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Bensley releases ‘Hard Times’ on RAM Records

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Ahead of the release of his eagerly awaited second album, Bensley releases his next single ‘Hard Times’. Featuring the sumptuous vocals of Emer Dineen, ‘Hard Times’ drops via RAM Records on 21 June.

Already sounding like a classic, ‘Hard Times’ shows why Bensley is deemed one of the D&B scene’s most exciting and inventive producers. The way he fuses Drum & Bass with elements of Jazz is elegant. Bensley expertly layers melancholic piano chords with a modulated bassline. Add this to his impressive alto saxophone playing and combining the rich, soulful vocals of Emer Dineen. It’s a work of art.

‘Hard Times’ features clips from an interview that Paul Desmond did with Charlie Parker, who are two of his favourite saxophonists.

The new single is an exciting taster for what listeners can expect from Bensley’s second album. ‘Muskoka’ is scheduled for release in July on RAM Records.

Bensley’s ground-breaking 2015 debut album ‘Next Generation’ won him widespread acclaim from leading selectors. These industry heads included  Zane Lowe, MistaJam, Friction, Zeds Dead and DJ Fresh. ‘Next Generation’ was followed by singles ‘Outsider’, ‘Tiptoe’, and ‘Slither’. Furthermore, there were official remixes for Flux Pavilion, Azari & III, and Camo & Krooked.

We can’t wait for his new album ‘Muskoka’ to drop. Because, if it’s anything like this and his previous release ‘Kilauea‘ fans are gonna be in for a treat!

Check out Bensley ‘Hard Times’ ft. Emer Dineen below and grab a copy here

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