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