Mark Grusane at the BBE Store

In association with Sounds Familiar, our latest In-Store at The Institute of Light (Hackney, London) features Mark Grusane, the man behind classic BBE compilation ‘The Real Sound Of Chicago’ and founder of fondly remembered (and sadly missed) record shop ‘Mr…

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The 2nd mix in our 20th Anniversary Series is here (almost)! One half of Mega Jawns, owner of Deep House label Colour and Pitch and contributing editor for 5 Magazine Chicago (not to mention part-time BBE helper), Will Sumsuch supplies…

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Celebrating 20 years of Barely Breaking even, we are proud to present a series of exclusive DJ mixes to mark the occasion. Available in both mixed and unmixed formats, the series includes a stellar lineup of DJs, selecting their personal…

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Celebrating two decades of Barely Breaking Even, iconic independent record label BBE presents ‘Attitude, Belief & Determination’, a special 20th anniversary compilation. Spread over three discs, the album takes its name from one of the label’s best-loved releases, an obscure…

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Join us at the BBE store located within The Institute of Light London, as we celebrate the launch of DJ Amir’s long awaited Buena Musica Y Cultura. A New York Latin and Jazz feast for the ears, see you there…

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To mark what would have been Fela Kuti’s 78th birthday today, Stamp The Wax has teamed up with a most learned scholar in Fela Kuti: Rich Medina, the man behind Jump ‘n’ Funk, America’s original Fela Kuti tribute party and the compilation of the same…

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Following on from the hugely successful discovery of a never-before-heard J Dilla mixtape, Boiler Room continue their coverage of hip hop’s finest technician with their second Yancey-dedicated podcast in partnership with Classic Album Sundays. Alongside Jay Dee’s mentor Amp Fiddler,…

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Following on from BBE’s summer of love, held at our very own popup store inside London’s Institute Of Light, we’re proud to announce that our 20th anniversary celebrations will be continuing into the autumn, in the form of a series…