Cool sounds of BBE Music

BBE Music is the home to some of the coolest sounds on the planet.  The label has spent years collecting a huge roster of impressive record releases, featuring artists ranging from Pete Rock to 4hero, with musical taste ranging from electronic, dance, Hip-Hop and drum and bass.  The good folks at BBE make sure that we at Canhead get regular doses of funk, and this blog post is dedicated to the trendy indie!  Take a look/listen to the sights and sounds of BBE below! (Links and info posted from press releases from BBE)

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The Kings Of Drum & Bass by 4Hero / DJ Marky
After a short hiatus one of the world’s most credible dj led compilation series returns to the forefront with impeccable pedigree as always. The Kings of Drum + Bass is set to rumble bass bins across the world. The innovative 4Hero take control of one half of this compilation with a mixture of classic hardcore era drum + bass, to upfront monster jams. True originators are thin on the ground but 4hero’s claim is more robust than most. As pioneers of Jungle/Drum & Bass, they massively changed the face of 90’s music and made a huge contribution to dance culture.

Forging ahead with new beats and new techniques, the London duo have released a steady stream of precious moments and crafted a sound which is entirely their own.

The amazing DJ Marky provides the sounds of the second half of this epic compilation. DJ Marky endured a meteoric rise to stardom, fuelled by the success of “LK” reaching Number 15 in! the UK Top 20 chart. He further catapulted his status by delivering what is widely referred to as one of the greatest compilations of all time – “The Brazilian Job”.

The Kings of Drum +Bass features the music of stalwarts such as Roni Size, Goldie, 4Hero, Dj Marky and Marcus Intalex and this comp shows off the skills of dj’s at the top of their game. For the first time ever, a Kings of compilation will also be available in its entirety on all good digital platforms.

Click here to play!

01_Marc4hero_The_Soul_of_DnB_MIX_Dec09.mp3

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BBE proudly presents the worldwide release of Electric Wire Hustle’s self entitled debut album.

Developing their own sound and twist on modern hip hop, psychedelic and soul, New Zealand’s Electric Wire Hustle has forged a fresh sound that challenges genre boundaries and preconceptions.

The music of EWH reaches forward while referencing key points of music’s past. Thick drums and percussion layered with synth lines, hints of Fender Rhodes and nylon stringed guitars have your neck snapping while your ear cranes to the evocative vocals of Mara TK.


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Part of a new breed of African artists, 24 year old Spoek Mathambo (Rapper/DJ and Graphic Designer/Illustrator) is hitting the world hard with his take on Afro-futurism. Spoek sees himself as a part of a new wave of energy in Africa, which is intent on nurturing a sense of progressiveness while maintaining a pride in culture. As front-man for electrorap outfits SWEAT.X and PLAYDOE, Spoek Mathambo has become a increasingly prominent figure in the international music scene over the last couple of years.

Most recently, Spoek Mathambo has finished recording his solo album, “Mshini Wam” for BBE, and has built a live band (which includes two dancers) in order to tour the project.
The album is a sign to the world of what Africa has in store in terms of progressive electronic music!
The title “Mshini Wam” is from a famous Zulu song called Umshini wami, (English: My Machine), often sung by members of the military wing of the ANC and the S! outh African president himself whenever they are in trouble – in their version it means: “Bring Me My Machine Gun”. Yet for Spoek Mathambo Mshini Wam has quite a different meaning: “My Machine…A way to express a new wave of electronic African music!”.
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Dynas – Totally Tanya

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Ty – Special Kind of Fool [EPK]

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King Britt f Quasimodo – Spaces

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Funky DL- Hip Hop

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Katalyst: Dedicated Featuring Diverse

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Dimitri From Paris – Get Down With The Philly Sound (Promo Mix)

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DJ Jazzy Jeff – For Da Love Da Game (Explicit / Extended Version)

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Pete Rock – Take The D Train

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J Dilla -The Clapper

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