Bonobo(aka Simon Green) has today shared another new preview of his forthcoming album Fragments (January 14th), this time featuring O’Flynn.
“Otomo” is a dynamic single and builds to one of the hardest and most hip-shaking grooves that Green has ever put on tape. O’Flynn co-produced the single, turning Green’s sample of a Bulgarian choir – called 100 Kaba-Gaidi – into a dramatic breakdown and beat drop.
Speaking on the tracks, Bonobo states: “‘Otomo’ began with a sample of a Bulgarian choir. Melodically it was working well but needed a dynamic shift. I asked my friend O’Fllynn for input. He sent it back with a dance floor ready drum section. It’s one of my favorites from the album. I’ve been playing it all year in my dj sets, there’s already a huge response and a feeling of immediate familiarity.”
Equally, O’Flynn says: “Simon messaged me last year with a track he was working on and asked for some feedback. I took a punt and asked for the stems to try some ideas on. The tune had this big choir sample and chords in – I went to work trying to contrast that choir with something much harder to try and change the context, using the choir and chords as this kind of relief to this big percussive 808 drop. Luckily Simon liked what I did and we developed the tune from there.”
Check out the track below.
‘Fragments’ is releasing January 14th and is available to pre-order here.