Broken District is a label that we’ve been following since the beginning of their musical adventures. This Friday, they are presenting “Brokenbits Vol.2”, the latest in their series of compilations featuring productions from the label’s friends and affiliated talents. This new volume explores multiple territories, including musical works crafted by Real J., Interface Palm, Junktion, Joint4Nine, and a beautiful track from Jeppe Wolmer that we are sharing with you below as a Bolting Bits Premiere.
Long-time friend of the BKD family, Real J. opens this EP with a downtempo broken-beat ballad inspired by the London nujazz scene. “Computer Funk” is led by a melancholic Rhodes melody evolving throughout this perfect introductive track.
Up next is the Melbourne-based artist Interface Palm with “Head in the iClouds”, a dynamic and percussive production backed by a strong bassline. The track is sitting halfway between spiritual jazz, house and funk, a perfect fit with the label’s musical tastes.
He is followed by the Dutch producer Junktion, one half of the infamous Fouk project. Junktion joins the BKD family with “On Crown Range Road”, a mid-tempo funk journey powered with peaceful piano loops and a twisted, acid synth bassline.
Lots of new additions to the family on this Brokenbits Vol.2 compilation! The Colombian artist Joint4Nine, co-founder of Nòmada Records, is also boarding the BKD aircraft. “Hood Stories” is a soft, deep sound with soulful, afro house influences, reminiscent of the good old days spent in the neighborhood.
Broken District artist Jeppe Wolmer closes this release with one of his genre-bending creations, “Into the Night”, a hybrid funky pop-electronica journey. We already shared with a track from him on the inaugural release from the label. As stated by the label, this new track apparently started out as a DJ tool, but Jeppe eventually added his own vocals and created a beautiful piece of art by layering down some melancholic strings and synth compositions, giving the ideal conclusion to this new compilation.