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Benedek “Bene’s World” (Leaving Records)

Modern Funk

via LR: Get 2 know Nicky Benedek: a producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and DJ.

His compositions bridge the nebulous territories of house, boogie, hip-hop, jazz-fusion and experimental new age.

Born and bred in Los Angeles, Benedek began pulling inspiration from the city’s structural and visual dichotomies at a young age. He picked up a guitar at 9 years-old, taking note of any and all sonic surroundings, from prevalent West Coast G-Funk to the synthesized sound effects in video games to a Herbie Hancock record pulled from his dad’s collection. Amongst a complex set of influences, funk took a hold on his heart by high school.

“Bene’s World” is Benedek’s second Leaving Records release, following last year’s “Coolin’ EP” as well as a full-length debut on the influential Peoples Potential Unlimited label. His catalogue also includes collaborations with Dam-Funk, Delroy Edwards and Tom Noble. Recorded between his Koreatown studio and the West LA home he grew up in, “Bene’s World” captures the characteristically-LA mingling of urban action and canyon seclusion.

“Bene’s World” releases July 28, 2017 on Leaving Records

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