Album: Benga, Diary of an Afro Warrior (Tempa)

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He's just 21, but Beni Adejumo has been making dubstep records since the mutant grime/dub/breakbeat genre first emerged five years ago, and anticipation for his first LP has been building for a while.

With daytime radio play for its instrumental lead single, "Night", a syncopated yet simple and catchy confection of bleeps and bass, Benga may just be the one to nudge dubstep overground. 'Diary...' isn't particuarly polished in its production, but it is alternately spacious and busy in all the right places, dynamic, fiercely uncompromising and entirely accessible.