Listen To: Benga – Shut It Down (radio rip)


Earlier this week one of dubstep’s most influential and creative original players Benga announced his come-back. It was received with a very warm and welcomed response from all sides.

His revelation was backed with a minute-long tease of first track from new album Shut It Down. Naturally, it gave nothing away at Benga’s current vibe and potential new direction… Leaving listeners hungry for more.

Last night Zane Lowe quenched that hunger with the premiere of Benga – Shut It Down on his BBC Radio 1 show. Moments later Benga uploaded the broadcast rip onto his Soundcloud. If you’ve not checked it out yet, here it is…

Rough, gritty, paranoid techno: it’s not dissimilar to the output of Boys Noize or Tiga but comes with a much grainier UK sound. It’s a far cry from Benga’s foundation output… But then what did you expect from an artist who’s constantly forged at the forefront? We’re looking forward to hearing more.