Two artists go by the name Beni/BENI, one is from Australia, the other is from Japan. |
1. Beni, full name Bennie Single, is an electronic producer/DJ from Sydney, Australia. Getting a start in the industry with outfit The Bang Gang Deejays as DJ Damage, Beni later formed Riot in Belgium with Joel Dickson of Cut Copy. As half of Riot In Belgium, Beni found fans in 2 Many DJs, Tiga, and the most stylish label head in Europe, Headman, who signed them to his Relish imprint. |Since Riot in Belgium disbanded in 2008, Beni has gone on to produce solo, with remixes of Sneaky Sound System’s “Kansas City” (2008), Digitalism’s “Pogo” (2008), La Roux’s “Quicksand” (2009) and Tiga’s “Shoes” (2009). In November 2008, Beni released his first solo production titled “My Love Sees you”, which saw underground success in the club scene, being included on various compilation mixes including the Ministry of Sound’s “Clubber’s Guide to Spring 2008”, “The Annual 2009” and The Bang Gang’s “D is for Disco, E is for Dancing”. Beni’s follow up track, “Fringe Element (Shorts Like Me Edit)”, sees its release in mid-2009 and is already featured on Kitsune Maison 7.|www.myspace.com/listentobeni. Released in September 2009 on Kitusne / etcetc, Beni’s latest “Maximus” featuring vocals by Sam Sparro has a killer acompanying music video directed by Moopjaw which had 50,000 hits in the first few days of release!
2. BENI (Full name Beni Arashiro), born March 30, 1986 in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan is a Pop and R&B singer-songwriter, who debuted in 2004 under the Avex Trax label. In 2008, Arashiro left Avex Trax and transferred to Universal Music Japan where she started to perform under the mononym, BENI. Her first single under the mononym BENI was released December 2008 and was called もう二度と… (Mou Nido to…) and her first album, Bitter & Sweet, was released on September 2nd 2009 and reached #5 on Oricon.