Simon Green's upcoming mix brings together a diverse cast of artists, from Andrew Ashong to Nina Simone to Benedict Cumberbatch.
The Ninja Tune veteran says his mix ranges from "neo-classical to breaky things," with electronic producers like Floating Points, Airhead, Andrew Ashong and Lapalux featuring alongside Nina Simone, Matthew Bourne, Bill Evans and Dustin O’Halloran. There's also an exclusive spoken word piece called "Flat Of Angles Part 3" from well-known British actor Benedict Cumberbatch.
"The way I approached this mix was very different to how I would normally do a mix," says Bonobo, real name Simon Green. "I wasn’t thinking of it as a DJ mix so much as a selection. I've been familiar with the series for a long time, and I was conscious of that, but I really wanted to put together a curated selection. The criteria for choosing the songs was really music I’ve been playing at my house over the past 15-20 years."
Green follows the likes of Trentemøller, Bill Brewster and Air in mixing an edition of Late Night Tales, a series with a general focus on downtempo music. Get some insight into the sound of the mix by checking the six-minute sampler below:
01. Dustin O'Halloran - An Ending, A Beginning
02. Khruang Bin – A Calf Is Born In Winter
03. Bonobo - Get Thy Bearings (Exclusive Donovan cover version)
04. Dorando – Didn’t I
05. Nina Simone - Baltimore
06. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Flipside
07. Menahan Street Band - The Traitor
08. Andrew Ashong - Flowers
09. Romare -Down The Line
10. Shlohmo - Places
11. Lapalux - Gutter Glitter
12. The Invisible - Wing (Floating Points Mix)
13. Badbadnotgood - Hedron
14. Matthew Bourne - IIV. Juliet
15. Airhead - South Congress
16. Matthew Halsall - Sailing Out To Sea
17. Dorothy Ashby - Essence Of Sapphire
18. Peter And Kerry - One Thing
19. Eddi Front - Gigantic
20. Bill Evans - Peace Piece
21. Benedict Cumberbatch - Flat Of Angles Part 3 (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)
Late Night Tales will release Bonobo's Late Night Tales on November 17th, 2013.