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Emapea - Seeds, Roots & Fruits
Emapea
Seeds, Roots & Fruits
2LP | 2019 | Original (Cold Busted)
32,99 €*
Release:2019 / Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Accomplished Polish beat-maker Emapea has made memorable appearances on many Cold Busted label compilations – such as in the IWYMI and Bust Free series – and has been selected for inclusion in Mark Farina’s next Mushroom Jazz installment. All this activity has mouths watering for the debut full length album from Emapea, and the appearance of Seeds, Roots & Fruits doesn’t disappoint one bit. Featuring sixteen exceptional tracks ranging from hip hop to acid jazz to psychedelic trip hop in the style of Mo’Wax, Emapea’s long player is indeed, as a wise man once said, “a journey into sound.” Seeds, Roots & Fruits rises above the average beats album to reveal the enduring depth of this young producer.
Jenova 7 - Dusted Jazz Volume 3
Deli, The - Vibes 3: Remastered Purple Vinyl Edition
Deli, The - Jazz Cat Turquoise Vinyl Edition
Bonus Points - Off Topic
Bonus Points
Off Topic
7" | 2020 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 24.04.2020
St. Louis producer Bonus Points scores high with Off Topic, an outstanding four-song EP for the Cold Busted label. With previous appearances on Chillhop Records, Sundae Sauuce, Horizon, and others, Bonus Points delivers a dazzling take on boom-bap beats and future funk. Bonus Points is a graphic designer by day and, in turn, his musical compositions reflect attention to color, form, and detail. These beats are visual. The release’s title cut opens things with a spacey intro before delving into some serious sunshine lounge vibes. A cool breeze wafts through these melodies. “Zoned Out” follows with a distant, romantic guitar and a lonesome, pensive feeling that’s perfect for seaside pondering. Next up is the old-timey jazz bop of “Coffee Lounge,” recalling the St. Louis swing of yesteryear over some phat beats. Off Topic closes with “Back And Forth,” featuring more cool, jazzy guitar riffs and a wanderer’s groove. Solid and ready for action.
Expert, The - Excursions
Expert, The
Excursions
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Cold Busted)
18,89 €* 20,99 € -10%
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Straight out of Dublin comes the accomplished beat-maestro The Expert. Inspired by golden-era giants like The Rza, Pete Rock, and Large Professor — as well as new school titans Oddisee, Exile, and Eric Lau — The Expert got his start in the Irish Choice Prize-nominated duo Messiah J & The Expert. In 2015, The Expert broke out on his own with the renowned album Dynamic Drift and collaborations with the likes of Tanya Morgan, Zilla Rocca and Has-Lo.

