What can I say about my native
British soul music except that it's the bomb and by far outshines
it's counterparts here in the states. The reason for the recent
blossoming of the R&B music in the UK soul scene can be attributed
to one man and his moniker - IG Culture
Sector Movement (or NSM
as he's known nowadays) is the brainchild of IG
Culture, a local English DJ turned producer who's made
a name for himself on the London undergroud circuit. He's the
one who's responsible for bringing the term 'Broken Beat' to the
forefront as his own creation and most found that out with Culture's
debut set under the MSN moniker (2001's 'Download
This') the album gave the listening audience a jazz
funk/club oriented record seasoned with house jems throughout.
Tracks like 'The Sun' (the
Dwele remix) and the title
track lit up dance floors across the UK and Europe.
IG had always had a vision
- to make music that transends the vibe to the listener, to the
soul of their very being. He learned his craft well
and studied the various forms endlessly throughout from his youth
and to this present day listening to the legends of the genres
including Shuggie Otis, Stevie
Wonder and Herbie Hancock.
Proving his talent is worthy
of his skills, as he puts it "The next stage of NSM takes
in all of my musical experiences, hones them into new and strong
songs that tell where I am from, where I am at, and where I am
going." With that kind of thought process driving him, you
know this young man is destined for big things so the next step
for him was linking up with Dodge City Productions in the early
that England has been soaking up over all these years, I am about.
If it's in the dance, then I am all over it. Be it the sound-clash
to the sampled beat." said IG.
The lead off single 'Don't
Say It' is a testiment to English R&B/Soul music.
The music speaks for itself as it really delivers. A modern beat
2-step groove over neo-soul like beats with vocals from a young
singer I'm not aware of makes this track a massive winner with
me. A undenying modern day classic from the proven school of British
Soul is where this record champions in my opinion.
The album (called Turn
it Up) is available now at the following fine record
shops (free standing or online) Amazon,
Sam Goody, FYE
or Dusty Groove. Another
for your listening ear.
Listen to NSM
(New Sector Movements)