There’s a new superhero in town and he goes by the name of Bruk Rogers! New Tru Thoughts signing aka Cian McCann (Zero T/Zero Tolerance/Searchlight) releases “LDN 313” into the universe today – a sonic clash between the cities of London (LDN) and Detroit (area code 313) from the London-based, Irish producer. The track was recently premiered by
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“LDN 313” combines London beats and basslines centred in the genres of bruk/broken beat and grime – layered with Detroit techno stabs and pads, influenced by the soundscapes of the iconic Mad Mike (Underground Resistance). “There’s an obvious nod to Marc Mac’s Nu Era productions in the synth parts also” Bruk Rogers added.
The Bruk Rogers alias was born out of Cian’s long-held love of the broken beat genre, and its recent resurgence spearheaded by labels such as Tru Thoughts, Rhythm Section International, Selectors Assemble and Eglo Records. Aesthetically and eponymously influenced by watching endless reruns of the 70s sci-fi adventure series Buck Rogers, the mischievous alias was coined with the help of a friend. “My older brothers wanted to call me Twiki – so it’s all a bit of good fun and kitsch nostalgia!” Cian says.
Cian’s first introduction on the label was via a DnB remix for soul sister duo MELONYX’s “Energy”, under his Zero T moniker, followed by a broken beat remix of their song “Ujjayi” under Bruk Rogers, which enjoyed support from Wordplay Magazine, BBC 1Xtra, BBC 6Music, BBC Introducing R1, Jazz FM, Worldwide FM, Rinse FM, Soho Radio and KCRW. He enters a new intergalactic chapter partnering with Tru Thoughts, a label renowned for championing futuristic broken beat talent (WheelUP, Lanu, Jonny Faith, Afronaut – to name a few). Expect a lot more beats from the 25th century for the foreseeable future, from this sonic astronaut and adventure hero.