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Founded in 1996 by Peter Adarkwah, Barely Breaking Even (BBE Music) started life as a London club night, taking its name from the eponymous Disco record by the Universal Robot Band.

The label grew from the vibrant early 90's club scene with its first release, Stop & Listen compiled by Dr Bob Jones in 1996, opening the door to iconic series' such as All Back To Mine & Late Nite Tales.

A tonne of releases followed, ranging from Disco to Funk, Jazz to House. In the year 2000, the label celebrated Masters at Work's 10th Anniversary with a mighty box set that featured near 80 tracks.

A year later BBE Music spawned the Beat Generation Series of artist albums, notably introducing J Dilla (Welcome 2 Detroit) & a young Will.I.Am's first solo outing, alongside DJ Jazzy Jeff, Madlib & DJ Spinna, all of whom contributed to this seminal set of long players.

A quarter of a century and well over 500 titles later, having worked with Mark Ronson, Roy Ayers, Questlove, Hugh Masekela, DJ Premier, Dimitri from Paris, Joey Negro, Kon, RZA, Laurent Garnier, Black Coffee, DJ Shadow, David Rodigan and John Morales among many others, BBE Music looks to the future, celebrating its rich heritage while continuing to release a bounty of fresh titles.

The label’s most recent projects include an expansive reissue series from pioneering Nigerian label Tabansi, new imprint ‘Batakari’ in association with Boddhi Satva and the critically acclaimed ‘J Jazz’ Japanese Jazz multi-album project, not to mention the recent landmark 500th label release: a brand new version of 'Barely Breaking Even', featuring Leroy Burgess, Patrick Adams and Louie Vega.

In 2021 BBE Music is celebrating its 25th anniversary. To mark this milestone, the label is offering up some special projects, from the 20th Anniversary edition of J Dilla’s ‘Welcome 2 Detroit’, through David Bowie tribute album ‘Modern Love’, to a special new ‘Worldwide’ compilation from old friend Gilles Peterson. BBE Music will also be looking to the future with more exciting original artist projects, plus merch collaborations events and more...
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Bad Night / Quadrant
Bad Night - (4:18) 106 BPM
Quadrant - (4:20) 153 BPM
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BBE 787SDG
02 Aug 24
Indie/Alternative
People
People - (6:51) 118 BPM
People (club mix) - (8:03) 119 BPM
People (dub) - (8:26) 120 BPM
Find Love - (8:14) 118 BPM
People (edit) - (3:33) 118 BPM
People (club edit) - (4:33) 119 BPM Hot
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BBE 782EDG
24 May 24
Funky/Club House
Summertime / Sunshine Girl
Sunshine Girl - (4:13) 50 BPM Hot
Summertime - (3:34) 100 BPM
Summertime (NuAcid Funk Part 1) - (5:02) 90 BPM
Summertime (NuAcid Funk Part 2) - (4:58) 60 BPM
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BBE 790SDG
24 May 24
Funk
Sugar Honey Iced Tea! (Explicit)
The Afro-American Conundrum (Where Does That Leave Us?) - (1:27) 88 BPM
Dream Boy - (2:42) 88 BPM
Tonight (feat Kamaal) - (5:55) 124 BPM
Every Party Must Come To An End (feat Kamaal) - (4:14) 124 BPM
Running Out Of Time - (7:18) 122 BPM
Carlos Sanchez Interlude - (1:36) 72 BPM
Hello? (feat Aden) - (5:08) 73 BPM
Ha Ya! (Eternal Life) (feat Natalie Greffel) - (7:40) 116 BPM
Circles I (Prelude) - (1:53) 106 BPM
Circles II (feat Toribio) - (6:26) 106 BPM
There's Space For Us All - (9:52) 124 BPM Hot
Water (feat New Past) - (8:49) 67 BPM
Review: New York duo Musclecars bring us "Sugar Honey Iced Tea! (Explicit)," their soulful and jazzy house album on BBE Music. This album isn't just a sweet drink reference; it dives deep into the complexities of the Afro-American experience. Early singles "Running Out Of Time" and "Ha Ya! (External Life)" hinted at the band's vibrant sound, and the full album delivers. Expect a blend of soulful vocals, smooth grooves, and introspective lyricism that lingers long after the last note fades. While the album's title might suggest a carefree summer vibe, Musclecars delve into a wider range of emotions. Tracks weave through themes of joy, loss, struggle, and resilience, offering a nuanced look at Black life.
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BBE763ADG
17 May 24
Funky/Club House
What's The T? (Delfonic Edit)
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BBE 535SDG4
29 Mar 24
Disco/Nu-Disco
Ha Ya! (Eternal Life)
Ha Ya! (Eternal Life) (feat Natalie Greffel) - (7:40) 116 BPM
Ha Ya! (Eternal Life) (feat Natalie Greffel - Shannon Harris' A Love 4 Joy Journey mix) - (9:10) 58 BPM Hot
Ha Ya! (Eternal Life) (instrumental) - (7:41) 116 BPM
Review: Brandon Weems and Craig Handfield are a pair of DJ/producers from New York, who've been putting on their Coloring Lessons parties since 2018 and have since launched a label of the same name. Here, though, they come to BBE Music with a cut that, with its fusion of Afro, jazz and soul elements, could perhaps only have come from the city that birthed Body & Soul. If the laidback, rolling beats of the Original aren't quite doing it for you then maybe Shannon Harris' A Love For Joy Journey Mix, with its fat funk bassline, spoken word intro and "party!" chants will, while an Instrumental Mix completes the package.
