• BBE 15 - 15 years of Real Music for Real People - compiled and mixed by Chris Read


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    BBE Records first released the acclaimed 'Stop and Listen' series late in 1996, a series that set the benchmark for latter day copies such as ‘Late Night Tales’ and included compilers such as the legendary Masters At Work.

    This journey has always broken new ground and 15 years young we’re still ahead of the curve.

    Pete has continued to develop the label since 2000 and has successfully taken it to new heights. BBE prizes itself on the motto of 'real music for real people' and this has been borne out by the fact that there are now over 160 compilations and artist albums released, a dazzling variety of sounds and styles from funk and soul to disco and Latin as well as house and hip hop and beyond. Compilers, producers and musicians from around the globe have been brought in to add their expertise to the mix and in turn the label has profited from an extremely rich amalgam of diverse artists and a plethora of musical genres.

    Mixed by recent addition to the BBE roster Chris Read, ‘BBE15’ is a master class in bringing this music together in one seamless mix, your very own memory lane of BBE ‘s endless highs. From the Beat Generation series which featured Hip Hop legends Pete Rock, Jay Dee, Marley Marl and DJ Jazzy Jeff to household name Will I am to the eclecticism of DJ Spinna, King Britt, Madlib and for best measure MFSB string arranger Larry Gold to unreleased gems from Jazz Funk pioneer Roy Ayers. Moreover Aaron Jerome who first cut his teeth with BBE with his debut album Time To Re-Arrange released in 2006 – and has recently been outed as UK Bass talent SBTRKT.

    This is not to forget: ‘From Russia with love’ air miles millionaire DJ Vadim, north of UK borders Al Kent with his limitless knowledge of never heard before disco records, to ‘Emergency on Planet Earth’ drummer Nick van Gelder to Canadian silky RnB from Slakah the Beatchild to rising Antipodean stars Electric Wire Hustle and Space Invadas.

    I hope we’ve included some of your favourites and if not why not put together your very own BBE15. Looking forward to the next 15 years please stay with us for the ride.

    Track listing:

    CD 1 mixed by Chris Read

    1. DJ Vadim – Intro 2. Marley Marl – Spazz (Instrumental Edit) 3. Chris Read – Theme #3 (Scratchapella) 4. Marc Mac presents Visioneers – The World Is Yours 5. Pete Rock feat. The UN – Nothin’ Lesser (Acapella) 6. Marc Mac presents Visioneers – Dirty Old Bossa Nova 7. Roy Ayers – Funk In The Hole 8. DJ Vadim feat. Emo & Syrus – Fear Feats (Loop) 9. DJ Devastate feat. Segerfalk – Don’t Stop 10. Pete Rock feat. Freddy Foxxx – Mind Frame (Instrumental) 11. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Appreciate (Acapella) 12. Pete Rock – Hip Hopcrisy 13. Pete Rock – Pete’s Jazz 14. Marley Marl feat. Larry 0, Seven Shawn, J. Wells and Miss Man – Foundation Symphony (Instrumental Edit) 15. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Back On The Block (Acapella) 16. will.i.am feat. Terry Dexter – Lay Me Down (Instrumental) 17. Richy Pitch feat. M.anifest – Black Star 18. Louie Vega presents Luisito Quintero feat. Jose Mangual Jr. & Milton Cardona – El Jibarita y el Cubanito (Loop) 19. Ty feat. Sway & Roses Gabor – Heart Is Breaking 20. DJ Vadim feat. Big Red and Katherine De Boer – Kill, Kill, Kill 21. DJ Vadim – Manchester (Loop) 22. Slakah the Beatchild – What’s This Feeling 23. Aaron Jerome feat. Mozez – Dancing Girl 24. Osunlade feat. Erro – Everything In Its Right Place 25. Roy Ayers – Kwajilori (King Britt Scuba Mix) 26. Nick Van Gelder feat. Dom Glover – Ain’t No Friend Of Mine 27. Roy Ayers – Tarzan (Yoruba Soul Mix) 28. Million Dollar Orchestra – Canal Street Bus Stop 29. DJ Vadim feat. Sabira Jade & Kwasi Asante – Hidden Treasure (Acapella) 30. DJ Vadim – Watch That Sound (J Star Fat Drop Remix) 31. Roy Ayers – Mystic Voyage (Dj Marky & XRS Mix) 32. Katalyst feat. Steve Spacek – How Bout Us 33. J Live feat. Oddisee & Posdnous – The Upgrade 34. Marc Marc presents Visioneers feat. Capitol A – Funk Box (Loop) 35. Slakah The Beatchild – Enjoy Ya Self 36. Julien Dyne feat. Parks – Falling Down 37. Benny Tones feat. Mara TK - Nevermind

    CD 2 mixed by Chris Read

    1. Krewcial feat. Kazi and Oh No – On Point (Instrumental Edit) 2. Chris Read – Theme #1 (Scratchapella) 3. Katalyst feat. Diverse - Dedicated 4. DJ Jazzy Jeff feat. Jean Grae – Supa Jean 5. Dynas feat. DJ Jazzy Jeff - The Future 6. DJ Jazzy Jeff feat. J Live - Practice 7. Jay Dee feat. Elzhi - Come Get It (Where You At) (Acapella) 8. Jay Dee - It's Like That (Instrumental) (Loop) 9. Jay Dee feat. Frank N Dank – Pause (Acapella) 10. Electric Wire Hustle – Chaser (Instrumental Edit) 11. DJ Jazzy Jeff – Scram (Instrumental) 12. Pete Rock feat. Freddy Foxxx – Mind Frame (Acapella) 13. DJ Jazzy Jeff – Branded (Instrumental) 14. DJ Jazzy Jeff – Are You Ready (Loop) 15. DJ Jazzy Jeff – Rock Wit U (Loop) 16. DJ Jazzy Jeff feat. Slum Village – Are You Ready 17. DJ Vadim feat. Sena – Talk To Me (Loop) 18. Funky DL feat. Lei-an and Xantoné Blacq – 1947 19. Pete Rock & CL Smooth - It’s A Love Thing (Instrumental) 20. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – It’s A Love Thing (Acapella) 21. DJ Spinna – Surely (Loop) 22. DJ Spinna feat. Angela Johnson – Glad You’re Mine 23. King Britt – Superstar (Instrumental) 24. Don Cello feat Black Thought, Gene McFadden & John Whitehead – No Stoppin’ 25. Vikter Duplaix feat. Tye Tribbett & GA – I See The Sun 26. Richy Pitch feat. Kwesi Dankwa – Ninsuo (Loop) 27. Slakah the Beatchild – B Boy Beef V2 28. Aaron Jerome feat Yungun – Late Night Mission (The Bump) 29. Al Kent – Come Back Home 30. DJ Spinna feat. Shaun Escoffery – Music In Me (Come Alive) (Loop) 31. DJ Jazzy Jeff feat Erro – Rock Wit U (Osunlade Yoruba Soul Dub) 32. Madlib – Stop (Excerpt) 33. Madlib feat Stacy Epps – The Way That I Live 34. Space Invadas – Soul Ship Interlude

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