Just after announcing his retirement about a year ago, dubstep DJ/producer Benga is priming for a return to music in the new year. The Croydon native opened up in a series of tweets earlier this year about his struggles with bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia. In a recent interview with the Guardian, the 29-year-old bass DJ – who’s one third of London outfit Magnetic Man alongside Skream and Artwork – revealed the loneliness and shame he once felt: “There’s a lot of stigma around sectioning, as if it’s something you couldn’t possibly do to another person. A lot of people are scared. But it needs to be done,” he said. “The stigma around it is what makes you so alone…. Nobody recognizes it.”
Benga performed his first DJ set over a year back in September at Bestival in England and is slated to play at London club, Fabric, in February. He is reportedly working on new material for 2016 as well.