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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)
27,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Fresh from bringing us two incredible volumes of ‘AJourney 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 musiccontains a generous handful of obscure and brilliantmusical gems, carefully mined from all corners of theglobe.“Europe, The Americas, Africa and Asia are allrepresented herein and hopefully a few surprisesforyou, the listener, too” say Victor & Jean-Claude,summing up the project.
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)
56,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The radical discovery by Amir Abdullah of 5 two-trackmaster tapes in the care of Hermine Brooks – widow ofinnovative Detroit drummer Roy Brooks – of the CharlesMingus Quintet recorded live in Detroit at Strata ConcertGallery is cause for some serious celebration.These electrifying recordings took place during Mingus’week-long residency in February 1973. They werebroadcast live by drummer/producer and broadcasterRobert “Bud” Spangler for WDET FM – a public radiostation dedicated to jazz – from Kenny and BarbaraCox’s multi-purpose home for Strata Records at 46Selden. Entrance to the gig was $5 dollars in advanceand $6 on the door.By the early Seventies Mingus’ militant musings, volatilecharacter and hugely innovative musical offerings hadalready earned him global notoriety. He’d played withthe Bird, Dizzy, Max Roach, Duke Ellington and hadreleased universally acclaimed albums as a leader like‘Blues & Roots’, Oh Yeah’ and ‘Black Saint & The SinnerLady’. This gig – one of a Jazz In Detroit series that alsoincluded Keith Jarrett, Tribe and Herbie Hancock – tookplace a few months after the release of Mingus’ “thirdstream” masterpiece ‘Let My Children Hear Music’.The music on these tapes is blazing. According to thelate Roy Brooks, the band – which included himself andfellow Detroit trumpeter Joe Gardner - had not longreturned from playing two tours in Europe. Fresh to thequintet was stellar pianist Don Pullen and listening tothese recordings Pullen’s church-driven power, bluessensibility and harmonic sophistication perfectlycomplements the bassist’s own vision. On tenorsaxophone we have the soulful and innovative JohnStubblefield. Like Pullen he was a recent recruit.Unfortunately, the saxophonist’s time with Minguslasted a mere 5 months: “I got in a fight with Mingusand I shouldn't have done that. After that, I couldn't getarrested in New York." Ironically, when Sue Mingusformed the Mingus Big Band in 1992, to perpetuate herhusband's legacy, Stubblefield emerged as a talismanicpresence in the ensemble until he passed in 2005.Thanks to BBE, 180 Proof Records and Strata Recordswe can now tune in to WDET-FM and transportourselves back to Detroit ’73, and get a taste of thefurious energy and compositional sophistication of aunique and modern master at work in the most intimateof settings.
Takeo Moriyama - East Plants
Takeo Moriyama
East Plants
2LP | 1983 | EU | Reissue (BBE)
25,99 €*
Release:1983 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Originally released in 1983 on the Japanese VAPlabel, ‘East Plants’ is an essential album in the JJazz canon. It’s an album that distils several keycharacteristics of Moriyama’s music: clearlyarticulated and inventive rhythms, open yet orderlyarrangements, and an accessible groove balancedwith a graceful control.‘East Plants’ features no piano, just percussion,bass and reeds. From the luxurious raga-like buildof the album’s hypnotic title track and the fiercepost-bop workout of ‘Fields’, to the stately modaltrack ‘Kaze’ ( as featured on the sell-out BBEcompilation, ‘J Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan1968-1984’), the album was, until now, a rarelyacknowledged masterpiece. ‘East Plants’ showsMoriyama’s quintet at their most transcendent:delicate layers of percussion by Yoji Sadanari, awarm and pliant bass from Hideki Mochizuki, withcolour and texture provided by the eloquent reedwork of Shuichi Enomoto and Toshiko Inoue. And,overseeing it all, Moriyama’s discreet yetcommanding drumming.The BBE J Jazz Masterclass Series is curated byTony Higgins and Mike Peden and is dedicated topresenting the very finest in Japanese jazz. Theseries will feature rare, long-lost and unreleasedmaterial presented in the highest qualityreproductions of the original releases, fully licensedand authorised.
V.A. - Marcel Vogel's Lumberjacks In Hell
V.A.
Marcel Vogel's Lumberjacks In Hell
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (BBE)
25,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
BBE Music celebrates 8 glorious years of House andDisco magic from Marcel Vogel and friends withcompilation album ‘Lumberjacks In Hell’.Founded in 2010 by German DJ and producer MarcelVogel, the ‘Lumberjacks in Hell’ label has won fansover the world thanks to its deeply rooted, timelesssound. Described by 5 Magazine as “the bestChicago dance music label not based in Chicago”,the imprint has seen legends such as Rahaan,Soulphiction, Karizma and Jamie 3:26 (whose ‘TasteOf Chicago’ compilation is coming soon on BBE) rubshoulders with virtually unknown names, ensuringthat great music is always the star of the show.Convinced he had to contribute something unique toDJ culture, Marcel Vogel began “chopping up soulfultunes” in the early 2000’s. After moving toAmsterdam in 2010, he founded ‘Lumberjacks InHell’, initially as a conduit for his own edits andproductions. Soon he found himself releasingoriginal tracks from his musical heroes and bringingthe ‘Lumberjacks’ sound to clubs and festivals allover the globe.This compilation captures the vibe and vision of‘Lumberjacks In Hell’, a project which, after only 8years, has gained a seat at the top table of Housemusic; revered by weathered veterans and freshfacedyoung guns alike.
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 thecrates 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.
Pete Rock - PeteStrumentals
Pete Rock
PeteStrumentals
2LP | 2001 | EU | Reissue (BBE)
19,99 €*
Release:2001 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Pete Rock's contribution to the now classic BBE Beat generation series. Essential!
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 labelMusical Touch Sound back in 1979, ‘Ducks &Drakes’ is an instrumental disco LP bypioneering French electronic musician YanTregger. Reissued this year by BBE alongsidehis 1978 album ‘Catchy’, Ducks & Drakes hasachieved cult status among crate diggers andDJs, thanks to its ebullient charm and rock-solidleftfield grooves. Virtually impossible to find onvinyl for many years now, ‘Ducks & Drakes’found wider allure in 2008 when Alexis Le-Tanselected album track ‘Girls Will Be Girls’ forexperimental disco compilation ‘Space Oddities’.UK music hero Frankie Valentine broughtthese two magical albums to BBE’s attentionand curated the project alongside the team.Amazingly (especially given the era in which itwas recorded) the album was almost entirelyperformed, produced and composed by Treggerhimself. Presented with its beautiful originalartwork and previously unavailable to all but alucky few record collectors, we’re excited toshare the disco-infused magic of ‘Ducks &Drakes’ with the world.
Tohru Aizawa Quartet - Tachibana
Tohru Aizawa Quartet
Tachibana
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (BBE)
29,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The desire to discover and delve into new and unexplored areas ofmusic has turned attention on the Japanese jazz scene of the1970s, often regarded as its gilded age. The recent groundbreakingsell-out BBE compilation J Jazz: Deep Modern Jazzfrom Japan 1969-1984 threw much needed light on thisfascinating era and presented a range of artists and music thatsurprised and delighted all who heard it. A key track on thecompilation was one of the rarest and least known: Dead Letter bythe Tohru Aizawa Quartet, taken from an album that was soelusive, some pondered whether it even existed.The album, Tachibana, was recored in 1975 and, until includedon the J Jazz compilation, was unknown except to a small group ofobsessive Japanese jazz collectors. The privately pressed recordwas the only album made by the Quartet, four amateur musicianswho were university students at the time. The session wasfinanced by a local businessman, Ikujiroh Tachibana, who pressedup a few hundred copies to use as a business card. In theintervening 40 odd years since its recording, few copies havesurfaced, making it an in-demand yet elusive artefact from thegolden age of Japanese jazz. BBE Records are honoured to presenta fully authorised reissue of this holy grail, licensed directly fromthe band themselves.Tachibana has all the necessary components of a cult album:pressed in small numbers, a few mysterious and vague detailsabout its origins, languishing in obscurity for decades and, aboveall, superb musical craftsmanship and skill. It can now be enjoyedby a new audience around the world.
