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Roy Ayers - Virgin Ubiquity (Unreleased Recordings 1976-1981)
Roy Ayers
Virgin Ubiquity (Unreleased Recordings 1976-1981)
2LP | 2003 | UK | Reissue (BBE)
27,99 €*
Release:2003 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
BBE Music announces the first repress of the classic Roy Ayers albums ‘Virgin Ubiquity’ 1 and 2 since 2006, on luxurious 180g vinyl with brand new sleeve notes written by Sean P. The music on 'Virgin Ubiquity' was selected and mixed down from previously unreleased multi-tracks recorded between 1976 & 1981, which Roy had in storage. It's all unmistakably Ayers, but is diverse and fresh enough to be more than a mere adjunct to one of his most productive and popular periods - testament to his and his musicians' creative abilities, as much of most revered Ayers output stems from this time. These discoveries take their place beside some illustrious company in a timeline bookended by 'Everybody Loves The Sunshine' and 'Africa, Center Of The World', several solo and Ubiquity albums, collaborations with Wayne Henderson & Fela Kuti, as well as guesting on LPs by Buster Williams and Herbie Mann. Out of print on vinyl and CD for over a decade now, BBE is delighted to re- present these groundbreaking Roy Ayers titles, neatly coinciding with the 45th anniversary of his classic album ‘Mystic Voyage’ and a UK tour to commemorate it during April 2020
Sasaki Hideto & Sekine Toshiyuki Quartet - Stop Over
Ihsan Al-Munzer - Belly Dance Disco
Alex Attias - Presents Lillygood Party (A Selection Of Really Good Grooves) Volume 2
Mr.Thing - Strange Breaks & Mr.Thing Volume 1
Mr.Thing
Strange Breaks & Mr.Thing Volume 1
3LP | 2008 | EU | Original (BBE)
24,99 €*
Release:2008 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie, Electronic / Dance
Rock, Funk, Soul, Jazz & Soundtrack breaks for modern living feat. Sky King, The Discoettes, Leaf, Emphasis, New Hope, Daniel J. White and many more
Holmes Braxton & Calendar - Jamie 3:26 Presents A Taste Of Chicago
J Dilla aka Jay Dee - Welcome 2 Detroit
Ernesto Chahoud - Taitu Soul - Fuelled Stompers From 1960s-1970s Ethiopia
Ernesto Chahoud
Taitu Soul - Fuelled Stompers From 1960s-1970s Ethiopia
3LP | 2018 | EU | Original (BBE)
22,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ernesto Chahoud's 'Taitu' is a collection of soul-fuelled stompers straight from the dancefloors of 1970s Addis Ababa. A breathless journey through the unique Ethio sound that bands were forging at the time, the 24- track compilation is the result of the Lebanese DJ and crate digger's decadelong love affair with the 'golden age' of Ethiopian music. Among the musical gems featured are 7's by some of the heavyweights of the scene including the godfather of Ethio jazz Mulatu Astatke and Alemayehu Eshete, the vocalist dubbed the 'Ethiopian Elvis', alongside tracks by more obscure artists such as Merawi Yohannis and Birkineh Wurga. For 'Taitu', Chahoud has selected 24 of his essential Ethio-Soul 7's, that never leave his DJ box, and together they capture this opportune moment in Ethiopian music history that saw bands experiment with an armful of influences: gliding through R&B, rock & roll, jazz, funk, soul and boogaloo. What came out was a distinctly Ethiopian interpretation: pentatonic
scales, horn-driven melodies and soul-shattering vocals sung in Amharic The songs are difficult to box in to one genre but they share a simplicity and rawness, added to by their lo-fi quality - with many recordings made in rudimentary studios with only a couple of mics for the entire band.
V.A. - Kev Beadle presents Private Collection - Independent Jazz Sounds From The 70s And 80s
V.A.
Kev Beadle presents Private Collection - Independent Jazz Sounds From The 70s And 80s
2LP | 2013 | EU | Reissue (BBE)
20,99 €*
Release:2013 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Stirring up memories of Dingwalls, and the WAG club, Kev Beadle delivers a stellar collection of ultra rare funky jazz cuts for BBE.

Well known for his legendary Talking Loud club night alongside Bob Jones and Gilles Peterson, Kev Beedle traces the glory days of the jazz dance scene with this personal collection of 70's and 80's jazz rarities. Highlights include the funky to the bone jazz epic "Brotherhood" by Kamal Abdul Alim, cuban percussive groover "Chekere Son" by Irakere and lots more! Recommended!
Kon & Amir - Off Track Volume 3 - Brooklyn
Kon & Amir
Off Track Volume 3 - Brooklyn
2LP | 2010 | EU | Reissue (BBE)
20,99 €*
Release:2010 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The story of Kon and Amir begins in the record bins of Boston. A chance encounter at Biscuithead Records in 1996 would lead to one of the best-kept alliances in the beat digging world. Within a year of their meeting, the pair cut On Track Volume 1, the first in what would be a six part series of mix discs, infecting ears with seamless blends of unparalleled beats and breaks. Over a lifetime of collecting, they’ve unearthed records that define the word rare, pulling from the best in deep funk, soul, jazz, R&B, Latin, reggae, and of course, hip-hop. After the conclusion of the On Track series, the duo secured a five-record deal with BBE/Rapster, and have already released two entries the On Track companion series Off Track, with a third installment set for release in March 2010. No bin is too dirty for Kon and Amir; the DJs have scoured all manner of records spots in their day, braving seedy barrooms and rabid fanatics along the way. It’s all been a part of what is now a discography that goes eight albums deep, including The Kings of Diggin’ with their Japanese contemporary DJ Muro.
Over the course of their twelve year career, Kon and Amir have gained legendary status oversees while achieving domestic recognition from some of the most beloved beat-diggers, DJs, and producers in the game. Lord Finesse has referred to the team as “two of the most extraordinary but underrated beat diggers in the game,” and turntable virtuoso A-Trak regards their compilations and mixtapes as underground DJ classics. Like the vinyl they collect, Kon and Amir are of a rare breed. They consistently shake up dancefloors the world over, and their popularity is so high that fans actually offer up their own dusty singles and LPs as a gift to these beloved collectors. Their working command of music history makes them breathing tomes of wax knowledge; to that effect, Shady Records, Dr. Dre, Pete Rock, Diamond D, and Capitol Records (to name but a few) have called upon their expertise.
Kon & Amir - Off Track Volume 1 - The Bronx
Kon & Amir
Off Track Volume 1 - The Bronx
3LP | 2007 | EU | Reissue (BBE)
25,99 €*
Release:2007 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
You can hear it in the songs of Amerie, Amy Winehouse, Kanye West, Mark Ronson and Timbaland. Even in this digital age, the beating heart of modern R&B and hip-hop is still vintage soul, funk and jazz. Whether it's Winehouse sampling Motown's finest or Timbaland hijacking Nina Simone's "Sinnerman", the sound of the sixties and seventies has never been so sought after.

Modern producers, searching for music of integrity, continue to scour dusty racks of records for inspiration. What Kon and Amir have done is make their lives easier. The first collection in the five part “Off Track” series, contains 28 superb songs that you’ve probably never heard of. From a disco tribute to Muhammad Ali to a slice of soulful South African jazz, this is music for the connoisseur. Just don't be surprised when you hear it being sampled on the next big R&B anthem...

