Based out of the funky scene brewing in Athens, Greece, Mister T leads the way with another spell-binding album release on the Cold Busted imprint. With accolades from the likes of Greg Wilson, Mark Farina (Mushroom Jazz), and Jose Padilla (Café del Mar), Mister T has become a respected name in the global beat-making scene. The new album — Black Drop — further cements Mister T’s elevated position. Its 12 tracks display an ambitious assembly of creative rhythm construction, crafty sample splicing, and deliciously heavy vibes.
The title track sets the tone, intro’ing with a fat (phat!) beat before a time-traveling blues vocal enters the scene. Dusty strings, stabs of filtered guitar, and a pulsing low end lend a feel that’s both wistful and dance-worthy. Album opener “Easy Tiger” also shows Mister T’s imagination, meshing a steady breakbeat with an Asian melody line, hits of dramatic strings, and a somewhat spooky, effected vocal chorus. The result is mesmerizing. Mister T gracefully jumps genres but keeps everything tied to his sound — from the straight-ahead funk of “The Magician,” to the bombast of “Rock Stars,” to the dancehall touches of “Soundboy Burial,” and to the promised big band of “Big Band.” Never a dull moment … Mister T and Black Drop are delightfully all over the place, and always on point.
* Big Band is NOT included on the Vinyl version
released November 9, 2018
Recorded in Kavala, Greece
Produced and Arranged by Mister T
All Tracks Written by D. Tentinis
Vocals on Soundboy Burial by N. Sotirelis
Mastered & Lacquers Cut by Misjah@24Mastering
Pressed at Takt Direct via Packaged Sounds
Design by Vitamin D
Executive Producer, Derrick Daisey
All Works Registered with Some Cutz Up (ASCAP)
Feodor AllRight & Elena Mechta (AMDJS Radio Show (50+ stations over 14 countries)): Love it! xx
Floored Capri (Kane FM): Beats are solid, grooves are funky as fudge and the sampling here's right on point. Mister T definitely packs a punch. I pity the fool.. ;-)
Rory Hoy (Howlin' Records / Super Hi-Fi / BigBeatTastic Radio Show): Fantastic release - Thanks for sending! Rory Hoy
Joan Ribas (Ibiza Soulstice Music / Hotel Pacha / Cafe del Mar): Love it, a bomb
Belabouche (Midnight Riot / DiscoDat / FKR Records / Spare Change Disco / Magic Wand / JDP Disco / Paper Disco): Wicked stuff!
Danny Ward (Moodymanc / Dubble D / 2020:Vision): some nice crisp beats here...thanks
Quincy Jointz (Timewarp Music Radio Show / Radio 42.com
/ Ibiza Global Radio): really good one.
Mr. Bristow (Subtek / Detox / BBP / Tru:Funk / Funk Blasters): Nice release
Stickybuds (Goodgroove Records / Baffin Island Beat Brigade / Big M Bootie / Pop N' Lock): Always enjoy Mr. T's stuff, thanks.
SimonG (Deep South Audio) (Volcano Radio / 0fm / MyHouseYourHouse Radio): class , rhymes and beats - Cold Busted always deliver goods , especially Mister T WAV ALBUM PLEASE
ActRaiser (Fokuz / Med School / Liquicity / Celsius / Cold Busted): cool... likin this!
Spike Deep (Rocka Fobic Music/The All Lounge Experience): really dope stuff chilled and vibey
Salvo Borrelli (Garam Masala Radioshow / Radio Etna Espresso): big MisterT.
The Funk Hunters (Westwood Recordings / Detour Podcast): Nice vibes on this record! thx
Jamie Topham (CD Pool UK | JT MusicMedia | Summer Soulstice): Another worthy set of offerings from ister T, quality beats & quirky loops, is what it's all about. Rock Stars & Soundboy Burial my jams.
Ralf Droesemeyer (Mo'Horizons / Agogo Records): Another statement from europes music capitol...
Andreas Kinzl (Aromabar / INFRACom! / Play.FM): fine works
Herbert Bachhofer (Shantisan) (Salted Soul / One Note Samba Radio Show on superfly.fm): The Magician is a great party groover! Cool tracks in this package!
