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Poldoore – The Day Off

The Day OffCold Busted returns to familiar label artist Poldoore to release his new album, The Day Off. It features some talented guests, including the mysterious Maverick, emcee duo The 49ers, American blues singer Bodhilynn, and trumpeter Will Magid.

Based out of Belgium, Poldoore started producing at an early age and eventually his potential was realized by Cold Busted’s offer to release his debut L.A.X. EP . From there the pairing has only grown stronger. Poldoore’s sound is about good vibes, creating warm atmospheres that blend funk, soul, lounge, and reggae with punchy drum breaks.

Among the album’s many highlights is “Morning Glory,” featuring a rocksteady beat with bright arpeggiated synths at select moments, with the bulk of the track carried by wailing guitars and chopped up blues vocals. “Ahhh Yeah” enters like a walk in the park with bright keys, lovely strings, and funky rhythms, the results of rearranging an original sample into suitable bits and pieces with a little help from Maverick. “Heard It All Before” has Bodhilynn’s soulful vocal hook accompanied by The 49ers’ rhymes and a key-based beat with soaring highs. “Natural High” elicits psychedelic vibes with plenty of effects, a sporadic, low electric shock, and interwoven, layered guitar play. “Unconditional” uses a Motown-like backing track beefed up by a strong kick and slow, sizzling hats, cymbals, and snares. Midway through “Unconditional” Poldoore is joined by Will Magid’s saucy, bayou-evoking horn solo. “Call It A Day” is a dreamy funk affair full of shimmery, echoing melodies, teetering guitars, forward-staggering key stabs, and a stand out bass line.

The Day Off is full of sonic sunshine, exactly the kind of sonic weather fit for enjoying what little time there is for leisure and much appreciated in today’s musical climate.

1. Poldoore – Morning Glory (3:38)
2. Poldoore – Sweet Memories Feat. Awon & DJ Damented (3:49)
3. Poldoore – Faithful Man (3:07)
4. Poldoore – Same Number, Same Hood (3:05)
5. Poldoore – Ahhh Yeah Feat. Maverick (3:25)
6. Poldoore – Sunny Side Up (2:03)
7. Poldoore – Heard It All Before Feat. The 49ers & Bodhilynn (3:13)
8. Poldoore – Natural High (2:25)
9. Poldoore – Unconditional Feat. Will Magid (4:34)
10. Poldoore – Nothing Left To Say (Remix) (3:16)
11. Poldoore – Call It A Day (4:35)


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Astro Raph – Love Spells

Love Spells

1. Astro Raph – Love Zombies (4:52)
2. Astro Raph – We Believe (4:06)
3. Astro Raph – Ease On Me (4:30)
4. Astro Raph – Touch Phone (3:40)
5. Astro Raph – Vibration (3:52)
6. Astro Raph – Witch Way (4:11)
7. Astro Raph – Zen Hancock (4:19)



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Akshin Alizadeh – Street Bangerz Volume 8

Street Bangerz Volume 8We are back again with our defining funky and soulful downtempo beat series Street Bangerz, welcoming in Volume 8 with a body of work by Akshin Alizadeh, the man from Azerbaijan. Taking his cue from his native country, this album sits at a crossroad between East and West incorporating the producer’s strong funk and nu jazz influences as well as his ability to combine funky groves with punchy hip-hop beats. Expect exotic flutes, sidewinding strings, and hypnotic horns accompanied by groovy guitar riffs and slick percussion from hi-hats, snares, claps, and sometimes castanets. Vocal chops and scratching accent select cuts. Like a set of sensational spices, this release is certain to leave a lasting trail of sweet aromatic memories in its wake.

1. Akshin Alizadeh – Once Upon A Time (3:23)
2. Akshin Alizadeh – Pebbles On My Road (3:12)
3. Akshin Alizadeh – In All Respects (4:39)
4. Akshin Alizadeh – Yiddish Love (3:38)
5. Akshin Alizadeh – Southern Man (3:57)
6. Akshin Alizadeh – Estrella De Plata (4:00)
7. Akshin Alizadeh – Inner Struggle (4:02)
8. Akshin Alizadeh – Widow Jones (3:26)
9. Akshin Alizadeh – La Venganza (3:11)
10. Akshin Alizadeh – Occupy The World (3:34)
11. Akshin Alizadeh – Trouble Child (3:02)
12. Akshin Alizadeh – Lost Generation (3:12)
13. Akshin Alizadeh – A Lil Bit Of Truth (3:08)


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