After a long, and now widely discussed, absence from both DJing and production London dubstep pioneer Benga (Adegbenga Adejumo) is making his return to music. The arrival comes with the announcement of Future Funk, a three track EP due for release on the 26th of February. You can listen to the EP's massive title track below, right now.
Speaking of the release, Benga himself said: "It's been two years and I have grown a lot, and I now know what's important: music. I'm back and I think my sound is the most 'me' it's been since Diary of an Afro Warrior and I'm super excited to play it and reconnect with all of the people who have supported me. Let's have a good year!"
Well, consider us just as excited. On "Future Funk" Benga sounds more urgent and driven than ever. The track possesses the darkness of his original sound, only now with a newly found acidic quality. It's bassy, but tearing off in several other directions at once—clearly the sound of a producer ready to test his ambitions as much as possible. We can't wait to hear more.