Whether a fan of dubstep or not there’s no denying the significant part Benga has played in what has been one the largest UK dance music breakthrough genres of the last fifteen years. Now after spending the last few years plying his trade in front of huge audiences alongside other electronic music mainstays at sold out shows and festivals the affable DJ and producer has sensationally revealed that he is calling it a day musically.
The reason behind his sudden and dramatic retirement? He’s recently become engaged to partner Holly-Jae Treadgold and plans to turn his back on the music world after a storied career full of highs to settle down and start a family. Whilst we’re naturally disappointed we won’t be seeing Benga in action ever again (by himself or as one third of Magnetic Man alongside Skream & Artwork) we’d like to thank him for his work over the years and wish him well for the future. We know you’ve got plenty of stories to tell your kids about your life as an international DJ when they grow up!