Benga retires from music to ‘start a family’

'Big up to all my real supporters,' says the DJ/producer

Benga, ‘Chapter II’

When someone writes a book about 21st century British pop, Benga will surely merit his own chapter for creating dubstep alongside fellow Croydon-ite Skream. How the chapter ends may prove intriguing, as in 2013 Benga finds himself – much like that other great UK music pioneer Wiley – at something of an impasse. He’s been making filthy basslines since...

Benga – ‘Pour Your Love’

If you’re worried that music has no myth any more, too few characters and not enough gob, then look to Benga. To some he’s merely Mr Magnetic Man, but to others he’s one of the best known faces to come out of the homeofdubstep™ – aka Big Apple in Croydon – after swaggering in one day and declaring he...

Benga ft BeBe Black – ‘Icon’

Benga’s first single from his second solo album is a bit of a tease. You spend the whole song waiting for the mental, hands-in-the-air, throw your drink in some girl’s hair all-going-off bit, and it just doesn’t happen, leaving you unsatisfied and having to finish yourself off (with the good bit of the Cheryl single). Issy Sampson