WATCH: DANCE TO THE MUSIC – Ep.11 – Peter Adarkwah (BBE Music)


BBE head honcho sat down with Dance To The Music

”Peter Adarkwah is the founder of the legendary London label BBE Music.
The label grew from the vibrant early 90’s club scene with its first release, Stop & Listen compiled by Dr Bob Jones in 1996, opening the door to iconic series’ such as All Back To Mine & Late Nite Tales.
A tonne of releases followed, ranging from Disco to Funk, Jazz to House. In the year 2000, the label celebrated Masters at Work’s 10th Anniversary with a mighty box set that featured near 80 tracks.
A year later BBE Music spawned the Beat Generation Series of artist albums, notably introducing ⁠J Dilla⁠ (Welcome 2 Detroit) & a young ⁠Will.I.Am⁠‘s first solo outing, alongside ⁠DJ Jazzy Jeff⁠, ⁠Madlib⁠ & ⁠DJ Spinna⁠, all of whom contributed to this seminal set of long players.

The label’s recent projects include an expansive reissue series from pioneering Nigerian label Tabansi, new imprint ‘Batakari’ in association with Boddhi Satva and the critically acclaimed ‘J Jazz’ Japanese Jazz multi-album project, not to mention the recent landmark 500th label release: a brand new version of ‘⁠Barely Breaking Even⁠‘, featuring Leroy Burgess, Patrick Adams and Louie Vega.”

Check out the full interview here