If you don't know Dam-Funk, all you really need to know about him is embedded in the image below, taken of the artist last year during the shoot that delivered the already iconic shot for the cover of his new record, Toeachizown.

This week's print issue has a feature, Keytar Hero, on the rising LA funk producer. You should read the piece, by frequent Weekly contributor Jeff Weiss, here.

And if you can multi-task, go ahead and watch the accompanying video below.

The clip was produced by Jessica Rew and Jay Teno for Elefante Entertainment, and shows Dam at his most and honest. It's a fascinating glimpse of a musical spirit who promises to be a presence for years to come. (The live footage is from a recent gig at Cinespace.) His epic debut, Toeachizown, is out now on Stones Throw records. “I am not a retro artist,” he explains passionately. “I'm someone continuing the funk.” Right on to that.

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