Thanks to those who have bought merch or treated me to a 'pint', we are starting to broadcast beyond the UK. If you can't hear us... please use the links at the bottom of the page - perhaps a VPN might help?


Please consider buying / downloading music from the bands we play. It is free to listen, but not free for me to broadcast. If you are able to spot me the price of a pint or a coffee then that will go towards affording licences to broadcast further afield and buy even more music. Please do not feel obliged to - the point of this station is to champion the ska and Northern Soul scene. But if you can... KTF 

Our Top 10 Songs last week

Mr P

Boss Selecter

A quick update good people. We have been quiet on the airwaves over the last couple of months due to sourcing a new provider (found one! Looks great, increased storage and zero emission company) sorting licenses for more territories around the world. We are 90% of what we need to do complete.

Thank you to you generous humans who have already donated. We are a third of the way to our target already.

In order to bring you the best service we can we are asking (if you are able to) to spot us a quid or two to help us. If each member donated just £1 we would be funded for this year and beyond!

Button Down Radio has been championing ska and Northern Soul since 2016. We try our hardest to promote new and unsigned bands and spread the message of ska as far as we can. Since the demise of Radionomy, we have been responsible for the broadcasting licence fees which aren't cheap. We would never expect anyone to pay to listen to our service, but these fees are now limiting our ability to broadcast and how much new music can buy. Last year cost over a thousand pounds to broadcast and there's only little old me, a hard working teacher with a passion for that off beat riddim.

First of all, we would prefer you spent your money buying albums from the bands we play and going to their gigs (when we are allowed to again) and buying their merch. However, if you have listened in the past and would like to hear your favourite music again. Please consider, if you are able to, donating a pound or two so that artists can benefit from licensing fees.

Every little would help towards furthering the ska scene.Thank you for taking the time to read all this and we appreciate anything the you can give - no matter how small.


Mr P

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We are proud to support the Specialized project. The Specialized Project supports The Teenage Cancer Trust, National Foundation for Youth Music and Tonic Music for Mental Health. Please click on the link (to the left) and donate.      *This will take you to an external site.

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Ska and Northern Soul 24 / 7 - All music - no chat 

(Please note - all timings are UK time give or take 10 mins)

Mon - Friday

00:00 - 23:59 Button Down Mix - an ecclectic mix of 2Tone, Ska, Rocksteady, Northern Soul, Blue Beat and Ska-Core 
Each day has a slightly different theme:

Madness Monday - A few extra tracks by our beloved Nutty Boys

2-Tone Tuesday - Bonus 2-Tone material

Midweek Mayhem - our finest Button Down Mix

Throwback Thursday - an increase in the amount of Trad Ska

Friday Freshness - a few more newer sounds than normal with new artists


00:00 - 07:00 Button Down Mix
07:00 - 09:00 BOSS - Button Down Old School Ska

Trad ska - classic tunes from Big Shot, Trojan, Treasure Isle etc
09:00 - 9:30 2Tone studio classics
09:30 - 13:30 Ska from All eras
13:30 - 14:00 2Tone classics
14:00 - 15:30 Ska from All eras

15:30 - 16:00 Featured This Week
16:00 - 17:00 BOSS - Button Down Old School Ska
17:00 - 18:00 New Sounds
18:00 - 20:00 Ska from all eras

20:00 - 21:00 Ultimate Ska and Northern Soul
21:00 - 00:00 Ska from All eras


00:00 - 08:00 Button Down Mix
08:00 - 10:00 Trad ska - classics from Big Shot, Trojan, Treasue Isle etc

10:00 - 10:30 Post 2 Tone Ska

10:30 - 11:00 2 Tone

11:00 - 11:30 2 Tone Covered

11:30 - 12:00 Featured This Week
12:00 - 15:00 Ska from All eras

15:00 - 16:00 New Sounds
16:00 - 18:00 SKA vs NORTHERN SOUL
18:00 - 20:00 Trad Ska - classics from Big Shot, Trojan, Treasue Isle etc

20:00 - 21:00 Ultimate Ska and Northern Soul
21:00 - 05:00 Button Down Mix

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