Drawing heavily from his trip hop and jazz influences present on his previous four albums, Simon Green who records and performs under the name Bonobo, stays basically true to form with his latest studio release titled The North Borders, available now on Ninja Tune Records. The music begs to be played late at night, preferably after heavy drinking and exhausting shenanigans. Heavy syncopated drums loop over ambient synths and assorted other instruments to create down tempo electronica that depresses listeners at the same time as it relaxes. Green also employs a tide like effect in many of his [...]
Following on from his new album The North Borders, British musical genius and one of my favourites of all time Bonobo has just released a new EP First Fires. Out thanks to Ninja Tune, the EP has taken two tracks from the album, First Fires and Heaven for the Sinner, and released them separately with an original and instrumental. Arguably two of the best on the album, it's only common sense to give the two tracks more spotlight. First Fires features Grey Reverend on vocals, while Bonobo has decided to feature Erykah Badu on Heaven for the Sinner. [...]
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Song: Monophona - Give up [download here ] What's so good? Saturday is a great day for some downtempo trip-hop. So when Luxembourg-based duo Monphona popped up my radar today, it didn't take much to convince me they deserved [...]
I know very little about Akela the Lone Wolf , but I do know he's a producer from Northern California, his debut album Catalyst is dropping sometime this year, and i'm obsessed with the first single, "Waaves (feat. JSPR)". Easily my favorite song this month. It's an experimental/ambient track, with a sound and style comparable to the likes of Blackbird Blackbird, Bonobo, Dntel, and Teen Daze, but definitely an original and creative piece of music. I can't wait to hear more. facebook // twitter // tumblr // soundcloud
Maribou State – The Honey Collection Vol. 02 Here is the second installment of the duo’s new mix series. Pedestrian - Simple Minded At Dawn Dirg Gurner - Loose Lights (Feat. Rahel) Gold Panda - Trust Pedestrian - Wood Eye John Talabot - Destiny (Feat. Pianal) Paul Frick Feat. Emika - I Mean (Akufen Remix) Aphex Twin - Nannou George Maple - Fixed (Maribou State Remix) Floating Points - Myrtle Avenue Maribou State - Larks Rise Dark Punk - Make [...]
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Bonobo, Amon Tobin, Burial Song: Four Tet - Unspoken [download here ] What's so good? The release of anything [...]
Bibio: Silver Wilkinson - Today marks the release of Bibio’s seventh studio album, Silver Wilkinson , and damn, you need to pick this one up. The first three tracks are exactly what I would expect from Bibio -that melancholy sound that feels as far away as your childhood, yet still retains vibrant quality of a new experience-an aesthetic shaped from reverberating guitars played through clean amplifiers, swashing pads, spectral vocals and tasteful audio samples like the vinyl static on ‘The First Daffodils’. Yes, Bibio’s simplistic tendencies produce a truly sublime quality to the [...]
If you haven't yet got your paws on a copy of The North Borders then shame on you. Incredible piece of work from Bonobo which you can acquire right here.
The Indiecision Five at 5 is our attempt at sharing our musical tastes with you, and showcasing music from around the world. Each weekday at 5pm sharp, one NH7 writer or staffer will bring you five songs he/she is listening to on the day. Shalaka Pai scoured the internet and made you a random Friday playlist. 1. Benga - 'Yellow' News broke last month that UK dubstep pioneers Skream & Benga were coming down to Mumbai . People were excited, and I kept hearing that they were excellent live, [...]
In the second part of our Always Read the Label series, we take a look at Ninja Tune , a record label whose colourful form and slick moves have been battling fiercely against the drab aesthetics of mediocre music since its formation in 1990. Eclecticism is their bread and butter, with creativity possibly serving as their optional jam. Over the past twenty years the label has managed to forge new avenues for instrumental hip-hop while simultaneously reinventing jazz and dishing up fresh, hot bowls of new talent for the little ones. They’ve also managed to spawn a string of [...]
Date 5/8/13 Location Emo's Doors 9:00 PM Tickets Frontgate Austinites rejoice! Tonight is another rare opportunity to catch Simon Green (better known as Bonobo) with a full band in tow. Fast on the heels of his latest LP, The North Borders , Green and Co. look to spread the groove further South. These performances are known for their legendary statuses; and [...]
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Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Ifan Dafydd, Bonobo, Guerre Song: Embassy - Forgotten (Short Memory) [download here ] What's so good? Sydney's Embassy has [...]
Magnetic caught up with Simon Green aka Bonobo at the El Rey theater just before his second sold out show in Los Angeles. Working their way across the USA, Bonobo and his band are touring for the new album entitled The North Borders . From life on the tour bus to the current state of EDM in the USA, Green always has something interesting to say. Enjoy... Bonobo Featuring Grey Reverend "First Fires" Official Video Dig into Bonobo's Soundcloud Follow Bonobo on [...]
This instalment of Music Video Monday features the latest music visuals from Bonobo, Mount Kimbie, Mac DeMarco, Grimes and Katranada. Enjoy The post Video Monday appeared first on .
Photos and words by Debi Del Grande It's so refreshing to go to a show without looking through someone's cell phone. Most music fans were completely "there" at The Fonda last night as Simon Green, AKA Bonobo, brought his latest The North Borders accompanied by a band that played almost every instrument imaginable. I couldn't help noticing one guy in the string section who also plays with Portugal the Man. This guy is always having a good time. Vocals were angelic as Szjerdene graced the stage on many numbers. Every musician on stage [...]
Happy Cinco de Mayo: ► The Greek Theatre kicks off its season (at 3 p.m.) with its second annual Cinco de Mayo Festival, headlined by the iconic L.A. band Los Lobos, who will be joined by Robert Randolph, Los Super 7, Willie G of the Midnighters, Kinky, El Chicano and Pedro Torres Y Su Mariachi. Rising stars La Santa Cecilia play the Greek's Plaza Stage along with Los Fabulocos and Making Movies. ► British post-punkers Killing Joke bring their tour behind "The Singles Collection" to the Fonda Theatre. ► U.K. [...]
Saturday things: ► Built to Spill [pictured] headlines the Troubadour. Boise, Idaho-based "death-pop" band Junior Rocket Scientist opens. ► Alice Russell is joined by Shafiq Husayn featuring The Dove Society at the First Unitarian Church. Seano also DJs. ► Electro maeastro Simon Green, aka Bonobo , plays the first of two night in L.A. Tonight he'll be at the Fonda Theatre with El Ten Eleven as support. ► The Satellite presents a night with Sleepy Sun , Gram Rabbit [...]
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Song: Bonobo - You Know [download here ] What's so good? Another day, another upload by Bonobo to his Soundcloud page. "You Know" is the fourth or fifth single released by the electronic / trip-hop artist in the last [...]