Hailing from the vibrant city of Cluj Napoca, Romania, GLU has been fascinated by music his entire life; it wasn’t long before this passion evolved into a full-time pursuit, the transition from listening to playing records coming naturally.
King Provider is a group recently set up by James Everitt and Ben Noble. James is a budding rapper with a love of Hip-Hop and Neo-Soul records and Ben is a musician and journalist who currently writes articles for – among other sources – the Brighton Argus. The idea behind King Provider is to record and film local unsigned musicians. Aware of the outstanding local talent that Brighton and Hove has at it’s disposal, the two music lovers felt the need to try and help get the word out and to help and assist in the promotion of the chosen musicians by helping to raise their profile. This idea has led to the radio show that they now host weekly on 1 Brighton fm. Each week King Provider will invite a musician or two to perform a live set in the Beat basement at the 1 Brighton fm studios. They will also be interviewed and invited to talk about their experiences of life as they try to pursue a career as an industry musician. Alongside the live performances both James and Ben will play a mix of music from their own collections, so you can expect a mix of modern Soul and Hip-Hop from James and a lesser-known mix-bag of oldies from Ben. King Provider state that Quality not genre is the name of the game. So, if you are hoping to hear great live music from up and coming artists and a carefully chosen mix of records to boot, then this show is for you.
Mick’s musical journey was through punk, Soul Clubs and into Acid House back in the 80’s. He started running clubs and DJ’ing soon after in London and the South East. He also got involved in a live band and played Bass in London Casual band, Accent https://youtu.be/q4Svbp7D_Ts Fast forward to 2000 and Mick created Hotel Pelirocco, which soon became the UK’S only rock n roll crash pad. Many well known rockers have stayed there such as Primal Scream, The Beastie Boys and the Scissor sisters to name but a few. Pelirocco Platters radio show started in 2011, reflecting the eclecticism of the Hotel, Mick has built up a loyal following in the UK and abroad. He has interviewed Don Letts, Adrian Sherwood, Gaye Advert, Capt Sensible and Django Django along the way. Pelirocco Platters has hosted gigs in Brighton and London for bands like Stone Foundation, Dirt Royal, IC1s, The Spitfires and the Ramonas, many of these are now touring extensively round the UK. Live lounge recordings will now be part of the show at 1 Brighton fm as well as the usual Eclectic music policy, interviews and chat.
MOLLY-POP! Aka Molly Malone (we look after your coats – I am The DJ Cloakroom!) started DJ’ing in London, Soho, with the WiseGuys and BronxDog at the Clinic in Gerrard street back when those crazy vinyl records were the only way of DJ’ing! She can been spotted dragging around a huge heavy record bag around Brighton every weekend. Current regular DJ sets are every Friday and Saturday nights at either the Black Lion, Bohemia Club or the Tempest Inn. Playing 4-6 hour sets Molly-Pop storms through a huge mix of genres, focusing on the beat! Playing long sets of 4-6 hours, she moves through many genres, staying in some genres for quite a while depending on how she reads the crowd. Heavily influenced by old Rhythm and Blues and 60s music as well as Funk and 90s Hip-Hop, Molly plays a truly eclectic mix! Expect anything from 50s/60s Rhythm and Blues, Latin, Boogaloo, Funk 45s, Psych, Northern Soul, Hiphop, Boom Bap, 90s Indie, 2000 Jiggy, bit more Hip-Hop, Disco, Electronic music from old Rave to Kitsune and Subtrkt. Often some new Soundcloud stuff made last week in a shed.
A longtime lover of reggae all his life, Legs or General Legsta first got into DJ’ing as a teenager, doing his apprenticeship in and around his home town of Brighton in the early 90’s. Legs has produced many radio shows over the years on stations such as festival and freedom FM.
Steve KIW is a long suffering pioneer of hitherto unknown musical forms and a genuinely nice chap. Sadly he is also beholden to paying the man for life’s essentials. Despite many demands on his time he has promised to find three hours a week to share his diverse and cheaply constructed record collection with the world. Each and every Thursday he will share recorded delights from all genres in an attempt to touch your heart. Steve KIW has been playing records across Brighton and the UK for over 25 years. He is one third of the hirsute tribe of record collectors and DJs known as Balearic Assassins Of Love.He plays records, and only records. He has no time for digital formats and knows that by declaring this he sounds like a hipster but he doesn’t care. He has been around longer than hipsters and will be around after they’ve had a shave and moved on. Steve has graced the decks at Norman Jay’s Good Times, the Balearic Social and countless other events across Europe. As well as holding down several local residencies playing all manner of musical styles Steve hosts covers nights and spends his days unearthing rarely heard gems to share with the discerning folk of Brighton. He is also the author of The Secret List guide to Brighton record shops.
