These are the tracks, albums and reissues that are burning up the 1BTN Bunker as we go into the month of November. Spotify playlist at the bottom of the page
Jumping ‘96 (Original ‘96 version)
(Plastik People Digital)
Soulful, deep and nostalgic ‘garage house’ or US Garage as we called it back in the day. Light and bouncy with a smattering of an improvised jazzy organ that adds another layer of soulful beauty to the overall effect.
DJ Emma (Boogie Boulevard)
A great arpeggio track for sunset and general drifting and dreaming from a new artist from Scotland. This is the lead track on an EP, called New Terrain, which is excellent.
Chris Coco (Melodica)
Real Enough To Feel Good
Blending electronica, jungle and techno sounds on her All Hours EP, Manchester-based producer and DJ Anz has created the perfect euphoric ode to the dancefloor. Sitting alongside the Madonna-eqsue You Could Be, Real Enough To Feel Good is bubbling with UK garage influence and the perfect listen for any hour of the day – in or out of the club.
Martha Cleary (Underlying Oddities)
Scuba + DOMiNii
Womb (Cinthie Remix)
An absolute saucepot of a remix, this Hotflush action from Cinthie will guarantee the grins if you are partial to a little piano house. If not, I suggest you question why the keys are not thee? (Did I just really just write that?)
Queen Josephine (The Wildblood and Queenie Show)
Powerful song fresh from rising Jamaican singer Jada Kingdom. Strong lyrics that sit perfectly over a heavy and hypnotic riddim.
(Kris Venum – World a Reggae)
Blue Dream & Andy Compton feat. The Rurals
Blue Dream’s recently released album entitled Trip To LA contains this sumptuous groove and the remixes build on vocalist Irantzu’s dreamy gentile utterances. Within the remix package Ancestral Recordings label head Octopuz takes a different path giving us a more gentle broken beat feel. Balearic tonic for autumn days everywhere.
Lee Bright (Tangential Music)
Fleischchas (feat Tillmann Ostendarp)
Fleischas, featuring Tillman Ostendarp, from the third album by the Swiss all-round musician (Let Love Rumpel) is – as always – relaxed and straight from the heart. Showcasing his own unique approach that melts disco, blues and club music into an effortless, danceable, spacious piece of music, it’s a very promising “part 1” (!) album.
The Bristol-based duo have been prolific over the last few years, yet the quality of their work seemingly hasn’t suffered. Promised Land, their fifth album, is another invigorating, thrill-a-minute ride through hip-hop/funk/soul/rock/breakbeat fusion, where almost every cut is ripe for dancefloor plays.
Things You Do For Love
This is a re-release of a track released on a limited 7” in 2019. It’s a beautiful hypnotic track and now features a Mad Professor dub remix and more dancefloor friendly ‘Machine Remix’, essential.
Andrew Jefferson (Sounds of Eighty Six)
1 2 3 Stella
(Peoples Potential Unlimited)
This is his first single and he comes from Italy. He has a fine Mullet and writes a damn good pop song. This is many different kinds of wonderful! Can’t get it out of my head.
Murray Scott (UBIK)
This album is not new; but new to you and me. Fuji Yuki sent it to me from Japan with original art work. The track I played on the radio was Mandara. This album is Japanese underground music with undertones of traditional culture.
(Rhythm Section International)
Forthcoming release from Chile’s Paula Tape on the Peckham-based label. Paula has made a name for herself as a purveyor of eclectic selections, stomping Italo beats, percussive balearic excursions and synth-heavy rarities, both through her international DJ sets and shows on Worldwide FM and Milan’s Radio Raheem.
Howler (The Balearic Breakdown Breakfast Show)
A Prayer For Amerikkka Pt 1 & 2 (Live)
From trumpeter Jaimie’s Fly or Die Live 2xLP recorded in Zurich just before the pandemic hit. Pure Fire.
Jim Lister (Version)
Boogietrax & T Sounds
(The Basement Discos)
Bringing the strung up to the simplest of grooves this transatlantic production beauty gets blood flowing faster with every play. Winter goodness destined to deliver the de-frost.
Kate Wildblood (The Wildblood and Queenie Show)
De Las Colonias Del Río De La Plata
Altercat proudly presents the definitive reissue of one of the crown jewels of South American jazz. Essentially the brainchild of Argentinian jazz’s leading figure Jorge López Ruiz, the project Viejas Raíces marked Lopez Ruiz’s departure from the traditional forms of jazz.
