The Fantastics – Hey Mister

The third single from forthcoming album ‘Take A Shot‘, London band The Fantastics! present fiery dance-floor soul cut ‘Hey Mister!‘, featuring the powerful voice of Sulene Fleming and a bouncy disco-house remix from Art Of Tones. Described by the band…

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BBE Music proudly presents 2019’s Staff Selections; a bumper package celebrating the last 12 months in the life of Barely Breaking Even, hand picked by the label team. It’s been another action packed year in for BBE; one which opened…

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In association with Sharp Flat Records, we are delighted to reissue ‘Shingwanyana’ by Xoliso, a rare as hen’s teeth Afrocentric psych outlier from 1974 via the northeast fringe of Pretoria, South Africa. Building on the influence of acclaimed avant-gardists Malombo,…

Sign On The Dotted Line

BBE Music presents ‘Sign On The Dotted Line’ a two track EP from three-piece UK rockabilly combo The Houserockers. Playing only 50s classics and their own compositions, The Houserockers band was founded by guitarist and lead singer Rob Glazebrook. An…

Songs From The Swamp

The Mississippi Swamp Dogs celebrate the rich musical heritage of New Orleans and the Deep South with this heady Gumbo mix of funky, bluesy, soulful and above all, joyful collection of songs. Skilfully and authentically played by masters of the…

Kabasa African Sunset

Originally released in 1982 on the short-lived Lyncell Records imprint, BBE Music is excited to present the brilliant and ultra-rare album ‘African Sunset’ by South African band Kabasa. Formed in Soweto by vocalist and bassist Tata “TNT” Sibeko, guitarist Robert…

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A self-confessed ‘wilderness kid’, raised in Canada on a rich diet of the finest old school soca, calypso, reggae & classic soul, Byram Joseph, aka Slakah The Beatchild has steadily grown into a creative force of frankly monstrous proportions over…

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Since their 2014 BBE debut ‘Less We Can’, Duct Tape have been hard at work on brand new material in their Berlin studio. Armed with an array of cheap synths, battered mics and a bass guitar, the musical pairing of Wynton Kelly Stevenson and Batsauce have once again emerged with unique collection of intergalactic, psychedelic soul.

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DJ Format’s Psych Out is a compilation of records from around the world that Format WISHES he could play at clubs every weekend. Some of the tracks are hard to categorise…kind of psychedelic, kind of funky, kind of crazy…but most…