DJ Nova (Rodon FM 95 / Nova Planet Radio Show): Mister T. continues to cultivate his unique sound behemoth. His solid approach between the art of beat making, funk and breaks losing no momentum, counter to it reaches new milestones. '’Black Drop’’ destined to impeccable his musical arrangement abilities as he is spanning among different influences. Heavy rhythm n blues, tight Afro beat, wicked b-boy and world music echoes, sometimes electro and synth fueled like never before.
Mark Devlin (The Sound Of Now (weekly show on OX105FM) / Black Sheep Magazine (editor)): Will work in the right places.
DJ Krimi / Radio Krimi (Radio Krimi / Le Cabanon (Pub Dancefloor @ Chamonix)): We broadcast Rock Stars
DJ Mza (Soul Circle Radio / Frisson Radio / Delicious Vinyl): Love this album!!!
Robert Lochmann (The Jazzmadass Radio Show on Radio X / soulsender.de): excellent ep
Eric Tchaikovsky (Night Light Sound System Radio Show): Be careful! This might catch you in a music trap from the very first beat! Dangerous but beautiful!
DJ Osric (Black and Blue Show (RTR 92.1 FM - weekly) / Liquorice.tv): Original use of samples and breaks make this a 'not your average breaks album' which is credit to the creativity and dedication of Mister T. Well played sir.
DJ San Gabriel (HipHop Don't Stop / liveDEMO / Jam FM / YAAM / Data MC): nice
Gayle Moore (MadameFLY) (mmRadio / Beatmixing.com
/ BeatConcious.org): There's a masterclass in the Wicked Funky Bottom blues at the center of Black Drop: Rhythm N Blues, Black Drop, Rock Stars are all top-line favorites, and there's no slouching among the rest of the tunes either. Impressive work from Mr. T!
Jay Scarlett (Sounds Supreme Radio Show - bi-weekly on BR Puls Radio / Beatdimensions): Great blend of blues & beats from Mister T!
Sandro Bianchi (Ibiza Sonica / Loca FM / Radio Circulo): awesome release!
Sasha Perera (Marketing Melodies (music licensing)): Cool grooves
Hober Mallow (Mighty Reel (weekly on 2SER 107.3 FM, Sydney)): Perfect LP. Love it. Thank you. Black Drop and Easy Tiger are my favourites, but that's a photo finish with everything else here. Thanks for this, will definitely be playing.
Ket Shah (Mucho Soul) (Mucho Soul / weekly radio show on Likwid.London): Cool Release
Kiss FM Ukraine (Kiss FM Ukraine): Will support for sure!
Jon Fugler (XLNT radio show (Radio Pays de Guéret 96.5 FM) / Fluke): Hard to choose a favourite here, as ever a marvellous selection from Mister T. Lovely to hear some boundaries being stretched. Many thanks. Jon.
Angelos Timewarp Stoumpos (Timewarp inc / Timewarp / Timewarp Music / Kraak Records / Join Radio): Great grooves again from our fellow friend mister T.
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): this is sweet. will be playing these on The Crate Radio.
Mark Farina (Great Lakes Recordings / Mushroom Jazz / Om Records): nice ep!!
Lakatos Sandor Suefo (Radio Tilos FM 90,3 / Savages y Suefo): Nice tunes again! Congrats Mister! I will play all in my radio show and parties.
Mountain Chill Radio / KRKQ (Mountain Chill Radio -KRKQ- 95.5 FM - Telluride, CO): Beautifully crafted downtempo breaks and beats. We've been waiting for this followup to Return of the Classic. Black Drop satisfies.
Al Patterson (Vinyl Athletes): I am diggin the fat beats.
Double-D (Funky Fresh Radio Show / Radio X / Play.FM / Soulsender.de): Mister T again with some surprising Styles =)
BadboE (Breakbeat Paradise / Baffin Island / Auditory Designs / GoodGroove): Funky hotness!
DJ Wash (Funk the System / Butter Music): this 2 last tracks are dope!
FineCutBodies / BiscuitReality (Chi Recordings / MR2 Hungarian National Radio): nice beats with classic vibes!
