Playing the role as a fundamental pioneer for one of the UK’s most current dance crazes, Benga has returned with his third solo album Chapter II, following 2008’s Diary of an Afro Warrior, as well as 2010’s Magnetic Man LP with cohorts Skream and Artwork. So in the build up to the release of Chapter II, we headed over to Benga’s West London label HQ to catch up with the man himself. Introducing the producer/superstar DJ to a photo/drawing based interview using none other than a whiteboard and selection of marker pens. Here’s how we got on.
To begin with, please introduce yourself, in picture form.
What Makes Chapter II better than Diary of an Afro Warrior?
Sum up Chapter II in one word.
Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?
To finish off, use the whiteboard to promote your new album, to its full extent.
Interview & Photography by Jonathan Hatchman