The 1BTN bunker ambience as we enter the month of September. An incomplete version of this DJ chart is available on Spotify:
Another major release for the modern UK jazz scene, Nerija are a supergroup feat. members of Maisha, Kokoroko, Seed Ensemble & Emma Jean Thackray’s Walrus, and their debut album Blume definitely lives up to the hype. Check Shirley Tetteh’s incredible guitar playing… for me, the most important musician of 2019
Jim Lister (Version)
Andres y Xavi
Big up Steve KIW and Glenn Fallows from 1BTN for putting together one of the albums of the year, the soon to be released Vibraciones y Sentimientos. Glorious, blissful and beautiful. Not to be missed.
Murray Scott (Ubik)
The African Sunset Project
Lift Me Up
Great track from the Ten Lovers label – deep, warm house with live bass & spacey keys. Marvellous.
Nick Carling (Fruitful Radio Show)
Where Do I Go (Without You)
I heard this on a dance floor and couldn’t get it out of my head. Windows bring a swirling, atmospheric, beat driven deep house track that doesn’t disappoint.
Catherine (Club Click)
Just Can’t Stay Away
Absolutely loving this hot new release courtesy of those good people at Melodies International, serious dance floor boogie heat from Jazz-Funk singer-songwriter Don Blackman, only previously available on an underplayed 2002 Expansion Records CD. Now available for the first time on vinyl 45. Huge!
Tony Mead (Viva Soul)
(Sacred Bones Records)
Music To Make Your Ears Smile. Moon Duo deliver a dreamy slice of shoegaze/psych rock. If the rest of the album lives up to the two track available now, then we are in for a treat. Full album release on 27th September on Bandcamp.
Michael Spikey Kingston
Press Enter To Exit (HAAi Remix)
From their new album V-Remixed, on Wolf Tone Limited, which includes remixes by Gabe Gurnsey and Richard Fearless. This remix is a winding, building banger. HAAi doing what she does SO well. Check it out!
John Dwyer & Co come up with a skronky, funky, proggy blast of driving garage rock. I have it on good authority that this is the sort of stuff R2-D2 likes to listen to when he’s on a Buckfast and mushrooms jag.
Senor Mick (Garden Of Earthly Delights)
Some lovely roots/dub from the 80’s finally gets a release on Youth Promotion.
Ross Brewer (Third Space)
Single release ahead of a 3xLP vinyl album collecting archive 2008 recordings by the Manchester based trumpet player. Amongst the esteemed collaborators: Nat Birchall (sax) and Rachel Gladwin (harp), who would become key players in Gondwana Orchestra. Set against the insistent drone of a shruti box, Life is a dreamy, meditative 10 minute almost ambient piece with the spirit of Alice Coltrane clearly hanging over it, and there is beautiful playing from everyone involved.
Ian Lawton (Trainspotters)
Abstractions of Reality Past and Incredible Feathers
The tenor sax man’s killer new long player, set for release on 27 Sept. Recorded at Abbey Road, with Joe Armon-Jones on piano, Daniel Casimir on double bass and Sam Jones on drums, Binker is very much back and sounding vital as ever.
Jim Lister (Version)
Horse Meat Disco feat Kathy Sledge
Falling Deep In Love
Riding high from a summer of divine disco this epic slice of loved up beats ensures the summer grins continue as the HMD boys Seve, Jim, James and Luke return to slay the dance floor. And with Kathy Sledge on vocal duties, it is definite 10s, 10s, 10s, 10s across the board for Horse Meat Disco this September.
(Can’t) Be Mine
This dance bop will get you on your feet in no time. This latest instalment from Kai Khan is clever, catchy and way too cool for school
Serena (The Isle Of CC)
Digital Vision EP
This latest release from Eone is a spacey, emotional meld of wavey sonics and grime fundamentals. Wave scene heavyweight Ytho also takes on the title track in his trancey, club oriented remix.
Like something The Gaslamp Killer would hear in his dreams. Featuring voice clips of God-related dialogue from a black perspective, the sonic result is an amalgamation of Kemet vibes and Sun Ra. A dope mix of hip-hop, psychedelia & soul.
James Gale (@VisionOn)
Serious Times EP
(First Word Records)
Jazz, broken beat, house, funk, soul, who cares what the label is when it’s this good. Genre breaking music from Kaidi Tatham, four tracks of pure quality from the multi instrumentalist supreme. Fave track: Don’t Cry Now
Matt (Rockit Soul)
Paranoid London with Josh Caffe
(Paranoid London Records)
The opening cut from PL’s new album ‘PI’ sees the leaders of the nu-acid revival strip it back to basics, a nagging 303 line, gritty drum programming and mournful part spoken/part sung vocals from Josh Caffe. If you like your house Chicago late 80’s style you need this album.
Andy Mac (Under One Groove)
I Found A Footballer To Marry Me
Retro but brand new classic English pop, tongue firmly in cheek but bursting with talent, soon to be a pop star in the Lily Allen style of female London style n humour.
Mick Robinson (Monty Platters)
Al Bebbe Guia
(Jazz Room Records)
A lost masterpiece, dug out of the vaults by Jazz Room Records head honcho, DJ Paul Murphy. The Mananita Pampera LP was originally released on an obscure French label in 1970, this re-release drops this month. A future classic at Jazzology!
Leon Ricciardi (Jazzology Radio Show)
(The Magic Movement)
Head honcho Noema, of Berlin based label The Magic Movement, returns to vibe the downtempo dancefloor like only he can!!
Chris Lewis (Turn On Tune In)
Ganja Socks Feat. Dandelion
(Nice Up Records)
Wicked digital dancehall vibes from Glasgow with Dandelion on vocals over a rebuilt version of the billie jean riddim.
Kris Venum (World A Reggae Show)
Undercover Lovers Vol 1
Excellent 4 track EP of covers/edits including an extended edit of Robert Sandrini’s Italo Disco cover of the 1983 Billy Idol classic Eyes Without a Face, a cover of Afrika Bambaataa’s Planet Rock, an exotic xylophone version of the Rocky Theme/Gonna Fly Now and a hebrew cover version of Lou Reed – Walk On The Wild Side. Something for everyone.
Rich (Local Zeros)
Quality Weed EP
Friend of 1BTN and all round nice guy Mr Steve Cobby droppin’ his brand new BBC project a long with reggae legend Dennis Bovell and UB40’s drummer Jimmy Brown. Bringing an easy skankin’ heavyweight rib tickler and a paean to some quality weed. It does exactly what it says on the tobacco tin. Quality.
Chewy Beatwell (What’s Wrong With Groovin’)
Joe Morris feat. Private Agenda
(Shades of Sound)
Clandestino’s Joe Morris has released a beautiful album, Exotic Language, full of blissed out downtempo gems and dreamy house chuggers. Pick of the bunch for me is Perfume featuring Private Agenda
Mike Bradbury (Balearic Ultras)
Ndi Konkuno (2fox remix)
Ndi Konkuno Meaning ‘this is your home too’ was originally a song of assurance to people marginalised by race, colour, sexual orientation, nationality, political affiliation or anything that differentiates people, that this world is theirs too – we all belong everywhere. Beautiful vocals from Faith Mussa, remixed by 2fox, the heavy driving rhythm of this track makes it perfectly ripe for da club.
Last Night In San Celoni
A gorgeous last days of summer sounding track that will very likely be described as Balearic by men with large beards. Jaz James and Lumdilla Rodriguez are on vocal duty – the song is about two girls meeting and falling in love in San Celoni and is extremely dreamy…
Kerry Jean Lister