Dr.Best (Sven Thomschke) (Radio Z 95.8 Nuernberg/Germany): Another top-release from Mister T, nice! 10/10
Ulf Engelmayer (StadtRadio Göttingen / Radio Lounge): Groovy & Funky! radio lounge fav
Aroto (Aroto - Instrumental Hip-Hop Radio 24/7): Excellent album by Mister T. very ultifting beats with warm production
DJ Junior (Eavesdrop Radio WKDU 91.7FM (Philadelphia)): Needed this! Soundtrack for my week!
Alejandro Ramirez (Stereo 77) (Plimsoll Records): Love it! Soundboy Burial will a regular in my sets.
Nori (Posivision mag / clubberia / Wax Poetics Japan / bnana.jp): moody!!
Randy Seidman (Open House Radio Show (Digitally Imported Radio / ETN.fm.)): Nice release, thanks!
Benge (Sex Fly Radio Show (weekly) - WGDR FM): Fuck. Yes.
Brewster Brigham (Kiss FM - Hip Replacement Show (weekly)): stunning!!
Mr. Goju (Migrations Radio Show (weekly, syndicated)): Dope
Abe Borgman (Pure Sonica Radio / Global Lounge): very nice mood1! like it alot
MGiK (Sofa Surfing): Air play for sure ! Big Up!
Hippie Torrales (Cyberjamz Radio / What Is Hip): Hot tune
Michael Stukes (WHCR 90.3 FM (New York) / Mystic Vybes Radio Show): Dope assss beats here.
Jon Wesley (Music Goes On Radio Show (weekly on KNSJ FM) / Insomniac / Machine Friends): Love these. Rock Stars, Rhythm n Blues and Easy Tiger are amazing.
J. Caprice (High Maintenance / Juiced Music / H.A.R.D. / ChicagoHouse.FM): Great Release. Thank you for the promo
Basement Freaks (Jalapeno Records): nice beats
Mat The Alien (Really Good Recordings): REALLY GOOD!!!
ADAM WARPED (Whiskey Pickle / STRANGE DAYS / Hypersonic Radio): Serious grooves!
DJ Rahdu (BamaLoveSoul / AB+L Radio / Hot107.7 FM (Birmingham, AL)): This is dope!
David Bassin (Freefall weekly radio show - KUSF in Exile / RadioPellenera / Space Invader Radio / Live1.FM): i pity the fool that doesn't play this ep
Amrisha Prashar (IAMRISHA / A Worldwide Thing radio show (weekly on Radio 79 New Delhi)): love
Bart Ricardo (Farris Wheel / Gourmand Music / Frequency Spectrum / Herbal Essence): thanks!!!
Snooba (Radio Panik / Rif Raf Magazine / Contrebande Radio (syndicated)): Great down tempo ! funky dope !
Apostolos Argyris (The Zuzu Club): Excellent loved it and once again Miste T didn't dissapoint us !! Black Drop is Already on tomorrows raidio playlist
Francesco Adinolfi (Popcorner Show on Rai Radio 2 / Il Manifesto Newspaper (Music Editor)): Mind expanding!
DJMarkCooper (Bedford Falls Players / Cosmic Moonbase / Solid Gold / Bloxbox Records / Endemic Digital): Brilliant!!
Marco (Radio 105 "In Da Klub" / Tendenzia Radio Network / Gold Paradise Milano): nice in my susets sets
Sound Fusion Radio (Sound Fusion Radio): :)))))
Mason Rothert (Below Zero Radio Show / NuDIsco Indie Dance & Jet Set Radio on iHeartRadio): solid - will support on Below Zero
Black Mighty Wax (Irma Records / weekly radio shows on Gru Radio 93.3 FM + Radio Città Fujiko 103.1 FM): Sooooooo Groovy!!!!!
Danny Massure (Spring Strut / Ticklejunk / Podcasts): nice album!
Kid Loco (Flor / Tromolo Records): Great breakbeats. Funky Mister T
Rusty (All Good Funk Alliance) (Funk Weapons / Super Hi-Fi): Good stuff as always.
misterG (Green Arrow Radio Show (weekly on 91.7fm WSUM, Madison WI)): There is no hit or miss...only a series of HITS!
