Damu The Fudgemunk has been producing for years now, and with over 20 releases in his discography perhaps the only thing more amazing than his extremely high quality beats is that he hasn’t broken out in a big way. He’s no late starter though – despite the fact that he is still in his early 20s, Damu has racked up praise from the biggest publications in the industry, and is constantly compared to the likes of Diamond D, DJ Premier, and Pete Rock. No doubt.. perhaps the most apt snippet from his bio urges the reader to
Think of Damu’s signature sound like Voltron-taking a piece from every producer to create a beat monster. “I took bits from all the greats and compiled it into my style. I really don’t consider my sound a throwback, I consider it a way of production or approach to producing music…I have a bit of every great producer rolled into me.”
This is no hyperbole by the way – it’s all there: the Pete Rock or 9th Wonder horn sample dubs, big ass Premier beats cut, chopped, and rearranged six ways from Sunday, and the pure technical quality of Exile or Alchemist. Damu has literally begged, borrowed, and stolen from every great hip hop producer from the last 20+ years, and incorporated his own artistry to create beautiful hip hop music.
First, check this video of him live on the MPC on the New York streets, jamming with some emcees.
Then bounce to the blog he’s involved in – they don’t post often, but when they do its some high quality stuff, and they release lots of sneak peeks and teasers.. a busy crew, clearly.
Wonka Beats – Damu The Fudgemunk and Redefinition Records blog
Then, finally, check out the free EP he put out to promote his release of How It Should Sound vols. 1 & 2, or go here if you’d like to purchase it on CD/Vinyl/Digital.
Download the whole EP for free from Damu’s Bandcamp Page (variety of qualities, from 320 mp3 to FLAC!)
Or listen to the whole thing here:[audio:Damu The Fudgemunk – New LP (EP Intro).mp3,Damu The Fudgemunk – Judgement Day.mp3,Damu The Fudgemunk – Fabregas Discotecas.mp3,Damu The Fudgemunk – You Know Who!.mp3,Damu The Fudgemunk – Bills Be Gone.mp3,Damu The Fudgemunk – Non-LP Bonus – Wonka Beat 3 (2009).mp3]