Q-Tip, Snoop Dogg and Ariel Pink feature on Damon G. Riddick's first solo LP since 2009.
Invite The Light is California artist Damon G. Riddick's first album of new solo material since 2009's five-part Toeachizown, but he's certainly kept busy in the meantime. Aside from a collection of archival material called Adolescent Funk, he collaborated with funk legend Steve Arrington on Higher and hooked up with Snoop Dogg on 7 Days Of Funk.
Riddick's usual home Stones Throw will release the new record, which he describes as his first "concise, beginning-to-end vision," and what the label calls a "loosely autobiographical concept album inspired by the trials and tribulations of his personal and professional life of the last six years." Invite The Light features guest spots from the Ohio Players' Junie Morrison, rapper Q-Tip, Snoop Dogg, Kid Sister, Nite Jewel and Ariel Pink. Check out "We Continue" below.
Riddick will also embark on a tour of the US in September, which starts in San Diego on the 4th and wraps up on the 18th in Las Vegas.
01. Junie's Transmission feat. Junie Morrison
02. We Continue
03. Somewhere, Someday
04. I'm Just Tryna' Survive (In The Big City) feat. Q-Tip
05. Surveillance Escape
06. Floating On Air
08. The Hunt & Murder Of Lucifer
09. It Didn't Have To End This Way
10. Missing U
11. Acting feat. Ariel Pink
13. Glyde 2nyte feat. Leon Sylvers III & IV
14. Just Ease Your Mind From All Negativity feat. Snoop Dogg
15. Virtuous Progression feat. JimiJames, Kid Sister, Nite Jewel, Novena Carmel & Jody Watley
16. Scatin' (Toward The Light)
17. Junie's Re-Transmission feat. Junie Morrison
18. I'm Just Tryna' Survive (In The Big City) Party Version feat. Q-Tip
19. Kaint Let 'Em Change Me
20. The Acceptance
Stones Throw will release Invite The Light on September 4th, 2015.
Sep 04 Dam-Funk Invite the Light Tour, Casbah, San Diego Sep 05 Dam-Funk Invite the Ligh.., Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles Sep 06 Dam-Funk Invite the Ligh.., The Independent, San Francisco Sep 08 Dam-Funk Invite the Light Tou.., Doug Fir Lounge, Portland Sep 10 Dam-Funk Invite the Light Tour, Venue, Vancouver Sep 12 Dam-Funk Invite the Light .., Pink Garter Theatre, Wyoming Sep 13 Dam-Funk Invite the Light Tour, Urban Lounge, Utah Sep 15 Dam-Funk Invit.., Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, Colorado Sep 16 Dam-Funk Invite the Light Tour, Sister Bar, New Mexico Sep 18 Dam-Funk Invite the Light Tour, Bunkhouse Saloon, Nevada