Benji Boko has his sights set on collaborating with Damon Albarn.
Following the release of his debut album, ‘Beats, Treats, and all things Unique’ in June – the dance musician is working on his ultimate musical goal of collaborating with the musician, wjho is a member of both Gorillaz and Blur.
He said: “I’d love to work with Damon Albarn and the Gorillaz – I haven’t approached any of them yet because I’m not in a position for them to want to do that with me. I know that I’m not ready.
“I need to get a good remix and a really good album arsenal under my belt before I can do that because at the moment it feels like I don’t have enough ammo. I need to get more ammo and then I’ll be in a position to get to those people but I definitely set my goals high and if Damon is reading – he needs to get in touch!”
The producer has previously collaborated with a string of artists including Roots Manuva, Beardyman and Deuce Eclipse – but he counts his biggest accomplishment to date as getting vocalist Maxi Jazz from Faithless on his single ‘Where My Heart Is’.
He added: “I wasn’t star struck by Maxi. He’s such a nice and normal guy so that made it easy. We just hung out for the day in the studio and went to watch the formula one in Brighton – then went back to the studio and recorded before he drove back up to London.
“Since then I’ve been working on bits and bobs with him and we’re hopefully doing a few more collaborations and remixes so it’s all good.”
Benji’s debut album ‘Beats Treats and All Things Unique’ is out now.
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