Now The Expert arrives at Cold Busted with Excursions, a 20-track exploration of smooth instrumental hip-hop for the mind and soul. The album is a laid-back journey filled with intricate nuances and sublime rhythm constructions. There are moments of pensive beauty (“If”) and soulful jazziness (“Vacuum”) as well as evocative Latin-tinged moments (“Firmino”) and splashes of spacey moodiness (“Believe In This”). All in all, Excursions is a melodic trip from beginning to end, suitable for unexpected destinations and extended travels.
Mister T - Black Drop
Ideaz - Motion Capture
Ideaz
Motion Capture
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
23,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Introducing Ideaz, two skilled beat-makers discovered by Cold Busted, hailing from within the funky heart of Russia. Marat and Nicolay make their Ideaz debut with “Motion Capture”, a fantastic fifteen track album that showcases the laid-back, blunted flavor of the duo’s rhythmic constructions. Jazzy samples, vinyl pops, and crafty scratches abound as the album speaks the universal language of the instrumental hip hop head-nod. “Every Day” hypnotizes with its funky handclap stomp, quick guitar riffs, and fleeting splashes of vocal. A gentle approach is revealed on “Blossom Fell”, featuring a dreamy female vocal hook, slowly tremolo’ed electric piano chords, and an overall air of wistfulness. “Lines” brings Ideaz into futuristic funk territory as its loping cut-up beat, abstract synth melodies, and ascending bass line imagine a robot dance-off on a year 2054 episode of Soul Train. Those are just a few of the highlights to be found on “Motion Capture”.
Captain Supernova - Doors of Perception
Esbe - Late Night Headphones Volume 2
Esbe
Late Night Headphones Volume 2
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
33,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
After re-releasing Vol. 1 for the first time in digital and physical formats, the Cold Busted label continues on the path with Late Night Headphones Vol. 2. And from the opening snare crack of “Love Apple” the listener knows to get ready for a special hip hop excursion. Exquisite sounds abound, such as the exotic tones that reverberate throughout “Rotten Heart” and the echoey “Broken Lights.” Bittersweet chords and sentimental melodies play with the heartstrings on “Midnight Ocean,” and the mental thought-space gets expanded by “A Recipe for Lucid Dreaming.” There are 17 heady cuts in total and it’s deep stuff, all accompanied by phat, dusty boom-bap beats.
b0nds - Phantom Version
b0nds
Phantom Version
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
22,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
After a steady run of acclaimed beat tape transmissions, the multi-faceted instrumental hip hop producer known as B0nds joins the Cold Busted fam for the 14-track album Phantom Versions. Inspired by the likes of J Dilla, Madlib, and Flying Lotus, the DC-area adjacent B0nds has been making beats for 15 years, developing a style that’s vibey and deep, characterized by down-low rhythms and layers of obscure samples and funky synth flavors. Recently B0nds co-produced “Park Closes at Dusk” with Fushou, and the track grabbed over 7 million plays on Spotify. B0nds is clearly on the rise. Phantom Versions brings together all the essential elements in the B0nds toolkit. There’s loping after-hours rhythms and space-funk synthology in the dream-like “Elsewhere.” Jazz drums and pulsating R&B vibrations intermingle in “Lonely Afternoon.” “African Groove” assembles a team of loose percussion, funky guitar riffs, and snatches of lost-in-time vocals. And “On The Late Night Tip,” with its delicate construction and moonlit tones, epitomizes the feel of Phantom Versions. These are tracks that channel a mood felt in the latest and loneliest of hours, no matter the time of day. Let B0nds be your sonic guide through the shadowy night.
Emapea - Seeds, Roots & Fruits
Emapea
Seeds, Roots & Fruits
2CD | 2019 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
18,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Accomplished Polish beat-maker Emapea has made memorable appearances on many Cold Busted label compilations – such as in the IWYMI and Bust Free series – and has been selected for inclusion in Mark Farina’s next Mushroom Jazz installment. All this activity has mouths watering for the debut full length album from Emapea, and the appearance of Seeds, Roots & Fruits doesn’t disappoint one bit. Featuring sixteen exceptional tracks ranging from hip hop to acid jazz to psychedelic trip hop in the style of Mo’Wax, Emapea’s long player is indeed, as a wise man once said, “a journey into sound.” Seeds, Roots & Fruits rises above the average beats album to reveal the enduring depth of this young producer.
Pigeondust - Way Back When
Pigeondust
Way Back When
2LP | 2019 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
32,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
“For me, sampling is like a collaboration,” says DJ Yuta Yamaoka, better known to global beatheads as Pigeondust. Residing in Chiba, Japan, Pigeondust spends his days either vinyl-digging or sourcing samples — that is, creating sonic collaborations — from his discoveries. Pigeondust is also a member of the EN TOKYO crew, representing a new generation of Japanese beat-makers who draw from a large variety of genres. In 2015, Pigeondust joined Cold Busted with his fantastic album Moon, Wisdom & Slackness. He now follows up with an ambitious double album titled Way Back When.

Way Back When explores a galaxy of hip hop styles throughout its whopping 36 cuts. The vibe is gritty and street-smart, samples from jazz, funk, world music, and other pathways poured into one groovable stew. “Chienowa” sets the tone with its tough beat, funk bass pops, and fly-by musical riffs. “Spiral Beat” is also notable for its arpeggiated jazz loop that shifts into gentle ‘70s piano soul. And the collaborations aren’t exclusive with samples — Turkish producer Ozoyo joins Pigeondust for the drum-twisting nature walk of “Magicnight,” and Swiss producer DRWN. appears on cut-up jazz jam “Intense.” There’s much to explore here.

The album is available from Cold Busted on double vinyl, its packaging a loving homage to Yo! MTV Raps and its sought-after trading cards. Each album comes with a Pigeondust trading card complete with artist photo and vital stats. Represent.
Esbe - Late Night Headphones Volume 1
Esbe
Late Night Headphones Volume 1
2LP | 2010 | US | Reissue (Cold Busted)
32,99 €*
Release:2010 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Originally released on Dusted Wax Kingdom in 2010, Late Night Headphones Vol. 1 is the first part of a three part series from multi-genre producer Esbe. Esbe is based in Los Angeles, and through releases on Dusted Wax Kingdom, Cult Classic, and Cold Busted (which issued his acclaimed album Bloomsday), he’s proven his sublime beat-making acumen. Esbe’s forte is atmospheric instrumental production, incorporating cut-up jazz and soul samples mixed into an intricate and tasty sonic stew.

“Heart’s Treasure” sets the tone with lost-in-time jazz snatches and bluesy vocals beaming in like a distant transmission, anchored by head-nod beats. This sound is developed through “Overflow,” evoking a playful summertime vibe as casual melodies and crunchy drums are layered through the tune’s progress. “Chant For Love” presents a tougher beat, offset by gentle guitar chords and a delightfully dreamy vocal hook. And “Dark Shade Of Blue” shows a futuristic side to Esbe’s production, utilizing pulsing pads and voice hits to soundtrack a lonely spacewalk.

These are just a few highlights from the 18 track Late Night Headphones Vol. 1. The entire album is exquisite, and with this re-release signaling the album’s first appearance on physical formats — including double vinyl, cassette, and CD — there will be a whole new slew of fans discovering Esbe’s sonic palette.
Sebastian Fraye - Volume 2
Sebastian Fraye
Volume 2
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
23,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Californian beat-maker Sebastian Fraye continues his tribute to crate-digging and dusty vinyl discoveries with the finely crafted Volume 2. Released on Cold Busted, the album features 20 instrumentals constructed with samples, beats, and drops found in used bins of record shops and musty backrooms of thrift stores. The album cover — designed by Sebastian — is about this vinyl journey, featuring price stickers sourced from some of the albums in his collection.

