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One of the major names in the world of dubstep, producer Benga was born Beni Uthman in East London. His parents eventually moved to the suburb of Croydon, where a young Benga would fiddle with his radio every night, looking for pirate radio stations and taking in all sorts of fringe music. He first began making tracks on his PlayStation game system, then graduated to digital audio workstation Fruity Loops when his parents bought him a computer. Hearing the dark work of 2-step producer Wookie inspired him to join part of the grime/garage scene that would eventually evolve into dubstep. Hanging out at the Big Apple Records store in Croydon introduced him to fellow dubstep producer Skream. When the store began its own label, Benga released his debut 12", "Skank," in late 2002. A co-production with Skream called "The Judgement" appeared on Big Apple in early 2003, and then Benga began his own label -- Benga Beats -- and released the three-track 12" Benga Beats, Vol. 1 in 2004. A couple 12"s for the Planet Mu label landed before Benga Beats released his full-length debut, Newstep, in 2006. By now radio DJs and tastemakers like Mary Anne Hobbs and François K were singing his praises, putting Benga in the company of dubstep's favorite, Burial. In 2007 he moved to the Tempa label and issued the singles "Crunked Up" and "Night," the latter a collaboration with Coki. Both tracks ended up on his 2008 album, Diary of an Afro Warrior. While he issued several 12" releases and mixtapes and played live for the next five years, Benga's next album didn't appear until the winter of 2013; it was appropriately titled Chapter II. ~ David Jeffries
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  2.   26 Basslines
  3.   Smile
  4.   Stop Watching
  5.   Little Bits
  6.   Eyetunes
  7.   Pour Your Love
  8.   Open Your Eyes
  9.   One
  10.   Chemical Compound
  11.   Roller
  12.   Crunked Up
  13.   Katy on a Mission
  14.   Getting 42
  15.   Waiting by Happiness
  16.   Running
  17.   Higher featuring Adegbenga Adejumo
  18.   The Future
  19.   The Chant
  20.   Rock Music
  21.   One Million
  22.   Buzzin'
  23.   Loose Synths
  24.   Comb 60's
  25.   3 Minutes
  26.   Broken Dubstep
  27.   Don't Wanna
  28.   Electro West
  29.   We're Coming Out
  30.   Break Out The System
  31.   Chapter II to Inspire
  32.   Warzone
  33.   To Hell and Back
  34.   There's No Soul
  35.   Choose 1
  36.   I Will Never Change
  37.   Forefather
  38.   Click and Tap
  39.   Yellow
  40.   Icon
  41.   Two
  42.   On The Edge
  43.   Mini Moto Cross
  44.   Descending
  45.   Baltimore Clap
  46.   808
  47.   Better
  48.   Benga's Off His Head
  49.   Go Tell Them
  50.   E Trips
  51.   Zero M2
  52.   Night
  53.   Night by Coki
  54.   Killers About
  55.   Someone 20
  56.   B4 the Dual
  57.   High Speed by P-Money
  58.   Higher by Autumn Rowe
  59.   Waiting featuring Adegbenga Adejumo
  60.   High Speed featuring Adegbenga Adejumo
  61.   Pour Your Love
  62.   Night
  63.   I Come from London
  64.   Pleasure
  65.   The Cut
  66.   Transformers
  67.   Light Bulb
  68.   Your Band (Descending)
  69.   Evolution
  70.   Live Drums
  71.   Fittest
  72.   Middle Man
  73.   Flames
  74.   Technocal
  75.   Descending
  76.   Dramatic
  77.   Falling
  78.   Intensions
  79.   Itunes
  80.   No Bra, No Panties
  81.   The Camel Ride 2
  82.   The Sound of Asia
  83.   26 Basslines V.I.P.
  84.   Benga's O_his Head
  85.   Sleep Another Day
  86.   Air