Bonobo's rise has been stealthy but unstoppable, and Si Green, the man behind it all, is now one of the biggest electronic artists of our time.
2017’s “Migration” album was his biggest yet, achieving a Top 5 position in the UK and nominated for best Electronic album at The Grammy’s, cementing his breakthrough in America. It all began in the southern English countryside; Si's upbringing was rustic, first in Hampshire, before gravitating towards Brighton. The open-minded music scene there was the prefect place for his fertile creativity. Debut album “Animal Magic” (2000) was released on Tru Thoughts, after which he was signed to Ninja Tune and the steady ascent continued with “Dial ‘M’ For Monkey” (2003) and “Days To Come” (2006). He and his gradually expanding live band began touring ever bigger venues across the world, including multiple trips to America, where Si now resides, in Los Angeles. The release of the album “Black Sands” (2010) was a milestone. A record of epic reach and massive emotional pull, held together by Si’s understanding of composition and arrangement of live instruments as well as his mastery of the bleeding-edge techniques of the digital age. Big names were lining up to work with him on his next album, “The North Borders” (2013), for which Erykah Badu provided guest vocals.