Recently appointed by Virgil Abloh as Louis Vuitton’s music director, Abloh’s admiration for the UK tastemaker and DJ is clear, having once described him as the “Anna Wintour of music.” The OFF-WHITE designer has been a regular listener of Benji’s BBC radio show — renowned for its forward-thinking electronic and hip-hop playlists.
Benji is recognised by music and fashion followers alike for his work with some of the most important brands and artists of our time such as Kanye West on both ‘Yeezus’ and ‘The Life of Pablo’. We’re incredibly excited to have Benji B in Singapore for what’s guaranteed to be an electric night at Kilo Lounge alongside Red Bull and local favourite Funk Bast*rd (Darker Than Wax) and P R A V of .Wav(y)!
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Date: 11 October 2018
Time: 10 PM Doors Open
Location: Kilo Lounge
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Many people know Benji B as a radio host—his BBC Radio 1 slot is firmly established as one of the most important shows in the world right now. But he's also one of the UK's most respected DJs, one whose distinctive tastes have been shaped by one place more than any other: London. Coming of age in a city teeming with record shops, radio stations and clubs, Benji was a regular at just about any seminal party you care to mention, from Metalheadz and Aba Shanti at Blue Note to Speed at the Mars Bar, and from Gilles Peterson's That's How It Is at Bar Rumba through to Jah Shaka's speaker-rattling affairs and the crucial FWD>> and Co-Op nights at Plastic People. UK club and soundsystem culture is not Benji's sole influence—he's spent hours soaking up the vibe of New York parties like Body & Soul, for example—but it's London that defines him.
As a DJ, Benji cut his teeth making mixtapes on his mother's HiFi system, using its chunky buttons to mix cassettes, records and the radio. These days, he's recognized for his varied and mature selections. He has a natural ear for rhythm and an innate sense of musicality, playing music with groove, whether it's classic house and techno or the best of the new stuff. His appreciation of dance music is lived, not learned—his time on the dance floor, plus his peerless knowledge of four decades' worth of music, makes him a formidable proposition behind the decks.