Room One: The Kings of Hip-Hop
DJ Premier, Marley Marl, Spin Doctor & Mr Thing
Room Two: The Kings of House
Louie Vega, Osunlade & Pete from BBE
Room Three: The Kings of Soul
Gilles Peterson, Kon & Amir, Phil Asher, Aaron Jerome
Room Four: The Kings of Disco
Dimitri From Paris, Joey Negro & Robert Strauss
With 2 hugely successful events already behind them it seemed foolish to not organize Europe’s biggest clubbing event of the year at Canvas before it closes it’s doors once and for all. With that in mind BBE Records, The Doctor’s Orders & Bacardi B-Live have teamed up again for BBE 11. Marking 11 years of the UK’s premier independent label with their biggest line up to date representing the finest international House, Hip-Hop, Soul & Disco DJs across 4 rooms a capacity crowd is guaranteed at this not to be missed event.
BACARDI B-Live are once again on board and showing their full support to the BBE and Doctor’s Orders crew. B-Live is synonymous with outstanding parties, blending an exceptional mix of renowned international DJs with some unique Bacardi Rum cocktails. With a strong B-Live presence throughout this years event, BBE 11 see’s an impressive line up of past and present B-Live DJs. As ever the line up represents BBE’s philosophy of releasing real music for real people. This time we have pulled out the big guns all of whom have worked with BBE over the years and played a part in establishing it as the MOBO award winning powerhouse of dance music that it is today.
BBE and The Doctor’s Orders know how to throw a party and what it takes to make London’s discerning crowd to have a good time. They definitely have all the right ingredients here and are guaranteed a packed floor in every room.
A genuine love of music and the desire to share that love to anyone wise enough to hear that message is what has brought all the DJs, Producers and BBE Records together and sees them join forces tonight for the public’s pleasure.
Once again “The Kings of Hip-Hop” take up room one, with two of America’s most respected and in demand producers manning the decks alongside two of London’s favorite sons. We welcome the master of the Boom Bap, DJ Premier for this rare London appearance and his BBE & B-Live debut. Having made his name creating phenomenal beats for Guru to rhyme over that made Gangstarr the benchmark for any & every Hip-Hop duo he has gone on to work with anyone and everyone in Hip-Hop & R&B from Biggie Smalls to Eminem & Mary J Blige to Christine Aguilara. Also flying in from NYC we have the man behind the legendary Cold Chillin label Marley Marl. Having previously worked with the likes of LL Cool J and KRS One, to bring some street flavour to the decks, he packs clubs in his native America his appearances on these shores are super rare so be sure not to miss it! Representing the UK are Spin Doctor & Mr Thing, both truly gifted party rockers they will be showing that London can definitely punch its weight.
Few lay claim to the title “The Kings of House” more than B-Live regular Louie Vega. As one half of the legendary New York duo Masters At Work he has been producing dance music of the highest quality for over 20 years. This quality of output has seen him receive Grammy Awards & perform at the Superbowl in 2006. Always an impeccable DJ he will be working his magic over 4 turntables as he provides another night to remember. He is joined by another favorite of the Deep House scene, Osunlade. Coming out of self-enforced retirement from Djing especially to play this event this may well prove to be the last time you may here this man who lives his music spin his music. BBE head honcho Pete Adarkwah will be on hand here to keep the crowd stomping with his own distinct selection of tracks new and old.
“The Kings of Soul” are represented from two UK legends and two of the most renowned crate diggers from the US. While perhaps best known for his Jazz Dance selections Gilles Peterson is equally passionate and at ease playing Soul as he will show here. Jetting in from Brooklyn are vinyl experts Kon & Amir set to make their debut under the B-Live banner and no doubt dig some serious beats.
Their “Kings Of Digging” compilation showed an unparalleled ability to unearth little known & seldom heard dance floor gold from throughout the US and beyond. If that was not enough, B-Live regular Phil Asher will be representing the UK crowd with his smooth selections of 70’s & 80’s Soul & Boogie.
An addition to the line up this time around is the “Kings Of Disco” as represented by the two men responsible for the fantastic compilation of the same name. Dimitri from Paris & Joey Negro have been spinning & remixing classic Disco for longer then they would care to mention and combined undoubtedly have the world’s most extensive knowledge and collection of the genre. Despite their similarities in taste, experience and influence it is rare to have them man the same set of decks so expect a fair amount of one up manship tonight as these two heavyweights go head to head & back to back.