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ARTIST
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Shake a Leg
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CD

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NUP 001CD NUP 001CD
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RELEASE DATE
8/6/2013

Mr. Benn (aka Ben Menter) is a name that has been bubbling away on the Bristol scene for many years, having released a number of records on the local Leisure imprint and running nights around the Stokes Croft area for many moons. Reared on a diet of Aswad, The Specials, and King Tubby, with '90s hip-hop as a backdrop as well as an emergent jungle scene, the musical influences behind his sound are wide. However, his more recent involvement with the Bristol Hifi Soundsystem (alongside Massive Attack's Daddy G) has seen him digging deeper into his reggae roots for this, his debut album. Shake a Leg is truly a labor of love, taking almost four years to complete and has seen Ben collaborate with some of his musical heroes such as The Ragga Twins, Tenor Fly and Top Cat -- all certified veterans of the UK reggae scene. There are also a number of lesser-known talents such as up-and-coming star Eva Lazarus, Canada's MC Zulu, Jamaica's Peppery, and Nanci Corriea from the Congo Natty crew, not forgetting Toddla T's main hypeman Serocee, who featured on the lead single from the album Rising Star. Taking in dub, roots, dancehall, bashment, hip-hop, house, soca and dubstep, it is sure to be the soundtrack to many a summer festival.