Bonobo – Eyesdown review

Bonobo – Eyesdown review

Artist: Bonobo
Title: Eyesdown
Label: Ninja Tune
Genre: Broken Beat/Nu Jazz, Deep House
Format: 12″, Digital
Buy From: Juno Records, Juno Download

The superb Ninja Tune imprint stumps up a remix package of Bonobo’s “Eyesdown”, taken from the British producer’s latest studio album due out at the end of the month. The single features a vocal collaboration with Andreya Triana, who has also worked with Flying Lotus and Mr Scruff. Bonobo (real name Simon Green) has returned the favour, taking up production duties on Triana’s debut album, due out at the end of the summer.

“Eyesdown” maintains a gentle yet insistent broken beat, but this merely forms a backdrop to Triana’s immense vocal talents, with Green wisely choosing to keep his production clean and uncluttered.

The Floating Points remix gently meanders and undulates as only a Floating Points remix can. Young Samuel Shepherd really can do no wrong at the moment, with his new two tracker on Egloabout to drop and a wonderfully epic remix of Four Tet getting the adulation it deserves.

However, pick of the bunch has to be the Appleblim and Komonazmuk rework, which chugs along with a warm afterhours deep house groove – quite the opposite to their upcoming 90s garage-themed rework of MyMy’s “Price Tag”, and wildy different from their more dubsteppy efforts in recent years. Warrior One chips in with a driving yet restrained drum and bass rework, very much in keeping with the tone of the original. A quality release from start to finish.

Review: Aaron Coultate

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