Leaders of London’s Bruk movement CoOp have been paving the way for its revival as of late, exposing us to a wealth of fresh talent navigating in and around the world of broken beat and beyond from their new CoOp Presents imprint.
Founded by original dons of the scene IG Culture and Alex Phountzi, the label debuted with the Selectors Assemble EP via First Word Records last summer, with rollers from both old and new school players such as Seiji and Henry Wu.
The upcoming Selectors Assemble Volume Two works much in the same vein, showcasing talent from originators and newcomers alike, transcending genres and geographics.
With cuts from James Rudie, Entek Danvers and NameBrandSound (IG Culture and Alex Phountzi), we focus on ‘Gamma Riddim’ By EVM128, one of the original Bruk soldiers and a long-time Hyponik favourite.
EVM’s self-titled style of ‘Raggage’ sits somewhere in-between the worlds of garage, soul, hip-hop, boogie and broken beat. This one comes full Rudeboy-riddim, working broken tribal textures and fat synths into a sweat!
Selectors Assemble Volume Two is out February 23 on CoOp Presents.
Grab your copy here.