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Enter the genius mind of Simon Green.

by David Garber
Sep 2 2014, 7:35pm

When some faraway species reads stories to their youth about the history of mankind, the section on "Greatest Minds In Electronic Music History" will surely have a hefty chapter on Simon Green, better known to the world as Bonobo. For over a decade, Green has been capturing our membranes with his brilliantly architected brand of downtempo organic rhythms, swaying in the winds between beat-centric trip-hop, lush heavy basslines, and beautifully structured layers of live instrumentation. His studio albums for long found label, Ninja Tune, shattered the bar on experimentation and genre fusing—portraying a vibe so diverse it's fit for everything from a walk in woods, a smoky lounge, and even after-hours in the club.

His most recent stunning LP The North Borders followed suit with a globe-trotting live tour hitting some of the world's most esteemed locations, in which Green employed a full 12-piece band, featuring himself on bass as the oufit's leader and heartbeat. He'll be performing the final live show this November at London's famed Alexandra Palace but in addition has been busy spanning the globe on a string of DJ-set dates, and we recently saw him bring his stellar mixing skills to Electric Zoo this weekend for a jamming performance. Today we're thrilled to finally see him under the MIXED BY spotlight.

We'll shut up now....

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Moderat - Bad Kingdom (DJ Koze Remix) [Monkeytown Records]
Genius of Time - Juno Jam [Running Back]
Kaytranada - Leak Me Alone (feat. Shay Lia) [XL Recording]
Leon Vynehall - Butterflies [Clone Royal Oak]
Dark Sky - lyp - [Mister Saturday Night Records]
Lake People - Night Drive [Rumors]
Butch & C. Vogt - The Infamous (Robytek vs. Shielf Re-Edit) [Rebirth]
Throwing Snow - As You Fall [Houndstooth]
Dorian Concept - Ann River, Mn [Ninja Tune]
Nalepa + William Arcane - Feel [Team Supreme]
Mr. Mitch - The Lion, The Bitch and the Bordeaux [Gobstopper Records]

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Tour dates:

18: Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI *
19: Metro, Chicago, IL *
20: Wrongbar, Toronto, ON *
21: Societe des Arts Technologique [SAT], Montreal, Quebec *
23: Paradise, Boston, MA *
24: Pearl Street Nightclub, Northampton, MA *
26: 9:30 Club, Washington, DC *
27: Orange Peel, Asheville, NC *
28: Marathon Music Works, Nashville, TN *
30: Terminal West, Atlanta, GA ^

02: Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA ^
03: The Plaza Live, Orlando, FL ^
04: Grand Central, Miami, FL ^
05: The Ritz Ybor, Tampa, FL ^
07: Republic New Orleans, New Orleans, LA ^
09: House of Blues, Houston, TX ^
10: The Mohawk, Austin, TX ^
11: House of Blues, Dallas, TX ^
15: Belly Up, Aspen, CO %
16: Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO %
17: Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO %
18: Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT %
20: Celebrities Night Club, Vancouver, BC %
21: Neumos, Seattle, WA %
22: Branx, Portland, OR %
24: Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA %
26: House of Blues, San Diego, CA %

* Jim-E Stack
^ Kastle
% Jeremy Sole

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