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[ Written by: | 7 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]

It’s me again, your boy Benny, back again after a hiatus of a few gloomy weeks. It rained non stop for about 3 weeks. I had my head down with work and study and little fun and it seemed like things were never going to come good. In such times I turn to music and Blackest Ever Black’s comp I can’t give you the life you want was on hand to accentuate the gloom.
I’ve probably mentioned my fondness for this label before, and they continue …

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[ Written by: | 20 Dec 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

Here, for the benefit of all who have stuck with the ‘finger throughout the droughts of the last half year’ is my mix of some tracks from albums I really loved this year.
2011Albums by Bn1
I’m not going to go into details right now but here’s the tracklisting.. I hope if you check it out you hear something you haven’t heard before and maybe something you like a lot.
“The Suck” – Roll the Dice – From ‘In Dust’
“Chrome Vox” – Tropic Of Cancer – From ‘The End of All Things’
“Double …

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[ Written by: | 12 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
Gil Scott-Heron

Sometimes it is sadness that reminds you of greatness.

The recent passing of Gil Scott Heron reminded me just how powerful his music was, and will hopefully continue to be.

This live recording in particular sums up the spine tingling power his music and his message had.

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[ Written by: | 6 Mar 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
A jazz mix!

Jazz is one of my favourite musical genres but I don’t post a lot about it on here. Jazz has such a long history and such a large amount of writing has been done on it, it feels a bit intimidating for me to talk about it. No such qualms about playing it though, and a few weeks ago I finally took advantage of the recording setup at my new home to pull out some of my favourites for a mix which has been up on my soundcloud and now …

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[ Written by: | 9 Jan 2009 | 6 Comments | ]
Happy New Year!

From myself and I’m sure all the BMP team – happy new year!
Last year ended on a sad musical note for me with the death of one of my favourite Jazz musicians, Freddie Hubbard.  Freddie should be beloved to all house fans for providing the sample on Pepe Bradock’s ‘Deep Burnt’ – surely one of the all time classic deep house records.  This sample comes from the song ‘Little Sunflower’ on Freddie’s 1979 album ‘love connection’ – whenever I find a second hand record store I always check out the …

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[ Written by: | 28 Oct 2008 | 5 Comments | ]
Roy Ayers hot or not

All the Ak based BMP members were in attendance for Jazz/Funk legend Roy Ayers’ gig on saturday night.  I don’t know if the others have much to say about it. 
 
Instead of a review here is a hot or not as I am at work and don’t have time.
Hot:
Nearly beating the ninja at ‘burnout 3: takedown’ despite his supposed superiority.
Lengthy and mostly good set from Mr Ayers and band, hitting on his most well known songs early on (We live in Brooklyn, everybody loves the sunshine, running away) and continuing on …