INTERPLANETARY CRIMINAL (UK / ATW, Time Is Now)
M-Jane (VIE, Upd8e)
& BLVZE fam
Manchester-based Zachary Bruce aka Interplanetary Criminal has flourished so much over the last years with very strong releases on labels such as Sneaker Social Club and a slick, stripped back 4-track EP on Banoffee Pies. Often sampling catchy R&B and dancehall vocals plus his great feel for arrangement and ultra tight sounding drums, it’s no surprise that his music is played extensively on dance floors, radio shows and beyond, particularly by garage and breakbeat fans.
Zac’s truly a machine in the studio, having become one of Time Is Now’s strongest representatives with already three EPs to his name in the space of roughly a year on the much loved Shall Not Fade sub-label for all things UKG & breaks. You’d think that’s productive enough? Not in the IPC universe, as he’s also started his own „ATW“ imprint in 2020 together with his good mate Main Phase, kicking things off with a killer first release and from all we know many more in the planning. His DJ skills are equally impressive, with a distinctly UK sound, he picks some of the finest from garage, rave and dub and puts a lot of thought into the narration of his sets.