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Dam Funk on 'Higher': New album with Slave's Steve Arrington

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Pasadena born musician Damon Riddick, better known as Dam Funk, has a bio that proclaims him "LA's ambassador of boogie funk," a genre of keyboard-heavy funk and soul heard in artists like Kool and the Gang, Prince and Slave, a hugely influential Ohio funk group.

Dam Funk's newest album is a collaboration with Steve Arrington, Slave's former drummer and vocalist. It's called "Higher," and it's a departure from Dam Funk's solo material. Dam talked with Off-Ramp producer Kevin Ferguson about the new album and how he first discovered boogie funk.

Listen to "Good Feeling" from "Higher"