Over the last couple of years, Bonobo has become one of the premier artists on the Ninja Tune imprint. After the tremendous success of the ‘Black Sands’ album and subsequent remixes in 2011 which earned a nomination for ‘Best Artist Album’ and ‘Best Dance Remix’ in DJ Mag, we are very excited to welcome him back to Soundwave, where he will no doubt be showcasing cuts from his upcoming 2013 release with a full live band in support.
Simon Green was born and grew up in rural Hampshire. Escaping to Brighton at the age of eighteen, 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.
Years later and with four LPS under his belt, he has developed into the poster boy for a new take on electronic music – contemporary and edgy but also soulful, song-based , sometimes lush and always emotional. We are thrilled to have him back on the Soundwave stage!