The debut of the world-famous Beatjunkie was neither to be just another beattape nor a pure DJ- or Turntableist-album. Drafted as a HipHop-Instrumental-LP, J.Rocc focuses on organic, thoroughly produced sample mixes on Some Cold Rock Stuf, which can be situated somewhere between the heavy designs of DJ Shadow and the light-hearted loops of his »best buddy« Madlib. They mark the first half of the album and convince totally. Massive drumbreaks go well with the melancholy samples, which seem to be taken from an Italian Western (Don’t Sell Your Dream) and develop a joyful pull in subtempo. After some time, J.Rocc accelerates, replaces bumtschak with straight bassdrum and mixes opulent discofunk with indian arias (Party). This is where he obviously pays toll to his core profession as a DJ, gets the strength from his know-how and proves his talent with groove, tempo, breaks and arrangements. His many visits to brasilian metropolises are noticeable and the well-established network can be perceived in the choice of samples, rhythms and collaborations in the last half of the album (Malcolm Was Here). Defenitely a harmonious piece and overall a surprising and extraordinary album.