This post was written by Mart Z, who also plays drums in Bobby and will be covering shows in New York for us from time to time.
Onra and Dâm-Funk brought a unique and diverse combination of funk musics to Santos Party House in New York this past Tuesday night. Onra, playing his first New York show of original material in over a year, has kicked off the second half of a very promising North American tour in support of his latest EP “Deep In The Night. This new release strongly channels Onra‘s influences in funk and R&B, and I’m excited to hear where this new direction might lead him in the future.
Dâm-Funk closed out the evening with a solid DJ set of late-70′s to mid-80′s funk, sometimes adding his own flavor by improvising lyrics or dance moves or by occasionally slipping his own material into the mix. Dâm is a master selector when it comes to the electro-funk universe; some highlights included “In His Love” by Lloyd Owens, Gotham‘s “Flasher” and a superb live vocal version of Dâm-Funk‘s “Burn Rubber” (remix of Baron Zen) to close out the set.