The music is a celebration of digging culture — upbeat, nostalgic, and combining stylistic detours that transmit the thrill of discovering that magic beat. Highlights include the head-nod-worthy jazz-hip hop hybrid of “Art Imitates Life (Magic),” the feel-good sunshine bounce of “Special (Friends),” “Stereo (System)” evoking the classic era of the Mo Wax label, and the dreamy boom-bap of “Never the Same (Changes).” Sebastian Fraye’s Volume 2 shows how a vinyl-junkie’s dedication pays off. These beats are supreme.
Pigeondust - Moon, Wisdom & Slackness
ES-K - ReCollection
ES-K
ReCollection
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
23,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Es-K (Essential Knowledge) was born in Holland, raised in Kansas City, Missouri, and currently lives in Burlington, Vermont. He made waves with his monthly Spontaneous Grooves releases, where a set of instrumental tracks are created in one sitting — 24 editions were released. Since then, Es-K has remained prolific with a plethora of self-released beat-constructions and albums for Cold Busted, including 2016’s acclaimed Passages. Es-K has a workman-like ethos of beat-making, with creative and top notch hip hop soundscapes constantly pouring out of his Vermont studio.

ReCollection, Es-K’s latest offering on Cold Busted, ups the ante with 24 evocative beat-based compositions representing a variety of moods and contexts. From the sparse, slightly ominous opener “Hydrgn” the listener knows this is a different kind of beats record. “Flrn,” for example, is deep and textural, owing influence to futuristic ambient as well as boom bap hip hop. There are also nostalgic, dream-like moments, such as the loping and exotic “Ptssm” and the mutant quiet storm funk of “Mngns.” The titles are indeed code for the elements, and the elements of Es-K’s production are just as varied. ReCollection is a chemistry course of smooth beat concoctions.
Defizit - Growth Spurt
Defizit
Growth Spurt
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
21,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Growth Spurt features 16 crucial Central Valley beats
from Stockton, California’s Defizit. Released on the
Cold Busted label, the album by the self-described
‘beatmaker/producer/taco truck aficionado’ delivers
vinyl-poppin’ assemblages of rare samples, smooth
loops, and tough drum licks. More developed than a
mere beats-album, Growth Spurt simmers and flows
through its sixteen cuts, providing a heady jam for
late night cruising or musing.
Among the highlights are the
lounge-jazz-turned-space-funk cut “Feed Your
Head”; “Not The One” with its moody string motifs
mixed over hip hop drops and scratches; the dreamy
acoustic boom-bap of “Get Busy”; and the intricately
arranged samples in the pensive “Money, Greed &
Lust”. Laid-back and fresh, Defizit’s Growth Spurt is
the gift that keeps on giving.
Emapea - Zoning Out Volume 2
Emapea
Zoning Out Volume 2
CD | 2019 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
With his acclaimed debut album Seeds, Roots & Fruits, an inclusion on Mark Farina’s Mushroom Jazz 8, and notable Cold Busted compilation appearances, the Polish beat-master Emapea has been a producer to watch. Early in 2018 he unveiled Zoning Out, Volume 1, an album intended for chilling while deep in thought, or for getting into that crucial head-nod zone, like when the DJ drops the dopest beat. With listeners ready for more rhythmic brain-food, Emapea provides with the anticipated next installment: Zoning Out, Volume 2.

Developing the theme of Volume 1, Emapea takes his jazzy sensibilities and fresh drum patterns and ups the ante, delivering 18 mandatory cuts that swerve and shimmy while exhibiting pure dopeness. Take “Last Cypher,” which is an infectious funk-hip-hop hybrid that flows with more than a few surprise embellishments. There’s also the low-rider spy-hop of “Big Small Talks”; “Tantra” with its smooth, old school ride; the sensual boom bap of “Blue Almonds”; and the infectious, latin-lounge-tinged “Rainy Day”.

These are no-nonsense beat compositions, perfect for thinking, for grooving, for dreaming, for zoning out. Emapea and Cold Busted come correct once again.
Saib. - Around The World
Saib.
Around The World
2LP | 2019 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
34,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Remastered for a Double 12 Inch Vinyl Pressing.

