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Q&A Special: Electronic Musicians Bonjay | reviews, news & interviews

Q&A Special: Electronic Musicians Bonjay

Q&A Special: Electronic Musicians Bonjay

Canadian electro/indie/R'n'B duo talk influences, from Aaliyah to Talking Heads

Bonjay's Ian Swain and Alanna Stuart take a break from bass-heavy dancehall futurism

A potent combination of growling electronics, sub-bass frequencies and expressive vocals seems to have moved back to the centre of the UK's pop landscape in recent months, whether via the likes of James Blake, Magnetic Man or even the unlikely sound of Britney Spears appropriating dubstep signifiers on her new record. All of which makes the arrival in the UK of Canadian duo Bonjay seem very timely indeed.

It's so important to have that mental freedom from the familiarity of home, to be able to put day-to-day things to one side

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