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