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Exclusive: Eton Messy preview ‘Cropper – Shade’ [Blah Blah Blah Rec] Cropper has returned to Blah Blah Blah Records to follow up his world wide smash ‘Forever’. Since marking BBB’s tenth release in 2013 ‘Forever’ has been snapped up by Universal, racked up half a million plays worldwide and played on Radio 1 by Pete Tong. To some such success may seem common place, or not that remarkable, however for artist and label these were very proud moments, not to mention moral boosting confirmations in their personal belief in the music they were presenting. A belief that has brought them back together for one more record. Cropper - Shade is the ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: New Music

39 Must See Acts at Glastonbury 2017 – Playlist It's that time again, nope not complaining that it's too hot and then subsequently complaining the hot weather never lasts, it's Glastonbury time of course. This will be our 6th visit to Worthy Farm and in time honoured tradition we've compiled a last minute playlist of who we're hoping to catch. This years playlist covers everything from punk, through country to pop and beyond. It's obvious, its random, it includes Busted, yes Busted...who doesn't secretly love the Year 3000, and it is of course banging. Considering our playlist includes 39 different artists we're not going to waste your ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: New Music

Listen New Music:  Mathew Jonson, Bicep, Hodge, Daphni New Music from 4 top line names: Mathew Jonson - The Prophet, Bicep - Aura, Hodge - No Single Thing and Daphni - Face to Face. All naturally caught our eye due to the names involved but not necessarily our ear. There are no stinkers here, no point wasting words on a stinker. That said do all 4 pass our - 'would we pay to own it on vinyl', test? Mathew Jonson - The Prophet Opening with what can only be described as true analog noodling The Prophet suggests Mathew Jonson is in free form mode once again. For anyone who watched his FACTmag against the clock video will know that Mr ... Read more / Preview track
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Dynamic percussive House: Novio Dub Tribe – Kakiuchi Dub If thumping kicks, crisp percussion, deep atmospherics, strong groove and smatterings of melody make you go weak at the knee's, then you may want to sit down before spinning todays recommendation: Novio Dub Tribe - Kakiuchi Dub. Novio Dub Tribe - Kakiuchi Dub is the lead track from the AKIBA EP and it's Microhouse at its finest, well at least we think it is, as truth be told Microhouse is not a term we use that often. And with that in mind perhaps a better analogy would be to compare this record with an elaborate DJ Drum Tool or a bass led Pearson Sound, minus the perplexing the twists and ... Read more / Preview track
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Minimal Tech-House hypnosis from Paris: YYY – YYY 797A Salut... Need some bouncing, grooving, minimal tech-house? Then Parisian born YYY - YYY 797A may just be your jam. It's most certainly been ours since featuring their similarly titled YYY 398A in the 47th edition of the WeAreBlahBlahBlah mixtape series. And because of that feature YYY France has now become one of those enigmatic underground labels that we hope can become the pièce de résistance of our record collection. Like 'YYY 398 A' which you can preview , YYY 797A has an immediate head nodding, toe tapping bounce to it. Suggesting that YYY, who ever they may be, have ... Read more / Preview track
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Cheap Drum Machines & Rejected Synths: Morgan Geist – Megaprojects Morgan Geist is one of those names that at BBB we've heard about a million times, but in truth know very little about. Some of you may also be thinking, yeah I know that name, but... Whilst others will be shaking their heads in disbelief. Truth is everyone is a  DJ / Producer these days! Laptop, playlist = DJ. However like this paragraph, know the name, don't know the name, is ultimately irrelevant, it should be the music that counts, and Morgan Geist - Megaprojects Two counts. Having just said - 'a name shouldn't count', we have to admit that the reason we clicked play was in fact ... Read more / Preview track
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How To Write a Hit Song – Is Three still the Magic Number? Ever wondered how the big names write hit song after song. Well the answer is collaboration, which in itself is not much of revelation when you consider the icons of old such as Lennon/McCartney, Jagger/Richards, Page/Plant etc. However what may come as a surprise is that in Music Week's recent analysis of the Top 100 singles of 2016 the average number of heads needed to write a hit song is 4.53! For example Beyonce needed 16 songwriters, producers and composers to complete her latest LP 'Lemonade'. So what does this mean? Should we be outraged by this revelation? Well before we jump on ... Read more / Preview track
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How To Make Music: Ableton – Get Started [Interactive Guide] Have you just started writing your own music? Bewildered by what you don't seem to know? Don't know where to start? Don't worry Ableton are here to help with their interactive how to make music guide: Ableton - Get Started. Launched earlier this month Ableton - Get Started like their legendary DAW is intuitively designed to get you writing music as quickly and as easily as possible. If you really don't know where to start in terms of making drum patterns, selecting sounds, writing melodies, song structure etc then this is the ideal place to start. Admittedly it's not the only available ... Read more / Preview track
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