Akshin Alizadeh - Street Bangerz Volume 8 (Cold Busted)

The Cold Busted label is back again with their defining funky and soulful downtempo beat series Street Bangerz, welcoming in Volume 8 with a body of work by Akshin Alizadeh, the man from Azerbaijan. Taking his cue from his native country, this album sits at a crossroad between East and West incorporating the producer’s strong funk and nu jazz influences as well as his ability to combine funky groves with punchy hip-hop beats. Expect exotic flutes, sidewinding strings, and hypnotic horns accompanied by groovy guitar riffs and slick percussion from hi-hats, snares, claps, and sometimes castanets. Vocal chops and scratching accent select cuts. Like a set of sensational spices, this release is certain to leave a lasting trail of sweet aromatic memories in its wake.

Fort Knox Five - “Some seriously fat downtempo beats.”
DJ Moneyshot (Solid Steel Radio / NinjaTune) - “Ill beats and deadly chops, son.”
J-Boogie - “‘A Lil Bit Of Truth’ and ‘In All Respects’ sounding clean!”
Dogu (Ancient Astronauts / Switchstance) - “Dope stuff here, fellas!”
Sunshine Jones (Dubtribe) - “‘A Lil Bit Of Truth’ is amazing.”
The Funk Hunters (ReSoul Records) - “Damn, these are HOT! Akshin always brings it.”
Danny Massure (Spring Strut) - “Fantastic, funky, and soulful.”
Phat Phil Cooper - “Great package. I love the old-meets-new sounds. I’ll bust these out when I get the chance for sure.”
Irregular Disco Workers - “A really great package of groovy funk … phat!”
Quincy Jointz (Timewarp Music) - “Damn good. I love all the tunes.”
Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45s) - “Yep, feeling these, especially ‘A Lil Bit Of Truth.’”
Clairvo (Tilos Radio, Hungary) - “This guy doesn’t just compose music, he breathes the music through himself. Marvelous!”
Mojo Rising (Cold Busted / F.A.M.I.L.Y.) - “Akshin has such a distinctive style, rooted in ethnic melodies all backed by wicked beats. Nice work!”
Double-D (Funky Fresh Radio Show, Germany) - “Nice and easy!”
Clive Craske (RadioReverb) - “What an amazing, diverse set of syncopated tunes, with wonderfully spacious production.”

Available now from Beatport and The Cold Busted Shop.