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PREMIERE: Shamis - 'Believe' (LCSM Dub)

London's underground music pioneer IG Culture aka LCSM went in and transformed Shamis' original into an energetic jazz-fueled bruk jam for the dance floors.

Last November Amsterdam-based DJ/producer & vocalist Shamis released 'Believe', which featured YOBE & Kabul $lim. A beautiful dreamy mid-tempo single rooted in soulful sounds with drum-programming that remind us of the UK's broken beats. Which is of course no coincidence as that scene has been a key inspiration during the development of his own taste and sound.

IG Culture's production credits go all the way back to the early 90s, with him even dropping some rhymes as well. For many though our first introduction to his work was when he started releasing music as New Sector Movements in 1997. It was around this time when there was something special brewing in the streets of London that birthed a new scene which many call bruk or broken beat. (Although some artists never liked the name as it starts defining things and once that happens your creative freedom can suffer.)

IG was one of the early architects of the sound along people like Afronaught, Dego, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Phil Asher, Daz-I-Kue, Kaidi Tatham & the rest of the Bugz In The Attic.

Many of them can be seen in this brilliantly captured 2008 documentary Broken Vibes:

IG Culture has used many monikers throughout the years, such as NameBrandSound (with Alex Phountzi), Quango, Son Of Scientist, Likwid Biskit (with Kaidi Tatham), but it's not the first time he uses Likwid Continual Space Motion (LCSM). He released a 'Space Is The Place' Sun Ra tribute in 2003 on the Kindred Spirits label, which was founded by Amsterdam DJ/promoter KC The Funkaholic (who is also the main man behind Super Sonic Jazz).

LCSM released the concept album Earthbound in 2020 on Super Sonic Jazz and received immediate praise by XLR8R, Rush Hour, Bandcamp and plenty of top selectors from all over the globe added it to their end-of-the-year lists as well.

On this album IG worked closely with some of the finest new generation musicians & producers in todays contemporary UK jazz scene. He crafted a well balanced album with live recordings and electronically produced beats.

This remix continues the overall vibe of that album and we're thrilled to hear more of it.

The 'LCSM Dub'-version is focussed on a hypnotic signature IG bruk drum pattern combined with a driving bass line which continues all the way till the end to keep the energy up. Short saxophone licks frequently pass by and jazz it up. It's a dub just how we like it and we're excited to present you the first listen!

The full digital remix EP will be released this Monday February 15th and can already be pre-ordered. The limited vinyl gets distributed by Rush Hour and is available HERE.


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