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Damu the Fudgemunk - How It Should Sound Vol 1 & 2 - (2LP: 2x12" BLACK VINYL)


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HOW IT SHOULD SOUND is back in stock as a 2LP set due to popular demand.

Remastered, high quality vinyl, includes both Volume 1 & 2.

A lot of music enthusiasts consider this one of the greatest instrumental albums ever, and we'd have to agree.

Originally released in April 2010, How It Should Sound (aka "HISS") is the definitive instrumental release by Damu The Fugemunk and our all time best seller.


  1. Start Here
  2. Another Introduction
  3. Tea Tyme
  4. Clap & Form Your Soul
  5. Figment
  6. Home Seek Home
  7. Straight From The Harp
  1. Rock Climbing [Byte 1]
  2. Its Called Chill Out
  3. Gone With The Sunset
  4. Bills Be Gone [Pawt 2]
  5. Only One Me
  6. Judgement Day
  7. Dream Catcher 


  1. How It Should Sound
  2. You Know Who!
  3. Movin On
  4. Not So Young Anymore
  5. Fabrega's Discotecas
  6. Gestation
  7. Don't Fail Me Now
  1. Man with Bindle
  2. Hogs On The Hill
  3. At Your Request
  4. It wasn't on Earth
  5. Boomerang Luck
  6. Gettin'

Produced by Damu The Fudgemunk.


Also available on CDCassette (new cassette pressings will be back in stock soon), and digital formats.

“I just want to do hip-hop the way I hear it in my head.  It’s about a mood and what records I find: I love digging and finding things that I want people to hear.  That’s the beauty of this art form to me.   I have a bit of every great producer rolled into me and it’s their approach to manipulating drum breaks and samples that really opened up my ear. I really don’t consider my sound a throwback; I consider it a method of production, a distinct approach to making music.” 

- Damu The Fudgemunk

Redefinition Records is proud to present these timeless instrumentals from Washington D.C.’s finest, Damu The Fudgemunk.  Produced mostly between 2004 and 2007, "How It Should Sound" brings together archived material that as yet has only existed on floppy disks stacked in between an oft-frequented MPC and an ever-expanding library of vintage vinyl.   

Don’t get it twisted though: What you now have in your possession is far more than a collection of sketches. HISS represent a body of lovingly crafted material that bears all the hallmarks of Damu’s signature aesthetic.  Crunchy drums bolster intricately woven narratives of soul-infused samples in compositions that thump and groove all at the same time. Horns appear from nowhere before dissolving sumptuously into the mix.  Layers are steadily unveiled only to gradually fold back in on themselves.  

But hey, you knew that already, right? 
Welcome.  In case you hadn’t noticed, this is how it should sound.