Californian beat-maker Sebastian Fraye continues his tribute to crate-digging and dusty vinyl discoveries with the finely crafted Volume 2. Released on Cold Busted, the album features 20 instrumentals constructed with samples, beats, and drops found in used bins of record shops and musty backrooms of thrift stores. The album cover — designed by Sebastian — is about this vinyl journey, featuring price stickers sourced from some of the albums in his collection.
The music is a celebration of digging culture — upbeat, nostalgic, and combining stylistic detours that transmit the thrill of discovering that magic beat. Highlights include the head-nod-worthy jazz-hip hop hybrid of “Art Imitates Life (Magic),” the feel-good sunshine bounce of “Special (Friends),” “Stereo (System)” evoking the classic era of the Mo Wax label, and the dreamy boom-bap of “Never the Same (Changes).” Sebastian Fraye’s Volume 2 shows how a vinyl-junkie’s dedication pays off. These beats are supreme.
released April 26, 2019
Produced & Arranged by Sebastian Fraye in San Francisco, CA
Mastered & Lacquers Cut by Misjah@24Mastering
Pressed at Takt Direct via Packaged Sounds
Design by Sebastian Fraye
Executive Producer, Derrick Daisey
All Works Registered with Some Cutz Up (ASCAP)
Double-D (Funky Fresh Radio Show / Radio X / Play.FM / Soulsender.de): Here we go ... nice and funky !
Spike Deep (Rocka Fobic Music/The All Lounge Experience): chilled downtempo mood style with a lil bit of trip hop style lovely mood here including this tunes in my latest T.A.L.E sets
Peter Kruder (Kruder & Dorfmeister / G-Stone / Peace Orchestra): Nice breaks !
Aja Allsop (Ketch A Vibe Radio Show - Impact Radio, Cruise FM, The Jazz UK, others): This moves along like a mustang smoking a spliff !!!!
Salvo Borrelli (Garam Masala Radioshow / Radio Etna Espresso): love
Rory Hoy (Howlin' Records / Super Hi-Fi / BigBeatTastic Radio Show): These beats are fantastic - Thanks so much for sending! Rory Hoy
Apostolos Argyris (The Zuzu Club): NICE
Kid Loco (Flor / Tromolo Records): Back iat the Old Skool. Great
DJ Wash (Funk the System / Butter Music): that's a classy release!
Danny Ward (Moodymanc / Dubble D / 2020:Vision): On the d/l for a play, thanks.
Crate Invader (point blank fm london): Downtempo production at it's finest. Sublime.
Mr. Bristow (Subtek / Detox / BBP / Tru:Funk / Funk Blasters): Great selection - love these kinds of jam! Look forward to cutting over some of these!
Jamie Topham (CD Pool UK | JT MusicMedia | Summer Soulstice): Cool runnings as expected.
Quincy Jointz (Timewarp Music Radio Show / Radio 42.com
/ Ibiza Global Radio): good stuff
Robert Jan Meyer (Minus 8) (Compost / Stereo Deluxe / Radio 1): nice downtempo
Floored Capri (Kane FM): Magic. Love this.
DJ Nova (Rodon FM 95 / Nova Planet Radio Show): Result of huge digging, Sebastian Fraye's ''Vol.2'' is a little bit mournful piano-driven
release for late night use. Includes one of the coolest and funkiest tunes of the era that had the chance to listen lately, ''Stereo (System)'' which takes me back to gentle turntablelism days. I found its vinyl sticker cover an excellent idea.
Rusty (All Good Funk Alliance) (Funk Weapons / Super Hi-Fi): Hypnotic and criptonic beats for your mind body and sizzzoul. Thanks
Thomas Coxhead (The House Of Coxhead (music blog)): Sick!
Anatoly Ice (Funk and Beyond Radio Show (Megapolis FM) / Rhythms (Radio Jazz Moscow)): Jazzual beats with funky flavour. None of modern technology can beat good old sampling
Robert Lochmann (The Jazzmadass Radio Show on Radio X / soulsender.de): another quality release
Benge (Sex Fly Radio Show (weekly) - WGDR FM): Love this. So chill/funky
Gayle Moore (MadameFLY) (mmRadio / Beatmixing.com
/ BeatConcious.org): The attention grabbers for me were: Art: jazzy elegance Piano: drops of icy water trickling down sun-heated skin, oh yeah Friends: friendly earworm, it'll be with you for a while Old Flames: has that smoky club vibe
DJ Junior (Eavesdrop Radio WKDU 91.7FM (Philadelphia)): nice one!