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BBE 763SDG 2
23 Feb 24
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Feed The Fire (Atjazz & Musclecars Remixes)
Feed The Fire - (4:01) 100 BPM
Feed The Fire (Atjazz remix) - (5:26) 115 BPM Hot
Feed The Fire (Musclecars Dream dub) - (9:05) 124 BPM
Feed The Fire (Atjazz Deeper remix) - (6:32) 115 BPM
Feed The Fire (instrumental) - (4:01) 100 BPM
Feed The Fire (Atjazz remix instrumental) - (5:26) 115 BPM
Feed The Fire (Musclecars Dream dub instrumental) - (9:05) 124 BPM
Feed The Fire (Atjazz Deeper remix instrumental) - (6:32) 115 BPM
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BBE 753SDGC
02 Feb 24
Deep House
Joy (Hallelujah)
Joy (Hallelujah) (extended version) - (5:43) 123 BPM Hot
Joy (Hallelujah) (extended instrumental) - (5:42) 123 BPM
Joy (Hallelujah) (radio version) - (3:57) 123 BPM
Joy (Hallelujah) (radio instrumental version) - (3:57) 123 BPM
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BBE 762SDG
26 Jan 24
Funky/Club House
Running Out Of Time
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BBE 763SDG
19 Jan 24
Deep House
BBE Staff Selections 2023 (Explicit)
Various
Illa J - "Get Down" (feat Amp Fiddler) - (2:50) 73 BPM
Tony Kofi & Alina Bzhezhinska - "Altera Vita (For Pharoah Sanders)" - (5:34) 160 BPM
Dizzy Gillespie - "Summertime" - (3:46) 100 BPM Hot
Kirk Degiorgio - "Beersheba" - (3:40) 95 BPM
Jazzanova - "Beyond The Dream" (Musclecars' radio version) - (3:55) 62 BPM
Astrud Gilberto - "Take It Easy My Brother Charlie" - (3:22) 96 BPM
Forest - "Fly Away" - (3:42) 101 BPM
Rahaan & The Ones - "We Are The Ones" - (5:18) 64 BPM
Johnny Pate - "Brother On The Run (Opening)" - (4:52) 139 BPM
Remi Kabaka - "Kabaka" - (3:19) 64 BPM
Boddhi Satva & Coreon Du - "I Don't Want Your Love" (Ancestral Soul mix) - (3:26) 100 BPM
Sam Yeboah - "Maame" - (5:09) 105 BPM
Black Ivory - "Spinning Around" - (3:52) 129 BPM
The Soulmates - "People We Got To Do Better" - (3:18) 136 BPM
Nana Budjei - "Asamando" - (4:44) 123 BPM
Kris Tidjan - "Lords Of War" - (6:46) 81 BPM
Black Ivory - "Don't Turn Around" - (3:22) 68 BPM
Julius Brockington - "Forty-Nine Reasons" - (7:49) 103 BPM
Larry Young - "Sunshine Fly Away" - (8:38) 105 BPM
Ihsan Al-Munzer - "Yassmin" - (4:28) 103 BPM
Tyrone Washington - "Submission" - (4:33) 98 BPM
Julius Brockington - "Do Your Thing" - (9:05) 93 BPM
Illa J - "Relapse" (instrumental) - (2:40) 89 BPM
Soul Liberation - "Touch Me Again" (remastered) - (4:20) 53 BPM
Benny Johnson - "Visions Of Paradise" - (3:39) 101 BPM
Kantata - "It's High Time Now" - (5:31) 57 BPM
Eric Agyemang & Kokroko Band - "Nananom" - (3:10) 136 BPM
A.K. Yeboah - "Nde Yen Da" (feat K.K's No. 2 Band) - (7:15) 131 BPM
Mr Cee - "Nye Wonko" - (6:15) 118 BPM
Thomas Frempong - "Mada Meho So" - (6:33) 119 BPM
Sam Yeboah - "Konkonsani" - (5:06) 111 BPM
Boddhi Satva & Dino D'Santiago - "Moda Boddhi" (Ancestral Kindred Soul mix) - (3:40) 100 BPM
MF Robots - "The Love It Takes" (Atjazz Galaxy Aart dub) - (6:21) 118 BPM
Jazzanova - "Saturday Night Special" (DJ Amir & Re.decay remix extended version) - (5:05) 59 BPM
Roy Ayers - "Liquid Love" (feat Sylvia Cox) - (4:46) 83 BPM
Dizzy Gillespie - "Olinga" - (7:39) 157 BPM
Isao Suzuki - "Make Trip" (feat Masahiko Togashi, Hideo Ichikawa & Akira Shiomoto) - (9:31) 129 BPM
Tatsuya Nakamura - "Wow" - (7:49) 124 BPM
Iman Houssein - "House Of Light" - (2:59) 61 BPM
Jazzanova - "Creative Musicians" (feat Sean Haefeli - Waajeed remix) - (6:09) 63 BPM
Boddhi Satva & Raheem DeVaughn - "Finesse Me" (Ancestral Soul mix) - (4:56) 115 BPM
Will & James Ragar - "Oregon" - (5:19) 141 BPM
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BBE 780CDG
08 Dec 23
Jazz
Belly Dance
Rabab - (5:01) 151 BPM
Dance Of Nada - (4:14) 115 BPM Hot
Greenfield - (5:03) 91 BPM
Yassmin - (4:28) 103 BPM
I Love You Lebanon - (5:32) 100 BPM
Back To My Love - (3:43) 97 BPM
I Write Your Name - (3:46) 92 BPM
Fog El Makhel - (3:03) 119 BPM
Hawel Ya Ghanam - (4:27) 125 BPM
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BBE 527ADG
06 Oct 23
International
Mami Wata - Joaquin Joe Claussell Sacred Rhythm & Cosmic Arts Remixes
Mami Wata (Joaquin's House Dance dub Reprise) - (5:50) 125 BPM
Mami Wata (Joaquin's Deep dub) - (6:04) 120 BPM
Mami Wata (Joaquin's Cosmic Arts Future instrumental Slow dub) - (9:26) 105 BPM Hot
Mami Wata - (9:21) 105 BPM
Review: A masterful meeting of minds here, as spiritual house legend Joaquin 'Joe' Clausell offers his interpretations of former Gil Scott-Heron collaborator Brian Jackson's 'Mami Wata', a fine, sun-soaked cover of a traditional African song. Jackson's original version, which blends West African percussion with jazz-funk style Clavinet lines, flute solos and nods towards South American dance music, is reworked three times by Clausell. He first delivers an extra-percussive, superbly spiritual 'House Dance Dub Reprise', before opting for a more musically rich, expansive and sun-kissed feel on the accurately titled 'Deep Dub'. Arguably best of all, though, is his pitched-down 'Cosmic Arts Instrumental Slow Dub', which is closer in feel to Jackson's original while adding extra layers of spacey synth sounds and a genuinely deep and weighty bassline.
