MIX NO. 34: Broken Biskitz

Broken Beat is one of the most recent musical genres to come from the UK, known as vibrant, afro-futuristic dance music for the 21st-century b-boys. It started with the Bugz in the Attic collective, Afronaught, IG Culture, Daz-I-Kue, Phil Asher, DEGO (4 Hero), to name a few of the DJs/Producers. The first London night was Co-Op, which started at Velvet Rooms and then, later on, moved to Plastic People, showcasing all the music being made. It was also strongly represented outside London by Liquid Fusion in Birmingham, as well as other prominent clubs around the globe.
Broken Beat is drawn from the most eclectic influences as diverse as jazz fusion, hip-hop, techno, drum and bass, soul, funk, acid jazz and house music. It also has been largely influenced by artists such as Lonnie Liston Smith, George Duke, Herbie Hancock and Roy Ayers. As soon as the broken beat genre began it was driven forward with its electrifying records which featured syncopated rhythms and rolling basslines with raw, choppy rhythmic felt drums.

Bruce Q has championed this sound in Birmingham since its inception and having been on board the ukvibe waggon from as early as 1994 we very much welcome his contributions to the scene and our magazine.


Falty DL – Do Me [Bruk Mix] (Ninja Tune)
Down To The Bone – Brooklyn Heights [The Kaidi Tatham Reinterpretation] (Dome)
Lay-Far – Naive (Eureka! Japan)
Turbojazz & Sean McCabe – Wanna Dance ft. Javonntte [EVM128 Remix] (Last Forever)
Fradinho – A Bright Future [Afronaut / MdCL Remix] (Eclectic Beats Music)
Nina Simone – Save Me [Afronaut BrukUp mix] (Self-released)
Reginald Omas Mamode IV – 400 Years [IG Culture Remix] (CoOp Presents)
Kool and Da Gang – Jungle Bruk Boogie ™Shall I Bruk It rejig (™Shall I Bruk It)
Martyn – Popgun (Brainfeeder)
Voom:Voom – Poppen (Compost)
Mike Delgado – Get Up And Dance (Henry Street)
Jonny Miller – Semblance (threesixty)
Zed Bias – Is it the Future Yet? (Biasonic)
Kuna Maze – BrkBx (Tru Thoughts)
30/70 – N​.​Y​.​P. [SAUL Remix] (Rhythm Section International)
Cengiz – Not Eazy Listening (Super-Sonic Jazz)
Afro Vizion – Afro Child (Self-released)
Poison Zcora – Victory Over The British Museum (Astral Black)
Daisuke Kondo – Stroke (The Game)
Nuff Pedals – Hang Glide (GutterFunk)
Mayomi Moreno – Conga Con Rumba [Fradinho Remix] (MJDC)
Modern Groove Assembly – Dust 2 Dust [Daz-I-Kue DUB] (Assembly Line Recordings)
Larry Young – Turn Off The Lights ™Shall I Bruk It Brukt (™Shall I Bruk It)

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