Nothing slows us down like getting demo submissions that are totally unrelated to the style we release.
With that in mind please read the following:

All demos combined must have a minimum of 35 minutes running time. Short tracks are preferred (1:30 – 3:30) and nothing too long (over 6 minutes).

We do not release Singles or EPs. Long Players only. Anything less will be deleted.

Always looking for instrumental hip hop & beats with that 90’s Influence. Also down with trip hop and anything that fits the sound of Cold Busted. Forward thinking, not the same old thing please.  Soulful vocals are also ok.

Do not send 1 track. Seriously do not send 1 track. Nobody will listen to it and will be deleted. We do not release singles.

No 4/4 (4 on the floor beats – house, techno) no matter how slow the bpm. No house tracks. No wobbly basslines on anything. No glitch. No chill out. No rap.

No SoundCloud. Emails with SoundCloud links are filtered, deleted, and never seen. Do not submit tracks that are already on SoundCloud, YouTube, Bandcamp etc. Seriously…we’re not interested in tracks already online.

Looking to get your album you already released elsewhere pressed on vinyl? It’s not going to happen here. Don’t send us demos that are already released. Everything on the label is exclusive.

Do not spam us with demos sent to multiple labels.

No Hip Hop with lyrics.

No previews. Tracks must be completed.

Do not send wav files.

Do not send tunes where your artist name is shouted out.

Have your own artwork? User submitted artwork is RARELY used.

File names must be formatted with artist & title info like this: 01_Artist_Track_Title.mp3.

Do not combine the tracks into 1 file. All tracks must be separated.

We only accept high quality mp3 links (320 kbps) of the entire tracks unmixed.

Use for all submissions: coldb.us/demosforcoldbusted

While we do download all submissions, replies are not sent to everyone.
Mastered by [email protected]
Executive Producer, Derrick Daisey
All songs registered with Some Cutz Up (ASCAP)
Mastered in the Netherlands -> Pressed & Printed in Poland ---> Fulfilled in the US & UK