Dj Benji: I am originally from Chatham, Kent and have been into music pretty much all my life.
I was shown scratching by one of dads friends but was told never to do it because it would ruin the records, but then after seeing a DMC routine on TV shown to me by one of my uncles, I tried to copy them anyway. I got seriously into DJing in secondary school around 1997 hanging around after school at a friends house messing around trying to mix and scratch with hip hop and jungle, with other friends rapping on the mic.
I quickly got hooked on the art of mixing and began to spend my money on records. When I was younger I would practice all the time and make a new mixtape every couple of weeks and beg my mates to listen.
After a few years practice people started to really like my mixtapes and at a friends house party someone suggested I try get a club night as a DJ.
I have DJ’ed at quite a few places over the years big and small, here in the UK, Ibiza and Tenerife.
More recently I was one of the resident DJs at the gallery nightclub in my local town Maidstone.