One To Watch: Bonobo

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posted by Aimee Whistler

With an illustrious career that spans over a decade, Brighton producer Simon Green aka Bonobo returns to his musical birthplace at Ninja Tune to release his thought provoking EP, Flashlight. After two years of touring his acclaimed 5th album ‘The North Borders’ Bonobo adds to his hugely impressive discography with this un-seasonal, 3 track EP available on 12” and download.

Bonobo’s non typifying sound can usually be categorised bouncing between the realms of trip hop and garage-inflected club beats, until now. Catching music admirers off guard with his interpretation of ethereal electronica, Flashlight’s infectious riffs, ocean-deep bass and siren-like synths are worlds apart from his iconic ‘Café Del Mar’ casual grooves. Rumoured to be a taster for a full-length release later in the year, Flashlight’s short but ambitious offering is a musical narrative, exploring the realms of contemporary electro, upbeat house and finishing with a more trademark subdued melody.