ALBUM: ‘Council Pop’, FREE DOWNLOAD from Beta Birmingham

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Birmingham based imprint, Beta Birmingham, recently released ‘Council Pop’ – a 10 track album of ‘Brum town bootlegs and Midland’s mashups from Beta’s stalwart selectors’.

Featuring Revo, Feva, Buju Banton, Redi Knightz, DJ Switch and more, ‘Council Pop’ is available for free download from Beta Birmingham’s website. And who said Christmas was over?

Set up in 2011, Beta Birmingham was “born out of a compulsion for low down straight up party music”, according to its founder, Harley Davies.

Purveyors of Glitch Hop, and ‘experimental architecture and dancefloor delivery’, Beta Birmingham spanked the hell out of us with ‘Council Pop’ – a fearsome mash up of Roots, Hip Hop, Dub and Electronica. Impressed, we were that.

But don’t take our word for it, click here (or on the image below) to download a copy – and let us know what you make of it.


Birmingham Review will be following Beta Birmingham, like a hungry cheetah, and letting you know more about this local label as they develop. And the word cobblestones is there’s some big plans in the offing.

First up though, Beta Birmingham will be hosting the Basstronics stage at the Drop Beats Not Bombs 10th anniversary, being held on Pickford Street in Digbeth – Sat May 4th; with showcases from ‘Council Pop’ and the label’s wider roster.

Beta Birmingham host the Basstronic stage at Drop Beats Not Bombs, on Sat May 4th. For more info on this event, visit

For more on Beta Birmingham, including a free download of Council Pop, visit