BBE (Barely Breaking Even) Records has put out a wide range of outstanding releases and reissues from the worlds of Electronic, Funk, Hip Hop, Disco, World Music, and just about everything in between. Started by DJs Peter Adarkwah and Ben Jolly, the label takes its name from the stylistically fitting track by The Universal Robot Band.

The English label doesn’t take its artists for granted. One of the most critically successful ventures the label has undertaken is the Beat Generation series- a series of releases where well known artists are allowed to cut loose and make a more artistically focused, non-commercial music. Some artists feature in the series include DJ Jazzy Jeff, Will.I.Am, J Dilla, Madlib and Pete Rock.

Alongside label’s original releases, BBE puts out countless collections of classic Disco, Funk and World Music from the 70’s to the present. Check out some of the best music from the label below….

Spoek Mathambo “Mshini Wam”

Katalyst “Say What You Feel”


Phantogram “Mouthful of Diamonds”

– Submitted by Justin Main, Music Design