Like legendary treasure-hunters, Kon and Amir have spent the past twenty-five years excavating record bins finding gems to pierce ears with. Fortunately, everyone gets to share in the riches of their labor with the release of their latest offering The “Off Track” Series; Long forgotten musicians are now getting their proper dues and appreciative audiences are being turned on to some amazing music.
Nana Love - Disco Documentary: Full Of Funk
Nana Love
Disco Documentary: Full Of Funk
2LP | 2014 | EU | Original (BBE)
20,99 €*
Release:2014 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Re-mastered from the original master tapes by Masterpiece London. Tip!
Visioneers - The World Is Yours / It's Simple
Visioneers
The World Is Yours / It's Simple
7" | 2011 | EU | Original (BBE)
9,99 €*
Release:2011 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
2 of the most slammin cuts of the Visioneers debut now on 7", thanks!
Nkem Njoku & Ozzobia Brothers - Ozobia Special
Nkem Njoku & Ozzobia Brothers
Ozobia Special
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (BBE)
27,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 01.05.2020
Nkem Njoku’s only album as leader, this LP epitomizes the feel-good, gospel-tinged party atmosphere of Igbo Highlife, with John Kante’s soukous guitar scales interweaving the sharp sax/ trumpet line-up, which includes the legendary Ray Stephen Oche, whose two scarce albums with his band Matumbo are big afro-jazz collectors’ items, reissued several times over the years. Percussion section includes the prolific Smart ‘Friday Pozo’ Thompson, whose session credits read like a ‘who’s who’ of contemporary West African music and include many gigs on Tabansi artists’ albums. The razor-sharp production sound, as so often on the best Tabansi Highlife and boogie sessions, is down to multi-keyboardist Jake Sollo. An early 80s Igbo Highlife masterpiece- the only album by Nkem Njoku & Ozzobia Brothers. Part of BBE's Tabansi Gold Series of rare African reissues. The first time this album has been issued anywhere outside Africa. Full global press and radio campaign: USA by Scorepress, France by H.I.M. Media.
Louie Vega - Barely Breaking Even
Louie Vega
Barely Breaking Even
2x12" | 2019 | EU | Original (BBE)
37,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
For BBE Music’s landmark 500th release, the label joins forces with Louie Vega, Leroy Burgess and Patrick Adams to revisit ‘Barely Breaking Even’, the iconic track after which the label is named.Coaxed into the studio together by BBE founder Peter Adarkwah, Grammy winning House music hero Louie Vega, arranger extraordinaire and New York disco royalty Patrick Adams, plus the song’s original writer (and king of boogie) Leroy Burgess soon got to work. Even given the caliber of those involved in this special session, the results are simply exceptional.Featuring live strings by The Apple Hill String Quartet arranged by Adams and Burgess, Vega’s ‘Boogie Mix’ stays faithful to the Universal Robot Band original, with potent vocal performances and a tough new groove for 2019.It was at the string recording session for the boogie version that Louie Vega unveiled his 'NYC House Mix' to the assembled musicians, at which point he and Leroy Burgess quickly arranged a brand new horn section and re-wrote the song’s melody to compliment the track’s accelerated pace. What the team emerged with is so much more than a remix- it’s a unified call-back to two golden eras; that of disco-boogie and that of New York House. And it’s beautiful.- words by Will Sumsuch (5 Mag
Derrick Carter / George Alexander & Big John Whitfield - Bamboozle Presents House On 45: Squaredancing (Dc Nu-Vox Dub) / Promised Land (Joe Smooth)
Derrick Carter / George Alexander & Big John Whitfield
Bamboozle Presents House On 45: Squaredancing (Dc Nu-Vox Dub) / Promised Land (Joe Smooth)
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (BBE)
13,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The first in a brand new 7" vinyl series from Soul Clap's Eli "Bamboozle" Goldstein.
Featuring the hard to find ‘DC Nu-Vox Dub’ version of Derrick Carter’s classic track
Squaredancing.. Better known to most of one half of Boston duo ‘Soul Clap’, Eli "Bamboozle" Goldstein
presents the first 7” vinyl release in his brand new ‘House On 45’ series for BBE Music.
Featuring the much sought-after ‘DC Nu-Vox Dub’ version of Derrick Carter’s Squaredancing
on the A-Side and George Alexander & Big John Whitfield's cover version of Joe Smooth's
'Promised Land' on the flip, this record is simply a must-have for house music connoisseurs
everywhere.
Says Eli: “I’ve been collecting 45s for about 10 years, but didn’t start playing them until our DJ
Kicks tour with Wolf+Lamb in 2011. Obviously I’m never going to have the deepest funk, soul,
or disco 45 crates (I’ll leave that to OG’s like Danny Krivit or Kenny Dope), so as I got more
serious about collecting and playing 7” records, I realised that I could have my own angle by
really focusing on collecting and playing House On 45.”
In contrast to DJ Spinna and Kai Alcé’s ‘Foundations’ 7” series on BBE, which focusses on
house classics previously unavailable on the format, the aim of Eli’s ‘House On 45’ is to shine
a light on modern house tracks that have only ever been released on 45. Some of tracks are
originals, some are covers and some are special mixes that have only been available on 7”
vinyl, many in such limited quantity as to render them impossible to find for all but the lucky
few.
Eli sums up: “45s are perfect for my DJ style. I get bored playing more than three minutes of
a track and with 45s you always have to keep it moving, know your records, and be ready
with the next one. You can cover so many styles in one record bag that you can throw over
your shoulder. There’s also tons of music only available on 45, usually limited pressings, so
when you find something special you feel like you’ve been let in on a secret.”
Roy Ayers - Silver Vibrations
Charles Mingus - Jazz in Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden
Charles Mingus
Jazz in Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden
5LP | 2018 | EU | Original (BBE)
55,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The radical discovery by Amir Abdullah of 5 two-track
master tapes in the care of Hermine Brooks – widow of
innovative Detroit drummer Roy Brooks – of the Charles
Mingus Quintet recorded live in Detroit at Strata Concert
Gallery is cause for some serious celebration.
These electrifying recordings took place during Mingus’
week-long residency in February 1973. They were
broadcast live by drummer/producer and broadcaster
Robert “Bud” Spangler for WDET FM – a public radio
station dedicated to jazz – from Kenny and Barbara
Cox’s multi-purpose home for Strata Records at 46
Selden. Entrance to the gig was $5 dollars in advance
and $6 on the door.
By the early Seventies Mingus’ militant musings, volatile
character and hugely innovative musical offerings had
already earned him global notoriety. He’d played with
the Bird, Dizzy, Max Roach, Duke Ellington and had
released universally acclaimed albums as a leader like
‘Blues & Roots’, Oh Yeah’ and ‘Black Saint & The Sinner
Lady’. This gig – one of a Jazz In Detroit series that also
included Keith Jarrett, Tribe and Herbie Hancock – took
place a few months after the release of Mingus’ “third
stream” masterpiece ‘Let My Children Hear Music’.
The music on these tapes is blazing. According to the
late Roy Brooks, the band – which included himself and
fellow Detroit trumpeter Joe Gardner - had not long
returned from playing two tours in Europe. Fresh to the
quintet was stellar pianist Don Pullen and listening to
these recordings Pullen’s church-driven power, blues
sensibility and harmonic sophistication perfectly
complements the bassist’s own vision. On tenor
saxophone we have the soulful and innovative John
Stubblefield. Like Pullen he was a recent recruit.
Unfortunately, the saxophonist’s time with Mingus
lasted a mere 5 months: “I got in a fight with Mingus
and I shouldn't have done that. After that, I couldn't get
arrested in New York." Ironically, when Sue Mingus
formed the Mingus Big Band in 1992, to perpetuate her
husband's legacy, Stubblefield emerged as a talismanic
presence in the ensemble until he passed in 2005.
Thanks to BBE, 180 Proof Records and Strata Records
we can now tune in to WDET-FM and transport
ourselves back to Detroit ’73, and get a taste of the
furious energy and compositional sophistication of a
unique and modern master at work in the most intimate
of settings.
Serge Gamesbourg - Boston Goes Disco
Serge Gamesbourg
Boston Goes Disco
3LP+7" | 2018 | EU | Original (BBE)
26,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
During the 1970s and 80s, the city of Boston and its environs produced some of the era’s most iconic music stars, from rock megaliths like Aerosmith and The Cars to disco and soul celebutantes Donna Summer, New Edition and Tavares. These artists emerged from Beantown’s thriving underground music scene to fnd global success, but what about the countless contemporaries who never made it beyond the local circuit? Native DJ, producer and bass player Serge Gamesbourg began digging in the
crates for forgotten gems more than two decades ago; emerging in 2018 with his frst BBE compilation, lovingly titled Boston Goes Disco!

With artwork paying homage to 80’s rap compilation “Boston Goes Def”, Boston Goes Disco! provides an exciting insight into the city during its most culturally fertile period, uncovering a rich musical history previously only known to those who were there.
J Dilla aka Jay Dee - The Shining Instrumentals
Hugh Masekela - The Chisa Years 1965-1975 (Rare And Unreleased)
Hugh Masekela
The Chisa Years 1965-1975 (Rare And Unreleased)
2LP | 2006 | EU | Reissue (BBE)
24,99 €*
Release:2006 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Chisa Years: 1965–1975 (Rare and Unreleased) is a compilation album by South African jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela. The album consists of 14 rare or forgotten tracks recorded by Stewart Levine and Hugh Masekela from 1965 to 1975 when they ran their own Chisa Records label.

Thom Jurek of Allmusic wrote “In sum, there isn’t a weak moment on this entire collection. It’s appeal is wide and deep and one can only hope this is the first of many volumes of this material to appear. BBE Records has done a stellar job in making this slab available.”
Alex Attias presents - Lilly Good Party!
Alex Attias presents
Lilly Good Party!
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (BBE)
24,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
‘LillyGood Party!’ is the brand new BBE compilation from highly respected Swiss DJ Alex Attias. Taking its name from a party he runs in his native Lausanne, LillyGood has gradually evolved into a radio show and even a label, now on its 4th release. Reflecting the music he plays at the club-night, ‘LillyGood Party!’ is packed with funk, disco, deep house and boogie bullets from across the globe. “The idea is to present not only rare or difficult tracks to find, simply good grooves for people to play out, or listen to at home.”

From rare Japanese disco gems, through spiritual jazz, to genre defying sounds from broken-beat cohorts Kaidi Tatham and Dego, LillyGood Party! takes a unique trip inside the musical mind of one of dance music’s true nonconformists.

