BENJAMIN comes back full force with two back-to-back modern soul burners. Side A, ‘Those Memories (Sneak Up On Me)’ is a mid-tempo live funk track, originally created for the infamous Toulouse Soul Club party in southern France. With a driving guitar/bassline combo, slinking funky drums and swelling synth lines, BENJAMIN encourages you to leave the past behind, never looking into the “rear view” mirror of love. On the B side, Cherries’ co-founder, DJ Shred One, serves up a stripped down extended edit version of ‘This Time’. Deeply influenced by the Chicago “steppers” sound, ‘This Time’ is a smooth and sultry quiet stormer, custom made for those who like their dance music sexy, sophisticated, cold and grown. It is the perfect 45 for the cool out hour, when it’s the lovers’ turn to take over the dancefloor.
Ben Pirani and Ben Carey are both sons of the Midwest (Chicago/Minneapolis), who grew up in musical families, founded long-running soul DJ nights (Windy City Soul Club/ Hot Pants MPLS), and independently produced original music. BENJAMIN’s sound stems from a wide range of musical influences grown out of years of DJing, record collecting and playing in various bands since the 1990s. Their upcoming LP Cherries release “Arriving” zeros in squarely on modern soul and 80’s funk.
A. Those Memories (Sneak Up On Me) (4:30)
B. This Time (Shred One Edit) (4:39) Available from 19.06.2015