The Cold Busted label is pleased to present another installment of their funky and soulful downtempo beat series Street Bangerz, designating Volume 9 to fourteen tracks by Sixfingerz, a Belgian producer from Antwerp. While he prides himself on a library of ethnic, worldly instruments and a collection of old records from which to draw from, the influences of his early years of music listening are also strong, coming in phases of IDM or hip hop. All of these weigh in to give his tracks an old school feel when it comes to sounds, but a foundational freedom for dealing in atypical beat patterns and arrangements. Indeed, much of the sounds used in Sixfingerz' edition of Street Bangerz have an almost instant, timeless familiarity, even if strictly on a subconscious level for some. The guitars stylistically pull from different eras, the musings of instruments from far away lands excite, the rhythm section's samples and pitch manipulated vocal chops are complex, and the lo-fi effects bond together his other unique, knick-knack filled sound pallets. This is not trip hop or downtempo as some may know it, but a hyperactive and boundary-less take on the formats.
Ohmega Watts (Ubiquity Records / Lo-Fi) - "The multi-layered sampling, the chops, and overall compositions make some serious noise. As the title implies, they're 'street bangers' with a plethora of influences fused right."
Leo Zero - "It's right up my street for those funkier sets."
Renegades Of Jazz (Agogo Records / Mojo Club) - "Fresh rhythms … I like them all a lot! Funk and soul re-imagined for the 21st century with proper production techniques."
All Good Funk Alliance - "Dope. 'I Think You Do' is hot."
tOtALcULt (Cult Music) - "Wonderful, unusual, and original … melodic and soulful with a brilliant blend of old and new."
Flashbaxx - "Nice beat science here!"
Zamali (Timewarp) - "Solid release. I love all the beats. Strong funky vibes all over."
Doc Proof (Funkanomics) - "Dope and funky beats … I'm totally in love with the Street Bangerz series."
Stereo 77 (Plimsoll Records) - "Heavy beats! Love it."
Phat Phil Cooper (NuNorthern Soul) - "Good choice of samples and beats."
Mason Rothert (Below Zero Radio Show) - "Oh, yeah … this is what I am talking about. Proper, funky and fun."
Sam Hopkins (AccuRadio, Chicago) - "I love the transition to double time at the end of 'Soul Sisters Get Down' … it's a stunner."
Aja Allsop (Ketch A Vibe Radio Show) - "I'm digging the beats and breaks … it's wicked, people!"
Black Mighty Wax (Irma Records) - "Another perfect and groovy release from Cold Busted!"