Album artwork for Solid Steel Presents Bonobo: It Came From The Sea by Bonobo

solid steel continues it's purveyance of the art of the mixtape by asking brighton's bonobo to get working on those crossfaders like there's no tomorrow. simon green brings us the seventh in the series and it's time for the man to step and show us how he rocks it whilst out on dj duties across the world. the mix kicks off with the custom built and exclusive 'solid steel intro' before flinging us into the sublime 'sandcastles' by diesler on the brighton based tru thoughts label, the people that brought out the early bonobo releases. the slept-on gem 'exploration' follows from karminsky, heading into a slightly tinkered with version of 'pick up' by the man himself, before staying at the business end of the m23 with south coast soldiers flevans and black grass. every solid steel release hits a licensing wall now and again and ninja tune can't get the tracks they wanted. in this case the enigmatic solid steel players fill a gap. recorded in simon's home studio, these mystery men do a sterling job of 'les fingres'. by now the mood is well established - expertly chosen dusty breaks combined with funked up loops, syncopated horns and double bass cuts. the impossible to find and gorgeous 'hidden' by king seven precedes a new track from bonobo's forthcoming album. the next track is another exclusive and consists of a self-made, self-referring bonobo bootleg mashing together his 'change down' with 'the sugar rhyme'. the mix continues with the cheekily chopped and re-edited nova of 'marra bossa' and the pace doesn't really relent until nat adderley's spaced out star signs, bringing some jazz to the table. it's not long before things move off into the deeper stretched out and long legged grooves of 'i know a little cuban' and 'change is what we need' by the highly talented troubleman. the mix wraps up with the beautifully mellow end section led out by amon tobin and completed by savath and savalas' godlike 'paths in soft focus' and ninja's own super numeri, whose sixty year old harpist shows once again why he is the man.

Bonobo

Solid Steel Presents Bonobo: It Came From The Sea

Ninja Tune
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Album artwork for Solid Steel Presents Bonobo: It Came From The Sea by Bonobo
CD

$14.99

CD

Released 06/05/2009Catalogue Number

CD-ZEN-107

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Bonobo

Solid Steel Presents Bonobo: It Came From The Sea

Ninja Tune
Album artwork for Album artwork for Solid Steel Presents Bonobo: It Came From The Sea by Bonobo by Solid Steel Presents Bonobo: It Came From The Sea - Bonobo
Album artwork for Solid Steel Presents Bonobo: It Came From The Sea by Bonobo
CD

$14.99

CD

Released 06/05/2009Catalogue Number

CD-ZEN-107

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

solid steel continues it's purveyance of the art of the mixtape by asking brighton's bonobo to get working on those crossfaders like there's no tomorrow. simon green brings us the seventh in the series and it's time for the man to step and show us how he rocks it whilst out on dj duties across the world. the mix kicks off with the custom built and exclusive 'solid steel intro' before flinging us into the sublime 'sandcastles' by diesler on the brighton based tru thoughts label, the people that brought out the early bonobo releases. the slept-on gem 'exploration' follows from karminsky, heading into a slightly tinkered with version of 'pick up' by the man himself, before staying at the business end of the m23 with south coast soldiers flevans and black grass. every solid steel release hits a licensing wall now and again and ninja tune can't get the tracks they wanted. in this case the enigmatic solid steel players fill a gap. recorded in simon's home studio, these mystery men do a sterling job of 'les fingres'. by now the mood is well established - expertly chosen dusty breaks combined with funked up loops, syncopated horns and double bass cuts. the impossible to find and gorgeous 'hidden' by king seven precedes a new track from bonobo's forthcoming album. the next track is another exclusive and consists of a self-made, self-referring bonobo bootleg mashing together his 'change down' with 'the sugar rhyme'. the mix continues with the cheekily chopped and re-edited nova of 'marra bossa' and the pace doesn't really relent until nat adderley's spaced out star signs, bringing some jazz to the table. it's not long before things move off into the deeper stretched out and long legged grooves of 'i know a little cuban' and 'change is what we need' by the highly talented troubleman. the mix wraps up with the beautifully mellow end section led out by amon tobin and completed by savath and savalas' godlike 'paths in soft focus' and ninja's own super numeri, whose sixty year old harpist shows once again why he is the man.