Bonobo Follows 'Migration' with Eclectic New EP

'Bambro Koyo Ganda' takes its title track from the producer's sixth studio album and features two brand new tracks.

by Alexander Iadarola
Jun 5 2017, 5:08pm

Photo courtesy of the artist.

Ninja Tune producer Bonobo shared a new three-track EP today featuring two previously unreleased tracks. Bambro Koyo Ganda takes its title track from his sixth studio album, Migration, and also features an alternate "Analog Version" of the LP cut and a graceful new song called "Samurai."

The original mix of "Bambro Koyo Ganda" features NYC-via-Morocco band Innov Gnawa, and this new version highlights their contribution to the track, stripping back Bonobo's synths in order to give their groove more room to breathe. "Samurai" meanwhile pairs melancholic melodies with a rolling UK garage shuffle, elaborating the mood with an almost orchestral arrangement of strings, synth pads, and arpeggios.

The artist, a.k.a. Simon Green, also announced an upcoming North American Fall tour, beginning in Brooklyn on August 23 and closing out in Miami on October 13.

He explained that Migration is about how bittersweet it is to live abroad in a candid interview with THUMP earlier this year.

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