Review: With Pote's own releases on Black Gold helping the emerging pop star get picked up by Benji B's Deviation label - that culminated in 2018's Spiral, My Love - A Tenuous Tale Of Her will officially go down as the debut release for Bonobo's new OUTLIER imprint. Taking on a more immersive and atmospheric direction for his second full length, Pote, for the curious, plays with Moondog motifs in "Pretty Penny's Interlude" - next to some impressive post-IDM sounds featuring Congolese-Canadian vocalist Pierre Kwenders - while always keeping his Caribbean flair within earshot, no matter the genre he's bending; house, soul, new age synth, kuduro. Damon Albarn features on "Young Lies" thanks to a hook up with Gorillaz producer Remi Kabaka Jr, with other highlights amid Pote's vocal work including the house grooves of "Open Up", bassline trance of "Lows" to the stomping progressions of "Valley".
Review: What an incredible link up this one is as the king of crunch, known to the world as Bonobo, links up with T.E.E.D for a delightful two track experiment, doused in euphoric energy and production class throughout. We begin with 'Heartbreak', a summer-time breakbeat epic, perfect for the late-night BBQ setting as big room vocal leads sit atop of pulsating chord lines and super groovy breaks for a proper party-starting vibe. On the flip, '6000' alongside Outlier takes a slightly slower path, focussing primarily on acidic filtration and classy 4x4 drum beats, adding some real contrast to the A-side. This is a top quality link up to say the least and we can't wait to hear more from the two outfits in unison!