Returning with The Plastic Jam, his third album on the label, Eddie Shinn is a 20 year old producer from Ulyanovsk, Russia and that's all we really know about the artist - besides the fact that he can turn out some dope cuts. The new album comes with some choice collaborations with the likes of fellow Cold Busted artist mister T. and Quincy Jointz, a German nu-funk machine.
Highlights abound on The Plastic Jam. Kicking things off with a countdown to a broken beat barrage on "Get Down", the funky organs and rhythmic guitars are in full effect from the start. Opening a "Box of Happiness" next, the hand percussion and horns on this track make this jam cypher arena ready. However, questions arise as to why Eddie Shinn and Quincy Jointz would title a track "Boring". It doesn't make much sense until the tongue-in-cheek humor of the vocal sample comes in mocking anybody who would want the party to stop as 'bor-ing!' It features a laid-back vibe for certain, but there's more than enough action that, were the listener to blink, they might miss a step. Finally, the "Bad Man" collaboration with mister T. really lets the bass guitar loose as one would expect with a descriptor like 'bad' … it's got the type of low end that makes fellas make a face and ladies shake their waist. "Witch Doctor" and "Is More Than Ready" just prove that there's more funkiness than one can shake a stick at when dealing with Eddie Shinn and Cold Busted.
released September 23, 2014
Design by Vitamin D
Executive Producer, Derrick Daisey
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This is one of my favourite chill-out albums. The stripped-back beats remind me of the Bristol UK trip-hop scene in the early 90s. 'Strange Seed' is like a less intense instrumental version of Portishead's 'Glory Box'. Eclectic