Emapea, the renowned beat-maker from Poland, burst upon the scene with multiple compilation appearances on Cold Busted, an inclusion on Mark Farina's Mushroom Jazz 8, and his stunning debut album Seeds, Roots & Fruits. Fans and headz worldwide have been clamoring for a follow-up, but all Emapea wanted to do was just 'zone out.' And that's what happened, with the release of Emapea's twenty song album Zoning Out, Volume 1.
Emapea's cuts are meant for the listener to get lost in – but they're not only for chilling, or when deep in thought, but also for getting in that crucial head-nod zone, like when the DJ drops the dopest beat. Expertly crafted and sequenced, the album presents a boom-bap journey that's dreamy and spacey while remaining tough and jazzy. "Check It Out" exemplifies the mood with its smooth drums, chiming keys, subtle sax riffs, and hip hop shout-outs. The vibe expands on "Motion", adding an exotic, worldly flavor to the seductively loping rhythm. And "Classy" features a smokey saloon piano melody that cruises smugly out of jeep-beat speakers. This track was recently featured on a limited postcard record, mailed surreptitiously to lucky Emapea supporters.
Zoning Out, Volume 1 defines Emapea as an artist to watch on the international beat scene. Pay attention as Volume 2 will be continuing the journey in later months.
released February 16, 2018
Produced and arranged by Emapea
All songs mixed by Przemyslaw Borucki
24-bit/44kHz WAV Masters
Mastered by Misjah@24Mastering
Design by Vitamin D
Hardcore maze & logo by Jiggy Jah-Joo
Executive producer, Derrick Daisey
All works registered with Some Cutz Up (ASCAP)
Recorded in Poland
Zrealizowano w ramach stypendium Prezydenta Miasta Lublin
DJ Pippi (Aluminium Records / Valenostrum): Nice One!!!
Mr. Bristow (Subtek / Detox / BBP / Tru:Funk / Funk Blasters): Some really nice joints on this - great work!
Andreas Kinzl (Aromabar / INFRACom! / Play.FM): nice melodic old school biz
Double-D (Funky Fresh Radio Show / Radio X / Play.FM / Soulsender.de): Crackles like fire ... hot samples
Laurent N. (12 Monthly Radio Shows: Nice 102.3 FM, House Nation Radio, Westradio.gr
, Buddha-Bar Podcast): Beautiful release with a TOP stuff by Emapea ! ALL MY SUPPORT !
Belabouche (Midnight Riot / DiscoDat / FKR Records / Spare Change Disco / Magic Wand / JDP Disco / Paper Disco): For me "Funk it Up"!!!!
Rory Hoy (Howlin' Records / Super Hi-Fi / BigBeatTastic Radio Show): AMAZING release - thank you so much for sending it my way. Rory Hoy
Mark Farina (Great Lakes Recordings / Mushroom Jazz / Om Records): nice!!
Yogi Haughton (DJ Magazine (reviewer) / The Scottish Soulful Weekender / Yogi's Sunday Joints on Solar Radio): Great this. Great for bars and early sesh
Danny Ward (Moodymanc / Dubble D / 2020:Vision): Lovely, gritty deep beats!
Aja Allsop (Ketch A Vibe Radio Show - Impact Radio, Cruise FM, The Jazz UK, others): Stunning jazzy beats,i cannot find a weak track !!!!
ActRaiser (Fokuz / Med School / Liquicity / Celsius / Cold Busted): lush chilled vibes..
Quincy Jointz (Timewarp Music Radio Show / Radio 42.com
/ Ibiza Global Radio): nice funky and jazzy downbeats
JEF DAM aka Jeff Fellows (DJ / Music Director): Hard to pick a fave as I'm digging this whole ep. Happy new years guys, thanks for the great music1
Pathaan (Globetronica / BBC / Songlines Music Reviewers): NICE
Ross Wakefield (Part-Time Heroes / Hideout Sessions Podcast / Wah Wah 45s): Nice beats!
