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.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

International Distribution >>> Go!

Records are being shipped out all over the world. Start checking the shops to get your own piece of the action!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Now Available! BusCrates 16-Bit Ensemble - Debut 4-song 7" EP

Diapason: HSOC-01
Artist: BusCrates 16-Bit Ensemble
Title: S/T 4-Song EP
Format: 7inch

These MP3s are for preview purposes only. They are 192kbps 30second clips of 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 Buscrates, 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 at and other respected dealers of actual music.

A1 - No. 10 (Moogies Discovery)

A2 - Broken Pencils

B1 - Jazzy Seasons

B2 - Frozen Extremities

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Tiny Bit Of The Process

Cutting down the cover into the final format:

Pasting down the envelope:

An early shot of BusCrates setting off the dancefloor at the release celebration. It got packed and sweaty up in the Shadow Lounge because Crates & SMI knocked it OUT!

We're just waiting for Mr. Mailman to deliver the records in the next couple of days and then WE ARE TAKING OVER!

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Release Celebration

Unfortunately, because of a pressing delay, the records won't be available at the show, but we're still celebrating. The records are expected to be available by July 25th.

Thursday, July 9, 2009