Cold Busted’s famed Street Bangerz series has reached its tenth installment, continuing to, in the words of the label, “define the street sound of today.” Indoctrinating global beatmakers into Cold Busted’s extended family, the series promises nimble sample archeology and breakbeats both funky and soulful, combining flavors from the new and old schools. The Athens, Greece, producer Moderator has been tasked with number ten, and he delivers in a champion fashion. Last year’s The World Within album for Cult Classic Records gave a tantalizing taste of what to expect from Moderator as Street Bangerz Volume 10 now rolls onto the scene. Fifteen tracks of bouncing beat-head hotness are introduced by the crucial soul-breaks of “Ain’t Nobody Change My Mind” … and it won’t take much further than “Trouble”’s Jamaican-style skank in the following track to realize the variety of sounds presented here. “Underground Dopiness” and “Keep On”, a couple of classic-themed hip hop tracks featuring Los Angeles rhyme crew Revolutionary Rhythm, and appearances by female emcee Maïcee and soulful vocalist Heeni also display Moderator’s impressive sonic breadth. But the cohesive thread throughout is Moderator’s keen production acumen and solid beats, keeping this edition of Street Bangerz on track for repeated listens and dance floor plays.
released July 1, 2016
All tracks produced, arranged and mixed by Moderator
Special thanks goes to Robert, Bill, Louis, Robin, Eva, the Cold Busted crew, all featured artists and everyone who supports and follows my music
Recorded in Athens, Greece
Mastered by Misjah@24mastering.com
Artwork by Eva Bess
Layout by Vitamin D
Executive Producer, Derrick Daisey
All works registered with Some Cutz Up (ASCAP)
Street Bangerz® is a registered trademark of the Cold Busted Record Company, Inc
Rory Hoy (Howlin' Records / Super Hi-Fi / BigBeatTastic Radio Show): Amazing Hip-Hop Release, Thank you so much for sending this to me!
Renegades Of Jazz (Agogo Records // Mojo Club): nice reworks
Alejandro Ramirez (Stereo 77) (Plimsoll Records): Nice work.
Jamie Topham (CD Pool | JT Music Media Man | Summer Soulstice): Love this Street Bangerz series & boy are there some on this from Moderator... A sampler that is all killers, no fillers!
Double-D (Funky Fresh Radio Show / Radio X / Play.FM
/ Soulsender.de): Nice one ... Voyager is dope, too. Big Beats and nice vocals all over
Dimitris Tentinis (mister T.) (Cold Busted): This will gonna be classic!Congrats!Full support!
Andy Riley (Inland Knights) (Toka Project / Drop Music): cool cuts again :)
Steve (Fort Knox Five) (Fort Knox Recordings): Super variety of funky goodness
Mr. Bristow (Subtek / Detox / BBP / Tru:Funk / Funk Blasters): All full quality releases - will definitely play these bad boys! Excellent work!
Opolopo (Tokyo Dawn Records / Local Talk): Good stuff!
Kid Loco (Flor / Tromolo Records): Top Class. All tracks are ace. He ain't no moderator, this guy is the Liquidator. Best beats around for a while. Congratulations.
Bruno From Ibiza (Ibiza Global Radio): all good, perfect for my day-time sessions
Pathaan (Globetronica / BBC / Songlines Music Reviewers): DIG !
Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45s / Unherd Radio Show (Digital DAB Radio / Colourful Radio)): Lots to get excited about on here...
Igor Marijuan (ibiza Sonica FM): great release to be supported at ibiza sonica
DJ Wash (Funk the System / Butter Music): tracks are dope and the last one was even better with Tim Maia saying some words by the end! Priceless
SimonG (Deep South Audio) (Volcano Radio / 0fm / MyHouseYourHouse Radio): Some scorchin beats --- As ever cold busted draw on there army of producers to deliver more funk filled sexiness.
Andreas Kinzl (Aromabar / INFRACom! / Play.FM): nice and funky
DJ Nova (Rodon FM 95 / Nova Planet Radio Show): I ejected the hip hop vocal(ed) tracks, kept the raw soul sampl(ed) ones and I think I like my own part/sampler of the latest Street Bangerz Edition. ‘’Why Tonight’’ seems really strong, cimematic, part 60’s film soundtrack with a slice a of Eastern sunset…Solid seems the synth reggae weapon called ‘’Nauthty’’. Seems my fave tunes here. Generally Moderator offered a nice follow up to the series, a pure Cold Busted Street Banger.
Ben Mono (Undertones Gang / Plant Music / Compost): dope stuff, will play in my next radioshow.
Quincy Jointz (Timewarp Music Radio Show / Radio 42.com
/ Ibiza Global Radio): bomb. Will play out "Ain´t nobody..." and "Trouble".
Ross Wakefield (Part-Time Heroes / Hideout Sessions Podcast / Wah Wah 45s): Nice beats!
Nightmares On Wax (Nightmares On Wax / Wax da Box (weekly on Ibiza Sonica)): Some stuff on here , will support through the summer
Found Sounds (DJ Magazine (reviewer) / Notion): Nice beats...
