Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
Originally a solo venture, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti evolved into a full-fledged band. Their music blends Lite FM and warped lo-fi pop into something beautiful and confusing, yet highly addictive. They are as sublime as they are surreal with a sound loaded with hazy nostalgia and a fiercely experimental pop palette. They veer from lo-fi disco pop to noisy and purposefully abrasive sonic blasts.
Known as Los Angeles' "Ambassador of Boogie Funk," Dãm-Funk represents the citizens of the Funkmosphere. Headquartered in the Leimert Park section of L.A., Dãm (pronounced: 'Dame' as in Damon) spent the last few years cultivating a musical renaissance rooted in the early-'80s styles known as Boogie, Modern Soul and Electro-Funk.
The next phase of the Ambassador's mission is his debut album Toeachizown: continuing the classic West Coast tradition into today's scene with Dãm's own original "Modern-Funk" compositions. By plugging in his arsenal of vintage synths and drum machines, Dãm channels the galactic harmonies of his inspiration into his own brand of new boogie. Stones Throw Records' like-minded honcho Peanut Butter Wolf brought Dãm on to the team to glide into the future with his unique, synth and bass-driven vibe. It's a promising new chapter for Southern Cali space funk.