Ben ‘Benny L’ Love is one of the most promising newcomers in drum & bass, and his recent EP on Metalheadz Platinum has also made him the youngest artist on Goldie's imprint. The story of how this transpired pretty much reads like a fairy tale in drum & bass folklore. The story begins when the fledgling producer sent his freshly minted track Low Blow to the one of the best respected heads in the game, Randall. The man Randall then dropped it at one of the biggest D&B gatherings in the calendar, Sun & Bass festival, when an excited Goldie jumped on the decks and instigated a rewind for the killer cut. It wasn’t signed right away though, it was when Goldie got hold of a video of the scene after someone had filmed the incident, the Metalheadz don called up Love to sign him for an EP on his offshoot label. It’s the kind of stuff that dreams are made of.
Sonically speaking, Love is probably best known for his use of heavy, dragging basslines and much of his success most definitely has been fostered by support from the number of the scene’s veterans. Early in his career his first tracks were signed by Shimon for Audioporn. Not only has Randall been playing out Love’s production in his but he’s also signed a track to his latest Pieces compilation and more of Love’s material has been heard being played out by Doc Scott and DJ Marky, too. With an appearance from the rising star happening in RM2 on 10th November, we contacted him to deliver a FABRICLIVE Promo Mix to represent his sound. For his mix, he submitted an eclectic mix of tough and upfront drum & bass combining classic rollers and fresh jump-up focussed fully on the dancefloor.