Bonobo's New Single 'Linked' Is Deep, Dreamy & Dance Floor Ready

Neil Krug
Bonobo

Bonobo has been one of electronic music's most thoughtful and sophisticated artists for nearly two decades -- and the producer born Simon Green also knows how to light a dance floor on fire.   

This special dichotomy is encapaulsted on Bonobo's latest single "Linked," out Monday (July 1) via the always exceptional Ninja Tune. The song -- Bonobo's first release since the January single "Ibrik" -- is a gentle escalation into club-ready sonic rapture built on insistent but soothing beat patterns and delicate vocal flourishes. Consider it your day-to-night sonic segue all summer long.   

   

The track comes amid a summer/fall tour schedule that finds the LA-based artist delivering a series of his Outlier shows. Originated at Brooklyn's much-beloved and now shuttered club Output, Outlier features Bonobo and an all-star collection of co-bills including Tokimonsta, DJ Harvey, Derrick Carter, Mall Grab and more playing in hand-picked, singular urban settings including Denver's Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum and Chicago's Lakefront Green at Theater On The Lake.   

Listed to "Linked" and see Bonobo's upcoming tour dates below.   

Tour Dates
July 6: Bonobo presents Outlier The Green On The Lake, Chicago, US
July 10: Outlier @ Dour Festival, Dour, BE
July 13: Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, ES
July 18: Melt Festival, Leipzig, DE
July 21: Outlier @ OFFSonar, Barcelona, ES
August 2: Bonobo presents Outlier Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, Denver, US
August 3: Bonobo presents Outlier Midway Street Party, San Francisco, US
August 4: Shambhala Festival, British Columbia, CA
August 17: Bonobo presents Outlier Brooklyn Mirage, New York, US
August 23: Ravine, Atlanta, US
August 24: Deep Tropics Festival, Nashville, US
October 5: Sonar, Mexico City, MX
October 19: Outlier @ ADE, Amsterdam, NL
November 8: Summit LA19, CA, US