012 - Benjha
There’s not a lot out there about our next contributor, Athens resident Benjha, he let’s his music speak for him. Creating a diverse range of sounds, with references taken from pretty much everywhere. I was first introduced to his music through a number of tracks up on his soundcloud, but really took notice when I heard his mix for Moustache Music (which was probably my favourite mix of 2015). It was here I could hear his amazing ability to combine multiple genres into a beautiful and emotionally charged whole. That's not to take away anything from his production either, his output this year has been remarkable.
I spoke with him about producing a mixtape for us and am pretty damn thrilled to present the 12th Métron Musik Mixtape. As full of surprises and unexpected turns as ever, Benjha has crafted an eclectic story told across a huge array of influences and eras. Over and hour of music jam packed with great tunes, including his own productions and some traditional Greek music and all tied together as neatly as has come to be expected with Benjha’s work. This really is a mixtape for all music lovers.
There’s plenty more to come too, having just released on Nico Jaar’s 'Other People’ imprint we fully expect to see the producer continue to flourish in 2016.
Check out his works on Soundcloud and Bandcamp pages to explore his work to date.
shigeto - first saturn return
george benson - the world is a ghetto
chris lanois - carla
moon bounce - body
iordanis tsomidis - taxim
sam cooke - a change is gonna come
anthony mapfumo - shumba
mndsgn - camelblues
harumi - fire by the river
larry gus - np-complete
oneohtrix point never - ezra
granville bantock - cello sonata in f minor
mtume umoja ensemble - utamu
joe chambers - the almoravid
kostas bezos - ta aspra sta vouna
romare - your love (you give me fever)
lonnie liston smith - summer nights
moondog - pastoral
uknown mortal orchestra - so good at being in trouble
indonesian folk music - music for the gods
vasillis tsitsanis - synnefiasmeni kyriaki
brian eno - the big ship
The original artwork below was created exclusively for the mixtape by Jack Hardwicke.