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BUNKER BUZZ CHART APRIL 2021

These are the 1BTN DJ Selections going into the month of April. Spotify playlist at the bottom of the page.   Floating Points Promises feat. Pharaoh Sanders & London Symphony Orchestra (Luaka Bop) Like most people, when I heard that Floating Points was releasing an album with Pharoah Sanders and … read more

EMOTIONAL TY – PUREST BLUE EP

About a year after the drop of his latest studio effort Roses and Aliens on EMTY, Swedish producer Emotional Ty follows up with a new four-tracker, Purest Blue EP, due out for release in the spring. Working in the gap between spaced-out abstraction and no-nonsense floor dynamics, Edgar Ariza has … read more

Bunker Buzz Chart March 2021

These are the go-to tracks, albums and reissues of the 1BTN massive as we head into the month of March. Spotify playlist at the bottom of the page.   Keith Mansfield Crash Course (Be With/KPM) From the Vivid Underscores album (1977), a driving 5/4 rhythm, beautifully written brass parts, super-tight beats. … read more

POLISH RADIO & TELEVISON ORCHESTRA CONDUCTED BY HENRYK DEBICH

After a very busy year in which Astigmatic Records made its debut as a label looking for lost, never before released musical treasures (Renata Lewandowska, “Dotyk”), the time has come for more attempts to deal with the history of Polish popular music. The seven-inch single “Monika / Fun in Darkness” … read more

JOEL CULPEPPER SHARES NEW TRACK POETIC JUSTICE

‘Poetic Justice’ is the new release from south-east London’s rising contemporary soul and funk purveyor Joel Culpepper produced by Tom Misch, taken from his forthcoming debut album ‘Sgt Culpepper’. The accompanying video is directed by London based interdisciplinary artist and poet JulianKnxx.   The soulful offering features Prince-like vocal flourishes … read more

ALEX AGUAYO – NOT GOING OUT ON HIGHER LOVE

With light at the end of tunnel and thoughts of dancing again etching ever closer, Higher Love Recordings first release of 2021 sees them teaming up with Mexican producer Alex Aguayo for some unashamed hands in the air peak time electronic righteousness. The EP comes with 2 different takes on … read more

BUNKER BUZZ CHART FEBRUARY 2021

The Bunker Buzz Chart is back! These are the new tracks, albums and reissues that are keeping hope alive in the desolate winter landscape of lockdown, according to our DJs at least. Links to Bandcamp pages provided – please support the artists and labels with your patronage where possible.   … read more

1BTN End of Year Charts – Individual Selections

CHANI (RADIO PEACOCK) TRACKS Iona Fortune – Xiao Chu (Ecstatic) Planet Battagon – Race to WEYNOT (On the Corner) Kibrom Birhane – Circles (Flying Carpet Records) ALBUMS Raed Yassin – Archeophony (Akuphone) Zatua – Sin Extencia (Music from Memory) Telemachus – Boring and Weird Historical Music (Telemachus) REISSUE Miles Davis … read more

MATTHEW HALSAL INTERVIEW

1BTN Spoke to the Manchester based trumpet player and composer whose Salute to the Sun album is one of the station’s top ten albums of the year.  (Pic: Emily Dennison)   So, how are you doing, how’s it been, locked down?   It’s same old in Manchester. We’ve been in … read more

1BTN BEST OF 2020 CHARTS

It would be no understatement to say that 2020 was, by and large, a bit shit, especially for jobbing musicians, live music venues, clubs, and music festivals. On the upside, bedroom producers found themselves with a lot of time on their hands, online music events and performances were abundant and … read more