Bonobo

Tix: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/295875/tfly

Bonobo Simon Green, AKA Bonobo, is an artist very much at the peak of his significant powers. His 2010 album ‘Black Sands’ was the high watermark of his career to date; a masterful record, marrying Green’s inimitable melodic genius to cutting edge electronics, bass and drums.

Black Sands went on to sell over 160,000 copies worldwide, and since its release, Bonobo has toured the world with his live band, wowing audiences of thousands at a time with the hypnotic, extended live versions of the album’s tracks. He amassed more than 50 million recorded plays on LastFM and over 300,000 likes on Facebook.

All this comes as the result of over ten years hard work, and five albums that have honed Green’s skills. A born musician, Green – like many artists – expresses himself most articulately via his music. The result is that his work is always keenly felt, and always feels imperative. There are no wasted moments, and always myriad great ones.

It’s tempting to relate Green’s yearning, emotive aesthetic to his upbringing in rural Hampshire. His move to Brighton is also an influence; his skill at drum programming perhaps harking back to his days DJing and producing in the small, musically fertile town. Under the initial guidance of Tru Thoughts’ Rob Luis and at nights such as Phonic:hoop, Bonobo found an early education in music.

His first album – 2000’s ‘Animal Magic’ – was released via Tru Thoughts before being picked up by Ninja Tune. It announced him as a serious talent; able to bring a true musician’s edge to electronic music, with all the freedom that skill allowed. His subsequent albums for Ninja, Dial M for Monkey and Days to Come, developed his sensibility, won him fans across the globe, and saw him develop his live show into a mesmeric re-working of his records.

He also worked hard as a DJ, a part of Green’s arsenal that perhaps truly came into its own at the same time as Black Sands was generally welcomed as his best album to date. 2012 saw Green take the uptempo, club re-edits of Black Sands from a seminal Boiler Room performance in London to dance floors across the world, and unveil a new light show that further enhanced the impact of these stunning songs. A remix album was released featuring reworkings by fans and peers such as Machinedrum, Floating Points, Mark Pitchard, Lapalux and Falty DL.

Later the same year, he finally settled down in his New York studio to write his fifth studio album. Now, in 2013, he stands ready to take things up yet another notch. The North Borders is another long stride forward – both a natural evolution and a continuation of the electronic palette of Black Sands. Thematic, resonant, addictive and perfectly formed, it’s a thrillingly coherent statement piece. With vocal features from no less than Erykah Badu, as well as Grey Reverend (Cinematic Orchestra) and Cornelia (Portico Quartet) it’s another finely balanced body of work, leaving room for the beautiful, rich productions themselves to breathe and shine.

Bonobo has a long history of unearthing new talent (Andreya Triana, Bjaika) and The North Borders sees him do so once again. The startling vocals of new collaborator Szjerdine are sprinkled across the North Borders, and Green has yet again found the perfect voice to enhance where he’s at.

With a huge run of international tour dates set to commence shortly after the album’s Spring release date, plus a host of weighty press and radio campaigns and a bleeding edge online campaign, 2013 looks set to be Simon Green’s year, which is very good news for the rest of us, too.

Paul Basic Over the last several years, Colorado producer Paul Basic (Paul Brandt) has developed his own brand of beats fusing dusty samples with hard hitting drums and razor-sharp basslines. His roots are in drumming, having played in a band with label-mates Michal Menert and Derek Vincent Smith through highschool before moving on to produce his own tracks.

He draws from a slew of inspirations in order to create his own style within the PLM electro hip-hop movement. A Colorado native, Paul lived on both coasts while pursuing a degree in audio production, before he came back to CO to team up with his crew and begin his quest for domination of the global dance floor.

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  • Thomas

    will try making Brixton by 8 pm with the 4 tix.

    October 13, 2013

    • Sunjeev

      I'm interested in 1.

      October 13, 2013

    • Thomas

      Sorry. Didn't make it to Brixton til about 9 pm.

      October 14, 2013

  • Stephen A.

    In the center area.

    October 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Picking up at will call, checkin out merch then bar main floor

    October 13, 2013

    • Stephen A.

      I'm in the bottom level towards the center-right area.

      October 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Front or back?

      October 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Walking up to Brixton now

    October 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Balcony? Floor? Stage left? Back?

      October 13, 2013

    • Stephen A.

      I'm on bottom level towards right.

      October 13, 2013

  • Stephen A.

    Heading over to 930 club in a couple of minutes. Text to find me.

    October 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any idea on set times? I imagine Paul Basic at 8?

    October 13, 2013

    • Stephen A.

      Paul Basic 815; Bonobo 930

      October 13, 2013

  • Stephen A.

    I'm at the Brixton. Will be here until 815.

    October 13, 2013

    • Stephen A.

      Have a table and wearing black fisherman's hat.

      October 13, 2013

  • Thomas

    I have 4 extra tickets to the sold out show. Any takers?

    1 · October 13, 2013

    • Sunjeev

      I'm interested in 1. How much are you asking for?

      October 13, 2013

  • Enea

    Hey guys! A very late attempt at this point, but anyone happen to still have an extra ticket??

    October 13, 2013

    • Leena

      Sorry Enea. No ticket available.

      October 13, 2013

    • Enea

      Didn't think so, thx for the reply :)

      October 13, 2013

  • Alexandra

    Looking forward to tonight!!! I'm going to be coming separately with a friend. Will probably we getting there around 8-8:30. I see everyone is meeting at Brixton first. Around what time is be group thinking about heading over to be show? Thanks! :)

    October 13, 2013

  • Elena

    SOLD OUT!

    October 13, 2013

  • Stephen A.

    We'll meet up around 7pm at the Brixton at 901 U St NW (near the 9:30 club).

    October 12, 2013

  • Sunjeev

    Hi folks: Anyone have an extra ticket? And has the host picked a preparty location? Satellite Room next door?

    October 12, 2013

  • Chelsea

    Satellite Bar?

    1 · October 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any planned location for meeting up before?

    1 · October 12, 2013

  • Lauren B.

    I'm going to buy my ticket tomorrow. Can't wait. Love Bonobo and missed my opportunity to see him last year.

    October 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Saw him at Black Cat a few months back - looking forward to the 2nd time!

    September 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bonobo is awesome ... can't wait for this

    September 8, 2013

  • dave

    If anyone is willing to host this, I'll gladly push it up to the main schedule. ..and if you're unsure of host duties, their main job is to be the primary contact for everyone to meet up with at the venue.

    So... any volunteers? If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

    August 27, 2013

    • Pamela

      Thanks, Dave. Happy to host.

      August 27, 2013

  • Matt

    ugh, so far away...it's going to be great though

    July 26, 2013

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