Historically Casablanca has been known as a global melting pot; a place where cultures mingle and fuse. This quality is evident in the dazzling music of Casablanca-based beat-maker and guitarist saib., who has revealed his debut long-player, the appropriately titled Around The World album for Cold Busted. These tunes showcase saib.’s worldly vibe, tied together with his intricate guitar playing which deftly keeps up with all the styles represented on the album. Hip hop beats form the backbone as saib.’s musical palette skips from jazz flavors to lounge experiments to Asian textures … and sometimes within a single track. Around The World is indeed a non-stop flight, touching down on all of saib.’s influences and predilections, creating a memorable album along the way.
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Dr. Dundiff - The Distance
Dr. Dundiff
The Distance
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
24,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Louisville, Kentucky, a city with no shortage of musical heavyweights in its history (look it up!), is home to the prolific hip-hop/neo-soul producer Dr. Dundiff. Armed with an array of instruments (including his trusty MPC) and a bevy of talented area collaborators, Dr. Dundiff has revealed The Distance, his latest ambitious album, released on the Cold Busted label. WIth over 40 projects under his belt — including past releases on Jakarta Records, Mellow Orange Music, and Grand Garden Records — Dr. Dundiff draws upon a wealth of musical experiences, all coming together harmoniously on The Distance. The album is deliciously jazzy and deliriously loose with crisp beats, smooth vibes, and amazing vocalists and emcees, including Claire Reneé, James Lindsey, K Raydio, Pink Siifu, and Shania Robinson.

“What You Want,” featuring the lovely Claire Rene and some stunning saxophone riffs, sets the tone on a smokey soulful sheen. It’s the real deal, also evident in the abstract hip-hop of “Slip.” Here the L.A.-based Pink Siifu transmits exquisite rhymes over Dr. Dundiff’s remarkable production and a glorious, ramshackle rhythm. Another highlight is the exceptionally groovy “What I Want” (perhaps an answer to the earlier song?). The music wraps the listener in a warm territory not too far off from Blue LInes-era Massive Attack, guided by the voice of Shania Robinson. “Skat” is notable, as well, with a super-dope performance by renowned Louisville rapper James Lindsey and an emotive ‘done different’ music bed. And then there’s the title track, featuring K Raydio’s calm and reassuring vocal delivery, which soulfully drives home the theme of the album. As Dr. Dundiff says, “Everybody has someplace that they are and everybody has someplace that they want to be. And The Distance is the space between.”
Mister T - Black Drop
Shinji - In Colour
Shinji
In Colour
LP | 2018 | AU | Original (Cold Busted)
23,99 €*
Release:2018 / AU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Australian rhythm-twister Shinji refers to his music as “eclectic hip-hop instrumentals with no regard for genre or tempo” and promises that he’ll “ ip even the most obscure samples into soulful beats.” This modus operandi is evident in his debut long-player for the Cold Busted label, In Colour. Twelve captivating beat constructions reveal the breadth of Shinji’s record collection and the absence of stylistic boundaries. This makes for an impeccably cool listen, working both for the beat-heads and in the headphones. Highlights include the chunky soul groover “For Some Reason,” the spacey Spanish- avored guitars and percussion of “Pioneer,” “Menace” and its evocative electronic treatments and drum breaks, and the delicious ‘70s soundtrack funk of “Grand Mash.” There’s something juicy for any discerning listener within Shinji’s inventive sample concoctions. In Colour, loud and clear.
Poldoore - The Day Off Green Vinyl Edition
Poldoore
The Day Off Green Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
23,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Cold Busted returns to familiar label artist Poldoore to release the Belgium-based producer’s album, The Day Off. Poldoore’s sound is about good vibes, creating warm atmospheres that blend funk, soul, lounge, and reggae with punchy drum breaks. The Day Off also features some talented guests, including the mysterious Maverick, distinguished emcee Awon and DMC 2012 Team World Champion turntablist DJ Damented (of The Mixfitz), emcee duo The 49ers, American blues singer Bodhilynn, and trumpeter Will Magid. There’s plenty of highlights on the release: “Morning Glory” with its rocksteady beat, “Natural High” and its psychedelic vibe, “Unconditional” with its beefed up Motown-like feel, “Call It A Day”’s dreamy funk affair, and the reminiscing rhymes of Awon, a figure in the new emerging ‘jazz hop’ scene, flow rhythmically while DJ Damented’s scratch skills add a next level vocal chop to the beat on “Sweet Memories”. Deciding to include this one in the crate should be easy, much like the cut’s vibe. The Day Off is full of sonic sunshine, exactly the kind of weather fit for enjoying what little time there is for leisure and much appreciated in today’s music climate. Give this one a spin.
Poldoore - The Day Off
Poldoore
The Day Off
CD | 2018 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
16,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Cold Busted returns to familiar label artist Poldoore to release the Belgium-based producer’s album, The Day Off. Poldoore’s sound is about good vibes, creating warm atmospheres that blend funk, soul, lounge, and reggae with punchy drum breaks. The Day Off also features some talented guests, including the mysterious Maverick, distinguished emcee Awon and DMC 2012 Team World Champion turntablist DJ Damented (of The Mixfitz), emcee duo The 49ers, American blues singer Bodhilynn, and trumpeter Will Magid. There’s plenty of highlights on the release: “Morning Glory” with its rocksteady beat, “Natural High” and its psychedelic vibe, “Unconditional” with its beefed up Motown-like feel, “Call It A Day”’s dreamy funk affair, and the reminiscing rhymes of Awon, a figure in the new emerging ‘jazz hop’ scene, flow rhythmically while DJ Damented’s scratch skills add a next level vocal chop to the beat on “Sweet Memories”. Deciding to include this one in the crate should be easy, much like the cut’s vibe. The Day Off is full of sonic sunshine, exactly the kind of weather fit for enjoying what little time there is for leisure and much appreciated in today’s music climate. Give this one a spin.
Bugseed - Far East Joints
Bugseed
Far East Joints
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
23,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Japanese super-producer Bugseed with his new album.
Bugseed - Far East Joints
Deli, The - Jazz Cat
Deli, The
Jazz Cat
CD | 2018 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
16,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Austin hip hop beatrepreneur The Deli made serious waves with previous Cold Busted album Vibes 3, featuring the song “Flowers.” This track shook up the Spotify world with over 14 million plays and inclusion on at least 500 playlists. Anticipation is strong for a follow-up from The Deli and, with his new album Jazz Cat, he delivers with gusto. Filled with the smoked-out, laid-back cut-and-paste rhythmology that The Deli is known for, Jazz Cat contains 15 enticing beat compositions. The title cut shows where he’s at, transmitting an old-is-new-again feel through scratchy snare snaps, loping piano chords, and faraway — both in time and place — city sounds. Other highlights include the dreamy lounge pressure of “Virgo Flip,” “Fractals” and its shimmering vibraphone atmospheres co-produced by Lungfulls, the ‘hip hop party happening down the street’ vibe of “Spring,” and the crucial, jazzy beat construction of “Going Home.” Dig in … wIth Jazz Cat, The Deli trips the night fantastic.
D.Dahlinger - Exquisite Spirits
D.Dahlinger
Exquisite Spirits
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
20,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Cold Busted presents Exquisite Spirits, the latest from D.Dahlinger, a self-described “Northern California-bred, Japan-based dusty dollar/yen bin loop digger.” The follow-up to 2016’s debut album Brisk Temps (and his appearance with Pigeondust on Cold Busted’s Only On Vinyl 2 compilation), Exquisite Spirits is another brilliant exercise in tough, boom-bap beats at meditative tempos and engaging sample source genre-clashes. D.Dahlinger’s influences are wide-ranging, with Paul’s Boutique and Paid In Full hotly tipped alongside psych-rock and shoegaze, as well as the attitudes of west coast skateboarding culture thrown in. A relocation to Japan also created noticeable inspiration, giving the music a wandering flavor that often feels like solemn exploration.

