In the UK, you're guaranteed to find a radio set, club night or label that suits your tastes. But, as more and more DJs and tastemakers become the full package, you start to appreciate the work they put into adding further tenets to their craft. One of the leaders of this multitasking generation is Benteki; in addition to his weekly slot on Reprezent Radio, which has welcomed the likes of D Double E, Big Zuu, Maxsta and more, he is also a coveted DJ, and booking him is proving more and more difficult, thanks to his ability.
Luckily, he has laid down an exclusive mix for us in which he glides through UK club culture's recent history, from grime and garage to funky house. Prepare to put your dancing shoes on.
"This mix encapsulates my sound as a DJ, " Benteki told us via email. "It’s an up-tempo, solid energy variety of Bass, Funky House, UKG & Grime music. Shifting through the flavours I’d normally play in a club set, starting with speedy UK Bass music and building up the gradient towards grime music. The selection of records in this mix are wide-ranging, including some classics, some influences and some never heard before."
Plump DJs – Keep A Focus
Tru-Fonix – In The Corner (Sly-One Remix)
Donae’o – Marimba
Crazy Cousinz – Inflation
Killjoy – Banzai
Crazy Cousinz – Bongo Jam
Lil Silva – Pulse vs Flex
Afro B – Pull Up (Motu Remix)
Smokey Bubblin B – Dub 96
Roska & Champion – Flame Grilled
Royal T – Don’t You Know
Distro – The House
Roska & Serocee – In My Zone (Benteki Dub)
Nightwave – Sanctuary
C4 – This Sound
Sudanim – Sideman
Colours – Hold On (SE22 Mix)
TC4 – Original Don
T2 – Heartbroken vs Sir Spyro – Topper Top
Royal T – Gunfingers
Last Japan – Big Man (Skanky Remix)
Polonis – N
Levelz – Front Face
DJ Marsta – Come Again
Nico Lindsay – Codename Lin
Dark0 – Scyther (Gundam Remix)
Vybz Kartel – Money Pon Mi Brain (Trends Remix)
Mura Masa – Lotus Eater (Hamdi Remix)
Ribz, Napper, Flirta D, Shizzle – Pull Up Dat
Listen to Dummy's curated playlists on Spotify.