Set for a big 2013, Benbo is embarking on project #AIEEE, an epic year of 52 collaborations from Oakland to Düsseldorf. Already complete are tunes with NY/LON expat Über Fabulous, Portuguese chanteuse Millia Oz, nu-disco voice of choice Miss Bee & UKG originator Pablo.
That particular tune, ‘Feels Like’, is getting broadcast love from Gilles Peterson (6Music/Worldwide) & Michael Ruetten (Soulpatrol/Compost Records), while ‘Room In A Box’ with Michelle Bee has support from a fistful of DJs including Dimitri from Paris, Bara Bröst, Karim, Ben Gomori, ELIOT & Jean Claude Gavri.
Aside from #AIEEE, his remix of one of 2012’s best garage tunes will drop later in 2013 and his weekly Radio Benbo show moves from podcast to Hoxton Radio from January 29 – an unpredictable hour of the best new music between 8-9pm GMT every Tuesday.
Armed with a bunch of personal re-edits and exclusive tunes, Benbo can occasionally be found spinning 4-hour sets on the Funktion One soundsystem at the electric stag, Hastings. Expect anything from house & garage to nu-disco, classic disco & soul, rave, breaks and techno. As long as it’s soulful.