Dubstep started off as an experimental genre of electronic dance music. Towards the late 1990s it became popular in the underground music scene but quickly at the turn of the millennium. In the early 2000s dubstep music had started gaining mainstream popularity. Hailing from South London (the birthplace of dubstep music), Benga has been one of the pioneers of this genre. The first Benga dubstep album ‘Newstep’ was released in 2006 although the first Benga dubstep song ‘Skank’ had been recorded and released in 2001 on Big Apple.
Adegbenga Adejumo, popularly known as Benga, was born in East London in 1986. His frequent visits to the Big Apple record shop at Croydon in South London introduced and inspired him to dubstep music. Benga dubstep songs have been especially pioneering in the genre since despite the electronic arrangements that is commonly associated with this type of music, Benga often uses acoustic drums for an elevating effect.
The second Benga dubstep album quickly followed the first one and was released in 2008. ‘Diary of an Afro Warrior’ was one of the first dubstep albums to gain mainstream popularity. The album has 14 tracks and has a runtime of 63 minutes 51 seconds. ‘The Observer’ gave the Benga dubstep album a four star rating and so did ‘Allmusic’ formerly known as ‘AMG’.
Much before the release of the second Benga dubstep album, Benga’s style had been acknowledged by popular BBC Radio 1 DJ, Mary Anne Hobbs. Several songs of Benga have been compiled in Mary Anne Hobbs’ ‘Warrior Dubz’. Since the phenomenal success of his songs and being widely acknowledged as a pioneering dubstep producer, Benga has regularly hosted shows on BBC Radio 1 and has performed at several music festivals including Field Day that was held in Sydney on New Year’s Day 2012.
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Check out our collection of the best Benga Dubstep Songs below!
- Benga Icon ft. Bebe Black
Benga Icon ft. Bebe Black is another one of those Dubstep songs by Benga that’s awesome! Benga is an amazing producer, his production style is ridiculous. This guy knows how to create a catchy drum pattern, you can never go wrong with the drums in his songs! Bebe Black’s flow molds perfectly with the beat; this Dubstep song is well put together!
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- Katy B On A Mission Prod. by Benga
Katy B On A Mission Prod. by Benga is a song that you would consider BroStep! I like her flow to the beat, its not structured as normal dubstep because there isn’t any drops; but its still catchy and a good song overall! This song would fit in the category of commercial Dubstep!
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- Skream and Benga Nefariousa
Skream and Benga Nefariousa
Skream and Benga Nefariousa is another song that gives you that anxiety feeling! This track has a dark dubstep feel with the sound of tension written all over it. The best part of this song is the drop, the wobble synths they used sound insane. Make sure you listen to the whole thing, there’s a nice switch up towards the end of the song! Consider this to be in our Top Dubstep Songs list!
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- Benga I Will Never Change
Benga I Will Never Change
Benga I Will Never Change has that original dubstep style. The intro of the song is filled with tension that kinda gives you that anxiety feeling. The drums are simple but catchy with a bit of a swing delay on the snare. Much respect goes out to Benga for his production skills; his style is crazy! That’s why I consider him one of the Top Dubstep Artists of All Time!
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