WEST LONDON circa 1996-2009 Broken Beats Scene
Co-oP/Cargo/Plastic People/ The Glory Years
It’s the turn of the millennium, the place is Plastic People, the event is Co oP, the sound is Broken Beats..
I was fortunate to be introduced to this hyper musical dance scene by ‘Talkin Louds’ A&R wizard Paul Martin.
When Paul asked me to join he & Alex Attias on the ‘Beatless’ Album, which was set to come out on ‘Ubquity Records’,
it was 2000 & I was dropped bang in the middle of one of the most extraordinary forward thinking music art forms of my career to date!
I had already earned my stripes in the industry so to speak, as lead singer for Pride ‘N Politix after being signed to the Atlantic Records label by record company giant Sylvia Rhône, & then as one of the UK’s top song writers I was signed to Warner Brothers, followed by a spell with Sony Music, all during the 90 s… so now after some years of self imposed exile, where I reinvented myself as Colonel Red, I pick up the gauntlet once again to face the uncertain creative future I had sacrificed my all for. Little did I know the music journey I was about to embark upon would revolutionize my recording performing career forever.
Fast forward to the present day, I now get the chance to reflect on almost two decades of the most incredible moments of the undeniable glory days of the Broken Beat era with some of the genius pioneers who made all this happen.
Times Places & Sounds that have shaped & reshaped music history with a total free & inventive spiritual awakening, much needed to influence Music New & Old Worldwide, the West London Scene circa 1996- 2009