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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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Stations Featuring
Benga

    Dubstep

    Dubstep
    1 song

Albums by
Benga

Top Songs by
Benga

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    Popularity
  2.   26 Basslines
  3.   Smile
  4.   Stop Watching
  5.   Little Bits
  6.   Killers About
  7.   Transformers
  8.   Katy on a Mission
  9.   Light Bulb
  10.   Icon
  11.   Night by Coki
  12.   Pour Your Love
  13.   We're Coming Out
  14.   Getting 42
  15.   Waiting by Happiness
  16.   Running
  17.   Chapter II to Inspire
  18.   Warzone
  19.   To Hell and Back
  20.   Higher featuring Adegbenga Adejumo
  21.   There's No Soul
  22.   Choose 1
  23.   I Will Never Change
  24.   Forefather
  25.   Click and Tap
  26.   Yellow
  27.   Pour Your Love
  28.   Chemical Compound
  29.   Your Band (Descending)
  30.   Eyetunes
  31.   One Million
  32.   Buzzin'
  33.   Loose Synths
  34.   Pleasure
  35.   Crunked Up
  36.   Someone 20
  37.   Night
  38.   Comb 60's
  39.   Broken Dubstep
  40.   Don't Wanna
  41.   Break Out The System
  42.   High Speed by P-Money
  43.   Higher by Autumn Rowe
  44.   Open Your Eyes
  45.   Roller
  46.   One
  47.   Night
  48.   On The Edge
  49.   I Come from London
  50.   The Future
  51.   The Chant
  52.   Rock Music
  53.   Descending
  54.   Baltimore Clap
  55.   808
  56.   Better
  57.   Benga's Off His Head
  58.   The Cut
  59.   Go Tell Them
  60.   E Trips
  61.   B4 the Dual
  62.   Two
  63.   High Speed featuring Adegbenga Adejumo
  64.   Waiting featuring Adegbenga Adejumo
  65.   3 Minutes
  66.   Electro West
  67.   Zero M2
  68.   Evolution
  69.   Live Drums
  70.   Fittest
  71.   Middle Man
  72.   Flames
  73.   Technocal
  74.   Descending
  75.   Dramatic
  76.   Falling
  77.   Intensions
  78.   Itunes
  79.   No Bra, No Panties
  80.   The Camel Ride 2
  81.   The Sound of Asia
  82.   26 Basslines V.I.P.
  83.   Benga's O_his Head
  84.   Sleep Another Day
  85.   Mini Moto Cross
  86.   Air
  87.   Out of Phase
  88.   Tech Wobbler
  89.   Twister
  90.   Z
  91.   Electro Scratch
  92.   The Germ
  93.   Drumz West
  94.   Emotions
  95.   Any Steppers
  96.   Ice Cream Jelly Roll by Skream
  97.   Nefariousa by