Demos

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.
35-50 minutes isĀ preferred. Short tracks (2:00 - 3:30) are also preferred. No tracks over 6 minutes.

We do not release Singles or EPs. Long Players only. W A I T. Now accepting 4 track demos for our Jet Set series. Must be Jazzy and fit with this series. Upbeat, nothing too mellow.Ā 4 solid tracks that will be pressed onĀ 500 copies of vinyl.Ā Keep that in mind, so please send us your best.Ā Running times are 2:15 - 2:30 each beat, 4 beats total.

We are looking forĀ Instrumental Hip Hop & Beats.Ā Also down for Trip Hop, but are open to anything that fits the sound of Cold Busted.Ā Soulful vocals are also ok.Ā Forward thinking, not the same old thing please. In other words,Ā do not send songs we would have released 10 years ago.

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

No 4/4Ā (4 on the floor beats ā€“ 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, WeTransfer, Dropbox, Bandcamp etc.Ā We areĀ not interested in tracks already online.

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.

Looking to get your album that is already released (SoundCloud, Spotify, Bandcamp, anywhere online, etc) pressed on vinyl?Ā We are not interestedĀ and do not sign these types of releases. Cold Busted MUST be the first and only label to release your songs.

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 (don't mix your tracks together like a DJ mix).

Sound strange? It's all happened multiple times in the past.

Use for all submissions:Ā coldb.us/demosforcoldbusted

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