French dance producer Bambounou will release Orbiting, his debut album on November 23.
Part of Paris’s YoungGunz crew (other members include French Fries and Manare), Bambounou will release the album on Modeselektor’s 50 Weapons imprint – who released an EP by him, COBE, earlier this year.
According to Bambounou, “The main influences for my music are African rhythm grooves, Chicago and Detroit House artists like DJ Funk, DJ Slugo and of course the Dance Mania label. I am also really inspired by UK Dubstep ,UK Funky and Techno. I also need to mention Drexciya.
“As 50 Weapons is really mainly a club music label, I didn’t want to do a pop album with real songs. This is why I chose to have no singers or any ‘proper’ lyrics featured on it. I started with quite a minimalist approach. I essentially wanted to have some key techno tracks mixed with some serious dancefloor bangers. Even though I feel the tracks are all quite different within there own right, they still come under the umbrella of 90s house and techno mixed with some kind of bass music.
“I have a running theme throughout, which is Space (Orbiting).”
You can stream one minute of ‘Any Other Service’, from Orbiting, below.