A prime example of D.Dahlinger’s distinctive sound is the curiously titled “B,” which dreamily combines glistening harps, compressed vinyl noise, and lovely piano over a solid beat foundation. There’s also the pensive build of “Color Scheme 13,” with a gentle flute that deceptively calms the listener before the approaching sonic storm; the molasses intro of “Wind Back Up” which increases in tempo to reveal an intricate construction of samples and melody; and the deft trip hop thump of “Anyone’s Out There,” featuring layers of D.Dahlinger’s trademark hypnotic embellishments. Exquisite Spirits lives up its name, being both haunting and hard-to-ignore ... beats designed for the ages.
Emapea - Zoning Out Volume 1
Emapea
Zoning Out Volume 1
CD | 2018 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
16,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Emapea, the renowned beat-maker from Poland, burst upon the scene with multiple compilation appearances on Cold Busted, an inclusion on Mark Farina's Mushroom Jazz 8, and his stunning debut album Seeds, Roots & Fruits. Fans and headz worldwide have been clamoring for a follow-up, but all Emapea wanted to do was just 'zone out.' And that's what happened, with the release of Emapea's twenty song album Zoning Out, Volume 1.

Emapea's cuts are meant for the listener to get lost in – but they're not only for chilling, or when deep in thought, but also for getting in that crucial head-nod zone, like when the DJ drops the dopest beat. Expertly crafted and sequenced, the album presents a boom-bap journey that's dreamy and spacey while remaining tough and jazzy. "Check It Out" exemplifies the mood with its smooth drums, chiming keys, subtle sax riffs, and hip hop shout-outs. The vibe expands on "Motion", adding an exotic, worldly flavor to the seductively loping rhythm. And "Classy" features a smokey saloon piano melody that cruises smugly out of jeep-beat speakers. This track was recently featured on a limited postcard record, mailed surreptitiously to lucky Emapea supporters.

Zoning Out, Volume 1 defines Emapea as an artist to watch on the international beat scene. Pay attention as Volume 2 will be continuing the journey in later months.
Shinji - Second Wind / Grand Mash
Shinji
Second Wind / Grand Mash
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
11,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The sandy beaches of New South Wales, Australia, give way to dusty beats of Aussie producer Shinji in this funky seven inch single on Cold Busted. Taken from his forthcoming album In Colour (coming in April 2018), this single features two retro-tastic tracks that will send the beatheads swinging across the floor. “Second Wind” opens up with heavy Rhodes piano chords accompanied by a crucial rhythm and streetwise horns. Evoking the soundtrack to a TV detective series from the ‘70s, the cut unloads serious action in a 45-slinger’s DJ set. Flip the record for “Grand Mash,” which begins in the hip hop zone before soundtracking a movie scene of the pimp-mobile once again in pursuit. Groovy horns, tough beats, and a way-cool-for-school spoken interlude move this one to the top of the crate-digging charts. Shinji strongly delivers the goods, queuing things up nicely for his sure-to-be essential long-player.
Evil Needle & Q Funktion - Roots Dub / My Music
Evil Needle & Q Funktion
Roots Dub / My Music
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
9,59 €* 11,99 € -20%
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Cold Busted presents some nice Reggae inspired Dub vibes by Evil Needle & Q Funktion.
V.A. - IWYMI Volume 9
V.A.
IWYMI Volume 9
Tape | 2017 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
11,04 €* 12,99 € -15%
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
IWYMI is a monthly instrumental Hip Hop compilation designed to showcase various beat makers and producers from all over the world. "It's What You Make It" is not only relative to making any form of art, it's also a metaphor for life and how we all approach things differently. Featuring tracks by Ray West, Es-K and many others.

