2014-08-07 15:48:52 - Following his debut Glastonbury Festival appearance headlining The Cave, Benny Page announces the launch of his new video for the Champion Sound single premiered by Noisey/Vice along with his first ever live show held at the Jazz Cafe 11th September celebrating this release. This first live show will include percussion, horns, vocalists, VGA lighting and visuals plus more to be announced.
The single is available worldwide 23 August 2014 on his own label High Culture Recordings and Rise Artists Ltd. This release is revealed after Mistajam’s recent BBC Radio premiere, an accolade following the wave of success surrounding his recent dancefloor hit Hot Body Gal feat. Richie Loop supported by Sir David Rodigan, Seani B and Toddla T across BBC Radio One, 1Xtra and Kiss Fm alongside worldwide festival and club appearances. Champion Sound features Jamaican dancehall artist Assassin, who appeared on Kanye West’s last album “Yeezus” on the track “I’m In It’ and was mastered at Metropolis Studios by Stuart Hawkes whose previous works include Basement Jaxx, Rudimental and Maverick Sabre.
Benny Page notes his influences were initially drawn from
his Dad’s records whilst growing up, listening to Led Zepplin, Black Sabbath to Bob Marley and Marvin Gaye. He started his musical zeal performing guitar and drums in live bands up until when he discovered Electronic music which intensified his passion to build his career as an Electronic songwriter and producer. This led to Shy FX signing Benny Page to his now legendary Digital Soundboy label kick starting his professional career with his 2006 dancefloor anthem “Turn Down The Lights”. This was followed by an array of seminal ragga jungle cuts, as well as numerous well received productions across the dance music spectrum. Since then Benny Page has produced tracks for Sony, Universal and London Records remixing artists such as Jessie J, Tinnie Tempah, Misha B, Snoop Lion, Arlisa & Nas.
After a number of years establishing international recognition; Benny Page has evolved his sound initiating the start of this unique album project. Benny Page recently spent time in Jamaica discovering first hand the famous rhythms and basslines of the island that are so key to his music. In just over two weeks Benny Page recorded twenty two Jamaican vocalists in what he describes as a musically insightful experience redirecting his techniques into a new sound that he is happy to be revealing. Benny Page’s main objectives on the island was to achieve a more authentic and diverse sound, managing all the studio recordings directly in a more traditional and personal songwriting process. Other Jamaican vocal legends who are set to appear on his forthcoming album include; Big Youth, Beenie Man, Spice, Popcaan and Protoje. Benny Page teamed up with Richie Loop on his first single for the Moombahton driven Hot Body Gal, a hit in Jamaica and continuing to impact worldwide leaving fans eagerly awaiting this highly anticipated follow up.
Already receiving numerous plays on national radio and media attention, Champion Sound displays Benny Page’s production techniques in a new form with his fresh 140bpm sound. The track infuses elements of Dancehall, Reggae, Breakbeat and Drum and Bass producing a high energy beat with a vibrant horn section, graced by the hard hitting vocal prowess of heavyweight Dancehall artist Assassin. Well suited for the summer festival period, Champion Sound has all the ingredients for a sort after summer anthem.
To celebrate the release of Champion Sound. Benny Page has a European launch tour and will be debuting his Benny Page LIVE single launch concert hosted by Mama Group on 11th September at the Jazz Café. The new show involves live horns, live percussion, two new MCs and visuals from Jamaica.
Expect imminent updates as Benny Page’s already flourishing career takes a step onto a whole new exciting level.
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