Krystian Shek - Destroy & Rebuild V2 (Cold Busted)

The Cold Busted label returns with German producer Krystian Shek for the new album Destroy & Rebuild V2. Krystian appeared on the scene in 2003 with his first of three artist albums on the late Pete Namlook’s FAX +49–69/450464 label. Impressively prolific, other albums appeared on labels such as the Indonesian imprint UTC Wired and Diventa Recordings while singles have found their way onto Berettamusic and previous Cold Busted releases. Destroy & Rebuild V2 takes on world influences matched with sharply percussive downtempo beats. Highlights include the sweet sounds found sifting through the South East Asia-inspired “Soi Honey,” the funky breaks, spaced-out Middle East synth melodies, and grinding bass line that make up “Muammar Al Gaddafi,” and the glitchy acid-tinged “Sunshine." The latter wouldn’t feel out of place as the theme to a dramatic special agent movie scene shot in some exotic location (music licensors for action films take note). A solid collection.

Quincy Jointz (Timewarp Music) - “Fresh beats and fat production with a taste of the golden age of downbeats. Good one.”
Stereo 77 (Plimsoll Records) - “There are some really cool things happening here … another Cold Busted classic!”
Basement Freaks - “Lovely.”
Sunshine Jones (Dubtribe) - “The track ‘Sunshine’ rules!”
Double-D (Funky Fresh Radio Show, Germany) - “Some different styles on this one, but all rockin’ fresh with some hip hop feeling.”
Doc Proof (Funkanomics) - “Great chill vibes … I love it.”
DJ Nartak (Nightflight / Klassik Lounge) - “Diverse in style and sound … downtempo as it should be.”
Sam Hopkins (AccuRadio, Chicago) - “The variety here is refreshing. The melodic tracks are beautiful, and the more beat-heavy tracks are bangers!”
Aja Allsop (Ketch A Vibe Radio Show) - “Eclectic beats and sounds to astound the senses.”
Marc Lacasse (sHIFT Radio / Jackhouse) - “There are a lot of happy sounds revolving around each track. It’s springtime and these jams will get people in the mood.”
Clairvo (Tilos Radio, Hungary) - “I’m enjoying the fresh sounds and the far east elements.”
DJ Morpheus (Lysergic Factory / Radio Campus) - “Superb tracks in here … totally up my alley. They are lovely and zany and exotic at times.”

Available now from Beatport and The Cold Busted Shop.