A delicious helping of leftfield, head-noddin' goodness from the Los Angeles stable
LA-based Cold Busted have long been one of our favourite labels when it comes to all things downtempo. From scatchy lo-fi hip-hop to wonky jazz via leftfield funk and other assorted esoteric pleasures, you never know quite what you're going to get from Cold Busted but you always know it's gonna be worth checking.
But if you've yet to discover this most prolific of boutique labels, then now's the ideal time to do so, because they've just made this label sampler available on a 'pay what you want' basis - and yes, that includes 'pay nothing' if you're so minded. With 26 tracks from as many artists, it's the perfect showcase for Cold Busted's eclectic output, as you're taken on a journey through futuristic easy listening (My Neighbour Is's excellent I'm Not A Cosmic Cat), squelchy Zapp-isms (Supernova's Intergalactic), wigged-out Hammond-led jazz-funk (Liberty Klaud's Valery, which would be worth the price of admission on its own, if there was one!) and more besides.
What's more, this is no quickly cobbled-together 'best of' - all 26 tracks are brand new and taken from forthcoming releases, which means Cold Busted are likely to stay on our 'fave labels' list for the foreseeable future. Grab a copy of this, and there's a very good chance they'll be on yours, too.