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Benji-B - The final show

DJ and radio show host extraordinaire, Benjamin Benstead a.k.a. Benji-B, has been a great source of inspiration for the Beathearts crew over the years. Starting off as an engineer for Gilles Peterson he got his own show in 2002 on BBC Radio 1xtra entitled Deviation and later renamed Soulful beats. Always cutting edge he was the first to put us on to artist such as Wajeed, Karriem Riggins, Africa Hightec, Harmonic 313, SaRa Creative Partners, Dabrye, Roska, Floating Points, SBTRKT, Mala, Geo-Logy, Robert Glasper and many, many other others.

Last Sunday was his last show on 1xtra as he now moves on to take over for Mary Anne Hobbs on BBC Radio 1 experimental beats show. The last show highlighted some of the greatest discoveries he broke over the years and what a show it was. For all fans, this is a collectors item.


Jaylib – The Official (Stones Throw)
MadVillian - Accordion (Stones Throw)
MF Doom - Gazzilion Eer (Lex Records)
Mos Def – Auditorium (feat Slick Rick) (Downtown)
Erykah Badu – Soldier (ControlfreaQ/ Universal Records)
Flying Lotus - Melt (Warp Records)

Steve Spacek – Dollar (Sound In Color)
Madlib - The Payback (Stones Throw)
James Brown – Payback (Polydor)
Waajeed - Proud (Fat City) ()
Nas – Get Down (Columbia Records)
Nas – Made You Look (Columbia Records)
Busta Rhymes – New York Sh** (feat Swizz Beatz) (Flipmode/Aftermath/Interscope)
Big Boi – (feat Andre 3000 & Raekwon) - Royal Flush (La Face Records)
Raekwon - (feat Ghostface Killah & Method Man) - New Wu (Wu-Massacre Label)
Ghostface Killah – Whip You With A Strap (Def Jam Refords)

J Dilla - Gobstopper (Stones Throw)
J Dilla – Diamonds (Stones Throw)
J Dilla – Two Can Win (Stones Throw)
J Dilla - Stop (Stones Throw)
J Dilla – One Eleven (Stones Throw)
Jay Electronica – Exhibit C (Control FreaQ/Decon)
Dam Funk – Hood Pass Intact (Stones Throw)

Floating Points -Love Me Like This Dub (Eglo)
Cesaria Evora – Angola (Carl Craig Remix) (Lusafrica)
LCD Soundsystem - 45:33 (Theo Parrish’s Space Cadet Remix) (DFA)
Alice Smith – Love Endeavour (Maurice Faulton Remix) (BBE)
Ame – Hydraulic Dog (Sonar Kollektiv)
Peven Everett – Bangin (Trippin Records)
At Jazz - Osulande Remix – (Mantais Records)
Zed Bias ft Omar – Dancing Now ( ft Mr Fox Dubplate )
4Hero - Hold It Down (Bugz In The Attic’s Co-Operative Mix) (Talkin Loud Records)
DKD - Future Rage (Bitasweet, 2000 Black)
Afronaught – Transcend Me (Apollo)
Donnie – Twist This (Karizma Remix) (R2 Records)

Skream – Midnight Request Line (Tempa)
Digital Mystikz – Anti War Dub (DMZ)
Benga & Coki- Night (Tempa)
Martyn - Vancouver – (3024)
Dorian Concept – The Fu**ing Formula (Deviation Edition) (Kindred Spirits, Nod Navigators)
Bullion – Get Familiar (One-Handed Music)
Tron – Waajeed (Fat City)
SA-RA – Glorious (ABB Soul)
Georgia - Angels (Dubplate)
Geology – Geo Piano Instrumental (CDR)
Jiimy Abney - The Marvin Touch (Deviation Dubplate)
J Dilla - Bye (Stones Throw)

For those of you who haven't heard of Benji-B before, check the last show above and we're sure you will be hooked every Wednesday night through Thursday morning on the BBC iPlayer: Benji-B exploring future beats on BBC Radio 1 experimental show

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