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Marcos Resende & Index – Reissue pressure for Far Out Recordings

Beyond their highly sought after 1978 album Festa Para Um Novo Rei¬ – home to the mystical jazz-funk classic ‘Vidigal’ and released on Philips’ iconic Musica Popular Brasileira Contemporanea series (MPBC) – little is known about Marcos Resende & Index, even to aficionados of obscure Brazilian music. Far Out Recordings … read more

Musicians Touring Response

When you listen to 1BTN you are often listening to musicians playing the work of musicians. We have dozens of musicians on our roster, whose jobs are to play music, make music, teach music and, invariably, they try and sell music in order to make more music. They learn a … read more

JD73’s ElecTrio – Brand New Music To Atjazz Records

Martin ‘Atjazz’ Iveson’s ‘Atjazz Record Company’ are to release JD73’s ElecTrio and their new record ‘Pyramid’ Dan Goldman (aka JD73) is an internationally renowned and respected producer, keyboardist, journalist, and Rhodes piano player/technician. Dan hails from Leeds in the UK (where he still lives) and started playing acoustic piano aged … read more

1BTN PRESENTS CARNIVAL OF THE COLD MOON

The Cold Moon As with many full moons, The Cold Moon gets his name from Native American Tribes, which used moons as ways to track seasons. The Cold Moon is a Mohawk name that reflects the type of chilly weather typical in December. The Cold Moon will be visble between … read more

MATTHEW HALSAL INTERVIEW

1BTN Spoke to the Manchester based trumpet player and composer whose Salute to the Sun album is one of the station’s top ten albums of the year.  (Pic: Emily Dennison)   So, how are you doing, how’s it been, locked down?   It’s same old in Manchester. We’ve been in … read more

1BTN BEST OF 2020 CHARTS

It would be no understatement to say that 2020 was, by and large, a bit shit, especially for jobbing musicians, live music venues, clubs, and music festivals. On the upside, bedroom producers found themselves with a lot of time on their hands, online music events and performances were abundant and … read more

DOC’N’ROLL FILM PREMIERES

Like all creative arts events Doc’n’Roll film festival suffered the effects of COVID in 2020, but still managed to operate a brilliant curated online programme. 1BTN did a lengthy interview with Director Colm Forde before lockdown hit and all their cinema premieres were cancelled, and so it never ran. But, … read more

The Art Of The Reissue

Unearthing audio gold with reissue label Pressure Makes Diamonds The art of the reissue is a difficult one to grasp. There was a time not so long ago that any serious collector cocked their nose in the air at the thought of buying a cheaper reissue over the original; yes, … read more

Eparapo – Black Lives Matter / Who Invented Black And White?

Wah Wah 45s are proud to present Eparapo Eparapo is something of an Afrobeat supergroup that came together during the unprecedented events of this year. Despite being a project born from the privations of lockdown, their music is ultimately an expression of hope, resilience & resurgence. Having spent the majority … read more