Buzzing in from Okinawa, Bugseed has been making a name for himself in hip hop circles with finely constructed beats and clever sample riffs, inspiring a multitude of releases filtering across the globe. Bugseed’s finally traversed the Pacific Ocean to mingle with L.A.’s famed Cold Busted imprint, resulting in the bomb-tastic twelve song album Far East Joints. Dusty rhythms, layered loops, and ringing instrumentation represent Bugseed’s cool new take on a classic old school instrumental hip hop sound.
Dig deep into the aptly titled “Accelerate The Vibes” and its speaker-rattling drum patterns, the jazzy cut-up rhythm and lilting melodica of “Brazilian Wax”, the lounge-tinged boom-bap pressure of “Flow Over”, and the hypnotic dream-groove of “Blastaway”. These are just some of the highlights found within Far East Joints, with Bugseed guiding the listener on a proper journey across the entire album. These Japanese beats are hefty and universal.
Ben Mono (Undertones Gang) – “Nice one. I will drop it on my next radioshow.”
ActRaiser (Fokuz) – “Very nice! Slick grooves, great eastern vibes.”
Azaxx (Tru Thoughts) – “Delicious beats with superb groovy vibes. All the tracks are so good!”
Jay Scarlett (Sounds Supreme Radio Show) – “Great return from Bugseed. Always on point with his selection of beats.”
Hober Mallow (Mighty Reel Show, Sydney) – “Beautiful and surprising music. I thoroughly enjoyed these magical joints.”
David Bassin (Freefall Radio Show) – “Wow. This is stunning.”
Brewster Brigham (Kiss FM) – “All style! Looking forward to more.”
Dr. Best (Radio Z Nuremberg) – “Hip Hop flavored downbeat. Yummy!”
Lakatos Sandor Suefo (Radio Tilos, Budapest) – “Nice material! Interesting beats with crazy moods. Good for both party and radio.”
Floored Capri (Kane FM) – “Joints a plenty! Beefy beats and sampled treats. If you like your instrumental Hip Hop with a dusty, jazzy, funked up vibe then get this.”