LABEL FOCUS – ROOTS GARDEN

Roots Garden is a Brighton institution. A legendary midweek club night that ran for 14 years and span off a record label that has released over 150 tracks – including brilliant Nick Manasseh productions featuring the likes of Johnny Osbourne, Cornell Campbell and Johnny Clarke. Roots Garden is also a … read more

Brighton Lockdown Creations 1

Well, these are tough times for the arts. Tough for professional creators, venues, promoters and everyone connected with the arts, financially at least. But the bright side of isolation and abundant spare time has been a flourishing of virtual or remote creative collaborations, online performances and a deluge of home … read more

BUNKER BUZZ CHART MAY

Here are the big quarantine tunes from the 1BTN massive going into the month of May 2020. Incomplete Spotify playlist at the bottom of the page.    Tornado Wallace Mundane Brain (Optimo Music) I could have chosen any of the five tracks on Tornado Wallace’s excellent Midnight Mania mini album … read more

Bunker Buzz Chart April

Some quarantine listening for you. Here are the April recommendations for life under lockdown from our 1BTN DJs. Spotify playlist at the bottom of the page.   Murge Can’t Hurt Me Now (feat. Sierra Lundy) (Loci Records) Canadian producer Murge creates a slice of downtempo goodness with warm analog synths, … read more

Bunker Buzz Chart March 2020

These are the albums and tracks that are big in the 1BTN Bunker this month! There is an incomplete version of this chart as a Spotify playlist (Link at bottom of page)   Secretsundaze Ghana Nila (Secretsundaze edit) (Secretsundaze) An edit of an Alice Coltrane song, beautifully sung by one … read more

Anna Meredith Interview

1BTN spoke to the maverick Scottish composer ahead of her UK tour.   You’re playing Brighton on the 10th of February, the last date of your uk tour. Are you excited about performing the FIBS material live? Yeah, it’s great, after tons of time spent behind the scenes, writing it … read more