Bonobo digs deep for an Essential Mix debut you should hear

Basking in the critical success of his most recent album The North Borders, Simon Green AKA Bonobo has been riding high well into 2014, following a massive 140-date tour and plans to headline the iconic Alexandra Palace in London in November. This past weekend was especially big for the UK producer, performing at Coachella Music Festival on the same evening as the airing of his debut Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1.

While Bonobo’s approach to the mix was to simply play out the “broader spectrum” of music he enjoys, one quick glance at the tracklist below is evidence enough of his seasoned selection skills. Soulful cuts from artists like Awanto 3, Dauwd, Cuthead, Jimpster and Romare sound out among deeper, broodier tracks from Mano Le Tough, Ten Walls and Throwing Snow. Aside from showing his home label Ninja Tune some love by highlighting music from label-mates Kelis and Illum Sphere, Green showcases some of his own work, including his remix of Maya Jane Coles’ Something in the Air. Check it out below.

Bonobo Essential Mix tracklist

01. Vangelis – Abraham’s Theme

02. Bonobo – Don’t Wait

03. Letherette – D&t (Dorian Concept Remix)

04. Dark Sky – Clear

05. Maya Jane Coles – Something In The Air (Bonobo Remix)

06. Catching Flies – Mama’s Wisdom

07. Mano Le Tough – Primitive People (Tale Of Us Remix)

08. Dauwd – Lydia

09. Cuthead – Maputo Jam

10. Maribou State – Moon Circles

11. Sharon Van Etten – We Are Fine (Tourist Remix)

12. Jimpster & Porchlight – Porchlight And Rocking Chairs (KiNK Remix)

13. Lorca – Naoko

14. Bonobo feat. Grey Reverend – First Fires (Maya Jane Coles Remix)

15. Jungle – Drops (Pedestrian Edit)

16. Werkha – Lapwing

17. Ten Walls – Requiem

18. Francis Bebey – Bissao (Pilooski Edit)

19. General Ludd – Woo Ha

20. Romare – Jimmy

21. William Arcane – Reflected

22. London Grammar – Hey Now (Bonobo Remix)

23. Taylor Mcferrin feat. Emily King – Decisions

24. Throwing Snow feat. Adda Kaleh – The Tempest

25. Kelis – Runnin’ (Machinedrum Remix)

26. Illum Sphere – Embryonic (Lone Remix)

27. Martyn – Glassbeadgames (Four Tet Dub)