Trying to wrap your mind around Beni is like trying to get a grip on a ghost. He’s an energy flash, a light that never burns out, a juvenile joker and an ageless oracle. He’s a man that has lived a thousand lives, a connoisseur and a curator, an aesthete and the ultimate modern artist.
A lifetime of inspiration and two and a half years in the making Album Title was written and recorded in various studios and bedrooms in Sydney, New York, LA, Paris, Berlin, Tokyo and Barcelona; at various airports and hotels along the way; on countless flights; on trains between Hiroshima, Osaka and Kyoto, and in a rickety-ass farmhouse in the French countryside.
The result is Beni’s singular vision of dance music filtered through life and love, and a soundtrack to a journey with no end in sight. It’s an attempt to capture the atmosphere of house music’s infancy in Chicago and New York. Marshall Jefferson, Larry Levan, Francois K, Ron Hardy, Frankie Knuckles: for Beni, this is where it all began.
Bristling with dance floor vitality, Beni’s sparkling collection of tracks showcases the vocals of an ivy league of guests from across the globe: Sam Sparro, Nomi (Hercules and Love Affair), and Matty Safer are just a few. The album will be Beni’s first solo release on Modular and follows on from his previous singles, My Love Sees You and Maximus (Kitsune).
Put it in a pot and let it percolate.