Apr 25, 2017
Mar 3, 2017
Release Date: March 10, 2017
Always innovating and exploring new musical frontiers has been the hallmark of Black Masala as they have made their mark in the last few years. Never afraid to draw upon new influences and genres, the band has also reached out to some amazing producers around the world to rework and remix their original songs. The I Love You Madly Remixed Volume 3 release showcases the eclectic and unorthodox sounds which Black Masala have become known for.
First up is Dutch producer Solo Moderna, himself known for pushing musical boundaries, and his remix of Haute Cultura. Drawing heavily upon the horns, percussion and guitar Solo Moderna has crafted a bizarre ride, and if close your eyes you can just imagine yourself in a bazaar full of colors and exotic scents. The remix will do well on the dancefloor, with its relentless Balkumbia driving beats and fun, playful mood.
Hailing from Victoria, BC is Canadian producer Palletz who recently dropped sick remixes of Fort Knox Five and See-I, among others. He has stripped down “Too Hot To Wait” and built it back up again, and the result is firing on all pistons! Nothing is off limits on Palletz' remix, and the beats and vocals get a full trap style reworking, with some funky breaks and builds throughout. The result is a high energy, bass-heavy banger which will do heavy damage in the clubs, such a fun remix.
Closing out the third and final volume of I Love You Madly Remixes is Spark Arrester, our good friend, promoter and DJ from Blacksburg, VA. Spark Arrester also remixed “Too Hot To Wait”, but took the track in a different direction altogether. This remix keeps the same Gypsy vibe of the original, boosting it up with additional drums, bass and effects. The horns of the original are featured throughout and this is a very smooth tune with a very laid back funk vibe.
Black Masala are excited to share these reinterpretations of their music with the world, taking their sound in new directions and incorporating a variety of styles. The third and final installment of the remix series includes genres as varied as Breaks, Funk, Trap and Balkumbia. This is the globalization of music and its a lot of fun, so enjoy the music and get down to these beats.
Jan 19, 2017
Nothing shy about this sweet little number – especially when Kenny Dope is on hand, to make sure the groove comes out totally great! The tune's got a slinky stepping approach to funk – with some nicely chromatic guitar riffing around sweet sliding strings – but there's also a nice drum break at the bottom, which kicks the tune off magnificently at the start! The flipside definitely gets the promised cumbia rework – slightly Latin-ized, but more in a Quantic funky sort of way! © 1996-2017, Dusty Groove, Inc.
Nov 11, 2015
After dozens of digital self-releases and physical releases on labels around the world alongside the likes of Featurecast, Basement Freaks, Wax Tailor, Mr. Scruff, Palov & Mishkin, WillDaBeast (of Pretty Lights Music), Skeewiff, and Parov Stelar this is the first 7” vinyl release by Spark Arrester on Boogieburg Recordings.
“Slow Burners Vol. 1” features two smoldering, beat-heavy, slow burners from the Boogieburg vaults produced with an old school hip-hop mindset and a love for the more modern sounds of electro soul, glitch hop, and ghetto funk. On the A-Side, “Windy City Soul” samples elements of “25 or 6 to 4” by Chicago and combines chunky drums, funk guitar played by Giorgos Fotiadis (of Basement Freaks), and a heavy bass line. On the flip, “Long Black Road” takes a look at more recent rock music sampling a Japan-only release from the early 2000’s by legends Electric Light Orchestra. Both tracks were mixed and mastered by Warp9 (Adapted Records, Scour Records, Swing Set Sounds, Philos Records) who reached #1 on Beatport’s Glitch Hop Chart this year.
To purchase this release, click on the title link in the player below.
