Russell Elevado

A virtuoso engineer tells of making classics for D'Angelo, Badu and The Roots

Interviewer

Benji B

Via his defining, midweek Deviation club night in London—which has now travelled the globe for editions in multiple world capitals—and his must-listen weekly show on BBC Radio 1, Benji B blurs genre lines more dauntlessly than most DJs of his generation. Inspired equally by a myriad of soul, jazz, hip hop, dance music, and the young crop of artists and producers he champions, Benji B is at once tastemaker, intrepid selector, and astute club DJ.