Update: The tickets have been claimed.
Bonobo (a.k.a. British musician, producer and DJ Simon Green) launched his career more than a decade ago with the track “Terrapin” on the Tru Thoughts compilation When Shapes Join Together. According to Wikipedia, “Bonobo uses a wide variety of samples in his music combined with heavy, often complex basslines. His music generally develops linearly — with new elements such as basslines or percussion coming in one after the other.”
That may explain Bonobo’s sonic aesthetic, but his visual aesthetic is very organic and lush — from the achingly green and blue naturescape on his Myspace page to the names of his albums: Animal Magic (2001), Dial ‘M’ For Monkey (2003: Worth noting, a bonobo is a dwarf chimpanzee), Days To Come (2006) and — just out — Black Sands.
The single “The Keeper” off Sands is all cool washes of bells, laid back percussion, throaty vocals and thick, languid bass.
But the first two readers to answer the following question: What instrument does Green mainly play when touring with a full band? each win a pair of tickets to the Friday show. Winners must use the tickets, so please don’t play if you can’t attend!
…Wait, there’s more…
Friday’s Bonobo show is part of the two-night LUMINESCENCE Electronic Sound Summit. Night two features Bluetech Live Band. Based in Hawaii, Bluetech is “A classically trained pianist and master of the art of software production. Bluetech’s love of the melodic and exquisite sense of sound design makes him one of the most ingenius producers today.”
Also performing: Kraddy, Collective Efforts, Sonmi Suite and DJ Bowie. There’s a second stage at attached club The Hookah Bar with performances by DJ Par, Selector Cleofus, Medisin and GalaxC Girl. Saturday, April 10, 10 p.m., doors at 9 p.m. $20 advance / $22. Limited $30 two night combo tickets and VIP tickets are available.