Bring back Broken Beat!!!

Join the Facebook group Broken Beat/Nu-jazz/Downtempo

This is a group for people who enjoy broken beats, nu-jazz, acid jazz, and jazz house.

–Broken Beat–

Broken beat is an electronic music genre first appearing at the end of the 20th century and pioneered by IG Culture. Appearing in the western parts of London, the genre is also referred to as West London, mainly because Goya Music’s offices were in London’s Ladbroke Grove, W11, as were most of the participating artists studios. Regular nights which play this genre of music include Co-op which was held at Plastic People for a number of years before re-launching at East Village – both in Shoreditch. In 2008 monthly Co-Op sessions were launched at Concrete in Birmingham, UK. Another night worth mentioning is Inspiration Information previously at Notting Hill Arts Club but now at East Village in Shoreditch. Elsewhere, DJs from the Kyoto Jazz Massive regularly play at The Room in Tokyo. Distribution outlet Goya Music played an influential role in establishing the early UK sound, supporting early labels such as People, Bita Sweet, Mainsqueeze and numerous others.