14.06.2020 Sunday Drive

Bantam Lions
More about this show
  • JAZZ
  • SOUL

Bantam Lions (known to family and friends as Mike) is a Merseyside-based producer exploring house, techno and experimental sounds.

Over the last 6 years, Bantam Lions has been busy to say the least! Not only has he released two EPs and an LP on Liverpool’s ‘Scenery Records’, his LP ‘Romantic Views’ came out on Dublin’s ‘East Wall Recordings’. Influenced by pretty much anything from the 60s era, Mike has also produced singles for Cleaning Tapes, Videogamemusic and Infinite Pleasure.

Not only has he appeared on Charlie Bones’ legendary ‘Do!! You!!!’ NTS breakfast show, he has also been featured on Benji B’s end of year mixtape. Most recently, he released a new two-track digital only EP in April. Titled ‘Can We Come Together?’, the incredibly catchy number was released on his own label ‘Bantam Lions Recordings’ and can be bought below.

Mike's back for a Sunday Drive, soundtracking your lockdown weekends with jazz, samba, house and Afrobeat. Part protest, part celebration, part angry, part hopeful…this month, Mike plays some tracks from his collection that feel appropriate for the current time.


Gene Harris – Prelude
Stanley Cowell – Equipoise
Nat Adderley – Biafra
Herbie Hancock – Succotash
DJ Shadow – In/Flux
Mandingo Griot Society with Don Cherry – Sounds from the Bush
Tony Allen – The Same Blood
Theo Parrish with Maurissa Rose – This is for You
Stevie Wonder – Black Man
Innerzone Orchestra – People Make The World Go Round