Not to be regarded as just a ‘DJ’, Benji Boko displays a unique talent, describing his show as “completely improvised, off the cuff, live remixing.” His live set-up resembles something from the flight deck of the Star Ship Enterprise; in which he has the ability to re-ignite any tune, taking his audience with him, into new dimensions.
‘Remixes Vol.2’ is an energetic piece of work, drawing from influences across the board. The album opens with a remix of one of his favourite hip hop tracks of all time – Jay-Z’s ‘99 Problems.’ Boko twists the track into an infectious club banger infused with a deep blues vibe which hints at the music he was bought up on. The album then continues into a re-edited remix of Little Dragon’s ‘Little Man’ which sees Benji collaborating with elusive producer Boy In a Movie. Following on to feature remixes of Roots Manuva, Daft Punk and Lazy Habits, the album ultimately climaxes with his explosive remix of Missy Elliot’s classic, ‘Lick Shots.’ A slick album exploring everything from blues, soul, hip hop to funk, the collective piece is sure to keep you glued to the dancefloor.
Things started getting out of control for Benji Boko back in 2010 when he guided 17,000 revelers into the New Year at the London O2 Arena, alongside Deadmau5, Justice and Calvin Harris. Since then, things have continued to escalate – his debut album “Beats, Treats & All Things Unique”, was released worldwide via Brighton based label Tru Thoughts and included collaborations with Maxi Jazz (Faithless) and Ricky Rankin (Roots Manuva).