When celestial electronic virtuoso Bonobo isn’t busy scoring tracks for critically acclaimed shows like The Newsroom and House of Cards, the Los Angeles-based Englishman meticulously releases mind-bending gems transformative enough even for the most critical ears.
Fresh off his sixth studio album Migration released at the top of the year, Bonobo premiered his latest offering in the form of a new three-track EP titled Bambro Koyo Ganda, which includes both the original version of “Bambro Koyo Ganda,” also included on Migration, and an analog version of the record as well. While both renditions embody Bonobo’s staple tribal influences, the analog edit amplifies the song’s featured guests, Innov Gnawa, a Moroccan musical collective based in New York City.
Rounding out the project, new track “Samurai” serves as a quintessential Bonobo cut and its layered brilliance is sure to put listeners in a daydream. Check out all three tracks below:
It seems Bonobo celebrates Christmas in June because he also announced a new fall tour this year kicking off in Brooklyn on August 23 and concluding at Miami’s III Points Festival on October 13. Full dates and ticket information can be found on his website.