Alex Attias got his start in back in ’88 playing funk, house, jazz, and disco, as well as producing under various monikers such as Mustang, Freedom Soundz or Beatless. Moving to London in ’97 he started his ‘Visions’ label and found himself at the epicentre of the emerging West London ‘Broken Beat’ scene which grew around his studio at Goya. Releases on People, Planet E, Ubiquity, Neroli, Archive and Compost followed, as well as remixes for Incognito, 4Hero, Ennio Morricone, Sun RA, Art Blakey, Roni Size and Laurent Garnier among others.
Herbaliser, The - Bring Out The Sound
Herbaliser, The
Bring Out The Sound
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (BBE)
25,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Electronic / Dance
UK hip hop’s original and best live band are back
with brand new album ‘Bring Out The Sound’,
released in February 2018 on BBE Music. Founded
in the early 90s by Ollie Teeba and Jake Wherry,
The Herbaliser have earned every single accolade
they’ve received during almost 25 years of touring
and recording. Best known for delivering a series of
groundbreaking albums on Ninja Tune and
providing one of the all-time highlights of the
‘Fabric Live’ mix series, The Herbaliser’s most
recent LP ‘There Were Seven’ was issued on their
own ‘Department H’ imprint back in 2012. Having
worked with hip hop royalty such as Jazzy Jef and
Pete Rock over the years, not to mention releasing
J Dilla’s frst and last solo albums, BBE are
delighted to share in The Herbaliser’s musical
journey.
Inviting a carefully chosen group of guest vocalists
to join them in their London studio, ‘Bring Out The
Sound’ presents a diverse blend of soulful songs,
hip hop bangers and original instrumental funk
breaks, made all the more impressive by its
complete absence of sampling, an album from the
heat of The Herbaliser. Famous for his pop smash
‘Starz In Their Eyes’ (sadly as relevant now as it
ever was), Camden vocalist Just Jack lays down an
incredibly moving performance over lush horns
and strings on the instant classic ‘Seize The Day’.
The London Posse’s own Rodney P spits lyrical fre
alongside 28Luchi over the reggae-infused,
unmistakably British beats of ‘Like Shaft’. Former
Senseless Things member and Libertines
collaborator Mark Keds creates an almost
uncomfortably intimate, confessional atmosphere
on the intensely personal ’20 Years To The Day’.
Compared by Mark Ronson to a young Minnie
Ripperton, UK singer STAC’s voice cuts through
with a breathy kind of clarity on ‘Over and Over’.
But the Herbaliser band has always been so much
more than the sum of its collaborators. Languid,
powerful hip hop beats and uncompromising
production values underpin impressive
performances by all the band members, especially
the horn section who track after track, turn in
vintage performances. These guys make it all
sound so easy that by the time we reach
‘Takedown’, a track that sounds for all the world
like a forgotten b-boy anthem by The Incredible
Bongo Band.
Ron Trent Vs. Lono Brazil Vs. Dazzle Drums - Manchild (In The Promised Land)
Ron Trent Vs. Lono Brazil Vs. Dazzle Drums
Manchild (In The Promised Land)
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (BBE)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
A timeless deep house track with a powerful message, Manchild (In The Promise Land) is a brand new creation from two of Chicago House music’s true architects, Ron Trent & Lono Brazil.
V.A. - John Armstrong presents Afrobeat Brasil
V.A.
John Armstrong presents Afrobeat Brasil
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (BBE)
23,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The African beat's always been essential to Brazil's music. But now the new generation of musicians, singers and rappers are tweaking the basics of Fela's funk to fit with samba swing, bossa tempo and nordestino nous. John Armstrong's new compilation Afrobeat Brasil features 14 blazing tracks from 2011 to 2017 that nod towards Nigeria, Ethiopia, Mali and beyond – with feet firmly in Brazil.
For the first time outside Brazil, a careful selection of modern Afrobeat- inspired tunes from across several Brazilian genres, taking in cutting-edge players from Rio, São Paulo, Salvador, Porto Alegre –and even Paris. No slavish Fela Kuti copycats these, but rather Afrobeat and other specific African tempos and rhythms used as a blueprint, a buildingblock for new directions in Brazilian music.
Paz - Paz Are Back
Paz
Paz Are Back
LP | 1982 | EU | Reissue (BBE)
19,99 €*
Release:1982 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Recorded during the summer of 1980 and originally released in 1982 on Spotlight Records, ‘Paz are Back’ was the second (and arguably the finest) album by the London jazz collective, founded by vibraphonist, composer and arranger Dick Crouch. Known for their original jazz-funk and Latin stylings, the band held a weekly Sunday residency at The Kensington pub in Holland Park for over 8 years, becoming a fixture at many London venues throughout the 70’s and 80’s, most notably Ronnie Scott’s.

For Paz, band leader Dick Crouch assembled a group of the finest jazz musicians working in London at the time. Piano, keyboard and synth player Geoff Castle was a mainstay of the band throughout the years, as well as playing and recording with George Coleman, Ian Dury & Georgie Fame to name but a few. He also composed the highly original and energetic track ‘Moonchild’, featured on this album.

Sax and flute player Ray Warleigh enjoyed a successful three decade career (sadly, he passed away in 2015), playing alongside Dusty Springfield, Marianne Faithfull, Scott Walker and Stevie Wonder as well as 9 years with PAZ. The full breadth of his musical dexterity is on display here, from the gritty alto sax solos featured on ‘Laying Eggs’ to his eerie home-made panpipes on ‘Horrors’.

Guitarist Ed Speight also worked extensively with Ian Dury and the Blockheads, as well as performing ‘Tubular Bells’ with Mike Oldfield on the QEH and BBC2. Now an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, Ed taught guitar and keyboard harmony between 1988 and 2010.

Bass player Ron Mathewson is best known for his years spent working with Ronnie Scott, but he also recorded with Stan Getz, Joe Henderson, Ben Webster and Bill Evans (to whom the stunning ‘I Can’t Remember’ is dedicated). His absence on one album track is noted in its title ‘Where is Ron?’, so called because he realised the song required no bass-line (as the original liner notes stated: “this awareness of when not to play is part of his genius”).

Appearing with the band for the first time on ‘Paz are Back’, drummer Frank Gibson was perhaps better known for accompanying Leo Sayer, David Essex and Dusty Springfield, although jazz was always his first love. Following his time in the UK and touring the world, Frank returned to his native New Zealand, where he won three ‘Best Jazz Album’ awards and performed at the 1990 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.

Capturing a group of prodigiously talented musicians at the height of their powers, ‘Paz Are Back’ features timeless original compositions from almost all the band members, as well as a unique cover of ‘Everywhere Calypso’ by Sonny Rollins and a truly frenetic, heavily improvised version of jazz standard ‘Dancing In The Dark’. A band who remained steadfastly resistant to being pigeonholed, incorporating a multitude of influences before ‘fusion’ became fashionable, Paz’s music stands the test of time magnificently, as evidenced by the staggering demand for original copies of this album.

Remastered and packaged with the original artwork, BBE are excited to make the magic of Paz available to a new generation of fans.
TJ - Time Is Wasting
TJ
Time Is Wasting
10" | 2016 | EU | Original (BBE)
12,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
It’s the crate digger’s dream or nightmare. The modern day musical archae- ologist is always in search of that elusive piece of a musical puzzle. Dusting off a slice of unknown vinyl or a mystery tape in a battered box might just open up another chapter of discovery that illuminates the art of the people. Enter 180 Proof’s Amir Abdullah who, since 2010, has been getting dusty digits sifting through the master tapes in the Strata studio in Detroit. It’s there that he discovered and was blown away the voice and vibe of TJ.
“I came across the TJ demo tapes back in 2012 when I secured the exclusive license to the whole Strata Records catalog,” explains Amir who plans an imminent release of the four tracks on 10” vinyl in conjunction with BBE Records. “My first response to hearing the demo was WOW! Frankly, the sound quality was not good but the soul and passion of the music was unbelievable. I immediately thought about a young Shuggie Otis when hearing the songs.”
As with the rediscovery of Shuggie Otis’ ‘Inspiration Information’, by the likes of Gilles Peterson back in the 90’s, there are always questions to be asked. With Shuggie Otis there was lineage plus the image of a hip young guy with a big ‘Fro and acoustic guitar. Two decades on he’d simply dropped off the radar. What happened? With TJ there’s only the tape and says Amir, “There was no info on the master just the name TJ. I don’t know when the TJ was recorded at all. The strata catalog is from 73-75 and it’s one of many record- ings that were recorded but never released. I sat on the music for three years because I couldn’t afford to clean it up and re-master it properly until now.“
“As the Strata curator, I felt that this recording def fits in with what the Strata catalog is about. The soul and passion of the lyrics are heartfelt. As you can hear, most of the songs are about love. The raw form of just him, a guitar with vocal layers is so rough but it def represents the grittiness of the sound of Strata. I think the TJ represents what the Strata mottos were about: ‘The Sound of Detroit’ and ‘All Musics For All Peoples’. What makes me want to release this in its raw and rough form is that the genius of this recording cannot be denied. I hope that TJ somehow hears that the recording is out. I would love to give full credit to him and the musicians.”
In 2016 Amir Abdullah and 180 Proof Records continue to dig deeper. Tune in and join in on the search for TJ.
V.A. - DJ Spinna presents The Wonder Of Stevie Volume 3
V.A.
DJ Spinna presents The Wonder Of Stevie Volume 3
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (BBE)
20,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The list of musical highlights for Vincent Williams aka DJ Spinna are too numerous to list, from his seminal hip hop duo Jigmastas and DJ sets across the globe, to his iconic solo productions and remixes. But if you ask him, it’s the relationship he’s forged with personal hero Stevie Wonder that Spinna considers to be his single greatest achievement.
As with most artists of a soulful persuasion, Stevie’s music influenced Spinna from the outset, dictating everything from his approach to writing to his use of Fender Rhodes and Moog bass-lines on his productions. Having gained so much from the great man, Spinna decided to pay tribute in the form of ‘Wonderfull’, a series of parties celebrating the Wonder of Stevie. This is where the story became somewhat surreal for Spinna, suddenly finding himself joined onstage in Washington D.C. by none other than Stevie himself, a spine-tingling moment even when viewed on YouTube.
An extension of the Wonderfull parties, this album represents a celebration of the life, music and cultural impact of Stevie Wonder. Few compilers can boast Spinna’s understanding of Stevie’s back catalogue, not to mention the large number of songs he’s written for other artists over the years. Featuring stunning cover versions you may well have never heard before alongside songs many of us had no idea he’d written, Spinna’s vast knowledge of and boundless enthusiasm for Stevie’s music shines with every selection. As both a super-fan and a close friend, surely there is nobody better placed to compile this wonderful document of Stevie Wonder’s music, inspiration and influence.
Mr. Thing - Strange Breaks & Mr. Thing Volume 2
Mr. Thing
Strange Breaks & Mr. Thing Volume 2
2LP | 2009 | EU | Reissue (BBE)
20,99 €*
Release:2009 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The sound of the Sixties and Seventies has never been so sought after as at the present moment. You could even argue that modern music just isn’t good enough. As evidence consider this: contemporary producers and artists are often looking back to get inspired – insert staggering number of examples – so you can safely say that even in this digital age the beating heart of modern R&B and hip-hop is still vintage soul, funk and jazz.
Rim Kwaku Obeng - Rim Arrives
Rim Kwaku Obeng
Rim Arrives
2LP | 2015 | EU | Original (BBE)
23,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
BBE Records is very proud to present here the first of two legendary ‘lost’ albums both previously available only as rare-as-hen’s teeth private presses, from one Samuel K. Mfojo, the man known as Rim Kwaku Obeng. As well as heralding the arrival as solo artist of an exciting new drummer, the title of his 1977 debut, Rim Arrives, also makes reference to the long struggle Kwaku had in getting to that point. To say that he ‘paid his dues’ is an understatement! A member of one of Ghana’s most popular bands, the Uhuru Dance Band, during a period when ‘every song was a hit’, the recording studios of LA were even more alluring to an aspirant musician, and he followed his bandmate, Duke Oketa, there for a session in 1973. Despite having hired a massive string section, Oketa failed to provide charts for the session, and it was postponed for a week, with Kwaku being asked to write them instead. He turned it around, pocketed $700, and won the admiration of Quincy Jones who was hanging out at A&M’s studios and asked Kwaku to join him … only to back off when Oketa intervened, threatening a lawsuit if Kwaku walked. That scuppered opportunity was as nothing compared to the disaster that next befell him: having flown to London with Duke’s band, to record with ‘a band called Traffic’ and a young singer-songwriter called Joan Armatrading, Kwaku found himself marooned in the city without money, documentation or friends. Oketa had checked out of their hotel the first night, and had Kwaku’s passport and luggage with him. Despite the sympathy of the hotel staff, he found himself on the streets, and thus in 1973 began a six-month period as a homeless, destitute, undocumented stranger. That Kwaku by chance managed to meet Armatrading, who helped him get his life back on track, by chance passing Ronnie Scott’s where she was playing, was an even more unlikely twist in the fate of this promising young musician. He never found out why Oketa had abandoned him, but he fulfilled his promise, recording Rim Arrives in San Francisco in 1977. That year was the zenith of disco, and pretty much anybody who entered a recording studio that year cut a disco record. Rim was no exception, his Ghanaian rhythms tailor-made for the percussive energy that was fuelling the clubs of the day. With a mixture of hot LA session musicians and African emigrés, he cut an album that very much captures the spirit of its time. As well as kit drums, conga and an array of percussive instruments, the multi-talented bandleader also played piano and clavinet on the sessions. Throw in some tight horn riffs, Fela-style call and response vocals, and you have an album that fits the current mania for both vintage African music and ever-more obscure disco perfectly. Cuts like Brushing Means Making Love, Gas Line and Believe In Yourself and have been tearing up dancefloors in the hands of specialist DJs for some time: now it’s time for the rest of the world to catch up. Also included is International Funk, a very in-demand 12” he recorded later as Rim and The Believers, with drum machines and synths in full 1980s effect! Serious Afro-disco heat here, with the originals fetching silly money, these records were overlooked at the time, with the glut of amazing music that characterized the era; but, nearly four decades on, it’s fair to say that, Rim really has arrived!
Jigmastas - Grassroots: The Prologue
Jigmastas
Grassroots: The Prologue
2LP | 2015 | EU | Original (BBE)
20,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
More than during any period of its history previous or since, NYC hip-hop in the ’90s fixated on streets-centric authenticity. Being “real” – musically, ethically, biographically – was paramount. From their first release, however, Brooklyn’s Jigmastas proudly defined themselves by nobody’s measure of validity but their own. While others chased the so-called real, DJ Spinna and Kriminul claimed “Beyond Real,” the title of their 1996 independent single on the label of the same name, a debut gem that established their M.O. as purveyors of sonic sophistication and everyman truths.
DJ Vadim & Sena - Grow Slow
DJ Vadim & Sena
Grow Slow
2LP | 2015 | EU | Original (BBE)
21,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
There was once a young African princess who embarked on a huge journey in pursuit of her dreams. She arrived at a mystical island covered in clouds where she met a cunning wizard…

