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 NOW 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.
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