John Armstrong was probably the first UK selector to present fully-focussed tropical dance music events, with 10-year weekly residencies (1984-1994) at the legendary Bass Clef Jazz Club in Hoxton Square, playing a mix of Afro, zouk, Brazilian beats, Konpas, reggae,…

Win World Jazz Grooves on WhoSampled

COMPETITION: WhoSampled.com are offering 5 lucky readers the chance to win one of these fantastic vinyl compilations! To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is answer the following question: “‘Compiler Jean-Claude Thompson was a…

Lumberjacks In Hell label founder and all-round lovely man Marcel Vogel delivers a truly lovely DJ mix, ahead of his gig tonight (December 14th 2018) at Mick’s Garage in London. Album ‘Marcel Vogel presents Lumberjacks In Hell’ is out now…

Victor Kiswell delivers a stunning selection to celebrate the new album ‘World Jazz Grooves’, compiled alongside IF Music’s Jean-Claude. Pre-order the album More info: Fresh from bringing us two incredible volumes of ‘A Journey into Deep Jazz’ and providing an…

Having delivered two striking remixes of the Roy Ayers classic ‘Holiday’ for BBE this year, we asked Berlin DJ Ben Rau to record a DJ mix for us, and boy, did he come up trumps. Lose yourself in this hour…

BBE Audio Lounge Launch

On Thursday October 18th, The Institute Of Light reloads for Autumn 2018 with a fresh kitchen in residence, Okonomiyaki “松風堂/Sho Foo Doh” & and the brand new BBE AUDIO LOUNGE. Chef Fumio Tanga and his Sho Foo Doh team present…

Heralding The Herbaliser band’s ‘Bring Out The Sound Remixes‘, out October 12th on BBE, we are delighted to share this fiery rework of  ‘Breach’ by Mr Bird. Since issuing his BBE debut ‘Low-Fi Classics’ alongside hugely respected UK vocalist Greg…

Takeo Moriyama and his band perform ‘East Plants‘ live at the Pit Inn, Tokyo, in September 2018. It’s an exhilarating performance from the band as the track builds from a wild attack of percussion into the main theme, followed by…