Forgotten Treasures
Eclectic

Mad Mats presents “Digging Beyond The Crates” (BBE)

via BBE: DJ, record label impresario and former Swedish champion b-boy, Mad Mats knows a thing or two about finding good music. As well as iconic underground imprints Raw Fusion and GAMM, Mad Mats is a partner in the highly regarded Local Talk label, making it highly probable that most …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Paz ‎”Paz Are Back” (Spotlite Records, 1982)

“A total classic from back in the days!“ – Gilles Peterson via BBE Music: 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 …

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Exclusive Preview
Beats Soul

Exclusive Premiere: Maylight “Beat Of The Heart” (Menik Remix)

‘Digits’ (b/w ‘Beat of the Heart’) is the debut single from BBC New Music Award winning jazz / soul / electronica ensemble Maylight. The eight strong collective takes in the vocal talents of ex-Tru Thoughts vocalist Lizzy Parks, pianist Rob Barron whose resume includes session work for the likes of …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: The People’s Workshop “Houston Talent Expo ’82”

via BBE Music: 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 …

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Future Classics
Disco

Future Classic: Al Kent “More More More Disco & Soul”

via Juno: Aside from releasing his own tunes and edits on Million Dollar Disco, Al Kent also dabbles in the fine art of compiling for the BBE crew, and this time he’s been picked to pull together cuts for the label’s fourth outing of the Disco Love series. As you’d …

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