Kinobe – Thought It Was You ft. Richard Hale a new funk release
Kinobe scored one of the biggest chill-out club hits of the Noughties, the deathless ‘Slip Into Something More Comfortable’. Known from dancefloors, radio playlists, Café del Mar compilations and TV spots the world over – most famously the ‘femme fatale’ Kronenbourg beer advert – it established the duo at the forefront of a scene that included label-mates Groove Armada, Air, Thievery Corporation and Röyksopp.
Now Kinobe are back. With three EPs and an album planned for 2017, founder member and songwriter Julius Walters is joined by Chuck Norman, multi-instrumentalist, producer and programmer who has worked with the Pet Shop Boys, The Pretenders and Robbie Williams.
Melodic, sublime and destined to soundtrack the summer and beyond, the chill-out pioneers returned with The Firebird EP in May. The soulful title track was accompanied by a stunning vintage skateboarding video, featuring legendary Seventies downhill speed champ Guy ‘Grundy’ Spagnoli.
Next comes Kinobe’s Thought It Was You EP.
Released on July 14 it too comprises four new songs: the title track featuring vocals from the Donny Hathaway-esque songwriter Rich Hale, ‘Summer Rain’ sung by model and songwriter Lucy Chapman, and two blissed-out instrumentals ‘Sunray’ and ‘Watch The Skies’, all featuring irresistible hooks, washes of melody and downtempo breakbeats.