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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 HALSALL 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

DOC’N’ROLL FILM PREMIERES

Like all creative arts events Doc’n’Roll film festival suffered the effects of COVID in 2020, but still managed to operate a brilliant curated online programme. 1BTN did a lengthy interview with Director Colm Forde before lockdown hit and all their cinema premieres were cancelled, and so it never ran. But, … read more

ANDREW WEATHERALL BOOK

He was the acid house generation’s most inspiring DJ and producer, renowned for his work on Primal Scream’s epoch-defining ‘Screamadelica’ and his own bands Sabres Of Paradise and Two Lone Swordsmen. As a DJ he was peerless and unpredictable, helming club nights that played techno, rockabilly or music that “never … read more

BUNKER BUZZ CHART NOV 2020

The big tunes being broadcast from the 1BTN Bunker as we enter the month of November 2020, as selected by our DJs. Spotify playlist at the bottom of the page.   Denise Sherwood Music Shall Live ft Lee Scratch Perry (On-U Sound label and Evergreen Recordings) This track is first … read more

BUNKER BUZZ CHART AUGUST

These are the 1BTN DJ recommendations for August 2020. Spotify playlist at the bottom of the page.   Roisin Murphy Something More (Skint Records) The Queen of the sultry groove joins forces with the queen of disco Amy Douglas for an emotive wonder that had us hooked from the first … read more

BUNKER BUZZ CHART JULY

1BTN DJ selections for the month of July; all new releases or re-issues. Spotify playlist at the bottom of the page.   Sault Untitled (Black Is) (Forever Living Originals) The third release from UK based Sault is a timely and poignant soundtrack to a turbulent summer. Powerful vocals, incredible drums … read more