DJ YNOT (Paid In Full Radio (weekly on Klangbox.fm) / Lazy Afternoon): Love the laid back vibes and crispy drums. The Magician is my 2nd favorite track.
Andrew Emil (Broadway & Wilson / Four Play Music / Glenview Records / 5Magazine): Super dope LP!
Cyprien Rose (Houz-Motik (music blog) / Lui Magazine / Sounds Like You (SLY)): Rhythm N Blues is a great track
DJ T-Bird (Los Chicos Altos / Something Else! on Barcelona City FM / WTNR Radio): Instant classic! Puts me in the mind of 90s acid-jazz (i.e., dance-oriented "downtempo.") This WILL get rocked--radio & live gigs.
Sergio Helou (Love 4 House Radio Show / BELLAVISTA Club & Restaurant by Giuseppe RADIO): Thanks !
Brian Busto (Serious Soul / The Castle): Black Drop is sick. Will hammer. Thanks
Alex Rimmington (CFRU 93.3 FM (Music Coordinator)): Thanks!
Gyorgy Toth (DJ Fonetik) (Ghettobazaar / International Love Affair): Heavy influence from blues music makes this an exceptional one in its territory.
Ollie Blackmore (Soul Heaven): Love this!
Manfred Lackmaier (Musicpark (compilation A&R)): great funky album... fela kuti says hello
Crate Invader (point blank fm london): Sublime production by Mister T, hard to choose a favourite but the moody trip hop vibes of black drop just edges it, soundboy burial running it close - so good!
DJ Seano (Soundwaves Radio (weekly on 90.7FM KPFK) / The Treehouse (monthly on dublab)): fantastic.
Clairvo (Tilos Radio FM90.3 / Freelance Reviewer): and yet again! no disappointment! Mister T keeps on bringing the quality!
Niksa Dragolin (Eurostar Radio 101.7 FM): mister t was always good in his skills, and this is another great production
DJ Firefly (WRCT 88.3 FM (Pittsburgh, PA)): Very funky!
Vangelis Vlavianos (Radio Producer): Amazing Mister T once again! Hard to decide which i like best!
Anthony Mansfield (Roam Recordings / Hector Works / Sick Moves): that's a nice time!
Simon Iddol (MOARRR / AudioPorn Central / WHA!?): cool
Michael Elves (Program Director - CJUM-FM - UMFM 101.5 FM - Winnipeg, MB): Such a hard strut to this. Great start.
Matt Sonzala (Radio KAOS (Pushermania's Playlist Radio Show)): I am so all about Athens man this is really some shit right here.
Sharif Galal (Triple J Radio): Mister T matures and gets better with every release.
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch / Mega Jawns / BBE / 5 Magazine): Love this!
DJ Massivefunk (Pig Balls Records / 4MidiLoop Traktor Controller / Funky Bombs): Mister T allways win! A other great release for the floors out there. LOVE IT!!! But to good to play it just 320kps ;-)
Piiit (Septante Sept / So Watt): Nice funky vibes
Coers (Armada Music (compilation A&R) / Fresh FM): Coool
Dave Allison (Kinjo & Editorial): black drop has that orchestral action and packs a thump. dig!
Adrian Lugo (RPM DIrector) (WEFT 90.1 FM (Champaign, IL)): dope tracks. masterful production. on air suppport.
DJ BMF (Eighth Dimension / Phat N' Jazzy): Good stuff!
Morphosis (The Hong Kong Ping Pong Club / NSB Radio / Ghetto Funk): Love that Mister T sound.
Luca Micheloni (Thenetwork Radio): good
DJ Jazzy L (Jazzy Lounge Radio (Radionomy.com)): Mister T. has been amazing over the years I've supported his tracks and as usual he continues his heavy hitting grooves releasing monster track after monster track. My hat's off to you Mister T. This album is hot and full of funky grooves. There's nothing here but big love!
Jeromy Nail (jeromynail.com): Dope. Support. Dig the Fela. Thanks!