Broken Toy is the naughty psychedelic brain-child of Cape Town based music producer extraordinaire James Copeland.
His unique take on producing psytrance with a twisted and quirky edge has earned him a position as one of the most low, down and dirty dance floor manipulators in the scene today. Combining a forward thinking attitude with respect to the old school, you can expect a hard-hitting yet groovy dance floor experience mixing elements of funk, indie-electro, and rocking psytrance.
Having started his career back in 2001 as a member of the project ‘Damage’, he was one of the pioneers of the South African psytrance scene alongside such artists as Rinkadink, Protoculture, Hydrophonic and Shift. In 2003 he started the his solo project Broken Toy and joined UK based Alchemy Records.
He has released over 80 tracks on various labels such as Nano, Spun, Timecode, Solar Tech, etc and 2 full length albums on Alchemy records – his self- titled debut album and 2007`s ‘The low, down, dirty sound of.’
He has toured to over 20 countries and has played at major festivals all over the world such as Boom festival in Portugal, Glade festival in the UK, Full Moon festival in Germany, Sonica in Italy, Universo Parallelo in Brazil as well as all the major parties in South Africa such as Origin, Rezonance, Vortex, H20, Alien Safari, etc.
Ever the versatile musician and producer 2013 saw James unveil his new progressive act “Sad Paradise”, which he added to his already existing collection of alter egos for his genre hopping productions.
With so many creative outlets, an uncluttered and refined vision of Broken Toy has emerged, set to ignite dancefloors across the world all over again.