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BBE 681SDG3
18 Aug 23
Deep House
Modal Forces/Percussive Forces
Kiriath-Arba - (2:58) 68 BPM
Shinar - (2:33) 96 BPM
Beersheba - (3:40) 95 BPM
Khmunu - (3:01) 106 BPM Hot
Beth-El - (2:22) 100 BPM
Mittani - (2:36) 105 BPM
Amurru - (2:51) 85 BPM
Shechem - (1:48) 112 BPM
Cincinnati Sunrise - (1:48) 54 BPM
Chicago Shift - (1:46) 102 BPM
The Oakland Feel - (1:26) 59 BPM
Pittsburgh Patrol - (1:30) 90 BPM
Watts Awakening - (1:48) 57 BPM
Dayton Daydreams - (1:41) 104 BPM
Harlem Homerun - (1:32) 110 BPM
Baltimore Beatdown - (1:32) 106 BPM
Review: Kirk Degiorgio has long been one of the deep house lover's favourite techno artists, infusing his productions with a jazzy, soulful musicality that 20 million 'warehouse bangers' could only dream of. Seldom has that been more the case, though, than on this new 16-track offering, which finds him in straight-up jazz mode. With most of the tracks coming in under the two-minute mark, it's really a collection of sketches rather than an album proper: the idea, we're told, was to pay tribute to European 'library music' (tracks made as soundbeds for film and TV) of the 1970s, and in that task he's succeeded admirably. Still, we would't mind hearing some extended versions, because what's here is absolutely glorious
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BBE 722ADG
19 May 23
Jazz
The Jazz Room Vol 2 Compiled By Paul Murphy
Various
Eternal Buzz Brass Band - "Sounds Good" - (6:42) 147 BPM
Cesar's Salad - "Manteca" - (6:49) 109 BPM
Chip Wickham - "Rebel No. 23" (7" edit) - (4:04) 112 BPM
The Stance Brothers - "Roll Call" - (3:56) 123 BPM
Cruisic - "Jazz Carnival" - (4:41) 90 BPM
Daniel Crawford - "Water No Get Enemy" - (5:42) 92 BPM
Los Po-Boy-Citos - "Fried Neckbones & Some Home Fries" - (4:51) 114 BPM
Raul Monsalve Y Los Forajidos - "Black & Decker" - (4:59) 136 BPM
Clare Fischer - "African Flutes" - (8:11) 123 BPM
Cheick Tidiane Seck - "Niger Mambo" - (8:00) 148 BPM
Florian Pellissier Quintet - "The Hipster" - (5:31) 95 BPM
Take Vibe - "Golden Brown" - (3:13) 103 BPM Hot
Fast 3 - "Don't You Want Me?" - (8:28) 129 BPM
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BBE 678CDG
05 May 23
Jazz
Once Again We Are The Children Of The Sun
Paul Hillery / Various
Will & James Ragar - "As The Day Grows Tired" - (2:34) 84 BPM
Forest - "Crazy Days" - (5:14) 106 BPM Hot
Cunningham Corner - "Free & Easy" - (5:10) 81 BPM
Wendy Grace - "More Than Hope" - (4:18) 139 BPM
Bengt Liedman - "Tight Tonight" - (4:32) 55 BPM
Corill - "Soul Shadow" - (4:35) 105 BPM
Varela - "Come & Take Me By The Hand" - (6:11) 124 BPM
Just Us - "Just A Thought" - (4:52) 114 BPM
Mike Baumann & Thom Huntington - "Time" - (4:51) 140 BPM
Darrell John - "Write Your Lucky Number" - (4:06) 154 BPM
The Freeze Band - "Going Back In Time" - (5:52) 100 BPM
Godspeed - "Ice Cold" - (3:08) 125 BPM
William Eaton Ensemble - "Kayenta Crossing" - (5:07) 135 BPM
Orion - "Moonshine" - (4:44) 124 BPM
The Greg Foat Group - "Milk & Honey" (feat Kat Barnard) - (5:07) 77 BPM
Aria Rostami - "Golden Hour" - (4:09) 98 BPM
Bugatti & Musker - "Fate" (Demo) - (3:26) 56 BPM
Garth Fletcher - "Peace Train" - (4:14) 108 BPM
Mark Capanni - "If Life Was A Ferris Wheel" - (3:22) 88 BPM
Played by: Faze Action
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BBE 708CDG
31 Mar 23
Soul
Fire (We Are The Horsemen Remix)
Fire (We Are The Horsemen remix) - (6:03) 106 BPM
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BBE 716SDG 3
31 Mar 23
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Beersheba
Beersheba - (3:40) 95 BPM
Played by: BRENDON P
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BBE 722SDG
10 Mar 23
Jazz
Approach
Make Trip - (9:31) 129 BPM
Otari - (7:05) 121 BPM
Mysterious - (4:26) 115 BPM Hot
Long Straight Road - (4:16) 148 BPM
Tornado - (8:50) 138 BPM
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BBE 710ADG
10 Mar 23
Jazz
Lords Of War
Lords Of War (extended version) - (8:45) 80 BPM Hot
Lords Of War (edit) - (3:56) 80 BPM
Lords Of War - (6:46) 81 BPM
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BBE 726SDG
03 Mar 23
