Bunker Buzz Chart September

The 1BTN bunker ambience as we enter the month of September. An incomplete version of this DJ chart is available on Spotify:      Nerija Riverfest (Domino Recordings) Another major release for the modern UK jazz scene, Nerija are a supergroup feat. members of Maisha, Kokoroko, Seed Ensemble & … read more

Bunker Buzz Chart August

The big tunes broadcasting from the 1BTN Bunker for August, from dub to neo-tropicália to rave to disco to reggae to indie-pop and afro-futurism, it’s an eclectic mix this month. There is also an incomplete version of this list as a Spotify playlist:    Circa 2000 The Shaper (Lapsus … read more

Bunker Buzz Chart July

The biggest releases making their way onto the airwaves via the 1BTN radio bunker as we step into the second half of 2019. There is an incomplete version of the Buzz Chart on Spotify on the 1BTN page:      Foat, Armfield & Black Zola’s Eyes, Gone To The … read more

Bunker Buzz Chart June

Here is the Bunker Buzz Chart for June – all the new releases, reissues, tracks and albums that are getting rinsed on 1BTN by our discerning selectors. A Spotify playlist of the chart is also available via the 1BTN profile.   Isaac Birituro and The Rail Abandon Kalba (Wah Wah … read more

Bunker Buzz Chart May

Here are the tunes creating a Buzz outta the 1BTN bunker at the beginning of May 2019 as selected by our DJs. An incomplete version of this playlist is also available on Spotify here   General P. D. C. Amazon Dub (Beesmunt Soundsystem version) (Notte Brigante) Collosal dub infused beats … read more

Bunker Buzz Chart April

The sap is rising! These are the killer cuts that are setting the 1BTN Bunker on fire as we enter the month of April and start revving up for the party season. An incomplete version of this playlist (because our selectors dig deeper than music streaming platforms!) can be found … read more

130701 – Label Focus

Ian Lawton spoke to Dave Howell of ground breaking FatCat subsidiary 130701. He filled us in about the history of the label, its ups and downs, its second wind, forthcoming releases and whether we should call it post-classical.. How long have you been with FatCat and how did you get … read more

Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival

Ian Lawton spoke to promoter Daniel Spicer about Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival which runs throughout October at various venues. What was the original motivation for setting up Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival? Back in 2013, I wrote an article for The Wire magazine which bemoaned the corporatization of jazz. For some … read more

Jazz Re:Fest Review

Jazz Re:Freshed’s Jazz Re:Fest, now in its sixth year, has become an important focal point for the UK’s rapidly growing community of young jazz musicians. This year it took a holiday from the Southbank for a day trip to the seaside. London’s loss was Brighton’s gain. Only the keenest ticket … read more

Nat Birchall Interview

Known for a series of albums exploring the cosmic end of jazz on the Pharaoh Sanders/John Coltrane axis, saxophonist Nat Birchall has released an LP of full dread roots reggae and dub with studio maestro Al Breadwinner. Ian Lawton quizzed him about the genesis of their brilliant ´Sounds Almighty’ album, … read more