Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Bonobo (DJ Set) at the Fox Theatre on Friday, February 24th, 2012. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, November 26th for $22.50 in advance and $25.00 day of show.
In 2003 Bonobo released his first album for the label, “Dial ‘M’ For Monkey.” This was a time when Simon Green a.k.a Bonobo was also focussing heavily on his DJing, 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. “Days To Come” scooped the Gilles Peterson listnerer’s poll for Album of The Year.
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, with over 16 million plays recorded on LastFM. 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.
The album, “Black Sands,” which arrived at the beginning of 2010, wowed DJmag on first listen, then burrowed its way indelibly into their affections after several more — always the sign of a great record, those that take their time to reveal their charms — such was its sublime, slow-burn subtlety. And it seems they weren’t the only ones, with DJmag readers also voting it their Best British Album of 2010.
Indeed, ‘Black Sands’ saw Bonobo experiment with the electronic delights of futuristic two step garage, as on the sexy ‘Eyesdown’ and wonky dubstep, as on the Joker-via-Dorothy Ashby rhythms of ‘Kiara’, threading them into the lush, jazzy, orchestral grooves he’s become latterly known for. Inspired by new producers like Floating Points and Bullion, and nodding to his own past (like the trip-hop-heavy album ‘Animal Magic’), the result was a record that managed to satisfyingly marry his beat-making history and the live instrumentation of his present.
Bonobo (DJ Set)
Friday, February 24th, 2012
Show Time: 8:00 pm