Benji Boko - Beats, Treats And All Things Unique - out june 20th on Tru Thoughts
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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