Sounds like the beginning of some Disney fantasy but the truth is not so different. The Princess is Sena who came from Accra, Ghana to a festival in the centre of Budapest, Hungary and met a musical wizard by the name of DJ Vadim… that was in 2005. What happened that night was the meeting not only of like minded souls, but the beginning of a future journey into sound and space. First came recordings for Vadim for the Soundcatcher album Talk To Me (2007 BBE) which was much lauded by Gilles Peterson at the time… Which led to a long process of creating an album. Much happened in between. Each had many of their own adventures.

Grammy Award shows, sell out arena shows for Sena’s band in Hungary - Irie Mafia - plus the birth of her beautiful daughter Kekeli and the release of her second solo album Lots Of Trees on French Soulbeats Records; world wide shenanagins for DJ Vadim with his groups, One Self, The Electric and many solo projects…

Perhaps a good analogy would be the perfect pasta. One needs both to cook it exactly, not too hard or too soft and also a complimentary sauce. It takes time, love, effort and good ingredients. What’s the result, simple but delicious and what a perfect combination Sena & Vadim make also. Perhaps add some chile pepper to bring out the African funk mixed with London tricknology from the grimey east London hoods and that’s what it sounds like. It’s not just soul but has a peppery kick, a proud African roar with somewhat a Caribbean touch. Then again, that’s the Dubcatcher Vadim bringing his bass and skank to the mix. This isn’t rose tinted squeaky clean US R&B, this is a diamond in the ruff worldly spoken words, raps and emotions… Think Erykah Badu meets Damian Marley over the new upsetter hot steppa
John Morales - The M&M Mixes Volume 3 Part A
John Morales
The M&M Mixes Volume 3 Part A
2LP | 2013 | EU | Original (BBE)
20,99 €*
Release:2013 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
This compilation is John Morales third for BBE. Few can match his contributions to the world of Dance Music be it soul, funk, disco to today’s house music.

John Morales is considered one of the true legends of the mix. And his work some thirty years later continues to be cutting edge and inspiring. Although familiar with John’s work – his epic mix of Universal Robot Bands boogie anthem “Barely Breakin Even” is the source from which BBE Records got its name.

No attempt had ever been made to summarise the pinnacle of Johns work. This third release on BBE continues that history lesson that John has forged in dance music. He formed The M+M Mix with his late partner Sergio Munzibai, in 1982 till 1990 whose output of over 650 mixes will be unmatched today. John continues The M+M legacy.

From the Rolling Stones to Gloria Estefan, The Temptations, Barry White, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Hall & Oates, Teena Marie, Aretha Franklin to BBE – we have all been molded by Johns everlasting mix influence, love for his work and his Music..

This superb triple CD presents some of John's finest works, and takes the M+M Mix legacy to yet a higher level. CD1 & 2 feature some of the greatest tracks of all time from the Start of CD 1 and Barry White’s “Never, Never Gonna Give You Up” , to the classic rework of Marvin Gaye’s “I Want You” which closes out CD2, there are no sleepers here. CD3 also features some of the best from the vaults of the Salsoul and West End labels, anthems like Loleatta Holloway’s – “Hit & Run” to legendary Paradise Garage favorite Loose Joints “Is It All Over My Face?”.

This is the legacy of the M+M mixes.
Al Kent presents - The Best Of Disco Demands: A Collection Of Rare 1970s Dance Music Part 2
Al Kent presents
The Best Of Disco Demands: A Collection Of Rare 1970s Dance Music Part 2
2LP | 2011 | EU | Original (BBE)
27,99 €*
Release:2011 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
"The Disco Demands series started sometime in the early 2000s - I couldn't give you an exact year because it didn't feel like a big deal, so I never noted it. I simply wanted to put out a compilation of some records I really liked and maybe make a little of the money back I was spending on them. Buy some food and stuff.
There's always been Disco comps around of course but there was rarely anything that strayed too far from the standards.. the same songs kept appearing over and over again, or the comps would feature records you could pick up anywhere for little money. I've never seen the point in that. I gave up judging a record on its value or rarity a long time ago but surely there's more to disco than Exodus, Martin Circus, Mass Production and all those Salsoul, West End and bloody Prelude records. So it was a nice surprise to find that there were other people out there who thought the same way.
Volume 1 was pretty straightforward - just some nice records, with the only edit being an instrumental of Disco Socks; a strange, thinly veiled reference to the disco sucks movement. Then on Volume 2 I included a few of my edits and introduced the cover up concept to the disco world. That caused a bit of controversy, which of course I loved. And so it continued for five volumes.
What we have here then is the full series, give or take one or two cuts, all remastered, many re-re-edited, with lots of nice naked pictures to boot. For those who've asked since day one "will there be vinyl" I can finally say yes, you're holding it!"
DJ Vadim - Hidden Treasure Feat. Sabira Jade & Kwasi Asante
Madlib - WLIB AM: King Of The Wigflip
Madlib
WLIB AM: King Of The Wigflip
2LP | 2008 | EU | Reissue (BBE)
19,99 €*
Release:2008 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
24 tracks feat. Guilty Simpson, Defari, J.Rocc, Prince Po, Karriem Riggins & others!
Madlib - Go! Feat. Guilty Simpson
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Larry Rose Band - Jupiter Effect
Carl Smith & The Natural Gas Company - Burnin'
Jean-Claude of Amalgamation Of Soundz - If Music Presents You Need This: A Jounrey Into Deep Jazz Volume 3
Young Ones Of Guyana, The - On Tour / Reunion
Young Ones Of Guyana, The - On Tour / Reunion
David Wertman & Sun Ensemble - Earthly Delights
David Wertman & Sun Ensemble
Earthly Delights
2LP | 1978 | EU | Reissue (BBE)
25,19 €* 27,99 € -10%
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
‘Earthly Delights’ is a forgotten 1978 free-jazz masterpiece by bass player, composer and improviser David Wertman, alongside his Sun Ensemble.

Born in 1952 and raised in Queens NY, Wertman’s distinctive upright playing style was entirely self-taught. He cut his teeth in the notorious New York Jazz lofts, jamming for hours and hours with the likes of Billy Bang, Arthur Blythe, Marion Brown, Steve Reid, Dave Pike, William Parker, Brandon Ross and Charles Tyler to name but a few.

‘Earthly Delights’ is the first recording by the Sun Ensemble band and features the original line-up of Greg Wall (Baritone Saxophone), Jay Conway (Drums), John Sprague Jr. (Flute and Percussion), David Swerdlove (Soprano/Alto Saxophone), and John Zieman (Synthesizer). John Sprague Jr. financed and produced the album, releasing it on his own label Sweet Earth Records, a short-lived but bountiful imprint, perhaps best known for issuing Sun Ra And His Arkestra’s 1979 album “The Other Side Of The Sun”.

