Toronto-based DJ and producer BAMBII shares a new single from her highly-anticipated EP Infinity Club, out August 4th. Hailed as one of the central voices elevating jungle in Toronto by Rolling Stone, BAMBII continues to bridge the gap between diaspora Caribbean communities with new single "Slip Slide," calling on North London producer and artist Ragz Originale (Skepta's "Shutdown," FKA Twigs, SOPHIE) and Amsterdam-based producer Lamsi, along with a self-directed video.
"Slip Slide" invokes the essence of the classic femme fatale archetype layered over reinterpreted dancehall, garage and jungle sounds. The new track follows her previous releases, "Wicked Gyal" featuring Lady Lykez, and "One Touch," which was deemed Best New Track by Pitchfork and featured in Apple's new MacBook Air commercial, all of which contribute to the atmosphere of Infinity Club.
Infinity Club finds BAMBII building on her already-impressive sonic repertoire, encapsulating the sound of a generation of Caribbean youth living between two worlds. On the heels of bringing her kinetic production style to Kelela's recent album Raven, this new EP establishes BAMBII as a trailblazing voice in the intersecting worlds of electronic and Caribbean music. The project opens the door to a limitless space that blurs the lines between memories and dreams, anchored by ecstatic production by BAMBII that centers on the solace one can find in the middle of a crowded dance floor. In BAMBII's telling, Infinity Club soundtracks an anonymous space holding a community of bodies all flowing to the same rhythm: "Infinity Club knows no age, or social construct. It's for everyone, everywhere. In all ways, always."
The musical force known as BAMBII returns to share a brand new single in "RIDE WITH ME." Fully written and produced by BAMBII, the track marks her debut singing on one of her own productions with additional vocals from Tempest featured on the hook. Fusing her Jamaican roots with a worldly sound influenced by Toronto's multiculturalism, "RIDE WITH ME" is a rave love story and an emotional club banger that is a collision of hyper-pop, drill, and breakbeats featuring BAMBII on production and vocal duties.
The new track arrives following BAMBII's recent co-production on Kelela's latest single "Happy Ending" and her pair of 2021 EPs TWITCH and TRUCK RIDDIM. The EPs featured original instrumental versions of their title-tracks as well as additional remixes. Following an extended stay in Jamaica during the Covid-19 lockdown, TRUCK RIDDIM was BAMBII's first release since 2019's "NITEVISION" feat. Pamputtae.
Whether online or on dancefloors, BAMBII's political and musical vernacular give credence to dance music's ever expanding reach, the relationships it helps forge between individuals, cultures and spaces.
The latest installment of the Talk Memory visual album, "City of Mirrors" is a journey down the streets of Toronto. It's directed, shot and produced by Tomas Morrison.
Talk Memory is out now on XL Recordings and Innovative Leisure. https://badbadnotgood.ffm.to/talk-memory
"a dancehall club banger" FADER
"the life and soul of Toronto’s club scene" i-D
"This musical force fuses her Jamaican roots with a worldly sound influenced by Toronto's multiculturalism and her constant travels" VOGUE
Following an extended stay in Jamaica during the Covid-19 lockdown, BAMBII returns with her first new single since 2019's debut (NITEVISION) & delivers another infectious dancehall banger.
This time around, BAMBII teams up with Jamaican born, Miami based BEAM who recently collaborated with the likes of Justin Bieber, Major Lazer and M.I.A. Mixed by Francis Latreille.
Read more about it at FADER.