J Dilla aka Jay Dee - Welcome 2 Detroit
Charles Mingus - Jazz in Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden
Charles Mingus
Jazz in Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden
5CD | 2018 | EU | Original (BBE)
32,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The radical discovery by Amir Abdullah of 5 two-trackmaster tapes in the care of Hermine Brooks – widow ofinnovative Detroit drummer Roy Brooks – of the CharlesMingus Quintet recorded live in Detroit at Strata ConcertGallery is cause for some serious celebration.These electrifying recordings took place during Mingus’week-long residency in February 1973. They werebroadcast live by drummer/producer and broadcasterRobert “Bud” Spangler for WDET FM – a public radiostation dedicated to jazz – from Kenny and BarbaraCox’s multi-purpose home for Strata Records at 46Selden. Entrance to the gig was $5 dollars in advanceand $6 on the door.By the early Seventies Mingus’ militant musings, volatilecharacter and hugely innovative musical offerings hadalready earned him global notoriety. He’d played withthe Bird, Dizzy, Max Roach, Duke Ellington and hadreleased universally acclaimed albums as a leader like‘Blues & Roots’, Oh Yeah’ and ‘Black Saint & The SinnerLady’. This gig – one of a Jazz In Detroit series that alsoincluded Keith Jarrett, Tribe and Herbie Hancock – tookplace a few months after the release of Mingus’ “thirdstream” masterpiece ‘Let My Children Hear Music’.The music on these tapes is blazing. According to thelate Roy Brooks, the band – which included himself andfellow Detroit trumpeter Joe Gardner - had not longreturned from playing two tours in Europe. Fresh to thequintet was stellar pianist Don Pullen and listening tothese recordings Pullen’s church-driven power, bluessensibility and harmonic sophistication perfectlycomplements the bassist’s own vision. On tenorsaxophone we have the soulful and innovative JohnStubblefield. Like Pullen he was a recent recruit.Unfortunately, the saxophonist’s time with Minguslasted a mere 5 months: “I got in a fight with Mingusand I shouldn't have done that. After that, I couldn't getarrested in New York." Ironically, when Sue Mingusformed the Mingus Big Band in 1992, to perpetuate herhusband's legacy, Stubblefield emerged as a talismanicpresence in the ensemble until he passed in 2005.Thanks to BBE, 180 Proof Records and Strata Recordswe can now tune in to WDET-FM and transportourselves back to Detroit ’73, and get a taste of thefurious energy and compositional sophistication of aunique and modern master at work in the most intimateof settings.
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 cultishnames to emerge from the experimental Frenchdisco scene of the 1970s. But to a growing numberof obsessive crate diggers, the two LPs recorded forthe Musical Touch Sound label in 1978/9 ‘Catchy’and ‘Ducks & Drakes’ have become like the holygrail of rare disco. Those diggers include MarkGrusane of the late Mr Peabody record store inChicago. One of the deepest collectors of rare soul,disco and boogie, he included an edit of the sleazydisco bomb ‘Riff On’ from 'Catchy' on ‘The RealSound of Mark Grusane’, his recent collection ofhen’s teeth rarities for BBE. Now, thanks to thecareful curation of UK music hero FrankieValentine, BBE is delighted to dig deeper into theYan Tregger archives and reissue these two indemandLPs. First up is the 1978 LP ‘Catchy’, aheady collection of cosmic disco that should seeTregger’s name ranked alongside those of Arpadys,Cerrone and Space as one of the pioneers of Frenchdance music. Characterised by its energetic rhythmsections, space-age synths and funky guitar riffs,‘Catchy’ couldn’t be a more perfect title for thisclassic collection of late 70’s grooves.
Koichi Matsukaze Trio + Toshiyuki Daitoku - Earth Mother
Koichi Matsukaze Trio + Toshiyuki Daitoku
Earth Mother
2LP | 1978 | EU | Reissue (BBE)
25,99 €*
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
As part of the widely respected BBE J JazzMasterclass Series, Koichi Matsukaze's incrediblyrare and much sought after album Earth Mothersees a deluxe repress on BBE Music. This is the thirdhighly anticipated release in the series.Regarded as one of the most sought-after yetelusive albums from a pivotal era in Japanese jazz,Earth Mother was originally issued in 1978 on ALM,a private label home to some of the most innovativejazz, contemporary classical and freeimprovisational music released in Japan during thelate 70s and early 80s. It was here that EarthMother found a natural home among theexperimental and transgressive, destined to remainin obscurity for decades until the album’s muscular,bass-driven title track was included as the openingcut on BBE’s acclaimed compilation J Jazz: DeepModern Jazz From Japan 1969-1984. It was a fittingway to start such a landmark collection and thetrack quickly became a favourite among DJs andjazz fans.Earth Mother sees saxophonist Matsukaze team uponce again with legendary drummer and bandleader Furusawa Ryojiro; joined by Tamio Kawabataon bass to form the core trio which is augmented byDaitoku Toshiyuki on acoustic piano and FenderRhodes.This is a mythic album, seen and heard by very few;often among the top wants for even the most hardcorejazz collectors. The album ranges fromheavyweight spiritual jazz and post-bop burners, toDolphy-esque experimentation (Don't Worry AboutTenor Saxophone) and a singular take on the classic,Round Midnight.To optimise the sound of the music Earth Mother willbe issued as a 180g vinyl double album, with exactreproduction artwork, obi strip, insert and labelsplus translated notes. It will also be available on CDand across digital formats.The BBE J Jazz Masterclass Series is curated by TonyHiggins and Mike Peden and is dedicated topresenting the very finest in Japanese jazz. Theseries will feature fully licensed and authoriseddeluxe reissues of rare, long-lost and unreleasedmaterial from the golden era of Japanese jazz.
Volcov - From The Archive Volume 2
Volcov
From The Archive Volume 2
2LP | 2018 | UK | Original (BBE)
28,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Neroli record founder Volcov returns with the secondvolume of compilation series ‘From The Archive’ onBBE Music.It’s been a busy two years for Enrico Crivellaro(Volcov) since the release of ‘From The Archive Vol.1’. His Neroli label has seen stellar releases fromDego (2000 Black), Lars Bartkuhn, Trinidadian Deepand Alton Miller among others, leading to a hecticschedule of DJ sets across the globe.In ‘From The Archive Vol. 2’, Volcov’s musical rootsare once again evident in a jazzy collection of hiddengems spanning genres and continents. As Volcovputs it: “the spirit and the sound of this albumfollows the frst volume: choosing more songs that ithought were overlooked and deserved moreattention. This time, with such a crowdedmarketplace for reissues and compilation of 70s-80smusic, I decided only to focus on songs from the last10-15 years.”‘From The Archive Vol. 2’ features several tracksnever before released on vinyl, including ‘AfterlifeVol.2’ by 'Black Renaissance' composer and RoyAyers collaborator Harry Whitaker and Ron Trent’shomage to French violin genius Jean-Luc Ponty, ‘OriSpace’. Taking in intimate downtempo soul,extraterrestrial jazz sounds and straight up clubmusic, ‘From The Archive Vol. 2’ paints a vibrant andeclectic musical picture, autographed with a coupleof signature edits by Volcov himself.
Chip E Feat. K-Joy - Like This (House Mix) / Like This (DDD Dub)
Chip E Feat. K-Joy
Like This (House Mix) / Like This (DDD Dub)
7" | 2018 | UK | Original (BBE)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
"Neben ""Jack Trax"" ist ""Like This"" einer jener ikonischen House-Tracks aus dem Jahr 1985, die Irwin LarryEberhart II alias Chip E zum ""Godfather of House"" machten und Chicago für immer fest auf der Dancefloor-Landkarte verankerten. Klar, dass ""Like This"" auf der von DJ Spinna und Kai Alce initiierten und Chicago-House-Klassikern gewidmeten Singleserie ""Foundations"" nicht fehlen darf. Für die A-Seite ihrer 7"" wähltendie beiden Altmeister den ""Like This (House Mix)"" aus; hierbei handelt es sich um einen exklusiven, absolutDancefloor-tauglichen Edit der ursprünglichen 12""-Fassung, der auch heute noch allen House-Aficionadosein Lächeln ins Gesicht zaubert. Auf der Rückseite findet sich mit dem ""Like This (DDD Dub)"" eine perkussivzerklüftete,bis auf die Knochen abgespeckte Version des House-Meilensteins. Für die Geschichtsbücher:Den einleitenden Tracktitel spricht kein Geringerer als Frankie Knuckles."
