Austin hip hop beatrepreneur The Deli made serious waves with previous Cold Busted album Vibes 3, featuring the song “Flowers.” This track shook up the Spotify world with over 14 million plays and inclusion on at least 500 playlists. Anticipation is strong for a follow-up from The Deli and, with his new album Jazz Cat, he delivers with gusto. Filled with the smoked-out, laid-back cut-and-paste rhythmology that The Deli is known for, Jazz Cat contains 15 enticing beat compositions. The title cut shows where he’s at, transmitting an old-is-new-again feel through scratchy snare snaps, loping piano chords, and faraway — both in time and place — city sounds. Other highlights include the dreamy lounge pressure of “Virgo Flip,” “Fractals” and its shimmering vibraphone atmospheres co-produced by Lungfulls, the ‘hip hop party happening down the street’ vibe of “Spring,” and the crucial, jazzy beat construction of “Going Home.” Dig in … wIth Jazz Cat, The Deli trips the night fantastic.
released July 6, 2018
Produced and Arranged by The Deli
All Songs Written by D. Pryor
'Fractals' - Additional Production by Lungfulls
Mastered by Misjah@24Mastering
Design by Vitamin D
Executive producer, Derrick Daisey
All works registered with Some Cutz Up (ASCAP)
Rory Hoy (Howlin' Records / Super Hi-Fi / BigBeatTastic Radio Show): This is FANTASTIC!!!!! So reminds me of Pete Rock, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, J Dilla, Primo and the like, and is in the name league as those guys. Absolutely amazing Rory Hoy
Aja Allsop (Ketch A Vibe Radio Show - Impact Radio, Cruise FM, The Jazz UK, others): An exciting blend of beats and grooves strictly in a jazzy groove.
Herbert Bachhofer (Shantisan) (Salted Soul / One Note Samba Radio Show on superfly.fm): Very nice instrumental tracks with a jazzy touch.
Jamie Topham (CD Pool UK | JT MusicMedia | Summer Soulstice): A cool selection for a late night beats fest.
Mr. Bristow (Subtek / Detox / BBP / Tru:Funk / Funk Blasters): Lovely jazzy vibes - great work
Barry King (Starpoint Radio / Nuwave Radio): very cool vibes
Rusty (All Good Funk Alliance) (Funk Weapons / Super Hi-Fi): Nice jazz grooves, nice chill slumpers. Felt like some more work could have went in on these and the addition of some original parts would have really taken the project to the next level.
Basement Freaks (Jalapeno Records): Really Dope Man
Azaxx (Tru Thoughts / F*CLR music / Howlin / Buried Treasure): Yeah !!! Great project ;) All the tracks are amazing, I like the MPC spirit and the jazz sample are so goOd. Old school vibes on top. Nice work man. Peace, Xav
Floored Capri (Kane FM): Dusty, laid back vibes. More pizzazz than Cameron Diaz.. this is what I'm talkin' about! Talkin all that jazz..
Salvo Borrelli (Garam Masala Radioshow / Radio Etna Espresso): delicious beat ;)
Found Sounds (DJ Magazine (reviewer) / Notion): This is nice. Proper instrumental beats.
DJ Wash (Funk the System / Butter Music): I dig this jazz vibes!
Quincy Jointz (Timewarp Music Radio Show / Radio 42.com
/ Ibiza Global Radio): nice downbeat stuff for the lounge. Also the artwork is very nice.
Danny Massure (Spring Strut / Ticklejunk / Podcasts): nice jazzy beats
Eric Tchaikovsky (Night Light Sound System Radio Show): Summer grooves!
Robert Lochmann (The Jazzmadass Radio Show on Radio X / soulsender.de): quality!
Anatoly Ice (Funk and Beyond Radio Show (Megapolis FM) / Rhythms (Radio Jazz Moscow)): Dusty jazz records, bass line, kicks and snares. You never get bored from that. Good production
Salah Sadeq (The Crate Radioshow / Radio Beirut / Dance FM 97.8): love the release great vibe and beats
Ennio Styles (Stylin' 3RRR-FM/Worldwide FM/Heard and Felt): smokey headnodders
Jon Wesley (Music Goes On Radio Show (weekly on KNSJ FM) / Insomniac / Machine Friends): I love these. My favorite thing to do with all the cold Busted projects is listen from beginning to end. Night Vibe, Midnight in Brazil and Virgo Flip are favorites.
Jon Fugler (XLNT radio show (Radio Pays de Guéret 96.5 FM) / Fluke): longest day of the year and it is hot as as you like here...this selection is almost too perfect...laid back and ever so slightly sticky... lovely as ever.. many thanks, Jon.x
Jay Scarlett (Sounds Supreme Radio Show - bi-weekly on BR Puls Radio / Beatdimensions): Decent flips by The deli. One to watch!