‘Earthly Delights’ is perhaps best described as loosely composed, or highly improvised, depending on where you stand on such subjective matters. Containing just 4 compositions, ‘Earthly Delights’ explores man’s relationship with nature; at times subtle and delicate, at times wide and sweeping in its gestures. The record’s spiritual message is conveyed by heartfelt, virtuoso performances from all six players, drifting together seamlessly from one sonic wave to the next.
Kabasa - African Sunset
Kabasa
African Sunset
CD | 2019 | EU | Original (BBE)
12,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Back on vinyl, the third Kabasa album. Must have!
Kabasa - African Sunset
Kabasa
African Sunset
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (BBE)
22,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Back on vinyl, the third Kabasa album. Must have!
Jean-Claude Of Almagamation Of Soundz & Victor Kiswell - If Music Presents: You Need This - World Jazz Grooves
Jean-Claude Of Almagamation Of Soundz & Victor Kiswell
If Music Presents: You Need This - World Jazz Grooves
3LP | 2018 | EU | Original (BBE)
28,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Fresh from bringing us two incredible volumes of ‘A
Journey into Deep Jazz’ and providing an introduction to Black Saint & Soul Note Records on BBE, IF Music’s Jean-Claude joins forces with Victor Kiswell for new compilation, ‘World Jazz Grooves’.

As you might expect, this treasure trove of music
contains a generous handful of obscure and brilliant
musical gems, carefully mined from all corners of the
globe.
“Europe, The Americas, Africa and Asia are all
represented herein and hopefully a few surprises
foryou, the listener, too” say Victor & Jean-Claude,
summing up the project.
Yan Tregger - Ducks & Drakes
Yan Tregger
Ducks & Drakes
LP | 1979 | EU | Reissue (BBE)
20,99 €*
Release:1979 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Originally released on library music label
Musical Touch Sound back in 1979, ‘Ducks &
Drakes’ is an instrumental disco LP by
pioneering French electronic musician Yan
Tregger. Reissued this year by BBE alongside
his 1978 album ‘Catchy’, Ducks & Drakes has
achieved cult status among crate diggers and
DJs, thanks to its ebullient charm and rock-solid
leftfield grooves. Virtually impossible to find on
vinyl for many years now, ‘Ducks & Drakes’
found wider allure in 2008 when Alexis Le-Tan
selected album track ‘Girls Will Be Girls’ for
experimental disco compilation ‘Space Oddities’.
UK music hero Frankie Valentine brought
these two magical albums to BBE’s attention
and curated the project alongside the team.
Amazingly (especially given the era in which it
was recorded) the album was almost entirely
performed, produced and composed by Tregger
himself. Presented with its beautiful original
artwork and previously unavailable to all but a
lucky few record collectors, we’re excited to
share the disco-infused magic of ‘Ducks &
Drakes’ with the world.
Yan Tregger - Catchy
Yan Tregger
Catchy
LP | 1978 | EU | Reissue (BBE)
20,99 €*
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Yan Tregger remains one of the more cultish
names to emerge from the experimental French
disco scene of the 1970s. But to a growing number
of obsessive crate diggers, the two LPs recorded for
the Musical Touch Sound label in 1978/9 ‘Catchy’
and ‘Ducks & Drakes’ have become like the holy
grail of rare disco. Those diggers include Mark
Grusane of the late Mr Peabody record store in
Chicago. One of the deepest collectors of rare soul,
disco and boogie, he included an edit of the sleazy
disco bomb ‘Riff On’ from 'Catchy' on ‘The Real
Sound of Mark Grusane’, his recent collection of
hen’s teeth rarities for BBE. Now, thanks to the
careful curation of UK music hero Frankie
Valentine, BBE is delighted to dig deeper into the
Yan Tregger archives and reissue these two indemand
LPs. First up is the 1978 LP ‘Catchy’, a
heady collection of cosmic disco that should see
Tregger’s name ranked alongside those of Arpadys,
Cerrone and Space as one of the pioneers of French
dance music. Characterised by its energetic rhythm
sections, space-age synths and funky guitar riffs,
‘Catchy’ couldn’t be a more perfect title for this
classic collection of late 70’s grooves.
V.A. - Marcel Vogel's Lumberjacks In Hell
V.A.
Marcel Vogel's Lumberjacks In Hell
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (BBE)
24,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
BBE Music celebrates 8 glorious years of House and
Disco magic from Marcel Vogel and friends with
compilation album ‘Lumberjacks In Hell’.
Founded in 2010 by German DJ and producer Marcel
Vogel, the ‘Lumberjacks in Hell’ label has won fans
over the world thanks to its deeply rooted, timeless
sound. Described by 5 Magazine as “the best
Chicago dance music label not based in Chicago”,
the imprint has seen legends such as Rahaan,
Soulphiction, Karizma and Jamie 3:26 (whose ‘Taste
Of Chicago’ compilation is coming soon on BBE) rub
shoulders with virtually unknown names, ensuring
that great music is always the star of the show.
Convinced he had to contribute something unique to
DJ culture, Marcel Vogel began “chopping up soulful
tunes” in the early 2000’s. After moving to
Amsterdam in 2010, he founded ‘Lumberjacks In
Hell’, initially as a conduit for his own edits and
productions. Soon he found himself releasing
original tracks from his musical heroes and bringing
the ‘Lumberjacks’ sound to clubs and festivals all
over the globe.
This compilation captures the vibe and vision of
‘Lumberjacks In Hell’, a project which, after only 8
years, has gained a seat at the top table of House
music; revered by weathered veterans and freshfaced
young guns alike.
Tyree - Acid Crash / Hardcore Hip House Joe Smoothe Too Deep Mix
Tyree
Acid Crash / Hardcore Hip House Joe Smoothe Too Deep Mix
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (BBE)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Encouraged by the high demand for ‘Foundations
Vol.1’, which saw DJ Spinna and Kai Alce join
forces to release the Cajmere classic ‘Brighter
Days’ on 7” vinyl, the second volume of
‘Foundations’ sees the pair digging even deeper
into House music history, selecting a pair of tracks
from Chicago legend Tyree Cooper.
The first cut on our strictly limited 7” pressing was
originally named ‘Video Crash’, then re-titled
‘Acid Crash’ on a bootleg version released around
the same time. Whichever name you prefer, this
1988 track hails from an era of creative oneupmanship
in the Chicago underground. The story
goes that Marshall Jefferson and/or Lil’ Louis
created a jam called ‘Video Clash’ in the mid 80s
(there’s still some controversy about who made it,
so we’ll say no more). Keen to go one better,
Tyree hit the studio to make a track called ‘Video
Crash’ and in the process he created one of the
most potent and recognizable Acid House tracks of
all time.
On the flip side and originally released back in ’89
is Joe Smooth’s ‘Too Deep’ mix of another
Tyree classic: ‘Hardcore Hip House’. A crossover
anthem, Tyree’s original version paired rap vocals
and James Brown cutups with raw House beats.
Fellow Chicago DJ Joe Smooth shows off the
flawless, crisp production abilities that would later
see him producing for Destiny’s Child, New
Order and Whitney Houston with this superb,
timeless Deep House remix.
Calendar / Braxton Holmes - Comin' On Strong / Stomps & Shouts
Calendar / Braxton Holmes
Comin' On Strong / Stomps & Shouts
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (BBE)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
‘Taste of Chicago’, edit kingpin and DJ par
excellence Jamie 3:26 drops a 12”
comprising two of his most highly prized
cuts.
At the top of many a vinyl digger’s wish-list
since its highly limited white label release in
2010, the Jamie 3:26 edit of Calendar’s 1977
disco stepper ‘Comin’ On Strong’ has
become the stuf of legend, played to
devastating efect by Theo Parrish among
others over recent years.
On the fip, Jamie 3:26 heads into classic
Chicago House territory with a fery
reworking of impossible-to-fnd Braxton
Holmes banger ‘Stomps & Shouts’, taken
from his mythical ‘Cabrini-Greens and
Cornbread’ project.
A scintillating teaser of what’s to come later
this year when BBE release ‘Taste Of
Chicago’, a full album’s worth of Jamie’s
incredible edits, this 12” is surely a must
have for House and Disco players the world
over.
Mark Grusane - The Real Sound Of Mark Grusane
DJ Andy Smith - Reach Up-Disco Wonderland
Jean-Claude of Amalgamation Of Soundz - You Need This: An Introduction To Black Saint & Soul Note (1975-1985)
Jean-Claude of Amalgamation Of Soundz
You Need This: An Introduction To Black Saint & Soul Note (1975-1985)
3LP | 2017 | EU | Reissue (BBE)
25,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Following two successful volumes of ‘Journey Into Deep Jazz’ on BBE, proprietor of London’s ‘IF Music’ record store and walking musical encyclopedia Jean-Claude kicks off a new “Introduction To…” album series with this affectionate retrospective of sister labels Black Saint and Soul Note. Cited by some as Italy’s answer to Blue Note, Black Saint and Soul Note have together amassed a catalogue in excess of five hundred albums between 1975 and 2008. Founded by Giacomo Pellicciotti (producer of Enrico Rava’s seminal “Katcharpari” album), Black Saint scored a home run with it’s very first release: Billy Harper’s 1975 “Black Saint” LP, the follow-up to his much lauded “Capra Black” album on Strata-East. Following the blueprint laid down by iconic Italian jazz imprint Horo, Black Saint started life catching recording sessions with American artists as they passed through Italy on tour, as well as releasing Stateside recordings.

For nearly three years Black Saint released a plethora of jazz albums by the great and good of the Free-Jazz movement: Archie Shepp, Don Cherry, Oliver Lake, Muhal Richard Abrams, Malachi Favours and Hamiet Bluiett, to name but a few. At the same time, the label was struggling financially and a series of owners came and went in quick-fire succession. In 1978, the company was finally bought by Giovanni Bonandrini and his team, who by 1979 had launched a second label, the brilliant Soul Note. As Black Saint had done previously, the first release on the fledgling sister-label had to be another by Billy Harper. The two labels went onto enjoy much critical acclaim during the mid to late ‘80s, winning ‘The Down Beat Jazz Award’ from 1984 through to 1989. Even Sun Ra and his Arkestra got in on the act; his 1989 epic “Hours After” was released on Black Saint.