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 ‘FoundationsVol.1’, which saw DJ Spinna and Kai Alce joinforces to release the Cajmere classic ‘BrighterDays’ on 7” vinyl, the second volume of‘Foundations’ sees the pair digging even deeperinto House music history, selecting a pair of tracksfrom Chicago legend Tyree Cooper.The first cut on our strictly limited 7” pressing wasoriginally named ‘Video Crash’, then re-titled‘Acid Crash’ on a bootleg version released aroundthe same time. Whichever name you prefer, this1988 track hails from an era of creative oneupmanshipin the Chicago underground. The storygoes that Marshall Jefferson and/or Lil’ Louiscreated 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 ‘VideoCrash’ and in the process he created one of themost potent and recognizable Acid House tracks ofall time.On the flip side and originally released back in ’89is Joe Smooth’s ‘Too Deep’ mix of anotherTyree classic: ‘Hardcore Hip House’. A crossoveranthem, Tyree’s original version paired rap vocalsand James Brown cutups with raw House beats.Fellow Chicago DJ Joe Smooth shows off theflawless, crisp production abilities that would latersee him producing for Destiny’s Child, NewOrder and Whitney Houston with this superb,timeless Deep House remix.
Orchestra Soledad, The - Vamonos / Let's Go
Orchestra Soledad, The
Vamonos / Let's Go
LP | 1970 | Reissue (BBE)
18,99 €*
Release:1970 / Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Erstmals erschien die LP "Vamonos/Let’s Go" 1970 beim kleinen, in Chicago ansässigen Label Futuro. Beidieser handelt es sich um die einzige Veröffentlichung des Orchestra Soledad, einer Salsa-Band ausBrooklyn. Deren Vorsteher war der Posaunist Hector Ramos, der auch für den Großteil der rohen,authentischen und energisch-ungestümen Arrangements verantwortlich ist. Dass die Platte in Vergessenheitgeriet und somit ein exklusives Sammlerstück ist, versteht sich von selbst, erregte sie doch schon in ihremErscheinungsjahr kaum Aufmerksamkeit. Doch wie es das Schicksal will, entdeckte DJ Amir das gute Stückbeim Stöbern in einer Secondhand-Plattenkiste, zufälligerweise in einem Laden in Ramos’ Nachbarschaft.Angezogen durch das plakative Cover und fasziniert vom eigenwilligen Sound, erwarb DJ Amir das Vinyl undwählte sogleich das Stück "El Ritmo Soledad" für seine gerade in Mache befindliche Kompilation "BuenaMúsica y Cultura" aus, die 2016 bei BBE erschien und Latin-Musik des ganzen amerikanischen Kontinentspräsentierte. Offensichtlich beeindruckte der Song auch die Verantwortlichen bei BBE, schieben sie dochumstandslos die Neuauflage von "Vamonos/Let’s Go" als LP hinterher.
Mr. Thing - Strange Breaks & Mr. Things Volume 3
Mr. Thing
Strange Breaks & Mr. Things Volume 3
2LP | 2014 | EU | Reissue (BBE)
24,99 €*
Release:2014 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Like the previous volumes, Strange Breaks & Mr Thing III contains a collection of killer cutz; some you’ve probably never heard of, some which may make you go: “I recognize this sample!”… because it was once used as the backdrop for a classic Hip Hop track. If you liked the legendary “Strange Games” compilation series on BBE compiled by the likes of Kenny Dope & DJ Spinna, you’ll love “Strange Breaks & Mr. Thing”.UK Hip-Hop producer and acclaimed DJ; Mr. Thing has been busier than ever circling the globe, filling dance floors as well as adding rare 45s to his ever growing collection now he’s shaing those nuggets with us.Known worldwide as a DJ & turntablist Mr Thing is a name synonymous with Hip-Hop that always brings a smile to the faces of fans and promoters alike as they remember genius performances of impeccable skill. First touching the tables in 1987 he has been non-stop perfecting his art since and is now one of the worlds best. Touring the world with an understanding of records and music that is second to none, he always creates flawless and exciting sets mixing some of the rarest records with some of the best loved records ever heard with an apparently effortless ease honed after years of practice.
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)
24,99 €*
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.
J Dilla aka Jay Dee - The Shining
J Dilla aka Jay Dee
The Shining
2LP | 2006 | EU | Reissue (BBE)
23,99 €*
Release:2006 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
12 tracks feat. Busta Rhymes, Common, Pharoahe Monch, Madlib, Med, Dwele, Black Thought and others.
Ralph Thomas - Eastern Standard Time
Ralph Thomas
Eastern Standard Time
2LP | 1980 | UK | Reissue (BBE)
28,99 €*
Release:1980 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Following hard on the heels of BBE delving into the archives ofDetroit’s Strata Records and delivering their widely acclaimedand hugely in-demand exploration of J-Jazz, comes anothercrate digger’s delight- Ralph Thomas’ ‘Eastern Standard Time’,which dropped the USA back in in 1980, on the obscure ZebraJazz imprint.This is the is the kind of “spiritual’ jazz gem that appears on YouTube and upon checking it out on Discogs reveals a price well inexcess of £150.00. To have it widely available in its originalvinyl format, as well as digitally and on CD, is a real treat. So,who is Ralph Thomas?The self-produced ‘Eastern Standard Time’ features Thomas onbaritone, alto and tenor saxophones as well as flute andpercussion. He describes himself as a practicing ethnomusicologistwho’s musical vision evolved during the Sixties andit’s Thomas’ multifaceted, global approach that gives the musicon Eastern Standard Time’ an engaging and distinct flavour."My music has always been open to different cultures andsounds Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Mexican, Peruvian, American,Hebrew, Turkish, African, Indian and Japanese,” declares theChicago born musician. While attending the Chicagoconservatory of music in 1969 he became a member of theChicago A.A.C.M, studying with master musicians Phil Cohranand Richard Muhal Abrams. He also recorded with well-knownblues legends, Howlin' Wolf and Mighty Joe Young for the Cadetimprint of Chess records.In 1974, he moved to Los Angeles and was employed as asession player with both 20th Century Fox and Motown – wherehe recorded with Marvin Gaye, Jermaine Jackson, SmokeyRobinson and Rick James. In the early Eighties he was workingfor Quincy Jones Productions appearing on the soundtrack ofRoots and The Color Purple but a passion for reggae music ledhim to Jamaica where he recorded with producer Jack Ruby andartists like Augustus Pablo and Gregory Isaacs.In ’86 he moved to NYC where he collaborated with Boogaloolegend Johnny Colon and played with like-minded musicalexplorers Sun Ra, Don Cherry and Olatunji. However, by 1993his restless spirit carried him to Paris where studiedEthnomusicology and performed with trumpeter Mra Oma andfilm-maker Ranaivo-Rajaona Hery. There were also gigs withpercussionist Trilok Gurtu as well as drummer Sunny Murrayand saxophone legend Archie Shepp. Upon moving to theSouth of France Thomas ran an art gallery and initiated hisMusArt project – which has since toured in the US, Canada andJapanAfter a productive stint in Chiang Mai, Thailand – where heimmersed himself in Issan culture – Ralph Thomas recently relocatedback to the US to live and work.
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 parexcellence Jamie 3:26 drops a 12”comprising two of his most highly prizedcuts.At the top of many a vinyl digger’s wish-listsince its highly limited white label release in2010, the Jamie 3:26 edit of Calendar’s 1977disco stepper ‘Comin’ On Strong’ hasbecome the stuf of legend, played todevastating efect by Theo Parrish amongothers over recent years.On the fip, Jamie 3:26 heads into classicChicago House territory with a feryreworking of impossible-to-fnd BraxtonHolmes banger ‘Stomps & Shouts’, takenfrom his mythical ‘Cabrini-Greens andCornbread’ project.A scintillating teaser of what’s to come laterthis year when BBE release ‘Taste OfChicago’, a full album’s worth of Jamie’sincredible edits, this 12” is surely a musthave for House and Disco players the worldover.
