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Off Topic

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    Each 7 inch is printed on Japanese 147gsm snow paper
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    Mastered & Lacquers cut by Misjah @ 24Mastering
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Off Topic 02:49
Zoned Out 01:58


St. Louis producer Bonus Points scores high with Off Topic, an outstanding four-song EP for the Cold Busted label. With previous appearances on Chillhop Records, Sundae Sauuce, Horizon, and others, Bonus Points delivers a dazzling take on boom-bap beats and future funk. Bonus Points is a graphic designer by day and, in turn, his musical compositions reflect attention to color, form, and detail. These beats are visual.

The release’s title cut opens things with a spacey intro before delving into some serious sunshine lounge vibes. A cool breeze wafts through these melodies. “Zoned Out” follows with a distant, romantic guitar and a lonesome, pensive feeling that’s perfect for seaside pondering. Next up is the old-timey jazz bop of “Coffee Lounge,” recalling the St. Louis swing of yesteryear over some phat beats. Off Topic closes with “Back And Forth,” featuring more cool, jazzy guitar riffs and a wanderer’s groove. Solid and ready for action.


released April 24, 2020

Recorded in the US
Produced and Arranged by Bonus Points
All Tracks Written by C. Burkart
Mastered by Misjah@24Mastering
Manufactured by Mobineko
Photo by Derrick Daisey
Design by Vitamin D
Executive Producer, Derrick Daisey
All Works Registered with Some Cutz Up (ASCAP)

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SimonG (Deep South Audio) (Volcano Radio / 0fm / MyHouseYourHouse Radio): This is magic --- much love and need to have HQ for dancefloor lounges and hazey days

Dj Halabi (Dj Halabi): Summer has come early!, coffee lounge takes me there, head nodding.

Salvo Borrelli (Garam Masala Radioshow / Radio Etna Espresso): a beautifull sample

Barry King (Starpoint Radio / Nuwave Radio): Nice,,,,

Apostolos Argyris (The Zuzu Club): cool breeze !!

Rusty (All Good Funk Alliance) (Funk Weapons / Super Hi-Fi): Bonus Points are great, always love the depth and soul to the production. Top Notch as they say in the UK, or this shit is dope as we say in the USA.

Double-D (Funky Fresh Radio Show / Radio X / Play.FM / Nice and Easy

Michael Moebus (Meem / Back To Funk radio show): Great guitar riffs on Back and Forth :)

Floored Capri (Kane FM): This Off Topic shiznit is Class. Gwaan Cold Busted. Off topic, off the hook!

Rory Hoy (Howlin' Records / Super Hi-Fi / BigBeatTastic Radio Show): Beautiful release - thanks for sending! Rory Hoy

Mr. Bristow (Subtek / Detox / BBP / Tru:Funk / Funk Blasters): Lovely chilled vibes - wonky beats - feeling it!

Aja Allsop (Ketch A Vibe Radio Show - Impact Radio, Cruise FM, The Jazz UK, others): All four are totally dope,but we think the jungle kitten tribute is a must !

Toshio Matsuura (United Future Organization / Tokyo Moon radio show (InterFM 89.7)): down tempo version!

Kid Loco (Flor / Tromolo Records): Pretty cool. Groovy and classy.

DJ Wash (Funk the System / Butter Music): some good chilling beats for this moment we are passing thru. Thanx

Soul of Man (Finger Lickin' Records): Always solid grooves for my radio show...i thank you.

Quincy Jointz (Timewarp Music Radio Show / Radio / / Ibiza Global Radio): nice chilled beats

Vangelis Vlavianos (Radio Producer): Loving the groove! Can't wait for release

Igor Marijuan (ibiza Sonica FM): i feel the tracks extremely short. i would love them to be 10 minutes long. excellent release BTW

JEF DAM aka Jeff Fellows (DJ / Music Director): really dig these downtempo vibes. Nice and fresh

Stickybuds (Goodgroove Records / Baffin Island Beat Brigade / Big M Bootie / Pop N' Lock): Nice chill. : )

Spike Deep (Rocka Fobic Music/The All Lounge Experience): super great work here sounding 60's/70's chicago style kind of jazz with modern hip hop beats elements ...definitely featured on the All Lounge Experience

Andreas Kinzl (Aromabar / INFRACom! / Play.FM): nice groovin

Dimitris Tentinis (Mister T.) (Cold Busted Records): Very impressive and fat sound here perfect for my dj sets. Off Topic is my fav track. Thanks

Anatoly Ice (Funk and Beyond Radio Show (Megapolis FM) / Rhythms (Radio Jazz Moscow)): Solid production! Old school tropical vibes

Jon Wesley (Music Goes On Radio Show (weekly on KNSJ FM) / Insomniac / Machine Friends): Love it. I listened to the preview this morning of all tracks several times. Favorite track is Off Topic but I'll play them all.