A snapshot of Black Saint and Soul Note’s first ten years, this album presents only the very choicest cuts, lovingly remastered to vinyl. If you’re already a fan of these labels, you should delight in Jean-Claude’s selections, while if you’ve never come across these jazz jewels from Lombardy / Italy, this compilation will surely blow you away.
DJ Vadim & Blackstone - Double Sided
DJ Vadim & Blackstone
Double Sided
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (BBE)
28,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Recording and touring together on and off for several years now, sonic journeyman DJ Vadim and Californian songwriter Katrina Blackstone unveil their long awaited full-length album ‘Double Sided’, released on BBE Music.
V.A. - Digging Beyond The Crates
Ben & Sadar - The Red,White & Blue's
Osunlade - Pyrography
Osunlade
Pyrography
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (BBE)
42,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
More of a cultural artifact than an album in the traditional
sense, Osunlade’s ‘Pyrography’ first materialised in
2011, intended to mark the closing chapter in his House
music journey, the start of a new creative phase. Titled
after the ancient artistic practice of burning an image onto
a surface, everything about ‘Pyrography’ implied both
ritual and permanence. A few signed, ultra-limited edition
CD copies of the album were accompanied by a specially
commissioned art book, with original works by highly
regarded Australian artist Scott Marr and a series of
‘oriki’ prayers appearing in print for the first time ever.
In 2017, BBE are proud to team up with the mercurial DJ,
producer and ordained Yoruba priest Osunlade to make
this incredible work of art available on vinyl for the first
time. Two heavyweight 12” records nestle in the front and
back covers of a lovingly printed book containing a brief
history of the Yoruba culture, Scott Marr’s evocative
images and those all-important traditional oriki prayers by
Maria Oggun Bemi. Placed at the meeting point of art,
culture, history, music and spirituality, Pyrography
simply cannot be described or compared, much like the
ritual Anagó language the project celebrates.

Packaged with an art book featuring Yoruba language,
prayer and history illustrated with unique pyrography
(images burned onto paper) created by award winning
artist Scott Marr.
Keb Darge & Cut Chemist present - The Dark Side - 30 Sixties Garage Punk And Psyche Monsters
Keb Darge & Cut Chemist present
The Dark Side - 30 Sixties Garage Punk And Psyche Monsters
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (BBE)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Pop
Picking up where they left off on the 2007 compilation 'Lost & Found – Rockabilly & Jump Blues', Keb Darge & Cut Chemist join forces once again, this time to explore the wonderful world of 1960s Garage music. While Rockabilly could be defined as a DIY emulation of the music of Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran and others by young American artists, Garage was heavily influenced by British bands of the day like The Beatles, Kinks & Rolling Stones. Simple drum kits,
guitars and the occasional organ keep the sound honest and raw, retaining a palpable sense of excitement even to this day. With a multitude of bands springing up all over the USA, many of these wonderful records were released in tiny numbers, making certain titles almost impossible to find.
Keb Darge’s love affair with this intriguing genre happened almost by accident, while on the hunt for obscure Northern Soul records. "DJ Shadow told me I would like Garage years ago, but I didn’t listen." Hearing a few records he liked and being assured by collectors that they were classified as ‘Garage’ got him hooked, so for the last years he’s been
digging obsessively for the stuff. Knowing Cut Chemist was a collector, he suggested they collaborate on a compilation, and
'The Dark Side' was born. 30 obscure records, some of which change hands for frightening amounts of money, all with wonderful stories attached as told in Keb’s encyclopedic and entertaining liner notes.
Al Kent presents - The Men In the Glass Booth - Disco Eras Most Influential DJs - Part 1
Al Kent presents
The Men In the Glass Booth - Disco Eras Most Influential DJs - Part 1
5LP | 2017 | EU | Original (BBE)
54,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
In May 1976 a record was released that would have an unforeseen and lasting impact on the music industry “Ten Percent” by Double Exposure was an early release on the New York independent label Salsoul Records. America was in the grip of a disco explosion with new clubs opening on a weekly basis; Salsoul saw what was happening and swiftly created a sound for their label, heavily influenced by the music then coming out of Philadelphia, aimed directly at New York’s dance-floors. Records like “Salsoul Hustle,” “Tangerine” and “You’re Just The Right Size” by The Salsoul Orchestra borrowed heavily from the beautifully orchestrated Philadelphia International Records but added a more percussive, bass heavy depth that New York’s DJs loved.

So what was so special about this particular single then? Double Exposure was, after all, just another band, “Ten Percent” just another song; one of many “disco” records released that week. First of all Salsoul became the first record label to make a twelve inch single available to Joe Public – the exotic format was previously only available to DJs as promotional items or bought under the counter at certain record stores. Not only that though, the extended version was created by Walter Gibbons, a DJ at New York’s Galaxy 21 who’d built his reputation making exclusive versions of tracks to play in his sets.

In 1976 it was unheard of for a DJ to set foot in a recording studio, being seen as little more than living jukeboxes by the serious music industry. Recording studios were strictly the domain of recording artists and producers so Walter found himself in a unique position, gaining access to a world no DJ had been granted before.

Or so we thought…

The Men In The Glass Booth compiled by Al Kent tells the full story. Featuring ground breaking re-edits and remixes by some of the Disco era’s most influential DJs including Walter Gibbons, Bobby DJ Guttadaro, Tom Savarese, Jellybean Benitez, Tee Scott and John Luongo.

Includes a 40 page booklet.
Al Kent presents - The Men In The Glass Booth - Disco Eras Most Influential DJs - Part 2
Al Kent presents
The Men In The Glass Booth - Disco Eras Most Influential DJs - Part 2
5LP | 2017 | EU | Original (BBE)
54,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
In May 1976 a record was released that would have an unforeseen and lasting impact on the music industry “Ten Percent” by Double Exposure was an early release on the New York independent label Salsoul Records. America was in the grip of a disco explosion with new clubs opening on a weekly basis; Salsoul saw what was happening and swiftly created a sound for their label, heavily influenced by the music then coming out of Philadelphia, aimed directly at New York’s dance-floors. Records like “Salsoul Hustle,” “Tangerine” and “You’re Just The Right Size” by The Salsoul Orchestra borrowed heavily from the beautifully orchestrated Philadelphia International Records but added a more percussive, bass heavy depth that New York’s DJs loved.

So what was so special about this particular single then? Double Exposure was, after all, just another band, “Ten Percent” just another song; one of many “disco” records released that week. First of all Salsoul became the first record label to make a twelve inch single available to Joe Public – the exotic format was previously only available to DJs as promotional items or bought under the counter at certain record stores. Not only that though, the extended version was created by Walter Gibbons, a DJ at New York’s Galaxy 21 who’d built his reputation making exclusive versions of tracks to play in his sets.

In 1976 it was unheard of for a DJ to set foot in a recording studio, being seen as little more than living jukeboxes by the serious music industry. Recording studios were strictly the domain of recording artists and producers so Walter found himself in a unique position, gaining access to a world no DJ had been granted before.

Or so we thought…

The Men In The Glass Booth compiled by Al Kent tells the full story. Featuring ground breaking re-edits and remixes by some of the Disco era’s most influential DJs including Walter Gibbons, Bobby DJ Guttadaro, Tom Savarese, Jellybean Benitez, Tee Scott and John Luongo.

