Bonobo is a name of, at least, two artists: 1) A pseudonym of Simon Green (UK producer / musician / DJ). 2) A Dutch electronic project.

1) A UK producer / musician / DJ (b. Simon Green, in Brighton, UK - aka Barakas), most notable for: Dial ‘M’ for Monkey (Jun 03) & Days to Come (Oct 06). With the experimental warmth of 60s French films & -esque s - he developed the niche of chilled post-party , débuting at eighteen years old with Terrapin (on When Shapes Join Together, Tru Thoughts, (Oct 1999). His latest album is Black Sands (Mar 10), which has yielded two singles with Andreya Triana (vocals) - Eyesdown (with remixers: Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points, Warrior One, Laurie Osborne aka Appleblim & Keiran Lomax aka Komonasmuk) & Stay The Same.

After his successful début, though tempted by offers from Mute & XL (after the official issue of “The Scuba EP” & “Terrapin” single), Green stuck with Tru Thoughts for the acclaimed début LP Animal Magic (Jul 00). This completely self-produced and mainly self-instrumented album was highlighted by , funk & the use of sitars. With Animal Magic such an obvious success, plans were made for European support appearances & a follow-up album. Dial ‘M’ For Monkey was released on Ninja Tune (Jun 03, Matthew Cohen / aka Matt Black & Jonathan More’s label - together, best known as, Coldcut). A tour followed, to support the release, as documented on the Live Sessions EP (May 05).

Also in 2005, Bonobo contributed to the Solid Steel series, with his Bonobo Presents Solid Steel: It Came From The Sea. The release date was scheduled for 10 October, 2005 but was released a week early. The mix features several exclusive tracks as well as remixes and re-edits.

His Days to Come album (2 Oct 06) - preceded by a single with Bajka (vocals), Nightlite (14 Aug 06, inc: Nightlite) - was voted Best Album of 2006, by Gilles Peterson’s listeners.

2) A defunct electronic project (from Utrecht, The Netherlands), which shared members with Human Beings. Where Human Beings were more into techno and house/trance-ish stuff, Bonobo focused on breaks and breakbeats: Hammond Pops

3)The bonobo, Pan paniscus, formerly called the pygmy chimpanzee and less often, the dwarf or gracile chimpanzee, is a great ape and one of the two species making up the genus Pan; the other is Pan troglodytes, or the common chimpanzee. It is distinguished by relatively long legs, pink lips, dark face and tail-tuft through adulthood, and parted long hair on its head.

Edited by jamesfuture on 22 Jan 2014, 19:00

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