Record Label: Cold Busted
The sandy beaches of New South Wales, Australia, give way to dusty beats of Aussie producer Shinji in this funky seven inch single on Cold Busted. Taken from his forthcoming album In Colour (coming in April 2018), this single features two retro-tastic tracks that will send the beatheads swinging across the floor. “Second Wind” opens up with heavy Rhodes piano chords accompanied by a crucial rhythm and streetwise horns. Evoking the soundtrack to a TV detective series from the ‘70s, the cut unloads serious action in a 45-slinger’s DJ set. Flip the record for “Grand Mash,” which begins in the hip hop zone before soundtracking a movie scene of the pimp-mobile once again in pursuit. Groovy horns, tough beats, and a way-cool-for-school spoken interlude move this one to the top of the crate-digging charts. Shinji strongly delivers the goods, queuing things up nicely for his sure-to-be essential long-player.