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.