October 2017

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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
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Posted in: New Music

FREE Download via XLR8R: Cropper & Dross – Jaxa The highly exalted San Francisco based XLR8R have once again backed Cropper's latest record on Blah Blah Blah, by offering his Dross collaboration 'Jaxa' for FREE. In XLR8R's own words: "The new EP, which has already picked up support from artist such as Hannah Wants, Nick Warren, and Richy Ahmed, among others, follows a recent collaboration with Byron The Aquarius—Cropper contributed to the lead track to Byron The Aquarius' latest EP on Eglo Records, released last month—and arrives backed by a remix from Hackman. In support of his recent outings, Cropper has offered up a track ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Articles

What are your – All Killer No Filler LPs? We’ve listed ours… Recently BBC Radio 6 ran an article on 30 LPs that they considered 'All Killer No Filler'. As you'd expect the list was considerably diverse if perhaps a little obvious in places. Anything from Chemical Brothers through Led Zeppelin to Dolly Parton was considered worthy. Question is what are your Killer No Filler LP's? We've listed ours (see below), and if you're feeling chatty hit up the comment section below and let us know yours. Blah Blah Blah - Killer No Filler LPs (In no particular order) Chemical Brothers - Exit Planet Dust Daft Punk - Discovery (Obvious, but had to go ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: New Music

Percussive Sunsetting House: LNS & DJ Sotofett – Jugando Con Fuego Did you love DJ Sotofett's epic slow burning 'Current 82'? Then his 11 minute LNS & DJ Sotofett - Jugando Con Fuego collaboration is the perfect companion piece. DJ Sotofett propelled himself into our affections with his gloriously sprawling slow burner 'Current 82'. A record that harked back to the glory days of mid-90s prog house, with its moody pads, languid drums and considered main hook. No hype, no fanfare just gorgeous Boards of Canada type depth and poise. Jugando Con Fuego clocks in at just under 12 minutes and like a considered lover is in no hurry to hit climax. That said ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: BBB Records

OUT TODAY: ‘Blah Blah Blah 15’ Cropper – Sunlight + Hackman Remix Searching strings, live double bass Jazz like keys and a whispy yet penetrating vocal all conspire to dazzle the senses on our stunning 15th record: Cropper - Sunlight F.T A.Z. Cropper - Sunlight is out today on limited vinyl, backed by the dazzling Deep House 3am curveball 'Shade' and the sizzling Hackman remix. The EP was mastered by the highly respected Calyx analogue mastering studio, and whilst we're not against digital there's no denying that the vinyl is infinitely superior. Admittedly our opinion is perhaps a little biased, much like your mum saying you're the best looking ... Read more / Preview track