Heartbreak sees Simon Green, aka Bonobo, team up with fellow producer Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs to deliver a dancefloor-driven 12” that builds on some of the foundations of electronic music.
The track is a tribute to the disco scene in New York City of the ’70s and ’80s, centred around a vocal sample from the ‘83 disco anthem Weekend by Class Action.
The two producers have been friends since 2015, regularly playing gigs together and collaborating behind the scenes.
“Orlando (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs) was playing me a fairly stripped back idea he had for something last year,” says Green. “We spent a few afternoons in his studio trying ideas out and eventually, ‘Heartbreak’ was the end result.”
"Now more than ever it feels important to be putting out dance music with deliberate acknowledgment of its history.” says Orlando. “It's great to be releasing music with Simon, not to mention the first release on his label."
The 12” is the first release on Bonobo’s new label, OUTLIER – formed in partnership with Ninja Tune. The new imprint will “reflect the more club focused side of what I’m building with OUTLIER” he explains. “‘Heartbreak’ seems like a good starting point and was the track that became the catalyst to start the label. One for the dance floors in a time when they’re dearly missed.”
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