Ricky Bonewell is the alias of Brighton-based upstart Joonipah, using the new identity to explore the down-tempo sounds of afro-beat, soul and disco edits. Released on Greek label, The Chopshop, Slowburner EP opens with ‘Edit Your Love’, an looping percussive disco mover that sits atop a funk groove as if it had strut straight out from the clubs of 1986. ‘Itadi’ is the standout track here, a soul-sampling, hip-shaking percussive stomp that would easily sit in sets from Moodymann or Theo Parrish. The EP title track comes in sounding like a West Coast hip-hop track, but slowly melts into into a 4×4 beat to carry you into the evening with a certain touch of class.
Slowburner EP is out now on The Chopshop and available digitally from Juno.