Rusty (All Good Funk Alliance) (Funk Weapons / Super Hi-Fi): Nice groove here, love the laidback feel and piano plonks. Really reminds me of something Mo-Wax would have dropped in the day.
Kid Loco (Flor / Tromolo Records): Some great grooves but too much the same for my licking
Apostolos Argyris (The Zuzu Club): LOVELY DOWNTEMPO REALLY CHILLIN'
DJ Nova (Rodon FM 95 / Nova Planet Radio Show): Delicated dusted vinyl’s wear jazz groove like ‘’99’’, the water vibes naturalism ‘’Motion’’, deep jazz and funk hip hop weapons like ‘’Check It Out’’ and ‘’Funk It Up’’ and loungy ‘’Daydreaming’’ and ‘’Chilly Hard’’ are the extracts which clearly proving the concept of Emapea’s new release which can be divided in four chapters.
Salvo Borrelli (Garam Masala Radioshow / Radio Etna Espresso): the best beat maker
DJ Wash (Funk the System / Butter Music): amazing release!
Alejandro Ramirez (Stereo 77) (Plimsoll Records): I'll be headphone vibing to this all day!
Stickybuds (Goodgroove Records / Baffin Island Beat Brigade / Big M Bootie / Pop N' Lock): Fuck yeah, Cold Busted is the best!
SimonG (Deep South Audio) (Volcano Radio / 0fm / MyHouseYourHouse Radio): Such class always from Cold Busted -- whether its Ninja Tune inspired jazz session on funky hip hop rareities .. Cold Busted is 1 of take to a desert island label ..
Ben Mono (Undertones Gang / Plant Music / Compost): will play in my next radioshow,
Martin Welzer (DJ Friction) (Bodymovin / Four Music / Complex): lovely Beats! all nice. thanks
Floored Capri (Kane FM): Yes yes great to hear Emapea still on top form. This is a very astute follow up to the Seeds Roots & Fruits LP. His beats are tight & there's a great vintage feel to the production. Laidback sweet jazzy vibes for the headz. Straight outta Poland muthafunksters!
BMD (XLNT / Tru:Funk / Timewarp Music): This is a really nice chilled out release, loving the vibe. Though I'm from Poland myself, I haven't heard of Emapea and I'm really grateful to you guys for introducing this artist and his procuctions to me. Cool stuff!
Poldoore (Cold Busted / Chinese Man Records / Nowadays Records / Darker Than Wax): A dope collection of raw boom bap jazzy joints. Will definitely be bumpin these and some laid back DJ sets. Great stuff as always.
DJ T-Bird (Los Chicos Altos / Something Else! on Barcelona City FM / WTNR Radio): Nice chunky beats! Definite radio and gig play coming up...
Eric Tchaikovsky (Night Light Sound System Radio Show): Love from the first note!
Dado Funky Poetz (RMC2 / Radio Monte Carlo (Music Programmer & Sound Designer)): A touch of jazz.
Cyprien Rose (Houz-Motik (music blog) / Lui Magazine / Sounds Like You (SLY)): Great abstract hiphop vibes
Hober Mallow (Mighty Reel (weekly on 2SER 107.3 FM, Sydney)): Beautiful beats, it's a sunny day with these. Thank you.
DJ Osric (Black and Blue Show (RTR 92.1 FM - weekly) / Liquorice.tv): Brilliant release from Emapea, that had me totally zoned out. Can't get bored listening to smooth production and mellow but banging beats like this. Looking forward to part 2!
Robert Lochmann (The Jazzmadass Radio Show on Radio X / soulsender.de): wow, another cb high quality release, thanks
MGiK (Sofa Surfing): Na zdrowie !
Salah Sadeq (The Crate Radioshow / Radio Beirut / Dance FM 97.8): Just what I needed to hear today!
Manfred Lackmaier (Musicpark (compilation A&R)): WE ENJOYED THESE TRACKS
Jon Wesley (Music Goes On Radio Show (weekly on KNSJ FM) / Insomniac / Machine Friends): All killer no filler as usual. I love them all and they'll get played a lot.