Tracks on each volume are selected based on style and sound in order to form cohesive releases that flow front to back. With that said, the overall sound and themes presented will vary throughout the series.
V.A. - IWYMI Volume 8
V.A.
IWYMI Volume 8
Tape | 2017 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
9,09 €* 12,99 € -30%
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
IWYMI is a monthly instrumental Hip Hop compilation designed to showcase various beat makers and producers from all over the world. "It's What You Make It" is not only relative to making any form of art, it's also a metaphor for life and how we all approach things differently. Featuring tracks by Ray West, Es-K and many others.

Tracks on each volume are selected based on style and sound in order to form cohesive releases that flow front to back. With that said, the overall sound and themes presented will vary throughout the series.
Poldoore - The Day Off
Poldoore
The Day Off
Tape | 2017 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited cassette edition!

Cold Busted returns to familiar label artist Poldoore to release the Belgium-based producer’s album, The Day Off. Poldoore’s sound is about good vibes, creating warm atmospheres that blend funk, soul, lounge, and reggae with punchy drum breaks. The Day Off also features some talented guests, including the mysterious Maverick, distinguished emcee Awon and DMC 2012 Team World Champion turntablist DJ Damented (of The Mixfitz), emcee duo The 49ers, American blues singer Bodhilynn, and trumpeter Will Magid.

There’s plenty of highlights on the release: “Morning Glory” with its rocksteady beat, “Natural High” and its psychedelic vibe, “Unconditional” with its beefed up Motown-like feel, “Call It A Day”’s dreamy funk affair, and the reminiscing rhymes of Awon, a figure in the new emerging ‘jazz hop’ scene, flow rhythmically while DJ Damented’s scratch skills add a next level vocal chop to the beat on “Sweet Memories”. Deciding to include this one in the crate should be easy, much like the cut’s vibe. The Day Off is full of sonic sunshine, exactly the kind of weather fit for enjoying what little time there is for leisure and much appreciated in today’s music climate. Give this one a spin.
Lanzo - Omnipotent
Lanzo
Omnipotent
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
19,54 €* 22,99 € -15%
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Cold Busted Records presents “Omnipotent” by Lanzo.

Chicago’s Carington Pierre, also known as Lanzo, has bestowed evidence of his cosmic hip hop beatology to the Cold Busted label in the form of a new album, Omnipotent. Previously recording for BLVNT Records and the Natural Selection label, Lanzo specializes in a style of experimental hip hop that draws from boom-bap, soulful downtempo, and atmospheres that lean toward the celestial. Lanzo and his trusty MPC 1000 have been actively producing since 2008 and Omnipotent confirms his upward trajectory, presenting fifteen tasty sonic morsels that groove in a confident but abstract fashion.

Highlights include “Comfort Zone” which envelopes a swinging rhythm in dreamy strings, distant voices, and rolling bass, and the odd but appealing “Gutter Balls”, featuring some deliciously drunken synths. There’s also the melancholy quiet storm of “Colours”, “Against The Wall” and its heavily processed beat magic, and the loping sci-fi jazz of “Between Friends”. Omnipotent is a heady listen, displaying textures and swirls that accentuate the sturdiness of its drum beats. Lanzo has provided a distinctive soundtrack that’s ready-made for day blazing or night groovin’.
Es-K & Loupo - Symbiosis EP
Es-K & Loupo
Symbiosis EP
12" | 2017 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
17,59 €* 21,99 € -20%
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Es-K & Loupo team up again for their “Symbiosis EP” presented by Cold Busted Records.

Transmitting crucial beats from Burlington, the Vermont-based producers Es-K and Loupo have crafted a smooth, introspective long-player for the Cold Busted label titled Symbiosis. Holland-born Es-K (Essential Knowledge) is known for his monthly Spontaneous Grooves series (where a collection of tracks are created in one sitting) and his vital 2016 album Passages. Fellow VT rhythm-wrangler Loupo is also on the rise, with a recent album on the Melody Soul label named Good Company. This new collaborative release, “Symbiosis”, is a brilliant meeting-of-the-minds, blending the styles of these two talents over the course of ten tracks. The result is deep and meaningful as well as groovy and ‘headz approved,’ showcasing the duo’s penchant for envelope pushing in terms of atmosphere, melody, and rhythm.