Will.I.Am / Pete Rock - Lay Me Down / Pete's Jazz
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)
26,99 €*
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)
25,64 €* 26,99 € -5%
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)
24,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Electronic / Dance
UK hip hop’s original and best live band are backwith brand new album ‘Bring Out The Sound’,released in February 2018 on BBE Music. Foundedin the early 90s by Ollie Teeba and Jake Wherry,The Herbaliser have earned every single accoladethey’ve received during almost 25 years of touringand recording. Best known for delivering a series ofgroundbreaking albums on Ninja Tune andproviding one of the all-time highlights of the‘Fabric Live’ mix series, The Herbaliser’s mostrecent LP ‘There Were Seven’ was issued on theirown ‘Department H’ imprint back in 2012. Havingworked with hip hop royalty such as Jazzy Jef andPete Rock over the years, not to mention releasingJ Dilla’s frst and last solo albums, BBE aredelighted to share in The Herbaliser’s musicaljourney.Inviting a carefully chosen group of guest vocaliststo join them in their London studio, ‘Bring Out TheSound’ presents a diverse blend of soulful songs,hip hop bangers and original instrumental funkbreaks, made all the more impressive by itscomplete absence of sampling, an album from theheat of The Herbaliser. Famous for his pop smash‘Starz In Their Eyes’ (sadly as relevant now as itever was), Camden vocalist Just Jack lays down anincredibly moving performance over lush hornsand strings on the instant classic ‘Seize The Day’.The London Posse’s own Rodney P spits lyrical frealongside 28Luchi over the reggae-infused,unmistakably British beats of ‘Like Shaft’. FormerSenseless Things member and Libertinescollaborator Mark Keds creates an almostuncomfortably intimate, confessional atmosphereon the intensely personal ’20 Years To The Day’.Compared by Mark Ronson to a young MinnieRipperton, UK singer STAC’s voice cuts throughwith a breathy kind of clarity on ‘Over and Over’.But the Herbaliser band has always been so muchmore than the sum of its collaborators. Languid,powerful hip hop beats and uncompromisingproduction values underpin impressiveperformances by all the band members, especiallythe horn section who track after track, turn invintage performances. These guys make it allsound so easy that by the time we reach‘Takedown’, a track that sounds for all the worldlike a forgotten b-boy anthem by The IncredibleBongo Band.
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)
27,99 €*
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: pentatonicscales, 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.
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)
10,44 €* 10,99 € -5%
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.
John Morales - The M+M Mixes 4 (Part B)
John Morales
The M+M Mixes 4 (Part B)
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (BBE)
25,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
John Morales geht dahin, wo noch kein DJ war. Das Universalgenie aus der Bronx, das in diesem SommerResident DJ bei Defecteds Glitterbox-Event auf Ibiza war und aktuell in Londons angesagtem BusseyBuilding auflegt, veröffentlicht ein abendfüllendes Programm. Er präsentiert unveröffentlichte Mixe mitKlassikern von Weltstarts wie Donna Summer, Barry White, Diana Ross, Level 42, Cher, Teddy Pendergrass,Eddie Kendricks und vielen anderen. Satte vier CDs oder zwei separat erhältliche Doppel-LPs ist dieseeinmalige Zusammenstellung lang. John Morales legt seit mehr als drei Jahrzehnten auf und hat in dieser Zeitüber 800 Remixe produziert. Der vierte Teil seiner "M+M Mixes" ist zweifelsohne sein bislang ehrgeizigstesProjekt. 32 Stücke hat er seiner komplexen und unverkennbaren Behandlung unterzogen und sie so nocheinmal neu erfunden. Dafür bekam er, was kaum einem DJ gelang: Man gewährte ihm Zugang zu denOriginal-Mehrspuraufnahmen aus den Archiven. Wenn Boiler Room ihn als einen "der besten Produzentenund Arrangeure von Disco-Musik" beschreibt, ist das eher noch untertrieben. Keiner mixt wie John Morales.
Kev Beadle - Private Collection Volume 3 - More Independent Jazz Sounds From The 70s & 80s
Kev Beadle
Private Collection Volume 3 - More Independent Jazz Sounds From The 70s & 80s
3LP | 2017 | EU | Original (BBE)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Beloved DJ, compiler and incurable vinyl junkie, Kev Beadle returns to BBE with a 3rd volume of his much lauded ‘Private Collection’ album series. Taking in a wide range of obscure jazz with a distinct nod to the dance-floor, the first two ‘Private Collections’ are already considered classics by the jazz-dance community. Once again presenting a wealth of ultra-rare sounds previously only available to record collectors with very deep pockets, Vol.3 sees Kev inviting us to travel even deeper into the vinyl vaults.Quite a lot has happened in the 3 years since ‘Private Collection Vol.2’ was released, not least Kev’s announcement last year that he was hanging up his headphones. We hope, selfishly, that his retirement won’t last, but either way, the news has given this compilation some added significance for us. A founder of London’s legendary Dingwalls and former Wag club resident, Kev has been at the very centre of the UK’s jazz-dance scene for decades, locked in (friendly) competition with the likes of Gilles Peterson, Patrick Forge, Bob Jones and many others on a never-ending quest for that perfect track.As you might expect, ‘Private Collection Vol.3’ contains its fair share of frenetic, syncopated musical workouts to test the stamina of even the most dedicated dancers, but the album also provides some moments of calm, some smooth Latin grooves like Louis Hayes version of the Freddie Hubbard classic ‘Little Sunflower’ as well as very rare, sought after recordings by Belair, Lee Willhite and the Webster Lewis that have changed hands for big money in recent times.Whether you are a record collector or a jazz club regular, this compilation represents a chance to finally own more than a few ‘holy grail’ tunes without breaking the bank and a chance to relive those special moments on the dance-floor. For the rest of us, this is simply a glorious concoction of 70s and 80s jazz, rescued from relative obscurity, painstakingly assembled and presented with a great deal of love.
Joey Negro & Sean P - The Best Of Disco Spectrum
Joey Negro & Sean P
The Best Of Disco Spectrum
3LP | 2017 | EU | Original (BBE)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
18 years on from the release of the very first ‘Disco Spectrum’ LP, Joey Negro and Sean P revisit the project, selecting the finest cuts from this much-loved album series. Three volumes of Disco Spectrum were released on BBE between 1999 and 2002, heralding a disco revival that, almost two decades later, just keeps gaining momentum.Known by a plethora of aliases including Jakatta and Akabu as well as Joey Negro, Isle of White native Dave Lee has been at the epicenter of UK dance music since the late 1980s. One of the first British producers to incorporate disco samples into dance music, he took his favourite genre all the way to the top of the charts in the early 90s when he masterminded Take That’s cover version of ‘Relight My Fire’ by Dan Hartman. Never an artist to rest on his laurels, Dave has remained at the top of his game ever since; producing chart hits and underground club tracks alike, touring the world with live disco act The Sunburst Band and running his own label Z Records.The Best Of Disco Spectrum features a wide-ranging collection of floor-fillers including: Rare Pleasure – ‘Let Me Down Easy’ (infamously sampled by David Morales for 90s club smash ‘Needin U’), Ramona Brooks – ‘I Don’t Want You Back’ (revived by Patrick Forge andSean P on pirate radio in the late 80s), Bunny Mack - 'Let Me Love You' (an early forerunner of today’s popular afro/house sound) and Syreeta - 'Can't Shake Your Love' (snappy, bass-led funk from the former Mrs Stevie Wonder, mixed by Larry Levan).
