This year BBE celebrates 20 years of releasing essential music. To mark the milestone the label are reissuing some of their finest releases to date, including this killer comp by Kon & Amir. 2nd in the series, the 3 disc LP takes us to Queens for a serious digging session into Latin, funk, soul, Afro-Cuban, and Disco. Artwork and Design by Curse 273/ Bodie Cameron.
“Putting together five mix compilations [originally 5 were planned but only 3 have been put out to date] of never before re-released music is enough to turn the most ardent music collector grey. Step forth Kon & Amir, whose fanatical love of music, and inexhaustible appetite for the next sound, makes them the undisputed kings of their very own genre ‘off track’. Years ago it was called rare groove but somehow the rare got less so, now you can sit in your local Dr’s surgery, peruse the fruit & veg at your local supermarket, to the soundtrack of those hot sweaty underground clubs that used to champion such sounds.
Come the new millennium there has been a new breed of producers who grew up in these clubs and started to sample their heroes & copy their style. This new generation of music, heavily influenced by the sound of black American music of the 60’s 70’s and 80’s, is hugely evocative of the past. The off track series brings us sounds of yesteryear, that could have been recorded today, beautiful music to dance to, to relax to, to drive and no doubt some day in the future your local supermarket may provide it, to shop to.
This second instalment has Kon taking us on a magical disco mystery tour, peppering his selections with his customary re-edits. Amir takes us on an African safari, his mix evoking the sounds and smells of this beautiful continent.” BBE 2008