Damu The Fudgemunk – Fades ‘Em Gone

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The DMV is a great a place to dig for records (and we’re not just talking about Biz Markie’s second crib full of wax). A hot-bed for dusty loops, it’s little surprise that the region has spawned Oddissee, Nick Tha 1da, and Damu The Fudgemunk.

The latter is a name that keeps popping up when I ask Heads what they’re listening to. Like Terrace Martin or Flying Lotus, Damu has one foot in Hip-Hop, and one out. His instrumental format calls back to those DJ Spinna EPs, the Buckwild 12″s, and all the non-vocal stuff Stones Throw Records was putting out in late ’90s/early ’00s with just kicks, snares and samples. “Fades ‘Em Gone (Organ Grinder)” really appeals to me—as a lover of organ samples and breaks. This has a splash of the DJ Shadow Trip-Hop sound that really brought me into Rare Groove, along with the type of beat and style that truly feels like a bangin’ instrumental. This comes from Damu’s Spur Momento Trailer, an EP available now. Shout out to the photo below. Bob James One (Two and Three) is a must!

Related: Oddisee – The Carter Barron (Audio)