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BenZel – “Waiting” (Feat. Ben Abraham)

BenZel — the production duo made up of Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch’s Ben Ash — have been responsible for some great tracks so far, including a bunch of songs on Jessie Ware’s Tough Love and some solid stuff of their own, most of which was collected on their debut EP Men. Their latest,… More »

By: James Rettig / May 5, 2015 - 6:39 pm

Jai Paul – “Str8 Outta Mumbai (BenZel Remix)”

The last we heard from British beatmaker Jai Paul, he was hanging out in a studio with Miguel and cleaning up the mess after demos of his debut album got leaked. Well, good things come to those who wait, and BenZel’s down-tempo redux of the glitchy yet groovy single “Str8 Outta Mumbai” is definitely a… More »

By: Aaron Lindenberg / March 11, 2015 - 3:15 pm

BenZel – “Touch” (Feat. Ryn Weaver) & “Four” (Feat. Juicy J & Cashmere Cat)

Benny Blanco and Ben Ash of Two Inch Punch, the production duo known as BenZel, were deeply involved in some of the best pop music of the year including Jessie Ware’s Tough Love and Ryn Weaver’s Promises EP. They’re getting ready to release an EP called MEN, and today they shared a new song from… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 7, 2014 - 10:51 am

Watch Jessie Ware & BenZel Break Down “Say You Love Me”

Jessie Ware broke down her new song “Say You Love Me” for The Guardian’s Behind The Beat video series. The song was co-written by Ed Sheeran and produced by BenZel (Benny Bianco and Two Inch Punch, who both appear in the video). “My voice is definitely more up front in this record and that wa… More »

By: James Rettig / September 17, 2014 - 9:36 am

Jessie Ware – “Say You Love Me”

Devotion was the kind of debut album that can loom over an artist’s entire career, never to be repeated. But judging from these early singles, Jessie Ware’s sophomore effort Tough Love is going to be even better than Devotion. We’ve already heard the simmering title track and the misty “Share It All.” Now comes the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 12, 2014 - 2:38 pm

BenZel & Stevie Neale – “Wasted Love”

The majority of BenZel’s tracks have the word love in the title: their Jessie Ware collaborations “If You Love Me” and “Tough Love,” their beautiful original “Fallin’ Love.” It’s an interesting commonality but one that makes absolute sense — all of their production is warm and inviting and their new song “Wasted Love” is no… More »

By: James Rettig / August 7, 2014 - 9:34 am

Jessie Ware & BenZel – “If You Love Me” Video

When British soul singer Jessie Ware teamed up with the teenage Japanese production duo BenZel to cover “If You Love Me,” Brownstone’s 1994 R&B hit, the result was one of the most tender and unexpected musical surprises of the year. And now that cover has a video, from director Haley Wollens, in which we see… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 21, 2012 - 10:08 am

Jessie Ware & BenZel – “If You Love Me” Video

The London soul singer Jessie Ware released the utterly amazing debut album Devotion earlier this year, and now she’s teamed up with BenZel, a duo of teenage Japanese producers based in New York, to cover “If You Love Me,” a 1994 hit for the R&B group Brownstone. That might not look particularly exciting on paper,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 6, 2012 - 3:53 pm