May 23, 2013

Video: Bonobo - "First Fires" ft. Grey Reverend

This is kind of a left field post for us, but there is something very experimental and still hop hop-ish about Simon Green’s fifth album as Bonobo. His single "First Fires" is an ode to lost love that you rarely hear in hip hop anymore, but seems buried in the synth and moody work of fellow producers like Clams Casino and Flying Lotus. The track features Cinematic Orchestra affiliate Grey Reverend and weaves in a very Portishead vibe that resonates with the more chill crowd in hip hop. Check it out and learn something about some of hip hops darker corners of music production.

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