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
The United Chair
In The Back Of The Churchyard - (6:18) 108 BPM
Jaded Jackie - (3:22) 110 BPM
Gettin' Into It - (4:37) 114 BPM
Balt./Wash. Exp. - (5:28) 146 BPM
Love World - (7:15) 94 BPM
Lost Tribe - (3:57) 125 BPM
Forty-Nine Reasons - (7:49) 103 BPM Hot
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BBE 707ADG
17 Feb 23
Funk
Brother On The Run (The Original Soundtrack)
Brother On The Run (Opening) - (4:52) 139 BPM
Brother (Title - feat Adam Wade) - (2:02) 116 BPM Hot
Auto Chase - (5:20) 145 BPM
Maude's Intro - (1:53) 111 BPM
En Route To Maude's - (1:06) 131 BPM
Soulful Brother On The Run (feat Adam Wade) - (2:37) 150 BPM
Lady Leaving Store - (2:38) 120 BPM
Ms Johnston's Sex Scene - (4:39) 103 BPM
Car Bumps - (0:44) 131 BPM
Maude Reminisces - (1:14) 156 BPM
Untitled - (1:40) 158 BPM
Brother On The Run (Closing Theme) - (2:14) 142 BPM
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BBE 703ADG
17 Feb 23
Soul
Visions Of Paradise
Visions Of Paradise - (3:39) 101 BPM
Absolutely, Positively, Baby - (4:28) 61 BPM
Baby I Love You - (2:49) 104 BPM Hot
Stop Me - (3:55) 133 BPM
Give It Up - (4:53) 117 BPM
Second To None - (3:21) 92 BPM
Won't You Stay - (3:34) 156 BPM
It's Yours Baby - (2:42) 105 BPM
Please Come Back - (5:41) 118 BPM
I Just Got To Know - (2:37) 139 BPM
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BBE 706ADG
17 Feb 23
Soul
Roots
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - (5:16) 147 BPM
Spiritual Light Of The Universe - (4:46) 136 BPM
Roots - (3:14) 83 BPM
Submission - (4:33) 98 BPM Hot
War Is Not For Men - (5:00) 72 BPM
You Don't Know What Love Is - (7:41) 150 BPM
1980 - (6:21) 120 BPM
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BBE 702ADG
17 Feb 23
Jazz
Don't Turn Around
Don't Turn Around - (3:22) 68 BPM
Surrender - (2:27) 101 BPM Hot
I'll Find A Way - (3:11) 136 BPM
I Keep Asking You Questions - (3:10) 108 BPM
She Said That She's Leaving - (2:40) 131 BPM
If I Could Be A Mirror - (2:29) 139 BPM
You & I - (5:58) 122 BPM
Our Future - (3:46) 118 BPM
Find The One Who Loves You - (2:45) 74 BPM
Got To Be There - (4:10) 138 BPM
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BBE 704ADG
17 Feb 23
Soul
Sophisticated Funk
Let's Stay Together - (3:39) 112 BPM
Rock Steady - (3:35) 106 BPM
Since I Fell For You - (3:20) 85 BPM
Cold Water - (4:24) 99 BPM
If You Really Love Me - (2:53) 113 BPM
Old Fashion Love Song - (2:37) 121 BPM
Got To Be There - (3:12) 145 BPM
Do Your Thing - (9:05) 93 BPM Hot
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BBE 658ADG
17 Feb 23
Funk
Baby, Won't You Change Your Mind
Baby, Won't You Change Your Mind - (4:09) 125 BPM
Just Leave Me Some - (3:33) 96 BPM Hot
Push Come To Shove - (3:04) 59 BPM
Time Is Love - (3:44) 138 BPM
Spinning Around - (3:52) 129 BPM
It's Time To Say Goodbye - (2:55) 128 BPM
One Way Ticket To Loveland - (2:16) 99 BPM
No If's And's, Or But's - (3:43) 138 BPM
Wishful Thinking - (4:42) 94 BPM
We Made It (bonus track) - (3:48) 69 BPM
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BBE 705ADG
17 Feb 23
Soul
The Love It Takes (Atjazz Remix & Atjazz Galaxy Aart Dub)
The Love It Takes - (4:58) 106 BPM
The Love It Takes (instrumental) - (4:58) 106 BPM
The Love It Takes (Atjazz remix) - (6:06) 118 BPM
The Love It Takes (Atjazz remix instrumental) - (6:08) 118 BPM
The Love It Takes (Atjazz Galaxy Aart dub) - (6:21) 118 BPM Hot
The Love It Takes (Atjazz Galaxy Aart dub instrumental) - (6:21) 118 BPM
Review: It might be a cold, rainy morning in mid-February in real life, but shut your eyes and Atjazz's new reworks of this MF Robots cut, which operates in the territory somewhere between neo-soul, acid jazz and soulful house, will transport you somewhere else entirely - a poolside in Miami, maybe, or perhaps a Sunday afternoon at Glastonbury as you bask in the sunshine at the Jazz Stage. The differences between the six remixes are fairly subtle, but generally speaking Atjazz's rubs give the Original a lil' extra bass squelch, while it's his Aart Dub that stands out for yours truly with its dreamier, spacier vibes - think Deodato, Dexter Wansel or maybe The Sunburst Band.
