Benga

Benga

Real Name:
Adegbenga "Benga" Adejumo (Beni Uthman)
Profile:
Dubstep Producer, south London, UK. Known for his work towards hit singles such as 'Katy On A Mission' (Katy B), 'I Need Air' (Magnetic Man feat. Angela Hunte), and 'Fire' (Magnetic Man feat. Ms Dynamite).

Imagine the first club you ever get into is, as you step inside, in the process of changing the face of urban music? Imagine you’re only 14 at the time, yet you’re already a producer. Well, Croydon dubstep star Benga doesn’t have to imagine: that is his life.

Age 14 the afro-haired producer went to his first club, Forward>> at London’s now defunct Velvet Rooms and has never looked back since.

Having put in years of graft, Benga, now age 24, is a leading light in the rising global dubstep movement alongside his childhood friend, Skream. Now part of the chart sensation; Magnetic man, Benga is now a household name.

Aside from the most famous haircut in dubstep, Benga has a lot to be happy about. At 15 he released his debut 12” “Skank/Dose” on one of dubstep’s founding imprints.

For years Benga, alongside first Skream, then Loefah, Coki and Mala Digital Mystikz, built exclusive musical ammunition for DJ Hatcha. It was this material, aired by Hatcha alone at Forward>>, that propelled dubstep from UK garage offshoot to innovative genre in its own right.

After early mentoring by Artwork (who is the third member of Magnetic Man alongside Skream), Benga refined his trade working for a professional studio, linked to the biggest labels in the world. He produced for various MC’s such as Crazy Titch and Ghetto, before concentrating his output on dubstep in 2005.

Since then he’s had releases on electronic stables Planet Mu and Hotflush, self released his own CD and became one of the most sought after DJ’s almost overnight, playing throughout Europe, the US and Australasia.

Now, after many years behind the scenes in terms of production, crafting tracks for global superstars such as Rihanna and Eve just to name two, all eyes are on Benga and his new supergroup Magnetic Man as they continue to take over the mainstream charts.

With recent hits such as Katy B’s ‘Katy on a mission’, which rose to number 4 at it’s peak in the UK and had number ones across Europe. Benga has produced acclaimed tracks such as ‘Night’ alongside Coki and ‘Baltimore Clap’ which was also an underground sensation.

His pedigree has never been in doubt, but he is also becoming a fashion icon to the younger generation. His admirers span from young teenagers all the way up to adults of all ages.

Now working regularly with stars such as John Legend, Tinchy Stryder, Ms Dynamite and many others, Benga is not someone that shys away from the public eye. His image is notable and will be recognised wherever he goes, this aspect becoming more and more prominent now due to the current success of Magnetic Man. Whilst being true to his roots and still residing in South London, Benga will travel around the globe on a regular basis and performs to crowds in the US, Asia, Europe and the UK every week. The audience he graces is vast and diverse.
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Benga Discography

Albums

BENGA BEATS CD01 Benga Newstep(CD, Album) Benga Beats BENGA BEATS CD01 UK 2006 Sell This Version
Benga Diary Of An Afro Warrior (Album) Tempa UK 2008 Sell This Version
Benga Chapter II (Album) Columbia, Sony Music UK 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Benga Skank / Dose Big Apple Records UK 2002 Sell This Version
Benga & Skream Benga & Skream - The Judgement (EP) Big Apple Records UK 2003 Sell This Version
BBV 01 Benga Benga Beats Volume 1(12") Benga Beats BBV 01 UK 2004 Sell This Version
BAM 005 Benga / Skream Benga / Skream - Hydro / Elektro(12") Big Apple Records BAM 005 UK 2004 Sell This Version
Benga Comb 60s Planet Mu UK 2006 Sell This Version
Benga & Walsh Benga & Walsh - Spooksville / Dreamscape 24 Immerse Records UK 2006 Sell This Version
Benga & Walsh / Walsh & Kromestar Benga & Walsh / Walsh & Kromestar - Military / Panik Room Hotflush Recordings UK 2006 Sell This Version
Benga Invasion (EP) Big Apple Records UK 2006 Sell This Version
ZIQ164 Hatcha* & Benga Hatcha* & Benga - 10 Tons Heavy(12") Planet Mu ZIQ164 UK 2006 Sell This Version
SSDUBSTAR 006 Benga The Southside EP(12") Southside Dubstars SSDUBSTAR 006 UK 2006 Sell This Version
Benga Crunked Up Tempa UK 2007 Sell This Version
Benga Benga EP Vol. 2 Southside Dubstars UK 2007 Sell This Version
HF 015i Benga & Walsh / Marlow (3) / Gravious Benga & Walsh / Marlow (3) / Gravious - Bingo / Road Kill / Temple Ball(12") Hotflush Recordings HF 015i UK 2007 Sell This Version
Benga & Coki Benga & Coki - Night (Maxi, Single) Tempa UK 2007 Sell This Version
Benga vs. G Squad Benga vs. G Squad - Assumptions (Remix) Ringo Records UK 2008 Sell This Version
Tempa. 037 Benga Pleasure EP(2x12", EP) Tempa Tempa. 037 UK 2008 Sell This Version
Benga Electro Scratch / The Germ Ringo Records UK 2008 Sell This Version
Tempa. 037 Benga Pleasure EP(CDr, EP) Tempa Tempa. 037 UK 2008 Sell This Version
Texture 011 Benga & Walsh vs Darqwan Benga & Walsh vs Darqwan - Addicts / Megatection(12") Texture Records Texture 011 UK 2008 Sell This Version
Benga Buzzin' / One Million Tempa UK 2009 Sell This Version
Magnet001 Magnetic Man Feat. Skream + Benga + Artwork Magnetic Man Feat. Skream + Benga + Artwork - The Cyberman EP(12", EP) Tempa Magnet001 UK 2009 Sell This Version
Skream / Benga Skream / Benga - Trapped In A Dark Bubble / Technocal Tectonic UK 2009 Sell This Version