Simon Green (born 30 March 1976), known by his stage name Bonobo, is a British musician, producer and DJ based in Los Angeles.
Green has recorded and performed solo DJ sets under the name Barakas, and together with Robert Luis from Tru Thoughts as Nirobi and Barakas.
Green’s first release under the moniker Bonobo was in October 1999 with the song “Terrapin” on the Tru Thoughts compilation When Shapes Join Together. He released his debut album Animal Magic on Tru Thoughts in 2000. With this album, completely self-produced and self-instrumented, he became one of the “new downtempo pioneers.”
In 2001, Bonobo was signed to Coldcut’s label Ninja Tune and in 2003, after one album of remixes on Tru Thoughts in 2002, he released Dial ‘M’ For Monkey. In 2005, Bonobo contributed to the Solid Steel series, with his Bonobo Presents Solid Steel: “It Came From The Sea”, the release date was scheduled for 10 October 2005, but was released a week early, the mix features several exclusive tracks as well as remixes and re-edits.