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BBE 646SDG6
17 Feb 23
Funk
Forest
Findin' My Way Back Home - (2:53) 123 BPM
I Can't Live Without You - (3:24) 138 BPM
Fly Away - (3:42) 101 BPM
Nice Guys & Fools - (4:21) 140 BPM
Go On Away - (4:49) 140 BPM
Only Who You Know - (4:20) 110 BPM
Blue-Eyed Lady - (3:28) 74 BPM
Crazy Days - (5:14) 106 BPM
Chasing Dreams - (6:16) 81 BPM
I Need Love - (4:40) 80 BPM
The Long Wait - (4:12) 63 BPM
Give It Up - (3:12) 153 BPM
Lady Luck - (4:00) 115 BPM
Love Ya - (4:38) 119 BPM
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BBE 724ADG
03 Feb 23
Rock
Face At My Window
Face At My Window (Kyoto Jazz Massive remix) - (5:21) 82 BPM Hot
Face At My Window (Yoshi's edit) - (3:01) 82 BPM
Beyond The Dream (Musclecars' radio version) - (3:55) 62 BPM
Beyond The Dream (Musclecars's dub) - (8:08) 62 BPM
Face At My Window (feat Sean Haefeli) - (3:26) 151 BPM
Beyond The Dream (feat Sean Haefeli) - (3:35) 123 BPM
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BBE 690SDG 3
27 Jan 23
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Introducing Hideyasu Terakawa Quartet Live
I Remember Clifford - (8:52) 158 BPM
Stella By Starlight - (6:07) 67 BPM Hot
Black Nile - (9:57) 108 BPM
Rerev - (8:05) 57 BPM
Simone - (8:19) 67 BPM
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BBE 668ADG
20 Jan 23
Jazz
BBE Staff Selections 2022
Various
Koichi Matsukaze Trio - "Theme Of Seikatsu Kojyo Iinkai" (feat Ryojiro Furusawa) - (7:46) 123 BPM
Jazzanova - "Creative Musicians" (feat Sean Haefeli - Henrik Schwarz remix) - (4:34) 60 BPM Hot
Brian Jackson - "All Talk" (OPOLOPO extended remix) - (7:22) 120 BPM
Sly Johnson - "Trust Me" - (3:05) 88 BPM
Alina Bzhezhinska & HipHarpCollective - "Paris Sur Le Toit" (feat Sanity & Tom Theythem - DJ Spinna remix) - (3:48) 87 BPM
David Wertman & Sun Ensemble - "Forest Dance" - (6:04) 116 BPM
Jazzanova - "Saturday Night Special" (Kai Alce NDATL remix - extended version) - (7:09) 124 BPM
Boddhi Satva, Spilulu & Kaysha - "Kilulu" (feat H. Baraka) - (3:54) 59 BPM
Sean Khan - "Naima" (feat Heidi Vogel - Atjazz remix) - (6:49) 85 BPM
Monica Rypma - "Let Love Flow" - (2:43) 91 BPM
Jazzanova - "Joy Road" - (3:53) 132 BPM
Roy Ayers - "Baby Doll" - (5:38) 63 BPM
Louie Vega, Leroy Burgess & The Universal Robot Band - "Barely Breaking Even" (feat Patrick Adams - Matthias Heilbronn mix) - (9:22) 122 BPM
Brian Jackson - "C'est Cette Comete" - (4:56) 85 BPM
Boddhi Satva & ELLAH - "Storia Storia" - (4:36) 60 BPM
Alina Bzhezhinska & HipHarpCollective - "African Flower" - (4:59) 105 BPM
Jay Dee & J Dilla - "B.B.E. - Big Booty Express" (Ame remix) - (5:46) 59 BPM
Dennis Farnon & Sound Studio Orchestra - "Tournament" - (3:59) 77 BPM
Sly Johnson - "Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin" - (4:38) 80 BPM
MF Robots - "Make The Call Two Soul Fusion Boogie Remix" (extended version) - (9:18) 108 BPM
Eji Oyewole - "Unity In Africa (Kasowopo Kasekan)" (edit) - (3:21) 141 BPM
Wutrio - "Hallo Hoppel" - (3:33) 117 BPM
Review: BBE put out music across a wide stylistic spectrum, so when (as here) the label staff pick out their own personal faves from the past year's releases, the one thing you can be sure of is that the collection's never going to get boring or same-y. With tracks ranging from the freeform jzz of the Koichi Matsukaze Trio's opener to the vivacious high-life of Eji Oyewole's 'Unity In Africa', via Matty Heilbronn's rerub of a Louie Vega/Leroy Burgess take on disco/funk classic 'Barely Breaking Even', not every track here will delight every listener, admittedly, but there's no doubting the quality of what's on offer - making this a compilation that's perhaps best viewed as a jumping-off point for further explorations in the future.
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BBE 736CDG
09 Dec 22
Jazz
Planets
Planets - (5:39) 57 BPM
Blue Road - (7:36) 123 BPM
A Marionette - (5:34) 154 BPM
Epilogue - (4:13) 160 BPM
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BBE 664ADG
18 Nov 22
Jazz
Wutrio
Hitchhiker's Guide - (4:49) 131 BPM
Impressions Of Autumn - (6:26) 103 BPM
Rush Hour - (6:07) 116 BPM
Hallo Hoppel - (3:33) 117 BPM
Way To Love - (7:01) 123 BPM
Scarcely Had We Left The House - (5:29) 80 BPM
Lament - (5:28) 129 BPM
Number Four - (2:36) 124 BPM
Bluze - (1:43) 96 BPM
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BBE 717ADG
11 Nov 22
Jazz
Peacemaker
Au Privave / Bloomdido - (3:45) 122 BPM
Nokve - (5:27) 131 BPM
Smatta - (5:19) 144 BPM Hot
Introduction To No Particular Song - (4:55) 143 BPM
Fantasy In D - (4:27) 113 BPM
The Peacemaker - (6:46) 118 BPM
The Masquerade Is Over - (3:59) 156 BPM
Adgang F. - (6:13) 134 BPM
Confirmation - (5:45) 97 BPM
Lush Life - (5:22) 132 BPM
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BBE 641ADG
21 Oct 22
Jazz
Live
Aisha (extended version) - (12:42) 115 BPM
Footprints (extended version) - (14:55) 101 BPM
Timeless Beginings - (2:07) 152 BPM
Negative Forces (extended version) - (12:58) 154 BPM
I Remember Clifford - (9:54) 133 BPM
Aisha - (9:19) 115 BPM Hot
Footprints - (9:58) 101 BPM
Negative Forces - (5:04) 152 BPM
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BBE 679ADG
07 Oct 22
Jazz
Make The Call / The Love It Takes (Two Soul Fusion Remixes / Atjazz Remix)
