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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

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   26 Basslines
  3.   Smile
  4.   Little Bits
  5.   Stop Watching
  6.   Go Tell Them
  7.   Waiting featuring Adegbenga Adejumo
  8.   To Hell and Back
  9.   Yellow
  10.   Transformers
  11.   The Cut
  12.   Night
  13.   Pour Your Love
  14.   Choose 1
  15.   808
  16.   One Million
  17.   Comb 60's
  18.   We're Coming Out
  19.   Getting 42
  20.   Waiting by Happiness
  21.   High Speed by P-Money
  22.   Running
  23.   Chapter II to Inspire
  24.   Warzone
  25.   Higher featuring Adegbenga Adejumo
  26.   There's No Soul
  27.   I Will Never Change
  28.   Forefather
  29.   Click and Tap
  30.   Roller
  31.   Two
  32.   Electro West
  33.   I Come from London
  34.   Eyetunes
  35.   Baltimore Clap
  36.   Buzzin'
  37.   Benga's Off His Head
  38.   3 Minutes
  39.   E Trips
  40.   B4 the Dual
  41.   Night by Coki
  42.   Your Band (Descending)
  43.   Broken Dubstep
  44.   Katy on a Mission
  45.   Don't Wanna
  46.   Break Out The System
  47.   Higher by Autumn Rowe
  48.   High Speed featuring Adegbenga Adejumo
  49.   Open Your Eyes
  50.   Icon
  51.   Night
  52.   The Future
  53.   Better
  54.   Loose Synths
  55.   Light Bulb
  56.   Killers About
  57.   Zero M2
  58.   Someone 20
  59.   One
  60.   Pleasure
  61.   Rock Music
  62.   Pour Your Love
  63.   The Chant
  64.   Descending
  65.   Chemical Compound
  66.   Crunked Up
  67.   On The Edge
  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 Skream