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Bonobo

Simon Green was born and grew up in rural Hampshire, escaping to Brighton aged eighteen. There he fell into the jazz/hip hop/funk/soul scene centred around Rob Luis and nights like phonic:hoop. An accomplished musician as a teenager, he began producing his own tracks, pushing at the template established in the sweaty little venues studding the Lanes.

Green’s first release came on Luis’ label, Tru Thoughts, when his track 'Terrapin' was included on the compilation When Shapes Join Together in 1999. His debut album, Animal Magic followed the next year, completely ...read more

Simon Green was born and grew up in rural Hampshire, escaping to Brighton aged eighteen. There he fell into the jazz/hip hop/funk/soul scene centred around Rob Luis and nights like phonic:hoop. An accomplished musician as a teenager, he began producing his own tracks, pushing at the template established in the sweaty little venues studding the Lanes.

Green’s first release came on Luis’ label, Tru Thoughts, when his track 'Terrapin' was included on the compilation When Shapes Join Together in 1999. His debut album, Animal Magic followed the next year, completely self-produced and largely self-played, too. Hailed as one of the "new downtempo pioneers", Green found himself attracting the attention of other labels and eventually signed to Ninja Tune.

In 2003 he released his first album for the label, Dial ‘M’ For Monkey. This was a time when Green was also focussing heavily on his DJ-ing, playing banging dancefloor sets of hip hop, funk and drum & bass up and down the country and across Europe, a period which reached its apogee with the release of the mix album Solid Steel: It Came From The Sea.

Days To Come followed in 2006, Green opting for a lusher, more live sound than on his earlier records. To tie in with this musical development, he put together and rehearsed a live band that could bring the music of his records to life. As a result he has moved from selling out the Luminaire to selling out Koko to selling out Kentish Town Forum and the Roundhouse and producing the live DVD to prove it. Days To Come also scooped the Gilles Peterson listener’s poll for Album of The Year. At the award ceremonies he met the talented UK soul singer Andreya Triana. Not only did the friendship they struck up result in Andreya’s superb contributions to Black Sands but Si has produced the whole of her solo debut, Lost Where I Belong
Over the last couple of years, Bonobo has become one of the premier artists on the Ninja Tune imprint and certainly one of the most listened to. His combination of superb live shows and studio wizardry means that he is now perfectly placed to push on into a yet bigger league. With Black Sands, Bonobo has made the record to achieve it. « hide

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LPs
The North Borders
04/01/2013

3.9
276 Votes
Black Sands
2010

4
357 Votes
Days To Come
2006

3.9
161 Votes
Dial 'M' For Monkey
2003

3.8
102 Votes
Animal Magic
2000

3.8
111 Votes
EPs
Flashlight
2014

3.8
17 Votes
The Shark
2001

4.5
1 Votes
Scuba
2000

Terrapin
2000

Live Albums
The North Borders Tour - Live
2014

2.5
2 Votes
Live At Koko
2009

4.3
2 Votes
Compilations
LateNightTales: Bonobo
11/17/2013

3.6
4 Votes
Black Sands Remixed
02/13/2012

3.9
21 Votes
It Came From The Sea
2005

3.9
10 Votes
One Offs... Remixes And B Sides
2002

3.5
7 Votes

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