interview // benga
Diary Of An Afro Warrior, the sophomore album to emerge from Croydon’s young dubstep visionary Benga, felt a lot like a manifesto – a declaration of dubstep’s emergence from the underground of dance music into the contemporary consciousness. Yet given that Benga, whose interest in music production began by the startlingly young age of 15, has since become a figurehead for an oft-misunderstood and maligned genre is not surprising.
Championing its creativity and singularity alongside a small collective of close friends and collaborators – the likes of which include other luminaries such as Skream, Artwork, and Katy B amongst others, Benga has come to establish himself as one of the most exciting young creatives to emerge from the scene. Last sighted here at the very beginning of the year, dubstep heads will certainly be pleased with the return of the warrior at this year’s Parklife, armed with a killer live new set-up.