Eddie Shinn - The Sketches Of Scratches (Cold Busted)

A label many downtempo fans are familiar with, Cold Busted is back with a new album, using their standing to release music from a mysterious artist from a distant locale. The Sketches Of Scratches album is the second release on the label for Eddie Shinn, a 20 year old artist from Ulyanovsk, Russia. That’s about all the information available on the young producer and that’s okay because the music can speak for itself. The mantra for this release is dusty downtempo cuts with so much soul and melodic application of the ‘scratches’ hinted at in the title.

The album contains many highlights. Classy pianos, keys, and brass with plenty of drum rolls, make the breezy “Disco Stu” a great sign of what’s to come. A sort of funk fusion, “Far and Away” is much more cut up with bursts of beat repeats and some great use of samples and sound effects. “Dead Night" features a lazy, low-down disco vibe with stuttering vocal bits. Coming through with an infectious breakbeat and party ready cheers, “Look Like” could beckon even the most discerning dancers to get up and get down. “Work All Night And All Day” and “Next Point” both use horns to differing effect, while at the same time continuing to carry the tone of the album. Eddie Shinn’s The Sketches Of Scratches puts Ulyanovsk solidly on the Cold Busted map, seducing global headz with its infectious ‘Volga beats.’

Mark Farina - “I like ‘em.“
Kid Loco - ”Super cool. I love it.“
All Good Funk Alliance - ”Solid release!“
Dogu (Ancient Astronauts) - ”Some good vibes on this one.“
Inland Knights - ”Cool grooves … liking this a lot.“
Quincy Jointz (Timewarp Music) - ”Wow, what a dope downtempo release. Wanting more!“
Irregular Disco Workers - ”Elegant beats for cool club nights.“
DJ Dialect (Public Transit Recordings) - ”Nice beats … some dope head-nodders.“
The Orator (High On Beats / Mushpost Radio) - ”Cold Busted never fails to deliver.“
Double-D (Funky Fresh Radio Show, Germany) - ”Such a great variety of beats and samples.“
DJ Nova (Rodon FM, Greece) - ”Dusted downtempo funk under the umbrella of instrumental hip hop … totally soul-inspired with elements even from the sunshine era of reggae. This album is great.“
DJ BMF (Eighth Dimension / Phat N’ Jazzy) - ”I’m really diggin’ this! Very warm and jazzy!”
Deadbeat Disco Radio Show - “Ace grooves aplenty … a thoroughly awesome slab of funk.”
Niksa Dragolin (Eurostar Radio, Croatia) - “Cold Busted always delivers massive beats and insane heavy bangers.”
Danuta Kurkowski (Acid Ted music blog) - “Mellow, funky and sweet rhythms! Loved it!”

Available now from Beatport and The Cold Busted Shop.