Growth Spurt features 16 crucial Central Valley beats from Stockton, California’s Defizit. Released on the Cold Busted label, the album by the self-described ‘beatmaker/producer/taco truck aficionado’ delivers vinyl-poppin’ assemblages of rare samples, smooth loops, and tough drum licks. More developed than a mere beats-album, Growth Spurt simmers and flows through its sixteen cuts, providing a heady jam for late night cruising or musing.
Among the highlights are the lounge-jazz-turned-space-funk cut “Feed Your Head”; “Not The One” with its moody string motifs mixed over hip hop drops and scratches; the dreamy acoustic boom-bap of “Get Busy”; and the intricately arranged samples in the pensive “Money, Greed & Lust”. Laid-back and fresh, Defizit’s Growth Spurt is the gift that keeps on giving.
Danny Massure (Spring Strut) – “Classic soul meets boom-bap downtempo. Great combo.”
ALTZ (Altzmusica) – “Love the jazzy sounds.”
Aja Allsop (Ketch A Vibe Radio Show) – “This selection leaves me with a big chilled out smile.”
Danny Ward (Moodymanc) – “Nice easy playin’ beats … like ‘em.”
DJ T-Bird (Los Chicos Altos) – “Tight! Nice grooves & cuts.”
DJ Osric (Black and Blue Show – Perth) – “I just adore the strings on Not The One. Completely sets the track off in a surprising and pleasantly soothing direction.”
Apostolos Argyris (The Zuzu Club) – “Chilly and cool. Love it.”
Clairvo (Tilos Radio – Hungary) – “This is what I call true and unique instrumental hip-hop!”
DJ Junior (Eavesdrop Radio – Philadelphia) – “Can’t go wrong with this!”
Laurent N. (Buddha-Bar Podcast) – “Always TOP stuff on cold busted. Super job by Defizit.”