The best EDM shows in Denver this weekend
BONOBO @ OGDEN THEATRE | FRI, 4/26/13
Simon Green's Bonobo project has taken chilled-out downtempo on a meandering journey through complex syncopation, sweeping strings and heavy bass lines since 1999, when he released the single "Terrapin" on the Tru Thoughts label. Since then, Green has created four full-length albums for both Tru Thoughts and the epic Ninja Tune. His use of exotic instruments such as the sitar blended with soulful, funky horns and gentle cymbals creates a soundscape reminiscent of a laid-back DJ Shadow.
After finding acceptance on the DJ circuits in Ibiza and Europe, Bonobo took a few years off from production before releasing this year's excellent Black Sands, a work that proves he hasn't lost any of his sonic edge in the interim. Bonobo's albums are sweet, hypnotic and often melancholy; his live work kicks the energy up a notch while maintaining his signature blissed-out downtempo feel. (8 p.m., 16+, $25)