It may be hard to believe, but names like Sub Focus, Culture Shock, and Rene LaVice have all been signed to Ram based off demos that were submitted to Ram HQ. But none have had quite the success that 20-year old Toronto native Bensley has had right out of the gate.
After submitting a demo to Ram when he was only 19 years old, the label quickly put him on lock, asking him to keep all of his music offline. When the announcement went out early last year that Ram had signed Audio, Stealth and Bensley to the imprint exclusively, the name Bensley immediately stood out. No one had heard of him, and a quick check on the internet yielded no results.
Flash-forward to the present and the first release from the Ram prodigy has finally surfaced, with word of a full-on LP (aptly titled Next Generation) set to drop in early April. Centered on an ethereal, melody-driven soundscape, “Fandango” hints at the technical prowess and emotional depth that is sure to become the signature Bensley sound. For now, strap on your headphones, close your eyes, and check the future.