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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
    270 Votes
    Black Sands
    2010

    4
    355 Votes
    Days To Come
    2006

    3.9
    162 Votes
    Dial 'M' For Monkey
    2003

    3.8
    101 Votes
    Animal Magic
    2000

    3.8
    111 Votes
    EPs
    Flashlight
    2014

    3.8
    16 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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