Turned On Inspirations 005: Simbad

My interview series returns with the Worldwide Festival resident and collaborator with the likes of Karizma, Gilles Peterson, Funkineven and Mala whose eclectic approach means he’s never standing still. We talk about his transient upbringing, his early days as a session musician for garage and broken beat producers and generally not giving a fuck what people think, along with five tracks that have inspired him along the way.


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SMBD – Rainin’ Luv (Dub)

– the first track I was obsessed with

John Coltrane & Miles Davis – Bye Bye Blackbird [Columbia]

– the track that made me want to make music

Goldie – Inner City Life [Metalheadz]

– the track I had my first clubbing epiphany to

James Brown – Get Up Offa That Thing [Polydor]

– The track I wish I’d made

Pepe Bradock – Life [Atavisme]

– The track that’s inspiring me right now

Steven Julien – Jedi [Apron Records]

SMBD – Message [Apron Records]