Not sure about the name of Bonobo’s latest single but it’s well worth a listen. It made an appearance in Bonobo’s September 2013 Boiler room set and finally sees a release today, some 14 months later. Hopefully the slack release schedule means he is too busy writing his next album.
Good to see Bonobo pumping out DJ mixes every now and again between his album tours. If you get the chance to see Simon Green and his band play live then do it! This mix consists of lots of bouncy melodic goodness and is full of great tracks from the summer of 2014.
When some faraway species reads stories to their youth about the history of mankind, the section on “Greatest Minds In Electronic Music History” will surely have a hefty chapter on Simon Green, better known to the world as Bonobo. For over a decade, Green has been capturing our membranes with his brilliantly architected brand of downtempo organic rhythms, swaying in the winds between beat-centric trip-hop, lush heavy basslines, and beautifully structured layers of live instrumentation.
The freshest Essential mix from one of my favourite artists is now available to download and listen to on Soundcloud. You can also catch up on BBC iPlayer for the next few days. Enjoy…
‘Simon Green, aka Bonobo, is a British producer and DJ signed to Ninja Tune. He’s also a prolific live artist, playing 140 sold out shows last year and, as a result, making it into the Top 20 Live Acts on Resident Advisor. His Essential Mix features remixes for Maya Jane Coles and London Grammar, as well new music from Machinedrum and Martyn.
01 Vangelis – Abraham’s Theme [POLYDOR]
02 Bonobo – Don’t Wait [NINJA]
03 Letherette – D&t (Dorian Concept Remix) [NINJA]
04 Dark Sky – Clear
05 Maya Jane Coles – Something In The Air (Bonobo Remix) [HYPERCOLOUR]
06 Catching Flies – Mama’s Wisdom
07 Mano Le Tough – Primative People (Tale Of Us Remix) [PERMANENT VACATION]
08 Dauwd – Lydia [KOMPAKT]
09 Cuthead – Maputo Jam [UNCANNY VALLEY]
10 Maribou State – Moon Circles [SOUTHERN FRIED]
11 Sharon Van Etten – We Are Fine (Tourist Remix)
12 Jimpster & Porchlight – Porchlight And Rocking Chairs (KiNK Remix) [FREERANGE]
13 Lorca – Naoko [NAKED NAKED]
14 Bonobo feat. Grey Reverend – First Fires (Maya Jane Coles Remix) [NINJA]
15 Jungle – Drops (Pedestrian Edit)
16 Werkha – Lapwing [TRU THOUGHTS]
17 Ten Walls – Requiem [LIFE & DEATH]
18 Francis Bebey – Bissao (Pilooski Edit) [BORN BAD]
19 General Ludd – Woo Ha [MISTER SATURDAY NIGHT]
20 Romare – Jimmy
21 William Arcane – Reflected [PICTURES]
22 London Grammar – Hey Now (Bonobo Remix) [MINISTRY OF SOUND]
23 Taylor Mcferrin feat. Emily King – Decisions [BRAINFEEDER]
24 Throwing Snow feat. Adda Kaleh – The Tempest [HOUNDSTOOTH]
25 Kelis – Runnin’ (Machinedrum Remix) [NINJA]
26 Illum Sphere – Embryonic (Lone Remix) [NINJA]
27 Martyn – Glassbeadgames (Four Tet Dub) [NINJA]
Bobobo’s North Borders album is probably my favourite album from last year and it is great to see him finding time to put gems like this out during a crazy world tour.
GREEN: There’s nobody there telling me when to stop, so often, I end up adding a bunch more elements to the track after I originally thought it was done. I often have an idea and it starts splintering off into a whole lot of directions; I’m interested in exploring every single one of them. So sometimes I end up building two tracks from an initial idea instead of trying to stick them both together.
Source: Interview Magazine
Whilst on the prowl for a DJ set last night I came across a mix Sasha did for BBC’s 6 music. There’s a few exclusives on there including a couple of tracks that didn’t make it onto Involv3r, Sasha’s latest mix compilation. I think he is a bit pissed that they got overlooked. Well worth a listen, let me know what tracks stand out for you.
Sasha: I fucking hate it at the moment. I can’t listen to it right now. I’m always like that at the end of my records. I’ll leave it two or three months before I listen to it.
Sasha’s reaction to his latest Involv3r comp. Read the full interview on Point Blank.
01. How To Dress Well – Suicide Dream 2 (Holy Other Effervescent Mix)
02. The Naked & Famous – The Sun
03. Home Video – Every Love That Ever Was (Unreleased Sasha Involv 04. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Tapes & Money (John Talabot Ritual Construction)
05. James Welsh – The Way
06. Matthew Dekay & Lee Burridge – Holding On
07. Isolee – Allowance
09. Le Carousel – Love Your Love (Andrew Weatherall Mix)
10. DIY – Keep Shelly In Athens
11. John Talabot feat Pional – So Will Be Now
12. Bicep & Ejeca – You
13. Jack Dixon & Rick Grant – Muted
14. Bonobo feat Andreya Triana – Eyesdown (Unreleased Sasha Invol 15. Dominik Eulberg – Daten-Übertragungs-Küsschen (Sistema Remix)
16. Jess Mills – Pixelated People (Unreleased Hal Incandenza Remix)
17. Agoria feat Scalde – Dust (Rocco Vision Mix)
18. Dominik Eulberg – Offenbach
19. Hurts – Miracle (ThermalBear 80s ReRub)