Defunkt – Thermonuclear Sweat

1BTN’s Ian Lawton traces the genesis of New York, Jazz-Funk band Defunkt and their underrated album ‘Thermonuclear Sweat’ The first time I heard the the term ‘Jazz-Funk’ was in connection with Level 42. As a kid weaned on punk and 2-Tone, Level 42 didn’t have much to recommend themselves to … read more

Steve Cobby Interview

As one half of Fila Brazillia and then as part of various collaborative projects, and under several solo monikers, Steve Cobby has been  a prolific producer of electronic music from the 1980s to the current day. Operating under his own rules and seemingly unaffected by the winds of musical change … read more

1BTN is here!

Druuums please! Did you know it was apparently, Carlton (Alfonso Ribeiro), who immortalised that instruction at the beginning of Summertime? A fact that may be lost on those of you who don’t know, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, and one that has seen me deviate from my point … read more

Good Friday FM Launch

Okay, we know we said this once before but then we learned we had to adhere to some rigorous tests, correctly required by the licensing authorities that be, before we were permitted to officially broadcast live throughout Brighton.