The week’s best new electronic music, plus an interview with Parisian producer Bambounou about his percussive tendencies and latest EP.
Every week, host Shawn Reynaldo takes on the deluge of new electronic sounds being unleashed around the globe, wading through the dreck and grabbing only the finest gems for the First Floor audience. On this edition of the program, his selections include an exclusive premiere from rising electro talent 96 Back and his upcoming EP on the white-hot Central Processing Unit label. Also joining the show is Bambounou, a French artist who’s quietly spent the last decade churning out hybrid club tunes that balance drum-heavy rhythms with a sense of sonic restraint. He talks about his new latest EP for the Whities label and its origins at the Freerotation festival, while also pondering how his skills have evolved over the years and why his music is so difficult to categorize.