Friday, February 25, 2011

Bonobo - Days to Come

Have you ever thought about what might be the perfect music for relaxing, inside or outside, with your friends or alone for yourself? Well there exists a genre that is dedicated to mellow sounds and relaxing and it's called Trip-Hop!

One of the most well-known producers of this genre is Bonobo. You'll recognize Trip-Hop (also called Downtempo or just plain Chillout) by it's slow, hiphop-influenced beats and the use of various instruments like bass, synths and guitars. The BPM (beats per minute) is rather low and sometimes vocals are used to enchance the mood. Especially female vocals fit really good to achieve this experience for the listener.

Bonobo himself definitely belongs to the more up-beat, happy artists in Trip-Hop. The whole genre was developed in Britain by more moody, dark artists like Portishead, Massive Attack or Tricky. "Days to Come" is my favorite album from Bonobo, his new one is worth checking out too!

Listen to this if you know and enjoy: RJD2, Blockhead, Thievery Corporation, Morcheeba, Tricky, Hooverphonic


Here's a song from the album, hope you enjoy it (one of the tracks with vocals on it, not every track on the album is instrumental):


42 comments:

  1. Bonobo - Flutter is pure awesome

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  2. just saw blockhead in concert not too long ago. love this genre...bonobo is fantastic. I'll have to check out some of the other artists you listed, thanks.

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  3. Actually will listen. Seems pretty good.

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  4. Such great tunes.

    Thank you for sharing these with the world ;)

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  5. Awesome song, thanks for sharing.

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  6. I enjoy this, I didn't know chillout was also called triphop. Today I learned something new

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  7. Really enjoyable. I'll search for something similar

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  8. ah nice one i like this, cheers!

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  9. Wow...that is new to me. I will have to check this out next time I am relaxing to some music. Thanks!

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  10. Loads of bonobo on spotify. chilled to the max. Gonna litsen while i write some poetry. Beautiful

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  11. Interesting, I'm a fan of psychedelic rock. Not a huge fan of hip-hop but I did enjoy the song in the video.

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  12. the vocalist is trying too hard to sound like beth gibbons

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  13. great tunes man! sweet blog. Following and supporting!

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  14. This is exactly the kind of music I need while studying. Downloading 'black sands' by bonobo now. Thanks for introducing me to a new genre!

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  15. Nice, I really like this actually. Thanks for giving me something pleasant to listen to.

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  16. Trip Hop is awesome. My favorite genre.

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  17. Very relaxing tune, I loved it^^

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  18. sweet more tunes for my iphone. thanks for the sweet finds.

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  19. Since my comment yesterday i have had this on repeat. Beautiful

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  20. Oh man, it felt like my ears just got a massage.. with a happy ending.

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  21. wondering what would it happend to listen to this stoned haha

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  22. nice post and really good blog

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  23. More people need to listen to this great genre.

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  24. great music, thanks for the suggestion

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  25. Great chill out music. I must say that in my own taste, Thievery Corporation is better for chill out :P

    Put them as the main topic of a blog ;)

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  26. I find myself listening to chill out more often than not lately, and this was a really good track thanks for sharing!

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  27. Ill make sure to check it out mate!

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  28. Chill music is the best! Nice post!

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  29. black sands is absolutely amazing esp stay the same (never get sick of it!), and recurring is my fave track from days to come

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