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Introducing – Bonzai


Annie Mac has curated a lineup that reaches into various corners of electronic music for her All Day Raves series of events. One of those artists is Bonzai, a female vocalist from Dublin who reminds us a little of Jessie Ware with more of a UK carnival feel. “Just need me a beat and a bass” is one of the lines in this riddim below, and you can just imagine Bonzai improvising to this beat in the studio. The sound is raw, bassy and arranges a whole selection of sounds beautifully.

With searching synths, sonar-like snares, and a gully flute this one even has touches of an eski bassline towards the end. All covered over with a tribal slur and a workmanlike kickdrum…

Bonzai plays Tobacco Dock on October 1st