Oct 302014
 

Meghan_Trainor_-_All_About_That_Bass_(Official_Single_Cover)[1]While Bentley’s latest album “Defying Gravity” continues to make an impact with his fans as well as on YouTube, he’s still managing to find time to help out other artists with his incredible studio skills. Next waiting patiently in line for his notorious PHUNKSTAR treatment is none other than Meghan Trainor who wasn’t content with simply dominating the charts around the world with her debut “All About That Bass” – with Bentley’s help she wants to dominate the clubs too.

Ben’s PHUNKSTAR remix of “All About That Bass” has already been selected by DMC DJs to be Remix of the Week as well as featuring as the opening track on “The Best of DMC 23″ collection despite only recently being produced! The mix will also be sent to club and radio promo next week.

Check out Meghan’s original video for “All About That Bass” below.

Defying Gravity is out now!!

 Posted by at 9:07 am on October 15, 2014
Oct 152014
 

DG_catalogueshot_800x800The long journey that has led Bentley through his latest album’s production is almost at an end. “Defying Gravity” is available now from all online retailers as well as right here on BentleyJones.com.

Over 2 years in the making, this is Bentley’s biggest album to date encompassing the singles “Evolve” and “Nothing. Everything.” as well as the long awaited theme from Capcom’s “Devil May Cry 4″… a reworking of “新世紀エヴァンゲリオン” from “Neon Genesis Evangelion”… a co-write with Final Fantasy artist Frances Maya… music videos shot on location around Europe… his most elaborate album artwork to date… and his first ever CD+DVD release. With first run pre-orders selling out within 12 hours this could very well be Bentley’s most successful release to date.

Click here to preview and buy “Defying Gravity: Deluxe Edition”

In the early hours Bentley revealed his latest music video from the album for the track “Axiomatis”, which was created with his fans and even features some of them in the video.

Aug 052014
 

Neon.Genesis.Evangelion.full_.1353773[1]After confirmation from Capcom that the long-awaited “Devil’s Cry” from the video-game series “Devil May Cry” will be featured on Bentley’s forthcoming album “Defying Gravity”, another thought-to-be-lost track is confirmed to be re-recorded and rearranged for the new release. This time it’s the legendary theme from the Japanese anime Evangelion [新世紀エヴァンゲリオン] – “Zankoku na tenshi no teze” [残酷な天使のテーゼ].

Bentley originally recorded this cover for the anime project “WE Я ANIMADE” back in 2011 which was eventually abandoned in lieu of his sequel album “TRANS//LATION 2”. After several live performances of the song and it recently airing on internet radio, TV Tokyo have officially confirmed that Bentley’s cover will feature on his forthcoming album “Defying Gravity” with explicit approval of Ben’s brand new arrangement, significantly different to the original, from the original composers.

Just like “Devil’s Cry”, “Zankoku” has been given some spit and polish including brand new vocals to bring it up-to-date with Bentley’s latest work. “Defying Gravity” has now finished production and a release date is expected to be announced soon. In the meantime, the singles “Evolve” and “Nothing. Everything.” are available now.

Jul 212014
 

Frances MayaDespite sporting a new Westernised image and sound, Bentley hasn’t forgotten his Japanese roots and has collaborated with Frances Maya – known for contributing her vocals on several Final Fantasy soundtracks amongst other projects – who has written lyrics for the Japanese version of “Nothing. Everything.”, the original English version being the second single from the forthcoming album “Defying Gravity”.

Frances and Bentley previously worked together while promoting his album “UPGRADE 1.0” in Japan and have been good friends ever since.

“Frances is such a wonderful person and talented artist,” says Bentley. “I’m truly grateful to have her beautiful words on this album and hopefully work with her again in the future!”

The release date of the new album “Defying Gravity” is expected to be announced soon. In the meantime you can check out the preceding singles “Evolve” and “Nothing. Everything”.

Jul 012014
 

radiosega-1-620x350[1]Bentley is booked in to be RadioSEGA‘s next special guest on their next Live Lounge session. Tune in this Thursday at 8pm BST to hear him take questions and play some never before heard tunes!

Ariana Grande is no Problem for brand new PHUNKSTAR remix

 Posted by at 1:39 pm on June 27, 2014
Jun 272014
 

Ben has been super busy pushing his forthcoming album “Defying Gravity” into the final stages of production, putting other projects temporarily on hold. But nothing could stop him booking in Ariana Grande in for his PHUNKSTAR remix treatment with her smasher “Problem” featuring Iggy Azalea. Already a monster hit across the pond, Bentley’s official remix will go to club and radio promo in time for its UK release next week.

Jun 232014
 

Devil May Cry 4It’s been a long while in the making, but finally video-game publisher Capcom have confirmed that Bentley’s rearrangement of the Devil May Cry 4 theme “Shall Never Surrender” entitled “Devil’s Cry” shall receive an official release on Bentley’s forthcoming album.

An early version of Bentley’s “Devil’s Cry” was uploaded to YouTube 3 years ago and has garnered nearly half a million hits without receiving any form of release. This version had approval from the original franchise’s lead composer Tetsuya Shibata, who has discussed collaborating with Bentley later this year.

Now Capcom have given approval for a new official version to be released as part of the CD edition of Bentley’s forthcoming album titled “Defying Gravity”. The new version will be re-recorded and revamped to bring it up-to-date with the album’s style and sound.

Bentley’s new album has been preceded by the singles “Evolve” and “Nothing. Everything.” out now.

Nothing. Everything. – new single out today!!

 Posted by at 5:15 pm on June 16, 2014
Jun 162014
 

Nothing. Everything.

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16th June 2014
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01 Nothing. Everything. (Original Mix)4.11£0.69
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02 Nothing. Everything. (Instrumental)4.11£0.69
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May 202014
 

Bentley is officially collaborating with UK-based Shrewsbury College and they are holding open auditions for dancers to participate in his next music video!

The collaboration formed after Bentley composed several pieces for the college’s forthcoming dance showcase. Bentley also performed alongside dance artist and choreographer Poppy Mansfield in the Birmingham Opera Company’s successful production of “Khovanskygate” this year. Inspiration from his recent dance experience has already been reflected in his new video for the single “Evolve”, a theme he wishes to continue with this next project.

“I wanted “Evolve” to be a performance piece to show people where I am right now,” explains Ben. “The next video “Nothing. Everything.” has a narrative which helps tell the song’s story. For “I Have Loved” I want to combine both – a performance piece that will tell the story of the song.”

Poppy

“I am looking forward to collaborating with Bentley,” expresses Poppy. “I am interested in integrating various dance styles, questioning how a performer presents themselves and crafting all the bewildering space in between. ”

Ben and Poppy are looking for dancers of all ages, backgrounds and experience to perform a contemporary piece for the video shoot. Dancers must be flexible to attend several rehearsals held at Shrewsbury College as well as the video shoot itself. Dancers under 16 years old will need written permission and clearance to be filmed from their parent or guardian.

Auditions will be held on 28th May 2014 11.30am at Shrewsbury College (Performing Arts Block), London Road, Shrewsbury, SY2 6PR, UK. For more information and details please contact Poppy Mansfield – poppy.yumi@hotmail.co.uk.

NEW SINGLE: “Evolve” out now!

 Posted by at 1:00 am on May 2, 2014
May 022014
 

01 Evolve (Original Mix)4.12£0.69
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02 Evolve (PHUNKSTAR Vocal Mix)5.53£0.69
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03 Evolve (Instrumental)4.12£0.69
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04 Evolve (PHUNKSTAR Radio Mix)3.35Free Download
05 Evolve (Vocal Stem)4.03Free Download

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