Barely Breaking Even

Music blog Passion of the Weiss recently posted a fascinating and in-depth look at the 20th anniversary of eclectic UK indie label BBE whose releases include jazz dance compilations, Pete Rock’s Petestrumentals, J Dilla’s Welcome 2 Detroit, the excellent Strange Funky Games and Things DJ mix series featuring Kenny Dope and DJ Spinna, rare and unreleased Roy Ayers tracks, and much more.

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Music Tastes Good

A new 3 day music festival launches in Long Beach this weekend and it looks to be absolutely epic! Presented by KCRW and produced by a group of super talented and accomplished Long Beach-based musicians, find out more at the Music Tastes Good website.

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Gun Clap Hero

New HEK! As an added bonus, the song addresses gun violence and police brutality – a major issue across the United States. Via Bandcamp.

Skull Rebel

We were lucky enough to collaborate with Los Angeles-based brand DRTY, who have an impressive range of pins, patches, hats, tees, and more, on this new Skull Rebel pin for the Selector project. Super stoked on how it came out! Free shipping in the US.

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New De La

If I’m honest, on first listen, my initial thought was that De La really need to call Prince Paul and get on some of his production again, but on second listen, this new track really started growing on me.

Sun Joint

Here is a new mixtape from NYC-based “neo soul duo” Lion Babe. Reminds me ever-so-slightly of the first Erykah Badu album, which is good. Via The Fader.