GoldRush is the new video series created by The Gold Room Music and Media Studio team that puts the spotlight on the producers of the DMV. Take a peek behind the curtain and witness producers from all genres creating magic from scratch.
In this edition we catch up with the Baltimore based beatsmith, Benjamin Banger. You can always expect Banger to the bring the bump to your track with a unique flair.
Some words from the man himself below
"My style is very versatile. I've been influenced by boom bap, trap music and hardcore/hardstyle techno so none of my work comes out sounding the same. I call my sound in particular B.A.N.G Music. I think that sound comes out the most when I combine 2 or more of the elements that have inspired me to produce music. Some of my favorite producers are Just Blaze, AraabMuzik, Timbaland, and WhereIsAlex, Just to name a few. I have too many favorites to mention lol. As far as accomplishments go, I produced the homecoming song for Baltimore City College. So now the alumni association is trying to work on a music/art scholarship cuz it was so icy lol. I'm a 2 time winner at House Studio's iProduce showcase, I performed at Artscape last year, and most importantly I've managed to craft a sound that has never been done before and that's key (at least to me) in an over saturated market where everyone sounds the same"
I've been producing since I was 16 and decided to take it serious at 18. My favorite software is FL Studio 9. I still low key only use that version to this day. It just feels the best to me. I try to have my music feel as fluid as possible. I don't like dead loops so I switch things up as the song progresses. I'm a huge advocate of instrumental hip hop or just instrumental music period. I want my music to bump whether it has an artist on it or not. At the end of the day I want people to know BenJamin Banger as an artist before just "producer". Its bigger then rap beats.