Buzzing in from Okinawa, Bugseed has been making a name for himself in hip hop circles with finely constructed beats and clever sample riffs, inspiring a multitude of releases filtering across the globe. Bugseed’s finally traversed the Pacific Ocean to mingle with L.A.’s famed Cold Busted imprint, resulting in the bomb-tastic twelve song album Far East Joints. Dusty rhythms, layered loops, and ringing instrumentation represent Bugseed’s cool new take on a classic old school instrumental hip hop sound.
Dig deep into the aptly titled “Accelerate The Vibe” and its speaker-rattling drum patterns, the jazzy cut-up rhythm and lilting melodica of “Brazilian Wax”, the lounge-tinged boom-bap pressure of “Flow Over”, and the hypnotic dream-groove of “Blastaway”. These are just some of the highlights found within Far East Joints, with Bugseed guiding the listener on a proper journey across the entire album. These Japanese beats are hefty and universal.
released November 9, 2018
Recorded In Japan
Produced and Arranged By Bugseed
All Songs Written By Y. Nakano
Mastered & Lacquers Cut by Misjah@24Mastering
Pressed at Takt Direct via Packaged Sounds
Illustration By YOHAKU (Dope Jap Works)
Design By Lungfulls
Executive Producer, Derrick Daisey
All Works Registered With Some Cutz Up (ASCAP)
Salvo Borrelli (Garam Masala Radioshow / Radio Etna Espresso): cool !!!
Mat Gostelow (tOtALcULt) (Cult Music / NuFunk.net
/ RAMP FM): Proper old school golden era hip hop beats. Lovely stuff.
Aja Allsop (Ketch A Vibe Radio Show - Impact Radio, Cruise FM, The Jazz UK, others): This moves along with such a groove the big beats and ithe jazzy feel completes this masterpiece !
Rory Hoy (Howlin' Records / Super Hi-Fi / BigBeatTastic Radio Show): This is brilliant - thanks for sending! Rory Hoy
Igor Marijuan (ibiza Sonica FM): nice one. thansk!
ActRaiser (Fokuz / Med School / Liquicity / Celsius / Cold Busted): very nice!! slick grooves.. great eastern vibes! Digging this one.
Danny Ward (Moodymanc / Dubble D / 2020:Vision): Nice vibes all round... will have a play, thanks...
Ben Mono (Undertones Gang / Plant Music / Compost): nice one, will drop it at my next radioshow
Pathaan (Globetronica / BBC / Songlines Music Reviewers): Flow Over
Andreas Kinzl (Aromabar / INFRACom! / Play.FM): old school lession
Herbert Bachhofer (Shantisan) (Salted Soul / One Note Samba Radio Show on superfly.fm): Nice, relaxed instumental vibes!
Quincy Jointz (Timewarp Music Radio Show / Radio 42.com
/ Ibiza Global Radio): good one
Azaxx (Tru Thoughts / F*CLR music / Howlin / Buried Treasure): Delicious Beats with superb groovy vibes. All the tracks are so GoOd Bro' Peace Xav
SimonG (Deep South Audio) (Volcano Radio / 0fm / MyHouseYourHouse Radio): Quality lofi sounds that grab you with that sunday afternoon feeling .. lovely .
Dado Funky Poetz (RMC2 / Radio Monte Carlo (Music Programmer & Sound Designer)): Perfect lounge design.
Jay Scarlett (Sounds Supreme Radio Show - bi-weekly on BR Puls Radio / Beatdimensions): Great return from Bugseed! surely a fav for the beat headz.
Fernando Mujica (High Fidelity Radio Show (Monday - Friday on Radio Zero)): nice beats. old school hip hop vibes
Robert Lochmann (The Jazzmadass Radio Show on Radio X / soulsender.de): quality as ever
Mark Devlin (The Sound Of Now (weekly show on OX105FM) / Black Sheep Magazine (editor)): A useful package.
DJ Mza (Soul Circle Radio / Frisson Radio / Delicious Vinyl): Loving this album, smooth and funky beats!!!!
DJ Osric (Black and Blue Show (RTR 92.1 FM - weekly) / Liquorice.tv): Bugseed should be proud. This is a really good listen Got completely enchanted with Flow Over. Excellent work by Cold Busted as usual.
Eric Tchaikovsky (Night Light Sound System Radio Show): Nice one!
DJ San Gabriel (HipHop Don't Stop / liveDEMO / Jam FM / YAAM / Data MC): dope!
Sandro Bianchi (Ibiza Sonica / Loca FM / Radio Circulo): beautiful!
