Monday, December 16, 2013

Video Age

Nice Rec "Not Real (Feat. Shelby Star)"

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Pittsburgh Track Authority - Now's Tomorrow EP 12inch

Diapason: HSOC-05
Artist: Pittsburgh Track Authority
Title: Now's Tomorrow EP
A1. Now's Tomorrow (09:47)
B1. Feel Good (05:22)
B2. Exclamation (06:08)

Format: 33rpm 12inch
Pressing: 550 copies hand-numbered in multi-color, hand-painted disco jacket

3-song 12inch EP showing off the diverse styles of the dance music production crew Pittsburgh Track Authority with deep house, a disco edit, and abstract techno. Preslav Lefterov, Thomas Cox, and Adam Ratana had been making names for themselves creating, engineering & DJing music for years on their own, but just over 2 years ago, the trio got together to begin the Pittsburgh Track Authority project. They have since released 9 EPs, 2 CDs, and a number of compilation tracks on many highly respected labels (Further, Uzuri, Work Them, Argot, Rotating Souls, Got2Go, Love What You Feel, Pittsburgh Tracks…), and toured the US & Europe. They put their considerable knowledge of & passion for music of every genre to work, banging out anthems in deep house, techno, 2-step, electro, disco, dub, hip hop, R&B…

Sound Samples:

Official Release Date: 7/20/2013
Available in fine record stores worldwide
Distribution: Crosstalk International

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

9DW / Smooth Tutors split 12inch OUT NOW!

It's a great honor to release a split 12inch from Tokyo, Japan Club-Jazz-Fusion artist 9DW and Pittsuburgh, PA Funk-Jazz-PostRock-Fusion band The Smooth Tutors.
Vinyl-only with no digital sales. Limited hand-numbered pressing of 350 copies worldwide with 3-color hand-stencilled sleeves.
In finer record stores all over the world NOW!

A1. 9DW - Bobby's Jam (12" Mix) (6:02)
A2. 9DW - Funky Magician (7:28)
B1. Smooth Tutors - Groove Jam 1.6 (2:40)
B2. Smooth Tutors - Rhododendron (11:55)

Audio Samples available at:

Monday, September 26, 2011

Nice Rec EP

I've been really excited to get this out to everyone. 2 awesome tracks from Pittsburgh's NICE REC, including a stunning vocal cut on the A-Side featuring Shelby Star.

You can preview the whole EP, as well as previous Harmony Society releases at:

and DO NOT miss Pittsburgh's VIA - Music & New Media Festival 2011 ( October 5th-9th & the 16th. This year is even bigger than last year! and the Sunday October 16th wrap-party features Dam-Funk! supported by East Liberty Quarters (BusCrates 16-Bit Ensemble, Nice Rec, Grand Ear), Pittsburgh Track Authority and The Smooth Tutors!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

HSOC-03 - At The Pressing Plant

Very excited to preview the next EP on The Harmony Society. A 2-song 7inch from Pittsburgh's Nice Rec.
If you can secure it, pick up Nice Rec's work as part of East Liberty Quarters (BusCrates, Nice Rec & Grand Ear) who released their debut boogie funk 12" on Rotating Souls Records (Rotating Souls On Facebook)
and check him out on soundcloud:
Look for the record this summer in fine stores all over the world!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Smooth Tutors 7inch EP Available Now In Limited Pre-Release Edition

Diapason: HSOC-02
Artist: Smooth Tutors
Title: S/T 2-Song EP
Format: 7inch

The 7inch features 2 tracks hovering around 4.5 minutes each with cracking snares, warm deep bass lines, sharp & memorable guitar lines, & spiritual keyboard grooves.

Still making some decisions on the final production cover, but went ahead and assembled some in a very limited quantity in 2 Down-Early-Mother-Fucker edition covers. They should available in some choice shops soon, as well as

These MP3s are for preview purposes only. They are 192kbps 1 minute clips of much longer songs. The intent of this label is to promote and advance vinyl records. You cannot experience the true power of the music through these truncated bits of ether. The songs were precisely produced & mixed by the Smooth Tutors and Jason Kirker at Machine Age Studios in Pittsburgh PA, and then expertly mastered directly to metal stampers and pressed to clean, thick vinyl for loud hi-fi stereo playback. The record is fitted with fully-designed labels and lovingly packaged in full-color, hand-cut, hand-assembled, envelope covers. If you are intrigued by these samples, please purchase the full, physical release, available soon at many fine & respected dealers of actual music.

Side A

Side B

Monday, September 21, 2009

All Going According To Plan

This post is just a big thank you to everyone who has made the 1st release on The Harmony Society such a success. The record is nearly sold out. It has seen every corner of the world, and has been met with a very positive reception. It's a huge thrill for Crates and I to see the 7inch in (and sold out at!) shops like Juno Records, Jazzysport, Turntable Lab, HHV, Hum Records, Dovewax, Factchkr, Decks Records... places that we've been hitting up for our own vinyl needs for years.

Also thanks to all of the DJ's and radio stations giving the record spins, including Turntable Lab Radio's latest show, which you can listen to here:

Rest assured that BusCrates has not let up, and continues to work tirelessly on new material. You can keep up with his latest doings at his Myspace page:

Also, the second release on The Harmony Society is in the works. We're going to continue to hit you with nothing but quality. Stay vigilant.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

J Rawls + J Malls + BusCrates Bringing You That FEEL GOOD MUSIC

The Harmony Society is proud to sponsor this Saturday night's showcase of top shelf DJ entertainment featuring Ohio's stalwart beatsmith J Rawls

Feel Good Music presents

** J RAWLS **
Hip Hop producer extraordinaire. 1/2 of the independent rap group Lone Catalysts and most recently knocking people on their butts with his heavenly smooth, hiphop-jazz fusion experiment The Liquid Crystal Project

** J MALLS **
Pittsburgh's multi-talented, man on the hustle when it comes to getting the funk to the people. Formerly of The Big Throwback, J Malls still thrills the crowds with Interval @ AVA, Italo-Disco Boogie @ The Brillobox, Best Kept Secret on WRCT...

Pittsburgh's dynomite beatmaker, legendary record digger and party-rocking DJ. BusCrates is making international moves with his debut record of buttery instrumentals, and continues to put asses on the dancefloor with his banging selections of era-spanning soul, funk, and R&B sureshots.

Jumping-off at 9pm
at AVA
126 S. Highland Ave. - East Liberty - Pittsburgh, PA

If you are in or around Pittsburgh, we hope to see you there.