July 25, 2019

Calling In A Favour – Lobby Life

  • Dâm-Funk
  • Julian Brimmers


Pasadena icon and modern funk impresario Dâm-Funk occupies a unique space in music. Looking back at a catalog of classics on Stones Throw and Music for Memory, as well as on his own label, Glydezone Recordings, Dâm has become one of the most progressive forces on the global underground. However, by collaborating with big shots like Snoop, Mac Miller (RIP), and Christine & The Queens, Dâm constantly peeked into mainstream success as well.

In this episode of Calling in a Favour, Julian and Dâm catch up in a hotel bar in Düsseldorf to discuss the merits of traveling solo, the wanderlust instilled in him by his Berlin-raised father, the importance of keeping your cool on social media, and his upcoming projects. PLUS: PRINCE! PATRICK ADAMS! BLUE ÖYSTER CULT!

As always, this episode was put together with mental coaching and tech support by Henrik “HADE” Büren.


Bill LaBounty – Livin’ It Up
Kashif – Just Gotta Have You
Prince – Gigolos Get Lonely Too
Steve Arrington & Dâm-Funk – I’ll Be Goin Hard
Prefab Sprout – Horsin’ Around
Blue Öyster Cult – Burnin’ for You
Cloud 9 – Stomp Your Feet & Dance

Calling In A Favour

“Calling In A Favour” is a platform for friendship, music and art, anti-algorithmic behaviour, and community building. Once a month, Cologne-based writer and cultural critic Julian Brimmers welcomes bright minds and kind souls doing their bit to make the world of arts & culture more complex, confusing and overall exciting.

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