March 2017

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Posted in: Mixtape

Mixcloud SELECTS Vol V – Gal Dem [ Outlook Festival ] Politics, issue based editorial and Bass Music...bit of an oxymoron. Do we really want our DJs, producers, Rock Bands etc getting all shouty and opinionated? Difficult one as we have to admit the whole DJ bandwagon slagging of Brexit and Trump has felt a little hollow at times. Lots of social media gesticulation, but can you really have a meaningful impact in 140 characters? We're not so sure. That said, artistic expression has always been synonymous with social commentary and when used correctly can be a very powerful platform in highlighting and raising awareness around key social topics. ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Indie

London Grammar meets Jamie XX: Weslee – Gassed Are London Grammar considered cool? Probably not. Is Jamie XX, most likely yes. Not that either should really matter. Reality is we all have those records we like to listen to in the secrecy of our headphones. We like to project Hip-Hop, Grime, Techno to passing commuters, but scratch a little deeper and our playlist would most likely reveal a few potentially startling guilty pleasures. If so you may want to consider what Dave Grohl has to say about your so-called guilty pleasures... “I don’t believe in guilty pleasures. If you fucking like something, like it. That’s what’s wrong ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: New Music

Objekt #4 – Theme From Q Objekt #4, as you have most probably guessed, is the fourth in Objekt's ongoing hashtag EP series. An EP series that emphatically announced the Berlin based producers arrival on the club scene in 2011 with, incidentally, his most streamed track to date - The Goose That Got Away. Since then there has been #2 with the potentially seminal, if that's not too big a statement - CLK Recovery, #3, a release for Hessle Audio and his debut LP 'Flatland'. A discography that has had most discerning club heads, without hesitation, universally applauding. However to stop there is like saying when you ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Mixtape

WeAreBlahBlahBlah EP47 – Mixed Jon E Cassell [Blah Blah Blah] The 47th entry into the Blah Blah Blah mixtape series is a purely vinyl affair, recorded by BBB's Jon E Cassell using a pair of Technics SL-1210Mk2's and a Pioneer DJM 250. Why Vinyl? Well before you jump to any preconceived notions, this is not some hipster inspired nostalgia trip down vinyl memory lane. Jon E Cassell has been buying and mixing vinyl since the year 2000, and consequently it's still his preferred format when mixing. That said what's actually important, regardless of format, is the music, and we can confidently report that EP47 is a cracker. Thanks for ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: New Music

Bwana – Three Way Is The Hard Way + Avalon Emerson Remix What more could you want from life than a Dusky, Bwana, Avalon Emerson three way?... It's a rhetorical question, so no answers on a postcode please! Of course our point is that Bwana - Three Way Is The Hard Way is being released on Dusky's 17 Steps imprint with Avalon Emerson providing the EP's remix. As collaborations go we're particularly eager for this one to hit the sweet spot, as Dusky are an act we have supported since 2012's Flo Jam EP. Whilst both Bwana and Avalon Emerson plumped our pillows in 2016 with their frothy, Capsule's Pride, Generation Nostalgia, Frontier and Glider ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Indie

Ryan Adams – Shiver and Shake comforting yet heartbreaking! A few weeks back in our article Song Writing - Inspiration, Handwork or Luck? we discussed how music can often transport us from our current surroundings, and when needed connect with us on a deeper emotional level. Whether we like to admit it or not we all have these songs in our lives. Be it Linkin Park when we're angry or Adele when we're sad. For us Ryan Adams - Shiver and Shake is another such song. A song that for us ranks it alongside the likes of Foals - Late Night, Sampha - No One Knows Me Like the Piano, and Bon Iver - Holocene. Ultimately Shiver and Shake is a record for ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Features

BBB Interview Phil Kieran feat. Roman Flugel & Andrew Weatherall Phil Kieran is one of those names that is synonymous with dance culture. Much like Kelly Slater is to Surfing, Madge Bishop to Neighbours and Donald Trump to Russia! Hopefully our IP address hasn't been tapped after that last comparison. Comparison's aside, since the year 2000 Phil Kieran has, as Erol Alkan would put it, kept the kids dancing. And last year he was back with his third full length LP - Blinded By The Sun, released via Jamie Jones imprint. The LP has since acquired two bang on remixes by two further legends of dance culture, Roman Flugel & Andrew Weatherall. With these ... Read more / Preview track