DJ Spinna & BBE Soundsystem: Strange Games & Funky Things Vol 5

DJ Spinna & BBE Soundsytem present the 5th volume in the first legitimate and longest running rare groove mix tape series in the world.  Strange Games & Funky Things Volume 5 is described by Gilles Peterson as the best ever rare groove compilation series of all time.

This series, which was conceived by BBE founder Peter Adarkwah in the summer of 1997, compiles the best of 70′s soul, 80′s rare groove, and 90′s mass market hip hop.  The fifth volume is mixed by one of the best of all beat masters, DJ Spinna.  It is a much more worldy mix than the other volumes, featuring a wide variety of artists from the multi-platinum selling War to Sugar Hill Records’ founder, Sylvia.  The compilation even includes world music underground icons like C.K. Mann and Francisco Aguabella.

Disc One (of two) of Strange Games & Funky Things Volume 5, mixed by DJ Spinna.  Grab yourself a copy of the full compilation for the second, unmixed half.

R.I.P. Francisco Aguabella

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We are deeply saddened by the death of Francisco Aguabella, great Afro-Cuban conguero and professor who played with the greats of jazz, rock, Latin music and everything in between. He recently passed away in his LA home of cancer. He will be sorely missed; gone but not forgotten. Enjoy this Aguabella classic, “Ramon’s Desire.”