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

BUNKER BUZZ CHART MARCH

An amazing amount of killer choonage this month as the 2019 release schedule gets into full swing. Here are the essential cuts at the beginning of March as selected by the 1BTN DJs. A Spotify version of this playlist is available here Andrew Wasylyk The Paralian (Athens Of The North) … 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