BBE Music celebrates its 25th year of Barely Breaking Even with ‘Staff Selections 2021’, a bumper pack of musical highlights from the last 12 months, as chosen by the label team themselves.
In another year dominated by uncertainty, crippling manufacturing delays and a global shipping crisis, BBE Music has managed to get a surprising amount of music out into the world during 2021, even if none of the staff are entirely sure exactly how they did it.
The last year has seen multiple reissues in DJ Amir’s continued exploration of Detroit’s iconic Strata Records, a benchmark 20th anniversary box set and book celebrating J Dilla’s ‘Welcome 2 Detroit’, acclaimed David Bowie tribute album ‘Modern Love‘, more contemporary Afro-centric cuts on BBE’s sister label Batakari Music, and fresh original material from MF Robots, Sean Khan and Sons of the Sun.
We wouldn’t still be here after 25 years if it wasn’t for your support and encouragement, so we’d like to extend our eternal thanks to you all, whether you’ve bought a record, attended a gig or streamed a song of ours over the last quarter century. You’re a vital part of the BBE story and we look forward to journeying on with you, into 2022 and beyond.
Stay safe, and thank you all once again, from all of us.