View Full Version : Bonobo for Coachella 2010

06-19-2009, 07:20 AM
I would love Bonobo to bless the polo fields. U guys heard of him?

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Bonobo uses a wide variety of samples in his music combined with heavy, often complex basslines. His music generally develops linearly - with new elements such as basslines or percussion coming in one after the other. In Days to Come, he mixes this sonic background with the clean yet distinctive vocals of Bajka, who often uses harmony to build up a multifaceted sound.

Whilst often 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.

from wikipedia

06-19-2009, 09:52 AM
Would be nice. He might be the token downtempo act next year, I hope.

06-19-2009, 10:03 AM
If not at Coachella, he is at least touring the US in July.

06-19-2009, 10:08 AM
Let me guess... He's probably playing the Mez or the Independant in SF.

EDIT: Mighty. Yep. Much better >>;

06-19-2009, 10:40 AM
bonobo is hit or miss for me, but i'd check out their set!

06-19-2009, 01:08 PM
bonobo is hit or miss for me, but i'd check out their set!

This... Used to listen to Bonobo years ago, but haven't heard anything new.

07-12-2009, 01:04 AM
any of you heading to the show this tuesday in LA?

07-12-2009, 02:21 PM
Go to Shambhala!

07-13-2009, 09:23 PM
where and when is it? also, what does it have to do with bonobo?

cant wait for the show tomorrow!

07-13-2009, 09:42 PM
He played last year I think...

Its in Canada in August

07-13-2009, 10:39 PM
any of you heading to the show this tuesday in LA?

ahh to bad LA is a DJ set. Why is that only la gets this, weak!

07-14-2009, 01:15 AM
I support this occurring, and several others do, as well.

07-14-2009, 01:46 PM
any of you heading to the show this tuesday in LA?

how was it?

07-15-2009, 12:42 PM
how was it?

ok in all honesty, no joke, one of the sickest sets i have ever seen hands down. the do lab hosted the party last night, so it had that underground - do lab type vibe. way dope. he pretty much did everything, and then sum. he even threw in some dub step. he def played a lot of his stuff though and it was EPIC!

this guy named RD closed. he was doing a really sick live mix with his mpc. last night was just awesome. couldnt have dreamed up a better night.

after last night, im actually thinking about heading up to SF for the live show later this week!

07-15-2009, 12:44 PM
Yes! Bonobo live would be one of my main acts to see next year.

07-15-2009, 12:49 PM
yes! outdoor theatre sunset would be sweet.

as for last night, his set got uptempo towards the middle, then he dropped this track:

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the place went nuts!

07-15-2009, 02:12 PM
I'm all in favor for this one! Hope the show last night was good.

07-15-2009, 04:29 PM
i would put that set last night up there with any of the dj sets i have caught at coachella. the show was sold out, on a tuesday! there was around 20-30 people who couldnt get in and were hella PO'd. we had to walk by them to get to the smoking area. glad i wasnt one of them. sound system was legit. crowd was dope. the dj booth was set up on the ground level, not on a platform or anything. so you could get real close to the dj's.

12-30-2009, 06:03 PM
Fuck yeah Bonobo!

01-02-2010, 01:44 AM
yes please this would be good for a mid afternoon set

01-02-2010, 09:59 AM
I support this. Would love to see him in the Orb's spot from last year.

01-04-2010, 05:33 PM
I love Bonobo.

Has anyone seen him live? If so, what was the vibe like?

01-04-2010, 05:41 PM
All I could find for Bonobo tour dates for 2010:

16/01/10 London - Koko
23/01/10 Belfast - Black Box
2/02/10 Exeter - Phoenix
6/02/10 London - The Relentless Garage
20/02/10 Falmouth - The Stannary
26/02/10 Edinburgh - Departure Lounge
29/05/10 London - The Roundhouse

Just kidding. But I agree Bonobo would be a great add.

Casino Logic
01-05-2010, 09:17 AM

01-05-2010, 09:35 PM

01-05-2010, 09:48 PM
Darryl, you KNOW I support this thread. I would love to see it happen.


01-05-2010, 10:57 PM
I've been fortunate enough to see Bonobo spin for four hours and perform with a full band. Both experiences were very cool, but the live band would be the best fit for a festival setting. Here is a video from the Seattle show I was at this past July:

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Bonobo specifically said that this live tour to the states was a lot of fun and that he would definitely be back sooner rather than later.

Casino Logic
01-06-2010, 08:28 AM
Darryl, you KNOW I support this thread. I would love to see it happen.


Maybe my favorite Bonobo track. Good on you.

Let's just get a fuckin' Downtempo Dome one of the nights. 1 or 2 token downtempo acts are not enough.

01-06-2010, 12:15 PM
I support this. Would love to see him in the Orb's spot from last year.

I was thinking the exact same thing!

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03-10-2010, 11:50 AM

New tour dates not only say that Bonobo will be in Southern California during Coachella but also that they have the 18th open. The tour is with a live band - let's cross our fingers folks.


03-10-2010, 04:42 PM
100% approve.

03-10-2010, 07:36 PM

Daft Fro
03-10-2010, 08:39 PM
I really hope Bajka is touring with them, she has a great sound.

Move away from your western guns
Travel towards eastern suns
Far above all earthly goals
A pledge for creation's soul

Far above all earthly goals
A pledge for creation's soul

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Apr 1 2010 8:00P
Metro Chicago
Apr 2 2010 8:00P
Opera House Toronto
Apr 4 2010 8:00P
Music Hall Of Williamsburg New York City
Apr 5 2010 8:00P
Bowery Ballroom New York City
Apr 9 2010 8:00P
Club 828 Asheville
Apr 10 2010 8:00P
New Earth Music Hall Athens, GA
Apr 17 2010 8:00P
Ogden Theatre Denver
Apr 20 2010 8:00P
Casbah San Diego
Apr 22 2010 8:00P
El Rey Los Angeles
Apr 23 2010 8:00P
Mezzanine San Francisco
Apr 24 2010 8:00P
Wonder Ballroom Portland
Apr 25 2010 8:00P
Showbox Seattle

I guess they might be able be added on Sunday, but I doubt it.

El Rey will be a nice chella-decompression show

03-10-2010, 08:49 PM
saw the live band in london in 06, was awesome, really big band.
saw a dj set in montreal 2 years ago
seeing him april 4th in nyc....think its the live band, but not sure. i think hed be a great add.

03-10-2010, 08:54 PM
he might be on the do-lab lineup this year, as they were the ones who brought him for that sold out show last july.

i will def be at either the el rey or sd show.

03-10-2010, 09:22 PM
Count me in for the sd show. Let's make a meetup out of it!

03-10-2010, 09:27 PM
I would KILL for Bonobo to be at Coachella.....PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!!!

03-11-2010, 01:25 AM
please GV make this happen!!!!
we can get some true trip-hop goodness in the lineup

07-13-2010, 07:48 AM
came across this set today. its from a festival called lamroc 09:



Coachella Bound
07-13-2010, 07:56 AM
BONOBO for 2011 - Animal Magic is amazing as is the new album Black Sands (URB Magazine has named it one of the top ten of 2010, so far)

07-13-2010, 08:08 AM
I was surprised to not see him on the bill this year.

His sets are awesome, im always eager to hear the next track he spins, and it always delivers for me.

That mix up there is straight fire.

09-01-2010, 11:04 PM

I've recently been introduced to Bonobo and am completely in down-tempo love!