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Patrick Robinson talks to the boys at Craigie Knowes

Patrick Robinson talks to the boys at Craigie Knowes

Glaswegian label dons, Craigie Knowes, first made a dent in the UK’s dance music scene back in 2015 and with their first annual fundraiser for the ‘War Child’ LP. The record features some mean tracks from the likes of Bicep, Lord of the Isles and Hammer & Ludd. Since then … read more

Alterleo – From Russia With Love

Alterleo – From Russia With Love

Our man, Dan Storey, wanted to know more behind the lovely music being produced by, Denis Leonovitch AKA Alterleo, a talented sound man out of Moscow. He asked and here is the result. Hi Denis, how are you? You have been Dan Storey’s artist of the month. So, for people … read more

Family Funktunes Fundraiser

Family Funktunes Fundraiser

On Saturday 17th November, we celebrate 17 years of unadulterated Family Funktunes joy. It’s been our absolute pleasure entertaining you good folk across the dancefloors of Sussex and beyond for such a long time. From blowing up amplifiers, clambering over grand pianos, smoking out a venue and The Argus calling … read more

Bunker Buzz Chart – November

Bunker Buzz Chart – November

The buzzinest choons in the 1BTN bunker as we commence the month of November according to the station’s most anorakky selectors. There is also a Spotify version of the playlist here. Pages Heartaches and Pain (Suncut) A welcome reissue from Suncut of this much sought after holy grail piece from … read more

Life really is beautiful for Vince Watson

Life really is beautiful for Vince Watson

We speak to the prolific veteran Scottish producer about his 2 new albums, Via under his own name and a new alias, Quart. You are living in Amsterdam these days – why the move there? Ive been here for 9 years almost already….always wanted to live here, always had lots … read more

Hubbabubbaklubb – The dreams the dreamers dream

Hubbabubbaklubb – The dreams the dreamers dream

The Hubbabubbaklubb crew take time off from cruising on their Mopeds to talk about their debut LP. SO TELL ME ABOUT HUBBABUBBAKLUBB – HOW DID YOU ALL MEET? In kindergarten. We where always arguing who was Donatello in Turtles. HAVE ANY OF YOU BEEN IN ANY OTHER BANDS PRIOR TO … read more

Bunker Buzz Chart – October

Bunker Buzz Chart – October

The inaugural monthly Bunker Buzz Chart compiled by 1BTN selectors. Here are 20 crucial tunes that are buzzing on 1BTN as we enter the month of October. Y-Bayani & His Band Of Enlightenment, Reason And Love Asembi Ara Amba (Henrik Schwarz remix) (Sunday Music Records) I suggest copy and pasting … read more

130701 – Label Focus

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

5 Killer Anadolu Psych Cuts

5 Killer Anadolu Psych Cuts

In the mid-1960s, a new generation of young Turkish musicians combined Western pop music with traditional Anatolian folk to forge the home-grown phenomenon of Anadolu Pop. My book, The Turkish Psychedelic Music Explosion: Anadolu Psych (1965-1980), explores how, through the second half of that turbulent decade and on into the … read more

Who Is Disco Patrick?

Who Is Disco Patrick?

Who is Disco Patrick? A music lover and a record collector and also a vinyl-only DJ who started collecting records in 1978. Where are you based and why there? I live in the south of the Netherlands (Limburg). I was born there and still live there. When did you fall … read more

Fox & His Friends Talks To Woodenhorse Provocateur

Fox & His Friends Talks To Woodenhorse Provocateur

WH Provocateur talks to Fox & His Friends on their forthcoming compilation – Socialist Disco: Dancing Behind Yugoslavia’s Velvet Curtain 1977-1987 It seems that virtually every country tried their hands at Disco with the former Yugoslavia being no exception. Give me some backstory into Yugoslavian Disco? Was there a Disco … read more

Neil Innes Chats With 1BTN

Neil Innes Chats With 1BTN

Few artists possess such a varied and impressive CV as Neil Innes. From The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, The Rutles, Monty Python and The Innes Book of Records, to his own solo recordings including ‘How Sweet To Be An Idiot’, plus his work for children’s TV, Neil Innes has influenced … read more

