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 Dogs E.P.
Jazz Pianist Greg Foat had found himself all alone in the studio after being let down at the last minute – so that’s when bassist Paul Armfield and drummer Ken Black came to the rescue. The result of this impromptu studio session is this E.P. – a dedication to a man’s best friend. 100% improvised. 100% spacey jazz funk library tackle of the highest quality. Limited to 500 copies.
Chewy Beatwell (What’a Wrong With Groovin’)
Oh I Miss Her So
(Big Crown Records)
A different kind of selection from me. A beautiful, ethereal, heartbreaking slice of timeless folk soul. Harps, haunting vocals, melancholic brass, and tight rhythms make this stand out. A little akin to The Bees at their best.
BIG RED AL (LATE NIGHT BIGNESS)
The Colours That You Bring
A magnificently colourful mix of gospel ‘protest choir’, loops and beats, percussion, reeds by Angel Bat Dawid (check her album from earlier this year) and a civil rights era Lena Horne sample. The former vocalist of Chicago post punks Trenchmouth has found a new vocation with this project coming at ya from the redoubtable International Anthem. Stand out track from a fine album recorded live at Garfield Park Conservatory. Epic, dope.
Ian Lawton (Trainspotters)
Santana feat Buika & Laura Mvula
1972 was the release date of the last Santana record I really dug but the heavy African influences and Rick Rubin’s production magic makes the whole of the Africa Speaks album a winner for me.
Senor Mick (Garden Of Earthly Delights)
Detroit Swindle ft Tom Misch
Yes, No, Maybe
(Sterac Electronics Remix)
An ace Steve Rachmad (as Sterac Electronics) 80’s boogie rerub of Detroit Swindle’s Yes, No, Maybe taken from their High Life album and part of a new remix pack released on Heist Recordings July 5th.
Kerry Jean Lister
Beautiful album of Korean abstract electronica. ambience and spoken word. Easy is the track of the album for me, a mixture of all those ingredients with a powerful message driving it all.
JC Salinas (Sun Sea Sound)
Function (Warehouse Mix)
Walloping return from Andy Meecham – aka The Emperor Machine – on the newly revamped Skint. Now with our colleague Damian Harris back at the controls expect some big things…
WH Provocateur (Music Of A Soft Rock)
Randomized Coffee feat. Kalifa Kone & Kadi Coulibaly
Barake (Acoustic Version)
The label that just keeps on giving!! More sublime diversity from the New York based label Wonderwheel Recordings! Randomized Coffee return with some funky bass-line treatment!!!!
Chris Lewis (Turn On Tune In)
Perel is back with another fiery Italo disco / electro pop cut. Sung in her native German tongue, the track is a homage to her cat, Karlsson who also appears on the artwork.
Clara Suess (Inter-Mission)
This 8 piece outfit all the way from Norway have created this groovy, glittery masterpiece will have you up on your feet in no time. It’s funky with delicious harmonies.
Serena (The Isle Of CC)
(Patchwork’s Late Night Dub)
Favorite Records. Superb deep smokey tropical house fresh out of Paris. Yes please.
Nick Carling (Fruitful Radio Show)
Lead track on the EP Summer Selections Volume One, this is an outstanding three track collection of sun-drenched Balearic vibes by the chaps otherwise known as Plastic Fantastic. Soundtracking lazy days everywhere this summer.
Steve KIW (Balearic Assassins of Love)
Zoo Look return after a 4 year break with the ‘Similar Steps’ EP. This track is a beauty… well dreamy.
Jim Lister (Version)
Absolutely stunning album on the ever brilliant 12th Isle records.Blissed out ambient sonic soundscapes that take you to deeper depths than Jacques Cousteau‘s lung butter.
Declan Welsh & the Decadent West
Glasgow based raw yet poppy funny yet serious . Gonna be big.
Mick Robinson (Monty Platters)
Don’t You Want My Love, Pt. 2 – Extended Mixes
Debbie Jacobs released this track in 1979 when disco was peaking and it has certainly stood the test of time. A song that never fails to get a dance floor moving is back 40 years later with 5 brand new fresh remixes including artists Cratebug, Jmj and Full Intention. Shape-making, disco-dancing at its best, a regular in the Club Click dj’s boxes and this new release from Glitterbox is sure to go the same way. Give it a spin you won’t regret it.
Catherine Sones (Club Click)
Standing At The Gates Of Love (RKB Vitesse Remix)
(Faith & Industry)
Standing At The Gates Of Love is the new track lifted from Norfolk born, singer-songwriter, John Johanna’s, 2nd studio album Seven Metal Mountains
Further to be being a brilliant track in it’s own right, it’s been given the remix treatment by RKB Vitesse. One word, killer.
Robot84 vs Native Dub
Huge peak time floor filler for the Summer – if it’s good enough for DJ Harvey, it’s good enough for me!
Murray Scott (Ubik)
Lotus 72 D
(Mr Bongo reissue)
As Mr Bongo describe it on the promo, “the holy grail of Brazilian recording”. 2 versions at 2 tempos to suit 2 different moods – both life-affirmingly brilliant.
Glenn Fallows (What’s Wrong With Groovin)
Thats Not True Feat. Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley
The uniquely talented grandson of Bob Marley links up his uncle Damian on this powerful track and carries on his grandfather’s message of loving one another and people living together in peace and unity.
Kris Venum (World a Reggae /Venum Sound)
Big Wig (Donald Dust Remix) (Kurtz)
As we head towards Brighton Pride it seems only right to wig things up with this Italo infused chunky wonder from PBR Streetgangs new label Kurtz. If this doesn’t do some disco damage on the terraces this summer I’ll eat my rainbow wig.
The Silver Rider
Not a tune about a woman of a certain age like my good self but a galloping beauty of a disco-infused delight making every clubber I have the pleasure to play for to do that ‘wiggle walk towards the DJ box’. Always the sign of a class A corker.
Josephine Queenie Bourne
Livio & Roby
Cascada De EV
A sublime track with a deep earworm. Another top shelf groove in UVARS catalogue, with beautiful artwork too.
Ross Brewer (Third Space)
Sampa the Great
Had to squeeze this one in. Stone cold banger soundtracking the summer from Zambia-born, Botswana-raised Aussie MC in advance of her debut album, following two mixtapes. If this doesn’t feature prominently in the end of year lists I’ll eat my baseball cap.
Ian Lawton (Trainspotters)
A super cute ambient offering that takes you to dreamy places.