Gayle Moore (MadameFLY) (mmRadio / Beatmixing.com
/ BeatConcious.org): Aw now, no lie, this is the real head-nodding zone ... Check it Out is that classic vibe that tells you you're home.... Motion suggests someone may have followed you there =;^) 99 says you invite them in and the rest is all lost in a haze of Chillin Hard. IOW, a perfect set for zoning out!
Mark Devlin (The Sound Of Now (weekly show on OX105FM) / Black Sheep Magazine (editor)): It does its thing.
Michael Elves (Program Director - CJUM-FM - UMFM 101.5 FM - Winnipeg, MB): Oh shit. I'm all in from that first drum hit and piano line.
Kiss FM Ukraine (Kiss FM Ukraine): Thanks, will support!
Luca Micheloni (Thenetwork Radio): I like so much
Andrew Emil (Broadway & Wilson / Four Play Music / Glenview Records / 5Magazine): Lovely Album!
misterG (Green Arrow Radio Show (weekly on 91.7fm WSUM, Madison WI)): When I get so lost I don;t need to get so found too soon.
DJMarkCooper (Bedford Falls Players / Cosmic Moonbase / Solid Gold / Bloxbox Records / Endemic Digital): Nice!!
Sasha Perera (Marketing Melodies (music licensing)): Cool grooves
DJ Tomas (Friday Night Session (KUSF in Exile) / Google Play / ForwardEver Blog / Umoja HiFi): Classy and cool but with plenty of edgey style. Emapea is a stellar beat maker!
Chris Brooks (Eighteenth Street Lounge / Artscape Festival / Light City Festival): Dopeness
Ket Shah (Mucho Soul) (Mucho Soul / weekly radio show on Likwid.London): Wow Super Cool
Mountain Chill Radio / KRKQ (Mountain Chill Radio -KRKQ- 95.5 FM - Telluride, CO): World class downtempo.
Bruce Q (Liquid Fusion / Bruqbeats / Sonic Stream Radio / UKvibe.org): Ecxellent and essential!
J. Caprice (High Maintenance / Juiced Music / H.A.R.D. / ChicagoHouse.FM): Every track is awesome. Thank you for the promos. :)
Randy Seidman (Open House Radio Show (Digitally Imported Radio / ETN.fm.)): Great stuff thanks! Digging the whole release.
Sven Thomschke (Dr. Best) (Radio Z ('Headz' & 'Limbo Rhythm' shows) / Club: 'Rockit!'): Jazzy downtempo with hip hop flavour... A five-star-deluxe-album from EMAPEA, nice!
Marco (Radio 105 "In Da Klub" / Tendenzia Radio Network / Gold Paradise Milano): nice album in my sets for sure
Jonny Layton (The Saturday Soulmine (weekly on Cheeky Radio) / Caister Soul Weekend / Margate Soul Weekend): Nice grooves - will support for sure!
Piiit (Septante Sept / So Watt): sweeet!
Aroto (Aroto - Instrumental Hip-Hop Radio 24/7): Sounds like an excellent album. Warm old-school sound and jazzy samples. Great
Jon Fugler (XLNT radio show (Radio Pays de Guéret 96.5 FM) / Fluke): classic busted...always a pleasure. many thanks as ever. j.x
DJ San Gabriel (HipHop Don't Stop / liveDEMO / Jam FM / YAAM / Data MC): nice
DJ Rahdu (BamaLoveSoul / AB+L Radio / Hot107.7 FM (Birmingham, AL)): Classy & jazzy!
DJ Junior (Eavesdrop Radio WKDU 91.7FM (Philadelphia)): Needed these vibes today!
DJ Sun (The Flat/ Soular Productions/ MFAH): Perfect for the after set.
Adrian Lugo (RPM DIrector) (WEFT 90.1 FM (Champaign, IL)): Dope! This is Hop hop as it should sound. Funky, Energetic, and thoughtfully produced. On air suport.