Burda Pellet (All Around The Globe)
So Long Tomorrow
(Woodsist / Mare)
When you’ve played guitar for such talented songwriters as Jeff Tweedy, Steve Gunn and Daniel Johnston I guess you pick up how to pen a good tune and Liam Kazar has plenty. I’ve been streaming his debut album Due North for a while now and it’s finally out on vinyl.
Senor Mick (Garden Of Earthly Delights)
Come & Reprazent
Old school D&B flavours with a modern twist that reminds me of those classic Metalheadz/Reprazent vibes.
Make This Right
Well, this vocal deep houser is bloody lovely. I’m a month late to the party but better late than never, right?
Ian Lawton (Trainspotters)
Green Velvet & Mihalis Safras
This track is such a banger, lush vocal from Green Velvet and relentless drum beat – makes dancing non-negotiable
Blawan back to his pre techno rollers best with this wigged out creeper of an electro cut . Insane rumbling bass frequencies adorned with a catchy metallic melody . This is super fresh stuff . So good that my housemate stopped mid squid game to ask what it was.
Evil Tom (The Evil Tom show)
Hypnotised feat Mel Uye-Parker
From Matthew Herbert’s new album Musca, the latest chapter in his ‘domestic house’ series, following classics Around The House (1998) and Bodily Functions (2001). Musca keeps standards high feat. eight female singers he’s never worked with before (all new names to my ears) who shine very brightly indeed.
Jim Lister (Version)
Ibibio Sound Machine
Really love the Tony Allen/Fela sound to the drums on this new Ibibio track which was recorded with Hot Chip and came from the idea to mix Afrobeat with Giorgio Moroder–style synth vibes. No word on a new album yet but this single has certainly piqued my interest!
Kerry Jean Lister (Feel Up)
Wanna Get Back To Your Love (Extended Mix)
Another classic remastered Disco/Cosmic Balearic Classic from Best Record Italy, originally released in 1983 on F1 Team records. This one includes the original versions from the original 12″ release plus the special extended mix. Quite possible one of the best records you can ever hear on ecstasy.
Howler (The Balearic Breakdown Breakfast Show)
Carwyn Ellis & Rio 18
Carwyn Ellis played with the Pretenders and Edwyn Collins. Here he gets together with the BBC National Orchestra and has produced a latin album, with massive touches of David Axelrod, sung entirely in Welsh and is gorgeous from beginning to end.
Murray Scott (UBIK)
Aspects (Greg Wilson Remix)
As a lover of jazz funk and boogie, I’ve been waiting on this remix for months since first hearing it as it ticks so many boxes for me. Sensitive to the original yet deeper in true GW fashion.
Matt Rockit Soul
What’s In A Name
(Push II Shove)
LHAS aka Larry Heard Appreciation Society is the creative genius of local musical stalwart Jamie Read. The EP on which this track features is an electronic tour de force. What’s in A Name is all bustling acid basslines, inch-perfect rhythms, and wonderful deep textures. A nod to the very best of classic deep house and techno, but warm, accessible and contemporary to boot. Ask him nicely and he might even deliver one to your door.
BIG RED AL (LATE NIGHT BIGNESS)
Les Hippies, the nightclub from the cult French movie Le Pacha, starring Jean Gabin, is also the name of this sitar-beat project from Jerusalem. Produced by Markey Funk, the single follows the fine groovy tradition, started back in the late ’60s by artists such as Ananda Shankar, Lord Sitar and Serge Gainsbourg. The A-side is a laid-back psychedelic pop take on a rare grunge ballad by Nirvana – Marigold, while the B-side is an original hypnotic upbeat tune – perfect for the peak of your freakout party.
James (Vision On)
Balkan Vinyl boss Posthuman and Lauren Flax remix each other on this excellent four track EP, perfect for the very end of summer (and beyond!). The Lauren Flax Endless Summer original is my pick here, thanks to its vibrant feel-good early late ’80s/early ’90s acid house sound.
Clara Suess, INTER-MISSION
Gain on Gains (Shrinkwrap Remix)
(Sun Sea Sound）
Spellbinding Balearic beauty from former 1BTN presenter & joint founder of our beloved station Chris Galloway’s new label. All 3 tracks are beautiful but the 11 & a half minute remix of Gains on Gains is a real show stopper.
When the Game is Played on You
Bettye Swann wrote these back in 1974 and put them out on Atlantic. The first gem is ‘When the Game Is Played on You’, a perfect soul number that is musically great but also carries a passionate message. The flip side is a much more smooth and seductive affair.
BiggaBush feat. Farda P
Real & Real (Illegal Dub)
A brand new remix of the original remix of Swayzak feat. Benjamin Zephaniah, from the forthcoming BiggaBush Freevisited album out early 2022.
Glyn Bush (Bigga’’s Big Dig)