Eric Tchaikovsky (Night Light Sound System Radio Show): What a diamond!!!

David Bassin (Freefall weekly radio show - KUSF in Exile / RadioPellenera / Space Invader Radio / Live1.FM): nice and chill

Robert Lochmann (The Jazzmadass Radio Show on Radio X / another cool record in cb style

DJ Rahdu (BamaLoveSoul / AB+L Radio / Hot107.7 FM (Birmingham, AL)): Damn this is nice!

Ket Shah (Mucho Soul) (Mucho Soul / weekly radio show on TWR London): great slow down of Manfredo Fest

Amrisha Prashar (IAMRISHA / A Worldwide Thing radio show (weekly on Radio 79 New Delhi)): love this

DJ Harv (The Feeling Good Show - weekly on Pointblank.FM): nice take of an old fave..Steppin!!

Andrew Emil (Broadway & Wilson / Four Play Music / Glenview Records / 5Magazine): This whole EP is quite amazing.

Abe Borgman (Pure Sonica Radio / Global Lounge): great tracks!!

Hippie Torrales (Cyberjamz Radio / What Is Hip): Nice smooth grooves

Hober Mallow (Mighty Reel (weekly on 2SER 107.3 FM, Sydney)): Beautiful soundtrack to staying at home :) Will support here atleast in the virtual sense, and hopefully soon in the real world again soon too. Coffee Lounge and Off Topic are the ones for me here. Thanks !

Sound Fusion Radio (Sound Fusion Radio): Really like this. :))

Nightmares On Wax (Nightmares On Wax / Wax da Box (weekly on Ibiza Sonica)): Nice selection will support :-)

Sasha Perera (Marketing Melodies (music licensing)): Cool

DJ Moni (Friends We Love): This is super chill. Great tunes for that lazy beach day we're all dreaming about! Thank you!

Raphael Marionneau (abstrait): very lovely summer sounds! super nice!

jim8track (8trackmusicsolutions): great stuff

Rolf Aeschimann (Openbroadcast Radio): Relaxed, warm and cool vibes which fits to the cover photo :) I'll play Coffee Lounge regularly on our station - maybe another as well...

Jon Fugler (XLNT radio show (Radio Pays de Guéret 96.5 FM) / Fluke): sublime springtime vibes, sitting in some dappled shade soaking up this lovely selection. Off Topic just ahead of Back and Forth for me. many thanks, x

Kiss FM Ukraine (Kiss FM Ukraine): cool thx alot, we will try

Frank (All Good Funk Alliance) (Funk Weapons / Super Hi-Fi / Fort Knox Recordings): Nice tunes.

J.Sole (KCRW FM (Los Angeles) / Afro Funké / Musaics): Coffee Lounge is butter and gold!

Herbert Bachhofer (Shantisan) (Salted Soul / One Note Samba Radio Show on A cool sountrack for a day at the beach!

Sandro Bianchi (Ibiza Sonica / Loca FM / Radio Circulo): sweet!

juSt b (juSt b): Swanky!!

Dr.Best (Sven Thomschke) (Radio Z 95.8 Nuernberg/Germany): nice downtempo choons!

Salah Sadeq (The Crate Radio show / Radio Alhara / Beshknow Radio): love it!

DJ Junior (Eavesdrop Radio WKDU 91.7FM (Philadelphia)): VIBES!!!!

The Funk Hunters (Westwood Recordings / Detour Podcast): TITE!

Bart Ricardo (Farris Wheel / Gourmand Music / Frequency Spectrum / Herbal Essence): thanks!!!

DJ Osric (Black and Blue Show (RTR 92.1 FM - weekly) / Love it. Got me scratching my head - Coffee Lounge, I have heard a different version of it...will have to go digging!

DJ Nova (Rodon FM 95 / Nova Planet Radio Show): Nostalgic-saturated samplers solidifies perfectly over essential hip-hop beats, Bonus Points EP is an ode to an old summer and window for the forthcoming like no other one. Same title ''Off Topic'' i can safety say that it will be one of Cold Busted highlights, not only this year...

Duserock (Duserock): Another gem from the Cold Busted fold!

misterG (Green Arrow Radio Show (weekly on 91.7fm WSUM, Madison WI)): This kinda chillin' feels so right....

DJ Firefly (WRCT 88.3 FM (Pittsburgh, PA)): Very relaxing thank you!

DJ T-Bird (Los Chicos Altos/Something Else!): This is really good. I like them all, but "Off Topic" just barely edged out "Back and Forth" for the favorite... I'm looking to hearing more from this producer! I just wish the tracks were longer--such nice moments over so quickly.

