Australian rhythm-twister Shinji refers to his music as “eclectic hip hop instrumentals with no regard for genre or tempo” and promises that he’ll “flip even the most obscure samples into soulful beats.” This modus operandi is evident in his debut long-player for the Cold Busted label, In Colour. Twelve captivating beat constructions reveal the breadth of Shinji’s record collection and the absence of stylistic boundaries. This makes for an impeccably cool listen, working both for the beat-heads and in the headphones.
Highlights include the chunky soul groover “For Some Reason,” the spacey Spanish-flavored guitars and percussion of “Pioneer,” “Menace” and its evocative electronic treatments and drum breaks, and the delicious ‘70s soundtrack funk of “Grand Mash.” There’s something juicy for any discerning listener within Shinji’s inventive sample concoctions. In Colour, loud and clear.
released August 3, 2018
All Tracks Produced and Arranged by Shinji
All Songs Written by C. Selmes
Mastered by Misjah@24Mastering
Lacquers cut by Misjah@24Mastering
Metal Processing at RTI
Pressed At Mobineko
Design by Vitamin D
Executive Producer, Derrick Daisey
All Works Registered with Some Cutz Up (ASCAP)
Special thanks to Tom, James, Jordan, Angus, Mum, Dad
and all my amazing friends and family
Aja Allsop (Ketch A Vibe Radio Show - Impact Radio, Cruise FM, The Jazz UK, others): Stunning beats and rhythms.
Tal M. Klein (Aniligital Music): I love "For Some Reason" — reminiscent of Pogo's (Nick Bertke) Alice track. I love those sort of cutouts. Otherwise, a very nice release evocative of RJD2's early days.
Rory Hoy (Howlin' Records / Super Hi-Fi / BigBeatTastic Radio Show): Excellent album - reminds me of Mr. Scruff Rory Hoy
jim8track (8trackmusicsolutions): great stuff as always
Double-D (Funky Fresh Radio Show / Radio X / Play.FM / Soulsender.de): Dope Beats
Barry King (Starpoint Radio / Nuwave Radio): NICE JAMS
Spike Deep (Rocka Fobic Music/The All Lounge Experience): instrumental beats on some chilled level loving this 1
ALTZ (Altzmusica /Bear Funk / DFA): nice exotic hiphop
Belabouche (Midnight Riot / DiscoDat / FKR Records / Spare Change Disco / Magic Wand / JDP Disco / Paper Disco): Really Cool
Found Sounds (DJ Magazine (reviewer) / Notion): Solid instruemntal beats. Nice artwork too.
Igor Marijuan (ibiza Sonica FM): awesome release as usual
Danny Massure (Spring Strut / Ticklejunk / Podcasts): nice happy jazzy vibe
Quincy Jointz (Timewarp Music Radio Show / Radio 42.com
/ Ibiza Global Radio): good downbeat stuff.
Floored Capri (Kane FM): One of the most exciting artists on the label at the moment. My Grand Mash/Second Wind 7" has never been far from my turntable since it arrived earlier in the year. Digging the new tracks on here. the 'El Condor Pasa' esque vibe on 'Pioneer' is particularly effective. Sampling at it's best when you hear it on Cold Busted!
Herbert Bachhofer (Shantisan) (Salted Soul / One Note Samba Radio Show on superfly.fm): Very nice tracks! For Some Reason and Pioneer are my favs!
Stickybuds (Goodgroove Records / Baffin Island Beat Brigade / Big M Bootie / Pop N' Lock): Lovely stuff.
Robert Jan Meyer (Minus 8) (Compost / Stereo Deluxe / Radio 1): great!
Salvo Borrelli (Garam Masala Radioshow / Radio Etna Espresso): Cold Busted is the best label for beat maker... ;)
Gavin Hardkiss (Hawke) (Hardkiss Music): love it +++ (got some Cold Busted tracks on this mix from Marin Power Yoga: soundcloud.com/hardkissmusic/hawke-at-mpy-6-30-2018)
Ben Mono (Undertones Gang / Plant Music / Compost): excellent release. full support.
Ohmega Watts (Ubiquity Records / Mellow Orange Collective): An eclectic blend of styles with a hiphop backbone. Right up my alley, and 'In Colour' is a proper title to rep that. Will be in Rotations
Jeromy Nail (jeromynail.com): Will play. Thank you!
