Benny Mails is a rapper, producer and DJ from South London.
South London's Benny Mails, has a dense and free sound. There's a special layer of pressure that sits on top of all the songs he writes that are closest to his heart. He is an advocate for music that's not easy to listen to and doesn’t have any intentions of changing that with force. He doesn’t shy away from being vulnerable on his tracks e.g. opening up about his ADHD and moments of anxiety, which is often “spewed” on top of his verses.
Benny knows his thoughts and feelings are here to stay longer than he is meant to and acknowledges to take full responsibility for his words - “if I don't speak my mind on the status quo today, the bars I write tomorrow will feel like a catch- up.”
Following Benny’s previous release ‘Time’ he’s had radio play from Tiffany Calver (BBC 1Xtra), Jamz Supernova (BBC 1Xtra), Esi (Kiss FM), Nick Gibbons (Reprezent), Oh Annie Oh (Reprezent), Lashawna Rose (Reprezent), Shaun Sky (No Signal). He also headlined an intimate gig at the Levi’s UK head office on the day of release.
Benny recently curated a 6 month long project with Nike & SNS supporting 15 up-and-coming musicians in London by providing 6 weeks of studio time at Miloco’s legendary mix room ‘The Red Room’ in Bermondsey, South London. He also curated a plethora of mentors for the programme including: iOcheffin, Komali Scott Jones, Sheniece Charway, Enny, Elijah (Butterz), Kelvin Krash.
In June, Benny creative directed a live performance with Central Cee for Nike & Nocta (Drake’s brand). He also curated 3 up-and-coming musicians to be invited to the session & receive mentorship from Central Cee.
He continues his residential Music Direction & Sound Design role. Consistently working with Bianca Saunders at Paris Fashion Week, curating soundtracks. He also Dj’d alongside Yves Tumor, Earl Sweatshirt & Amine whilst in Paris.