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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

1BTN Presents Mildlife At The Rialto

1BTN Presents Mildlife At The Rialto

If you are a regular listener to 1BTN then you will have heard a band called ‘Mildlife’ a lot in the last six months or so. The beauty of having our presenters latching on to a killer band is that it spreads faster than a childish tweet from the POTUS … 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