Rolling since 2003
The Collective present Bensley
The Collective presents…
Bensley (CAN) // RAM Records
+ local support
Fri Nov 22
Door Sales Only
$20 before 11pm
Never before in Ram Records’ 25-year history has a story as unique and exciting as Bensley’s unfolded. No previous releases. No previous DJ shows. The then-19-year-old Canadian sent a demo to Andy C’s label and was signed exclusively soon after. He exploded onto the Drum & Bass scene in 2015 with an album that turned heads and received critical acclamation throughout both press and radio. With support from the likes of Zane Lowe, Mistajam & Friction, his debut release ‘Fandango’ made its mark and secured Bensley a spotlight that would cultivate an illustrious music career.
As an accomplished saxophonist influenced by jazz pioneers like Dave Brubeck & Charlie Parker, it’s clear to see how Bensley’s wide range of influence and strong classical foundation allow him to flourish in electronic music. His compositions capture the essence of everything that’s exciting in Drum & Bass and beyond. Instantly resonating yet sounding like nothing you’ve heard before, each of his productions conveys a contemporary energy and dynamic that’s immediately distinctive.
Bensley’s namesake has only grown, with the producer becoming a pinnacle part of leftfield DJ sets and symbolising the next generation of the Ram Records roster. He’s solidified his style through a series of impressive single releases including ‘Tiptoe’, ‘One Last Chance ft. Skyelle’ & ‘Under the Sunshine’, as well as official remixes for heavyweights Flux Pavilion, Camo & Krooked and Azari & III.
This summer, Bensley released his long-awaited sophomore album ‘Muskoka’, titled after the region of lush forests and lakes in Ontario, Canada. Inspired by a lifetime of summers spent here, Bensley showcases the evolution of his sound in acclaimed singles ‘Kilauea’, ‘One Last Chance ft. Skyelle (Remix)’, and ‘Hard Times ft. Emer Dineen’. He follows this album release with an Australia/New Zealand headline tour and extensive travels around Europe and North America in early 2020. Stay tuned.