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 Dark Side 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.

Cassette Store Day double features! “Choosing BBE’s contribution to Cassette Store Day must have been the easiest decision in our 20 year history. Production legend J Dilla’s legacy is still gathering momentum, his influence reaching far beyond his chosen genre of hip hop. His weapon of choice to share his music throughout his career? Tapes. Lots of them. Our close friendship with Dilla resulted in BBE releasing not only his debut solo LP ‘Welcome 2 Detroit’, but also his final, posthumously completed masterpiece ‘The Shining’. For Cassette Store Day, and for Dilla, we are proud to present both trailblazing LPs on one single, strictly limited cassette tape. So open up the case, slide the tape into your Walkman, sit back and enjoy 2 hours of the most iconic hip hop of all time.” – BBE Records

Vinyl obsessive, renowned DJ and leading light of the global edit scene, Kon knows a thing or two about good music. His latest project, Kon & The Gang, introduces a selection of tracks, remixes and edits that the Boston native has lent his golden touch to over the years. Featuring artists à la mode Truccy (Compost’s Rainer Trueby & Corrado Bucci), Eli Escobar, Seven Davis Jr, Medlar and Thatmanmonkz, the album gives newcomers to the scene a fantastic taste of the DIY disco/ throwback house revival which is currently taking the underground by storm. A mixture of effortlessly cool, slow slung disco & boogie and deftly edited dancefloor gems, ‘Kon & The Gang’ is sure to delight fans of soulful music old and new.

The Shining will now be released as a 10×7″ box set with instrumentals! The Shining serves as showcase of J Dilla’s talents which features him not only as a producer, but also as a rapper, singer and musician. Featured guests on this album include Busta Rhymes, Common, Pharoahe Monch, D’Angelo, Madlib, Black Thought, MED, and Guilty Simpson.

If you ask Spinna his musical highlight of this career, it’s the relationship he’s forged with personal hero Stevie Wonder that Spinna considers to be his single greatest achievement. 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.
CD Import also shipping.

If you ask Spinna his musical highlight of this career, it’s the relationship he’s forged with personal hero Stevie Wonder that Spinna considers to be his single greatest achievement. 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.
Vinyl LP Import also available for pre-order.

The Shining will now be released as a 10×7″ box set with instrumentals! The Shining serves as showcase of J Dilla’s talents which features him not only as a producer, but also as a rapper, singer and musician. Featured guests on this album include Busta Rhymes, Common, Pharoahe Monch, D’Angelo, Madlib, Black Thought, MED, and Guilty Simpson.

The idea for this compilation came about because of my search for a rare psych/funk 7″ that isn’t even included here! Some months later after a lot of asking around and searching online, a copy turned up on Discogs for a painful amount of money. I contacted the seller to ask a couple of questions and it turned out I was talking to Jake Holloway, BBE’s in-house designer. Jake told me he’d offered the 7″ to a few other DJ/collector friends but they’d passed on it as it was ‘too heavy’ for them. This got us talking about my love for psych records with a funky slant and I explained my frustration at buying so many records that fit that description, that were ‘too heavy’ to play at my typical DJ gigs. Jake had the perfect solution: “why don’t you do a compilation of funky, fuzzed-out psych stuff for BBE?”. – DJ Format
CD Import also available for pre-order.

This is the unreleased and never before heard album Resurgence from the Jigmastas. Features Shabaam Sahdeeq, Skam2, production by DJ Spinna, and more!
Vinyl LP Import also shipping Tuesday.

Import vinyl from BBE, on 180g vinyl! This is the unreleased and never before heard album Resurgence from the Jigmastas. Features Shabaam Sahdeeq, Skam2, production by DJ Spinna, and more!<
CD Import also available for pre-order.