By Quentin Clearly
Artist Bonobo returns with new single “Linked.” The dance floor-ready new release from the LA-based producer (aka Simon Green) is an atmospheric slow-builder, perfectly tuned for festivals this summer.
It follows his curation of the inaugural “fabric Presents” compilation, which featured a new song “Ibrik,” and comes after the career-defining 2017 album Migration, which received two GRAMMY nominations and saw him headline festivals and sell out multiple global tours with an expanded live show.
“Linked” was released digitally and on 12″ vinyl this week, the striking artwork featuring Green’s own photography. It lands as he is in the midst of a string of high-profile DJ sets as part of his continuing ‘OUTLIER’ series, launched at iconic New York club Output, as well as playing and curating an array of nights and festivals on either side of the Atlantic.
This summer Bonobo Presents OUTLIER in select cities across North America, bringing with him some of the world’s most celebrated DJs to play out alongside him including TOKiMONSTA, DJ Harvey, Derrick Carter and Mall Grab among others, in individually picked and unique urban environments such as Denver’s Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum and Chicago’s Lakefront Green at Theater On The Lake.
He recently curated the Friday Printworks stage at Field Day, featuring the likes of Leon Vynehall, Actress and Kelly Lee Owens, as well as curating Day One at Nuits Sonores, and stages at Love Saves The Day and We Love Green festival, along with OUTLIER shows at De School, Amsterdam, Montreal and DJ dates in São Paulo and Santiago. Looking ahead, he’s due to curate further OUTLIER shows at OFFSonar and Dour Festival and to DJ at Melt Festival.
It’s the latest chapter in a DJ career that’s seen him play rapturously received sets at the likes of Sonar, fabric, and smartbar amongst many other places, while his two Boiler Room sets recorded in New York and London have exploded with millions of views each.
July 06: Bonobo presents Outlier The Green On The Lake, Chicago, US
July 10: Outlier @ Dour Festival, Dour, BE
July 13: Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, ES
July 18: Melt Festival, Leipzig, DE
July 21: Outlier @ OFFSonar, Barcelona, ES
August 02: Bonobo presents Outlier Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, Denver, US
August 03: Bonobo presents Outlier Midway Street Party, San Francisco, US
August 04: 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 05: Sonar, Mexico City, MX
October 19: Outlier @ ADE, Amsterdam, NL
November 08: Summit LA19, CA, US