Video Awesomeness: DāM-FunK Covering the Human League's "Things That Dreams Are Made Of"

Apr 1, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Pasadena, California's DāM-FunK is one of the hottest R&B/hip-hop/funk performers in the underground right now, on the strength of last year's double album, Toeachizown (released via Stones Throw Records). A June 2009 review of a Dam-Funk DJ set in the New York Times calls him "a passionate advocate of '80s funk -- softer, more bulbous and frillier than its older cousins, teeming with a tender masculinity." That's evident below: Yesterday, to mark the occasion of Dr. Martens' 50th birthday(?), he unleashed this amazing cover of the Human League's early album cut, "Things That Dreams Are Made Of." D-F gives the cold, robotic synthpop of the original a warm, trembling sheen -- it's still danceable, but it's no longer impersonal. Check it out.