Village Of The Sun share their new single 'Ted'

Village of the Sun is the mysterious collaboration between Binker Golding & Moses Boyd and UK electronic music legend Simon Ratcliffe of Basement Jaxx. The trio has released their first collaborative single entitled 'Ted'.
Posted: 15 April 2020 Words: Chris Hartmann

Born out of a shared passion for improvised and instrumental music, this new project - which often lean towards moments of spiritual freeform combustion sees the three collaborators enter relatively new territory, combining their respective sensibilities to create something all at once atmospheric and danceable. Evocative of some of Simon Ratcliffe’s inspirations such as Alice Coltrane, Airto Moreira and Masters at Work, Village Of The Sun, is a project that embodies Balearic beat, nu-jazz and psychedelia, a hybrid of electronic beats, improvisation, and sheer, raw energy. 

Speaking about the collaboration, Ratcliffe says, “I’ve always liked improvised instrumental music. It has this intensity and eccentricity that takes me places. It connects with me deeply and resonates with me far more than traditional ‘songs’ with words. I approached Binker & Moses with these two tracks, just sonic skeletons really. They gave it flesh and blood - it was just left for me to dress it.”

The versatile Binker and Moses lauded artists in their own rights, have collaborated with the likes of Kano, Little Simz, Four Tet, Floating Points, Sampha, Gilles Peterson, Elliot Galvin, Lonnie Liston Smith, Ed Motta and more. Their music seamlessly infuses both the sounds and styles of jazz, grime, world music and electronica. 

Individually all three artists have huge credit to their names, and Simon’s instigation and eagerness to delve into the ever-evolving London scene continues to display the adaptive and free-flowing potency that not only invigorates those involved but also the nominal genre. Village of the Sun is a new project working to define the future landscape of collaboration and experimentation in music. 

'Ted' is available to purchase and stream via Village of the Sun's Bandcamp page. 

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