Compiled by DJ, record collector and label boss Gilles Peterson, part two of Brownswood Bubblers Twelve is here. The new compilation arrives as Peterson’s independent label Brownswood Recordings (from which the series takes its name) celebrates its 10th birthday this year. Dividing the first ever vinyl edition across two releases, the idea remains the same – shining a light on new and under-the-radar talent.
The roll-call of independent artists who have previously appeared on the Brownswood Bubblers series is seriously impressive. With alumni artists such as Flying Lotus, Dam-Funk and Floating Points, the compilations have long championed the rising stars of underground music. The first edition since 2014, Brownswood Bubblers Twelve picks up where the last one left off – by looking to the acts set to make waves in 2017 and beyond. The bubblers are a hub of hot tips for new upcoming musicians.
With a whole three years having passed since the last Bubblers was released, too much exciting music has amassed to fit onto one release. For that reason, it’s been split into two parts – making room for an expansive spectrum of new sounds, this second part follows the first edition released in April (followed by vinyl in June). Plus, a double CD edition of parts 1 and 2 has been announced for 25th August (to coincide with part 2 on vinyl).