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Bonobo The North Borders

Top 20 Dance/Electronica Albums Of 2013 (10-6)

Continuing our countdown of the best full-length dance/electronica releases of 2013 (20-16 is here, 15-11 is here), here are numbers 10-6. 10) Thundercat – Apocalypse Much less of a chin-stroker than his Brainfeeder labelmates, singer-bassist Thundercat took in everything from melancholy-drenched electro soul (“Tenfold”) to 70s yacht-rock (“Without You”) to fully-fledged party funk (“Oh Sheit It’s X”) on a wondrously hook-laden second effort which proved he’d fully outgrown his mentor, […]

Bonobo Late Night Tales

Bonobo “Late Night Tales” – Album Review

Late Night Tales (2013)

Responsible for one of this year’s finest chillout albums, The North Borders, British producer Bonobo, aka Simon Green, would appear to be the ideal candidate to take on the 33rd installment of Late Night Tales, the compilation series which invites artists to show off their musical influences and curate the perfect after-hours mix. Unlike Royksopp’s soft-rock focused set earlier this year, the majority of the 21 tracks chosen are in […]


Bonobo “The North Borders” — Album Review

Ninja Tune (2013)

Randomly named after a Congolese chimpanzee, British producer Bonobo, aka Simon Green, has gradually become regarded as his homeland’s answer to the likes of Flying Lotus and Nosaj Thing thanks to four downtempo edge-of-the-dancefloor studio albums. Such is his status that he’s now able to call on the immense talent of Erykah Badu for his fifth effort, The North Borders. The eccentric Grammy Award winner is magically other-worldly as usual […]