Bonzai – Royah EP


Two weeks ago, the Dublin-based female artist Bonzai shared “Doses”, a great track taken from her upcoming debut EP “Royah”. The amazing EP is now available for streaming on her Soundcloud.

Was my reaction when I listened to the whole EP.

Actually, it’s still my reaction after my 5th listen.

As I told you when I first heard “Doses”, it is blatant that Bonzai is a diversified artist. She offers a different range of music while keeping the same RnB/Electro roots and universe. But it is rather clear that her real influence is Electroclash. Maybe for you, youngsters that doesn’t ring a bell since Electroclash is a genre that started at the end of 90s mixing electronic sounds of the 80s, techno and more pop sounds. Felix Da HouseCat, Ladytron, Fischespooner and Peaches are those who contributed the most to the rise of this genre. Bonzai is clearly the descendant of this special era.
But at the same time, she’s definitely one of the brilliant and fresh artists of 2016. For example, “Noise” or “Skhokho” are clearly songs inspired by today’s electro-pop with a small wink at the current R&B.
Or in the contrary, “Nikka” is completely influenced by R&B with an electronica background.

It may only be a 4-songs EP but Bonzai didn’t need more to prove that she draws her influence very far and deep in good music.

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“Royah” is out now via Anchor Point. ⚓

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