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IG Culture (real name Ian Grant) is a London musician and performer best known as a pioneer of the broken beat movement. His production features rhythms and hybrids of several musical styles such as jazz-fusion, funk and soul.
IG Culture first became known as a member of the hip-hop duo Dodge City Productions in 1990. After the demise of that outfit, he founded an independent record label One Drop Interouter which released four albums. Later, he worked with the People and founded the Main Squeeze labels.
IG Culture produced an album by British jazz artist Monday Michiru - Jazz Brat - in 1995 and appeared on the Roots Manuva album Brand New Second Hand in 1999. In 2001, he compiled and released a various-artists album called Inspirations album followed by a 2-CD set of the same name in 2003. He also produced the Les Nubians album One Step Forward released in 2003.
New Sector Movements
Circa 2000, IG Culture founded the New Sector Movements project. While predominantly consisting of work by Culture himself, the project also serves as a collective featuring a number of broken beat artists such as Eric "Murky Waters" Appapoulay, Eska Mtungwazi, Kaidi "Agent K" Tatham, Julie Dexter and Kate "Bémbé Ségué" Phillips, as well as Frank McComb (ex-Buckshot LeFonque) and strings duo Chix With Stix (Izzy Dunn & Stella Page). New Sector Movements signed to Virgin Records and their debut release was the 2001 EP No Tricks followed by the Download This album later the same year. In 2004 the project released their second album Turn It Up, this time credited to NSM.
- The Clarity EP 1992 as Dodge City Productions
- No Tricks EP 2001 with New Sector Movements
- Download This 2001 with New Sector Movements
- Inspirations 2001
- Inspirations (2CD) 2003
- Turn It Up 2004
- Zen Badizm 2008 available only in Japan
- Soulful Shanghai 2012
- IG Culture entry at www.discogs.com