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Bonobo Will Release New Album In 2016: 'The North Borders' Follow-up Coming

by Ryan Middleton   Jan 4, 2016 17:04 PM EST

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Old bonobos get long-sighted, and their social lives suffer for it

British electronic music producer, DJ and live musician Bonobo will release a new album in 2016. The "Return To Air" DJ shared the news in a very short and to the point note on Twitter right as 2015 was fading into 2016. This would be his first album since 2013's The North Borders.

There are no more details beyond the fact that he will release a brand new LP over the next 12 months, but one might expect him to stay with his long-time label home Ninja Tune, which has released his previous five LPs for this one. He did not say if it was finished or not, or if there were any collaborations, which there have been on past LPs, like "Heaven For The Sinner" with Erykah Badu on The North Borders, but hopefully that information will come soon.

The new LP would be Bonobo's sixth full-length over his nearly 16-year career. He has been pretty stead at releasing an album every three years, so isn't all that surprising to see a new LP from Bonobo during the 2016 calendar year.

The North Borders was his most successful album to date commercially and with fans, allowing Bonobo to become a festival mainstay and tour around the world. There will be pressure to deliver on this new LP like he hasn't had before. His touring schedule is sparse this winter, so he could still be producing music for the LP and putting the finishing touches on it.

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