Barakas - Stabilo Bossa
Barakas - Stabilo Bossa
(12") Tru Thoughts TRUEP132, 2007-08-06
A1. Stabilo Bossa
myspace.com/sibarakas (listen there)
Press Release :
Simon's development as an artist was kick-started through Tru-Thoughts in the late 90's when he, as a Brighton local DJ, was heavily involved with the Brighton music scene, was discovered by Robert Luis (label co-owner, artist) and nurtured into the phenomenal act, which is Bonobo. Bonobo's debut album on Tru-Thoughts, Animal Magic, immediately received a huge cult following and even until this day is a landmark album in the development of the 'chill out' scene that became so predominant in the early 21st century.
Bonobo became a household name and since this first release his musical prowess and maestro production skills have evolved and developed across a huge array of musical influences and developments. From his more atmospheric, calmed mellow offerings to a shift into rhythmic intricacies and organic melodies / instrumentation that led to the formation of his live band set for touring last year.
In the same vein his DJ sets have risen and developed into an eclectically impressive mix of the calm, melodic influences of old into deep jazz, hip-hop, drum n bass, break beat, funk and soul. It is this development in his DJ sets which led onto the birth of Nairobi & Barakas (pseudonyms / evil twin alter egos of Robert Luis & Bonobo) that were created as a dance floor side project to produce tracks for their live sets. Following an incredible reaction (including and inundation of requests for these tracks they were released through Tru-Thoughts and now Simon Green, following on from his alter ego's success, is continuing to knock out some, as he describes it, 'dance floor wobbly goodness' under his Mr. Hyde like identity Barakas. Two brand new tracks that will be rocking dance floors everywhere under the titles of Stabilo Bossa and Kes are set for release 6th August on Tru-Thoughts and are already electrifying audiences into a hyped craze around the country.
Here are some reactins from Simon Greens previous releases...
Wax album of the month (july 2000)
"With Animal Magic, Bonobo taes hir rightful place alongside Mr Scruff's, Pork Lemon Jelly, Blue States and Andy Votel's of this world" - Steve Nicholls
DJ Magazine (july 2000)
"Superbly funky beats, warm bass, scrumptious string and horn melodies, woven into delightful sonic tapestries through Greens vibrant production... this is chill out music with balls, without cliché insight and touched with a little bit of magic" - Tim Irwin
IDJ (july 2000)
"Animal Magic is far more than your average down tempo affair... to select a favorite won't do justice to this road movie, which rumbles from Brighton to Mars, stopping in Twin Peaks for coffee" - Ian Merchant
The Observer (july 2000)
"Anyone in search of the ultimate summer chill-out album should buy this debut" - Neil Spencer