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Video: Benji B and String Ensemble Cover Flying Lotus, TNGHT, James Blake and More

Video: Benji B and String Ensemble Cover Flying Lotus, TNGHT, James Blake and More

benji b strings Video: Benji B and String Ensemble Cover Flying Lotus, TNGHT, James Blake and MoreLast night, acclaimed DJ Benji B took over the BBC Radio 1 airwaves to stream his live performance at Maida Vale studios with a 16-member string ensemble and arranger Grant Windsor. Together, for nearly an hour’s time, they performed and complemented tracks by the likes of Flying Lotus, TNGHT, James Blake, Drake, Dwele, and much more. It’s pretty incredible to hear just how fully fleshed-out some cuts, like FlyLo’s “Do the Astral Plane”, becomes with such a huge string section. Now, if only we had a download of the audio, the cypher would be complete.

Watch the performance and peep the set list below. Stream it here. Hat tip to reader Suraj Patra. [via]

Set list:

  1. Dwele – A.N.G.E.L
  2. Flying Lotus – Do The Astral Plane
  3. Ossie – Love Crazy
  4. Bok Bok – Silo Pass
  5. Wiley – Highs n Lows
  6. S-X – Bricks
  7. Timberland – Ayo Technology (Instrumental)
  8. TNGHT – Higher Ground
  9. Kanye West – Clique
  10. Drake – Headlines
  11. Jeremih – All The Time
  12. Raphael Saadiq – Skyy Can You Feel Me