Damu The Fudgemunk: Conversation Peace (Stream)

Lots of beautiful music surfacing today, including this latest offering from Damu The Fudegmunk. If you’ve been checking the blog over recent weeks / months, you might well have seen me talking about this one already as it marks the beginning of a new series of releases between Def Pressé and KPM / EMI. Created using samples exclusively sourced from KPM’s legendary library, Damu’s Conversation Peace is an album that sounds at once nostalgic and timely. Features include some usual suspects, in the form of Raw Poetic, Blu and Insight, as well as a superb cut from Nitty Scott. Check the full splendour for yourself below, then head to Bandcamp for all your download and vinyl needs. I was lucky enough to talk with Damu recently, where we dissected the making of the album. You can read the interview in full via Grown Up Rap.

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Damu The Fudgemunk ft. Blu: God Speed

Following on from the introduction to the upcoming Damu The Fudgemunk project, which featured a superb appearance from Nitty Scott, he now returns with the next single. God Speed features some exultant production from the man himself, as well as another tight feature, this time from the always reliable, Blu. The track is taken from Conversation Peace, which is the first in a series of collaborations between UK record label, Def Pressé and iconic library music label, KPM. The album is due for release on 3 September. You can hear God Speed below and more streaming options are also available.

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Damu The Fudgemunk ft. Nitty Scott: Four Better or Worse (Pt. 1)

Exciting new developments on the horizon, as Def Pressé enter into an exclusive partnership with KPM/EMI, that will allow hand-picked artists to explore the KPM music and sound design library for the first time in the label’s history. Things kick off with Damu The Fudgemunk, who has created a new album made entirely from samples selected from the KPM library. Four Better of Worse (Pt. 1) is the first single from the album, which is blessed by a tight feature from Nitty Scott. The full album, Conversation Peace, is due for release on 3 September. Stay tuned for more on that, as well as future ventures from Def Pressé and KPM, coming soon.

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Raw Poetic, Archie Shepp & Damu the Fudgemunk: Tulips + LP Stream

Beautiful sounds from Raw Poetic and Damu the Fudgemunk, as they bring us a new video from their recent album, which they made alongside jazz legend, Archie Shepp. It’s basically a jazz album, but with the added energy of Raw Poetic’s lyrics, which are delivered over a series of improvised recording sessions. Tulips is one of the gems to be found on Ocean Bridges, and you can hear the remainder of the album below. It’s also available to download and stream. Continue reading “Raw Poetic, Archie Shepp & Damu the Fudgemunk: Tulips + LP Stream”

UK Premiere – Blu & Damu the Fudgemunk: Ground & Water

Today, I’m very pleased to bring you the UK premiere of the latest single from the ever-prolific, Blu, and production maestro, Damu the Fudgemunk. It’s the title song from their recent full-length collaboration, which saw its release back in August. Ground & Water is a mellow, head-nod inducing, strings laced track, with Blu and Damu delivering superb back to back verses. It’s also a The full project is available to stream now on all the usual platforms.

Blu x Damu The Fudgemunk: Ground & Water (Stream)

One of the more prolific artists of his generation returns with something of a surprise new project, as Blu and Washington-based production guru, Damu The Fudgemunk, unite to bring us, Ground & Water. The eight track release appeared on Friday, along with some additional notes from Damu where he explained that he felt that Blu was the storyteller who could bring the material to life. Raw Poetic makes a top notch appearance on Share The Love and there are equally strong contributions from Cashus King, Shawn Jackson, Yamin Semali and Local Blacc, who all drop in on Beast Mode. You can hear both those tracks, as well as the rest of the album, below and downloads are available via Bandcamp. Continue reading “Blu x Damu The Fudgemunk: Ground & Water (Stream)”

Raw Poetic & Damu The Fudgemunk: Think Back

Nice bit of throwback rap from Raw Poetic and Damu the Fudgemunk, as they unleash another video from their latest collaboration, The Reflective Sea. The album marks another success for the Redefinition Records label and takes its deserved place among the abundance of solid releases that have emerged throughout the year. My Grown Up Rap family just posted a really insightful video with Raw Poetic & Damu, which you can find here. The album is out now on all digital platforms, with vinyl coming at the start of next year.

Insight & Damu The Fudgemunk: All Human

It’s been a while since I heard Insight on a track, so was pleased to see this collaboration with Damu the Fudgemunk doing the rounds. Taken from a full length project, it’s plain to see Insight is still as skillful as ever and Damu’s production is the ideal accompaniment for those skills. Ears Hears Spears is out on 22 March on Redefinition Records and you can pre-order here. The track is available to stream below. Continue reading “Insight & Damu The Fudgemunk: All Human”

Damu the Fudgemunk: Vignettes

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More instrumental glory, this time from Damu the Fudgemunk and his new project, Vignettes. This is a beast of a release, weighing in at 15 tracks, with some of them hitting the 12 minute mark. It’s also a good exhibit in the case for why Damu has gained such a loyal following and for why Redefinition Records are becoming a label to be reckoned with. The album is available to stream below and you can cop a download over on Bandcamp. Continue reading “Damu the Fudgemunk: Vignettes”