These are the big tracks and albums with the 1BTN massive going into October 2021. Spotify playlist at the bottom of the page.
Touch… Kiss… Dance… Be Free… is the message in this retro/modern slice of slo mo house. It’s got the laidback vocals, the pads, the groove. What more do you need?
Chris Coco (Melodica)
A Mountain Of One
Custards Last Stand (Dennis Bovell remixes)
The return of AMO1 with a new album is exciting enough but these mixes from Dub Legend Dennis Bovell, really are something else. His Vox version where he toasts over the top is stunning! Limited Japanese 10″ coming for the vinyl heads.
Murray Scott (UBIK)
Nightmares on Wax feat Haile Supreme and Shabaka Hutchings
Sublime teaser from NoW’s forthcoming 9th album Shout Out! To Freedom… on a Blood Orange meets Jan Garbarek in outer space tip
Jim Lister (Version)
Leaving this Planet (Laroye rework)
(If It Aint Jazz)
Awesome rework of the super rare Charles Earland track of the same name. Slightly but respectfully beefed up for the dance floor. Killer!
BIG RED AL (LATE NIGHT BIGNESS]
This consistently innovative album by 22 year old composer Nala Sinephro is a fantastic long listen journey and would sit nicely in your record pile next to Floating Points & Pharoah’s Promises LP. Her harp, guitar and modular synth compositions take us from cosmic spaciousness (with nice light touches from Shirley Tetteh on guitar) into wilder jazzier pastures with James Mollison (Ezra Collective) on sax and Eddie Hick (Sons of Kemet) providing the rhythmic muscle.
Ian Lawton (Trainspotters)
(Soul Circle Music)
Much needed uplifting and positive vibes from Chronixx.
Kris Venum (World a Reggae)
Playing With Fire
The first release from the Wrekin Havoc crew. Four killer edits of obscure tracks (three dancefloor chuggers plus one for those sunrise/sunset moments). All have been played on my show and any profits generated from the sales will be donated to charity via Prime Direct Distribution. Vinyl only release. Pre-order now.
Howler (Balearic Breakdown Breakfast Show)
Upper Cut Band feat. Horseman
Live and Love
The legend that is Horseman lends his vocals and heads up the Upper Cut Band so expect a heavy riddim from the start. One of the most talented MCs about with a wise heart and musical bones.
Catherine (Club Click)
On this specific track Lusk explains “When examining our life’s problems, we hastily assign blame – Our song Blame seeks to examine the construct of not only fault and shame, but take a deep dive into the world of addiction, and indulgence.” Lusk’s vocals falter between syrupy and woody, evocative and absolutely beautiful, echoing the sound of the piano whilst backed with romantic, dramatic strings. Unsurprisingly, a major force in the gospel scene of California, he has lent vocals to Gladys Knight and Diana Ross. I’ve loved everything Gabriels have put out so far.
The Sun Made For A Soft Landing (Mute)
As Mute put it… ‘the track is a gorgeous and dense multi-layered slice of electronica’. Haai doing what she does best – get on it!
Matthew E. White
The Spacebomb head honcho has finally fulfilled the promise of his 2012 debut release Big Inner. As always the production is excellent but now with songs and grooves to match and although never blessed with the sweetest singing voice he certainly owns it on this new album.
Senor Mick (Garden Of Earthly Delights)
Selling Of All, The Brain
Taken from Matisa’s forthcoming Peace Building EP on Moxie’s On Loop, Selling Of All, The Brain! brilliantly encapsulates the energy and emotion of the dance-floor and is a perfect combination of vintage acid house and present day sounds. Excited to hear more from Matisa!
Clara Suess (INTER-MISSION)
Glenn Fallows & Mark Treffel present
The Globeflower Masters Vol 1
The Globeflower Masters Vol. 1 takes its inspiration from classic soundtrack and cinematic composers such as Axelrod, Morricone, Gainsbourg, Jean-Claude Vannier and Piero Umiliani. Created during Summer 2020, this album is the product of a fruitful collaboration between Brighton-based musicians Glenn Fallows (The Impellers/Andres y Xavi) and Mark Treffel (Blue States/The Soul Steppers).These seasoned performing and recording artists have put their abundance of experience and skilful musicianship into effect with aplomb on this album.This is as accomplished a debut release as you will ever hear, and dare we say, a future classic in the making.
James (Vision On)
Endtroducing 25th Anniversary Reissue
What needs to be said about this album? A masterpiece from the master of sampling. The first album made entirely of samples and it still sounds as good today. In fact, even better due to a half speed remaster from Abbey Road. Essential.
Fans of jazz funk and afro will appreciate this cheeky little edit of Chick Corea’s track of the same name that makes it a lot friendlier for the dance floor than the outstanding, yet highly expressive, jazz fusion original.
Matt Rockit Soul
Kosmo Kint & Kapote
Taken from the upcoming Misbehave EP, Strangers is the result of a jamming session between Toy Tonics label head honcho Kapote and New York soul singer Kosmo Kint. A glorious slice of soulful house that’ll put a spring in your step and a twinkle in your eye…
Kerry Jean Lister (Feel Up)
Alix Perez Feat Liam Bailey
Moving On (Break Remix)
Break puts his magic touch on a already amazing track. Pure vibes.
Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters
Third collaboration between seasoned neo-prog-shoegazer Schnauss, who has been a member of Tangerine Dream since 2014, and Engineers guitarist Peters. Circular Time is a loopy trancey highlight.
Ian Lawton (Trainspotters)
Maximum Minimum (Ron Basejam remix)
(Higher Love Recordings)
Cosmic, synth laden, sci fi electro funk remix’s from the ever prolific Ron Basejam of Crazy P fame. In true staycation style, tracks based on fellow Nottingham residents the Attracktors, but shipped on Brighton’s and 1BTN’s very own Higher Love Recordings.
BIG RED AL (LATE NIGHT BIGNESS]