Recorded at Spiritland in London, J Jazz album co-compiler (with Mike Peden) Tony Higgins and Tokyo Jazz Joints photographer Philip Arneill talk about Japan’s fast-disappearing ‘jazz kissaten’ (jazz cafes) in this fascinating 30 minute documentary. “J Jazz – Deep Modern…

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Celebrating its 21st year of barely breaking even, respected underground label BBE announces the birth of ALIM Music, a daughter label releasing 7” vinyl in strictly limited numbers. Digging deep in the BBE archive as well as issuing exclusive edits…

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Our friend and compiler of album ‘TAITU Soul-fuelled Stompers from 1970s Ethiopia’ Ernesto Chahoud get an honourable mention in The Guardian‘s new guide to culture, clubbing and chaos in Beirut. “One of the city’s two notable record shops, Ernesto Chahoud’s…

J Jazz Guardian Review

We’re delighted to see our new album ‘J Jazz – Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969 – 1984’ has been reviewed in the weekend edition of The Guardian / Observer. “These nine examples, taken from rare albums only ever released…

Zoes Ghana Kitchen at The BBE Store

We’re excited to announce that highly rated Brixton eatery Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen will be bringing a host of African delights to The Institute Of Light from March 6th onwards, making any visit to The BBE Store that much more satisfying.…

Ernesto Chahoud tells the story behind his compilation album ‘Taitu: Soul-fuelled Stompers from 1970s Ethiopia‘, titled after the historic hotel in which he stayed while digging for records in Addis Ababa. Ernesto Chahoud’s ‘Taitu’ is a collection of soul-fuelled stompers…

J Dilla – The Shining 7″ Box Set

Use discount code DILLAMONTH at checkout to get 25% off our 7″ box set of J Dilla‘s classic final album ‘The Shining‘. The album features stellar performances from Common, Busta Rhymes, D’Angelo, Black Thought and Pharoahe Monch, as well as…