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