From the opening chords of “Aqua” – reminiscent of expansive works from the likes of Lonnie Linston Smith – Symbiosis sets itself apart in the realm of beat-conscious production projects. Sparkling Rhodes piano, a winding jazz bass line, and an overall pensive vibe lead midway into a funky drum part, which almost seems curiously added as an afterthought. The fusion-istic instrumentation and understated, downbeat rhythm flavor continue throughout “Symbiosis”, shining on cool cuts like “Road To”, the tough, slow motion stepper “Gavel”, “TwoTone” with its jerky beats and film noir attitude, and “CooLit”’s cosmic quiet storm meditation. Es-K and Loupo are onto something unique and special, and Symbiosis lays out their fruit of their sonic exploration for all to enjoy.
Mister T & Krystian Shek - Sufi Dance / Postbox 1902
Mister T & Krystian Shek
Sufi Dance / Postbox 1902
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
10,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
The latest transmission from Cold Busted's seven inch central reveals the slinky dub sounds of Mister T and Krystian Shek, each contributing a lively cut to get the crowds in a proper skankin' mode. This third seven inch release in Cold Busted's reggae series leads with "Sufi Dance" from Greek beat-wrangler Mister T. A master of multiple funky genres, Mister T shows his acumen for the island sound on this smooth track, first appearing on the Cold Busted compilation Dub 2. Carried by steady guitar chord chops and a melodic horn line, "Sufi Dance" features a heavy drum beat and echoed-out sound splashes of both an earthly and metaphysical nature. Frankfurt-based producer Krystian Shek – a veteran of Pete Namlook’s FAX +49 – 69 / 450464 label as well as his own Thai Dust imprint – displays his own dub-matic bona fides with "Postbox 1902", a new track exclusive to this release. This one struts forward in an irie fashion, powered by cool guitar plucks, calming Rhodes chords, and a deliciously upfront bass and drum rhythm section. This wax is primed and ready for the DJ's spinning platter, and both these cuts appear here on vinyl for the first time. Big up!
Zak Damundo - 3AM
Zak Damundo
3AM
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
17,24 €* 22,99 € -25%
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Under the glow of moonlight, Zak Damundo has arrived on the Cold Busted label scene with his fantastic debut album 3am. The alias of San Francisco DJ / producer Zach DeVincent, Zak Damundo presents eighteen original and sampled beats that are mixed continuously in the physical realm (CD and vinyl), but also available digitally as individual cuts. An underground dance music veteran, DeVincent is the host of SWIM on Digitally Imported Radio, an affiliate of the Bay Area's independent hip hop TV program Distortion 2 Static, and has released tunes for the likes of 5 and Dime Recordings, Acryl Music, Looq Records, and Open Bar Music.

3am is aptly titled as the tracks transmit a dead-of-night vibe, with loose rhythms, spacey samples, and lush melodic constructions. The continuously mixed version shows Zak and the album in their element, as a solitary evening journey motoring through city streets is sonically intimated. Individually, the album's cuts are prime movers for the crafty selector, perfectly elevating the after-hours lounge DJ set. 3am opens with "Soul" which draws from 'quiet storm' '80s funk in the low end and dreamy, ambient '90s electronica through its swirling pads. The stylistic combination is infectious and continues throughout this evocative album. Other highlights include the echoed guitar chops and rising pads of "Comedown", "Drift"'s pristine, laid-back jazz-funk textures, the dramatic strings and piano over a boom-bap beat in "Say Goodnight", and the lovely, immersive hip hop soundscape of "Venice". Zak Damundo is on point, and 3am is recommended for any nocturnal hour.
DJ T-Rock & Squashy Nice - Back To The Essence
DJ T-Rock & Squashy Nice
Back To The Essence
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
23,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
In 1999, the duo of DJ T-Rock & Squashy Nice formed in Atlanta. Squashy Nice is an accomplished beats producer, and DJ T-Rock is a scratch-master responsible for battle records on the likes of Bomb Hip-Hop Records, Stereo-Type, and Replicant Music Trading Corp. Together they released three party-ready instrumental hip hop albums for New Zealand’s Why Records label. Now based from coast-to-coast (Squashy Nice in New York and DJ T-Rock in Los Angeles), the duo has joined the Cold Busted family for their fourth album, the satisfying seventeen track "Back To The Essence".

