wax Poetics

Broken Beat Playlist

Curated by Mijke "Margie" Hurkx

published online
By Mijke Hurkx

Broken Beat Playlist
Broken Beat Playlist

    "Born in West London in the mid- to late ’90s, broken beat (aka bruk) was created by a community of producers with their roots in a variety of London’s club scenes. Taking influences from jazz-funk, fusion, boogie, spiritual jazz, Afrobeat, and Latin through to the instigators’ musical roots in jungle, techno, house, and hip-hop, these pioneers created a new sound defined by syncopated rhythms, heavy bass, and shifting time signatures." Listen to a selection of essentials by true innovators and protagonists from London's broken beat movement.

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