krystianshekGerman turntablism label Thai Dust Records reserves its ‘(Red)’ sub-label for high quality chill-out, lounge, and downtempo releases. The latest release from this imprint comes from producer Krystian Shek, gathering fifteen tracks from his extensive catalog under the banner of The Best Of Lounge & Chillout. Krystian appeared on the scene in 2003 with his first of three artist albums on the late Pete Namlook’s FAX +49–69/450464 label.

 

Impressively prolific, other albums appeared on labels such as the Indonesian imprint UTC Wired and Diventa Recordings and singles have been released through the likes of Cold Busted and Berettamusic. With so much material to choose from Krystian has assembled a top notch collection of tracks spanning the years, touching on styles from cinematic downtempo to sci-fi trip hop to jazzy lounge beats. Highlights such as “Samarkand,” featuring the lovely vocals of Nina Ramsby, the mid-tempo breaks of “Embassy Ghost,”and the beat-head jazz funk of “Cake Daddy” show.