Herbert Bachhofer (Shantisan) (Salted Soul / One Note Samba Radio Show on superfly.fm): All these tracks are just great!
Barry King (Starpoint Radio / Nuwave Radio): Love these....BK
Aja Allsop (Ketch A Vibe Radio Show - weekly on The Coast Radio, Samurai FM, RP Radio, others): This is what it is about stone solid beats !!!
Sound Fusion Radio (Sound Fusion Radio): Awesome.. :))
Roger Cowell (The Joint Sessions Berlin): Very nice selection of tunes.... I'm going for Trouble right now, as I'm in a skanking mood, but all good!
Monk-One (Names You Can Trust, Wax Poetics): nice boom bap
Fine Cut Bodies / Biscuit Real (Chi Recordings / MR2 Hungarian National Radio): Really enjoyed listening, though not something I could play out in sets. Anyway always a pleasure to hear CB stuff! Thanks, Kevin
The Reflex + (G.A.M.M
. / Basic Fingers / Z Records / Peppermint Jam / Wah Wah 45s): Tastefully done
Hippie Torrales (Cyberjamz Radio / What Is Hip): old school grooves. Nice
Jesse De La Peña (Vocalo.org
89.5 & 90.7FM (music programmer) / WBEZ 91.5 FM): Diggin' the whole sampler!
Miles Buckingham (Radioactive FM 88.6 (Wellington) - Programme Director): Solid soul onna roots tip, niceness
Sasha Perera (Marketing Melodies (music licensing)): Love these tracks. Can we please get a copy of the full album? Is there a chance we can also get serviced with previous Volumes of the albums? This will be great for our retail playlists.
Rusty (All Good Funk Alliance) (Funk Weapons / Super Hi-Fi): Dope beats, really feeling Ain't Nobody Change my mind. Tough soul edits.
Amir Groove (Monday Deep Session with Amir on Ibiza Sonica Radio / DeepClass Records): support
Robert Lochmann (The Jazzmadass Radio Show on Radio X / soulsender.de): wow, fantastic funk album
DJ Krimi / Radio Krimi (Radio Krimi / Le Cabanon (Pub Dancefloor @ Chamonix)): This EP is really HOT ! Voyager Ft. Maicee is our favorite !!
Dima Studitsky (Headz.FM
/ Compost / Sonar Kollektiv / King Street Sounds): Absolute killer !!! Love it !!! Full support !!!
Aroto (Aroto - Instrumental Hip-Hop Radio 24/7): Moderator always provides quality beats. Production is not top notch, considering the amazing quality of his previous release. Very nice beats musically though
Black Mighty Wax (Irma Records / weekly radio shows on Gru Radio 93.3 FM + Radio Città Fujiko 103.1 FM): serious urban soundz!!
Amrisha Prashar (IAMRISHA / A Worldwide Thing radio show (weekly on Radio 79 New Delhi)): Feeling these raps - especially Keep On
NoWay DJ (Sub-Zero Radio Show (weekly on Rádio Zero + RUA FM)): Great vibes!
Mountain Chill Radio / KRKQ (Mountain Chill Radio -KRKQ- 95.5 FM - Telluride, CO): Great vibes, thanks for continuing to issue the beats on the Street Bangerz series.
Clairvo (Tilos Radio FM90.3 / Freelance Reviewer): wooow!! no mistakes when it comes to the street!!
Raoul Lambert (FikFak / We Play House Recordings / Swirl People): Always in for another Street Bangerz issue!
Morphosis (The Hong Kong Ping Pong Club / NSB Radio / Ghetto Funk): Real nice vibes!
Francesco Adinolfi (Popcorner Show on Rai Radio 2 / Il Manifesto Newspaper (Music Editor)): Mind inspiring
David Bassin (Freefall weekly radio show - KUSF in Exile / RadioPellenera / Space Invader Radio / Live1.FM): This be some dope shit.
Brewster Brigham (Kiss FM - Hip Replacement Show (weekly)): fly beats..!
Laurent N. (12 Monthly Radio Shows: Nice 102.3 FM, House Nation Radio, Westradio.gr
, Buddha-Bar Podcast): Super Album Sampler ! ALL MY SUPPORT !
Danny Massure (Spring Strut / Ticklejunk / Podcasts): funky!
DJ Osric (Black and Blue Show (RTR 92.1 FM - weekly) / Liquorice.tv): As is the norm, another quality release from Cold Busted. Ain't nobody sets the tone with a funky little thing that combines hiphop elements, jazz and sassy vocals. By the time I get to Voyager, the laid back groove of the track is a welcome respite from the solid, high quality production that preceded it. A good release and straight into the playlist for my show this week.
Hober Mallow (Excursions / Mighty Reel (weekly on 2SER 107.3 FM, Sydney)): Beautiful tunes. Totally up my alley with these ones. Will play and support here. Perfect daytime soundtrack.