Make The Call (Two Soul Fusion House remix - extended version) - (7:53) 117 BPM Hot
Make The Call (Two Soul Fusion Boogie remix - extended version) - (9:18) 108 BPM
Make The Call (Two Soul Fusion House - remix instrumental) - (7:53) 117 BPM
Make The Call (Two Soul Fusion Boogie remix instrumental) - (9:18) 108 BPM
Make The Call (extended version) - (6:01) 99 BPM
Make The Call (Two Soul Fusion Tv Track Boogie remix) - (9:18) 108 BPM
Make The Call (Two Soul Fusion Tv Track House remix) - (8:01) 117 BPM
Make The Call - (3:55) 99 BPM
The Love It Takes (Atjazz remix) - (6:06) 118 BPM
The Love It Takes (Atjazz remix instrumental) - (6:08) 118 BPM
The Love It Takes - (4:58) 106 BPM
Make The Call (Two Soul Fusion House remix) - (4:18) 117 BPM
Make The Call (Two Soul Fusion Boogie remix) - (4:13) 108 BPM
Review: We can think of few more suitable producers to remix the soul-fired work of the brilliant MF Robots (AKA Brand New Heavies original Jan Kinkaid and sometime band vocalist Dawn Joseph) than Louie Vega and Josh Milan. They adopt their occasional Two Soul Fusion alias to put their spin on the sublime 'Make The Call', offering vocal and instrumental variations of two main mixes: a squelchy, Kaidi Tatham-esque house re-wire and a 'Boogie' remix that brilliantly re-imagines the track as a turn-of-the-'90s Leroy Burgess/Universal Robot Band jam. Atjazz also steps up to deliver vocal and instrumental versions of 'The Love It Takes', brilliantly joining the dots between early '80s Quincy Jones Michael Jackson productions and his own liquid deep house vibe. In a word: essential!
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BBE 646SDG 5
23 Sep 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
Reflections
Soul Vibrations - (4:16) 98 BPM Hot
For Carrol - (6:37) 86 BPM
Fire - (7:10) 110 BPM
Reflections - (3:44) 158 BPM
Afro Blue - (5:26) 93 BPM
Alabama - (6:04) 160 BPM
African Flower - (4:59) 105 BPM
Paris Sur Le Toit (instrumental) - (3:45) 88 BPM
Sans End - (5:38) 118 BPM
Action Line - (5:01) 80 BPM
Paris Sur Le Toit (feat Sanity & tom theythem) - (3:46) 88 BPM
Meditation - (6:08) 160 BPM
Played by: Moonee
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BBE 716ADG
23 Sep 22
Jazz
B.B.E. - Big Booty Express (Remixes)
B.B.E. - Big Booty Express (Moulin Rouge remix) - (7:42) 126 BPM
B.B.E. - Big Booty Express (Memorex Interlude) - (4:29) 120 BPM
B.B.E. - Big Booty Express (Ame remix) - (5:46) 117 BPM Hot
B.B.E. - Big Booty Express (Coda Deep's Enchanted remix) - (6:23) 118 BPM
B.B.E. - Big Booty Express (Coda Deep's Enchanted Reprise) - (6:20) 118 BPM
B.B.E. - Big Booty Express - (2:12) 96 BPM
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BBEBG 001SDG
16 Sep 22
Deep House
The Library Archive 2 - More Funk, Jazz, Beats & Soundtracks From The Archives Of Cavendish Music (Compiled By Mr Thing & Chris Read)
Various
The Gentle Giants - "Leagueliner" - (3:02) 122 BPM Hot
The New Concert Orchestra - "Test Drive" - (1:00) 140 BPM
Dennis Farnon & Sound Studio Orchestra - "Tournament" - (3:59) 77 BPM
The New Concert Orchestra - "Mad Mendoza" - (3:27) 63 BPM
Dennis Farnon - "Baltic Caper" - (3:42) 96 BPM
Bob Adams - "Giraffe" - (1:14) 92 BPM
Dennis Farnon - "Nuremberg Ring" - (2:58) 156 BPM
The Gentle Giants - "Organ Grinders Swing" - (2:36) 107 BPM
The Cavendish Orchestra - "Self Deception" - (1:57) 106 BPM
Dennis Farnon - "Crazy Legs" - (0:32) 97 BPM
The New Concert Orchestra - "Lip Glow" - (1:01) 94 BPM
The New Concert Orchestra - "Footprints" - (3:05) 157 BPM
The New Dance Orchestra - "Traffic Jam" - (1:36) 92 BPM
The New Dance Orchestra - "Blues For Boo" - (1:52) 59 BPM
The New Concert Orchestra - "Ad-Lib No 6" - (1:04) 107 BPM
The New Percussion Octet - "Cocoanut Cocktail" - (1:54) 123 BPM
The New Dance Orchestra - "Bass Bits" - (2:10) 120 BPM
The New Dance Orchestra - "Travelling Light" - (1:11) 73 BPM
The New Concert Orchestra - "Ad-Lib No 2" - (1:02) 113 BPM
The New Jazz Group - "Jazz For Humanoids - Equation" - (2:03) 127 BPM
The New Concert Orchestra - "Chameleon" - (1:35) 63 BPM
The New Percussion Octet - "Graphics" (Part 1) - (1:53) 157 BPM
The New Concert Orchestra - "In Pursuit" - (2:09) 83 BPM
The New Concert Orchestra - "Night Walk" - (1:41) 52 BPM
The New Dance Orchestra (Augmented) - "Soul Type Blues" - (3:29) 53 BPM
Dennis Farnon - "Shanghai Caper" - (2:53) 144 BPM
The New Concert Orchestra - "Speed Clean" - (1:01) 95 BPM
Dennis Farnon & Sound Studio Orchestra - "Motor-Cross" - (3:04) 150 BPM
Chris Barron - "Funk (h)" - (1:04) 98 BPM
Chris Barron - "Rock (b)" - (1:49) 67 BPM
Review: This is one of those rare instances where the title of a record is almost longer than the review - not necessarily a bad thing, given that said title has already pretty much described said record perfectly! But in case it wasn't clear, what we have here is a collection of library tracks - music originally made for use in film, TV and advertising - inna funk, jazz and soul kinda vein. Think Pearl & Dean, 70s TV themes and moody 60s spy thrillers... which you probably were, because this is an album that sounds exactly like you'd expect it to. But with 30 tracks to choose from - some of which are a whole three or four minutes long! - there's much for all you beatniks, jazzbos and lounge lizards to enjoy here.
