Chris Read – All Night (Remixes & Productions 2010​-​2015)

London based DJ and producer Chris Read has been a fixture at BBE now for over five years, a period during which he has put his hand to no fewer than four BBE compilations.
All Night rounds up the best of his BBE remixes, placing them alongside productions and remixes for a stellar catalogue of guest vocalists and labels.

Now available on the BBE Music website and iTunes.

For all the people in London, there will be a release party at Ace Hotel’s basement club Miranda on Thursday 9th July.

Stream the whole album here:

Listen to the promo mix here:

'All Night' Album Promo Mix (BBE Records) by Chris Read (Musicofsubstance) on Mixcloud

Thundercat – Them Changes

Virtuoso bassist and singer-songwriter Stephen Bruner aka Thundercat returns to the Brainfeeder fold with his first solo material in two years.
Thundercat’s new ep is called The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam and it will be released digitally on Monday 22nd June via Brainfeeder.

Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers – African Party

Freestyle Records are incredibly proud to reissue the music of Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers. Its bedrock of African drums, hi life, and jazz was in fact the precursor to Afrobeat. In the 60s Ginger was mentor and guru to a young Fela Kuti. Ginger’s London home became a vibrant hub of African music activity for Fela and an entire host of musicians who would gather there to exchange news, talk, eat and jam for hours on end. To Fela, and all who gravitated towards Ginger’s home, he was simply known and addressed as ‘Father’.
The Reissue of this sought after album will be available on Freestyle Records June 22.

And while you’re at it, take some time to watch the untold story of Ginger Johnson, the legendary forefather of what eventually became Afrobeat, and the mentor to a young Fela Kuti in 1960s London.

Henry Stone’s Miami Sound

When Terry Kane – a sound engineer who was barely twenty years old at the time – built an 8-track recording studio above Henry Stone’s office space in the Hialeah area of Miami, he probably never envisaged that he was laying the bedrock for a creative hub that would spawn over 25 gold records and over 100 million record sales worldwide. In the process, it would help to make Henry Stone a legend of American music. As a living document of Henry Stone’s remarkable legacy, the diverse styles and ideas coming out of Miami-Dade County and beyond, as well as a glimpse at the successes and near-misses achieved by a dazzling array of artists at the time, this collection serves as an invaluable insight.

Henry Stone’s Miami Sound is a 20-track compilation containing the finest disco cuts he ever put his hand and name to.
The LP version comes with a holy grail 7″ and extensive sleeve notes by Jason Stirland, pre-order now available here.