Bonobo – ‘Kiara’

Downbeat electronica which has taken off on YouTube

Downbeat electronica with graceful violin-y bits that has unexpectedly clocked up a more than a million views on YouTube, meaning it becomes a little harder to dismiss as brainslop for stoners (although such people do have a bit of time on their hands). NME deputy editor Mike Williams has invented the genre GDM – it stands for ‘Graphic Designer Music’ – and I’m thinking Bonobo might be one of its leading lights.

Louis Pattison