Includes a vintage style poster.
Sun Palace - Raw Movements / Rude Movements
Sun Palace
Raw Movements / Rude Movements
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (BBE)
23,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
BBE presents the long awaited reissue of "Raw Movements / Rude Movements" from Sun Palace.
V.A. - The Real Sound Of Chicago
V.A.
The Real Sound Of Chicago
2LP | 2010 | EU | Reissue (BBE)
20,99 €*
Release:2010 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Underground Disco from the Windy City compiled by Mr Peabody records!
V.A. - Rock Your Soul Volume 1: Blue Eyed Soul & Sounds From The Land Of The Free
V.A.
Rock Your Soul Volume 1: Blue Eyed Soul & Sounds From The Land Of The Free
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (BBE)
20,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Compiled by Zaf Chowdry also responsible for Suss'd amazing 'P&P' and 'Deep Disco Culture' series. Co-compiled with music enthusiast and broadcaster Mark Taylor. A great genre of music given an arguably absurd title. A collecton of predominately white singer/songwriters from America's west coast influenced by African-americans R & B artists as much as soft rock, country, disco and jazz.
Gino Grasso presents - We Know How To Boogie
Gino Grasso presents
We Know How To Boogie
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (BBE)
23,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Compiled by Italian DJ and purveyor of rare vinyl Gino Grasso with the assistance of his brother Federico, 'We Know How To Boogie' is a joyful romp through the finest forgotten dance-floor disco
and soul from the 70's and 80's . A bona fide 'disco don', Gino has collected music for over 30 years and supplied the likes of Kenny Dope and Dimitri From Paris with obscure gems. A familiar face behind the
decks in his hometown of Bologna and across Italy, Gino's music, passion and knowledge has seen him play underground clubs the world over, including Le
Souk in NYC and the Bussey Building in London.
Many of the tracks included on 'We Know How To Boogie' have become 'signature tunes' for DJs such as Phil Asher, Sadar Bahar, Joe Davis and Daniele Baldelli, rarely if ever leaving their record
boxes. Containing several exclusive edits from the Grasso Brothers, 'We Know How To Boogie' is simply filled with sure-fire hits for the discerning dance-floor. Lesser known tracks remastered from
eye-wateringly expensive original vinyl releases by William Barlak, Living Colour & Carol Meriwether rub shoulders with the truly obscure and utterly wonderful French-Canadian disco outfit 'Black Sun' in what can only be described as a
musical celebration like you've never heard before.
This 'Italian Job' is guaranteed to do more than just 'blow the bloody doors off.
V.A. - Kon & The Gang
V.A.
Kon & The Gang
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (BBE)
20,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Vinyl obsessive, renowned DJ and leading light of the global edit scene, Kon knows a thing or two about good music. His latest project, Kon & The Gang, introduces a selection of tracks, remixes and edits that the Boston native has lent his
golden touch to over the years. Featuring artists à la mode Truccy (Compost's Rainer Trueby & Corrado Bucci), Eli Escobar, Seven Davis Jr, Medlar and Thatmanmonkz, the album gives newcomers to the scene a fantastic taste of the DIY disco / throwback house revival which is
currently taking the underground by storm.
A mixture of effortlessly cool, slow slung disco & boogie and deftly edited dancefloor gems, 'Kon & The Gang' is sure to delight fans of soulful music old and new.
V.A. - Jay Strongman presents Popcorn Heartbreak 1958-1964
V.A.
Jay Strongman presents Popcorn Heartbreak 1958-1964
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (BBE)
20,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
For teenagers listening to their radios, making out on the back seats of their fathers' cars or slow dancing at
High School hops and block parties, the late 1950s through to the early 1960s was a golden age of angst- driven songs and the blossoming of what would later
evolve into soul music. There were R&B/pop crossovers that sounded like pop and country/gospel fusions that sounded like soul. There were latin-tinged songs with
Doo-Wop vocals and pop songs that featured raw R&B vocals but the one thing all these songs shared was their subject matter. It didn't matter what the colour of the singer's skin was or if the instrumentation featured twangy guitar, wailing sax or Broadway-show-style
strings, all these two-and-a-half minute gems shared a common theme in their lyrics - the heartbreak of lost love.
But these tracks also had one other factor in common - they boasted a mid-tempo pacing that made them perfect for slow jive dancing - which was something that
didn't go un-noticed in the Belgium of the 1970s, where a whole scene grew up around clubs that spun these obscure tunes from ten and twenty years earlier as an
antidote to the frantic, mainstream disco tunes that were getting played in most European clubs at the time.
Called 'Popcorn' after the James Brown song of the same name, this Belgian club scene was similar to Britain's Northern Soul phenomenon with DJ's seeking
out rarer and rarer tunes to keep their dancers entertained. Although everything from ska to out-and-out pop got played as 'Popcorn', this compilation
concentrates on the more R&B infuenced songs of the period, making it perfect for late night dance foor moves or for soulful listening at home ...
Kon of Kon & Amir / Rainer Trüby & Corrado Bucci presents Truccy - Timeless / Closer
Kon of Kon & Amir / Rainer Trüby & Corrado Bucci presents Truccy
Timeless / Closer
12" | 2016 | EU | Original (BBE)
12,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Introducing Kon's forthcoming compilation album 'Kon & The Gang', we are delighted to present this 12" sampler featuring two incredible cuts taken from the LP, as well as an exclusive remix from Caserta. Opening track 'Timeless' could hardly be more aptly named. Sublime, smokey piano touches on the intro give way to an uplifting, languid disco track, jammed full of sunshine. Catchy vocal snippets, rock solid bass and guitar licks build up the groove beautifully alongside Kon's trademark staccato, squelchy synth chord stabs. On the flip-side Truccy (better known as Compost's Rainer Trüby and Corrado Bucci) present 'Closer', another sun-drenched groove with definite Balearic touches. Jazzy chords and touching vocals (performed by the duo themselves with assistance from Nicolas "Michael Ellis" Rogoll) lend the track a distinctly 'live' feel. Boston producer and mix engineer Caserta closes out proceedings with his remix of friend and musical collaborator Kon's 'Timeless'. Highlighting piano loops and synth stabs from the original version,
his rework moves the track seamlessly into Deep House territory, with smoothly rolling percussion and a hypnotic arrangement. A delicious taste of what's to come from 'Kon & Gang', this limited 12" is surely going to be essential listening this summer.
J Dilla aka Jay Dee - The Shining 10th Anniversary Edition
J Dilla aka Jay Dee
The Shining 10th Anniversary Edition
10x7" | 2016 | EU | Original (BBE)
49,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Oha! This one features all the classic Shining Joints on ten 7"s with the matching instrumentals on the flip!
Jigmastas - Resurgance
Pete Rock - Give It To Y'All
Pete Rock
Give It To Y'All
7" | 2016 | EU | Original (BBE)
18,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition for Record Store Day 2016!
Moods - Moods
Moods
Moods
LP | 1978 | EU | Reissue (BBE)
20,99 €*
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Continuing our tradition of unearthing hidden treasure, we are excited to present another rare classic, pressed to heavyweight vinyl. 'Moods' was the self titled debut (and only) album from a local St. Louis vocal group headed up by band leader, musician and producer Melvin Turnage. The group met in high school and disbanded soon afterwards, although Turnage is still touring with his own band, performing alongside Harry Belafonte, Shalamar and Sammy Davis Jr. over the years. Originally released in 1978, 'Moods' is a fantastic example of the 'Modern Soul' sound which bridged the gap between Northern Soul and Disco, introducing synthesisers alongside incredibly tight vocal harmonies and lush instrumental arrangements. Only a tiny number of copies are still in existence, making this LP highly sought after by record collectors. With a track from the album featured on BBE's recent 'Private Wax Vol.2' compilation which garnered support from Gilles Peterson among others, it's surely time for this gem of a long player to be discovered by a new generation of crate diggers.
Volcov - From The Archive
Volcov
From The Archive
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (BBE)
22,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Producing under the moniker Isoul8, as well as teaming up with Domu under the Rima alias for the incredible jazz/fusion album 'This World', Volcov is a truly important player in the underground music scene.
Remixing artists such as Frankie Valentine, Azymuth & Taylor McFerrin, running his two labels Archive and Neroli, as well as DJing all over the World has given Volcov a rare knowledge of soul, funk, disco and deep house music; knowledge which is very apparent throughout this album.
'From The Archive' comprises a lovingly chosen collection of obscure Funk, Disco & Boogie tracks, alongside three very special edits produced by the man himself. From Chez Damier's sun-drenched remix of The Urban Crew's 'Go' to Bembe Segue's emotional 'Sun On My Back' via Shuya Okino's disco epic 'Still In Love', this record takes the listener on a joyful journey deep into Volcov's musical mind.
Inkswel - Unity 4 Utopia
Inkswel
Unity 4 Utopia
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (BBE)
15,19 €* 18,99 € -20%
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Hot on the heels of his brilliant 'Superfoods' trilogy of albums on BBE, Australian production powerhouse Inkswel returns with a brand new solo effort entitled 'Unity 4 Utopia'. Stellar collaborators Steve Spacek, Recloose, Crazy P, Lay-Far, Kid Sublime, Mark de Clive-Lowe & Colonel Red all make an appearance help to make Inkswel's quest for musical utopia a reality, and the album certainly does not disappoint. As the man himself puts it: "we need to work together if we want happiness and furthermore if we want positive change- this is mirrored in music, collaboration being key". Echoes of early hip hop, 80's boogie, disco and House can all clearly be heard, all woven together by Inkwel's uniquely soulful, futuristic yet vintage production style. Drawn together by an abundantly positive feeling, vocal performances and beats are all faultlessly smooth and highly polished, but somehow the album retains a real sense of fun. Already touring tirelessly, 'Unity 4 Utopia' could well be the project which elevates Mr Inkswel from an underground phenomenon into a household name.
Disco Love - Volume 4: More More More Disco & Soul Uncovered
Disco Love
Volume 4: More More More Disco & Soul Uncovered
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (BBE)
22,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Scotland’s foremost (possibly only) disco obsessive returns with a fourth volume in the critically acclaimed Disco Love series. Previous volumes had critics saying things like “Some of it is risqué, cheesy and (may I say) sexy. Great stuff for us disco-geeks” and “A real gem for the disco connoisseurs” and “This will enhance any deep disco collection” and “the ever-reliable Glaswegian crate digger unearths even more dusty gems” and “Just when you think that Al Kent guy is not going to get you again, he assembles a third Disco Love that is more stimulating than the first two volumes” and, less excitingly, “The mastering and sound quality is great”. So, just when you think that Al Kent guy isn’t going to get you again, here he is - with fifteen more obscure disco tracks (or at the very least soul records you could dance to), most of which were pressed in limited quantities before sinking without trace.
Disco Love - Volume 4: More More More Disco & Soul Uncovered
Disco Love
Volume 4: More More More Disco & Soul Uncovered
2CD | 2016 | EU | Original (BBE)
18,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Scotland’s foremost (possibly only) disco obsessive returns with a fourth volume in the critically acclaimed Disco Love series. Previous volumes had critics saying things like “Some of it is risqué, cheesy and (may I say) sexy. Great stuff for us disco-geeks” and “A real gem for the disco connoisseurs” and “This will enhance any deep disco collection” and “the ever-reliable Glaswegian crate digger unearths even more dusty gems” and “Just when you think that Al Kent guy is not going to get you again, he assembles a third Disco Love that is more stimulating than the first two volumes” and, less excitingly, “The mastering and sound quality is great”. So, just when you think that Al Kent guy isn’t going to get you again, here he is - with fifteen more obscure disco tracks (or at the very least soul records you could dance to), most of which were pressed in limited quantities before sinking without trace, including five very special edited and extended versions and a DJ mixed second CD.
V.A. - House Of Ages: Selected by Jeremy Newall
V.A.
House Of Ages: Selected by Jeremy Newall
2LP | 2015 | EU | Original (BBE)
20,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Back in the early 1990s house music was having perhaps its most fertile and creative period. The original house from Chicago had blown up back in the ‘80s and left nothing short of a cultural revolution in its wake, with regional variants springing up all over the US, the UK and Europe.
London in particular was a global hub for house music, with a whole slew of clubs and a long established underground scene that had taken house to its heart. A key mover-and- shaker was a young Jeremy Newall, who worked successively at a whole bunch of record stores including Catch-A-Groove, where the likes of Tony Humphries would come and hang out when in town (Humphries used to record his shows at a flat above the shop with a wide-eyed Jeremy soaking in the vibes), and latterly Release The Groove, where he could be found well into the twenty-first century. A close association with Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson saw him repping for the big fella when Trouble was unable to do his Kiss FM radio show, and as the resident alongside him at Trouble’s much loved Loft Sessions in Camden. He also played on many pirates, at all the best parties in London, Europe and beyond. Jeremy’s position as the go-to guy behind the capital’s hippest record store counters saw many visiting US jocks passing him records that barely saw the light of day in a scene where superb new tunes were coming thick and fast. Therein lie the roots of this compilation … a collection of overlooked, unreleased, and just hard-to-find gems to put alongside some of the better-known and overplayed classics of the era.
Bilal - In Another Life
Bilal
In Another Life
CD | 2015 | EU | Original (BBE)
11,24 €* 14,99 € -25%
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Bilal is an artist who needs little introduction to fans of neo-soul, and his ever-growing following must surely be among the most loyal and supportive in the scene. To know Bilal is to love him, so ever since his new album was announced on npr.com with a taste of first single 'Satellites', expectation has been running at fever pitch.
More grounded and earthy than 2013's 'A Love Surreal' (also on BBE), ‘In Another Life’ was made in collaboration with eclectic producer and composer Adrian Younge. Although Bilal's soul and jazz chops are clearly evident here, there is also an underground indie undertone running through many of the tracks, complete with agonised vocal acrobatics worthy of Thom Yorke. In fact, if Prince & Radiohead had made an album together, well, it would probably make a lot less musical sense than this does. From opening track ‘Sirens’ the lyrical subject matter of the album provides a timely and human reflection on the confusion and paranoia of modern life, asking Marvin’s age-old question, ‘What’s Going On?’
Heavyweight guest appearances come in the form of Def Jam’s Big K.R.I.T., who provides a brilliant verse on the fun, 80’s boogie inspired ‘Pleasure Toy’. Man of the moment Kendrick Lamar spits lyrical fire on frenetic anthem ‘Money Over Love’, while the brilliant Kimbra turns up on languid, sensual soul/jazz gem ‘Holding It Back’.
Dedicated by Bilal “to the victims of injustice all over the World", ‘In Another Life’ is surely destined to become one of those rare and special records which actually make the world a better place for all those who experience it.
Yesking - Devil Inside
Yesking
Devil Inside
7" | 2014 | EU | Original (BBE)
9,99 €*
Release:2014 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Contains a Jstar remix on the B!
John Morales - The M&M Mixes Volume 3 Part B
John Morales
The M&M Mixes Volume 3 Part B
2LP | 2013 | EU | Original (BBE)
17,99 €*
Release:2013 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
This compilation is John Morales third for BBE. Few can match his contributions to the world of Dance Music be it soul, funk, disco to today’s house music.