Sven Thomschke (Dr. Best) (Radio Z ('Headz' & 'Limbo Rhythm' shows) / Club: 'Rockit!'): A true deluxe package! Favourites all over.. 10/10
Holger Menzel (The Funky Photographer Radio Show (Radio X)): Great Tunes, i would play all out, if i hat the space in my Radio Show! It's hard to pick a Favorit from these 6 Tracks, but after listen all, i would pick "Trouble" and "Voyager" best from Frankfurt Holger
Jon Paul Green (The Blend radio show - Sunday evenings on 6towns.co.uk): Superb compilation, but i expect nothing less from Coldbusted.
Jay Scarlett (Sounds Supreme Radio Show - bi-weekly on BR Puls Radio / Beatdimensions): Great compilation of Cold busted fav's!
Nutritious (SpinSpinNYC): Yes. Yes. On Point.
Bart Ricardo (Farris Wheel / Gourmand Music / Frequency Spectrum / Herbal Essence): thanks good stuff!!!
DJ Rahdu (BamaLoveSoul / AB+L Radio / Hot107.7 FM (Birmingham, AL)): Funky!
DJ Doubles (Freestyle Fusion - weekly radio show on Urgent FM): cunning combinations!
Cyprien Rose (Houz-Motik (music blog) / Lui Magazine / Sounds Like You (SLY)): Great production
Tariq Ziyad (Planet Rave / Dark Horse / Sonic Zoo Radio / New Urban ERA Music Blog): this label is so great, yet another modern classic of a Hip Hop LP
riccicomoto (Ibiza Global Radio / Lucidflow Records): thanx for sending...very interesting sounds...needs a deeper listen...
Deadbeat Disco Radio Show (Monthly worldwide syndication (including FM)/ Distrikt (Leeds) and live gigs in Europe): Really strong vibes - all are strong, but Why Tonight stood out, loving the moody feel right there :)
Eric Tchaikovsky (Night Light Sound System): What a diamond!
Organic Lounge Radio (Organic Lounge Radio): Great song!
DJ Lolly (Freek FM / Ruff Diamond Artist/The Deep Radio Network): great tunes nice n chilled big ups ;)
Trotter (Royal Soul Records): Yeah. Nice groove.
Simon Iddol (MOARRR / AudioPorn Central / WHA!?): cool stuff
misterG (Green Arrow Radio Show (weekly on 91.7fm WSUM, Madison WI)): My head is on fire and the smoke is hot too. Two schools collide and it makes one big BEAT.
DJ Emskee (WBAI 99.5 FM in NYC): Very tight sampler. Feeling every track. The weakest one for me is Voyager. Good stuff. Thank you!!!
ForQuarters Collective (FQC/ ESL/ Red Maple / SOULFULL): so much heat--damn street heat soul! love it!!!
Alinep (Asia Music | Circle Music Germany | Time in Manila and more): great songs here! real songs ;)
Manfred Lackmaier (Musicpark (compilation A&R)): great tracks.. like it
DJ T-Bird (Los Chicos Altos / Something Else! on Barcelona City FM / WTNR Radio): Nice chunky beats!
Adrian Lugo (RPM DIrector) (WEFT 90.1 FM (Champaign, IL)): Dope tracks with snappy drums, soulful samples, and tight grooves. On air support.
DJ 3D (Vybz Radio (music director)): Feeling these old skools
Marco (Radio 105 "In Da Klub" / Tendenzia Radio Network / Gold Paradise Milano): nice production will be played
Coers (Armada Music (compilation A&R) / Fresh FM): Cool, Funky stuff
ADAM WARPED (Johnny Blackouts) (Whiskey Pickle / STRANGE DAYS / Hypersonic Radio): Love the retro vibes of "Trouble".
Luca Micheloni (Thenetwork Radio): Good :-))) Fantastic
DJ Bonehead (93.5 FM KNCE / www.truetaosradio.com): Full support!
Graham Mandroules (Catalyst Recordings / Funkdafied): Excellent release....hard to choose a favourite and all tracks will get lots of air time from me. Many thanks Graham
Andy Wilson (ibiza Sonica FM (Program Director) / Balearia): strong release , Bangerz is right , some great tracks on here , will support
Basement Freaks (Jalapeno Records): Dope beats
Peter Reyes (Havana-Soul / Hells Kitchen / Records LTD): Killer EP!!
Doc Proof (Funkanomics / FM4): Love the funk in here !!
Chris Brooks (Eighteenth Street Lounge / Artscape Festival / Light City Festival): hittin hard xx
Dado Funky Poetz (MC2 / Radio Monte Carlo (Music Programmer & Sound Designer)): Yeah!
Mr. Goju (Migrations Radio Show (weekly, syndicated)): great vibes
DJ Jazzy L (Jazzy Lounge Radio (Live365) / WNUR FM): Imagination and creativity abounds in the sampler. Very difficult to pick just one favorite.
Edward Bigland (Auracle Sound (music licensing)): great, thanks
Niksa Dragolin (Eurostar Radio 101.7 FM): for me best of the street bangerz till now...support