Showcasing the variety and breadth that Squashy Nice’s beats and samples and DJ T-Rock’s scratches can provide, the tracks on "Back To The Essence" swerve from party rockers to soulful, thoughtful numbers featuring vocals from New Zealand vocalist Miss Glue. Among the standouts are the opening “Hit The Breaks”, combining harmonica, ’60s style fuzz guitar, heavy beats, and some crucial vocal scratches; “Let Them Be”, with Miss Glue’s lovely vocals providing a counterpoint to acoustic guitar cut-ups; and “Watch The Clouds”, featuring gentle piano, a loungey string section breakdown, and wistful vocals from Squashy Nice. Back To The Essence should be ingested whole, as its plentiful tracks radiate fun, funk, and good vibes. It’s like a virtual block party dropping down wherever its cuts are playing.
V.A. - Funkinjazz Volume 2
V.A.
Funkinjazz Volume 2
CD | 2014 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
15,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
It’s too simple to call Cold Busted just a record label. Sure, these purveyors of trip-hop, instrumental hip-hop, downtempo, and funky sounds consistently release modern classics. But the LA-based label, founded by Derrick Daisey—formerly known as DJ Vitamin D—have created a lifestyle music experience orbiting around Daisey’s rarefied palette and iconic vintage-vibing artwork, and a thriving community of innovative musicians feverishly creating and collaborating. The second CD, of a ten part series, covers the best Funk and Jazz inspired tracks found only on Cold Busted.
Poldoore - Hard To Forget Moods Remix / Midnight Remix
Poldoore
Hard To Forget Moods Remix / Midnight Remix
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
11,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Crucial heavyweights Poldoore and Emapea each take on a side of this Cold Busted 7-inch single, the latest in a bi-monthly series of Dub / Reggae cuts exhumed from the label’s golden vault. Belgium’s Poldoore commandeers the A-side with an instrumental version of ”This Road“, a track originally found on his acclaimed 2016 album “The Day After”. Stirringly dubwise, the cut is wet with atmosphere and the ping of spring reverb, as a tuneful horn section carries the main melody. Flip the wax for accomplished Polish beat-maker Emapea and his delightfully skankin’ ”Rudeboy“. Previously appearing on the In Dub 3 compilation, “Rudeboy" showcases Emapea’s knack for combining samples from multiple genres into one cohesive, steamy gumbo. With either track, B-boys and natty dreads alike will give the dance floor a serious workout as the needle meets the vinyl.
AndyFellaz - Beatbop Street
AndyFellaz
Beatbop Street
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
23,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Cold Busted presents AndyFellaz album “Beatbop Street”.

An album from the cool new project AndyFellaz, a collaboration of Athens-based producer Billa Qause (Beatquick) and percussionist Nikos Martziokas (Wolfy Funk). Influenced by '90s hip hop, trip hop, Latin montunos, jazz, and lounge, the pair have delivered fourteen exciting cuts that groove and shimmer with the best of 'em.
Brandon* - Dreamscape Part 4
Brandon*
Dreamscape Part 4
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
23,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Hailing from within the heat of Florida, Brandon* is a gifted producer whose musical style is an eclectic blend of Hip Hop, Jazz, Lounge, and Latin flavors. Tough beats move alongside swirling strings, soundtrack-ish atmospheres, and nostalgic orchestral arrangements, all seemingly lifted from obscure vinyl thrift store finds in the sunny retirement capitol. It’s a refreshingly perfect mix of elements, resulting in ‘beats music’ that is amorous and enchanting. This is even more apparent on Brandon*’s latest long-player on the Cold Busted imprint, titled “Dreamscape Part 4”. The producer’s other Dreamscape releases explored his distinct sound, and this latest brings this to further maturity and acclaim. From the bombastic Bossa of “Cabana Chat” to “Oasis” gentle acoustic guitars to the tropical jazz vibe of “Rio Dio”, “Dreamscape Part 4” will delight and captivate, and nicely compliments an exotic cocktail.
V.A. - Funkinjazz Volume 1
V.A.
Funkinjazz Volume 1
CD | 2014 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
15,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
It’s too simple to call Cold Busted just a record label. Sure, these purveyors of trip-hop, instrumental hip-hop, downtempo, and funky sounds consistently release modern classics. But the LA-based label, founded by Derrick Daisey—formerly known as DJ Vitamin D—have created a lifestyle music experience orbiting around Daisey’s rarefied palette and iconic vintage-vibing artwork, and a thriving community of innovative musicians feverishly creating and collaborating. The first CD, of a ten part series, covers the best Funk and Jazz inspired tracks found only on Cold Busted.
My Neighbour Is - Moon's Reflection On A Quiet Lake
Axion117 - One Thousand Horizon
Chop Juggler - More Is Less
Chop Juggler
More Is Less
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
20,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Greek rhythmrustler Chop Juggler has dropped his debut album –
More Is Less – to follow up the well-received Diggasmic EP on Cult
Classic Records. Released onthe prolific Cold Busted label, More
Is Less collects eleven top notchbeat-heavy jams from the young
producer, now in his early twenties but involved in music making
since the beginning of his teens. His artist name is apt, as Chop
Juggler is adept at taking loops and samples and melding, twisting,
and – yes – chopping them into intricate compositions.
“Amethyst” provides convincingevidence, seemingly disparate
sources are cut into sonic snatches, layered andbursting in and out
of the mix to any beat-head’s delight. There’s also themore uptempo
“Night Travel” which sounds just like that … if one is travelingby
moonlight in a ’70s television crime drama. Slower, spacey moments
like “Money Can’t Buy Time” and “Brave New World” showcase Chop
Juggler’s depth, but with his ear for striking samples and tough hip
hop beats still in full display. More Is Less follows through in its title’s
statement by never overwhelming, but the album’s satisfying flow will
indeed find the listener looking for more from this talented producer.
Singularis - What A Time
Kill Emil - Salvation
Poldoore - Nothing Left To Say
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