Bonobo, Esteemed British DJ and Producer, Heading to Israel in February 2018

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British music producer and DJ Simon Green, known by his stage name Bonobo, will in Tel Aviv in February 2018.
British music producer and DJ Simon Green, known by his stage name Bonobo, will in Tel Aviv in February 2018.Credit: Neil Krug / Melt\! Booking

British DJ and music producer Simon Green, known by his stage name "Bonobo," is slated to come to Israel to perform in Tel Aviv's Convention Center on February 21.

Bonobo is coming to Tel Aviv following a tour in Australia, New Zealand and Japan. He is one of the most prolific artisits in the field of electronic music, and has collaborated with powerhouse musicians such as British singer-songwriter Andreya Triana and American singer Erykah Badu.

The 41-year-old artist is a multi-instrumentalist and tends to play all the instruments in most of his songs. His musical genre is influenced primarily by world music, and in his creation he likes to fuse different styles such as jazz, trip hop and ambient, while adjusting them to the nature of the dance floor scene.

In 2015, Bonobo visited the famed "The Block" club in Tel Aviv, where he played a three-hour-long set. Tickets for that show, which were made available two months before the event, sold out within several hours.

Green started his career in 1999 and his first album, titled "Bonobo," was released a year later by then-new British record company, Tru Thoughts.

Pitchfork magazine defined Bonobo as the most prominent figure in the genre of relaxed electronic music (downtempo). Since 2003 he has been working with British company "Ninja Tune," where he has cultivated over the years a rich discography which boasts of 20 singles and EPs and seven studio albums, including the album "Migration" that was released in the past year.

His biggest album to date, 2013's "The North Borders," reached Britain's list of best albums of that year and snagged the first spot in the electronic music charts in the U.S. and the UK. The tune "Cirrus" from that album became a trademark song of his.

Green relocated in recent years to Los Angeles, whose views inspired his new album, "Migration," which is nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of best dance/electronic album. A track from that album, "Bambro Koyo Ganda," is nominated for a Grammy in the category of best songs. The awards ceremony will take place on January 28, a month before Green arrives in Israel.

Bonobo is not just a respected music producer but also regularly functions as one of the DJs at Berlin's Output club, and performs all around the world. In 2013, while touring with the album "The North Borders," he put together a group of 12 musicians with whom he gave 175 concerts worldwide to some two million fans. According to Songkick, a website for ticket purchases, Bonobo was the artist who performed the most in the world in that year.

That same group, consisting of string instruments, accompanying vocals and a rhythm and percussion group, will accompany Bonobo in his Tel Aviv concert. 

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