Oct 7, 2015
NEXT EVENT: Big Something & Spark Arrester (all 7" vinyl funk 45 set) @ Sycamore Deli (Blacksburg, VA) 10/8/15
Thu Oct 8: Big Something (live!) w/our very own Spark Arrester spinning all 7" vinyl funk 45's before & betwixt sets downtown Blacksburg, VA at Sycamore Deli [Facebook Event]
Sep 2, 2015
On Friday, Sept. 4, BUKU returns to Blacksburg! His last two visits were at capacity and were legendary nights (to say the least). Le Moti (also from Pittsburgh) joins in on the action with local support by Pyrite and Spark Arrester. Gonna be a big night! [Facebook Event]
Aug 10, 2015
Hot off the presses, we've got a new 4 track EP from Spark Arrester called "Betwixt The Lines" and we're giving it away as a Name Your Price (free if you like!) release on Bandcamp.com. Every track on this EP was produced in a public setting an hour away from the moonshine capital of the world by the cratedigging, vinyl collecting, beat-loving son of two multi-instrument bluegrass musicians. All tracks were mastered by Warp9 (warp9music.com) who is the intergalactic space funkateer that topped the Beatport Glitch Hop Chart and has killer releases on Adapted Records and Scour Records. We very much hope you dig the tunes!
Apr 29, 2015
Spark Arrester has a bit of a vinyl addiction and if you don't mind risking having one too, have a listen to some of the freshest funky 45's in his crate. All highly recommended funk, reggae, Brazilian, ghetto funk, disco, and breakbeat 7" vinyl you can hear at his upcoming gigs... MAY 5 @ Sycamore Deli (Blacksburg, VA) w/The Fat Catz & The Booster Club... MAY 9 @ 622 North (Blacksburg, VA) w/People's Blues of Richmond & N.A.R.P. *If you can't view the player, use this link.*
Apr 28, 2015
NEXT EVENT: BADASS RAVES Presents "MOTION" w/BEAR GRILLZ, KORIN COMPLEX, PYRITE, SPARK ARRESTER, & RIZA @ Sycamore Deli (Blacksburg, VA) 4/28/15
Tue 28 - BADASS RAVES Presents... "MOTION" w/BEAR GRILLZ + PYRITE & KORIN COMPLEX + RIZA + SPARK ARRESTER @ Sycamore Deli, Blacksburg, VA [Facebook Event]
Apr 22, 2015
Apr 16, 2015
NEXT EVENT: "CATCH22" w/Rex Riddem (DC) + DJ Manndibles + Anthony Quinn + Live Percussion @ 622 North (Blacksburg, VA) 4/17/15
Fri April 17 - Boogieburg's new party... "CATCH22" w/REX RIDDEM (Nappy Riddem / Fort Knox, DC) + SPARK ARRESTER (All vinyl set) + RTFM + DJ MANNDIBLES (All vinyl birthday set) + URIAH & CBZL (MC's over Boogieburg beats) + NDIAME GUEYE (congas) + Comedian ANTHONY QUINN as Master of Ceremonies + live mixed video projections! The DOGFISH HEAD TAP TAKEOVER starts at 6p and the party is at 10p! @ 622 North, Blacksburg, VA (only $5, dress to impress, 21+, 10p) More details ~> [Facebook Event]
Mar 26, 2015
We have a new release this week from Spark Arrester called "Take Your Time". This party monster for the dance floor features fat breaks, rumbling bass, vocoded vocals, big synths, hands-in-the-air horns, & old Pink Floyd vinyl samples you probably won't recognize but you'll feel all warm and cozy just knowing that they're there. Just click the down arrow in the top right of the player to download for free. Stay tuned for lots more Spark Arrester releases coming throughout the year!
