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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

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

Love Supreme

Mickey Duke’s excellent review of this year’s Love Supreme festival which includes a video interview of Miles Mosley, photographs of the weekend courtesy of Fred Lopez and The Get Up’s Love Supreme special, as aired on 1 Brighton FM on July 3rd. Enjoy 🙂