Afronaught – Transcend Me

When Bugz in the Attic‘s Orin Walters released “Transcend Me” in 2001, West London’s broken beat sound got one of its first, if not the anthem and probably the most important tune for the genre.

While borrowing heavily from Masters At Work’s When You Touch Me, Afronaught emancipated the track with a crazy percussive build-up, raising the tension with every bar, and Melissa Browne’s powerful vocals. “Transcend Me” has not been the first broken beat track, but it is considered the first by the many who first got to hear about that genre.

And now, soon ten years after its release, it is available as free download on SoundCloud!

May 24, 2015 The first version of this article used a SoundCloud embed