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DJ Spinna delivers a joyous mix of disco, house, hip-hop and rare groove from British label BBE's sprawling catalogue

In this month's label focus, The Sound Of, Ben Murphy catches up with Peter Adarkwah, founder of BBE Music, a longstanding haven for hidden gems and all-time classics, from disco, house and jazz to hip-hop and rare groove. Label affiliate DJ Spinna also steps up with a joyous mix of cuts from its sprawling catalogue

'Roy Ayers: Jazz Is Dead 2' is the musician's first release since 2002

Experimental, accomplished and downright epic, Marc Mac and Dego McFarlane’s 1998 classic served as a blueprint for the divine future possibilities of drum & bass music

Experimental, accomplished and downright epic, Marc Mac and Dego McFarlane’s 1998 classic served as a blueprint for the divine future possibilities of drum & bass music

85 minutes of exquisite deep house, mixed by the legendary Fred P as Black Jazz Consortium

On Cue is our flagship mix series, celebrating the pivotal DJs and producers whose influence has shaped the world of electronic music, both in their local scenes and beyond. This week, to celebrate the release of his new LP as Black Jazz Consortium, 'Evolution Of Light', Fred P speaks to Ben Murphy about his love for Brazilian music, storytelling through albums, and his soulful, intimate style of deep house, which he demonstrates in an exquisite mix

The FUSE main man tells us about the tracks that helped shape the DJ he is today

The FUSE main man tells us about the tracks that helped shape the DJ he is today

 

Edwin Birdsong, funk musician sampled by Daft Punk, dies age 77
Edwin Birdsong, funk musician sampled by Daft Punk, dies age 77

Kanye West, De La Soul and Gang Starr also re-used his work... 

Calvin Harris was inspired by Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim, Roy Ayers, Outkast, Defected Records
Calvin Harris was inspired by Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim, Roy Ayers, Outkast, Defected Records

He also cites Fatboy Slim, Roy Ayers, Outkast, Defected Records (in 1999) and more...

With the rise of Shazam, The Identification of Music Group and "Track ID?" culture, some DJs have become increasingly protective of the music they play. But is secrecy the solution when the whole point of DJing is to share?

With the rise of Shazam, The Identification of Music Group and "Track ID?" culture, some DJs have become increasingly protective of the music they play. But is secrecy the solution when the whole point of DJing is to share?

Europe’s festival market continues to flourish, with long-running staples stronger than ever, and new markets exploding in regions like Portugal and new Mediterranean hideaways like Albania, as summer getaways become ever more synonymous with catching the world’s best selectors...

A guide to dance music's pre-rave past...

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