Funky Fondness

by Spark Arrester

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"24-Carat Black samples can be found in music by Eric B. & Rakim, Nas, RZA, Digable Planets, Ugly Duckling, Common, and many more. Surprisingly, this is not actually how I stumbled across their music. It was merely by chance that their previously unreleased album recorded in 1974 was finally released in 2009 & reached my ears 5 years later. There's only but so much time in the day to explore the vast world of funk/soul music and this was another of those "holy shit" moments where I realized what I had been missing. A few bits and pieces of the original "I'll Never Let You Go" paired with funky drums, congas, rhodes keys, guitar, & horns turned into a lovably funky new tune before I knew it. At 91 beats per minute with a nice breakdown in the middle, it was hard to resist going double time with the drums at the end. I've always loved drum 'n bass music and always dig that back and forth playfulness of 90 & 180bpm in the same track.

"Funky Fondness" originally appeared on the Sine Wave Surfers Spring 2015 Compilation and is now available high quality WAV format (or just about any other format you like) right here on Bandcamp. Enjoy and thanks for tuning in!"

- J. Gaskins


released August 13, 2015
Contains elements of "I'll Never Let You Go" by 24-Carat Black
Produced by Spark Arrester for Boogieburg Recordings
Mastered by Warp9 (



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Spark Arrester Blacksburg, Virginia

Producer of music on many labels including a new 7" vinyl release w/Kenny Dope on Ubiquity Records (winners of Gilles Peterson's Worldwide "Label of the Year" Award). Focused rare latin, funk, and electronic vinyl collector for nearly two decades. Performer at hundreds of parties across the nation. Director of Boogieburg Recordings with many releases including a new 7" with more to come. ... more

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