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BUNKER BUZZ CHART JUNE

These are the 1BTN DJ recommendations for new music and reissues going into June 2020. There is a Spotify playlist at the bottom of the page.   L-Side & MC Fats Steppa Dub (V Recordings) Brazilian drum and bass don drops a heavy dubwise supersonic heater with legendary UK MC … read more

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

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

MALIAN MUSIC ON FILM – LOCKDOWN VIEWING PART 1

There is no shortage of films about music from Mali. To accompany a piece about the MUSIC OF MALI, 1BTN DJs Jo Dressler and Ian Lawton offer some suggestions for lockdown viewing that will get you acquainted with the country’s rich variety of music and the socio-political problems faced by … 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

5 GREAT TONY ALLEN RELEASES FROM THE LAST 5 YEARS

Legendary drummer Tony Allen died on 30 April 2020 aged 79.  He was furiously creative and prolific until the end. 1BTN pays tribute to the great man by shining a light on 5 recordings from the last five years that indicate the breadth of his collaborations.   This week we … 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

5 On It – Five of the Best Underground Music Docs

The last ten years has seen an explosion of music documentaries – bigger budget docs like Amy, Chasing the Train or 20 Feet From Stardom, but also a whole slew of indie documentaries about underground bands, more or less obscure. The democratisation of the film production process, the rise of … 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

Bunker Buzz Chart February 2020

The biggest new tunes and reissues in the 1BTN bunker as we enter February 2020 with accompanying Spotify playlist (go to the bottom of the page for the link).   J-Felix Mind Up (feat. Andrew Ashong) (Tru Thoughts) Brighton and 1BTN’s very own J-Felix is also all over the radio … read more