As part of a possibly series on overlooked musical scenes in Birmingham Wechtie’s looking at Broken Beat:
Whilst the scene is dominated by artists and labels from West London, Birmingham has always had a particular and important place in the genre. There are a number of Birmingham artists, DJs and promoters who are major players nationally and have been making things happen in Birmingham for a long time now including Colonel Red, Shaun Cope and E Double D. The don of broken beat in the city though must be Bruce Q who promotes the Liquid Fusion nights, which are most people’s experience of the genre in Birmingham.
Good stuff. This mapping of the niches is a vital thing.