Beats, Treats And All Things Unique
Released: 30th Nov, -0001
Label: Tru Thoughts
Beats, Treats & All Things Unique is the debut album by fast rising star Benji Boko. With a diverse roster of collaborators including Maxi Jazz (Faithless), Ricky Rankin (Banana Klan) and Bokos seven-year-old cousin, who you’ll hear on Intro and Outro duties, the album is out on the 20th June on Tru Thoughts, preceded by the single Where My Heart is featuring Maxi Jazz in May.
An innovative, energetic DJ and producer, Benji Boko is the boy from Brighton with the big hair and the split personality (...his alter-ego is a hyperactive purple monkey...) whose larger-than-life DJ presence and amazing mixing skills are matched by his creative prowess as a producer and beat-maker. Bokos musical spark was initially ignited by the eclectic selection of records to be found in the second-hand shops and flea markets of his home city; this appetite for all types of music is combined with an appreciation and talent for sound and sample manipulation, and a habit of sliding into highly visualised forays of imagination. His fresh, melodic, slightly twisted hip hop-infused pop is as much influenced by Beardyman, DJ Yoda, Fatboy Slim and The Neptunes as it is by cartoons, Peter Sellers, Monty Python and fairytales.
Check Benji' s Soundcloud here.