For this special closing party, we are proud to announce the return of Benga!
Thursday May 13th will see BassBox have its closing party here at Fez.....but fear not, the massive Dubstep brand will return in October!
For this special closing party, we are proud to announce the return of BENGA!
Having put in years of graft, BENGA, is a leading light in the rising global dubstep movement alongside his childhood friend, SKREAM. 2008 saw him drop his debut album proper for TEMPA, provisionally entitled “Diary of an Afro Warrior,” after the mighty mane that sprouts from his head.
Aside from the best 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, Big Apple. A&Red by one of the most influential DJs in dubstep, DJ HATCHA, the label was run out of the Croydon shop of the same name, the hangout for much of the early pioneers and future stars such as ARTWORK, HORSEPOWER, HATCHA, CHEF, PLASTICIAN and SKREAM.
Since then he’s had releases on electronic stables Planet Mu and Hotflush, self released his own CD and become a respected DJ in his own right, playing throughout Europe and Australasia. Now, all eyes are on Benga’s debut album proper for Tempa, not least because it contains this summer’s largest anthem in Aiya Nappa and Malia. Co-produced with Coki Digital Mystikz, the tune “Night” is a hit not just with the dubstep heads, but with both grime and funky house crowd. With this between its pages, it sounds like the “Diary…” will be a must-read.
BassBox Closing Party Line Up:
Advance tickets highly recommended – the last time Benga played it was a COMPLETE SELL OUT!