Ninja Tunes / UK

Heading downtempo

Simon Green is a mainstay of one of the most respected labels of the last 20 years, the indefatigable London-based Ninja Tune. With an increasingly personal sound, his recent album "Migration" confirms that Green has long since moved away from his main influence and mentor, Amon Tobin, bestowing in his own music an even stronger deep house approach, as revealed by songs like "Bambro Koyo Ganda" and not forgetting the pop friendly arrangements of several of his new compositions, or the collaboration with r&b style vocalists such as the Rhye project's, Milosh. The abundance of powerful hits on Bonobo's latest album will provide a dazzling live show, to be performed on one of Sónar by Night's main stages for the first time. His debut album "Animal Magic" appeared at the turn of the 21st century on Tru Thoughts, the label whose catalogue breathes electronic notations into jazz, with artists like Quantic. However Bonobo's impact was first felt with his track "Dial M For Monkey." Since then, Bonobo has been consistently exploring the boundaries and possibilities of the downtempo genre. The Englishman has now been producing music for more than fifteen years, during which time he has ably demonstrated how to move seamlessly between the genre's more sophisticated sound and melodic and pop accessibility, to reach an increasingly larger audience. He is infallible in his field.