Exclusives

BUSTED162 Emapea COVER ARTAccomplished 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.” Highlights include the sample-rific “Enjoy” which includes smooth key and saxophone riffs, “Good Old Days” with its appealing old school hip hop flavor, the spacey tones of “Milky Haze” and “Yugen”, and the floor-filling breakbeat funk of “What The Funk”. Containing moments both dance-oriented and pensive, Seeds, Roots & Fruits rises above the average beats album to reveal the enduring depth of this young producer … Emapea is one to watch. Emapea’s Seeds, Roots & Fruits will be available from Cold Busted on 12"

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.

fiendshAll the way from Thailand comes the full length debut from Fiendsh for Cold Busted. Laid back and chill instrumental hip hop featuring tons of soul and funk influences packed into 16 groovy beats.

funkylocoDirect from South Beach, Florida, So Sound present classic and unreleased cuts from some of the best producers in house.
Sunrise to sunset and beyond, the atmosphere is charged with the warm memory of disco beats and a funky tingling on your skin.

Product Description
2015 One CD set and the third installment in the 'Weekend of Love' series, a collection of the most outstanding mixes presented, compiled and mixed by So Sound's own Funkyloco (aka Pablo Varela), who pushes forward to arrange a compilation directly to the warmth of the sun while near the pool, beach or beach house. Move over Fantasy Island and make way for this argentinean as he soothes your senses right away into his mix.
Weekend of Love Vol. 3 will take you to an imaginary place; soulful , melodic , uplifting and driving; a flawlessly bronzed antidote to the winter blues.
From start to finish this mix lifts your spirits from the laid back sounds to the club and back into a retro disco fueled odyssey for you to enjoy.


13 tracks including cuts from Funkyloco, Jose Amor, Les Loups, Jazzy Eyewear, Toka Project, Kid Enigma, Funk Mediterraneo and the legendary DJ Rasoul. This exclusive collection brings the spirit of a 'weekend of love' into any household on any day of the year. So Sound Recordings.

ashesLisa Saunders and Liv Mircea may be separated by an ocean, but that isn't stopping the determined duo from making big waves in the chill out / lounge genre with their downtempo musical project, Ashes and Dreams. Lisa lives in Winnipeg, Canada while Liv lives in Weston-Super-Mare, UK.

"It feels like Liv is always right there whenever we're creating musical ideas, recording, and coming up with our musical contributions to this project," says Lisa. Essential tools to divide the distance and master their melodies include Cubase recording software, file sharing services like DropBox, and near-daily emails. ?

Parted by an ocean, but connected by music, Ashes and Dreams has spent the past two years writing and recording songs for its debut, 12 song CD, Heart of Stone. The album includes a mix of serene, dreamy tracks and uplifting, soulful tunes, that are seamlessly linked by Lisa's warm, hypnotic alto voice and Liv's distinctive guitar work. From the military-inspired anthem "Left Right Left" to the laid-back title track, "Heart of Stone", Ashes and Dreams has its own undeniable style in the chill out realm.

menikMenik music is colourful, ambient, melodic and driving, drawing inspiration from genres such as, blues, rock, hip hop, jazz, soul, latin, house, techno, drum and bass, dubstep and garage. Menik strives to bring something new, always creating something different with his distinctive sound: Warm chords, glowing piano and driving drums with signature analogue sounds and pop sensibilities.

 

Check out the video for "Rush" featuring Lylli on vocals.

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