The Beat Generation 10th Anniversary Collection compiled & mixed by DJ Spinna and Mr Thing

by Dj Spinna & Mr Thing

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    This fine anniversary collection was compiled by DJ Spinna & Mr Thing

    A1. Jay Dee - Beej-N-Dem Pt. 2 feat. Beej
    A2. Pete Rock - Give It To Y'all feat. Roc Marciano, Trife
    A3. Marley Marl - What Ruling Means feat. Grap Luva, Kevin Brown
    B1. DJ Jazzy Jeff - Are You Ready? feat. Slum Village
    B2. Madlib - Blow The Horns On 'Em feat. Guilty Simpson
    B3. Pete Rock - To My Advantage feat. Nature
    C1. King Britt - Superstar feat. Ivana Santilli
    C2. Will.i.am - Lay Me Down feat. Terry Dexter
    C3. DJ Spinna - Surely
    D1. Larry Gold- Loving You feat. Carol Riddick
    D2. DJ Jazzy Jeff - We Live In Philly feat.Jill Scott
    D3. DJ Spinna - Rock (Unplugged)

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    This expanded double CD features 54 tracks taken for BBE's Beat Generation series. Selected by Mr Thing and Dj Spinna, these cuts are high-grade hip hop production essentials.

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about

Over the course of nine albums in the 2000s for their producer-led Beat Generation series, BBE adopted an unusual stance. “Do what you want,” their artists were told for probably the first time in their careers. The label’s enormously liberal approach was the antithesis of stiff major record label A&R practices, their forward thinking rewarded handsomely by a truly diverse set of albums from some of the world’s most capable hip-hop architects. Among those picked to contribute were Golden Era greats (Marley Marl; Jazzy Jeff); acclaimed DJ/producers whose work habitually blurred genre lines (King Britt; DJ Spinna; Madlib); and those whose regular gigs didn’t afford them the creative freedom they craved (Will.i.am).

No-one made better use of the brief than Jay Dee, whose inspired Welcome 2 Detroit showed that despite all the techno and soul that seeped into and out of the Motor City there was still room to be influenced by the Carpenters and Sergio Mendes. Pete Rock, the hip-hop producer’s producer, filled his rapturously received PeteStrumentals disc with classic sample-led tracks packed with drama and finesse. DJ Jazzy Jeff’s The Magnificent celebrated the slew of Philly talent at his A Touch Of Jazz studios, Jill Scott guesting on an exalted Roy Ayers cover in finale. Then there was veteran cellist and arranger Larry Gold, on hiatus from adding strings to hits like Brandy and Monica’s ‘The Boy Is Mine’, who called upon fellow seasoned pros McFadden and Whitehead and Bunny Sigler for his piece of the puzzle.

Press play and give it up for the Beat Generation.

This fine anniversary collection was compiled and mixed by DJ Spinna & Mr Thing and the digital version comes with a fantastic bonus mix by UK Mixtape Maestro Chris Read – (Music of Substance / BBC 1 Xtra).

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released April 25, 2011

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Sometime after the Universal Robot Band and sometime before where we are now, a pair of DJ/promoter/whatevers, Pete Adarkwah and Ben Jolly, ran a successful club night named after our eponymous song, playing a joyful mix of all they considered good. 'Wouldn't it be fun,' they mused, 'To release some of these tunes?' And so BBE (Barely Breaking Even) was born. ... more

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