2017

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Posted in: New Music

Need a DJ intro? ‘Daphni – Poly’ Depending on the type of DJ you are will dictate as to whether an intro track is really relevant or not. In some instances it's nice to announce your arrival, other times the situation requires you to maintain what the proceeding DJ has built. Daphni - Poly is very much in that - 'hey take notice, I'm about start playing'. As I am sure you're all aware, Daphni is Caribou as much as Caribou is Dan Snaith. Some years back Mr Snaith announced his designs on club culture with his debut Daphni record 'Jialong'. A record that on reflection feels like a more complete album than this years follow ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Articles

Watch: Rise of the DJ and the 808 in 80’s LA – Red Bull Music If like us you've read 'Last Night A DJ Saved My Life', watched 'Hip-Hop Evolution' on Netflix and are yet to miss an episode of Resident Advisors Real Scenes series, then this needs to be next on your watch list. Red Bull Music Academy in association with Your's Truly provide an informative and intriguing insight into the birth of West Coast Hip-Hop. Unlike the majority of Hip-Hop documentaries, that tend to focus on Dr Dre, NWA Gangster rap and Flash, 'Pioneers of the Modern Party' endeavours to delve a little deeper and farther back. At only 17 minutes it's a swift watch, yet ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: New Music

BBB Spotify Playlist – Unforgettable Dance Anthems Have we created the definitive, ultimate, best dance anthems playlist in the world ever? Maybe. But who hasn't, the only difference is that we've attempted to just pick records that are simply unforgettable. No debate, just classic. That said let us know if we've missed anything or included any clangers. BBB Spotify Playlist - Unforgettable Electronic Dance Anthems Hit up the comments and lets us know your ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Indie

BBB Playlist ‘Old but Gold’: People Under The Staires – Acid Raindrops Everyone loves Hip-Hop, well almost everyone; we're thinking that Donald Trump probably isn't much of a fan, especially since Eminem's recent tribute. But lets not dwell on that megalomaniac longer than is necessary and instead enjoy Hip-Hop at it's rhythmical best: People Under The Staires - Acid Raindrops. 'Acid Raindrops' came to our attention whilst preparing for a recent DJ gig, and like all new DJ discoveries we literally couldn't wait to spin this one live. This record is slick, sharp and smooth. A record that sounds equally good on the headphones as it does blaring from an overly ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Latest

Seth Troxler, Carl Cox, Ben Pearce talk DJ life & Mental Health in Documentary 'Why We DJ – Slaves To The Rhythm' is a new documentary investigating the reality of what being a professional DJ is really like, from the hype and parties to relentless touring and the toll that can take on both physical and mental health. In their own words: ‘Why We DJ – Slaves To The Rhythm’ delves deep into the psyche of the DJ, exploring the motivations that drive people to pursue a career behind the decks in the first place and the effects it can have. In refreshingly candid interviews from artist managers, tour managers, Psychologists, music industry professionals and DJs ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: New Music

Minimal growler: Trikk – Bela via Dixon & Ame’s Innervisions Trikk - Bela is a weighty stripped back dance record that, despite its minimalism, carries plenty of force. The old adage 'less is more' is very much the case here. Trikk is back on Dixon and Ame's Innervisions with an 8 track double 12" 'Mundo Ritual EP', with Bela the standout moment for us. Like his 2016 Proto Rhyth (Black Version) Bela is one of those sneaky peak time dancefloor predators. Patiently stalking you with its covert minimalism before suddenly pouncing on you with growling intent. No carrion here, just a prime succulent cut. Rating Bela 3.8/5 Trikk - Bela Related ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Mixtape

Mixtape NYC Style: Kim Ann Foxman – The Lot Radio Do you find that mixtapes all too often flatter to deceive? Their either chock full of obvious bangers, or the DJ is trying to be so clever that their track selection lacks flow, or, and worst of all, it's just plain boring. This is so often the case that most days we simply can't be bothered. Which is a shame as mixtapes were what got us into dance music in the first place. That said, like all the best new music discoveries, we occasionally stumble across something a bit special. Previous such discoveries include Bicep - Synthol Hit, Joris Voorn - Balance 014, Todd Terje - Essential Mix, DJ ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Indie

BBB Playlist: 80s Funkytown Pop: Mind Enterprises – Idol Stranger Things, IT, Vinyl and terrible charity shop purchases have established a modern 80's arrival. A revival that many producers across Pop, Dance and Indie are only too keen to exploit. Many may sneer, but being an 80's kid myself such a development has conjured up great memories of buying Michael Jackson - Bad on tape, listening to Duran Duran - Reflex on repeat and hoping to get a dancing Coke Can for Christmas. Well Mind Enterprises - Idol, couldn't be any more 1980's in both tone and delivery. 'Idol' screams hipster, minus the beard, who's just got a Microkorg and some oversized ... Read more / Preview track