Hober Mallow (Mighty Reel (weekly on 2SER 107.3 FM, Sydney)): Beautiful and surprising music, thoroughly enjoyed these magical joints. Thanks as always :)
Anatoly Ice (Funk and Beyond Radio Show (Megapolis FM) / Rhythms (Radio Jazz Moscow)): Sounds heavy. Proper Instrumental Hip-Hop
Ket Shah (Mucho Soul) (Mucho Soul / weekly radio show on Likwid.London): Will take a few listens to get into this, but its good
Kiss FM Ukraine (Kiss FM Ukraine): Will support for sure!
Jon Fugler (XLNT radio show (Radio Pays de Guéret 96.5 FM) / Fluke): effortless and very enjoyable many thanks as ever jon
Angelos Timewarp Stoumpos (Timewarp inc / Timewarp / Timewarp Music / Kraak Records / Join Radio): cool downtempo grooves
Linos Pascal (Linos On Canvas radio show - weekly on Republic 100.3 FM (Thessaloniki)): full support!!
Salah Sadeq (The Crate Radioshow / Radio Beirut / Dance FM 97.8): nice beats will play on The Crate radio show
Lakatos Sandor Suefo (Radio Tilos FM 90,3 / Savages y Suefo): Nice material! Interesting beats with crazy moods. Good both for party and radio. Accelerate The Vibes and Brazilian Wax are my faves.
Mountain Chill Radio / KRKQ (Mountain Chill Radio -KRKQ- 95.5 FM - Telluride, CO): Absolutely stellar jazzy chill beats.
Dr.Best (Sven Thomschke) (Radio Z 95.8 Nuernberg/Germany): HipHop-flavoured Downbeat, yummy!
Ulf Engelmayer (StadtRadio Göttingen / Radio Lounge): Add to radio lounge playlist
Snooba (Radio Panik / Rif Raf Magazine / Contrebande Radio (syndicated)): Belles ambiances narratives et belle bande son
DJ Junior (Eavesdrop Radio WKDU 91.7FM (Philadelphia)): YES! Vibes for days
Randy Seidman (Open House Radio Show (Digitally Imported Radio / ETN.fm.)): Niceee
Alejandro Ramirez (Stereo 77) (Plimsoll Records): Dope release.
Brewster Brigham (Kiss FM - Hip Replacement Show (weekly)): all style!! looking fwd to more
Hippie Torrales (Cyberjamz Radio / What Is Hip): Nice feel and use of loops
FineCutBodies / BiscuitReality (Chi Recordings / MR2 Hungarian National Radio): great oldschool beats here!
Michael Stukes (WHCR 90.3 FM (New York) / Mystic Vybes Radio Show): Always funky FRESH!
Jon Wesley (Music Goes On Radio Show (weekly on KNSJ FM) / Insomniac / Machine Friends): Excellent. Heavy beats for sure. Will play them all.
DJ Nova (Rodon FM 95 / Nova Planet Radio Show): Lost in a transmition of dusted, full of hi-hats electrified beats here. Best cut for me, among many on this album, ‘’Esc’’. Funny, but the tune sounds like the first one to welcoming 2018 Christmas holiday season. Soulful and classic instrumental hip hop oriented, deep funk, chilled as well.
J. Caprice (High Maintenance / Juiced Music / H.A.R.D. / ChicagoHouse.FM): Enjoying every track on this. Thank you for the promos!
Mat The Alien (Really Good Recordings): $ea Pimp
ADAM WARPED (Whiskey Pickle / STRANGE DAYS / Hypersonic Radio): Lovin' these grooves!
DJ Rahdu (BamaLoveSoul / AB+L Radio / Hot107.7 FM (Birmingham, AL)): Glad to see Bugs rockin w/yall. This sounds amazing!
David Bassin (Freefall weekly radio show - KUSF in Exile / RadioPellenera / Space Invader Radio / Live1.FM): wow - this is stunning!
Bart Ricardo (Farris Wheel / Gourmand Music / Frequency Spectrum / Herbal Essence): thanks!!!
Double-D (Funky Fresh Radio Show / Radio X / Play.FM / Soulsender.de): Easy Vibes
jim8track (8trackmusicsolutions): heavy beats!!
Ross Wakefield (Part-Time Heroes / Hideout Sessions Podcast / Wah Wah 45s): Some nice bits on here, thanks
DJMarkCooper (Bedford Falls Players / Cosmic Moonbase / Solid Gold / Bloxbox Records / Endemic Digital): Ace!!
