Hot on the heels of his sizzling “Alive” remix for Zeds Dead that’s still burning up the dancefloor, Bensley continues to drop jaws as he forges his own path through the world of bass music. Perhaps best known for launching his career with boundary pushing drum and bass on Ram Records, the ever-impressive artist has continued to evolve and mature into a sound that’s all his own.
The latest single from Bensley is called “No Problems” and dives deep into melodic trap/wave/bass/dubstep territory. But for now, don’t worry about trying to fit it in a box, the tune is designed to be listened to from top to bottom as an immersive experience. From the dark and nostalgic vibes of the intro that ease us into the breakbeat and vocal driven shuffle of the tune proper all the way through to the hands in the air chords that announce the flip into dubstep/bass territory, it’s obvious we’re in the hands of a master.
When asked about the turn into dubstep territory and bass music in general as of late, Bensley is the first to admit that dubstep was a huge reason he got into producing in his teen years. Influenced by the likes of Flux Pavilion, Doctor P, Skream & Benga, and Zeds Dead, it’s easy to see how a tune like “No Problems” aims to capture some of the energy and nostalgia of that earlier dubstep sound that’s had such a huge impact on him and the scene as a whole.
“No Problems” drops today via Nightmode, the imprint of popular Switch streamer Jericho, so strap on your VR gear, prepare for a deep dive into Bensley’s corner of the metaverse, and lock yours in here.