Break Through Artists

return mistertThe Return Of The Classic is the return of Greek beatmaster Mister T. to the Cold Busted label, and he certainly explores a classic sound. Based in Athens, Greece, Mister T. has long been transmitting the jazzier side of downtempo hip hop, with top notch jams that are soulful, swinging, and undeniably funky. This album is the latest in a string of Mister T. collections on Cold Busted … as prolific as Mister T. is, his quality never falters and the tunes don’t disappoint.

The Return Of The Classic contains a multitude of magical dance floor moments, including the bluesy skank of “Break My Back”, the breakdance funk of “Put The Needle On”, the high energy horn section groove of “Elephant”, and the title track’s shuffling big beat and stew of crafty samples. The Return Of The Classic has beats and funk for days, with Mister T. delivering a beloved old school sound to today’s jazzbos. Hold on tight!

dm walilaDaniel Masson, music composer, producer, guitarist, is an artist, following his own sense of style in electronic and world-fusion music scene. Best known for his musical contribution to the famous compilations of Buddha Bar (he is the most compiled artist on Buddha Bar series). Daniel Masson has recorded many musicians and singers from all corners of the world and developed the ability to weave different music styles and feelings from different cultures together in a mesmerizing symbiosis. For many years, he has also acted as studio producer and session guitarist for various projects and artists like Goran Bregovic, Natacha Atlas, Dj Ravin for the best known.

Daniel returns with a brand new EP infused with amazing beats and middle eastern influence titled: Walila

Walila is a film documentary with the intention of creating a cultural bridge between the Western and Arab worlds.

 

 

funkydestinationFunky Destination is an exciting retrostyled funk project formed by Vladimir Sivc, also known as Mr. Louie. Hailing from the town of Osijek in eastern Croatia, early on Louie honed his guitar skills and started developing the funk foundation that would guide his sound. A move across Croatia to near the Adriatic Sea introduced Louie to new friends and encounters with turntables and DJ’ing. All of this came together to create Funky Destination, a full-on ‘party time’ project fusing live, organic instrumentation alongside classic-sounding beats, sending the dance floor into a nostalgic frenzy.

Funkadelic Stereo Adventures is the latest Funky Destination album for Cold Busted and it fulfills on the evocative title’s promise. The set includes ten blazing tunes that bubble with choppy, wah-wah guitar, swinging drums and percussion, delicious horns and bass lines, and, occasionally, stirring vocals of the soulful persuasion.

nitepplNiteppl is an electronic music project consisting of Alton San Giovanni and Sawyer James. Widely influential throughout the burgeoning San Francisco electronic music scene, Niteppl have performed with artists ranging from Kygo, Porter Robinson, Lemaitre, Danger, SebastiAn, Mr. Oizo, Fred Falke, and many others. Musically Niteppl straddle the line between DJ and Band, production duo and songwriting team, constantly shifting their sound into new and often unexplored sonic territory. Their music calls to mind acts such as Kavinsky and Justice to James Blake and Sam Smith all the way to the Crystal Method and Prodigy. Niteppl’s ever expanding catalog of original material means that their live performances are eclectic, energetic, and always unexpected.

vaalThe next installment on Afterlife comes from Vaal with remixes by Locked Groove and Baikal. ’Wander To Hell’ is a three track EP, with several versions of the same track that each encapsulate the spirit of Afterlife in their own individual way. Heralding from a rock n’roll and jazz background Vaal is unperturbed by the strict rules that define & guard electronic music. ‘Wander To Hell’ is stripped back and gentle, highlighting the emotive side of the label. The combination of alluring vocals and beautiful reverberating chords along with the ebb and flow of distortion makes it a composition that grips the listener from start to finish. Belgian talent Locked Groove seeks the dancefloor with his remix. He brings back a little familiarity, the vocal remains, but is now present amongst an assortment of synths and percussion, pushing through to darker, heavier depths. Baikal makes multi layered electronic music simultaneously for the heart, mind and feet. His version of ‘Wander To Hell’ is truly spellbinding, featuring a hypnotic groove that glides seamlessly through a continuum of time and space.

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