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BBE 622CDG
09 Sep 22
Jazz
Lefto Early Bird Presents The Beauty Is Inside
Various
Aint About Me - "Watching Tarot Card XVI Come To Life" - (3:15) 138 BPM
Alemayehu Eshete - "Alteleyeshegnem" - (4:57) 159 BPM Hot
Pedro Ruy-Blas & Dolores - "Membrillo" - (8:22) 135 BPM
Patience Africa - "By Hook Or By Crook" - (5:05) 60 BPM
Dreamcastmoe & Shungu - "Don't Let Me Down" - (1:21) 144 BPM
Iman Houssein - "Their Eyes" - (3:53) 65 BPM
Abrahamblue - "Joanna" - (3:50) 150 BPM
Qur'an Shaheed - "Thrive" - (5:56) 82 BPM
Makaya McCraven - "Crash Course" - (4:30) 140 BPM
CoS - "Ayy Thank Full" - (3:08) 139 BPM
Trian Kayhatu - "OK Dan" - (3:17) 83 BPM
Lefto - "E40" - (3:14) 88 BPM
Regal86 - "Parado En La Esquina" - (3:45) 83 BPM
DJ Spinn - "Synthshot" - (3:21) 80 BPM
Igor Jadranin - "NUB" - (2:01) 120 BPM
Shlundee - "Acid 2 Acid" - (6:15) 124 BPM
LB Aka Labat - "Pai Pai" - (5:20) 122 BPM
Elisa Bee - "A Sun That Never Goes Down" - (5:26) 131 BPM
Pippin - "Ro" - (2:26) 152 BPM
Review: Brussels' Stephane Allemand AKA Lefto Early Bird is best known for his wide-ranging radio show - think of him as Belgium's answer to Gilles Peterson, if you will - and here he serves up a 19-track collection that takes a similarly eclectic approach. After Ain't About Me's powerful opener, a haunting spoken word piece about living through 9/11, you get sultry disco/boogie from Patience Africa, acid house from Shlundee, Middle Eastern-flavoured jazz from Alemayehu Eshete, frenzied footwork from DJ Spinn and stripped-back rave/hardcore from Elisa Bea, all interspersed with multiple despatches from the more experimental end of the broken beat spectrum. Approach with open mind and open ears!
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BBE 648CDG
27 Aug 22
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Push
Monologue - (5:26) 157 BPM
Stella By Starlight (instrumental) - (6:56) 135 BPM
Everything I Have Is Yours - (6:55) 139 BPM
Push - (4:17) 115 BPM
Cadillac Woman - (6:35) 134 BPM
My Life - (6:09) 101 BPM Hot
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BBE 695ADG
12 Aug 22
Jazz
Kemo-Sabe
Kemo-Sabe - (6:11) 120 BPM
Beloved Diane - (5:08) 160 BPM
Tell Me A Bedtime Story - (6:33) 120 BPM
Third Plane - (5:10) 70 BPM
Moments Notice - (5:46) 142 BPM
My Love - (6:28) 127 BPM
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BBE 663ADG
05 Aug 22
Jazz
Little Orphan Boy (Two Soul Fusion Remixes)
Little Orphan Boy (extended version) - (4:19) 111 BPM
Little Orphan Boy (Two Soul Fusion dub) - (14:01) 124 BPM
Little Orphan Boy - (10:27) 55 BPM
Little Orphan Boy (Two Soul Fusion remix) - (8:33) 124 BPM Hot
Little Orphan Boy (Two Soul Fusion Downtempo remix) - (14:01) 124 BPM
Little Orphan Boy (Two Soul Fusion Downtempo instrumental) - (10:27) 111 BPM
Little Orphan Boy - (3:25) 111 BPM
Little Orphan Boy (Two Soul Fusion remix) - (3:40) 124 BPM
Little Orphan Boy (Two Soul Fusion Downtempo remix) - (3:02) 111 BPM
Review: BBE are about to drop 'This Is Brian Jackson', the first solo album in 20 years from a flautist, pianist and producer who's best known for his 1970s work with Gil Scott-Heron (that's his flute solo on 'The Bottle'). The album finds Jackson working up unissued demos laid down during a 1976 studio session, and here Louie Vega (Masters At Work) and Josh Milan (Blaze), working as Two Soul Fusion, provide an almost overwhelming array of remixes of the second trailer single. With a high-calibre line-up like that, you shouldn't need us to tell you how good this is: suffice to say, the Downtempo rubs are the ones to head for if you like it funky, while if your tastes lean more towards soulful house then the Extended Remix or Dub are your best bets.
