Ready for insane bass in the Bench house? Benga and Youngman sat down in the Bench VIP lounge for an Exclusive Interview.
Tearing up his set at Melt Festival, dubstep maestro Benga had the crowd dropping to their knees. Bench Live Tv presenters Cherelle Chambers & Jay London from Threads TV were there to talk to Magnetic Man himself.
For those unfamiliar with this East End boy a brief introduction: He made his name in pirate radio stations and became a dab hand at making tracks on his digital audio workstation, joined on the tails of the grime/garage scene and then matured in to dubstep. He released a debut 12″, Skank in 2002. Started his own label, Benga Beats in 2004, before finding the radar of the Mary Anne Hobbs and François K and moving on to the Tempa label. In 2007 Benga, along with fellow producers Skream and Artwork, formed the dubstep supergroup Magnetic Man. His 2008 album, Diary of an Afro Warrior, is still an epic for any fan.
He chooses not call his music dubstep anymore, but Benga will always be synonymous with it.
BENGA LIVE NEAR YOU
- Clapham – August 13
- Manchester Warehouse Project – Nov 3
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