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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. Library music at its best.
Glyn Bigga Bush (Bigga’s Big Dig)

 

 

Roe Deers
Lost Again
(Throne of Blood Recordings)
This is a nice slice of some left field magic. Electronics and live instrumentation seamlessly interwoven with mathed-out vibes of angular tension as a familiar, chugging gallop corrales a soundfield of unpredictably pleasant bleeps and nice jagged bits. The cover art is killer.
DJ Tommy Castro (Our Starry Universe)

 

 

Scan 7
All For Me (Alma Negra Remix)
(Heist Recording)
If Jack had a jazz groove this would be it, a track that lifts the soul with every play. Scan 7 gets my adoration this March as Heist deliver yet another annual Roundup EP that guarantees my love affair with them continues year after year.
Queen Josephine (The Wildblood and Queenie Show)

 

 

Nino Nardini & Roger Roger
Safari Park
(Farfalla Records)
Jungle Obsession, published in 1971, was commissioned by the French label Neuilly and presents itself as their own musical vision of The Jungle Book. In the early seventies, exotica had long since gone out of fashion, but Nardini and Roger were to compose one of the masterpieces of the genre, offering exotic and refined pop that was conducive to the most overflowing imagination.
Burda Pellet (All Around The Globe)

 

 

Nimbus Sextet
Dreams Fulfilled ( Fradinho Remix )
(Acid Jazz Records)
For this remix Fradinho has recreated the original (album version) keyboards on his own harmonic terms, taking time to step and stop into every single chord change and play them one by one. A delightful slice of Jazz Fusion that sits somewhere between St Germain, Yonderboi and 4hero… already lined up as dance- floor post lock-down ‘re-opener.’
Lee Bright (Tangential Music Show)

 

 

Beyond the Struttosphere
Replicants
(Melopee Records)
Super sick sped up chug with acid lines and a killer baseline. Whats not to fall for?
Lucid

 

 

The Spaces Between ft Harry Dennis
Ghosts (Black Science Orchestra Remix #1)
(F*CLR Music)
Massive new house track for Spring/Summer from house don Terry Farley, producer Wade Teo and author Ian ‘Snowy’ Snowball with killer remixes by the legendary Black Science Orchestra aka Ashley Beedle, Rob Mello & Darren Morris. LARGE.
Jim Lister (Version)

 

 

Gardna, Charli Brix, Selecta J-Man & Tom Spirals
Wassup
(JAM JAR)
Catchy reminder from Gardna and friends to check in on your friends and family. All proceeds go to Tonic Music For Mental Health – Donate Here: justgiving.com
Kris Venum (World A Reggae)

 

 

Ready In LED
TMO (Lovelock remix)
(Horny City)
Our favourite track from an EP also featuring tracks remixed by Gerd Janson, Prins Thomas and Kenneth Bager.
Sorcha Bridge

 

 

BaBii
Shadow
(GLOO)
A delicious, Babii treat. The track pops with nods to UKG and 2-step and the industrial, metallurgic video is a right old visual feast!
Anya Lux (Anya Lux)

 

 

Leon Vynehall
Rare, Forever (LP)
(Ninja Tune)
Ex Brighton resident Leon Vynehall returns with a new album and a distinct new direction judging on the tracks available to hear so far. String laden beats, dark and psychedelic and incredible production. Cannot wait to get this album.
Murray Scott (UBIK)

 

 

BADBADNOTGOOD and MF DOOM
The Chocolate Conquistadors
(Rockstar Games)
New music from the updated Grand Theft Auto Online radio stations has come to streaming services, including a new cover from BADBADNOTGOOD and MF DOOM of Johnny Hammond Smiths Los Conquistadores Chocolates. GTA Online recently received an update called The Cayo Perico Heist. The addition will feature the Music Locker, an “underground nightclub and social space” that has Moodymann, Keinemusik, and Palms Trax as the resident DJs.
James (Vision On)

 

 

Richie Phoe
Baby I Love You So feat. Kassia Zermon
(Balanced Records)
Beautifully sweet but matured vocals from none other than Resonators’ Kassia Zermon float perfectly at the surface of this delicious new dub track (a take on the Jacob Miller classic) from Richie Phoe one of Brighton’s finest producers . This is why we cannot wait for the clubs to re-open, this stuff needs big phat speakers and no curfew.
Jo Dressler

 

 

Om Unit
Treading Earth
(Self-Released)
Beautiful, hypnotic album exploring the fusion of acid-like basslines with dub techno, ambient & more, definitely one I’m gonna have on repeat this week!
I-Sha

 

 

Lauer
Altalenanti ft Fabrizio Mammarella
(Permanent Vacation)
The first single to be released from Lauer’s forthcoming LP ‘Answers 2 Trouble’ out on the mighty Permanent Vacation. A glorious, Italo disco-tinged track which leaves you wanting more.
Clara Suess (INTER-MISSION)

 

 

