Paris producer, musician, and singer Dabeull released his new 5-track EP, Intimate Fonk yesterday. It features the likes of Roche Musique affiliate Darius alongside vocalists Holybrune, Kunta and R&B crooner Rush Davis among others. In the span of 18 minutes, listeners fed a tantalizing
‘Rest assured that I want to keep the spirit of Street Funk alive, but lightly sprinkled with sugar! My goal is to make music the way it was made back in the days –Dabeull
late70s, early 80s – I wish they would have kept making it that way so I am doing it for them’.
Dabeull captures the essence of summer with fluttering, captivating opener “Day and Night” featuring Holybrune’s silky, curious vocals. Kunta’s hypnotic lyrics on “I Love You So Much” capture love’s inducing effects with luscious, slow-burning R&B sounds. “Last Night” acts as the project’s moment of surrender highlighted by refreshing basslines and synth. Connections begin to wavier in the pulsating track “You and I” where Holybrune seeks to fill the void. Dabeull collaborates with Rude Jude and Rush Davis for vivacious groovy closer “Dr. Funk” encouraging us to dance the night away.
Intimate Fonk is a short, well-rounded project offering a balance of energizing sounds with a polished old-school feel.
Add this project to your summer playlist and follow Dabeull on socials @Dabeull.