Mar 16, 2015
NEXT EVENT: "CATCH22" w/Mr Jennings (RVA) + Anthony Quinn + Live Percussion @ 622 North (Blacksburg, VA) 3/21/15
Sat March 21 - Boogieburg's new party kick off night... "CATCH22" w/MR. JENNINGS (Party Liberation Front, Richmond) + SPARK ARRESTER (All vinyl set) + RTFM + MC's + live congas by NDIAME GUEYE + live mixed video projections + photobooth + Comedian ANTHONY QUINN as Master of Ceremonies! @ 622 North, Blacksburg, VA (only $5, dress to impress, 21+, 10p) More details ~> [Facebook Event]
Mar 12, 2015
Friday, March 13 is our next party! DC's Rex Riddem joins us from the Nappy Riddem & Fort Knox Recordings crews to lay down a funky reggae fiesta for one and all at She-Sha Cafe & Hookah Lounge downtown Blacksburg. This guy has toured with Pretty Lights, opened for Bassnectar, and plays percussion on Afrika Bambaataa's tunes. Mad Method and our very own Spark Arrester will be getting the night started right. Oh yeah, and there's no cover! 10p-2a [Facebook Event]
Feb 28, 2015
Next up! Event Nation & Boogieburg proudly present ALDO VANUCCI (UK) [Fatboy Slim's co-producer] with support from Boogieburg's SPARK ARRESTER and DJ ATTICUS of CSP (DC). DC homies unite!
Feb 27, 2015
Boogieburg proudly presents Aldo Vanucci (UK) @ She-Sha Cafe & Hookah Lounge in Blacksburg, VA!
Feb 1, 2015
MonkeyBoxing.com has released "Filthy Rhythm, Dirty Soul" Vol. 5 featuring the newest track by Spark Arrester called "Your Kisses (Let's Groove)". Weighing in at 83 beats per minute and 4 minutes in length, "Your Kisses (Let's Groove)" is a mostly instrumental hip-hop track incorporating vinyl samples of "Scarborough Fair" by Gershon Kingsley (1969), "Hi Heel Sneakers" by a young Stevie Wonder (1965), and "Shangri-La" by The Four Coins (1957). "Your Kisses (Let's Groove)" was mastered by Warp9 and is amongst some very funky, soulful, reggae, hip-hop, and breaks on this fine album. Don't miss some killer tunes by Basement Freaks, Mr. Bristow, Zamali, DJ Rebel, The Delegators, JR Dynamite, and many more. Download your free copy right here!
Dec 16, 2014
New music for you! We are proud to release a smoldering, slow-burning addition to the Spark Arrester discography. "Soften The Blow" features a 'modest' sampling of a rather well known Washington-based folk/rock band building upon a few chunks of banjo and vocals. Growing up attending countless bluegrass festivals and in recent years playing alongside heavy-hitting acts like multiple artists from the Pretty Lights Music family, it's no surprise to hear a banjo sample turn into a Spark Arrester electro-folk weapon. The mastering skills of Warp9 were called upon for this one and we are more than impressed. Check him out at http://www.warp9music.com. This is yet another free release and you can grab it below in the player. Alternatively, if you are a fan of Bandcamp and the "Name Your Price" philosophy, you can head over to the Bandcamp player below the Soundcloud one. Enjoy!
Nov 1, 2014
NEXT EVENT: The Polish Ambassador, Mr Lif, Ayla Nereo, & Wildlight @ Sycamore Deli (Blacksburg, VA) 11/4/14
Tuesday, November 4th: Jumpsuit Records & Boogieburg present "Pushing Through The Pavement: A Permaculture Action Tour" featuring The Polish Ambassador w/Liminus plus Mr. Lif, Ayla Nereo, & Wildlight @ Sycamore Deli, Blacksburg, VA [Facebook Event] [BUY TICKETS]
Hard tickets available at She-Sha Cafe & Hookah Lounge (next to Sycamore Deli) and they are $20 cash only. Grab yours before they sell out!
Oct 20, 2014
We are proud to release the new "Yiri Sun" EP by Spark Arrester. "Yiri Yiri Boom" features Afro-Cuban sounds from 1980's Benin (Western Africa), thick MPC-style hiphop beats, gorgeous strings, reggae-tinged keys, and synths that hint towards Spark Arrester's influences from performing alongside heavy hitters in the world of electro-soul. "Theme of the Sun" samples the early 1970's work of Rodriguez, this time as an upbeat, full on string-filled funk affair that brings timeless sounds to a modern, forward-thinking dancefloor. Two tracks that show the versatility of the Boogieburg sound and the love for many decades of music. Enjoy this free release!