John Morales is considered one of the true legends of the mix. And his work some thirty years later continues to be cutting edge and inspiring. Although familiar with John’s work – his epic mix of Universal Robot Bands boogie anthem “Barely Breakin Even” is the source from which BBE Records got its name.

No attempt had ever been made to summarise the pinnacle of Johns work. This third release on BBE continues that history lesson that John has forged in dance music. He formed The M+M Mix with his late partner Sergio Munzibai, in 1982 till 1990 whose output of over 650 mixes will be unmatched today. John continues The M+M legacy.

From the Rolling Stones to Gloria Estefan, The Temptations, Barry White, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Hall & Oates, Teena Marie, Aretha Franklin to BBE – we have all been molded by Johns everlasting mix influence, love for his work and his Music..

This superb triple CD presents some of John's finest works, and takes the M+M Mix legacy to yet a higher level. CD1 & 2 feature some of the greatest tracks of all time from the Start of CD 1 and Barry White’s “Never, Never Gonna Give You Up” , to the classic rework of Marvin Gaye’s “I Want You” which closes out CD2, there are no sleepers here. CD3 also features some of the best from the vaults of the Salsoul and West End labels, anthems like Loleatta Holloway’s – “Hit & Run” to legendary Paradise Garage favorite Loose Joints “Is It All Over My Face?”.

This is the legacy of the M+M mixes.
DJ Vadim - Don't Be Scared
DJ Vadim
Don't Be Scared
2LP | 2012 | EU | Original (BBE)
16,24 €* 24,99 € -35%
Release:2012 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. (Anatole France).
Mr eclectic electric, Mr internationalist (69 countries to date), part time Fat Freddy’s Drop collaborator/remixer and DJ (Electric Freddy), the John Coltrane of electronic music, Grammy nominated (2002), multi award winning DJ and producer, Daddy Vad returns with his 6th solo album entitled ‘Don't Be Scared’.

Everything you thought you knew is wrong. The year is 2012, a year of occupy movements, global dissatisfaction and protest at the status quo. No facet of our lives has been unaffected. No industry has remained unaffected. In just a few short years the music scene has mutated many countless times, bringing with it the rise and fall of countless genres, styles and its stars. Living through troubled times of huge social and political upheaval, our fear holds us back and urges us to re-tread old paths.

Welcome to ‘Don’t Be Scared’ by DJ Vadim - one of the founding fathers of beat culture, who presents his 10th studio album. Is it possible to create something entirely new? What does one of the fathers of the new beat scene do in a time of such huge tectonic plate movements? ‘Don’t Be Scared’ is an album about change, about progress, about moulting the old, cutting the dead wood away and bringing in the new. Rediscovering old paths, themes and patterns and melding them with one eye on the future. Part hip hop in mind-set, part electronic in sound, and part soulful in spirit with undertones of tribalism and some very ethnic and hypnotic elements, this album is rooted to bass culture, connecting dots along the way. Abstract dark sounds from previous albums such as USSR Repertoire (96) get rediscovered. Twisted dancehall crunked bass lines meet traditional African rhythms in a Bollywood cinema, whilst lush strings and grand pianos sit next to haunting morphed keyboards; afro beat licks and smoked out grooves.

This album focuses on the instrumental and brings the beat to the foreground, but look forward to vocals from long-time collaborator and fellow ‘Oneselfer’ Yarah Bravo, Sabira Jade (The Electric) gets political, and new sounds resonate from upcoming singers D’Angelo’esque Jazz Bailey, Hawaiian soulstress Karen Be and gruff funkman Greg Blackman. More pensive than recent albums, melancholy meets tropical vibes meets a strange BBC reporter high on eboga root. Even Jamie Fox makes a guest appearance talking dance moves.

The seeds of this album were set in November 2010 in Auckland (NZ) where the first tracks were created from many jam sessions with some of NZ’s leading musicians (Fat Freddy’s Drop, Trinity Roots, Coral, Julien Dyne, Isacc Aseli, Lewis McCallum). Fast forward to Germany where Vadim meets with Berlin’s finest beat maker Flako, and then back to the UK where he meets with members of 2012’s BBC artist of the year Michael Kiwanaka’s band, then retreats to Maui (Hawaii), Mexico City, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) before being finished in London and mixed in Tokyo. But what do we expect from an artist who has toured to 69 countries and performed more than 2500 times? This is global music, peng bass. What genre is this? Not sure, but one thing’s for sure; there is no one else who makes music quite like Vadim. One look at the discography and Vadim was there before people coined phrases for genres... making dubby druggy step music years before people even had heard of croydon musically. Creating future beats before people called it trip hop or headz, distorting basslines and drums before Glitch or Diplo. This album is perhaps the danciest we have witnessed from Vadim and this is something that for those who have seen him live in the last few years will have felt. Its a tropical bass extravaganza with no limits, no boundaries, no boxes. A nod to your mind, body and soul.

Turn up the volume and bang it out ya truck!
Black Ivory / The Fatback Band - I Keep Asking You Questions / Goin' To See My Baby
Black Ivory / The Fatback Band
I Keep Asking You Questions / Goin' To See My Baby
7" | 2012 | EU | Original (BBE)
9,99 €*
Release:2012 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
2nd teaser 7” vinyl for the “Best of Perception and Today Records compiled by DJ Spinna and BBE Soundsystem” to be released in Spring 2012! By the way, Black Ivory's tune is the sample source for Raekwon's all-time classic "Crimonology".
Visioneers - Hipology
Visioneers
Hipology
5x7" | 2012 | EU | Original (BBE)
29,99 €*
Release:2012 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition 5x7" box set accompanying Marc Mac's new "Hipology" album on BBE, officially released for Record Store Day 2012!
Katalyst - Day Into Night Feat. Stephanie McKay
Katalyst
Day Into Night Feat. Stephanie McKay
7" | 2011 | EU | Original (BBE)
7,99 €*
Release:2011 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Finally new music from Australia's Katalyst!
John Morales - The M&M Mixes Volume 2 Part B
John Morales
The M&M Mixes Volume 2 Part B
2LP | 2011 | EU | Original (BBE)
23,79 €* 27,99 € -15%
Release:2011 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Second part in BBE's John Morales record run-down. Essential.
Disco Love - Volume 2: More Rare Disco & Soul Uncovered
Disco Love
Volume 2: More Rare Disco & Soul Uncovered
2LP | 2011 | EU | Original (BBE)
22,99 €*
Release:2011 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Disco Love is a series of fabulous disco records that you have probably never heard of. All superb records presented to you by the legendary Al Kent from the unlikeliest disco haven of Glasgow.

Al's been buying records a few years now, usually ignoring the in-demand or more obvious titles and searching a little harder for fabulous disco records that you have probably never heard of. Disco Love contains just some of them.

Not only that, but most of them are exclusive, unissued re-edits, spliced specially for this album by Mr. Kent. And he's mixed them all together for one disc.

Al's northern soul past can clearly be heard in his choice of tracks here - from gritty backstreet crackhouse recordings, to uplifting dancefloor gems, they're all records that could easily have rocked the Blackpool Mecca in its heyday (actually, some did).

If you like your disco music deep, soulful and/or funky, then you've come to the right place.

'In today’s current disco loving climate, it’s refreshing to see a DJ with so much history in the field and a passion that goes beyond the latest trends'.

It’s worth mentioning that Al Kent only plays old music. To enhance his sets Al spends a crazy amount of time creating special edits. The likes of Kon (Off Track), Rahaan, Theo Parrish and Dimitri from Paris all want his edits when they hear them.
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