Toronto-based artist BAMBII has unveiled her latest single, “One Touch.” Give it a listen below.
BAMBII, who is also the founder of the local queer party Jerk, combines elements of dancehall, jungle, and garage in this nostalgic track, now available through Innovative Records. The inspiration for the single came from a memorable experience in Jamaica, as she recalls: “Years ago I was in Jamaica and was surprised to hear a jungle track blaring from someone’s car that made me stop and listen.” She aims to provide listeners with the raw feeling of the dancehall she grew up with, infused with the rage and chaos of the rave.
The UK music scene has had a significant influence on BAMBII. “I feel like it’s one of the main places where Caribbean music has pushed the electronic realm at large. I am equally invested in nostalgia as much as the future and try to convey that on every track,” she said.
“One Touch” comes after BAMBII’s November 2022 single, “Ride With Me.” In 2021, she released two EPs, “Twitch” and “Truck Riddim.”
Recently, BAMBII contributed her production skills to Kelela’s February album, “Raven,” marking her first LP in five years. She also made an appearance on Florentino’s debut single for XL Recordings, “Constrictor.”
Listen to “One Touch” on Bandcamp and watch the accompanying music video.