My Neighbour Is - Running of the Bulls (Cold Busted)

The prolific Manchester-based artist known as Robot Needs Oil has been found covertly recording downtempo and hip hop-fueled beats under the curious name of My Neighbour Is. There has been no stopping him under this guise and he is now on his fourth album for the Cold Busted label in just about a year’s time. Running of the Bulls may be downtempo, but it’s split between high intensity beats and laid-back grooves - a refined blend of a funk, blues, and rock. From its more soothing side, the album delivers some great highlights like the wonderfully vocal “It Shakes & It’s Alright” with its hip horns, sax, and harmonica and the organ heavy jam of “Jaguar Paw”. The title track is another early favorite, this time pulling from the more energetic half of the release with playful claps, charging drum beats, and relentless rhythmic guitar riffs. Indeed, Running of the Bulls will have people dancing and grooving like they’re dodging horns.

Kid Loco - “Super groovy and top beats.”
DJ Moneyshot (The Allergies / Solid Steel Radio) - “Woah! Heavy on the breaks and samples … I love that sh@t. Props to you and the people that live next door.”
All Good Funk Alliance - “This is really good. Loving the organic-breaks-funk.”
Quincy Jointz (Timewarp Music) - “Another killer release by My Neighbour Is … yeah!”
Inland Knights (Drop Music) - “More hot jams from Cold Busted!”
Flashbaxx - “Another load of funky bullets for the dance floor!”
Stickybuds (Goodgroove Records) - “These are so funky and wicked.”
Simon Hodge (BBC6 Music) - “Well impressed. One very funky piece of work!”
Stereo 77 (Plimsoll Records) - “Dope! Cold Busted strikes again.”
Double-D (Funky Fresh Hip Hop Show, Germany) - “Yeah … more dope funk tunes from My Neighbour Is!”
Diesler (A LIttle Something Radio Show, UK) - “Quite a power packed fist of fun!”
Aja Allsop (Ketch A Vibe Radio Show, UK) - “As one expects from My Neighbour Is, funky as f**k!”
Shantisan (Salted Soul / One Note Samba) - “These are some really dirty funky beats!”
Clairvo (Tilos Radio FM90.3, Hungary) - “Awesome production on each trackI There are so many great releases on Cold Busted recently.”
Laurent N. (House Nation Radio, France) - “Another nice Cold Busted release with a old school sound. Great stuff.”
Mojo Rising (Cold Busted / F.A.M.I.L.Y.) - “Everything this guy touches is gold! I’m loving these thick breakbeats. The funk oozes outta these joints!”
Sandro Bianchi (Ibiza Sonica) - “I really love this label, this artist, and this magic album … outstanding!”
Dado Funky Poetz (Radio Monte Carlo) - “Back to the roots … hot hot hot!”

Available now from Beatport and The Cold Busted Shop.