The biggest tunes buzzing around the 1BTN radio bunker entering November, selected by our DJs. Full playlist and reviews below and Spotify playlist.
Quality cover of Todd Terje’s Inspector Norse. Both tracks are excellent and have an infectious funky groove, Highly recommend.
Spikey (Music To Make Your Ears Smile)
Back after a 5 year hiatus Teebs new long player Anicca doesn’t disappoint. Feat. guests like Panda Bear, Sudan Archives & Pink Siifu, it floats effortlessly from start to finish and I love this opening track… perfect morning music.
Jim Lister (VERSION)
Leonard Cohen – The Gift
A new studio album Thanks for the Music produced posthumously from master songwriter, musician and poet Leonard Cohen with tracks worked on by his son in a garage local to Cohens’ home upon his request. The Goal acts as a teaser for this album and what will unfold as Cohen’s insight and words wash over you and transport you to another place and space in time, like only Cohen can.
Catherine (Club Click)
(The Magic Movement)
Under the arabesque shadow of occidental chords and oriental strings, the EP’s multi-layered tracks take you on a cosmic flight: Folkloric dance elements build up progressively over a driving rhythm while Suha’s ethereal vocals flow alongside old chants. Massive brass and gritty 70’s synths accompany ancestral lyrics that herald of unknown realities soon to be realised.
Murray Scott (Ubik)
Prince Fatty featuring Cornell Cambell & Tippa Irie
Taken from the excellent In the vipers shadow album from Brightons superstar dub producer.
Kris Venum (World A Reggae)
Leroy Burgess & Saving Coco
Work It Out / Til I Found You
New Leroy Burgess shizzle, backed by a band of French musicians, produced and composed by The Bernard Brothers (Melodies International) and Bruno ‘Patchworks’ Hovart. Til I Found You is the stronger track, a big raw bassline and a step back in time to classic 70s/early 80s Burgess productions. The stripped down dub has my vote.
Ian Lawton (Trainspotters)
Kacy & Clayton
(New West Records)
The Jeff Tweedy produced duo deliver another great album with this title track the pick of the bunch. Like Sandy Denny singing on a long lost Gene Clark song these Canadian cousins perfectly blend their Americana and English folk influences.
Senor Mick (Garden Of Earthly Delights)
Zip – from the Gerudo EP
A really pleasing bit of squelchy, deep house – #CHECKITOUT!!!!
Melodies International once again make my day by finally pressing up two cuts previously only available on Hanna’s 2004 CD release Exsquisite Style. For me, I Needed is the absolute highlight and a track I have been praying to get a vinyl release for a very long time, bliss!
Ross Brewer (Third Space)
gl00my X Sorsari
A cold, chilling soundscape coupled with sub shattering bassline’s, this track brings together two of Wave’s greats on one of the most forward thinking labels out of Scotland.
The Vernon Spring
The choice of my special guest Skinny Pelembe a couple of weeks ago and I can’t stop listening to it. The Vernon Spring is London based producer and composer Sam Beste, also a member of Hejira, and in this track he channels Prince in the most deep and beautiful way
Jim Lister (VERSION)
The Mauskovic Dance Band
Take The Money (Octopus Version)
Not due til December on vinyl but just released on Bandcamp in digital formats. , the first release since their amazing full length album on Soundway, TMDB return with a shared 7″ on Bongo Joe with Homo Sapiens. Take The Money is like sitting in a hot tub in an oasis in 1984, with electronica influences oozing through the roots of Cumbia and Afro, with some slide guitar for good measure. Blissfully spaced out and bouncy at the same time.
Matt (Rockit Soul)
Stay Close (Losoul Remix)
(Couldn’t Care More)
Clocking in at nearly eleven minutes long this covers a host of deep house emotions, driving yet deep, tense yet unrestrained. A spoken word sample sits aloft a nagging bassline with sweet organs stabs filling in the spaces, great artist meets great remixer.
Uj Pa Gaz
The title track from a new EP released on Duncan Gray’s fantastic Tici Taci label. Uj Pa Gaz (hailing from Albania I believe), bring us a loping Balearic groover packed with real instrumentation. Driven forward by an interplay of Afro-beat influenced distorted guitars, a tight-yet-loose snaking bassline, and pleasing Kalimba arpeggios – it meanderers along (in a good way). Lovely warm spacious production. Worth getting the whole EP.
Tim Walker (Love is the Message)
Mindless Sex Track
One of the highlights from this year’s Kompakt Total 19 (nineteen!) compilation. The excellent Justus Kohncke presents an electro tinged homage to Patrick Crowley.
Clara Suess (INTER-MISSION)
The Italian Heist Soundtrack
(Super Disco Edits)
This is everything you would want from a 70’s soundtrack, jazz with a subtle hint of funk from the best musicians in the business.
James (Vision On)
The Life Behind Things
Forever my go-to when I need a deep groove, Detroit Swindle returns to one of my favourite labels with a roller of a jacked-up, soulful organ-fuelled house delight ensuring I need no mittens to keep me warm this winter.
Kate Wildblood (The Wildblood and Queenie Show)
Carry On (Folamour G.O.A.T Edit)
The tune that soundtracked those early Shameless Hussies days (and a certain bongo playing queen) returns with a loving rework by Folamour and girl is it good. Keeping me strong whatever the storms outside may bring.
Queen Josephine (The Wildblood and Queenie Show)
See Thru Hands
Hot City (Ruf Dug Remix)
Talking Heads lost in Salford. Prince in a Berghaus. A band left in the middle of a world gone mad. Welcome to the world of SEE THRU HANDS. Enjoy!
With a November tour on the horizon and a new EP release, and reviews from a lot of big names, this is definitely the time to get behind Sick Joy. You know this is a band that’s on the radar of the indie alternative scene.
Black Feather (Black Feather)
Wish Our Party Would Last
I’m a bit obsessed with Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas Jr. – he’s filling a Prince-shaped hole in my life with his avante-garde funk. An incredible bass player (he has played with Prince and Sheila E) with shades of P-Funk and Junie Morrison. He’s released loads of new music recently – all available on BandCamp – including the album Living The Best And Worst Life At The Same Damn Time! last month. Check him out – he deserves to be huge!
Kerry Jean Lister