If you have been on holiday, we hope it was an opportunity for you to stop and reflect and re-charge your mind body and soul, if not then we recommend you do so soon.
KON : On My Way
In On My Way, a rich cultural heritage has been distilled into an upfront album of burning dance floor action, showing us why the BBE-crowned 'King of Digging' has for so long remained a formidable, worldwide musical icon.
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In December 2011, Terry Hunter launched his wildly popular weekly residency, Bang Sunday at the Shrine nightclub in Chicago. Bang fills a void in Chicago's house music landscape--a weekly house music party emphasizing new soulful house music. Every Sunday at Bang, Terry presides over a packed house of soulful house music devotees, and shares the stage with local and international guest DJs and performers such as Louie Vega, Black Coffee, Joe Claussell, the Chosen Few DJs, Bucie and Josh Milan. This album is a joyful celebration of these weekly sessions.
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Johnny D’s brand new exclusive mix has just been posted to our mixcloud channel, stop up on by and enjoy Johnny’s Jamms on 45.
TAKE A LISTEN
If you’ve made it to any festivals this summer, do send me your pictures, would love to see them, and post them to our facebook. If you have a picture of a BBE artist playing, I’ll send you a free cd if you send it along to me.
Many of our artists were out and about this weekend, check our facebook shares from earlier today. Yesking were at Womad, Ottie Albietz had a double header inside and out in London, More Like Trees were in so many places I’m dizzy trying to keep track of them…
We are giving away CD copies of this week's featured artists Kon and Terry Hunter. To win both CDs all you have to do is like our facebook page and tell us: If you were going to release an album, what would you name it? Please keep your answers family friendly.
You will be notified via our facebook page that you are the winner, so keep checking back on the page - we'll want to get that prize out to you ASAP!
In honor of the release for Audubon's hot new ep Hotel Audubon (available for free download tonight at 8pm), he drops visuals for his latest single "Immaculate". Audubon takes us to Washington DC with this video hitting historical landmarks which play well with his cut throat lyrics on this track.
MOGZ' '23' free album release that does not fall short of fulfilling certified underground greatness. The cat was first let out the bag when his classic "Tao of LA" freestyle began to spread rapidly and was followed by "HOOP DREAMS", the inspirational story of one's road to success that is easily worthy of becoming a theme song for the NBA. Stream '23' on Spotify TODAY!
PR: Wu-Tang Clan To Perform @ Terraneo Festival Croatia
Legendary MC Raekwon has confirmed his attendance at Croatia’s Terraneo festival, which means that Wu-Tang Clan will perform at Terraneo in almost original lineup of THE GZA, THE RZA, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God and Masta Killa.
Performing on the main stage on 9th of August to celebrate 20 years in the business, the legendary Wu-Tang Clan will also be debuting tracks from their new album ‘A Better Tomorrow’, plus their greatest hits.
Joining Wu Tang Clan on the line up are My Bloody Valentine, yet again making a comeback after two decades. Having requested that the festival allow them to play at 120 decibels, we recommend you take some earplugs if you're planning on going.
Video: J. Pinder - "Loaded Gun" (Prod. by Vitamin D)
Courtesy Ty Cannon.
(Los Angeles) – Many artists’ create in hopes of bringing that “feel” to the masses, well Seattle natives J. Pinder and Vitamin D have collaborated to do just that and a little more. The multifaceted 24-year-old showcases his sharp lyricism and strong word play as well as his smooth vocal tones over the hard hitting, yet soulful production of the highly sought after Vitamin D.
I'm writing out to your blog to submit a new video from female artist, LivFree. In this very short video, Liv gets viewers hyped up for her upcoming mixtape, Hazy Dreams. After a year of preparation, this mixtape if finally ready to be released!
Im sure you have seen the hilarious viral hit 'Ship my Pants' by K-Mart that reached a peak of 28 million views on Youtube and the current viral video 'Yo Mama' that has already reached 1.2 million views in one week. K-Mart taps the Minneapolis tween hip-hop group 'Da Rich Kidzz' for the new viral hit 'My Limo' which serves as a parody to some of today's most popular rappers.
MidaZ The BEAST - Inside AU: Another Universe Part 1
Courtesy Kevin Nottingham.
As we countdown the release of his debut album, AU: Another Universe, MidaZ The BEAST gives us an inside look at the makings of each track. In this first batch of Behind The Scenes videos, MidaZ breaks down the science of songs such as "Icing on the Cake" (where he summons his inner Jay Z), "Coma" (where he raps from the perspective of being in a coma), and "Goldberg" (the Oh No produced banger featuring Sharp and Black Gallery).