Following on from the three highly-acclaimed CoOp Presents ‘Selectors Assemble’ compilation EPs from the past year, it’s now time to focus on some of the individual talents from the ever-evolving movement. As the international foundation grows, we invite aboard the extremely talented Neue Grafik into the fold.
French producer, instrumentalist and DJ, Neue Grafik, has been building a strong rep for himself over the past few years, releasing records previously on labels such as Rhythm Section, 22a and Wolf Music. His sound is a hybrid of jazz, house, broken beat and hip hop, all with his unique geographical flavours of African ethnicity, Parisian roots and a love for London thrown into the mix.
So to the music – two brand new tracks, ‘I Miss Something’ and ‘Bed Stuy’s Mood’, complete with remixes from EVM128, Danvers, Xtra Bruk and NameBrandSound (aka label bosses IG Culture & Alex Phountzi) respectively, making this one essential package for the bruk soldiers and beyond.
In Neue Grafik’s words…
“I remember the first time I was at a CoOp party and met IG – I just said something like “unbelievable party, well done! Thank you, man”. I didn’t expect to be a part of this brilliant family a few months after that; it’s totally insane to think about it now.
I began to hang properly with the CoOp fam during a DJ session at The Flex in East London. I was so happy to live in this moment; surrounded by these talented performers, artists and producers, excitedly talking about unreleased music on everyone’s USB sticks.
This EP is a personal vision of the broken beat scene and my love for that. A meeting with artists who build my own taste, with friends keeping the same vibrancy and desire for this music. ‘I Miss Something’ and ‘Bed Stuy’s Mood’ are two tracks dedicated to Porte Des Lilas (Paris), and Bedford-Stuyvesant (New York). One was made in my house, the other on holiday. These two tracks, as well as the remixes from the Selectors Assemble crew, represent a real and deep friendship.”
More essential music from the CoOp Presents camp, available on limited vinyl and all digital services. Don’t sleep.