#funkyfriday — Zemerald / "Wicked Drummer"

From what we’ve been able to sleuth out from the scant information available, Zemerald is Joseph Kavanagh, a producer/DJ from St. Helier, capital of the Channel Island of Jersey, in the English Channel.

His Soundcloud is well-stocked with DJ sets, edits, mixes and remixes (incl. a great remix of The Honey Drippers’ “Impeach the President”). He’s done some guest mixes for Monkeyboxing and Katakana (that’s where we first heard of him).

Beyond that, all we know is the music itself, and from what we’ve heard so far, it’s pretty damn funky. “Wicked Drummer” is Zemerald’s dancefloor-ready take on the classic Funky Drummer riff, with expertly wielded samples of The O’Jays and Marva Whitney.

Four minutes of fire right here, folks. Happy Friday.

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