Italo Disco Cover Art – A Love Story

Italo Disco Cover Art – A Love Story

As a huge Italo-Disco fan, part of the appeal of collecting the records is definitely some of the mad cover art which adorns these cheesy pizza platters. I aim to explore some of these masterpieces (or horror shows!) with you and in turn, share my love for the genre. Often … read more

Invisible Inc’s Lost Transmissions LP Review

Invisible Inc’s Lost Transmissions LP Review

Various Artists – Lost Transmissions From The Off-World Territories Invisible Inc. have just released this astonishingly diverse palette of styles courtesy of renowned ambient innovator Laraaji, multi-Grammy Award-winning producer and ground-breaking synthesist and sound engineer Malcolm Cecil (in his Tonto’s Expanding Head Band guise), Italian ‘Cosmic Disco’ pioneer and DJ … read more

Uniting Of Opposites

Uniting Of Opposites

Within the world of music promotions – and the deluge of files that get sent through the myriad of fibre-optic cables – a beautiful slice of new cosmic-space-jazz entitled Ancient Lights has landed in my portal from Tru Thoughts records. I wanted to find out more about the band calling … read more

The Library Music Film

The Library Music Film

WH Provocateur speaks to Shawn Lee about the forthcoming The Library Music Film WH: For the uninitiated, can you please explain what ‘library music’ is? SL: Library music is purpose made, off-the-shelf background music for use in media i.e. film, TV and adverts. It’s composed by some of the finest … read more

Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival

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

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin

Dan Tester looks back with the greatest of respect on the Queen of Soul’s legacy. Included is also Steve KIW’s tribute; an exceptional and impromptu first hour, taken from his scheduled show in which he lovingly collates her legendary performances… read more

Last Night A DJ Saved My Life!

Last Night A DJ Saved My Life!

We recently added ‘Last Night A DJ Saved My Life foundation’ to our ever-evolving roster of presenters. With host, Dan Storey, along with an assorted array of special guest selectors ‘LNADJ’ will showcase their incredible knowledge of music from across the genres, whilst highlighting the importance of what they are set up to do… read more

Following the rainbow to LGBTQ Pride

Following the rainbow to LGBTQ Pride

1BTN DJ and presenter Kate Wildblood reflects on what LGBTQ Pride means to her on the eve of Brighton Pride 2018. Whether your first or your forty-first, nothing comes close to your first ever LGBTQ Pride. No rainbow will sparkle as brightly, no placard ring as true, no bass line … read more

Jazz Re:Fest Review

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

What’s Goin’ on w/Richard Norris

What’s Goin’ on w/Richard Norris

We caught up with Richard Norris regarding his new project ‘The Long Now’, which is a collaboration between Richard and Icelandic musician Finnur Bjarnason. Hello Richard, so please tell us, What’s goin’ on? Well.. we have just had our first public appearances of my new project, The Long Now. We … read more

Mickey Duke talks to Justin ‘TopRock’ Mckenzie about all things Jazz Re:freshed

Mickey Duke talks to Justin ‘TopRock’ Mckenzie about all things Jazz Re:freshed

Justin, how you doing? Hi, yeh, I’m good. Just busy with some last minute running’s but I’m cool. You & Adam are old school heads of the London clubbing scene, you started Jazz Re:freshed in 2003, what came first the, the night, or the label? The night. Yeh, the label … read more

Mickey Duke chats to Mildlife lead singer, Kev McDowell

Mickey Duke chats to Mildlife lead singer, Kev McDowell

Hey, Kev. Mickey here from 1BTN. How you doing? Awesome, yeh, I’m good. Thanks. Starting at the beginning then, Kev. How long have you guys been performing together as a band? The band probably started doing this thing in 2011/12. It was a little different back then. So, it’s been … read more

Nat Birchall Interview

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

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

Sampa the Great Interview

Sampa the Great Interview

Sampa the Great, the creator of the Great Mix Tape and the Great Mixtape II which is due for release soon, was kind enough to take time off her busy schedule to talk to Chris from Art In Brighton on their 1BTN show about her tour, life at home and … read more

Steve Cobby Interview

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

#metoo  – a modern man’s guide

#metoo  – a modern man’s guide

#metoo  – a modern man’s guide The #metoo debate has posed some thorny questions for men. What should we do? How can we help? Is it even our responsibility? A little over a fortnight ago, Harvey Weinstein’s world collapsed around him, like his dressing gown in a dimly lit hotel … read more