Bonobo – First Fires – Tune Of The Week by @sibonobo

When The North Borders first dropped, I was instantly taken in by Bonobo’s lead single – Circus

Now that I’ve had some time to take the album in, one of the stand out records is “First Fire” featuring Grey Reverend. Now Bonobo has released the official music video for First Fire.

My favourite element of Bonobo’s First Fire is the slow, rolling bassline sidechained to a deep, mellow kick drum.

The North Borders is out now at

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Bonobo -Circus – Tune Of The Week by @sibonobo

To say that I’m a fan of Bonobo would be an understatement. This is my working music, my running music, my thinking music, my writing music. My music.

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Circus is taken off the album ‘North Borders’, the follow up to epic ‘Black Sands‘. After hearing ‘Circus’ for the first time, I immediately placed my pre-order for the album. Bonobo’s Circus follows up where ‘Eyes Down’ left off, but with some more pace in the drum line.

Bonobo Circus Music Video

Black Sands boasted an amazing ensemble cast and delivered the phenom that is ‘Eyes Down’ with Andreya Triana on vocals (also one of my Top Ten Songs From 2012). Looking at the colab list for North Borders, this promises to be another amazing album, featuring performances from Szjerdene, Erykah Badu and Grey Reverend.

North Borders is available to order at

Bonobo North Borders Cover Art