Sound Fusion Radio (Sound Fusion Radio): :))))
Mason Rothert (Below Zero Radio Show / NuDIsco Indie Dance & Jet Set Radio on iHeartRadio): amazing downbeat jazz!
Coers (Armada Music (compilation A&R) / Fresh FM): Funky
David Bassin (Freefall weekly radio show - KUSF in Exile / RadioPellenera / Space Invader Radio / Live1.FM): some beaty grooviness.
DJ Massivefunk (Pig Balls Records / 4MidiLoop Traktor Controller / Funky Bombs): Great release... love it!
jim8track (8trackmusicsolutions): more classy beats from Cold Busted
Hippie Torrales (Cyberjamz Radio / What Is Hip): Hot hot hot
Sandro Bianchi (Ibiza Sonica / Loca FM / Radio Circulo): awesome release!
Sin Radio (Sin Radio): I APROVE THIS
Ollie Blackmore (Soul Heaven): Although not club material for me, this is getting a serious outing when I play pool and sunset venues this summer!
DJ Firefly (WRCT 88.3 FM (Pittsburgh, PA)): Nice!
Nick Concklin (The Orator) (High On Beats (music blog) / Mushpost Radio Show on Sub.FM / Tigermilk NYC): instant love
Barry Ashworth (Dub Pistols): Really enjoyed listening through these chilled nuggets, will support on my Soho radio show and enjoy smoking a blunt on the beach with these in my ears
Andy Riley (Inland Knights) (Toka Project / Drop Music): all good !
Simon Iddol (MOARRR / AudioPorn Central / WHA!?): dope
Mario Lovakovic (Umbo) (Timewarp Music / Goodgroove Records / Wack / Bombastic Jam): nice one!
Morphosis (The Hong Kong Ping Pong Club / NSB Radio / Ghetto Funk): Pure vibes from Emapea once again, class from start to finish.
Trotter (Royal Soul Records): Dig it, thanks guys !!!
Herbert Bachhofer (Shantisan) (Salted Soul / One Note Samba Radio Show on superfly.fm): Wonderful old-school hip-hop beats!
Miles Bonny (INnatesounds / Solar Soul Recordings): looking forward to listening more. sound solid
Jon Paul Green (The Blend radio show - Sunday evenings on 6towns.co.uk): Perfect fusion of downtemo beats and soft jazz samples
DJ Jazzy L (Jazzy Lounge Radio (Radionomy.com)): Hearing the first track let me know how revelant and smoking hot this album would be. Funky, jazzy, smokey, head nodding!
Pure fire! EVERYONE should be aiming for this kind of sound. Whew! Every track I heard in this sample pack would get air time.
Simon Fknhndsm (Funkþátturinn + Partyzone Radio Shows (Radio X 97.7 FM, Reykjavík)): really great stuff!
Snooba (Radio Panik / Rif Raf Magazine / Contrebande Radio (syndicated)): Great Mood and downtempo. Middle shcool's on the shaker.Mowax 's not far
Tom Thump (Groove Merchant / Wish / Make Out Room): Chill.
Angelos Timewarp Stoumpos (Timewarp inc / Timewarp / Timewarp Music / Kraak Records / Join Radio): diigin the downtempo style of Emapea
Black Mighty Wax (Irma Records / weekly radio shows on Gru Radio 93.3 FM + Radio Città Fujiko 103.1 FM): another great groovy release from Cold Busted!! very very nice
Clairvo (Tilos Radio FM90.3 / Freelance Reviewer): ooh dear!! cannot find any favourite!! each one is my favm, guys!! never stop, keep'em coming!!
Ulf Engelmayer (StadtRadio Göttingen / Radio Lounge): Very lazy tracks for a cool sunday! Vinyl Version is ordered!
Brewster Brigham (Kiss FM - Hip Replacement Show (weekly)): more 1st class action from the CB Crew.~!
MisterBradleyP (Me Him & Her / WRUW 91.1 FM): Great beats.