Benji B

Deviation Music / UK

  • Friday 16 05:15 - 07:00

    Sónar by Night - SonarLab

Top selector

Few figures in today's British scene are more knowledgeable or better informed than Benji B. The popular BBC Radio1 presenter is already a lodestar in the UK music scene, not only thanks to his role as a communicator and trailblazer, but also for his excellent DJ sets, high quality remixes and compilations that showcase his exquisite taste. The most recent and best example of his treasured work as a selector is the compilation "Deviation (Volume 1)", which takes its name from one of his radio shows and brings together many of today's best artists in a perfect mix. There is therefore no one better to close one of the Sónar by Night sets on the SonarLab stage.

Benji B is seen as the natural successor to Gilles Peterson, with whom he worked for several years. His show is now probably the most important and popular program in the field of bass music and new electronic music trends (grime, soulful house, future beats and many other styles), and his studio has played host to numerous international artists with something to say. In the dj booth Benji deploys his wisdom and experience, in finely crafted sets that work as inventories for the best in today's music. His most recent compilation was the first release launched on his new label Deviation Music. Benji hits all the right notes with considerable ease.