Dimitris Tentinis (Mister T.) (Cold Busted): You can here so many colours on this one. Excellent beats and vibes combined with amazing synths. Grand Mash is my fav
DJ Nova (Rodon FM 95 / Nova Planet Radio Show): Made to satisfy and offer diversity to the ears and DJ sets of instrumental hip hop genre lovers. G-funk and boogie on ‘’Sit Down Son’’, Greek Neo Kyma on ‘’Pioneer’’ and soul on ‘’For Some Reason’’. ‘’Grand Mash’’ is dope mash up, its effects are dope, heavy tune, the one for me here even I’m not the biggest fan of something like.
DJ BMF (Eighth Dimension / Phat N' Jazzy): Cool sampledelic jazz biz! Dig it!
Andreas Kinzl (Aromabar / INFRACom! / Play.FM): well worked stuff
Basement Freaks (Jalapeno Records): dope
SimonG (Deep South Audio) (Volcano Radio / 0fm / MyHouseYourHouse Radio): Just love these thanks .. whimsical playful sounds that noodle the days away . Fav Pioneer .. just love that reinterpretation of a fav riff PLEASE PLEASE SEND Album Link
Frank (All Good Funk Alliance) (Funk Weapons / Super Hi-Fi / Fort Knox Recordings): Grand Mash is classic 70's soundtrack funk. Nice work.
DJ Nartak (Nightflight & Klassik Lounge - radio show on Klassik Radio + Sceen.FM ("Schlaflos..." show)): another cool thing on CB... but the el condor pasa sample on pioneer peaks it, breathtaking... lovit!
Black Mighty Wax (Irma Records / weekly radio shows on Gru Radio 93.3 FM + Radio Città Fujiko 103.1 FM): there's good stuff for my sets here. Peace
Karsten John (Vinyl Vibes Records / Vinyl Vibes Club Night): Nice!!!
Anatoly Ice (Funk and Beyond Radio Show (Megapolis FM) / Rhythms (Radio Jazz Moscow)): Sounds good
DJ Harv (The Feeling Good Show - weekly on Pointblank.FM): whoaaaa...second wind!!!!!!!
Kiss FM Ukraine (Kiss FM Ukraine): Thanks, will support!
Ket Shah (Mucho Soul) (Mucho Soul / weekly radio show on Likwid.London): Cool Instrumentals
Sandro Bianchi (Ibiza Sonica / Loca FM / Radio Circulo): perfect beats here! luv it!
Sasha Perera (Marketing Melodies (music licensing)): Great sounds
Hober Mallow (Mighty Reel (weekly on 2SER 107.3 FM, Sydney)): Absolutely fantastic set of tracks. Love the dreamy jazz vibes on these. Favourites are for some reason and grand mash. Thank you.
DJ Krimi / Radio Krimi (Radio Krimi / Le Cabanon (Pub Dancefloor @ Chamonix)): Dope !
Dr.Best (Sven Thomschke) (Radio Z 95.8 Nuernberg/Germany): Nice downtempo blends!
Mark Devlin (The Sound Of Now (weekly show on OX105FM) / Black Sheep Magazine (editor)): Will work in the right places.
Sound Fusion Radio (Sound Fusion Radio): :)))
MGiK (Sofa Surfing): Dope
Jon Wesley (Music Goes On Radio Show (weekly on KNSJ FM) / Insomniac / Machine Friends): Great tunes. I like Pioneer and Menace the most but we'll play them all.
Robert Lochmann (The Jazzmadass Radio Show on Radio X / soulsender.de): another quality beatmaker on cold busted
Mountain Chill Radio / KRKQ (Mountain Chill Radio -KRKQ- 95.5 FM - Telluride, CO): Shinji did some serious digging for these delicious beats.
Alan Brown (Cuki) (RBMA Austria / Play FM / Soul Seduction): Some tasty melodic grooves. Nice hark back to the power of the instrumental
Jamie Topham (CD Pool UK | JT MusicMedia | Summer Soulstice): Half dozen dope cuts from Shinji.
DJMarkCooper (Bedford Falls Players / Cosmic Moonbase / Solid Gold / Bloxbox Records / Endemic Digital): Excellent!!
Parachute Radio Show (Parachute Radio Show (Radio Campus Pau, CFM Radio, Radio MNE)): hophophop
Salah Sadeq (The Crate Radioshow / Radio Beirut / Dance FM 97.8): this is a great release love all the jams
Aroto (Aroto - Instrumental Hip-Hop Radio 24/7): Great records, chill summery beats with good production
J. Caprice (High Maintenance / Juiced Music / H.A.R.D. / ChicagoHouse.FM): Killer tunes! Thanks for the promos.
Ross Wakefield (Part-Time Heroes / Hideout Sessions Podcast / Wah Wah 45s): Nice work!
