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
(Wah Wah 45s)
Ghanaian xylophone master Isaac Birituro and Leeds-based producer and singer-songwriter Sonny Johns aka The Rail Abandon hook up to produce a stunning first album out now on Wah Wah 45’s. Not a duff track in sight with Für Svenja edging the race for my fave.
First got wind of CB on the excellent Flowers From The Ashes: Contemporary Italian Electronic Music comp last year. This is the third LP proper from the Berlin based Italian Buchla composer and it’s a trip. Fantas is the opener; an epic brooding mutating analogue synth soundtrack looking for a sci-fi film and with the gravitas of a classical score. A little bird tells me she’ll be in Brighton in the autumn.
Ian Lawton (Trainspotters)
Tale Of Devotion (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)
A true “What’s that tune!?” that’s been keeping us grinning all month and is bound to bring Pride joy to June with some 21st century Hi-NRG vibes.
Kate Wildbood (Wildblood & Queenie)
Not Another Word ft Lila Iké & Agent Sasco
(Easy Star Records)
First single from Protoje since his 2018 Grammy nominated album Matter Of Time and its a absolute scorcher featuring fellow JA superstars Assassin and Lila Iké. This is sure to be a big hit over the summer and beyond.
Kris Venum (World a Reggae)
Maribou State feat Khruangbin
Feel Good (Khruangbin’s A Well Nice Version)
Slow, dark, deep and dubby… ticks all the VERSION boxes
Jim Lister (VERSION)
Prince Fatty featuring Earl 16
Be Thankful for What You Got
This is a rework of the 1974 soul hit written and originally performed by William DeVaugn. Prince Fatty has collaborated with UK Reggae heavyweight Earl 16 for this limited edition rework. The song loses none of its magic and is given a fresh riddim with Horseman on drums but still it retains the sweet soul vibe and important message of the original. In true Prince Fatty style, he has included a Dub on the B Side, which will only be available on the 7’ pressing, it can be found on download online and in record shops. Check out the stunning video created by GOTA Arts Studio in Brazil it is a piece of animation magic. This song for me is the perfect soundtrack for the Summer.
Catherine Sones (Club Click)
Passeo En Un Sueno
The third in an initial Venezuelan trilogy of 45s from London based label.
Flor do Real
This is sparse and lovely and a little bit spooky. The whole album, sung in Portuguese, is a Brazilian beauty, but Flor do Real is the best one for me (so far).
Mumbay (feat MC Mawali)
(The Leaf Label)
The first track from the incoming album More Arriving, very different from his last release My East is Your West harder, more politically charged with an amazing energy. This is essential.
Believe In Something
Out of Sao Paulo Brazil these two youngsters have smashed it with their latest 12″. Broken balearic anyone? Highly recommended.
Nick Carling (Fruitful Radio Show)
Where Do We Go From Here
Lush breakbeat techno with a subtle acid bass line, perfect for that 4am moment. Wonderful EP all round.
Murray Scott (Ubik)
Blue Lab Beats
(Blue Adventure/All Points)
Another pumping Funk track from the Blue Lab boys with its roots firmly planted in Jazz soil. Everything about this track bounces along so hard that I might hurt my neck!
Nick Subtle (Cereal Killers)
N SIIMU EP
Sounds of Bristol via Barcelona brought to you from Romania. After a brilliant debut on the mighty Idle Hands in 2017, Crump returns with an EP of wonderfully colourful off kilter minimal flecked with garage flair. Topped off with a remix from Christian Jay that puts a two step rhythm at the forefront of the title track, this four tracker is not to be missed!
Ross Brewer (Third Space)
Luther Davis Group
You Can Be A Star
Another year, but not just any year – a 30th Anniversary year – and to help celebrate the label’s milestone those ever ‘hard at work’ diggers down at Mr Bongo HQ have plucked out yet another world class and worldwide selection of tropical heat for their Record Club Volume 3. I could have picked a number of cuts from the comp but this Mr Scruff endorsed groover from the Luther Davis Group is hard to beat.
Chewy Beatwell (What’s Wrong With Groovin’)
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard
An album of boogie based absurdity by the worlds hardest working heads. Is there no end to this bands effrontery?
Senor Mick (Garden Of Earthly Delights)
I Am Fya
A slice of dark and dubby avant-pop that worships at the alter of womxn in all her glorious shapes and forms.
Anthea Clarke (Sista Selecta)
(The Trilogy Tapes)
Fresh avant garde Dopplereffekt style electro from FFT in the energetic track Regional. Flip side summons up Objekt style stabs and atmospherics with the track Loss.
Boys in the Better Land
(Trigger Party Records)
New age punk rock sung in a Dublin Accent, the real deal.
Mick Robinson (Monty Platters)
5am Nostalgia (Lobec’s Stripped Back Version)
Available on pre order now Vinyl Only. Beautiful, ethereal breakbeat vibes from Lobec on the outstanding Furthur Electronix label.
Taken from his Comforting Fantasies EP, out now on digital and vinyl. The usual hook-heavy classy dance music that Nature is well known for. A gorgeous slow burn that builds up beautifully…
Kerry Jean Lister
Luscious harmonies and tempo changes that knock your socks right off! Wade through the highs and lows of this brand new Neo-Soul track.
Serena (The Isle Of CC)
Thru You (feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow)
2nd track from the forthcoming album from Albert’s Favourites co-founder and all round producer don, Scrimshire. The one and only Georgia Anne Muldrow on vocal duties. Psychedelic folk rock, languid jazz-scapes and South London soul.
Blue Tape Instrumentals
Released before with vocals, but never before without. One of two collections (Red and Blue) of raw beats, straight from the MPC. I’m going for the Blue as my favourite, but both are great.
Glenn Fallows (What’s Wrong With Grooving)
A monster tune that’s reminiscent of 90s acid but with modern sonic properties.
Parick Robinson (Feels Later)
Lay Down (Disco Mix)
Nothing gets this Queenie going more than a slapped funk bassline, finger clicks and squelch synth work. Thankfully Tee Mango delivers.
Queen Josephine (Queenie & Wildblood)
The latest release on Violet’s Naive imprint sees the return of Sweden’s Almaty with a stunning 4-track EP, following her Gennaro single on the label last year. The title track is my highlight – inventive swirls of acid house and breakbeat alongside a growling bassline.
Clara Suess (INTER-MISSION)
A LIttle Mo’ Betta
(Star Creature Universal Vibrations)
A brilliant slice of modern boogie soul from the ever-reliable Star Creature label. Both sides of the 7″ are hot – this is the funktastic A-side.
Big Red Al (LATENIGHTBIGNESS)
(None More Records)
A shimmering progressive Psychedelic Rock masterpeice from Jouis’ 2nd album Mind Bahn. Uplifting, melodic and summery but with a gritty edge, soaring vocal harmonies are the icing on an already delicious cake!
Wyndham Earl (The Way Way Out Show)
AJATE x NY.KO
This Afro-infused dancefloor EP sees the Japanese outfit Ajate join forces with French punk-funk group NY.KO. Finding kindred spirit in festive afro-beat and the celebratory Japanese traditional music of Ohayashi, the 10-piece drop a pair of up-tempo jams, backed by remixes from Deheb, adding a downtown edge to the summery originals. Perfect for dancing outside in the summer sun.
Matt Davids (Rockit Soul)