Ben & Sadar - The Red,White & Blue's
Ben & Sadar
The Red,White & Blue's
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (BBE)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Sadar Bahar ist ein US-amerikanischer House-DJ aus Chicago mit einem Faible für Disco und Funk, derinsbesondere durch die wundervolle Kompilation "Soul In The Hole" (2012) auch abseits der Dancefloorsdieser Welt für Aufmerksamkeit sorgen konnte. Gemeinsam mit dem Synthesizer-Enthusiasten und Electro-Veteranen Ben Spaander aka Cosmic Force hat er in dessen Utrechter Studio vier schwer groovendeTanzbodenfüller aufgenommen. "Electronic Frequencies" lässt mit einer hypnotischen Synth-Bassline,gerader Kickdrum und jazzigen Gitarrensprengseln klassische 80er-House-Zeiten hochleben. "Fast Trumpet"zaubert aus funky Wah-Wah-Gitarren und einem ohrwurmartigen Bläser-Sample einen frenetischen Disco-Song. Der Disco/Funk-Workout "Binaries In Love" lebt vom schwindeligen Zusammenspiel aus Saxofon undrockiger Gitarre. Den Abschluss macht das geschmeidige Jazz-Funk-Stück "East River Throwdown" miteinem ikonischen Break.Seite
Bert Myrick - Live N' Well
Bert Myrick
Live N' Well
LP | 1974 | EU | Reissue (BBE)
20,99 €*
Release:1974 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Rescued from relative obscurity by DJ Amir’s 180 Proof Records, BBE is delighted to present a gem from the tiny yet highly influential catalogue of Strata Records, Bert Myrick’s ‘Live ‘n Well’. This is the first in a long line of reissues focusing on the Strata catalog details attached.
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)
65,99 €*
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)
65,99 €*
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.
Kon & Amir - Off Track Volume 3 - Brooklyn
Kon & Amir
Off Track Volume 3 - Brooklyn
2LP | 2010 | EU | Reissue (BBE)
22,99 €*
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.
V.A. - Jay Strongman presents Popcorn Heartbreak 1958-1964
V.A.
Jay Strongman presents Popcorn Heartbreak 1958-1964
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (BBE)
26,99 €*
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 thatdidn'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 ...
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)
69,99 €*
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!
Kev Beadle presents - The Best Of Inner City Records
Kev Beadle presents
The Best Of Inner City Records
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (BBE)
24,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
All thing jazz from freejazz to dancefloorfriendly cuts. A nice retrospective collection, 15 tracks at all.
Jean-Claude of Almagamation Of Soundz - You Need This: A Journey Into Deep Jazz Volume 1
Jean-Claude of Almagamation Of Soundz
You Need This: A Journey Into Deep Jazz Volume 1
2LP | 2015 | EU | Original (BBE)
24,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Designed to be as pleasing to the jazz newbie as the perennial chin-stroker, Deep Jazz comprises of nine obscure compositions which utterly deserve their moment in the sun. Compiled by one half of The Amalgamation Of Soundz, renowned DJs DJ and owner of bespoke record shop If Music Jean-Claude, the album offers a small glimpse into the mind of the legendary taste-maker.Hip-swaying, toe-tapping slick productions are the order of the day here, accessible enough to be enjoyed across the board, yet authentic enough to satisfy the most ardent purist. As Jean-Claude says: "for those of us searching for that elusive groove: it is a lifelong quest!"
J Dilla aka Jay Dee - Welcome 2 Detroit Instrumentals
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)
25,99 €*
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.
Johnny D presents - Disco Jamms Volume 1
Johnny D presents
Disco Jamms Volume 1
2LP | 2012 | EU | Original (BBE)
21,99 €*
Release:2012 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
"The mark of a great DJ is one who knows that hip-hop came from disco. That is the truth of the matter..."Johnny 'D' DeMairo has always been about disco. It was something that underpinned his seminal house label Henry Street Music, the imprint he set up with Tommy Musto in 1993. It was a place where the particles of classic disco and the four-to-the-floor throb of house music were smashed together to create something new, something that would extend the life of these underground anthems and introduce them to a new audience. Armand Van Helden, Kenny Dope, Lil' Louie Vega, Terry Hunter, DJ Sneak, Todd Terry, DJ Duke, they all turned it out for Henry Street, and tracks like Dope's 'The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind)' and Van Helden's 'The Funk Phenomena' made it a pivotal part of house music history. But the story starts much earlier than that in Brooklyn, New York, in the 80s. Born into a blue-collar Italian-American household, it would have been virtually impossible for DeMairo to avoid the streetlife happening outside his front door. Block parties, rollerskating, graffiti, disco, boogie, electro, freestyle and hip-hop were consuming kids from all backgrounds, of all colours.Making contacts among the DJ-only record pools, and then meeting the likes of Louie Vega, Todd Terry and Kenny Dope on the club circuit, DeMairo joined a promotion company called the Street Information Network, soon using it to create networks of his own, CJ Mackintosh in London, Terry Hunter in Chicago, 95 North in Washington, and, of course, all those New York connections. When it came time to launch his own label, the fledgling Henry Street (named after a cross street in his Brooklyn neighbourhood), he could call on the most smouldering of talents in house music to make it great. But that is another story... This selection is about the tracks that would inform Henry Street, the tracks found deep within the complex strings of its DNA, the tracks championed by Pettibone on Kiss or by Washington at the Studio, or those dredged from crates across the city. Half-heard anthems from Italy tracked down through forensic research in the record shops of the five boroughs, rare dub versions of classics that you won't be finding on eBay anytime soon. This is real disco. "These are the secret weapon tracks, but more personal to me and people from my world. I'm pulling records from different places. This is how I play records. It's not fake. I have never been a 'set DJ' and always played just about every genre of music, from the fastest uptempo disco anthem, to the most ghetto rap jam to Zeppelin. Music is music. A good DJ can play it all. A great DJ can play it all technically correct!"
Katalyst - Day Into Night Feat. Stephanie McKay
Katalyst
Day Into Night Feat. Stephanie McKay
7" | 2011 | EU | Original (BBE)
6,99 €*
Release:2011 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Finally new music from Australia's Katalyst!
J Dilla aka Jay Dee - Welcome 2 Detroit
DJ Vadim - Hidden Treasure Feat. Sabira Jade & Kwasi Asante
Gabriele Poso - Awakening
Gabriele Poso
Awakening
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (BBE)
18,04 €* 18,99 € -5%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Making his BBE debut in 2017 with compilationalbum ‘The Languages Of Tambores’,described by The Vinyl Factory as “ancestral,evocative and visceral”, Italian multiinstrumentalistGabriele Poso returns to thelabel with his new LP ‘Awakening’. Since hisdebut album ‘From The Genuine World’,released in 2008 on Osunlade’s YorubaRecords, Gabriele has amassed an impressivecatalogue of solo work and guest appearances,not to mention a hectic schedule of liveperformances. Perhaps Gabriele’s most roundedwork to date; ‘Awakening’ captures an artist infull bloom, examining a crossroads betweencreative and personal paths.“The birth of my eldest son Viktor caused me toquestion my career in music and explore other,more ‘secure’ options, but thanks to my wife Iquickly realised that to be different from yourneighbor doesn’t make you wrong. After all, inthis life, does anyone really have any security?So actually Viktor and my family have becomemy super power: they teach me to believe inmyself more then I ever did before. This albumis all about that realization; that Awakening.”Encompassing Afro-latin, jazz, soul and dancemusic elements, glued together by Poso’sdistinctive layered live percussion sounds,‘Awakening’ is peppered with guestperformances and production touches from atalented series of friends. As Gabriele puts it “Ilike to surround my music with the people I loveand want to spend my time with.” A deeplyrooted and spiritual project, a few of the tracksfeatured on ‘Awakening’ will be familiar to thoselucky enough to catch Gabriele Poso on tourover the last 12 months; not least his reimaginingof the Roy Ayers classic ‘EverybodyLoves The Sunshine’. From the stunning coverart by Elvira Gerardi which features Gabriele’sfirst born son Viktor, to the special musiccontained within, this album’s message is clear;although as Gabriele succinctly points out: whenwe talk about love, ‘words never work.’
