We recently got news that Benga is set to drop three brand new tracks before 2013 rings its big ass bell at midnight on December the 31st. We got to enjoy "We're Coming Out" a week ago and now the legendary UK producer offers up "Open Your Eyes" complete with a spooky video accompaniment.
Chapter II is set to be released on the 25th of February.
Benga has had a solid few years and is surely likely to have it continue with the release of a solo effort next year titled Chapter II on the 25th of February. The man himself has said he'll offer up three tracks from the project by the new year and today we get our first taste of the new material in the shape of a track called "We're Coming Out". There's a visual for it up at the top or you can jut straight up stream it via his Soundcloud page below.
Look out for even more next year from Benga as we can expect a new Magnetic Man LP too.
Benga has offered up the official visual for his upcoming single "Pour Your Love" which features Swedish songstress Marlene Strand. The video sees some young'uns hanging around on an industrial estate along with some roller-blading girls creating a nice summer feel for the video. See what you make of it above and look out for the single which will bee released on the 27th of August.
Benga is certainly a man that knows how to deliver great track after great track and this new one featuring Bebe Black is a good example of it. Titled "Icon" the track is a little more radio friendly with the addition of Bebe and the video is an entertaining one to watch. It sees the two take flight from a plane skydiving. Check out Benga's face as they break through the clouds! Priceless. The single is set for release next month on the 24th of June.
Benga's full-length solo project, Chapter 2, is also on the way on the 27th of August via Columbia Records.
Benga offers up a brilliant new visual for his track "I Will Never Change". You know when you're surfing through Soundcloud and you sort of can predict what's coming later n a track from the soundwave? Benga's video shows how much work actually goes into making a stop-motion video capture. Making these things back in School used to be fun, but dang it took days. The two-minute clip, features records being used to create the soundwave of the track and it took 7 days to create, matching every beat of the track with 960 records. It was directed by Us, and you can watch it above via Creative Review.
After posting Skream it only seems right to post a little Benga doesn't it! Coincidentally, the talented producer and very good friend of Skream has just uploaded a brand new track titled "I Will Never Change" to his Soundcloud page and all you have to do is turn up the volume, slip on your headphones and kick-back to enjoy the near 5 minute track. I'm liking the well timed superman stage dive of him for the artwork too! Madness.
On the subject of Skream & Benga, is anyone else more than a little excited for some new Magnetic Man material later this year? Thought so.
With the Warehouse Project in Manchester celebrating one final time this year at the Store Street venue. Thankfully owner Sacha recently confirmed it will indeed be staying in its city of conception! Rejoice. To the matter at hand though, this years lineup has seen some incredible talent grace the sweaty walls and stage but this weekend just gone, Skream put in a set that you'd not be used to seeing him do. He played an entirely 130BPM set stepping away from the dubstep and laying down something completely different. Being the generous fella he is, you can listen to the entire set below. The tracklisting can be seen after the jump.
Whilst here though, why not grab the new EP from Skream and BengaScion A/V and have an afternoon full of dancing the day in the office away. It's up at the top whilst the track We wouldn't blame you. Grab two free gifts from two world class DJ's below. It's only the 14 day of December, I thought all the gifts came on the 25th?! Have I been doing it wrong for 22years...
Boddika & Joy O - Mercy Samuel L Session - Can You Relate Drums of Death - Bang The Drum Robert Hood - Apartment Zero Ramires - Praxis Nacim Ladj - Carlito's Way Paperclip People - Throw Para One - Mother (Mr Oizo Remix) Boddika & Joy O - Swims Fix - Flash (Edit) Brodinski, Djedjotronic,Noob & Harvard Bass -Extreme Compote Hackman - Close Steve Poindextex - Work That Motherfucker Grain - Untitled 4 Boddika - Soul What (Beats Mix) Drums Of Death - Tear The Box Apart Hackman - Sunburst Skream - Thought's of You
Yesterday evening, we posted up a remix from Skream for his rework of Theophilus London's "I Stand Alone". In that post we touched on the fact him and long term partner in crime Benga now have a BBC Radio One show together that is going to become a weekly thing from April 2012. DOPE. So, what better way to celebrate today than with a track from Benga. It comes in the shape of a remix of A-Trak and Zinc's "Stingray" and Benga makes it his own. Give it a try below and mark your calendars for April. UK Dubstep isn't going anywhere. (Via The Fader.)