Kill Emil is a DJ and producer based in Athens, Greece -- by way of Brazil -- who, since 2009, has created a healthy discography of potent beats and sublime atmospheres. With an early inspiration in hip hop and, importantly, Gangstarr's Daily Operation, Kill Emil has been prolifically chopping up breaks on his MPC and is now up to his third artist album, the intriguingly titled Salvation. Its twelve tracks introduce dense soundscapes and clever samples over rough, funky rhythms, providing fuel to the DJs and head-nodders alike. Highlights on this Cold Busted release include the bouncy and somewhat spacey "When I See Your Smile", the wistful yet playful "Can't Find It", and the surprisingly cosmic "Such A Long Time". Kill Emil's constructions contain many twists and turns within the layers … this imaginative producer keeps things interesting for the full run of his captivating album. Expand your mind and find Salvation.
All Good Funk Alliance - "Nice beats and samples here … I'm digging this."
Mark Farina - "I'm liking a few of these tracks."
Danny Massure (Spring Strut) - "Tasty!"
Rory Hoy (Howlin' Records / Super Hi-Fi) - "Beautiful trip hop beats in this fantastic release."
Renegades Of Jazz (Agogo Records / Mojo Club) - "This is nice and mellow."
Quincy Jointz (Timewarp) - "Nice chill grooves."
Mojo Rising (Cold Busted / F.A.M.I.L.Y.) - "Smooth, silky beats with lush vocal treats floating on top. Lovely stuff."
Shantisan (Salted Soul / One Note Samba) - "Great groovers … a wonderful soundtrack for the summer."
Stereo 77 (Plimsoll Records) - "Nice work here ... it reminds me of Rae & Christian and Grand Central Records."
DJ Sun (Soular Grooves) - "Tasty downtempo vibes!"
DJ BMF (Phat N' Jazzy) - "I like all the Kill Emil stuff I've heard … very cool head-nod music."
Doc Proof (Funkanomics) - "Dope beats … the entire release is great."
Aja Allsop (Ketch A Vibe Radio Show) - "Very classy beats throughout."
Lebrosk (Mixmag) - "I'm liking the sound of this one!"
Dr. Best (Headz / Limbo Rhythm) - "Nice downtempo album … a soundtrack for sofa surfers."