Spencer Cullum
Jack Of Fools
(YK Records)
There’s not many London born pedal steel players to be found plying their trade in Nashville right now. There’s even less who have the ability to create gorgeous psyche folk music like this.
Senor Mick (Garden Of Earthly Delights)

 

 

101 Band
Crazy Kind of Feeling
(Emotional Rescue)
Nice reissue from Emotional Rescue, the 2nd instalment of their new Disco Reggae Lovers series. 101 Band were the in-house project of Jamaican producer Haile Maskel’s Opulence (Sound) label and Crazy Kind of Feeling is a stoned reggae/disco/lovers (like it says on the tin!) bomb.
Ian Lawton (Trainspotters)

 

 

Octo Octa
Goddess Calling
(T4T LUV NRG)
Taken from She’s Calling, the third EP in Octo Octa’s two-year exploration of the connection between music and ritual, Goddess Calling is a gloriously old school sounding dance banger that connects the listener to the dancefloor mentally and spiritually during a time when we can’t be there physically.
Kerry Jean Lister

 

 

Jimpster
Soul Spectral
(Freerange)
Proper dark room late night house feelings with a haunting Greg Paulus golden horn and a loose Laroye live percussive shuffle. One for midnight 21st June….
Mike Bradbury (Balearic Ultras)

 

 

Tarotplane
Shatner’s Bassoon
(12th Isle)
Another beautiful release from Glasgow label 12th Isle. Taken from his Horizontology album and a nod to the great Chris Morris’ Brass Eye, Shatner’s Bassoon sounds like it should be the soundtrack for the recent spacecraft landing on Mars. Otherworldly, ethereal beauty in under 4 minutes.
Paul McCardie (The Awful Hand)

 

 

Alex Aguayo
Not Going Out (Balearic Ultras Rave Again Remix)
(Higher Love Recordings)
Love every version on this killer release but it’s the halcyon days of rave inducing remix from 1BTN’s very own Balearic Ultras that I can’t wait to drop at parties this summer. Absolute dancefloor weaponry!
Jayne Winstanley

 

 

Incognito
Feel The Real – Micky More & Andy Tee Classic Mix (Radio Edit)
(Groove Culture)
Written By David Bendeth and extracted from the album: Incognito Play Funk Jazz Classics;  Feel the Real is dominated by a seriously snappy bassline and a steady four on the floor beat. A good edit and mixdown made by Italian masters Micky More & Andy Tee, lets you hear all the instrumentation: incredible horns sections, jazzy keys and the warm lead vocal of Imani. A MUST HAVE!
Dumani Ncube

 

 

Str4ta
Rhythm In Your Mind
(Brownswood)
Superb Brit Funk for 2021 – the LP is due to drop anytime soon – great video too – absolutely ESSENTIAL.
Nick Carling (Fruitful Radio Show)

 

 

Stephen Richards
Grand A.M.
(Bandolier)
The title track from Irish producer Stephen Richards’ latest EP is a mid-tempo funk groover with an extraordinarily low slung growly bassline punctuated by loosely cascading piano, hummy mumbly vocals and wonderful fuzz pedal fed keys. It all seems to come together and sounds fantastic.
Tim Walker (Love is the Message)

 

 

G-Force
Proximity
(Okbron)
Originally heard on LTJ Bukem’s Essential Mix back in 1996, this previously unreleased gem got lost in the wash (literally). Its not quite the original (bar one pad or string), though its damn close enough. The ASC remix on the flip is strong too…
Leon Ricciardi (Jazzology Radio Show)

 

 

Torom
Oak Tones
(International Extraterrestrial Music).
First release from a new label started as an online community. Lovely chuggy breaks, bongos and beats.
Patrick Robinson

 

 

Rio Soldierman
Love Stimulator
(Midnight Riot)
Sometimes you need something extra special to blow the winter lockdown blues away and this epic baseline disco-infused beaut is just the fuel for a spring takeoff. A tune destined to ensure a corking countdown till we can disco together again.
Kate Wildblood (The Wildblood and Queenie Show)

 

 

Thriftworks
Shymee Shymee
(Self Released – Bandcamp)
Brand spanky new wavey business from one of my favourite producers of the last 10 years. The whole album is great but track one kicks off the fun beautifully.
Nick Subtle (Cereal Killers)

 

 

Fabrizio Esposito
Aria (disco mix)
(Parlesia 12”)
Fabrizio Esposito is back on Parlesia with another round of funkified house business.
Steve KIW (BAOL)

 

 

UNKLE
Do Yourself Some Good
(Bandcamp)
This is a heavy slab of chugging uplifting goodness from the inimitable James Lavelle, reworking Barry Wights classic into a late night shoulder shrugging uplifting stomp. Essential.
Chris Cracknell

 

Serum
Velour
(Souped Up)
Another big track from Serum. This one has been described a girthy squelcher with smooth textures! Sounds right to me.
(Venum sound)

 

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