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Benji Boko - Beats, Treats And All Things Unique - out on Tru Thoughts



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Benji Boko - Beats, Treats And All Things Unique
(CD/Digital) Tru Thoughts Recordings TRUCD229, 2011-06-20

Benji Boko's fresh, melodic, slightly twisted hip hop-infused style - as much influenced by Beardyman, DJ Yoda and The Neptunes as it is by cartoons, Peter Sellers, Monty Python and fairytales - has won over the likes of Maxi Jazz (Faithless) and Ricky Rankin (Roots Manuva), who both collaborate on the album. He's keeping it real though... you'll also find his 7-year-old cousin on Intro and Outro duties... The first single will be the mesmerising Where My Heart Is featuring Maxi Jazz, out as a free download on 23rd May. For the promo video we will be calling for talented illustrators, graffiti artists and animators to get involved. Based on an ambitious creative premise, the finished vid will then be launched in June... Tru Thoughts are excited to be launching this charismatic up-and-coming artist, the boy from Brighton with the big hair and the split personality (...his alter-ego is a hyperactive purple monkey...) whose larger-than-life stage persona and unbelievable mixing skills are matched by his creative prowess as a producer and beat-maker. Boko's magic touch as a producer was briefly seen in 2009 when his track Jungle VIP became an underground hit, shooting to no. 16 on the iTunes electronic chart, with heavy radio play across the stations. Beats, Treats and All Things Unique will be out 20th June on Tru Thoughts.

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Benji Boko - Beats, Treats And All Things Unique
(CD/Digital) Tru Thoughts Recordings TRUCD229, 2011-06-20

Benji Boko - Beats, Treats & All Things Unique by BENJI BOKO

Tracklisting :
01. Intro
02. Glider
03. Where My Heart Is feat. Maxi Jazz
04. I Had A Dream (Mini Obama) (Skit)
05. Bokomania (Inst.)
06. The Eagle feat. Deuce Eclipse
07. Screw That!
08. A Big Star From Nuffink (Skit)
09. No. 1 Sound feat. Ricky Rankin
10. Benji Bolognese
11. Charuuna
12. Moveaboutalot (Skit)
13. Take A Stand
14. Slow Junkie
15. Have a Little Tired Time (Skit)
16. Supernova
17. Lights
18. Outro feat. Mr Louis
19. Touch The Ceiling With Your Toes

Links :
Read Benji Boko's biography on ParisDJs.com
benjiboko.com
myspace.com/benjiboko
facebook.com/benjiboko
twitter.com/benjiboko
soundcloud.com/benjiboko
youtube.com/benjiboko
benjiboko.blogspot.com
tru-thoughts.co.uk
myspace.com/truthoughtsrecords
soundcloud.com/tru-thoughts
youtube.com/user/truthoughtsrecords
facebook.com/truthoughts
twitter.com/tru_thoughts
Buy it first on etchshop.co.uk



Press Release :
‘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 Boko’s seven-year-old cousin, who you’ll hear on Intro and Outro duties, the album is out on 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. Boko’s 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.

The album explores a wide spectrum of influences, and yields an equally diverse selection of sounds; from the deep, evocative beat of the single which is complemented by Maxi Jazz’s inimitable soul-felt vocals, through the hypnotic instrumental track, “Glider”. Then at the other extreme - more in line with the relentless energy of his DJ set - is “No. 1 Sound”, which has a really ‘live’ vibe, as Ricky Rankin freestyled the whole thing. Dotted around the album are a host of little skits, each with its own charm, including “I Had A Dream (Mini Obama)”, inspired by a fortune-telling vinyl record found in a charity shop. “Benji Bolognese” is like a journey that hops from place to place and hooks you along for the ride; says Boko, “it’s exactly what it’s like living in my head...loads of ideas, getting distracted very easily and quickly...ha...this sentence has taken me about 20 minutes to write as I was just distracted watching Kermit the frog eat Vincent Price on YouTube”.


Where My Heart Is Video


I Had A Dream (Mini Obama)

"What Benji does live is really fun and unique" - ZANE LOWE (BBC RADIO 1)
"One of the most versatile new guys out there, with a great
stage presence and cracking MIX of music!” - ROB DA BANK (BBC RADIO 1 /BESTIVAL)
“Benji is the future! His ‘Can I MIX it?’ show is FRIKKIN’
"MEGA!” - DJ YODA
"This is Benji's year!" - JAGUAR SKILLS
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Renegades Of Jazz Renegades Of Jazz ·  20 June 2011, 22:55

one of the best albums this year. the opener "glider" is kicking it!


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