Mark Grusane - The Real Sound Of Mark Grusane
Mark Grusane - The Real Sound Of Mark Grusane
John Morales - The M+M Mixes 4 (Part A)
John Morales
The M+M Mixes 4 (Part A)
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (BBE)
25,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
John Morales geht dahin, wo noch kein DJ war. Das Universalgenie aus der Bronx, das in diesem SommerResident DJ bei Defecteds Glitterbox-Event auf Ibiza war und aktuell in Londons angesagtem BusseyBuilding auflegt, veröffentlicht ein abendfüllendes Programm. Er präsentiert unveröffentlichte Mixe mitKlassikern von Weltstarts wie Donna Summer, Barry White, Diana Ross, Level 42, Cher, Teddy Pendergrass,Eddie Kendricks und vielen anderen. Satte vier CDs oder zwei separat erhältliche Doppel-LPs ist dieseeinmalige Zusammenstellung lang. John Morales legt seit mehr als drei Jahrzehnten auf und hat in dieser Zeitüber 800 Remixe produziert. Der vierte Teil seiner "M+M Mixes" ist zweifelsohne sein bislang ehrgeizigstesProjekt. 32 Stücke hat er seiner komplexen und unverkennbaren Behandlung unterzogen und sie so nocheinmal neu erfunden. Dafür bekam er, was kaum einem DJ gelang: Man gewährte ihm Zugang zu denOriginal-Mehrspuraufnahmen aus den Archiven. Wenn Boiler Room ihn als einen "der besten Produzentenund Arrangeure von Disco-Musik" beschreibt, ist das eher noch untertrieben. Keiner mixt wie John Morales.
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)
26,99 €*
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.
Mad Mats - Digging Beyond The Crates - Exclusives
Mad Mats
Digging Beyond The Crates - Exclusives
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (BBE)
9,89 €* 10,99 € -10%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Following hot on the heels of ‘Digging Beyond The Crates’, the genre-agnostic double LP from Swedish DJ and Local Talk label boss Mad Mats, BBE are delighted to present this strictly limited 12” EP featuring three exclusive cuts, previously only available on digital and CD versions of the album. Ezel’s lively jam ‘Get Down’ summons up classic Jamiroquai with slick and funky acid jazz stylings. Italian producer Turbojazz re-imagines the club classic 'Strings Of Life' as a tempo-shifting electronic jazz odyssey. London producer Ossie’s ‘I Hurt You’ lays down a simple house groove and in a strange co-incidence chooses to sample the same 70’s acapella that our friend J Dilla famously used on the Slum Village classic ‘Players’. Finally, Snarky Puppy pianist Bill Laurance shows of pure jazz chops with ‘The Pines’, a timeless and efortless work of art.
DJ Vadim & Blackstone - Double Sided
DJ Vadim & Blackstone
Double Sided
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (BBE)
25,99 €*
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.
James L'Estraunge Orchestra, The - Eventual Reality
James L'Estraunge Orchestra, The
Eventual Reality
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (BBE)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
BBE present the debut album Eventual Reality from The James L'Estraunge Orchestra.
V.A. - Digging Beyond The Crates
V.A.
Digging Beyond The Crates
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (BBE)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Offenheit ist ein Aspekt, der dem schwedischen DJ und Label-Impressario (Raw Fusion, Gamm, Local Talk)Mad Mats sehr, sehr wichtig ist. Steht er an den Decks, ist Vielseitigkeit Trumpf. Und deshalb variiert seineKompilation "Digging Beyond The Crates" Songs diverser Genres zum ultimativen Freestyle-Mix. VonReggae und Hip-Hop über Soul bis zu Boogie, Dance und House - Mad Mats flicht kenntnisreich und mit vielGespür für den ansteckenden Flow gut gehütete Schätze aus seiner gigantischen Plattensammlungineinander. "I've always been a so called 'eclectic' selector", wie er selbst unterstreicht. Bei seiner Auswahlgriff der Schwede vor allem auf Stücke zurück, die er in den vergangenen Jahren immer und immer wiedererfolgreich aufgelegt hat, und die sich damit als höchst tanzbar erwiesen haben. Ihre Abrundung finden dieseTracks durch aktuelle Entdeckungen. Insofern sollte "Digging Beyond The Crates" all diejenigen ansprechen,die so ähnlich ticken wie Mad Mats: geschmacksoffene Musikliebhaber mit Sinn für Groove, die gerne tanzen.Seite
Rhemi - Choice Cuts 2 EP
Rhemi
Choice Cuts 2 EP
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (BBE)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Schon geht’s in Runde zwei mit Fundstücken aus dem Archiv, die Ziggy Funk und Neil Pierce bislang nochnicht auf Vinyl veröffentlicht haben. 2013 schlossen sich die beiden Londoner Produzenten, Party-Veranstalter und DJs zum Duo Rhemi zusammen. Offenbar eine kreative Verbindung, denn seither nimmt ihrOutput an klassischer, seelenvoller und melodischer House-Musik nicht ab. Damit nicht genug finden dieZwei neben Rhemi sogar noch Zeit, jeweils eigene Projekte am Laufen zu halten. Während Pierce als Teilvon Fanatix aktiv ist, brachte Funk 2016 die Solo-EP "Red Light Syndrome" und im Frühjahr 2017 sein Album"Boxer’s Fracture" heraus, ebenfalls bei BBE. Auf der EP "Choice Cuts Vol. 2" präsentieren Rhemi vierStücke des Jahres 2014. Darunter befinden sich zwei mit prominenter Unterstützung angefertigte Tracks: Auf"Beat Within" steuerte Cassius seine Vocals bei, und "Keep Dancing" wurde vom Londoner GesangsduoHanlei veredelt, das unlängst auf Kiki Navarros Album "Everything Happens For A Reason" begeisterte.Hinzu kommen der Dancefloor erprobte Dub-Mix von "Everything Is Good" sowie das hypnotisch-warmeFinale "Freedom".
V.A. - John Armstrong presents Afrobeat Brasil
V.A.
John Armstrong presents Afrobeat Brasil
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (BBE)
24,99 €*
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.
Sun Palace - Rude Movements (Part I & II)
Sun Palace
Rude Movements (Part I & II)
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (BBE)
13,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Limited edition for Record Store Day 2017!
DJ Marky - Influences Volume 2
DJ Marky
Influences Volume 2
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (BBE)
24,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Globally renowned for his vibrant, melodic sets andproductions, Brasil's DJ Marky has been playing recordsfor over a quarter of a century, making his debut at thetender age of twelve (yes, really). In the late 90's,Marky's fresh energy and eclectic influences provided amuch-needed tonic for the UK's Drum & Bass scene; hissun-drenched crossover anthem 'LK' eventually enteringthe UK Top 20 in 2002. The intervening years have beenspent spinning records all over the world to raptaudiences, as well as absorbing more and more widerangingglobal sounds to add to his distinctive style.Marky's long awaited debut album finally dropped in2015, aptly titled 'My Heroes', reflecting thisuncommonly humble artist's habit of constantlychampioning his favourite musicians and musicalinspirations. With this unselfish spirit firmly in mind, weare proud to announce the release of 'Influences', acompilation album and DJ mix showcasing a selection ofMarky's favourite music, created with a healthy disdainfor genre-puritans and an emphasis on fun. Taking intraditional Brazilian music, disco, acid jazz, early houseand of course a little Drum & Bass, 'Influences' is more ofan invitation to a barbecue in the São Paulo sunshinethan a chin-stroking 'back to mine' selection. Few artistsdisplay the ability (or the will) to transcend the genre inwhich they most thrive, but Marky is quickly establishinghimself as a powerful tastemaker, perhaps even SouthAmerica's answer to Gilles Peterson or Laurent Garnier.Fans will revel in the acid house and latin rhythms whichprovide much of the DNA of his Drum N Bass stylings,while casual listeners will simply discover a seamlessmusic journey through a breathtaking number of erasand styles. A music-lover and fan first and foremost,Marky's infectious enthusiasm for his craft has neverbeen more evident than on this very special record.
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.
Jean-Claude of Amalgamation Of Soundz - You Need This: A Journey Into Deep Jazz Volume 2
Jean-Claude of Amalgamation Of Soundz
You Need This: A Journey Into Deep Jazz Volume 2
3LP | 2017 | EU | Original (BBE)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Catering for the veteran, the dance-floor mover, the radio jock and the young-gun just getting into jazz, If Music’s Jean-Claude returns for a second spellbinding edition of ‘A Journey Into Deep Jazz‘. Going even deeper than volume 1, this triple vinyl pack is one to truly lose yourself in, with several of the tracks running over 12 minutes in length – Sparrow’s ‘Latin Black Funk’ even over 20 minutes!The obscure gems contained on this compilation have either flown under the radar or remained out-of-print for many years, so there are bound to be fresh treats here for even the most obsessive collector. Dense without being over-challenging, raw yet enchanting, ‘A Journey Into Deep Jazz Volume 2’ is a collection of soul-stirring rarities to nourish the spirit.
