Yellowjacket - The Spectrum Of Day (Cold Busted)

The Cold Busted label is pleased to present the very first release from the bright, young producer Yellowjacket. Hailing from Porter, Indiana, the 19-year-old shows a lot of maturity on The Spectrum Of Day album. Warm melodies buzz about strong drum patterns, tying together tight hip-hop beats tuned in to various vibes, often feeling both fresh and instantly familiar at the same time. Tracks like the funky ringer “Blazing Noon”, the hypnotic and folkish “Begin The Day”, and the electric guitar slathered “Dead Of Night” are stingingly sharp in their percussive rhythms, making up the more aggressive examples of the release. Progressively lightening up, “Cold Sweats” is delicately strung while “Grocery Choppin’” and “The Track Of Dawn” make use of soft keys, buoyant bass lines, and soothing atmospheres for a peaceful effect. These beats will be nesting in quite a few downtempo DJ crates, promising much more to look forward to from this young artist.

Nightmares On Wax - “Nice vibez all round. I will be supporting.”
DJ Moneyshot (Solid Steel Radio / NinjaTune) - “Smooth as eggs. I can see the early beats here in a film … well cinematic.”
Quincy Jointz (Timewarp) - “Good and fresh downbeat stuff. This Yellowjacket guy is talented.”
DJ BMF (Phat N’ Jazzy) - “I dig it! It reminds me of Krush & Shadow in the ‘90s.“
Inland Knights - ”Cool jams!“
Ben Mono (Undertones Gang / Plant Music) - ”Nice one … straight into the crates.“
Azaxx (Tru Thoughts) - ”Very good vibes … exiting and cool downtempo spirit.“
tOtALcULt (Cult Music / NuFunk) - ”Beautiful, funky, and brilliant. One to watch!“
DJ F (Breakshop / Focus@Will) - ”This release is amazing. I can’t believe this kid is only 19! Seriously well thought-out vibes and feelings throughout the release.“
Clairvo (Tilos Radio 90.3 FM, Hungary) - ”Deep and thoughtful … the beats are smooth and soft as the autumn rain falls down. Supporting this one!“
Myxzlplix (Subdivisions Global Radio Show) - ”Anyone who’s said instrumental hip-hop is dead hasn’t heard Yellowjacket. These tracks stand on their own and are nice to kick back to.“
Marc Lacasse (Urbnet / sHIFT Radio) - ”There’s a lot of cinematic movements in here that I enjoy … solid production techniques and manipulation of sounds with a couple having a bit of darkness injected.“
SimonG (Deep South Audio, New Zealand) - ”Nice construction of sounds … reminds me of Fila Brazillia. Catchy summery grooves.“
DJ Chewy (Alphabeatsoup blog) - ”With ‘Track of Dawn’ on one of the recent Bust Free compilations I’ve had a good taste of Yellowjacket. I’m impressed with the production on this EP. Tight drums especially … and I love the slightly jazzier vibe to ‘Grocery Choppin’’. What a tune.”
Found Sounds (DJ Magazine) - “No fuss, no drama … just straight-forward Instrumental hip hop beats.”

Available now from Beatport and The Cold Busted Shop.