Albums

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Electro - To be released March 22, 2019 | !K7 Records

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House - Released March 15, 2019 | Bar 25 Music

Trance - Released March 13, 2019 | inHarmony Music

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Trance - Released March 8, 2019 | Selected

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Dance - Released March 8, 2019 | Cr2 Records

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Dance - Released August 9, 2017 | 5th Gear

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House - Released March 1, 2019 | Defected Records

Dance - Released February 27, 2019 | inHarmony Music

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House - Released February 28, 2019 | Gysnoize Recordings

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Electro - Released February 22, 2019 | Fabric Worldwide

While some artists are catapulted to the height of fame before falling to the bottom of the charts, Bonobo is one of those artists who progresses slowly but surely. Simon Green's popularity has been gradually increasing since his debut album on Tru Thoughts in 2000. His switch to Ninja Tunes marked a milestone in the indie electro scene, and his best-selling album in 2010 built a fanbase that every festival programmer could depend on. His last album - Migration (2017) - made him even more bankable by winning him a Grammy nomination. Needless to say, Fabric’s decision to entrust Bonobo with the first volume of Fabric presents is a bold statement. It marks the beginning of the London club’s new compilation series, taking over from the legendary Fabric and Fabriclive series which ended in 2018. By handing the reins over to an artist who’s not a regular at the club, the twenty-year-old institution is showing that they’re still looking to broaden their musical horizons. And even if Simon Green is more of a “concert performer” than a DJ, he is undoubtedly a brilliant connoisseur of electronic music, which he demonstrates here with a selection of current tracks, most of them coming from 2018. Bonobo has picked out artists such as Poté, a rising star in London's scene of electronic fusion with his driving percussion on Jacquot (Waters of Praslin), as well as the superb track Femenine by Olsen, a newcomer who signed his debut album last year on the New York label Mister Saturday Night. The mix is largely dominated by melodic house (the perfect accompaniment to a road trip along the coast) notably with Laurent Garnier’s brilliant remix of Rone's Mirapolis, and Flicker by Bonobo himself, who also drops the previously unreleased Ibrik, a mellow track that fuses breakbeat with Middle Eastern melodies. Resolutely modern, the Brit still plays some antique tracks, such as John Beltran's Collage Of Dreams (taken from his indispensable album Ten Days of Blue released in 1996 on Peacefrog) and Nia, one of the first tracks by the German duo Âme, taken from their 2nd EP, released in 2004 on Sonar Kollektiv. © Smaël Bouaici/Qobuz
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House - Released February 21, 2019 | Milano Records

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House - Released February 12, 2019 | Nixx Neues

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Dance - Released February 8, 2019 | Snork Enterprises

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House - Released February 8, 2019 | Sirup Music

Trance - Released February 6, 2019 | inHarmony Music

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Dance - Released February 7, 2019 | House Connection

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Electro - Released February 1, 2019 | !K7 Records

Leon Vynehall has always scoffed at being labeled a house DJ/producer, and his soul-searching 2018 full-length Nothing Is Still proved his ambitions as a composer rather than just a creator of banging club tracks. His installment of the long-running DJ-Kicks series, like several other volumes, is more of an eclectic set geared for home listening than a night out. It's the type of mix that will send certain listeners scouring the internet and used record stores for long-forgotten vinyl, potentially spending way too much money in the process. Even if it doesn't, it's guaranteed to expose you to several things you weren't aware of, even if you also possess DJ crates as deep as Vynehall's. The first half of the mix darts between several different styles and eras (funky Japanese pop/rock from Haruomi Hosono's early-'70s solo debut, early-'90s Brit soul from the Bygraves, '80s tape-mangled industrial noise from Bourbonese Qualk), and the segues generally keep the vibe going without making too much of a scene. Halfway through, the mix gets significantly more propulsive and beat-driven, with DJ Zozi's lo-fi house groover "Mellow Vibe" arriving like a burst of sunshine. Following a few '90s deep cuts (including a deep house gem from Crinan), there's a brief set of exclusives, culminating in the kinetic electro-techno of "Faxing Jupiter" by the wonderful Peach. Vynehall interrupts this mood to ramp things up a bit, with some pirate radio interference leading into some jungle (including a scorching rarity from Source Direct alias Mirage), IDM (the track from AFX's Hangable Auto Bulb with the sample of a guy asking a kid "Why do you hate mashed potatoes?"), and a relatively calm footwork track from Jana Rush. It all concludes with a nice, placid piano composition by Robert Haigh. Vynehall's DJ-Kicks plays like a set by adventurous college radio DJs eager to show off every record that's been exciting them lately. ~ Paul Simpson
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Drum & Bass - Released January 25, 2019 | Hospital Records

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