Kiko Navarro - Twilight / Cranc
Kiko Navarro
Twilight / Cranc
12" | 2016 | EU | Original (BBE)
11,39 €* 11,99 € -5%
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
We are delighted to present this special pair of tracks from Spanish producer and DJ Kiko Navarro on glorious 12″ vinyl, providing a glimpse of his much anticipated forthcoming album ‘Everything Happens For A Reason'. Opening track ‘Twilight' will need no introduction for crate diggers and 80's club kids. A complete remaking of the Maze classic, Kiko's version raises the tempo into deep house territory, retaining the dreamy, sensual feel of Frankie Beverly's original. Providing a sumptuous taste of the oldschool, Kiko's own acid-laden, energetic dub version of ‘Twilight' is sure to wreak havoc on the dance-floor, with perhaps a little hint of good old fashioned euphoria as it reaches it's synth string-filled climax. On the B-Side ‘Cranc' provides a raw, analogue, Detroit-esque synth jam, building an intense groove with an insistent, wrongfooting bassline underpinning dizzying arpeggios, jazzy stabs and warm chords.
Osunlade - Pyrography
Osunlade
Pyrography
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (BBE)
64,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
More of a cultural artifact than an album in the traditionalsense, Osunlade’s ‘Pyrography’ first materialised in2011, intended to mark the closing chapter in his Housemusic journey, the start of a new creative phase. Titledafter the ancient artistic practice of burning an image ontoa surface, everything about ‘Pyrography’ implied bothritual and permanence. A few signed, ultra-limited editionCD copies of the album were accompanied by a speciallycommissioned art book, with original works by highlyregarded 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 makethis incredible work of art available on vinyl for the firsttime. Two heavyweight 12” records nestle in the front andback covers of a lovingly printed book containing a briefhistory of the Yoruba culture, Scott Marr’s evocativeimages and those all-important traditional oriki prayers byMaria Oggun Bemi. Placed at the meeting point of art,culture, history, music and spirituality, Pyrographysimply cannot be described or compared, much like theritual 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 winningartist 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 beendigging 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.
Gabriele Poso - The Languages Of Tambores - A Spiritual Journey Through The Cultural Heritage Of Drums
Gabriele Poso
The Languages Of Tambores - A Spiritual Journey Through The Cultural Heritage Of Drums
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (BBE)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
aking in a tantalisingly broad selection of percussion-led global sounds, new BBE compilation ‘The Languages Of Tambores‘ is the brainchild of rising alt-jazz star Gabriele Poso. A true multi-instrumentalist, Italian born Gabriele found a particular affinity for percussion at a young age, studying in Puerto Rico and Cuba; describing this fascination as “a real reason to live”. His first solo album ‘From The Genuine World’ was released on Osunlade’s ‘Yoruba Records’ in 2008, leading to a long-standing musical relationship between the two artists which has continued to blossom since. His latest artist album ‘Invocation’ is entirely played, sung and produced by Gabriele himself and his incredible live shows are swiftly raising his international profile one performance at a time.An artist with a strong musical and spiritual vision, Gabriele’s appreciation for the use of drumming as a means to communicate led to the concept behind ‘The Languages Of Tambores’. This expertly curated collection of music summons up the excitement Poso must have felt when he began immersing himself in the study of percussion. Ancestral, evocative and visceral, this collection of tracks spans several genres and continents, tied together with that ancient, visceral connection we all share with the magical, unspoken language of the drum.
Keb Darge presents - The Best Of Legendary Deep Funk
Keb Darge presents
The Best Of Legendary Deep Funk
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (BBE)
24,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Northern soul boy, crate digger and tastemaker, Keb Darge is a name which needs no introduction to lovers of rare music the world over. His ‘Legendary Deep Funk’ night at Soho’s seminal strip club turned music venue Madame Jojo’s introduced obscure dance-floor soul music to an eager London club crowd, sparking a global appetite for raw, visceral funk. Keb’s search for rare ‘45s took him across the globe, obsessively searching dollar bins, private collections and in some cases, artists homes to discover hidden gems recorded by local bands on regional record labels and pressed in tiny quantities. The rarity of the music combined with Keb’s exquisite ear and DJ ability meant that these records quickly became highly collectible (not to mention expensive) and even made ‘deep funk’ a recognized genre all its own. Keb’s passion paved the way for the modern funk revival, spearheaded by bands like The New Mastersounds & Quantic, even hitting the pop charts with the likes of Mark Ronson.
V.A. - The Real Sound Of Chicago
V.A.
The Real Sound Of Chicago
2LP | 2010 | EU | Reissue (BBE)
24,99 €*
Release:2010 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Underground Disco from the Windy City compiled by Mr Peabody records!
Ted Coleman Band - Taking Care Of Business
Ted Coleman Band
Taking Care Of Business
LP | 1980 | EU | Reissue (BBE)
19,99 €*
Release:1980 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Records back in 1980. Heavily influenced by the likes of Bobby Hutcherson and Roy Ayers, 'Taking Care Of Business' is full of positive, uptempo soul/jazz gems, featuring Ted Coleman's wonderful vibraphone playing throughout. Not only did Coleman both sing and play piano, synth and vibes on the record, but he also designed the artwork himself, a true DIY LP if ever there was one. This DIY ethos even extended to the New Jersey label JSR who originally pressed the LP, describing themselves as: "a new company that helps working club bands that can sell their own records. JSR artists spend no money for recording or production costs, and there are no recording contracts." This could well explain the album's rarity, with original copies selling on Discogs for eye-wateringly high prices.Ted Coleman cut his teeth playing local clubs and venues in his hometown of Pittsburgh, where his skills on vibes and mallet percussion quickly earned him popularity in the local area. 'Taking Care Of Business' was his very first studio album, blending latin rhythms with smooth jazz and soul stylings. The musicianship on the record is striking, the vocals mellow and soulful, the lyrics warm andtender: put simply this album is designed to warm the heart. Still writing and recording at 'Joyful Noise', his Metuchen New Jersey studio, Ted Coleman also performs across the US with his "Good Vibes" band. We hope you find as much joy in this scarce and remarkable debut LP as we do.
V.A. - DJ Amir of Kon & Amir presents Buena Musica Y Cultura
V.A.
DJ Amir of Kon & Amir presents Buena Musica Y Cultura
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (BBE)
21,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A highly respected crate digger, DJ extraordinaire, record label go-to-guy and one half of dynamite duo Kon & Amir, we are proud to present this very special collection of music chosen by Amir. Having dedicated his life to mapping hip hop and dance music's lineage, the Boston native has been called upon by Capitol Records, Pete Rock and Shady Records among others for his musical expertise over the years, not to mention having curated quite an incredible catalogue of compilations for BBE. Put simply, this guy has an almost unrivalled ear for a great record.As you may well have guessed from the title, this latest outing has a distinctly Latin flavour. Comprising a selection of obscure tracks from the 60's and 70's recorded mainly in New York (but featuring artists from Detroit and the Dominican Republic), there are bound to be new discoveries here for even the most ardent collector. Ranging styles are on display here, but the record has a definite leaning toward upbeat Salsa & Guaguancó. Latin superstars such as JoeyPastrana and Louie Colon may have been household names among the tenements of East Harlem & The Bronx back in the day, but they have never reached a mainstream audience outside the Latin community. Now thanks to Amir's relentless digging, some of the finest and most authentic latin dance music can be enjoyed on one fiery-hot record.
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)
24,99 €*
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.
TJ - Time Is Wasting
TJ
Time Is Wasting
10" | 2016 | EU | Original (BBE)
16,99 €*
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.
Gino Grasso presents - We Know How To Boogie
Gino Grasso presents
We Know How To Boogie
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (BBE)
24,99 €*
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 discoand 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 thedecks in his hometown of Bologna and across Italy, Gino's music, passion and knowledge has seen him play underground clubs the world over, including LeSouk 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 recordboxes. 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 fromeye-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 amusical celebration like you've never heard before.This 'Italian Job' is guaranteed to do more than just 'blow the bloody doors off.
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)
23,99 €*
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.
V.A. - Kon & The Gang
V.A.