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BBE 681SDG 2
05 Aug 22
Funk
Afro Blue/Paris Sur Le Toit (DJ Spinna Remix/Sly Johnson's Tagi Remix)
Paris Sur Le Toit (feat Sanity & Tom Theythem) - (3:46) 88 BPM Hot
Afro Blue - (5:26) 93 BPM
Paris Sur Le Toit (feat Sanity & Tom Theythem - DJ Spinna remix) - (3:48) 87 BPM
Paris Sur Le Toit (feat Sanity & Tom Theythem - Sly Johnson's TAGi remix) - (3:38) 89 BPM
Paris Sur Le Toit (instrumental) - (3:45) 88 BPM
Paris Sur Le Toit (DJ Spinna remix instrumental) - (3:47) 87 BPM
Paris Sur Le Toit (Sly Johnson's TAGi remix instrumental) - (3:41) 89 BPM
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BBE 716SDG
24 Jun 22
Hip Hop/R&B
This Is Brian Jackson (Instrumentals)
All Talk - (4:13) 53 BPM Hot
Force Of Will - (4:14) 121 BPM
C'est Cette Comete - (4:56) 85 BPM
Nomad - (5:16) 154 BPM
Mami Wata - (9:20) 105 BPM
Path To Macondo / Those Kind Of Blues - (6:10) 85 BPM
Hold On - (4:41) 128 BPM
Little Orphan Boy - (4:18) 111 BPM
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BBE 681IDG
24 Jun 22
Jazz
Classifieds
Everybody Came To Rock - (3:19) 91 BPM Hot
Haunted - (4:17) 97 BPM
After War (Interlude) - (1:00) 138 BPM
What's The Sense Of War - (3:03) 78 BPM
Senses (Interlude) - (0:52) 62 BPM
Sunrise - (4:09) 97 BPM
Record Change (Interlude) - (1:06) 141 BPM
Hey, Where You Goin' - (3:24) 50 BPM
Westertoren (Interlude) - (1:26) 160 BPM
Ik Hou Veel Van Jou - (3:05) 68 BPM
Koto (Interlude) - (0:49) 78 BPM
Let Love Flow - (2:31) 91 BPM
Aqua + Uitro (Interlude) - (2:16) 59 BPM
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BBE 692ADG
17 Jun 22
Coldwave/Synth
This Is Brian Jackson
All Talk - (4:15) 107 BPM
Force Of Will - (4:15) 121 BPM
C'est Cette Com?te - (4:56) 85 BPM
Nomad - (5:16) 155 BPM
Mami Wata - (9:21) 105 BPM
Path To Macondo/Those Kind Of Blues - (6:11) 85 BPM Hot
Hold On - (4:40) 128 BPM
Little Orphan Boy - (4:19) 111 BPM
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BBE 681ADG
27 May 22
Jazz
If Music Presents: You Need This! An Introduction To Enja Records
Various
Dollar Brand & Abdullah Ibrahim - "Zimbabwe" - (5:27) 93 BPM Hot
Prince Lasha - "Kwadwo Safari" (feat Herbie Hancock) - (7:37) 86 BPM
Mal Waldron - "What It Is" (feat Clifford Jordan & Dannie Richmond) - (17:58) 97 BPM
Cecil McBee - "First Song In The Day" (feat Chico Freeman) - (17:16) 98 BPM
Rabih Abou-Khalil - "Lamentation" - (8:58) 109 BPM
John Stubblefield - "Mwe Malad O" - (4:14) 111 BPM
Nana Simopoulos - "Pulcie's Dance" - (12:47) 142 BPM
Bobby Hutcherson - "The Creators" - (18:21) 87 BPM
Marc Levin - "Brothers In War" - (11:09) 126 BPM
Jon Hendricks - "No More" - (3:28) 128 BPM
Marvin Hannibal Peterson - "Mother's Land" (feat George Adams) - (5:07) 104 BPM
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BBE 666CDG
20 May 22
Jazz
55.4 (Explicit)
Alive - (3:04) 91 BPM Hot
B.M.L. (Introduction) & Be My Lady (It's Been Too Long) - (4:06) 78 BPM
Bullshit (I Can't Stand It No More) - (3:48) 86 BPM
Trust Me - (3:05) 88 BPM
Okay - (3:37) 86 BPM
E.n.E. (Equality - Naturally - Eternally) - (4:26) 80 BPM
Today (feat Jona Oak) - (4:16) 88 BPM
Feel & May I Have This Dance (interlude) - (4:05) 98 BPM
E.V.R.B.D.D. 2 - (3:28) 79 BPM
What's Going On - (4:03) 89 BPM
The H.B.D. Song (Souffle Tes Bougies) - (3:12) 120 BPM
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BBE 680ADGB
20 May 22
Hip Hop/R&B
Barely Breaking Even (Ron Trent & Matthias Heilbronn Remixes)
Barely Breaking Even (Ron Trent remix) - (8:09) 120 BPM
Barely Breaking Even (Ron Trent dub) - (8:11) 120 BPM
Barely Breaking Even (Matthias Heilbronn's BKNY mix) - (9:49) 122 BPM Hot
Barely Breaking Even (Matthias Heilbronn's Soulflower mix) - (9:51) 122 BPM
Barely Breaking Even (Matthias Heilbronn mix) - (9:22) 122 BPM
Barely Breaking Even (Matthias Heilbronn's Soulflower Beats) - (3:08) 122 BPM
Barely Breaking Even (Matthias Heilbronn's BKNY instrumental) - (9:49) 122 BPM
Barely Breaking Even (Matthias Heilbronn's Soulflower instrumental) - (9:51) 122 BPM
Barely Breaking Even (Matthias Heilbronn instrumental) - (9:16) 122 BPM
Review: Louie Vega's cover of boogie-era disco classic 'Barely Breaking Even', which is created in cahoots with the two men most responsible for the early '80s original, Leroy Burgess and Patrick Adams, was a relatively faithful rendition. These high-profile remixes are naturally a little more revolutionary, though tastefully done and in keeping with the spirit of Vega and company's version. Ron Trent leads the way delivering a spacey, percussively detailed, and effortlessly soulful vocal remix and dub - the latter showcasing the high-quality musicianship of everyone involved - before Matthias Heilbronn takes over. Choose between full vocal and instrumental takes on the rubbery, disco-house style 'BKNY Mix', the rolling and sun-splashed 'Soulflower Mix' and his more faithful-to-the-original 'Remix'.
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BBE 500SDG
13 May 22
Deep House
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