Simon Green, also known by the stage name Bonobo, has been producing his own DJ style since 1999. His music is heavy mixture of hip hop, weighty jazz, broken beats, Latin, funk, and soul, with the occasional cheeky bit of psyche rock and drum and bass thrown in the mixture. His break through came in 1999, in Brighton, England, with the track on Tru Thoughts Recordings “When Shapes Join Together”
Bonobo has released 5 studio albums, recent one titled “The North Borders” came out on 1st of April 2013.
While mostly touring solo, and performing DJ sets, in 2004 Bonobo opted to follow the growing trend amongst electronic acts of playing with a full band. The band plays live renditions of studio material, with a singer, keyboardist, guitarist, saxophonist, string section, electronics, and drummer. Simon Green mainly plays bass guitar, and leads the band from the middle.