Kon & The Gang
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (BBE)
24,99 €*
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 hisgolden 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 iscurrently 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.
Rich Medina - Jump N Funk
Jigmastas - Resurgance
Vursatyl - I Got It DJ Spinna Remix / Bring It To A Halt Jake One Remix
Vursatyl
I Got It DJ Spinna Remix / Bring It To A Halt Jake One Remix
7" | 2016 | EU | Original (BBE)
8,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
It's fair to say that veteran Portland rapper Vursatyl has been making major waves of late, with praise and support for his 'Crooked Straights' coming from Kenny Dope, Okayplayer, 2DopeBoyz & Urb magazine among many others. Off the back of a world tour supporting the mighty Blackalicious and in response to popular demand, we've decided to press two very special new remixes on strictly limited 7" vinyl.First up, NY legend DJ Spinna lends his deft, soulful touch to 'I Got It', which summons up memories of the golden era with its deft, conscious lyrics and jazzy, off-kilter beats. On the flipside, underground stalwart Jake One takes control, serving up a fiery version of tongue-twisting lyrical missile 'Bring It To A Halt' with a side order of heavy drums and clinical cuts from DJ Flip Flop.
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)
24,99 €*
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.
People's Workshop, The - Houston Talent Expo 82
People's Workshop, The
Houston Talent Expo 82
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (BBE)
21,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
We are both proud and excited to present this highly sought after early 80's gem, originally created as a showcase project for young artists and composers by a community music organisation in Texas. Originally referred to as the 'Pop Music Lab', the Peoples' Workshop was formed in 1976 at Texas Southern University as a space for students to compose and perform, free from the constrains of Western classical music education. Swiftly gathering momentum, in 1980 the organisation was granted non-profit status and in 1983, moved off the TSU campus. The Workshop has since grown in size and scope, becoming the first Black-founded organisation to present shows in major performance venues around the Greater Houston area. Houston Talent Expo '82 features original compositions by members of The Peoples' Workshop, performed exclusively by musicians from Houston. The songs vary in style, but remain centered around gospel, funk and soul; music and lyrics with a powerful positive message. Many of the artists featured remain active today around the world, working with such acts as Alice Coltrane and The Charles Mingus Band among others. Houston Talent Expo '82 comprises a truly special collection of songs born from the struggle, true to the spirit of togetherness that underpins The Peoples' Workshop, written and performed by astonishing young talents.
Inkswel - Unity 4 Utopia
Inkswel
Unity 4 Utopia
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (BBE)
18,99 €*
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
2CD | 2016 | EU | Original (BBE)
16,99 €* 19,99 € -15%
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)
17,49 €* 24,99 € -30%
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.
Eji Oyewole - Charity Begins At Home
Eji Oyewole
Charity Begins At Home
LP | 2015 | EU | Original (BBE)
24,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
We are proud to present another long-lost classic from the golden age of African music, from a figure who is still beginning to get his props internationally, Eji Oyewole. Born to a royal lineage in Ibadan, Prince Eji Oyewole has had a career as a flautist, saxophonist and sometime bandleader spanning well over half a century. He trained both in Nigeria and then at Trinity the prestigious music school in London, and his life as an itinerant musician also saw him living for extensive periods in Geneva, Hamburg and in Lyon.While for many years Fela Kuti (with whom Eji played) and King Sunny Adé commanded international attention to the exclusion of most other Nigerian musicians, as if there was only room for one Nigerian superstar at a time on the world stage, on the domestic scene things were very different. Eji was part of the huge craze for ‘highlife’, a generic term that in fact subsumed many different styles, united in their fusion of traditional west African forms with jazz influences and electric instruments, and in the bands’ working practices as entertainers at the nation’s numerous hotel/nightclubs.As this cracking album, recorded for EMI Nigeria at the tail end of the ‘70s and now remastered, reveals, Eji’s version of highlife was even more distinctive than most, eschewing the usual emphasis on guitars for a brasher, horn-laden sound, seemingly influenced as much by American funk as it was jazz, and of course with the heavy percussive undertow central to most African music. This gave Eji a chance to shine, and there are some scorching solos as well as tight ensemble playing across the four lengthy (to ears accustomed to the three-minute pop song) songs. Eji also played piano on the session. The material has an element of social commentary (Oil Boom and Unity In Africa) and should help feed the seemingly insatiable appetites of the many who have been turned onto African music by the enterprising efforts of devoted collectors, labels and fellow fans.Surely one of the few musicians who has played with Fela, Miles Davis and Bob Marley, Eji Oyewole still plays regularly in Lagos, recently had an album of new material out with his current band The Afrobars, and has been a member of Faaji Agba, a super-group that has toured internationally and been dubbed ‘the Nigerian Buena-Vista Social Club’.
V.A. - Private Wax 2: Super Rare Boogie & Disco -  Compiled by ZafLoveVinyl
V.A.
Private Wax 2: Super Rare Boogie & Disco - Compiled by ZafLoveVinyl
CD | 2015 | EU | Original (BBE)
15,19 €* 15,99 € -5%
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Obsessive collector, record store owner and mine of musical knowledge, Zaf is vinyl junkie of the highest order. His first ‘Private Wax’ compilation came in 2012 and immediately became a highly sought after gem, due to the rare and wonderful disco and boogie contained within. Owning the world’s premiere website for rare records (http://www.zafsmusic.com) and counting Gilles Peterson & Norman Jay among his customers allows Zaf a near superhuman selection of music to choose from, so anyone worried that he might have used up all his best tunes on Volume 1 can relax. From the shimmering Disco of Starvue’s ‘Love Affair’, which opens up the album, right through to the uplifting last track, Wes Black’s ‘I Feel Good’, it’s clear we are in the hands of a master curator. Containing only original versions, literally thousands of pounds’ worth of rare records have been lovingly re-mastered to build this very special package. With the current disco and funk revival making headway into the charts, this compilation of authentic, original material could not be timelier. From dance-floor oriented disco monsters to more subtle boogie jams, the album takes the listener on a journey from the nightclub to the streets of 70’s and 80’s Black America, where the early experimental blueprint for hip hop and house can clearly be heard in so much of the music. A slice of history, but also a collection of tracks that still have so much mileage left in them, we invite you to dive once again into the magical world of Zaf’s Private Wax.
Bilal - In Another Life
Bilal
In Another Life
2LP | 2015 | EU | Original (BBE)
24,99 €*
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.
Jigmastas - Grassroots: The Prologue
Jigmastas
Grassroots: The Prologue
2LP | 2015 | EU | Original (BBE)
24,99 €*
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.
Bilal - In Another Life
Bilal
In Another Life
CD | 2015 | EU | Original (BBE)
14,99 €*
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.
DJ Vadim & Sena - Grow Slow
DJ Vadim & Sena
Grow Slow
2LP | 2015 | EU | Original (BBE)
24,99 €*
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
Keb Darge & Little Edith - Legendary Wild Rockers Volume 5
J Dilla aka Jay Dee - Welcome 2 Detroit Instrumental
Sadar Bahar presents - Soul In The Hole
Sadar Bahar presents
Soul In The Hole
2LP+7" | 2012 | EU | Original (BBE)
32,99 €*
Release:2012 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Great compilation by oldschool House and Disco DJ Sadar Bahar from Chicago. Tip!
DJ Vadim - This DJ
DJ Vadim
This DJ
12" | 2012 | EU | Original (BBE)
14,99 €*
Release:2012 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Ultra limited 12" teaser for Vadim's "Don't Be Scared" LP incl. 3 non-album tracks. Screen-printed outer sleeve and signed by Vadim himself!
DJ Vadim - Don't Be Scared
DJ Vadim
Don't Be Scared
2LP | 2012 | EU | Original (BBE)
24,99 €*
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!
Bumpy Knuckles (Freddie Foxxx) - Konexion
Louie Vega - Mad Styles And Crazy Visions Volume 2 Part A
Louie Vega
Mad Styles And Crazy Visions Volume 2 Part A
2LP | 2011 | EU | Original (BBE)
26,99 €* 29,99 € -10%
Release:2011 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Louie presents today's widest range in electronic beats with Basement Jaxx, DJ Koze, Reboot, Butch, Marc Romboy, Peven Everett, Boddhi Sattva and many more!
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