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In Session: Bambounou

We welcome an artist whose sound and style is more assured than ever

  • Funster
  • 16 February 2017
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The sub-label of Modeselektor's Monkeytown acted as a place where Bambounou could fully flex the spectrum of his sound. Numerous EPs explored slamming house with 'Onto This', grizzly techno with 'Take It Out On Me' and low-end bass rumblers in the form of 'Mass'. No style was left untouched and this is where we've seen Guindo really expand as an artist. Two LPs via 50 Weapons established that he was just as well versed at creating cuts for the club as his was assured, accomplished bodies of work that demanded attention.

As a DJ, he's one of the most passionate and energetic out there. Videos of him rolling out groove after groove at places like Concrete in Paris, Nuits Sonores Festival and Circo Loco at DC10 tell you that he's just as varied in his selections as he is his productions. Numerous Boiler Room appearances are crammed full of amazing, undiscovered gems and liberal genre jumps. His touring schedule as a result is unsurprisingly busy and he graces stages across Europe and the US all year round.

More recently, his productions have veered towards a more linear branch of techno, with his atmospheric remixes of 'Signs Of Change' acting as some of his first offerings of 2017. The emotion still courses through every track and he's also appearing on a Various Artists EP arriving via Tapion. In unmistakeable Bambounou fashion, the percussion is completely unique and bears his quintessential feverish sound. It's easy to spot one of his tracks yet never completely straight forward to understand just how he makes them.

As one of the most singular and promising talents on the circuit, Bambounou is still at the start of his journey and that says a lot considering what he's already accomplished. His In Session mix focuses on the deep, brooding side of what he does and it brings forward a sense of maturity and class, with tracks by Taapion Sound System, Phil Moffa and Yaleesa Hall lingering under your skin for hours after you've listened. At times menacing, at others beautiful, this mix is as complex as the artist who's recorded it.

Funster is Mixmag's Deputy Digital Editor, follow him on Twitter

YSC - Bound

Bambe - SIATC

Yaleesa hall - 0217 (Bambounou Remix)

Bambe - Menemele 000

Bambe - Dans Le Train Pour Aller à Genève

Coni & Bambounou - [No Title Yet]

Lizabett Russo - Warabe Uta わらべ唄 (Kaguya hime no monogatari)

Taapion Sound System - G.A.S.

Dark Bambe - The Upcoming Ascension of a Mountain Climber Coming Down

Phil Moffa - Alma Del Mundo

Pris - Proving Ground

James Ruskin - Unknown Destination

Yaleesa Hall - 4373 (Bambounou & Simo Cell’s Trance-Attitude-Mix)Yaleesa Hall - 4373 (Bambounou & Simo Cell’s Trance-Attitude-Mix)

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