Architecture II. These instrumentals glow with futuristic highlights, elegant piano runs, pulsing four/four beats and just the right amount of space." /> L.A. Record

DAM-FUNK: ARCHITECTURE II EP

August 3rd, 2018 | Album reviews

DAM-FUNK
Architecture II EP
Saft/Glydezone

DaM-FunK—already renowned for his skill in sonic worldbuilding—has conjured four tracks from the shimmering ether between house and funk for Architecture II. These instrumentals glow with futuristic highlights, elegant piano runs, pulsing four/four beats and just the right amount of space. Opening cut “Don’t Give Up” is a pensive melody suspended in a pastel lattice of house chords. It gives way to “Best Weekend,” a dazed and dreamy track with moments of energetic g-funk, like the end of a romantic summer. “Bounce” is sexy and soulful, with subtle jingle bell punctuations on the 8s. The bass lines rolling through the EP make for a subtle funky underpinning and blossom into the foreground on the last track, a swirling cosmic disco song called “In The City.” For as mellow a mood as the album maintains, DāM-FunK keeps the beats per minute running high—any of these four cuts could pop into a DJ set and keep the right dance party humming.

—Christina Gubala