Check out this incredible lockdown mix, recorded by Jamie 3:26 for Afropunk, published alongside an exclsuive Q&A session with the Chicago DJ. “I made this mix right after the hard decision to not go home and my business basically folding…

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Phillip Mlynar at Bandcamp has put together seven of J-Live‘s key releases. Featuring music from ‘Then What Happened’, his 2008 album on BBE. ”Over the course of 25 years, J-Live has faithfully delivered his trademark mix of true school hip-hop…

RIP_TY

We are devastated to learn that our friend and UK music hero Ty passed away yesterday from pneumonia, whilst being treated in hospital for coronavirus. The global outpouring of tributes confirms what we know only too well: Ty was a…

Courtesy of the fine folks at Red Bull, you can now get an exclusive first look at the official music video for Badi & Boddhi Satva‘s new single ‘Virgil Abloh’, shot in the Ivory Coast by respected local artist From…

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The wonderful folks at Bandcamp will once again be waiving their revenue share on sales this Friday, May 1st (from midnight to midnight Pacific Time), and rallying the Bandcamp community to put much needed money directly into artists’ pockets. Bandcamp…

Pan African Music on the Tabansi Gold Series

Read the full story behind our benchmark ‘Tabansi Gold Series‘ of classic African reissues on Pan African Music, as told by curator John Armstrong and label owner Joe Tabansi. “More than four thousand kilometers from London, the titan that is…

Alex Attias Spotify Playlist

That lovely man Alex Attias has put together a special lockdown playlist on Spotify to help keep our spirits high through a challenging time. The selection includes tracks by Kaidi Tatham, Patrice Scott, Theo Parrish, Larry Heard, Josh Milan, Louie…

Check out this great performance from OVEOUS and QVLN, recorded live at Solstice, Phoenix in January 2020. The first ‘Hyper Soul’ EP on BBE, ‘FIRE’ by Oveous is out now. Stream or Download the EP.