Bonobo Shines In His BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix Debut

British producer and DJ Simon Green, aka Bonobo, has been blazing trails for over ten years with his hungry approach to stepping outside of his musical comfort zone. He is widely reputed as one of the most pioneering figures in electronic music. His solo DJ sets and 12-piece live band performances are mind blowing and spiritually provocative. In 2013, Bonobo performed live in front of 140 sold out crowds around the world. He also made it into the Top 20 Live Acts on Resident Advisor.

Today, Bonobo made his long-awaited BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix debut, and took control like a man on a mission for almost two hours. Bonobo showcased remixes for Maya Jane Coles and London Grammar, as well new music from Machinedrum and Martyn. Tune in to the full tw0-hour mix below, and be sure to check out the full tracklist. Enjoy!


[00:00] Essential Mix – Intro
[02:37] Vangelis – Abraham’s Theme
[06:16] Bonobo – Don’t Wait
[10:53] Letherette – D&T (Dorian Concept Remix)
[14:32] Dark Sky – Clear
[19:40] Maya Jane Coles – Something In The Air (Bonobo Remix)
[25:02] Catching Flies – Mama’s Wisdom
[29:27] Mano Le Tough – Primative People (Tale Of Us Remix)
[34:58] Dauwd – Lydia
[38:42] Cuthead – Maputo Jam
[43:09] Maribou State – Moon Circles
[47:26] Sharon Van Etten – We Are Fine (Tourist Remix)
[51:42] Jimpster – Porchlight And Rocking Chairs (KiNK Remix)
[56:46] Lorca – Naoko
[61:24] Bonobo feat. Grey Reverend – First Fires (Maya Jane Coles Remix)
[65:41] Jungle – Drops (Pedestrian Edit)
[69:18] Werkha – Lapwing
[73:31] Ten Walls – Requiem
[78:37] Francis Bebey – Bissao (Pilooski Edit)
[82:58] General Ludd – Woo Ha
[86:08] Romare – Jimmy
[89:34] William Arcane – Reflected
[92:52] London Grammar – Hey Now (Bonobo Remix)
[98:25] Taylor McFerrin feat. Emily King – Decisions
[101:28] Throwing Snow feat. Adda Kaleh – The Tempest
[105:40] Kelis – Runnin’ (Machinedrum Remix)
[109:31] Illum Sphere – Embryonic (Lone Remix)
[114:06] Martyn & Four Tet – Glassbeadgames (8 Hours At Fabric)

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Sean Peterson

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Residing as OTB's social media fanatic, Sean posts up at the beach in New Jersey. He eats, sleeps, and breathes techno, tech house, deep house, and g-house (but well-versed in the majority of electronic genres). His favorite producers are Nicole Moudaber, Adam Beyer, Joseph Capriati, Carl Cox, Eric Prydz, Luciano, Victor Calderone, Chris Liebing, Marco Carola, Jamie Jones, Guy Gerber, Filterheadz, Gary Beck, Harvey McKay, UMEK, and many many many more.
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