kenny Dope, Numark, Qbert, Ali Shaheed, Prince Paul, Dam Funk, to Andre Harrell for her work in the debut album "Diversify". The album was produced by Japan-native multi-instrumentalist Yuki "monolog" Kanesaka in 2011, in which one of the singles off the album, "Touch It" was released by Dopeness Galore on 12" vinyl. Distributed by Rush Hour, with 2 remixes by Chicago's renowned disco DJ/Producer Rahaan, the release exposed her globally into the dance club scene. Due to increased demand, the album "Diversify" was re-released in 2014 on Monophonic of Kadokawa in Japan as a major label release with added new bonus tracks. Bonus tracks feature raw and intricate new remixes by celebrated producers J-Zone, Slakah the Beatchild and Rahaan.

In 2015, the Chicago label Star Creature Universal Vibrations took notice of the disco diva and released a two-sider 7" record. Already sold out, the release consisted of an original House tune "On the Floor" with the flip side being a boogie-disco remake of the Beatles classic, "Help!". Star Creature will be releasing 3 additional 7" records featuring Saucy Lady in 2016.

Other planned releases in 2016 include a 12" record of an original tune to be released off of Street Muzik, a label owned and operated by Chicago's DJ/Producer Rahaan.

A recent collaboration with E-Live for a remix of "Together" plans to be be released on 12" record in 2016 by Boogie Cafe Records. As if that is not enough, Saucy Lady has been establishing her own music label, Audio Chemists Recordings with releases coming out regularly.
Venue Information:
The Sinclair
52 Church St
Cambridge, MA, 02138