Tonio Epstein (RPM Director) (WGDR 91.1 FM / WGDH 91.7 FM (Vermont)): Cold busted zoned out chillhop. Yeah! Bonus Points for real

DJ San Gabriel (HipHop Don't Stop / liveDEMO / Jam FM / YAAM / Data MC): nice

Michael Elves (Program Director - CJUM-FM - UMFM 101.5 FM - Winnipeg, MB): I just knew from the title this was going to be bliss.

Programmation (Radio Prun' 92 FM): Great EP

Al Patterson (Vinyl Athletes): I’m a sucker for guitar loops. Record sounds real dope.

Manfred Lackmaier (Musicpark (compilation A&R)): WE ENJOYED THESE TRACKS

Adrian Lugo (RPM DIrector) (WEFT 90.1 FM (Champaign, IL)): Dusty, lush, and soaked in smokey vibes. On air support.

Graham Mandroules (Catalyst Recordings / Funkdafied): Warm fuzzy feelings....thanks

Tom Thump (Groove Merchant / Wish / Make Out Room): Quartenine vibe.

Linos Pascal (Linos On Canvas radio show - weekly on Republic 100.3 FM (Thessaloniki)): full support!!

Peter Reyes (Havana-Soul / Sleaze¨/ Records LTD): Digging the DT version

Luca Micheloni (Thenetwork Radio): good

Mountain Chill Radio / KRKQ (Mountain Chill Radio -KRKQ- 95.5 FM - Telluride, CO): Sweet tropical beats. Delicious samples.

Trio (Bocca Grande) (Rebirth / Four Roses / Mathematics): Thanks for the promo. I like the Off Topic,good tune,cool!

Piiit (Septante Sept / So Watt): I love the retro vibes, excellent!

Coers (Armada Music (compilation A&R) / Fresh FM): Chillin

Clairvo (Tilos Radio FM90.3 / Freelance Reviewer): what a breezy - easy ellegance here!! full support!

Jeannie Hopper (WBAI FM (New York) / Art Radio WPS1 / Norwood Club / Starvue / Nublu / Studio 151 / Cielo): Fresh and retro..

Wilbour Craddock (Groovewest): a tremendous jazz influenced vibe with an incredible guitar riff grabbing your attention immediately and drawing you move unknowingly

Black Mighty Wax (Irma Records / weekly radio shows on Gru Radio 93.3 FM + Radio Città Fujiko 103.1 FM): nice vibrations

Morphosis (The Hong Kong Ping Pong Club / NSB Radio / Ghetto Funk): Really nice vibes x

Gayle Moore (MadameFLY) (mmRadio / / Smooth and soothing, perfect for these "party at home for one" times and de-stressing ...

Snooba (Radio Panik / Rif Raf Magazine / Contrebande Radio (syndicated)): Sweet & cool jazzy vibes!

J. Caprice (High Maintenance / Juiced Music / H.A.R.D. / ChicagoHouse.FM): Great release!

Joey Webb (HouseMen, PASSAGE): Nice vibes

Marco (Radio 105 "In Da Klub" / Tendenzia Radio Network / Gold Paradise Milano): oood vibe good sunset

Ulf Engelmayer (StadtRadio Göttingen / Radio Lounge): Cool! Add to radio lounge playlist

Ivan Ruiz (Moulton Music / Hidden Cove Podcast / Delta Funk): Super Downtempo vibes! Thank you!

Carl Brown ( Best track on the whole Ep. Got that Acid Jazz Feel to it that was huge on a underground level here in England in the 1990s. But this is made in 2020. Well put together and yet has a lovely groove to it.

Sharif Galal (Triple J Radio): Music that sets a mood. I just wish the tracks went on for longer...

Karsten John (Vinyl Vibes Records / Vinyl Vibes Club Night): Nice relaxed vibes!

DJ Massivefunk (Pig Balls Records / 4MidiLoop Traktor Controller / Funky Bombs): nice stuff... love it! Big up.

DJ Jazzy L (Jazzy Lounge Radio ( Off Topic was on topic for me. Lovin' it! Overall, this release is a good affair.

Nori (Posivision mag / clubberia / Wax Poetics Japan / elegant!!

Stylax (Kane FM): Nice vibes

OpenTempoFM (OpenTempoFM - online + 105.1FM): cha ching extra " bonus points " all round , smooth and addictive beats for the soul ... keep up the good work opentempofm

Marcelo Tavares (Deep Space Podcast): beautiful

Steve (Fort Knox Five) (Fort Knox Recordings): Nice jazzy and retro samples with that solid boom bap


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