Nick Carling is a lover of Funk, Soul, Disco & House of all shapes and sizes. He’s been DJing for 20 odd years and has been obsessed with records from an early age! He made his first ‘compilation tape’ aged 7, it spanned 9 C-90 cassettes and included every record he had! In later life he did a 10 year stint in London playing in all manor of unruly places before moving down to the Brighton area about 4 years ago for a drop of sea air! He can currently be found ‘bringing you a drop of the good stuff’ as the Fruitful Soundsystem with regular nights in Brighton & Lewes. He has also been known to devour beetroot … late at night ….. in a basement. He also runs the social enterprise ‘Fresh Track’ teaching, supporting & mentoring DJ’s with learning disabilities. The platform for those DJ’s is the club night ‘Kiss My Disco’ which takes place all over East Sussex and is open to everyone.
Steve grew up predominantly on Soul music. Whilst Dj’ing at a friend’s house party back in the mid-70’s he devised a method of playing continuous music (there were very few affordable mixers available back then). So, with a turntable at one end of the living room & a friend with another turntable at the opposite end playing as Steve finished, Steve discovered his love for mixing. During the late 70’s & early 80’s Steve traveled all over the country going to Funk & Northern Soul clubs. It was during this time that he began to seriously collect records. He then started his DJ’ing career at Brighton is Royal Escape club in the mid-80’s. Steve moved up to London shortly after where he was asked to host a Northern Soul night at The Wag Club. He moved to New York in 1987 & launched the first Acid House club night there called ‘Bonk’, him being the main resident DJ. He played at most of the premier House music venues in the city such as Mars, The Choice, Deep, Orange, Nells, MK & Morrisey. Some of these clubs contained elements of the original Richard Long sound system, made famous during the Paradise Garage days. The opportunity to use this set up was a privilege & an education. During this time Steve occasionally returned home to play at special events & clubs in the UK, such as the after party for Paul Smith’s exhibition at the Design Museum and the at the OXO Tower Wharf in London. Steve also played a set at Sterns in Worthing, the venue where Carl Cox had risen to fame. Steve was also one of the first DJs to play at Frankie Bones’ Storm raves underneath the Brooklyn Bridge back in the early 90’s. At the same time, Steve collaborated with then NY promoter Jaymz Nylon to produce a series of warehouse parties called ‘Mental’ They finally settled at a space called Tilt on Varrick and this then became the spiritual home of their club ‘NyLon’ Renowned as one of New York’s cutting edge House nights, NyLon also hosted special events such as the launch party for Strictly Rhythm Records. The DJ line up that night included Louis Vegas & Kenny Dope Gonzalez (MAW), Richard S, CJ Mackintosh along with their host, Steve McMahon. During this time, Steve was voted the most promising House DJ by International DJ magazine at the NY New Music Seminar of ’92, where he had played along side Graeme Park & Danny Tenaglia. Steve’s reputation grew and as he became more in demand, he was hired to play many special events in the States including the opening of the Burberry Store on West 57th St, several parties for Big Magazine, runway shows & studio presentations for New York Fashion Designer Marc Ecko. On top of this, Steve played at a private party hosted by Diane von Furstenberg at her house, culminating with the Vanity Fair post Oscars parties 02, 03 & 04 & Cannes Film Festival in 04. He returned to the UK in 2002 & continued to DJ special events such as a private party at James Dyson’s home, several events for Purple Public Relations’ clients (such as Donna Karen) in London and several private parties with Andrew Hale from the group Sade. At the same time, Steve was re-discovering his passion for Northern Soul. He produced several, local events with friends. A local radio station called Passion approached Steve to produce a 3hr weekly show called ‘Sunday Night Soul’, which ran for 6 months in ’05. He then went on to co-produce & DJ at the original Sussex Soul Club in Patching. This then lead to several guest appearances throughout the South Coast’s Soul clubs, including Paddy Shevlin’s Northern Soul events at The View in Hove. Steve then started the popular ‘Happy Soul Club’ parties in Brighton & Hove. Having spent several years working in publicity, Steve was recently asked to help promote Elaine Constantine’s film ‘Northern Soul’ & also played at the after party. Currently Steve is DJ’ing at the ‘Inappropriate Handclap’ parties in Worthing & ‘Upstairs Soul’ nights at the club Seventy6 in Hove with Bob Smith.