Ket Shah (Mucho Soul) (Mucho Soul / weekly radio show on Likwid.London): very cool release
Aroto (Aroto - Instrumental Hip-Hop Radio 24/7): Amazing jazzy beats as always by Deli
Clairvo (Tilos Radio FM90.3 / Freelance Reviewer): I wanna play out all the 15 tracks, so tasty, cathy and proper they are - right in the correct mood and vibe, yo!
Spike Deep (Rocka Fobic Music/The All Lounge Experience): nice chilled sounds having this on my next show via Raptz.com
Sasha Perera (Marketing Melodies (music licensing)): Cool vibes
David Bassin (Freefall weekly radio show - KUSF in Exile / RadioPellenera / Space Invader Radio / Live1.FM): dope.
DJ Krimi / Radio Krimi (Radio Krimi / Le Cabanon (Pub Dancefloor @ Chamonix)): Chill !
Nori (Posivision mag / clubberia / Wax Poetics Japan / bnana.jp): moody!!
Kiss FM Ukraine (Kiss FM Ukraine): Cool stuff. Will play!
Dan Wilcox (KCRW FM): nice
Hober Mallow (Mighty Reel (weekly on 2SER 107.3 FM, Sydney)): Great stuff, very reflective and atmospheric. For me Night Vibe and Going Home are the play out ones. Excellent beat making right through the EP though, thanks for sharing it.
Amrisha Prashar (IAMRISHA / A Worldwide Thing radio show (weekly on Radio 79 New Delhi)): love
Laurent N. (12 Monthly Radio Shows: Nice 102.3 FM, House Nation Radio, Westradio.gr
, Buddha-Bar Podcast): Nice music & sounds. FULL SUPPORT !
Hippie Torrales (Cyberjamz Radio / What Is Hip): OK
Dr.Best (Sven Thomschke) (Radio Z 95.8 Nuernberg/Germany): Nice late-nite-jazz-choons....
Amir Groove (Monday Deep Session with Amir on Ibiza Sonica Radio / DeepClass Records): support
DJ Rahdu (BamaLoveSoul / AB+L Radio / Hot107.7 FM (Birmingham, AL)): Aces al around on this one!
Abe Borgman (Pure Sonica Radio / Global Lounge): very nice sounds, like it very much!
MGiK (Sofa Surfing): Dope!
Ross Wakefield (Part-Time Heroes / Hideout Sessions Podcast / Wah Wah 45s): Nice work!
Linos Pascal (Linos On Canvas radio show - weekly on Republic 100.3 FM (Thessaloniki)): support
Lakatos Sandor Suefo (Radio Tilos FM 90,3 / Savages y Suefo): Nice beats, great lazy mood! I will play some of the tunes in my radio show surely.
Stickybuds (Goodgroove Records / Baffin Island Beat Brigade / Big M Bootie / Pop N' Lock): So much of my downtempo comes from you guys, every release is on point. Thanks so much, this one sounds great.
Pathaan (Globetronica / BBC / Songlines Music Reviewers): Love it !
Snooba (Radio Panik / Rif Raf Magazine / Contrebande Radio (syndicated)): CCool down tempo trip hop's not dead
jim8track (8trackmusicsolutions): great stuff... as always
Gayle Moore (MadameFLY) (mmRadio / Beatmixing.com
/ BeatConcious.org): A head-noddin' treat -- sprinkle liberally over your next hot set to punch-up the flavor a little for the cats in the back
Mountain Chill Radio / KRKQ (Mountain Chill Radio -KRKQ- 95.5 FM - Telluride, CO): Lovely downtempo beats for a hot summer day.
ALTZ (Altzmusica /Bear Funk / DFA): jazzid summer in beach
Danny Ward (Moodymanc / Dubble D / 2020:Vision): Some lovely vibes here, thanks!
Igor Marijuan (ibiza Sonica FM): awesome release as usual
DJ Osric (Black and Blue Show (RTR 92.1 FM - weekly) / Liquorice.tv): I loved all of it but Going home made me stop what I was doing and pay attention! It's all so very chilled and just what I need for my evening pleasure. More please!
J. Caprice (High Maintenance / Juiced Music / H.A.R.D. / ChicagoHouse.FM): Loving every tune. Thanks for the promo!
Sharlese (KEXP): Very chill wonderful smooth beats.
