Fresh from winning the lifetime achievement award at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards 2019, we catch up with broken beat legend IG Culture. Broken beat was an vibrant and energetic progression, combining elements of Jazz, African and Latin music with syncopated, choppy beats. The new school of this movement include the likes of K15, Henry Wu and Neue Grafik.

So, tell us a little about yourself.

I am a Producer / DJ who is known as a pioneer of the broken beat movement in the early 2000’s. I’ve been involved in countless projects and released on lots of different labels. Right now I currently run the CoOp presents label.

What’s your cuisine of choice?

I love Japanese food and Jamaican food. My favourite is rice and peas with sea bream and coleslaw

Who’s the best cook in the CoOp presents crew?

After those long studio sessions we’ll usually all order takeout. Recently we’ve been hitting up the Kingston Jerk Hut and Eat Tokyo.

What are your other favourite neighbourhood food spots?

Since moving to Clapton I’ve been feeling the new African joint Accra Palace.

Are you a force to be reckoned with in the kitchen?

I’m a quick cook, I keep it moving in the kitchen!

What’s usually soundtracking you keeping it moving?

It varies from Headhunters, Capleton, Dennis Brown to Roska, Selectors Assemble, Tom Blip and Seven Davis Jr

Are you a sweet or savoury person?

Definitely savoury.

What’s is the best you’ve been treated on the road?

I’m always treated well in Japan, the food is next level. I love Unagi, Salmon and Okonomiaki

I'm always treated well in Japan, the food is next level

What flavours would you use to describe your DJ sets?

Raw sushi, hot spicy African shrimp pepper styles, Calaloo greens freshness

Who would be your dream dinner party guests?

Idris Elba, Cooley G, Floyd Money Mayweather, Erykah Badu

What’s next for IG Culture and CoOp Presents?

My LCSM debut album release on Supersonic Jazz Amsterdam, brand new release coming soon on CoOp presents, another Brukdafloor Event at The Curtain Hotel. We also have a compilation en route from CoOp selectors assemble.

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About The Author

Josh Byrne

Josh Byrne

Head chef at both High Praise and XVI Records, Josh has been involved in releasing and promoting electronic music for the past ten years. Currently handling PR & Radio for a number of labels, Josh also DJ's by night - and consults for creative agencies on trends within music subcultures, providing up to date insights from the forefront of the scene.

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