Bart Ricardo (Farris Wheel / Gourmand Music / Frequency Spectrum / Herbal Essence): thanks!!!
Eric Tchaikovsky (Night Light Sound System Radio Show): beautiful summer grooves
DJ Junior (Eavesdrop Radio WKDU 91.7FM (Philadelphia)): Fresh as always!
Dan Wilcox (KCRW FM): likey
Clairvo (Tilos Radio FM90.3 / Freelance Reviewer): deep and experimental, yet each track has got a certain edge to the dancefloor of hip-hop nights aswell!
Dave Warner (Dave's Lounge on WHUP FM, Hillsborough, NC): Excellent beats!
Nori (Posivision mag / clubberia / Wax Poetics Japan / bnana.jp): moody!!
David Bassin (Freefall weekly radio show - KUSF in Exile / RadioPellenera / Space Invader Radio / Live1.FM): great sample selection!
Brewster Brigham (Kiss FM - Hip Replacement Show (weekly)): always styling
Jon Fugler (XLNT radio show (Radio Pays de Guéret 96.5 FM) / Fluke): Pioneer is a thing of beauty, but Menace just edges it for me...enjoying the whole album immensely, As ever a cracking release from the team at Cold Busted. many thanks.x
DJ Jazzy L (Jazzy Lounge Radio (Radionomy.com)): We're talking jazzy cuts (Second Wind) and funky grooves (Grand Mash). My kinda album.
Anthony Mansfield (Roam Recordings / Hector Works / Sick Moves): feelin' that Pioneer swang! :)
Germo Robra (Copasetic / Deutschlandfunk Kultur / Radio Fritz): cool beats for hot summer nights. great work from Shinji, reminds me of some of the best releases from the mid-90s
misterG (Green Arrow Radio Show (weekly on 91.7fm WSUM, Madison WI)): Form your own flow with these in the now instrumentals... fit for open minds!!
Piiit (Septante Sept / So Watt): Wicked!!
DJ T-Bird (Los Chicos Altos / Something Else! on Barcelona City FM / WTNR Radio): Nice grooves all around, but the bass of "Sit Down Son" tops it off for me.
Dan Montuschi (The Thursday Night Show): Amazing work here, perfect summer jams, super funky
Dave Allison (Kinjo & Editorial): Head nodding feels on For Some Reason, also vibing off the meandering jazzy mood on Grand Mash. cool stuff thanks C.B. will be playin!
DJ Firefly (WRCT 88.3 FM (Pittsburgh, PA)): Love this! Creative & groovy!
Michael Elves (Program Director - CJUM-FM - UMFM 101.5 FM - Winnipeg, MB): With For Some Reason, I had a real Stuyvesants vibe, but Second Wind (Extended) really turns it up.
DJ Emskee (WBAI 99.5 FM in NYC): Dig this whole style. HOOOOOOOOT! Thanks for this promo. DJ EMSKEE - NYC
Tom Thump (Groove Merchant / Wish / Make Out Room): Creative stuff. Nice jazzy feel.
Manfred Lackmaier (Musicpark (compilation A&R)): nice grooves... thx
Andrew Emil (Broadway & Wilson / Four Play Music / Glenview Records / 5Magazine): Beautiful LP
Alex Rimmington (CFRU 93.3 FM (Music Coordinator)): Thanks!
DJ Rahdu (BamaLoveSoul / AB+L Radio / Hot107.7 FM (Birmingham, AL)): Oh, I like this!
Sharif Galal (Triple J Radio): I love it! Gritty and gutsy and goes just about everywhere.
Amrisha Prashar (IAMRISHA / A Worldwide Thing radio show (weekly on Radio 79 New Delhi)): love
Linos Pascal (Linos On Canvas radio show - weekly on Republic 100.3 FM (Thessaloniki)): full support from Greece!
DJ San Gabriel (HipHop Don't Stop / liveDEMO / Jam FM / YAAM / Data MC): yessss
Luca Micheloni (Thenetwork Radio): good
DJ Soulist (What The Funk / Future Basics Radio Show / 22Tracks Paris / 90BPM): Smoove, Jazzy with some Sou..
DJ Morpheus (Lysergic Factory radio show / Radio Campus 92.1 FM): some nice but familer stuff. i like grand mash best!
DJ Love (Stellar Music / TTTRadio.net
/ KutThroat DJs): So dope! So smooth! So fresh! More, please!