Damokles recently dropped an electro funk synthwave release known as “Bring Out The Funk.” And funky it is. Damokles digs deep and grabs from a plethora of influences to create a refreshing release from a true visionary of the scene – Damokles was producing and performing in the 80’s. His music predates the genre, and the authenticity of the sound is not just nostalgic. It is literally informed from those times.
Electro Funk Synthwave – The Genius of Damokles
Me and Damokles had a moment to talk, and in doing so the first episode of the Scythe Synthwave Podcast was recorded. We talk about everything from analog vs. digital, to the contrast of music scenes in the 80’s vs. present day. We also chat a good deal about Damokles musical background.
“My new EP – Bring Out The Funk is a journey into the Electro DNA I have carried around since the 80’s. It was also a golden opportunity for me to lay down some real scratching. You can trace a lot of influences in here: Michael Jackson, Africa Bambaataa, Jonzun Crew and much more. I hope you enjoy it.” – Damokles
After checking out our Scythe Synthwave podcast, be sure to check out BRING OUT THE FUNK. For your convenience I’ve embedded the entire release into the article. You can listen below! The electro funk jams will have you grooving. The title track of the EP features Damokles talented daughter on vocals.
On this EP Damokles really digs into his origins. Way back in 77 he fell in love with synthetic music with Kraftwerk and Space in the frontline and much more to come. Parallell to this he found himself having another love – funk. These two DNA-strings combined is the foundation for this EP that really brings it all together. The force of music is strong in his family and his daughter Lovisa takes the lead on the title track. It is indeed time to Bring Out The Funk.