Music has always been a big part of Benny's life, but it really started making an impact on him when he discovered hip-hop at the age of 11; artists such as DJ Premier, Mobb Deep, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dog and Nas influenced Benny in a big way.
Benny's growing passion for music lead him to his school band in which he played the drums and learned the guitar. He discovered Jungle at the age of 14 and being in his band did not seem enough for him musically, jungle music triggered an awakening in him and a growing thirst to make his own music. Tunes such as The House crew's Super Hero, A-Zone's Calling All the People and Worries in the Dance on London Someting Records were seminal tunes. Before long Benny was learning to use a sequencer on his dad's PC.
At the age of 16 Benny began a 2 year music technology course, for him, making music become an addiction, phoning in sick all the time to his part time job so he could live and breath beats. Realizing that this was far more than a hobby, Benny soon realized the only way to put his all into this and progress was if he invested in some quality equipment, so, Benny began working full time.His first break came from the South London based label, Cutterz Choice bringing his first tune, Chainsaws, to wax. This was followed by the succes of Addictive which was rinsed by the likes of Nicky Blackmarket, Brockie and Ash Attack. Shortly after came Sneaker Pimp, it was Benny's first tune to get airplay on major radio station, initially being played by the legendary John Peel on BBC Radio 1. Neckbreaker/Kist, shortly commenced being the first tune on the Graffs series, Neckbreaker made it onto the Aphrodite mix CD released in America. Following this success Benny was asked to remix the Aphrodite classic, Stalker. To follow were tunes such as Pinball, Tempest and Moneyzone with towering success on the dance floor which lead us to the present.
Benny has a very diverse range of styles and hopes to bring more vibes back to drum n bass, vocals play a big part in his current productions and the plans to work more with vocals in the future.
taken from http://www.digitalsoundboy.com
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