Pepe Link (Pacha Mallorca / Cappuccino Grand Cafe / Lovemonk): love it ¡¡¡ i will play during the summer nights ..
misterG (Green Arrow Radio Show (weekly on 91.7fm WSUM, Madison WI)): I feel the new path being laid over the old streets I musically roamed....
DJ T-Bird (Los Chicos Altos / Something Else! on Barcelona City FM / WTNR Radio): Nice atmosphere & grooves. Great for terraces & radio!
Andrew Emil (Broadway & Wilson / Four Play Music / Glenview Records / 5Magazine): Nice Release!
Trio (Bocca Grande) (Rebirth / Four Roses / Mathematics): Thanks for the promo. Great works! i love the all tunes,good Quality tracks.
DJ Nova (Rodon FM 95 / Nova Planet Radio Show): The Deli. Better the delicate jazz, even the delicate beatmaker. The ecstatic delicate sample-laden instrumental hip hop ‘’Jazz Cat’’ is what exactly its title emphasizes. A fascination of dusted jazz influenced tracks variety, perfect for nighttime use and soundscape. This is the jazz lounge dimension hip hop at its best.
Germo Robra (Copasetic / Deutschlandradio Kultur / Radio Fritz): these tunes bring me into a perfect summer mood, a fantastic combination of relaxed beats and loungy jazz with a hint of West Coast hip hop
Ben Mono (Undertones Gang / Plant Music / Compost): will be played in my next radioshow.
Michael Elves (Program Director - CJUM-FM - UMFM 101.5 FM - Winnipeg, MB): Wish this was longer so I could luxuriate in the groove.
Manfred Lackmaier (Musicpark (compilation A&R)): VERY COOL GROOVY SOUNDS
Luca Micheloni (Thenetwork Radio): good
Cyprien Rose (Houz-Motik (music blog) / Lui Magazine / Sounds Like You (SLY)): very sweet
Flashbaxx (BaxxBeatMusic): Lovely mellow jazz vibes here. perfect for my warm up / lounge sets. Thx!
Ohmega Watts (Ubiquity Records / Mellow Orange Collective): The vibes right, bounce tight and the moods nice.
Jeromy Nail (jeromynail.com): Deep cuts. Will play. Thank you!
Divan Pan (Baltic Soul / Full Of Soul Entertainment): aaahhyeah! wow. really - its hard to name a favorite. it´s just all dope. thnQ! Divan Pan
Dave Allison (Kinjo & Editorial): puffed out hazy jazz clouds, just floating on by.. now that I got the munchies, Imma go to the deli for a sandwich! strong beats here, Virgo Flip is my good vibe pick, w Night Vibe a close second. in my next downbeat mix.. thanks Cold Busted ! x
Ollie Blackmore (Soul Heaven): Lazy summer sunday vibes every day of the week!
Piiit (Septante Sept / So Watt): Chill summer track
Mark Devlin (The Sound Of Now (weekly show on OX105FM) / Black Sheep Magazine (editor)): It will have its uses.
Black Mighty Wax (Irma Records / weekly radio shows on Gru Radio 93.3 FM + Radio Città Fujiko 103.1 FM): nice smooth vibe
Jonny Layton (The Saturday Soulmine (weekly on Cheeky Radio) / Caister Soul Weekend / Margate Soul Weekend): Nice chilled smokey club late night vibes!
Andy Wilson (ibiza Sonica FM (Program Director) / Balearia): great head nodding beats for post sunset bar vibes
Coers (Armada Music (compilation A&R) / Fresh FM): Great
Monk-One (Names You Can Trust, Wax Poetics): nice classic hip hop headz sound!
DJ Massivefunk (Pig Balls Records / 4MidiLoop Traktor Controller / Funky Bombs): Very nice release... will play it in the beach soon ;-) THANKS and keep doing good music!
Simon Iddol (MOARRR / AudioPorn Central / WHA!?): superdope
Peter Reyes (Havana-Soul / Hells Kitchen / Records LTD): Nicely done! Works!
Alex Rimmington (CFRU 93.3 FM (Music Coordinator)): Thanks!
Simon Harrison (Basic Soul weekly radio show (syndicated) / Nu-World on Samurai FM): these tracks have a real nice vibe!!
Adrian Lugo (RPM DIrector) (WEFT 90.1 FM (Champaign, IL)): Beautifully produced tracks.Mellow summer night vibes. O/n air support.
Dimitris Tentinis (Mister T.) (Cold Busted): Hip hop instrumentals at its BESTS!So wonderful music highly recommended for listening on the repeat!
Mr. Goju (Migrations Radio Show (weekly, syndicated)): Summer busted!
DJ BMF (Eighth Dimension / Phat N' Jazzy): Good stuff! Will play in the laidback jazzy sets.