Clairvo (Tilos Radio FM90.3 / Freelance Reviewer): Perfect ingredients!
Aroto (Aroto - Instrumental Hip-Hop Radio 24/7): Very good work, old school sound and jazzy melodies, really like it.
David Bassin (Freefall weekly radio show - KUSF in Exile / RadioPellenera / Space Invader Radio / Live1.FM): nice samples
DJ Krimi / Radio Krimi (Radio Krimi / Le Cabanon (Pub Dancefloor @ Chamonix)): SUPER !
Nori (Posivision mag / clubberia / Wax Poetics Japan / bnana.jp): superb!!
Snooba (Radio Panik / Rif Raf Magazine / Contrebande Radio (syndicated)): Moody & greatful magic Jazzistic experience
Hober Mallow (Mighty Reel (weekly on 2SER 107.3 FM, Sydney)): Cool tunes, getting the warm and fuzzies from Special Friends :) Old flames is beautiful too. Thank you!
Eric Tchaikovsky (Night Light Sound System Radio Show): Sea breath in every note!
Mason Rothert (Below Zero Radio Show / NuDIsco Indie Dance & Jet Set Radio on iHeartRadio): dig it
Dr.Best (Sven Thomschke) (Radio Z 95.8 Nuernberg/Germany): Yes yess, this is a great album! Full support!
Ulf Engelmayer (StadtRadio Göttingen / Radio Lounge): Add to radio lounge playlist
Black Mighty Wax (Irma Records / weekly radio shows on Gru Radio 93.3 FM + Radio Città Fujiko 103.1 FM): midtempo jazzy for good ears
Hippie Torrales (Cyberjamz Radio / What Is Hip): Nice sound
Sandro Bianchi (Ibiza Sonica / Loca FM / Radio Circulo): amazing beats!
Simon Fknhndsm (Funkþátturinn + Partyzone Radio Shows (Radio X 97.7 FM, Reykjavík)): great stuff! amazing releases from Cold Busted!
really solid and got me grooving everytime! Hard to Choose a favorite track, they are all so good!
misterG (Green Arrow Radio Show (weekly on 91.7fm WSUM, Madison WI)): The feelings of the past mixin' with the hope of tomorrow.. OH YEAH!!
DJ Bazil (Highest Grade / Fruity Antics / Phonic FM): this is crate diggers heaven & dusty sample magic, i can smell the musty thrift shops in these waxy beats, quality Hip Hop compositions. Satinmen
Michael Elves (Program Director - CJUM-FM - UMFM 101.5 FM - Winnipeg, MB): Love that rolling piano line. Great sample.
DJ Osric (Black and Blue Show (RTR 92.1 FM - weekly) / Liquorice.tv): You can tell how much work has gone into this. The production is immaculate and separates this out from the slew of machine based, same same, beat driven releases out there. Nicely done.
Andrew Emil (Broadway & Wilson / Four Play Music / Glenview Records / 5Magazine): Fantastic LP! Full Support!
Peter Reyes (Havana-Soul / Hells Kitchen / QXT's/Records LTD): Super nice!
Manfred Lackmaier (Musicpark (compilation A&R)): great work... thx
DJ T-Bird (Los Chicos Altos / Something Else! on Barcelona City FM / WTNR Radio): Great stuff, really enjoying it and will definitely be playing it on radio/live gigs.
Jon Fugler (XLNT radio show (Radio Pays de Guéret 96.5 FM) / Fluke): cracking selection, I cannot wait to play Stereo (system) to my old pal Jon from SFS... many thanks as ever
Jeromy Nail (jeromynail.com): Nice cuts, will play. Thanks!
Herbert Bachhofer (Shantisan) (Salted Soul / One Note Samba Radio Show on superfly.fm): Special is my favorite!