Benga – Skank / Dose

#Flashback Reflect on those Playstation composed beats that kicked it all off

When most kids his age were getting ready to sit their GCSE double science, young Adegbenga Adejumo was releasing his debut 12″ on the now legendary Big Apple Records. That was 15 years ago, so we thought we’d celebrate that fact.

Benga (as you probably know him) released ‘Skank’ on the A-side and ‘Dose’ on the flip and the chances are you’ve won’t have heard these two tracks. Unsurprising really given that they came out on a pretty limited run of blue vinyl (there were represses but these weren’t as pretty).

His sound may have developed over the years as he and the scene he helped form would grow, but we think it’s important to reflect on those Playstation composed beats that kicked it all off. Great work sir.