Below we premiere These Times, the first release from IG Culture‘s alias in 15 years. Featuring Allysha Joy on vocals, the track’s taken from the 5-track EP of the same name, forthcoming on First Word Records.
The EP also features vocals from Mike City and Natalie May, with additional accompaniment from Wonky Logic, Wayne Francis, Alex Phountzi and NSM Fusion Starship…
New Sector Movements (NSM) were around at the genesis of bruk, releasing several singles starting with 1997’s Groove Now / New Goya on the People label, plus an album on Virgin called Download This.
A deep player in British Black music, IG Culture gained a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the 2019 Worldwide Awards. He spearheads cosmic jazz outfit LCSM (Likwid Continual Space Motion), co-runs the CoOp Presents label and many other artist projects.
He’s remixed Gang Starr, Femi Kuti, José James, Miraa May, Slum Village, Digital Underground, Luniz, Naughty By Nature, Airto Moreira and Flora Purim – and it’s a pleasure to hear him return to one of his original projects. Enjoy.
The These Times single drops Jan 18th while the EP is released on vinyl and digital worldwide via First Word Records late February 2023.