Artwork: Marie Léon
BMM compilations are a great place to start exploring the catalog, and they give a great tour of the label’s universe and roster of artists.
BMM Records was born out of the collaboration between two childhood friends, Louis Treffel and Joseph Petitpain. Before being the label that it is today, BMM was originally a radioshow called The Mother Funker Show that first aired on Radio Campus Grenoble in 2010. It eventually grew into a blog, Black Milk Music, gathering interviews of artists during festivals and gigs. If you dig deep enough in our Mixcloud and YouTube channels you might find some remains of it.
During that time, Louis and Joseph met artists from various backgrounds with whom they grew up and evolved, until a compilation project came up: the Funkanozor series, three mixtapes blending funk, soul, jazz, electronic and hip-hop, featuring artists such as M.A BEAT!, The Fat Badgers, Mr.Troy and many more. In order to publish the first volume on compact disc, they created BMM Records and the label was born.
Since the first releases, Louis, Joseph and the artists on board developed a sense of thoroughness in music production and an ever-growing desire to redefine their musical universe with a unique and organic sound, forged through the years at the BMM Land recording studio in Nancy.
In 2020, BMM Records Vol. 1 came out, a compilation that shows how far the label have come, featuring a rare eclecticism with both Nancy-based and international artists. The music that is made in BMM Land covers a wide range of styles: from jazz, groove and funk to hip-hop, alternative rock and electronica. Even though the core of the BMM catalog is instrumental groove and black music, Louis and Joseph never were that concerned about music genres, they would rather focus their attention on the shape of the sound and its texture.
GROOVE DINGUERIES VOL. 1
Groove Dingueries Vol. 1 is one of the first compilations to spread the new sound of Jazz and Groove that emerged since the late 2010’s in France, Belgium and Switzerland, inherited from 70’s French Groove and echoing the new UK jazz scene of the 2010’s. We’re proud to contribute to this movement already carried by labels and collectives (Sdban Records, Menace, Jazztronicz…), cultural venues and festivals (Nancy Jazz Pulsations, VOLTA Brussels, Petite Halle de la Villette…) and most importantly by the bands and musicians featured on this project. Musically, this is an eclectic mix of influences, from traditional jazz to funky pop and club music, reunited on one record.
MUSIC FOR SMART AND STUPID PEOPLE
This compilation is based on experimentation with groove and electronic music, featuring tracks from the label’s artists but also outsiders that we love. The goal is to go further and deeper with meditative, experimental or dance tracks for everyone to enjoy at full volume, whether they are smart or stupid.