Marco (Radio 105 "In Da Klub" / Tendenzia Radio Network / Gold Paradise Milano): good chill beats songs productions
Mason Rothert (Below Zero Radio Show / NuDIsco Indie Dance & Jet Set Radio on iHeartRadio): solid - will support on Below Zero
Kid Loco (Flor / Tromolo Records): Great vibes and beats
Rusty (All Good Funk Alliance) (Funk Weapons / Super Hi-Fi): Nice chill stuff, digging City Connection,
misterG (Green Arrow Radio Show (weekly on 91.7fm WSUM, Madison WI)): C'mon kids, we are off to school...OLD SCHOOL!!!
Cyprien Rose (Houz-Motik (music blog) / Lui Magazine / Sounds Like You (SLY)): sounds all good
DJ T-Bird (Los Chicos Altos / Something Else! on Barcelona City FM / WTNR Radio): Excited about playing this out. Reminds me of the MoWax days!
Michael Elves (Program Director - CJUM-FM - UMFM 101.5 FM - Winnipeg, MB): Such a chill cut.
Gyorgy Toth (DJ Fonetik) (Ghettobazaar / International Love Affair): Deep beats and complex, layers with a blue atmosphere, great job!
Floored Capri (Kane FM): Joints a plenty! Beefy beats and sampled treats. If you like your instrumental hip hop with a dusty, jazzy, funked up vibe then get this.
Ollie Blackmore (Soul Heaven): Could listen to this all day and all night
Alex Rimmington (CFRU 93.3 FM (Music Coordinator)): Thanks!
Boxout.FM (Boxout.FM (internet radio station)): will feature on boxout.fm
Crate Invader (point blank fm london): hard to choose a favourite cut as they're all so good, but brazilian wax just pips it for me. Just great music and vibes!
DJ Seano (Soundwaves Radio (weekly on 90.7FM KPFK) / The Treehouse (monthly on dublab)): buzz worthy.
Clairvo (Tilos Radio FM90.3 / Freelance Reviewer): it's interesting to hear this pro lo-fi, dirty sound. big up's! Flow Over is just simply beautiful!!
Benge (Sex Fly Radio Show (weekly) - WGDR FM): Groovy. Nice for summer vibes in the grey fall.
Gunta Kinte (Timewarp Music): Stuff that fits into the opening part of a Bonobo DJ Set Flow Over Kills it totally
Vangelis Vlavianos (Radio Producer): Great vibes! Definetely supporting!
Piiit (Septante Sept / So Watt): Nice vibes
Simon Iddol (MOARRR / AudioPorn Central / WHA!?): cool
Trio (Bocca Grande) (Rebirth / Four Roses / Mathematics): Thanks for the promo. i like this work,good beats and bass!
DJ Tomas (Friday Night Session (KUSF in Exile) / Google Play / ForwardEver Blog / Umoja HiFi): These hazy, smoky, and exceedingly cool jazzy beats are locked into their own cool vibe. Heads are nodding, bodies are moving. Real deep.
Dan Wilcox (KCRW FM): nice
Matt Sonzala (Radio KAOS (Pushermania's Playlist Radio Show)): Man hell yes
Sharif Galal (Triple J Radio): Cool and laidback funky vibes. Perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon.
ForQuarters Collective (FQC/ ESL/ Red Maple / SOULFULL): WONDERFUL CHILL
DJ Massivefunk (Pig Balls Records / 4MidiLoop Traktor Controller / Funky Bombs): nice chill sounds... I can feel like i`m in hollydays!
Coers (Armada Music (compilation A&R) / Fresh FM): Cool ones
Flashbaxx (BaxxBeatMusic): wow! really cool release! love the jazzy odschool vibe here. THX!
Dave Allison (Kinjo & Editorial): nice organic feelin beats. Esc is cool and Flow over also doin it for me.
Adrian Lugo (RPM DIrector) (WEFT 90.1 FM (Champaign, IL)): Boom-Bap, original tracks. Pristine production that shows how Hip Hop can transcend borders and create a language we can all understand. On air support.
Andrew Emil (Broadway & Wilson / Four Play Music / Glenview Records / 5Magazine): Sick Album! Love all the tracks!
Morphosis (The Hong Kong Ping Pong Club / NSB Radio / Ghetto Funk): Boom bappy goodness!
Luca Micheloni (Thenetwork Radio): good
DJ Jazzy L (Jazzy Lounge Radio (Radionomy.com)): Blastaway, Esc, & Flow Over won me over big time. Full support.
Andy Wilson (ibiza Sonica FM (Program Director) / Balearia): great head nodders on here , cool vibes
Spike Deep (Rocka Fobic Music/The All Lounge Experience): dope calm chill hop style this is just what my sets and shows are looking for