Burnt Toast breakfast show consists of two stalwarts of the scene, introducing; Blackbeltjonez: An avid vinyl collector for 20 years with a penchant for dirty funk, clean underwear & East-Coast Hip Hop. Having literally slept on a bed of vinyl for a year, he’s had to downsize the collection to a more manageable quantity and is happy to be able to locate lost hip hop gems that were previously lost in Abba sleeves. When he’s not doing the Burnt Toast Breakfast Show he can be found cleaning windows with a dangerously long pole, drinking the finest of teas, DJing in numerous pubs and recording the Strictly Business Radio Show on another Brighton station. After experimenting with a variety of ways to execute each show it seems a 50/50 split of careful planning with careless spontaneity works best, giving more of a live appeal much in the way a DJ set would (but without the technical wizardry of decent scratching & seamless mixing). Wyndham Earl: Wyndham Earl is the pseudonym of Brighton resident Andrew Wilkins for his various musical endeavors which currently include Music Production and composition, playing instruments, DJing and also selling rare vintage records on the internet, specialising in obscure Library, Funk, Psych and other 60s and 70s music! He cut his teeth working in Brightons Rareking Records and is an avid record digger with a penchant for foreign exotic funky oddities and a keen ear for uncovering obscure grooves. As a musician, in the past he has played with a lot of different bands covering a wide spectrum of musical genres from Hip Hop, Funk, Jazz, Electronica, Rock and Folk and his musical tastes reflect that with the selection he brings to 1BrightonFM. His past musical collaborations include working with Bonobo, Alice Russell, Rough Fields, My Little Problem, Dr Syntax, TM Juke and others.An avid vinyl collector for 20 years with a penchant for dirty funk, clean underwear & East-Coast Hip Hop. Having literally slept on a bed of vinyl for a year, he’s had to downsize the collection to a more manageable quantity and is happy to be able to locate lost hip hop gems that were previously lost in Abba sleeves. Burnt Toast Breakfast Show has no master-plan, just a desire to provide listeners with the opportunity to scrape the morning muck from their eyes whilst listening to a mix of genres & styles that many radio shows are either unable or unwilling to embrace. It’s not rocket science but it keeps host Blackbeltjonez relatively sane & encourages him to continue to dig for vinyl nuggets of soul, funk, hip hop, beats & oddities to keep things nice & lively…
Brighton’s newest venture Patterns continues with a still beloved site’s longstanding musical heritage, ushering in a new era with a refreshed approach. Having held the esteemed likes of Gilles Peterson, DVS1, Call Super and Jeremy Underground already, our launch season continues on sturdy footing with appearances from Floating Points, Jacques Greene, Dego, Jon K, Marquis Hawkes, J Rocc and much more still to come. One of our visions as a movement was to get fully intertwined with the local scene in as many ways as tangibly possible. So it seems an exclusive tie up with the cities ever expanding radio station 1 Brighton FM, was an opportunity we just couldn’t let slip our sights. For our show we put forward our favorite promoters, residents, guest DJs and all kind of characters involved in the venue. Serving up a weekly ration of reverberations to show you how we get down and to tempt the more curious folk into coming down and checking us out. Every Friday 8-10pm, pre-rave warm up business.
Sunday morning is the perfect time for reflection of the the night before, a time usually surrounded by fogged memories, a few hours sleep, sometimes unpleasant physical sensations occurring in your body, feelings of guilt, pain and pleasure all competing for your attention as rise into the conscious state, well it is if you are like me, the remedy….Music! Every other Sunday on 1BrightonFM I host the Warm Sounds show, a musical meandering that leaves the 4/4 at the door and lets the easier sounds of my music collection that encompasses everything from african vibes, down tempo grooves, soul, car boot pop, folk and subtle electronica to ease your morning in while you settle down with a cuppa tea and recharge your soul. I have been playing music in Brighton across many venues since I moved here in 2008. I also co-host the monthly Kinfolk show with Easy Jim and Soft Rocks on a Friday that coincides with our Kinfolk party nights that we have been running over the last few years in Brighton town. If I am not playing records, I am playing instruments, my sporadic music productions of leftfield dance music under the alias of Kalidasa, over the last few years has spawned some dark disco sounds that has garnered support from the likes of Ivan Smagghe, Mugwump, Andrew Weatherall, Sean Johnson to name a few.
Originally from Manchester, Ty started out as just an avid collector firstly finding his feet as a kid in the 80’s before discovering house and early rave to hip hop and funk and so on and so on. Music has given him the opportunity to play at various venues and festivals across the UK and the odd spot on pirate radio! Before the disco revival, his love of disco led him to setting up and promoting the absurdly named and popular night Disco Magico Sexy Sexy Bang Bang! He’ll be at the 1Brighton studio every fortnight to play musical gems from every era. Asked what he plays, expect anything from afrobeat to house, funk to lift muzak with the odd pop gem thrown in. Every now and then, there will be specialist shows focusing on a particular genre, label or artist and then guest mixes from anyone he can pester enough to do one.
KME – Flashlight: Boogie Funk Central What begins with F and end with K? No, not that… FUNK! Flashlight is here to take you on a voyage through a forgotten era of thumping bass lines, outta space synths and neck-snapping handclaps. Focusing on an often, overlooked style of music, Flashlight aims to bring light to the Funkdafied sound of the 80s and its Californian cousin, G-funk. If one style of music could raise the dead, it would have to be this. DJ and producer Kirollus (Kyril for short) aka KME grew up listening to West Coast Gangsta Rap but it wasn’t until the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas soundtrack exposed him to golden age Hip-Hop that a real love for music had started to form. This inevitably led him to discover the Funk and Soul records that had been sampled in the past. Moving up through the years, he finally found his true musical calling, which lies in the synthesized sound of the post-Disco style known as Boogie. Flashlight is where you’ll hear Kyril share his latest vinyl finds, and most beloved records from the past, present and future. Expect to hear an eclectic mix of the very best in modern Funk, Boogie, Disco, 80s Soul, Electro and G-Funk.